Imran Khan to take oath at President House in Islamabad instead of an open venue, say PTI officials
Following a resounding victory in last week’s general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan will take oath at the President House in Islamabad. The oath will be administered by President Mamnoon Hussain.
The decision was announced after a party meeting at Imran’s residence in Bani Gala. Imran, on the other hand, had expressed his wish to take oath at an open place such as Parade Ground or D-Chowk, in front of the parliament, where he once protested for 126 days in 2014, but the idea was opposed due to security reasons.
The oathtaking ceremony cannot be shifted to another location as per the wishes of anyone, news reports said, adding that the ceremony will not be held anywhere else.
Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party in the elections held on 25 July. The 65-year-old leader is expected to take oath on August 11, 2018.
Speaking about the future tenure of PTI, party leader Naeem-ul-Haque remarked that the country’s golden era will start once PTI comes into power.
“We will soon announce the good tidings of ten million jobs,” he said while speaking to media in Islamabad.