In His Maiden Address To Pak, Prime Minister Imran Khan Highlights Problems


Imran Khan called up on people of Pakistan to team up with him to eradicate poverty

Islamabad: 

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan today lashed out at the previous PML-N government for current debt crisis which has risen to Rs 28 trillion, saying the country had not been as indebted in its entire history as it has been in the last ten years.

In his maiden address to the nation a day after his swearing in as the country’s 22nd prime minister, Mr Khan identified Pakistan’s economic challenges and outlined the deficiencies in the health-care sector.

“Never in Pakistan’s history have we faced such difficult economic circumstances. Our debt burden is Rs 28 trillion. We haven’t been as indebted in our entire history as we have been in the last ten years,” he said.

“The interest that we have to pay on our debt has reached to a level that we have to take more debt to repay our obligations. Our external debt obligations have reached a level that we have to contemplate how we are going to grapple with them,” Mr Khan said.

He said that on one hand we are so indebted, and on the other hand our human development index ranking is very poor.

Pointing out the deficiencies in the health-care sector, he said that at present Pakistan is among the five such countries where infant mortality is highest due to use of contaminated water.

“We have the highest rates of mortality for pregnant women. We are unfortunately one of the countries that suffer from the highest incidences of stunting in children. We are talking about 45 per cent of this nation’s children,” he said.

“They are not getting proper nutrition. They are not developing properly. They are automatically left behind. What must their parents go through seeing their children in such a state?” he added.

He called up on people of Pakistan to team up with him to eradicate poverty, improve health-care system, provide proper nutrition to children.

“We have two paths ahead of us: one is the path we have taken so far – indebtedness, poverty, no funds to help our most vulnerable.

The Prime Minister pointed out the difference between the growing lifestyles of the rich and the poor, and hinted that he would adopt an austere style of governance.





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US Says Looking Forward To Working With New Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan


Imran Khan, 65, was sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister at a ceremony in Islamabad (Reuters)

New York: 

The US has said that it was looking forward to work with Pakistan’s new civilian government to promote peace and prosperity in the country and in the region as it welcomed the swearing-in of Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister.

Imran Khan, 65, was sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister at a simple ceremony in Islamabad yesterday.

“We recognise and welcome the newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on taking the oath of office,” State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.

It said that for over 70 years, the relationship between the US and Pakistan has been a vital one.

The relations between Pakistan and the US nose-dived after President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to Washington but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists.

The US Congress also passed a bill to slash Pakistan’s defence aid to $150 million, significantly below the historic level of more than $1  billion per year.

“The US looks forward to working with Pakistan’s new civilian government to promote peace and prosperity in Pakistan and the region,” it added.

Meanwhile, Spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, congratulated Khan on becoming Pakistan’s Prime Minister.

“The Secretary-General and the UN system looks forward to working with Khan in his new capacity as Prime Minister of Pakistan,” Dujarric said.





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Promises, Promises, Imran Khan Raises Pakistani Hopes Sky High


Imran Khan takes oath as the Prime Minister from President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad. (Reuters)

Islamabad: 

From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan’s tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric.

A cricket legend and firebrand nationalist who is hero-worshipped by supporters, Khan swept to power in last month’s election on a populist platform vowing to root out corruption among a venal elite and lift people out of poverty.

But he inherits control of a volatile nation facing mounting problems at home and abroad, including a looming economic crisis and a fracture with historic ally the United States over Pakistan’s alleged links to militants. Ties are also fraught with neighbours Afghanistan and nuclear-armed rival India.

Opponents in parliament talk of forming a grand coalition against Khan, dubbing him a “puppet” and accusing him of entering into a Faustian Pact with the powerful military, which has a history of ousting prime ministers and clashing with civilian governments over control of foreign policy.

Khan denies all accusations that the military covertly helped him win the election.

And in his victory speech, Mr Khan offered an olive branch to India and called for mutually beneficial ties with the United States.

