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Watch Video: Imran Khan, Pakistan's newly sworn PM fumbles during oath-taking speech at the President House in Islamabad

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 August 2018, 12:00 IST

Cricketer-turned-politician and PTI chief sworn as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister under the administration of President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House in Islamabad. However, during the oath-taking ceremony, the newly elected Prime Minister Khan fumbled during his oath-taking speech. Well, he fumbled not once but twice. His blunder made him smile in a positive gesture.

In the occasion of Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Punjab Minister and former cricketer, Navjyot Singh Sidhu has arrived at the neighbouring country on Friday to attend Khan’s oath-taking ceremony. Islamabad: Navjot Singh Sidhu was seated next to President of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir(PoK) Masood Khan at Imran Khan's oath ceremony.

“I have come here as a friend, as a goodwill messenger. I have brought a Kashmiri shawl as a gift for Khan. I love Kashmiri shawls and I have many. It is a symbol of love,” he told Pakistani media after entering the country via the Attari-Wagah border.

In the 15th National Assembly election held on July 25, Imran Khan's PTI emerged as the largest party by securing 116 seats. Opposition parties Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 64 and 43 seats respectively.

On Friday, of the total National Assembly members, 176 voted in favour of Khan, while his opponent, Shahbaz received 96 votes. After which PTI chief Khan was elected as Pakistan's 22nd PM.

Party leaders Asad Qaiser, Chaudhry Sarwar and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi will be taking up the positions of National Assembly speaker, Punjab governor and Punjab Assembly speaker respectively for the new Imran Khan-led Pakistan's PTI government.

 

Also read: Imran Khan Swearing-in: Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister administered by President Mamnoon Hussain

First published: 18 August 2018, 11:53 IST
 
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