Pakistan—Former cricketer Imran Khan has been sworn in as a 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. He took oath in capital Islamabad after he elected as prime minister on Friday. His party had got victory in last month’s election that was blamed of Army intervention. Khan was administered the oath at a formal ceremony in the capital Saturday. The ceremony was participated by political leaders, military leaders, former sports stars and diplomats.
Khan, 65, was elected as the prime minister by parliament on Friday as his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), swept the election. Prosperity and accountability were the key slogans of the July 25 election from his party. Khan secured 176 votes in the national assembly, on Friday, thrashing Shehbaz Sharif, president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), who secured 96 votes.
“In this country, before everything else, we have to make sure there is accountability,” said Imran, in a speech after the vote in house. He has been engaging in politics for 22 years after being retired as country’s most popular cricketer in 1992. Khan now would form a collision government and will fight for the country’s economic crisis. The mainly-Muslim country with 208 million people has been facing many military coups after being independent in 1947