• search

Sidhu sits next to President of PoK at Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony

By Chennabasaveshwar
Subscribe to Oneindia News
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    Islamabad, Aug 18: Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was invited for swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan, was made to sit next to President of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) Masood Khan at the oath ceremony held in Islamabad.

    Navjot Singh Sidhu seated next to President of PoK at Imran Khans oath taking ceremony. Courtesy: ANI news

    Before the ceremony, Navjot Singh Sidhu hugged and exchanged pleasantries with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

    Also Read | Pakistan's newly formed Parliament elects Asad as Speaker

    Sidhu said he had brought a Kashmiri shawl as a gift for "Khan sahib".

    Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan had invited his two other contemporaries on the Indian side, Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar also. But both decided to skip the ceremony, reportedly citing prior engagements.

    Imran Khan took oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan around three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the single-largest party in the country's election.

    Also Read | 'Going to Pakistan as a goodwill ambassador, says Sidhu at Wagah border

    Khan won a simple majority in Pakistan's National Assembly with 176 votes, beating his rival Shahbaz Sharif who got 96 votes.

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more