There were embarrassing moments as President Mamnoon Hussain was administering the oath to Khan, 65. The new Prime Minister, clad in a traditional
grey-black sherwani, smiled sheepishly as he fumbled over Urdu words while swearing allegiance to the finality of Prophethood. The Oxford-educated Khan mispronounced 'khatim-un-nabiyeen
(the Last Prophet) even after he was corrected by the President. Seconds later, he made another gaffe, misspeaking ‘Roz-e-Qiyaamat’ (day of Judgment) as ‘Roz-e-Qiyaadat’ (day of leadership), completely changing the meaning of the sentence.
It seems the ISPR has
left him to fend for himself or must not have gone into details. While taking guard of honour the new PM was totally clueless.
Mike Pompeo call
A congratulatory call from US Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo to Prime Minister Imran Khan stirred controversy when Pakistan Foreign Office rejected the statement issued by the State Department about what was discussed between Pakistani prime minister and the top US diplomat. The Pakistan State Department statement denied that there was any talk
on terrorism. It even called for the US to amend its statement, however, US State Department said it stands by its account. This comes before a planned visit by Secretary Pompeo to Islamabad in the first week of September. The US Spokesperson even read out
the call said Pompeo wished Khan success and also asked Khan to take “decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan”.
were of the view that PM should not have taken the call from the Secretary.
During his first address to the nation, the prime minister gave his plan to adopt austerity measures in order to save nation's money. The opponents took it upon themselves to prove that the address was nothing but rhetoric from a populist leader. Since his TV address, the critics have shared every photo and video on the social media to make their point that there
were glaring contradictions in the words and actions of ruling party leaders.
All hell broke loose after a newly elected PTI lawmaker slapped a citizen in broad daylight and the video of the incident went viral. Not only the critics but the supporters also urged
the government to take action against MPA Imran Ali Shah.
Punjab Chief Minister photo