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Pakistan PM swearing-in highlights: Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan today. Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Khan.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 18, 2018 14:45 IST

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan takes oath in Urdu as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Khan.

Khan won a simple majority from lawmakers in a Friday confidence vote three weeks after an election tainted by claims of military meddling and ballot-rigging.

Here are the highlights:

1:30 pm IST

Sidhu hopes better India Pak relations as Imran Khan becomes PM

Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday hoped that his friend Imran Khan’s accession to the Pakistan’s prime minister’s post will be good for Pakistan-India peace process.

10:55 am IST

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd PM

Imran Khan takes oath in Urdu as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, reports ANI.

10:50 am IST

Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony begins

Imran Khan beings taking oath as 22nd prime minister of Pakistan, reports ANI.

Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain, administers oath to newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan at Presidential Palace in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (AP Photo)

10:45 am IST

Imran Khan reaches the President House for his oath-taking ceremony

Imran Khan had reached Aiwan-e-Sadr (President House) for his oath-taking ceremony, reports Dawn News.

10:35 am IST

Wife Bushra Maneka reaches Aiwan-e-Sadr

Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Maneka at Khan’s oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad, reports ANI.

Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Maneka at Khan’s oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad. (ANI/Twitter)

10:30 am IST

Imran Khan leaves from Banigala to reach Aiwan-e-Sadr: Pak media

Imran Khan has left Banigala for the oath-taking ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad, reports Dawn News.

10:25 am IST

Sidhu and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrive

Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa have arrived for Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony in Islamabad, reports ANI.

10:20 am IST

Swearing-in ceremony to begin shortly at Aiwan-e-Sadr: Pak media

Pakistan’s cricket legend, is set to be sworn-in as the country’s 22nd prime minister today, a day after he won the backing from the newly-elected Parliament.

10:00 am IST

Guests start arriving for Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony: Pak media

Guests have started arriving for Imran Khan’s PM oath taking ceremony, reports local media.

9:35 am IST

Parliamentary body should be formed to probe Pak poll rigging: PML-N

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has demanded the formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate alleged rigging during the general elections on July 25.

9:30 am IST

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan for Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony: Media reports

Punjab minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Lahore via Wagah border on Friday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of PM-designate Imran Khan. He will travel to Islamabad for the oath-taking ceremony on Saturday.

Punjab minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu waves as he crosses the border to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan, at Attari-Wagah border in Attari on Friday. (PTI Photo)

9:15 am IST

Cricket hero Imran Khan set to be sworn in as Pakistan PM today

Pakistan’s World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan is set to be sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, after promising a new era of responsibility and prosperity in a fighting speech in parliament. The oath-taking ceremony is scheduled to take place at 9:30 am (local time).