Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new PM

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His only rival, Shahbaz Sharif of the ousted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), won 96 votes, Qaiser said, with some opposition parties including the third-largest Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) abstaining from the vote.

In the July 25 elections, Imran Khan's PTI won 116 of the directly contested 272 seats, just 21 short of the halfway mark.

Sparking controversy, South African comedian-TV host Trevor Noah in the latest episode of American show "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah", dubbed Imran Khan as Pakistan's Donald Trump.

He said the political change that had emerged after the recent general elections held in Pakistan was a historical event.

He challenged Khan on his words to the nation and said, "our prime minister-elect has promised a 100-day roadmap".

ISLAMABAD: The newly elected Prime Minister, Imran Khan has announced strict accountability for those who plundered national exchequer in his first address in the National Assembly as PM.

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"My father was never in politics, I had no political experience, I struggled for 22 years and I am proud that we can lead this country to become like what our hero Quaid e Azam envisioned".

Rival parties have alleged "blatant" vote-rigging. The army and Khan's PTI deny any collusion.

Khan, a firebrand nationalist, has promised to create millions of jobs and build world-class hospitals and school systems in the mainly-Muslim country of 208 million people. Sindh province remained in the hands of the PPP.

The Chinese ambassador said Mr Khan time and again had said that Pakistan is eager to learn from China's experience in governance, including anti-corruption, poverty alleviation, environmental protection and urbanization.

He will also have to contend with the same issue as many of his predecessors: how to maintain a balance of power in civil-military relations.

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