Whether Mr Khan can become the first Pakistani prime minister to complete a full five-year term in office will depend on his relationship with influential generals, analysts say.

If his ideas on foreign policy differ from theirs, analysts say Khan would suffer a similar fate to other civilian leaders who have failed to see out their term.

“Then his future will be the same as anybody else’s,” political commentator Aamer Ahmed Khan said.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Forced to rely on smaller parties for a razor-thin majority in parliament, and with the opposition controlling the Senate, Mr Khan’s coalition government could struggle to push through legislation without major compromises. An increasingly assertive judiciary could also hold it back.

Yet the mood in the country is one of unbridled optimism, especially among Mr Khan’s young supporters, who believe he can build a corruption-free and prosperous “New Pakistan” for the country’s 208 million people.

“His biggest challenge is managing expectations among his followers and voters because he’s almost promised them the moon,” said Raza Ahmad Rumi, the editor of Pakistan’s Daily Times newspaper.

During Independence Day celebrations this week, when flag-waving Pakistanis flooded the streets of Islamabad, many voiced confidence that Mr Khan would deliver on promises to build world class hospitals and improve education in a nation where the illiteracy rate hovers above 40 percent.

“I have moved my daughter (from a private) to a government school, because we are confident that Pakistan is going to change,” said Sheikh Farhaj, 40, who volunteered for Mr Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party during the elections.

Others were delighted Khan has broken the decades-long dominance of the two dynastic powerhouses, the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party of jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of the Bhutto family.

“We have great expectations from Imran Khan,” said Shah Sultan, 38, a roadside flag seller. “We are lower class people and I voted from Khan because what the politicians have done to our country. They have left it with nothing.”

LOOMING ECONOMIC CRISIS

But Khan’s campaign pledges are likely to be checked by a worsening economic outlook, analysts say, especially his vow to build a welfare state.

The central bank has devalued the rupee four times since December, but the current account deficit is still carrying the currency towards a crisis, while the fiscal deficit has ballooned to 6.8 percent of GDP.

Economic growth is running at nearly 6 percent, but given the unsustainability of these deficits it is easy to predict Pakistan’s growth is heading for a fall.

Mr Khan’s government must urgently decide whether to request more loans from China, deepening Islamabad’s economic reliance on its neighbour, or ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for what would be its 15th bailout since 1980.

Both lenders are likely to ask for more fiscal discipline, requiring drastic spending cuts.

Shafqat Mahmood, Mr Khan’s new education minister, said the economic woes pose a major problem but the party is determined to deliver a welfare system and enact badly-needed reforms.

“Everyone in the party realises we will have to work overtime to meet these huge expectations,” Mahmood said.

Mahmood said Khan’s image as a politician untainted by corruption could boost faith in the government and convince more people to file taxes in a nation where less than 1 percent of the population pays income tax.

Mr Khan has touted his “100 Day Plan” but many of the reforms PTI is proposing, from turning around loss-making state-run enterprises to reforming the tax collection bureau, will take far longer to accomplish.

Ending government corruption outright, or repatriating plundered wealth, is also unlikely.

“(Khan’s supporters) have a simplistic idea that if there is a clean man on top, the entire machinery becomes clean. That’s never the case anywhere in the world,” said Rumi.

 

 

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At Imran Khan Oath, Pakistan Army Chief Sends A Message Via Navjot Sidhu


Navjot Singh Sidhu was the only one of the three Indian cricketers invited by PTI chief Imran Khan.

NEW DELHI: 

Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab minister who travelled to Pakistan to watch ‘friend’ Imran Khan take over as Pakistan Prime Minister, prophesised a positive change in Islamabad’s approach towards India. “He will be taking the positive direction… and positive anything is better than negative nothing,” Mr Sidhu told NDTV in an exclusive interview.

In his victory speech last month, Imran Khan had favoured improving ties with India and pledged to take two steps if India takes one.

