ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain will convene the first session of the new National Assembly on Aug. 13, the assembly’s secretariat said on Friday.
The newly elected assembly members will take their oath of office at the inaugural session, which will be followed by the election of the speaker, deputy speaker and leader of the House. Outgoing Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will administer the oath to the newly elected members.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the July 25 general election, and claims to have mustered enough support for a two-thirds majority in the House, which is mandatory for any party to form a government.
However, other mainstream political parties have joined forces in a bid to bag key positions in the Parliament.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan will be challenged for the premiership by opposition candidate Shahbaz Sharif, former chief minister of Punjab and brother of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan Peoples Party leader Khurshid Shah will contest the position of speaker. The PTI is yet to nominate its candidates for the positions of speaker and deputy speaker.