Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister on Saturday, nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics. Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was administered the oath of office by President Mamnoon Hussain at a simple ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad.
Khan fumbled a couple of times while he was regurgitating the script, apparently due to the Urdu terms. The crickter-turned-politician even smiled at the fumbles prompting attendees to smirk as well.
— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
His party had swept the July 25 general elections. He defeated the opposition’s candidate, Shahbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League, who got 96 votes. According to figures provided by the Election Commission of Pakistan, the PTI emerged as the single largest party with 115 seats.