Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), has personally telephoned Sidhu to extend the invitation, according to the statement.The assembly session began with the MNA-elects standing up for the national anthem and a recitation of the Holy Quran.Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes Pakistan-often accused by neighbours India and Afghanistan of fomenting terrorism and supporting terrorist networks in the region-will work towards creating a secure, stable and prosperous neighbourhood.The speaker then read out the procedure for the election of the new speaker and deputy speaker. He further claimed that his party has the support of 180 members in the National Assembly.Outgoing NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the MNAs-elect in the 342-member house, in what is a part of only the second democratic transition in the country's history.Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party said the entire squad that Khan captained to victory in the 1992 World Cup were invited to the … [Read more...] about Sunil Gavaskar unable to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony
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July 8 Eritrea: Efforts to normalize relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia continued in a landmark meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, the first of its kind in more than 20 years. The two met in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, on Sunday, July 8, and that evening announced normal operations of airlines and ports would begin, along with movement between the two countries and the opening of embassies. July 8 Morocco: Forty-five migrants died after their boat sank while trying to reach the Spanish coast. Local authorities recovered the bodies from the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Larache in northern Morocco July 8 after they were notified. No further details have been released. July 8–9 Turkey: A train en-route to Istanbul derailed in the northwest Tekirdag region, killing 24 people and wounding at least 73. The train was carrying 362 passengers when five of the six cars derailed from the tracks on the evening of July 8. The … [Read more...] about This Week Around the World – July 8-29
The ruling party that formerly ran Pakistan has conceded defeat to Imran Khan ahead of final results from the country’s much-maligned recent elections, which European Union monitors said on Friday had not been contested on a level playing field, Reuters reported.During a victory speech Thursday, Khan offered to investigate opposition allegations of vote-rigging and said he wanted to “unite” the country under his leadership, the report said. Earlier, jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s party initially rejected the so-far incomplete results, but by Friday its leaders appeared to accept Khan would be the next prime minister, Reuters reported. Parliamentarian and nephew of the jailed Nawaz Sharif said: “We are going to sit on opposition benches, despite all the reservations,” the report said. The allegations of improprieties in Wednesday’s election dominated the race in which Pakistan’s powerful military was accused of tilting the race in … [Read more...] about Rivals Concede Pakistan Election To Imran Khan; EU Voices Concerns Of Level Playing Field
ISLAMABAD – By the force of his skills and personality, the charismatic Imran Khan endured in the toughest job in Pakistan for a decade. As captain of the national cricket team. His crowning glory was to drive the team to its first and only Cricket World Cup triumph in 1992. He immediately retired from Pakistan duty at age 39, opened a cancer hospital in memory of his mother two years later, and launched his political party, Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement of Justice) four years later. On Thursday, Khan's party took a commanding lead in the Pakistan general election and he was set to become the first international cricketer in the world to be elected as a country's prime minister, considered the second toughest job in Pakistan. "Honesty is the one word which sums up Imran Khan's whole life," Khan's long-time teammate, Javed Miandad, told The Associated Press. "Imran is a sort of a man who never gives up, and only an honest man can do this. If you are dishonest you make lots of … [Read more...] about Khan warmed up to be Pakistan PM by being cricket captain
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJeffrey Gettleman, Salman Masood and Meher Ahmad July 24, 2018 LAHORE, Pakistan — Is Imran Khan, a legendary cricket player and international sex symbol, about to become the leader of Pakistan, an Islamic republic with nuclear weapons? Mr. Khan made a name for himself on the world’s cricket pitches and in London’s swanky clubs. But in the two decades since he began striving for higher office in Pakistan, he has undergone a complicated transformation. He has embraced pious Islam, railing against the West and distancing himself from his partying days — though his political organization still uses a cricket bat as its symbol. And on Wednesday, when Pakistan holds nationwide elections, Mr. Khan is the party leader widely seen as most likely to emerge with a shot at forming a government. … [Read more...] about Cricket Star. Sex Symbol. Prime Minister? It May Be Imran Khan’s Time.