For his oath ceremony on Saturday, Mr Khan had invited three of his contemporaries from his cricketing days, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Sidhu.

Mr Sidhu, who, like Imran Khan had joined politics, was the only one to have showed up. Mr Khan had him seated in the front row with Pakistan’s top leaders. Later, he gave him a warm, bear hug, thanking him for making the trip.

But another hug at the oath ceremony appeared to have offended some people back in India. This one was with the Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Mr Sidhu said the three defence services chiefs had to introduce themselves to the guests seated in the front row.

At one point, the Army Chief walked up to him. The conversation started with small talk.

“I am a General who wanted to be a cricketer,” Gen Bajwa told Mr Sidhu before the topic moved to more serious issues.

“He said, Navjot, We want peace,” Mr Sidhu told NDTV about the conversation.

This wasn’t the first time that the army chief had spoken of peace and dialogue with India.

But Delhi hasn’t been entirely convinced with these public pronouncements because it has picked up nothing to indicate that the Pakistan army had stopped supporting terror groups.

In his conversation with Mr Sidhu, the army chief sought to indicate that he meant it.

“On his own”, the army chief told Mr Sidhu that Islamabad would open the corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur on the 500th birth anniversary in 2019 of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion. The shrine is built at a place believed to be Guru Nanak’s final resting place.

“It was a dream come true,” Mr Sidhu said.

The army chief went on. “We will even think of doing better things,” Mr Sidhu said, quoting the army officer.

The cricketer-politician said he prays that India takes that one step. “This is a change and any change will bring hope. Hope sees the invisible and conquers the impossible,” Mr Sidhu said.

Sikh groups in India have been pleading with the NDA government for some time to hold talks with Pakistan to open the corridor during next year’s celebrations. They contend that the two governments had agreed to a corridor to the shrine just two-three km from the India-Pakistan border in 1998 but never implemented the decision.

Mr Sidhu, who had initially joined the BJP and represented Amritsar in parliament before a falling out with BJP leaders led him to the Congress, said he would rather ignore the criticism in India over his visit.

“My thought process has always been very positive. I want to swim in the blue ocean that has space for everyone… But mostly, all I see is red ocean,” he said.

“Let us shun the red ocean,” he said.

Analysts believe that Imran Khan’s first priority would be to focus on the looming economic crisis and expect Pakistan to either seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund or seek support from China.

On what could be expected from Prime Minister Imran Khan, Mr Sidhu said he wasn’t going to be someone who was going to compromise on anything. He listens to everyone but has the clarity of thought on what needs to be done.

“He will actually take the tough path… That tough path will be actually progressive,” Mr Sidhu told NDTV, underlining that Imran Khan wasn’t going to take short cuts and was ready to take decisions that would hold the country in good stead in the long run.

But as he attended the oath ceremony in Islamabad, the BJP in Delhi and elsewhere lashed out at him for taking up the invite to go to Pakistan. Haryana minister Anil Vij called it “an act of disloyalty” and sought action against the Congress leader. In Delhi, BJP spokesman Sambit Patra called it a shameful act.

Mr Sidhu, who had earlier quoted former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s conviction that India and Pakistan should improve relations to counter his detractors,on Saturday cited the Vedas to underline the importance of keeping communication channels open.

“According to the Vedas, when there is no communication, there is suspicion and then lack of trust happens,” he said, an oblique rebuttal to the BJP. He also recalled the ancient philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the whole world is one family) that is often cited by the ruling party at the centre and prime minister.





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Imran Khan Announce 20-Member Cabinet


Islamabad: 

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan today announced a 20-member Cabinet, including foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who held the portfolio during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said that out of the 20 names announced, 15 will be ministers while five others will perform their duties as advisers to the premier.

The newly-announced Cabinet is expected to take oath on Monday at the President’s House, he said.

