Imran opts for ‘simple’ oath-taking ceremony, not inviting ‘foreign celebrities’

News of former Indian cricketers invited to the ceremony was circulating on media outlets

Our Correspondent August 02, 2018
PTI chief Imran Khan PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has refuted claims of a lavish oath-taking ceremony for Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan where foreign celebrities would also be in attendance, according to a statement issued by the party on Thursday.

"There'll be a simple ceremony at the presidency and there is no truth into the media reports that foreign celebrities will also be a part of the ceremony," PTI leader Faisal Javed said.

"As we are the custodians of the tax-payers money, we want to have simple and austere ceremony completely national in its facade and essence," the communique reads.

PTI invites former Indian cricketers to oath-taking ceremony

On Wednesday, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry had said that former Indian cricketers were invited by the PTI to participate in Imran’s oath-taking ceremony as prime minister.

He also clarified that the party has invited former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu to the ceremony.

The PTI leader also claimed to have invited Bollywood actors including Aamir Khan.

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