Imran Khan sworn in as new Prime Minister of Pakistan

Imran Khan sworn in as new PM of Pakistan


Islamabad: An Oxford educated and world renowned cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan was on Saturday sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the 65-year-old former captain of Pakistan cricket team.

Mr Khan took the oath in Urdu.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Khan was elected as the Prime Minister after he outvoted opposition and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Shahbaz Sharif in the election at the Pakistan’s National Assembly on Friday.

Mr Khan polled votes of 176 members – four more than the required 172. His opponent, Shahbaz Sharif, received 96 votes.

Former Indian cricket star and Congress Minister in Punjab government Navjot Singh Sidhu was among the special guests invited.


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