18 Aug : Islamabad : News Express 24 :-
Former cricketer and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Party (PTI) leader Imran Khan will swear on Saturday as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. He will be the 22nd Prime Minister of the country. Preparations have been completed in Pakistan’s Islamabad about their swearing-in ceremony. Earlier on Friday, Imran Khan was elected the new Prime Minister of the country in the unilateral elections held in the Lower House of the National Assembly on Friday. Imran Khan defeated Shahbaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shahab Sharif in this match. However, after the decision to not participate in the poll of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) headed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who has 54 seats, the elections in the 15th National Assembly were merely a formality. Differences between PPP and PML-N emerged over Sharif’s candidature. During this election process in the lower house, Imran got 176 votes while his only rival and chief of PML-N, Shahbaz Sharif got 96 votes.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will be sworn-in as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House in Islamabad today
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) August 18, 2018
In order to form a government, there are a total of 172 votes in the National Assembly, which has 342 members. Voting in the open through the dissolution of the members in different galleries created for different candidates. In his first address to Parliament after being elected prime minister, Imran Khan said that taking action against those who looted Pakistan would be my first job. He said that today I promise my family that we will bring the change for which this country has been trying for a long time. In his speech, Imran Khan said that we have to maintain strict accountability in this country. I promise that I will take action against those who looted Pakistan. The black money that was whitened, I will bring it back. The money which should have been spent on education, health and water, they went in the pocket of the people.
I will make such an election system, so that no person can detect flaws in elections in the future. Imran said that but no one tried to blackmail me. I did not come on the shoulders of a dictator, I have reached this stage after the struggle of 22 years. Only one leader fought more than me and he was my hero (Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali) Jinnah. Pointing to Nawaz Sharif, convicted in corruption case, Imran said he would not be lenient towards any dacoit. Among them all, former Indian cricketer and leader Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Lahore on Friday after the call of Imran Khan. From there, he will go to Islamabad. Where this is to be the swearing-in ceremony.
While welcoming the change in Pakistan’s democracy, Sidhu said that Imran should take the initiative of restoring peace between the two countries. He said that he has come to Pakistan with the passage of love as a goodwill ambassador of India. He said that I have come here not as a politician but as a friend. I have come here to participate in the happiness of my friend (Imran). He said that Hindustan Jeeve, Pakistan jive He said that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also talked about peace between the two countries.