Imran Khan is the new Pakistan Prime Minister

18 August 2018, 03:25 PM
Imran Khan is the new Pakistan Prime Minister (Photo: Twitter/@pid_gov)
Imran Khan is the new Pakistan Prime Minister (Photo: Twitter/@pid_gov)

Cricketer-turned-politician and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan took oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan at the President House in Islamabad on Saturday. The oath of Imran, who defeated Shahbaz Sharif-led PML-N in July 25 Pakistan general elections, was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain. The Oxford-educated Pasthun, who launched Tehreek-e-Insaf, which means the movement for justice, in 1996, said that he reached this place after struggling for 22 years. Former Indian cricketer and now a cabinet minister in Punjab government, Navjot Singh Sidhu, was among the special guests invited by Khan's team to attend the ceremony.

Highlights:

#11:00 AM: Has Sidhu given enough ammo to Opposition back home?: Navjot Singh Sidhu was seated next to President of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir(PoK) Masood Khan at Imran Khan's oath ceremony.

#10:55 AM: And he fumbles a bit: Imran Khan fumbles during his oath-taking speech. He took oath as 22nd prime minister of Pakistan.

#10:50 AM: Imran Khan sworn-in as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. 

#10:30 AM: Video of Sidhu meeting with Pak Army chief: Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at #ImranKhan's oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad.

#10:20 AM: Imran's wife also present at ceremony: Imran Khan's wife Bushra Maneka at Khan's oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad Pakistan

#10:00 AM: Sidhu meets Pak Army Chief: Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at #ImranKhan's oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad.

#09:45 AM: Imran' Swearing-in ceremony underway: Cricketer-turned-politician and PTI chief Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony as new Pakistan Prime Minister is underway at President House in Islamabad.

#09:30 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation Live Updates: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan will be sworn-in as new Pakistan Prime Minister. Imran's oath will be administered by President Mamnoon Hussain. Former Indian cricketer and now a cabinet minister in Punjab government, Navjot Singh Sidhu will also attend the ceremony. Stay with us for all the live updates on Imran's swearing-in ceremony.

First Published: Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:48 AM
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