Pakistanis in Oman rejoice as Imran Khan becomes PM

Energy Saturday 18/August/2018 20:40 PM
By: Times News Service
Pakistanis in Oman rejoice as Imran Khan becomes PM

Muscat: Pakistanis living in the Sultanate rejoiced as the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was elected as the new Prime Minister of the country.
Khan took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday in a ceremony held at the President House. He was administered the oath by President Mamnoon Hussain.
PTI had emerged as the single largest party in the 11th general elections held recently in the Islamic republic.
After news of Khan’s victory on receiving 176 votes by the lawmakers in parliament’s lower house broke out, Pakistanis residing in the Sultanate expressed joy.
“Change was inevitable for Pakistan as it had been facing a lot of internal and external challenges. Two major parties were given a chance in the past but now majority of people in Pakistan have demanded change and as a result PTI emerged as the third, but biggest political party in Pakistan”, said Mohammad Zaeem, General Secretary of Pakistan Social Club Oman.
“Not just the people of Pakistan, but all the nationals living abroad have high hopes from him as he has promised to bring about a change. Now it’s time to see new Pakistan in reality,” he added.
Another Pakistani national Nazia Hassan, Ph.D scholar at Sultan Qaboos University congratulated the party and people of Pakistan over the historical victory. “This change proves that the nation wants to see a progressive Pakistan which is the dream of every single Pakistani residing in the country or abroad.”
“I couldn’t be happier with the result as Khan’s victory is the win of the vision of the Father of our nation, Mohammed Ali Jinnah. This will end the dark days in our country,” said Huzaifa Ubaid Khan, founder of Pakistan Awaits – an initiative to promote tourism in Pakistan.
“The grace Imran Khan has shown all these 22 years in the struggle towards a new Pakistan has been remarkable. He got all of us overseas Pakistanis to do something good for our country. Tomorrow will be a new dawn in Pakistan,” he added.