For the first time in political history , a cricketer has become a nation’s Prime Minister . Imran the 65 year-old former cricket superstar who lead his country to win the World Cup in 1992 , is now the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. It is remarkable journey of 22 years for the legendary cricketer .
He was administered the oath as Prime Minister by President Mamnoon Hussain. Imran though struggled bit with his Urdu during the oath taking ceremony.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lead by Imran Khan had won the July 25, 2018 General Elections in Pakistan emerging as the single largest party and later on getting the support of allies to form the government.
Earlier , During voting in the National Assembly where Imran was elected as Prime Minister, Khan clinched victory with 176 seats while his opponent, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, secured 96 votes.
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300 guests were invited for the oath taking ceremony at President’s House , Islamabad. Present on the great occasion was his third wife Bushra Maneka and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu.
After the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the biggest parliamentary party after the July 25 polls, all 120 of the party’s parliamentary committee members approved Khan’s candidacy for the post of the prime minister.