Ex-Pakistan premier Imran Khan’s party nominates Omar Ayub as PM candidate

By Thomson Reuters Feb 15, 2024 | 3:25 AM

(Reuters) – The Pakistan Tehreek-Insaaf (PTI) party run by former Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated party general secretary Omar Ayub as its candidate for prime minister, another party leader said on Thursday.

Independent candidates backed by jailed former premier Imran Khan have won 92 seats in last week’s election, making them the largest group, but they cannot form a government on their own, having run as individuals and not a party.

(Writing by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)