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Imran Khan Ends Dynastic Rule in Pakistan Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

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IMRAN KHAN, former cricketer and chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, has been sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan in Islamabad on Saturday, ending the dominance of many years of dynastic rule.

In a confidence vote taken on Friday in Pakistan’s parliament, Imran Khan polled 176 votes, 4 more than a simple majority, to defeat Shehbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz party.

The elections in Pakistan have been marred with allegations of rigging with opposition leaders led by PML-N’s Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari forming a joint front in protest.

Imran Khan and his party have dismissed the allegations and has promised to audit results of all constituencies where the parties believe the elections were rigged.

Imran Khan had captained Pakistan to an emphatic victory in the World Cup of 1992. He has been married thrice: first to Jemima Goldsmith with whom he has two sons, then to journalist Reham Khan and now to his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka.

Khan, 65, founded the PTI in 1996 his party emerged as the single largest party in the elections held in July.

The election had seen militant violence, allegations of interference, and manipulation by the Pakistan Army. The military has strongly denied charges of its interference in the country’s politics.

The people of Pakistan are also hoping that a jinx will be broken this time: a prime minister completing a full tenure at the office.

The ceremony was attended by many former cricketers of Pakistan. Indian politician and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu too attended the oath ceremony as a guest of Imran Khan.

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