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PM Imran likely to address nation tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan is likely to deliver his first address to the nation after formally taking the reins as Prime Minister of the country.

According to our correspondent Azhar Farooq, Pakistan Television (PTV) has been ordered to make arrangements for address of the prime minister.

Mr. Khan will take nation into confidence about his future plans.

Earlier in the day, Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern.

Khan’s PTI party 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 coat, 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.

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