Imran Khan is nominated as Pakistan’s PM (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Imran was nominated as PTI candidate for the post during the party's parliamentary committee meeting at a private hotel in Islamabad.

Mr. Imran Khan, born in 1952, founded his own political party in 1996.

To assume office, Imran Khan will face a vote in parliament, in which he will have to defeat a rival candidate fielded by the opposition.

Tahreek-e-Insaf leader Arif Alvi, a lawmaker elected from Karachi, said Khan was formally nominated at a party meeting in Islamabad on August 6th. He was unanimously endorsed, said Shah Mahmood Qureshi, a former Foreign Minister and Party Deputy Leader.

Pakistan’s National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected. A party can only form a government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total.

The Tahreek-e-Insaf party won most parliament seats in last month’s general elections, but fell short of a majority in the assembly./.

Compiled by BTA