PM Imran Khan to address nation at 8pm
ISLAMABAD: Newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation at 8:00pm tonight.
In his speech, the premier will present future strategies and priorities of his government and thank the government for reposing trust in the PTI.
Yesterday, Khan assumed the office of the chief executive of the country after taking oath at an impressive but simple ceremony at President House.
Khan’s PTI won the general election on July 25 promising to fight corruption and drastically reduce poverty among Pakistan’s 208 million people.
Wearing a traditional black sherwani, in the style of his hero and Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Khan recited the oath of office and vowed to respect the constitution.
“I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan,” Khan read from the oath, standing next to President Mamnoon Hussain.
Later, he was given a guard of honor on the lawns of the prime minister’s house.
Khan easily defeated rival Shehbaz Sharif from the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), garnering 176 votes to Sharif’s 96 votes.
The oath-taking was attended by scores of Pakistani celebrities, sportsmen, and politicians, as well as former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, who serves as tourism minister for India’s Punjab province.