ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 18, 2018) (PTV) – Former cricket legend Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistani prime minister on Saturday (August 18) at the presidential palace in Islamabad, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition government.
Later, he was given a guard of honour on the lawns of the prime minister’s house.
Military coup’s have punctuated Pakistan’s 71-year history, and Khan’s election was only the second democratic transfer of power. If he completes his five-year term he will be the first Pakistani prime minister to do so. His Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), or Justice Party, holds 151 of the 342 seats in the national assembly, where a vote was held on Friday to decide who would be asked to form a government.