Inside Imran’s oath-taking: celebrities in attendance


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.

Meanwhile, celebrities took to social media to express their joy over having Khan as the country’s Prime Minister.


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