Watch: Pakistan PM Imran Khan fumbles 'twice' during the oath ceremony

WION Web Team
Islamabad, Pakistan Published: Aug 18, 2018, 11:39 AM(IST)

Cricketer-turned-politician and PTI chief Imran Khan on Saturday fumbled as he tried to take oath at the Pakistan President House Islamabad. Photograph:( ANI )

Cricketer-turned-politician and PTI chief Imran Khan on Saturday fumbled as he tried to take oath at the Pakistan President House Islamabad.

The oath-taking ceremony was administered by Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain.

Imran fumbled while reading it out. He could not pronounce 'Khatim-un-Nabbiyin' and 'Qayamat' and the president had to elaborate it for him.

The ceremony was attended by former cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who arrived in Pakistan yesterday.

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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.

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