Islamabad: Imran Khan, the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan uttered the word ‘Sorry’ during his oath-taking speech on Saturday.
While saying his speech, he uttered ‘sorry’ several times. Imran failed to properly
repeat the speech as administered by Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. He
apologised for wrong pronunciations.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House here. Khan was administered the oath by Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain.
The ceremony was attended by former cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who arrived in Pakistan on Friday.
On Friday, Khan was elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, defeating his rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Shehbaz Sharif. While, the 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician bagged 176 seats, Sharif, the PML-N president and the brother of jailed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, managed to secure just 96 seats, The Dawn reported.
In the July 25 general elections, the PTI had emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats. The number increased to 158 in the NA after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued notifications of the successful candidates on the reserved seats for women and the minority community on August 11.
The ceremony was also graced by his wife Bushra Maneka.