Imran Khan Takes Oath as Prime Minister of Pakistan

PRESIDENT MAMNOON HUSSAIN ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE TO IMRAN KHAN AS PRIME MINISTER DURING THE OATH TAKING CEREMONY AT THE AIWAN-E-SADR, ISLAMABAD ON AUGUST 18, 2018.
PRESIDENT MAMNOON HUSSAIN ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE TO IMRAN KHAN AS PRIME MINISTER DURING THE OATH TAKING CEREMONY AT THE AIWAN-E-SADR, ISLAMABAD ON AUGUST 18, 2018.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain administered the Oath of Office to Imran Khan as Prime Minister (PM) during the oath taking ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad today, August 18, 2018.

A former cricketer Imran Khan, 66, becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is also the chairman of his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Popularly known as Kaptaan (captain), he was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007 and from 2013 to 2018.

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As the PM of Pakistan, Imran Khan’s top priority will be to improve relations with India. He had said recently that Pakistan would like to have good relations with India if India is ready to resolve the Kashmir issue which has been hanging fire for decades.

He blamed India for human rights violation in Kashmir which is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan.

“Kashmir remains our biggest contention. The human rights violations are happening for over 30 years and the people of Kashmir have suffered massively,” Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had tweeted on his behalf.

Photo courtesy: PMO Pakistan

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