Imran Khan sworn in as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Newly-elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has sworn in as 22nd prime minister of the country at a ceremony held at the President House, Today.


Imran Khan posing for a picture clad in black sherwani ahead of Oath-taking ceremony. Photo: PTI social media

President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Mr. Khan at President house in Islamabad.

The oath-taking ceremony began little late than scheduled at 10:10am with National Anthem, followed by recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.

Guests, including Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Bajwa, Punjab Assembly speaker Pervaiz Elahi, caretaker prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk, Ramiz Raja, Indian Cricket star Navjot Singh Sidhu, former National Assembly speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza, Singers Abraar-ul-Haque and Salman Ahmed, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Artist Javed Sheikh, Ramiz Raja, have attended the ceremony.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Zubair Mahmood Hayat and Chief of Air Staff Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan and other diplomatic representatives, government officials and political leaders have also graced the ceremony with their presence.

After swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan headed to the President house, where he was presented with a guard of honour by a contingent drawn from three services.

Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Mr.Khan.

Earlier on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan, as he secured 176 votes votes thrashing Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif.

Cricketer turned politician Imran, who after his 22 years of political struggle ascended to PM slot, as his party emerged victorious in 25th General Election, 2018, marking the second successful democratic transition in Pakistan.



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