Shahid Khaqan Abbasi takes oath as 18th prime minister of Pakistan

08:54 PM | 1 Aug, 2017
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi takes oath as 18th prime minister of Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD - Newly elected Leader of the House in National Assembly Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has taken oath as interim Prime Minister in oath taking ceremony held at the Parliament House.

Politicians, parliamentarians, services chiefs, and diplomats attended the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected Prime Minister.

Among others, who attended the ceremony include Governors of the four provinces, Chief Ministers of Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.

Earlier, he was elected Leader of the House in the National Assembly with a thumping majority.

In the elections held at Parliament House in Islamabad on Tuesday evening, he secured 221 votes.

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