Imran hits Shahbaz for 176 to become Pakistan's PM

PTI Chairman Imran Khan arriving at Parliament

Mr. Khan will take the oath on Saturday.

Opposition parties allege Mr Khan's path to power was made easier by tacit support of Pakistan's powerful military, which has ruled the country for almost half its history.

Assuring that people who have looted the country will be brought to justice, Khan said that the first thing to be done was to have strict accountability.

Khan shot back that he had "struggled 22 years" to become premier. Only one leader struggled more than me, and that was my hero, Jinnah.

"We will make such an electoral policy where the winners and those who lose will be satisfied with the results", he vowed and added that whoever is saying there was rigging, I ask them to go the courts and the election commission.

He briefly centered his attention towards the protesting opposition and reminded them of their failure to address his concerns when he raised his voice against election rigging during the PML-N government following 2013 general elections.

In Friday's lower house vote, Khan garnered 176 votes to defeat Shehbaz Sharif from the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, who won 96 votes.

And when the PPP decided not to vote "on principle", much of the local press read it as another wedge that the PTI created into the opposition.

In a step towards the realisation of the much-hyped 100-day plan after holding the reins of the government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has made a decision to reshuffle top bureaucracy at both federal and provincial levels, local media reported. The strategy was finalized in a top-level huddle attended by Khan and the senior party leadership on Thursday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu welcomed the "change" in Pakistan brought about by the advent of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.

Earlier, PTI leaders spoke about the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the creation of South Punjab province and giving greater authority to the government in Balochistan, as a part of their plan.

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