ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed charge of office after taking oath as Pakistan’s 22nd premier on Saturday.
Imran, who outvoted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif in the PM election a day earlier, was administered the oath by President Mamnoon Hussain.
The oath-taking ceremony commenced at 10:10am with the national anthem after Imran arrived at the President House clad in a black sherwani.
The national anthem was followed by a recitation of the Holy Quran after which, President Mamnoon administered the oath to Imran.
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Zubair Mahmood Hayat and Chief of Air Staff Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan were among those who attended the ceremony.
Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, Wasim Akram, actor Javed Sheikh, Punjab governor designate Chaudhry Sarwar, Punjab Assembly speaker Pervez Elahi, Ramiz Raja, caretaker prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk and PTI leaders were also in attendance.