After dabbling with various dates, it is now final that Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader said . Earlier there were reports of the cricket superstar turned politician taking oath as Prime Minister on August 14. The Independence Day of Pakistan.
Senator Faisal Javed also tweeted that the PTI has invited Indian cricketers legends -Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu, to attend the oath taking ceremony of the cricketer-turned-politician.
“Imran Khan to take oath as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the 18th Aug 2018 inshALLAH (if God wills)”, Javed tweeted.
His tweet came after President Mamnoon Hussain summoned a session of the National Assembly on August 13 during which the newly-elected members will take oath.
The PTI’s parliamentary committee recently officially named party chairman Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan.
The PTI, which secured 116 general seats in the National Assembly in the July 25 polls is the largest party in the lower house of parliament.
PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry has said: “Imran will be elected prime minister of the country within the first round of vote in the Parliament.” He further claimed that his party has the support of 180 members in National Assembly.
Meanwhile, India’s High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria met Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan a week before he is sworn in as Prime Minister. In a meeting at Khan’s Bani Gala residence. Bisaria later tweeted his meeting .
— Ajay Bisaria (@Ajaybis) August 10, 2018
The Indian High Commissioner briefed the PTI leadership on his government’s concerns about terrorism and cross-border infiltration. Khan raised the issue of human rights violations in Kashmir and the need to re- start dialogue on all outstanding issues including Kashmir.
Bisaria, who had been in touch with the PTI leadership in the months preceding the elections, gifted Khan a cricket bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team.