Islamabad (August 24, 2018): President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday leaves for United Kingdom (UK) on a six-day trip.
Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani to hold the office of acting president in his absence. It is pertinent to mention here that President Mamnoon Hussain delayed his UK trip due to PM’s oath-taking ceremony.
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On August 18, President Mamnoon Hussain had administered the oath to Imran Khan in a ceremony. PTI chairman Imran Khan had taken oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan in an elegant ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr (Presidency).
According to details, National Anthem was played at Aiwan-e-Sadr before the ceremony, after which Cabinet secretary, asks President of the country for approval to start the ceremony.
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Swearing-in ceremony started with recitation of Holy Quran, after which President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath from Imran Khan as PM of the country. After taking oath, Imran signed the documents of oath of PM.
Guests from different walks of life were invited at the ceremony. Chiefs of all three forces of Pakistan including COAS attended the ceremony.
Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa, former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, former cricketer Wasim Akram, Actor Javed Shiekh, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and other guests have reached to attend the ceremony.COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu met before the ceremony and was introduced to each other.
Wasim Akram, who attended the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan at Aiwan-e-Sadr, said that whole nation is happy and hopeful after the elections. Happy to attend the change of Pakistani history today. Its is a new morning and its a reward of Imran’s struggle of 22 years. He also said that the youth of Pakistan is hoping for the best.