In Pak For Imran Khan Oath, Navjot Sidhu Invokes Atal Bihari Vajpayee

In Pak For Imran Khan Oath, Navjot Sidhu Invokes Atal Bihari Vajpayee

On improving Pakistan's economy, the PTI chief said, "We will together debate and think on how to generate our own revenues so that we never have to be dependent on another country". In another clip, one news presenter points out how Khan contradicts himself while making political statements - something that the USA president has also been accused of time and again. His rival Sharif, younger brother of imprisoned ex-Premier Nawaz Sharif and president of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) received 96 votes.

Khan, whose party swept to power in last month's election, won the most votes in Friday's parliamentary poll. The army and Khan have denied the claims. Imran also promised to hold everybody "who looted the country's wealth. and destroyed the future of our children" accountable, and ruled out any NRO-like (National Reconciliation Ordinance) deal with politicians facing corruption charges.

Known in Pakistan as "Taliban Khan" for his calls to hold talks with insurgents, he increasingly catered to religious hardliners during the campaign, spurring fears his leadership could embolden militants. Minutes after walking across the border at Wagah, Navjot Sidhu, who is also a minister in the Congress's Punjab government, said he had come to Lahore to "take part in the happiness of my friend", Imran Khan.

His party does not have enough seats in Pakistan's National Assembly to govern alone and will need the support of independents and other political movements. "You had said that if rigging in 2013 elections would be proven, Nawaz Sharif's government should resign".

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Murtaza Abbasi, a PML-N lawmaker, said in parliament Khan was "brought here by aliens", a euphemism for the military. No dictator has taken care of me.

How Mr Khan addresses historic civil-military tensions that have dogged successive governments could define his term, analysts say.

"My father was never in politics, I had no political experience, I struggled for 22 years and I am proud that we can lead this country to become like what our hero Quaid e Azam envisioned".

To deal with current account pressures Pakistan's central bank has devalued the rupee four times since December, while interest rates have been hiked three times this year.

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