Prime Ministership of Imran Khan

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Imran Khan was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 18 August 2018 at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.[1] His cabinet consisted of sixteen ministers and five advisors. He kept portfolio of interior ministry to himself.[2] In his celebration speech before swearing in and the inaugural speech after swearing-in he mentioned that he will build and run Pakistan on principles of first Islamic state of Medina.[3][4]

Background[edit]

A cricket hero and legend, Khan started his campaign for prime ministership in 1996 with launch of a political party called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[5][6] His party did not have much of a success in 1997 Pakistani general election and 2002 Pakistani general election.[7] He boycotted 2008 Pakistani general election.[8] His first major victory came in 2013 Pakistani general election when his party won an outright majority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa forming a coalition government in the province and became second largest party nationally by popular vote.[9]

First 100 days[edit]

In May 2018, Khan's party announced a 100 day agenda for a possible future government. The agenda included sweeping reforms in almost all areas of government including creation of a new province in Southern Punjab, fast tracking of merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, betterment of law and order situation in Karachi, and betterment of relations with Baloch political leaders. It was promised that 10 million jobs will be created in first 100 days.[10][11][12]

Similar measures were announced in his inaugural speech. In addition to the measures announced in 100 day agenda, Khan announced some groundbreaking austerity measures where he vowed to reduce the staff and number of luxury vehicles of prime minister house to two employees and two vehicles respectively from current number of hundreds.[13][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Guramani, Nadir (18 August 2018). "Prime Minister Imran Khan: PTI chairman sworn in as 22nd premier of Pakistan". dawn.com. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ Dawn.com (18 August 2018). "PM Imran Khan finalises names of 21-member cabinet". dawn.com. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Prime Minister Imran Khan promises sweeping reforms in inaugural address". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Imran Khan's speech in full". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Imran Khan: From cricket hero to Pakistani PM". 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
  6. ^ "Imran Khan: Cricket legend becomes Pakistan's prime minister - Sky News". news.sky.com. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Meet Imran Khan, Pakistan's next prime minister. He was once his country's biggest sports star and a notorious playboy. Now he's accused of winning a rigged election". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  8. ^ Mujtaba 2018.
  9. ^ Newspaper, From the (16 May 2013). "The election score". dawn.com. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  10. ^ Wasim, Amir (21 May 2018). "Imran unveils ambitious agenda for first 100 days of govt". dawn.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  11. ^ "PTI unveils 'first 100 days' action plan". The Nation. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  12. ^ "PTI unveils agenda for first 100 days in power - Daily Times". Daily Times. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Complete text of Imran Khan's maiden speech". thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 20 August 2018.

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