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Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan

Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan
 A man looks at a television screen displaying cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s swearing in as prime minister of Pakistan. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Former cricketer guarantees to fight corruption and damage effective landowners’ monopoly on politics

Pakistan’s cricket famous person-became-baby-kisser Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his birthday party received the maximum votes in final month’s election in spite of protests by using opposition parties, which accuse the security offerings of intervening on his behalf.

Khan took the oath of office on Saturday, a day after being elected through a majority of lawmakers in the national meeting.

His Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the maximum seats within the 25 July country wide elections but fell brief of an outright majority. It allied with independents to shape a coalition.

Khan had campaigned on promises to fight Pakistan’s endemic corruption and destroy landowners’ monopoly on political energy.

Competition parties have held normal protests in view that final month’s election, alleging vote rigging via the powerful security establishment.

Protection officials have rejected the allegations.