Bradford University congratulates Imran upon taking oath as PM
KARACHI: University of Bradford on Saturday congratulated cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan upon swearing in as prime minister of Pakistan.
Felicitations poured in from around the world as soon as Imran took oath as prime minister.
The Bradford University termed his journey from cricket hero to Pakistani PM as unbelievable.
Congratulations to our former Chancellor, @ImranKhanPTI. Today he has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. From cricket hero, to #UniversityofBradford Chancellor, to Pakistani PM, an incredible journey. #PrimeMinisterIK #TeamBradford pic.twitter.com/weAsUYuJzT
— University of Bradford (@UniofBradford) August 18, 2018
Newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad earlier in the day, ushering in a new political era as the World Cup cricket hero officially took the reins of power in the country.
British Prime Minister Theresa May was among the first world leader to telephone and congratulate her new counterpart.
“They agreed to work together to build on the good relations in a wide range of areas, including security cooperation, anti-corruption, and bilateral trade,” a statement issued by British Prime Minister’s office said.
Imran stepped down on November 30, 2014, as fifth chancellor of the university after serving for nine years since 2005.
He had said: “It has been my honour to serve as Chancellor of the University of Bradford. This has been a rewarding and informative experience and one that I will cherish.”
He told that his political commitments and fundraising work for Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital had made it challenging to commit the time required for the role of chancellor.