According to the list shared by Mr Chaudhry on Twitter, Mr Qureshi has been appointed as foreign minister, Pervaiz Khattak as defence minister and Asad Umer as finance minister.

Sheikh Rashid from Rawalpindi has been appointed as Railway minister.

Mr Qureshi was foreign minister from 2008 to 2011 under the Pakistan People’s Party government. He was visiting India during the terror attacks in Mumbai in November 2008 that claimed claimed 166 lives.

Asad Umar is son of former Pakistani Lt Gen Mohammad Umer who was part of army during 1971 war with India. Mr Khattak served as PTI chief minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province from 2013-18.

Three women including Shireen Mazari, Zubaida Jalal and Fehmida Mriza are also part of the cabinet.

The five advisors who have status of ministers include known faces like former banker Ishrat Hussain, businessman Abdul Razzak Dawood and Babar Awan.

Mr Khan’s party said it has nominated party’s veteran lawmaker Arif Alvi as its candidate for the President of Pakistan.

The presidential election will be held on September 4 – five days before the expiry of the five-year term of President Mamnoon Hussain.

Mr Khan, 65, was today sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister, nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics.

The chairman of PTI was administered the oath of office by President Mamnoon Hussain at a simple ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad.

The PTI emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in July 25 elections. Its number increased to 125 after nine independent members joined it and final tally reached 158 after it was allotted 28 out of 60 seats reserved for women and five out of 10 seats reserved for minorities.

Mr Khan’s government will be the third consecutive democratic government in Pakistan since 2008 when military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf announced elections after serving as president from 2001 to 2008 following a bloodless coup in 1999.

The PPP formed the government in 2008, followed by the PML-N led by jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 2013.

Pakistan’s military has ruled the country through various coups for nearly half of the country’s history since independence in 1947.





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Parineeti Chopra, Arpita Khan Sharma And Others Attend The Ceremony


Parineeti Chopra and Arpita Khan Sharma at the roka.

New Delhi: 

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ roka ceremony, which was organised at the actress’ Mumbai home on Saturday, was attended by only family and close friends. Nick Jonas’ parents Denise and Kevin Jonas flew to Mumbai on Thursday to take part in the festivities. Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti Chopra, who accompanied Nick and Priyanka on their Goa vacation in June, was the first one to arrive at the Chopra residence. Just like her sister, Parineeti was also seen sporting a yellow coloured Indian outfit. Arpita Khan Sharma, Anusha Dhandekar and Shrishti Behl Arya were some of the other guests who attended the ceremony.

Priyanka wore a traditional yellow outfit for the ceremony while Nick opted for kurta pajama set.

 

We got a glimpse of Parineeti arriving at the venue. She took a break from her professional commitments and especially flew to Mumbai, to be a part of her sister’s roka ceremony.

 

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Though Salman Khan was not present at the venue, his sister Arpita Khan Sharma made an appearance, dressed in a pink outfit.

 

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Priyanka’s The Legend of Drona producer Shrishti Behl Arya was dressed in a pink kurta and churidars. Shrishti greeted the shutterbugs with a bright smile.

 

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Anusha Dandekar at Priyanka Chopra’s house.

 

Producer Mushtaq Sheikh were also invited to the roka.

 

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A grand engagement party will reportedly be organized in the evening in Mumbai, which will be attended by several Bollywood A-listers including filmmaker Karan Johar, Priyanka’s Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastan co-star Ranveer Singh, Raveena Tandon and renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra among others. According to sources, over 200 hotel rooms have been booked for guests at a Mumbai hotel.

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas met at Met gala in 2017. However, they reportedly started dating a few months ago. In June, Priyanka accompanied Nick to his cousin’s wedding. On his visit to India in June, Nick accompanied Priyanka at an Ambai party.





