Imran Khan sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 18, IRNA - Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.

President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of office to the newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan here at Presidency.

Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk, National Assembly Speaker, governors, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, parliamentarians, senior politicians, diplomats and high level civil officials attended the oath-taking ceremony.

Imran Khan was elected Prime Minister by lawmakers in the National Assembly, lower house of the parliament on Friday, bagging 176 votes.

PTI led by Imran Khan emerged as largest political party in Pakistan’s general elections on July 25th defeating two main parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Earlier Imran Khan had also announced that his party would develop strong relations with Iran in every spheres.

Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, was born to a Pashtun family in Lahore, Punjab, in 1952 and educated at Aitchison, Worcester, and later at Keble College, Oxford. He hails from city of Mianwali in Punjab.

He, notably, led Pakistan to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan's first and only victory in that competition.

In the year 1996 he founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with an aim to create a welfare state, where the state is responsible for education, health and employability of citizens.

In 1994, he established Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore Pakistan’s first and largest cancer hospital. Later the hospital opened its second branch in Peshawar.
Khan established the cancer hospital, using donations and funds exceeding $25 million, raised by him from all over the world.

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