Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister of Pakistan

Charlene Craig
August 17, 2018

Sidhu said it was Vajpayee who worked really hard for a cordial and harmonious relationship between India and Pakistan which was symbolized by the friendship bus service between Delhi and Lahore. "Everything depends on Indian government now", Sidhu had said after exiting the Pakistan High Commission on Agust 13.

Pakistani lawmakers have endorsed Imran Khan as their next prime minister, ahead of a ceremony on Saturday that should see the World Cup cricket hero sworn in as the new leader of the nuclear-armed nation.

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Imran's party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had invited the likes of Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar along with Sidhu.

Sidhu had earlier said that he had informed the Union Home Ministry and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's office regarding his intention to attend Khan's oath-taking ceremony on August 18. His party PTI swept the General Elections 2018 winning majority of NA seats.

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The result brings him one step closer to ending decades of rotating leadership between the PML-N and the PPP, punctuated by periods of military rule.

Imran Khan, the in-waiting prime minister, has planned to change the chiefs of Federal Board of Revenue, NEPRA, Railways, Pakistan International Airlines and other institutions.

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A former Member of Parliament from the Bhartiya Janta Party, the 54-year-old also expressed grief on the demise of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Imran Khan has this privilege due to a fallout among opposition parties.

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