Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan Prime Minister on Aug 18

Pak court orders police to arrest Imran Khan
Pak court orders police to arrest Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister on August 18, the cricketer-turned-politician’s party announced today.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Central Additional Information Secretary Faisal Javed Khan said that Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu have been invited to Prime Minister-in-waiting Khan’s oath-taking ceremony.

The 1992 World Cup-winning cricket team has also been invited to witness their captain take oath, Javed told DawnNewsTV.

Earlier, Senator Faisal Javed had also tweeted that Khan would become Pakistan’s new premier on August 18.

“Imran Khan to take oath as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the 18th Aug 2018 inshALLAH (if God wills)”, Javed tweeted.

The PTI’s announcement came after President Mamnoon Hussain summoned a session of the National Assembly on August 13 during which the newly-elected members will take oath.

However, no official notification confirming the swearing-in ceremony on August 18 has been issued as yet. (AGENCIES)