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Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister

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Islamabad, Aug 18 (UNI) An Oxford educated and world renowned cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan was on Saturday sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the 65-year-old former captain of Pakistan cricket team.

Khan took the oath in Urdu.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Khan was elected as the Prime Minister after he outvoted opposition and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Shahbaz Sharif in the election at the Pakistan’s National Assembly on Friday.

Khan polled votes of 176 members – four more than the required 172. His opponent, Shahbaz Sharif, received 96 votes.

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Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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