PM-elect Imran Khan took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan at a function held at the President House. Khan, who anchored an 80-vote lead over PML-N’s PM chosen one Shehbaz Sharif, was administered the oath by President Mamnoon Hussain.
The oath was attended by the nation’s best political and military pioneers. First Lady Bushra Imran was additionally present at the function and was sitting in the primary column by NA Speaker Asad Qaiser.
Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the country’s naval and air force chiefs were also present at the ceremony along with interim Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk, Dr Hasan Askari, Asad Umar, Chaudhry Sarwar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shireen Mazari, Jahangir Tareen, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Cricketer Waseem Akram, artists Salman Ahmed and Abrarul Haq, performing artist Javed Sheik additionally went to the pledge taking function at the President House. After the service finished up, PM Khan achieved the Prime Minister’s Office and was presented a guard of honor by a contingent of the Pakistan Army.
Imran was chosen prime minister subsequent to anchoring 176 votes against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) applicant Shehbaz Sharif’s 96 votes in an open vote led in the National Assembly.
“Imran Khan has secured 176 votes,” National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said after the vote. Imran needed a simple majority of 172 in the 342-seat National Assembly to take power. His only rival, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif won 96 votes.
PML-N leaders protested in the assembly following the announcement of the result.
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