Former cricketer Imran Khan has taken the oath as the new prime minister of Pakistan, two decades after his entry into the politics.
The elected prime minister received the vote at the country’s National Assembly on Friday. Earlier, his political party PTI party won the most seats in July’s elections. Now, Mr. Khan has become PM with the help of small parties.
According to Correspondents, his priority will also be to address a financial crisis. The economy is currently in need of a huge bailout.
Mr. Khan was also tearful on Saturday morning. He smiled as he stumbled over some of the words of his oath. His oath led by the country’s President Mamnoon Hussain.
Members of the 1992 cricket World Cup winning team also watched the ceremony alongside senior PTI figures and military officials.
Moreover, Mr. Khan got the support of 176 members in Friday’s vote. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shahbaz Sharif contestant received 96 votes.
While speaking to parliament, 65-year-old Mr. Khan repeated his campaign promise to hold corrupt politicians to account. He also reiterated to improve opportunities for young people.
He said. “First of all, we will start strict accountability. I promise to my God that everyone who looted this country will be made accountable”.
He further aimed, “I did not climb on any dictator’s shoulders; I reached this place after struggling for 22 years.”
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