Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) confirmed that Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan will take oath at the President House in Islamabad. The announcement was made after a party meeting was held at Khan’s Bani Gala residence, Geo News reported. Earlier, Khan had expressed his desire to take oath either at the D-Chowk or Parade Ground in the national capital.
According to sources, the oath of the 20th Prime Minister of Pakistan will be administered by President Mamnoon Hussain, adding that the location of the ceremony will not be shifted irrespective of anyone’s wishes.
“We will soon announce the good tidings of ten million jobs,” PTI leader Naeem-ul-Haque told the media in the national capital, adding that the golden era of the country will start once their government comes into power.
He also said that PTI had garnered as many as 153 seats in the Punjab assembly and that the cabinet will soon be announced by Khan. Khan has also extended invitations to Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu to his oath-taking ceremony on 11 August. Sidhu has already accepted the invitation and will attend the swearing-in ceremony. Calling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief as ‘a man of character’, Sidhu said Imran Khan can be trusted.
“It is a great honour and I accept the invitation. Men of genius are admired, men of power are feared but men of character are trusted. Khan Sahab is a man of character. He can be trusted,” Navjot told ANI.
PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry has said the party has also asked the Foreign Office (FO) to inform it whether foreign heads of state, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, could be invited for August 11 event, the Dawn reported.