Sunil Gavaskar will not be attending Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony


Imran Khan will take oath in a simple ceremony at President House.

"The Secretariat of the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has invited me to attend the swearing in ceremony of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18 at Islamabad", Sidhu said.

He was speaking to reporters outside the Parliament ahead of the inaugural session of the 15th National Assembly.

The deadline for the submission of the nomination papers for prime minister office is 2:00 pm on August 16 as the election of the PM will be held the next day (August 17).

All members will take oath as Member National Assembly.

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Outgoing NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the MNAs-elect in the 342-member house, in what is a part of only the second democratic transition in the country's history. Its tally increased to 125 after nine independent members joined it.

Sidhu has accepted the invitation and informed the Union Home Ministry and the office of the Punjab Chief Minister about his intention to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

"We hope that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region, free from terror and violence", Modi said in an interview to the Times of India published on Sunday.

Geo News reported that President Mamnoon Hussain has made a decision to postpone his visit to Scotland in order to administer the oath to the next prime minister.Mamnoon was scheduled to visit Edinburgh from August 16 to August 19. The opposition alliance comprising these parties has chose to file its joint candidates for speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister to face the PTI.

In Sindh, PPP is leading with 97 seats in the house of 168, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, PTI is in clear majority with 84 seats in the house of 124, while Balochistan Awami Party has 20 seats in majority in the house of 65 in Balochistan and is expected to form the government with support of PTI and other parties.