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Imran Khan stumbles over Urdu words while taking oath


इस्लामाबाद : पाकिस्तान के प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में शपथ लेते हुए पीटीआई प्रमुख इमरान खान (Imran Khan Oath Taking Ceremony) उर्दू के कई शब्दों के उच्चारण में अटके. जबकि कई शब्द उन्होंने गलत पढ़े. पाकिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति भवन ऐवान-ए-सद्र में राष्ट्रपति ममनून हुसैन ने पाकिस्तान तहरीक-ए-इंसाफ के 65 वर्षीय प्रमुख खान को पद और गोपनीयता की शपथ दिलाई. पारंपरिक शेरवानी पहने खान शपथ ग्रहण के दौरान कुछ नर्वस से नजर आए और उर्दू शब्दों के उच्चारण में कई बार अटके. जब राष्ट्रपति हुसैन ने जब ‘रोज-ए-कयामत’ (फैसले का दिन) कहा तो खान ने इसे ठीक से सुना नहीं और इसका गलत उच्चारण ‘रोज-ए-कियादत’ (नेतृत्व का दिन) किया. इसने पूरे वाक्य का अर्थ बदल दिया.

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राष्ट्रपति ने जब शब्द दुहराया तो, खान को अपनी गलती का ऐहसास हुआ और मुस्कुराते हुए उन्होंने ‘सॉरी’ कहा और शपथ ग्रहण जारी रखा. रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, कुछ पाकिस्तानी पत्रकारों ने यह भी अटकलें लगाई कि क्या पिछले वर्षों के मुकाबले प्रधानमंत्री का शपथपत्र बदल गया है.


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1992 में क्रिकेट विश्व कप में पाकिस्तान को जीत दिलाने वाले कप्तान खान ने अपने शपथ ग्रहण समारोह में पुराने साथी क्रिकेटरों को भी बुलाया. सेना प्रमुख जनरल कमर जावेद बाजवा, पूर्व क्रिकेटर नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू, क्रिकेटर से कमांटेटर बने रमीज राजा, पूर्व तेज गेंदबाज वसीम अकरम सहित अन्य कई विशिष्ट अतिथि समारोह में उपस्थित थे.ऑक्सफोर्ड में पढ़ाई करने वाले पश्तून खान ने कल अपने एकमात्र प्रतिद्वंद्वी पाकिस्तान मुस्लिम लीग-नवाज के प्रमुख शाहबाज शरीफ को नेशनल एसेम्बली में हुए एकतरफा चुनाव में हरा कर प्रधानमंत्री पद के लिए जीत हासिल की

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Imran Khan Nearly Changes Meaning Of Oath While Being Sworn In As Pak PM


Imran Khan ended up saying the wrong Urdu words, which changed the meaning of the oath

Islamabad: 

Imran Khan today stumbled over some of the Urdu words and mispronounced them while taking oath as Pakistan’s prime minister.

Mr Khan, 65, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman, was administered a long oath by President Mamnoon Hussain at a simple ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad.

Wearing a traditional grey-black sherwani, a tearful Imran Khan was seen little nervous as he stumbled over some of the Urdu words of the oath administered to him.

When Mamnoon Hussain said the words “Roz-e-Qiyaamat” (the day of judgement), Mr Khan did not hear the exact phrase and called out the words wrongly terming them as “Roz-e-Qiyaadat” (the day of leadership), thereby completely changing the meaning of the sentence.

Once corrected by the president, Mr Khan realised his mistake, smiled subtly, said “sorry” and continued with his oath taking.

Some Pakistani journalists even wondered if the prime minister’s oath has changed from past years, Pakistan’s ‘The News’ reported.

Salman Masood, The New York Times Pakistan Correspondent, said the oath taking ceremony should have been rehearsed.

“President Mamnoon Hussain is trying to speak in immaculate Urdu accent, making it hard for Imran Khan to catch up. Perhaps, Imran Khan should have taken oath in English,” he tweeted.

Oxford-educated Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister today, officially taking over the charge of power in the corruption-affected country nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics.

 





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