New Delhi: The Pakistani Media today reported that Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan will take oath on August 18.
Earlier speculations were rife that Imran Khan might take oath as the Prime Minister before the Independence Day of Pakistan, August 14.
The Media report quoted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed saying that the Prime Minister-in-waiting would take oath on August 18.
It may be mentioned that Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain delayed his foreign tours as of now to remain present in the country in order to administer the oath of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Earlier, the Pakistani Media reports claimed that Imran Khan’s PTI party had announced that he would take the oath before August 14.
General elections were held in Pakistan on July 25 and the PTI emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats after the Election Commission of Pakistan released the complete results for 270 of 272 National Assembly (NA) constituencies.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) became second in the polls by winning 64 seats and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) managed to win 43 seats and held the third.
Reports also said that the PTI formally announced Khan as the new Pakistan Prime Ministerial candidate and that former Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu have been invited to Pakistan during the oath-taking ceremony of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister.