Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted on corruption charges, has been rushed to hospital from the prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns.
His brother, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison after the Supreme Court removed him from power.
Members of the new assembly sworn in and plan to elect the speaker and deputy speaker of the house. Imran Khan, former cricket star and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, says it enjoys the backing of 180 lawmakers in the 342-seat assembly.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the party of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, had rejected the incomplete results, but by Friday conceded defeat to Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
After a slow count, Pakistan election officials say Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won 109 of the 269 seats in the National Assembly. Shahbaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League won 63 seats.
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Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam, widely seen as his political heir, gets a seven-year term for her involvement in the corruption case that centred around the purchase of luxury flats in London.
Protests continue in several cities against the rape and killing of a minor girl, with local media reporting the possibility of a serial killer behind a series of cases against minors since last year.
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