Islamabad (August 02, 2018): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan is ready to set new example by holding a simple oath taking ceremony and refusing to live in Prime Minister House after oath.
Issuing an statement, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf’s Senator Faisal Javed said on Thursday that Prime Minister’s oath taking ceremony will be held with simplicity.
He said that the party has decided that tax payers money will be spent only to resolve pubic issues.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that party has decided against inviting foreign dignitaries to PM-elect Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony.Speaking to the media regarding preparations for Imran’s oath-taking ceremony, Chaudhry said, “The PTI chairman has directed that the ceremony should be extremely simple and not ostentatious.”
“We will not invite any foreign dignitaries,” the PTI spokesperson said.
However, he added that some foreign friends of Imran will be invited to the event. “A few of Imran’s friends are the only foreign nationals being invited to the event,” he said.
“The ceremony will be a purely national event,” he added.
Chaudhry also clarified that Imran will take his oath as 20th prime minister of Pakistan at the President House in Islamabad.A day earlier, the PTI spokesperson had shared that Imran extended an invitation to Indian sportsmen and Bollywood star Aamir Khan to attend this oath-taking ceremony.
Chaudhry remarked that those invited to the oath-taking ceremony include former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Sidhu and Bollywood star Aamir Khan.
On the other hand, Imran Khan, who is going to form next government in the center, has announced to stay in minister enclosure after swearing-in as PM. He also directed to hold oath-taking ceremony in a simple manner and ordered to not invite foreign personalities.
Cricketer-turned politician has also asked the administration to provide minimal protocol to the federal and provincial ministers.Earlier, in a wide-ranging address to the nation after election victory, Imran called for better ties with India.
While deploring Indian media’s hate campaign, Imran said, “If we want to slash poverty in the region, then we [Pakistan and India] must practice healthy trade ties,” stated Imran.
“This blame game that whatever goes wrong in Pakistan is because of India and vice versa brings us back to square one..
“If India comes and takes one step towards us, we will take two steps toward them. Right now, it is one sided where India is constantly just blaming us.”