Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first address to the nation delayed


PTI chairm­an is expect­ed to announ­ce his govt’s strate­gies and polici­es in addres­s, now resche­duled for 9:30pm

PTI chairman is expected to announce his government's strategies and policies. PHOTO: AFP

PTI chairman is expected to announce his government’s strategies and policies. PHOTO: AFP

All eyes are set on TV screens as Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to address the nation for the first time after assuming charge of the country’s top office.

Imran is expected to announce his government’s strategies and policies in tonight’s address.

PM Khan was initially scheduled to address the nation at 8pm, however, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry announced on Twitter that the former’s address would now be aired at 9:30pm.

Earlier in the day, the chairman of  ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also called for a parliamentary meeting to discuss presidential elections and other key matters.

The meeting was attended by PTI leaders including senators, members of national and provincial assemblies and coalition partners.

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Imran assumed charge as premier after President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath-taking ceremony at the President House on Saturday.

President Mamnoon Hussain administers oath to Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

President Mamnoon Hussain administers oath to Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

The ceremony was attended by top civil-military brass including former interim prime minister Nasirul Mulk, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and others.

Imran Khan meets with cricketers after taking oath. PHOTO: AFP

He was presented a guard of honour upon arrival at the Prime Minister House.

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Newly appointed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan inspects guard of honor on his arrival in the Prime Minister House during a ceremony in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Imran Khan inspects guard of honour on his arrival in the Prime Minister House during a ceremony in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Ditching the traditional address to the nation following oath-taking ceremony, Imran headed to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) where he held meetings and was briefed briefed over government matters.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.





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