Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing

Waqar Younis speaks to Geo News in Lahore

Waqar Younis speaks to Geo News in Lahore

His tweet came after President Mamnoon Hussain summoned a session of the National Assembly on August 13 during which the newly-elected members will take oath.

The election of the Prime Minister will be held after election of the new Speaker who will supervise the election of the premier.

What will happen in the maiden session of Parliament today?

"The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan, who is going to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has sent invitation to former cricketer and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to his swearing-in ceremony".

He then administered oath to the MNAs-elect following which they signed the roll of members in alphabetical order. The PTI on Monday formally announced Khan as the prime ministerial candidate.

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It has nominated Asad Qaiser for the post of speaker National Assembly, while the joint opposition, comprising 11 political parties, has fielded Syed Khursheed Shah for the post and Maulana Fazlur Rehman's son Asadur Rehman for the post of deputy speaker.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party said the entire squad that Khan captained to victory in the 1992 World Cup were invited to the ceremony, as well as Indian cricket greats Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Sidhu, in a statement here, said that Khan personally telephoned him also.

"We hope that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region, free from terror and violence", Modi said in an interview to the Times of India published on Sunday. After the oath-taking ceremony, the speaker will prorogue the NA session until August 15, when the new speaker and deputy speaker of the assembly will be elected.

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