Security forces combating terrorists in Pakistan as country’s newly elected parliament set to open

An intense exchange of fire between Pakistan’s security forces and terrorists resulted in the death of 6 militants and injury of 1 soldier during an intelligence-based operation in North Waziristan district, Dawn online newspaper reported yesterday.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s president, Alvi, decided to summon the inaugural session of the National Assembly on Thursday after signing a summary following a late-night development.

The decision came after earlier reluctance due to incomplete representation in the house. The summoning was approved with reservations in hopes of resolving issues related to reserved seats for women and religious minorities.

Despite reservations, the president approved the session following disappointment over irregularities in the electoral process and government formation.

The PTI, whose members have joined a new party to secure more seats, supported the decision, while the Election Commission is yet to allocate reserved seats based on the party’s winning seats.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led coalition holds over 150 out of 266 direct seats in the National Assembly and has nominated Shehbaz Sharif for a second term as the candidate for the position of Prime Minister.

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