There is little one can talk about besides Imran Khan’s landmark oath-taking ceremony Saturday morning. The event took place at the Presidential House in Islamabad and was followed by the signing of oath-taking documents and refreshments.
Celebrities, cricketers and politicians were in attendance as Khan was sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan.
Pakistani actors Hamza Ali Abbasi, Javed Sheikh and Sana Javed were seen at the ceremony along with singer-turned-politcian and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf member Abrar-ul-Haq.
Speaking to the media outside the President House ahead of the ceremony, Javed said, “I am extremely happy that today a Naya Pakistan is being made.”
From the cricket fraternity, former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, was is attendance. His presence made headlines, especially when he exchanged pleasantaries and hugged Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa. Cricket legends Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja and Waqar Younis were also in attendance.
Nice meeting with Pak Army Cheif .
He welcomed me very excitedly. pic.twitter.com/Q2SS5KaTj1
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@NavjotSingh_12) August 18, 2018
Meanwhile, celebrities took to social media to express their joy over having Khan as the country’s Prime Minister.
Simple oath taking ceremony of Naya Pakistan! No lavish high tea or dishes, guests treated with water & tea. The hard work has just begun for Prime Minister Imran Khan. May Allah be with #PrimeMinisterIK ! Also, for now i can proudly say that MY PRIME MINISTER IS NOT CORRUPT!
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) August 18, 2018
✌ ✌ ✌ Pakistan ✌ ✌ ✌
Now let’s all work with @ImranKhanPTI to take Pakistan to the heights we all dreamt of, let’s be responsible for all our doings and do good for this country, however we can! #PrimeMinisterImranKhan #NayaPakistan pic.twitter.com/l4v6sRJfPz
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) August 18, 2018
From being captain of our cricket team to now being captain of our country, you have indeed come a very long way. It’s hard to believe that anyone other than you could have overcome the numerous hurdles you’ve faced in your journey. Congrats Imran Khan, and congrats Pakistan! pic.twitter.com/U9IRnUmQcU
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) August 18, 2018
To Mr. Prime Minister of #Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI
I have complete faith in you Mr. Khan that it is only you who can unite this nation as ONE and take them into the direction of prosperity. May Allah give you enough strength to turn my vision into reality
Your Quaid, The #Jinnah pic.twitter.com/hZdPQWkuFv
— Gohar Rasheed (@GoharRsd) August 18, 2018