Imran's party, allies secure over 180 seats in NA: Fawad Chaudhry

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party and its allies have secured over 180 seats in the National Assembly, a senior party leader said, days after Imran Khan was nominated by his party for the next prime minister of Pakistan.

The party has already claimed to have crossed the magical figure of 172 required to secure simple majority in the 342-seat National Assembly.

After receiving support from Balochistan Awami Party-Mengal, the PTI and its allies have crossed the 180 seats mark in the National Assembly, party spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry tweeted.

BNP-M agreed to extend its support to the PTI in the National Assembly as the two parties signed a deal that PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said would "strengthens viewpoints at the centre", 'Geo TV' reported.

Under the agreement between the two parties, the demographic identity of Balochistan will be preserved whereas dams will be built to curb the risk of relocation.

(Agencies)