Later, Musharraf is scheduled to hold a formal discussion with Gilani. More than 500 invitations have been sent to all the important political and other personalities, including PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz Sharif and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. A section of Pakistan press had earlier reported that both Nawaz Sharif and Zardari might not attend the oath-taking ceremony. However, the ruling alliance led by PML-Q has announced not to attend the oath-taking ceremony, The News reported. The National Assembly on Monday elected PPP's Gilani as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan with a thumping majority. Gilani bagged 264 votes. The rival candidate Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi of the PML-Q and its allies secured only 42 votes. The National Assembly has total strength of 342 members, but its existing strength is 330 as 12 seats are vacant.