WATCH: Imran struggles with national language, attire during oath-taking

Published: August 18, 2018
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Imran was administered the oath by President Mamnoon Hussain during a ceremony at the President House in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Imran was administered the oath by President Mamnoon Hussain during a ceremony at the President House in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

All eyes were set on the country’s newly sworn in premier, Imran Khan during his oath-taking ceremony, however, his fumbling while being sworn in has been put under the media spotlight.

Imran was administered the oath by President Mamnoon Hussain during a ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadar in Islamabad.

While reading out certain parts of the oath, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo can be seen misreading Urdu words.

President Mamnoon Hussain then corrects the former cricketer to which Imran can be seen smirking.

Mamnoon even corrected PM Imran when he said “roz-e-qiyaadat” (day of leadership) instead of “roz-e-qiyaamat” (Day of Judgement).

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Moreover, there is also a moment in the ceremony when Imran reaches into his kurta to take out his reading glasses leaving the audience wondering what he was about to take out.

A social media user backed Imran by saying that after over two-decades of struggle to reach this position it would be natural for anyone to fumble when they achieve their life long goal.

Another twitter user said that how is it possible for Imran not to have rehearsed it.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Mj
    Aug 19, 2018 - 5:28AM

    It is kind of sad that from Bhutto to Benazir to Nawaz to Bilawal to Imran … none of our leaders are fluent in our national language. Recommend

  • Xof
    Aug 19, 2018 - 10:16AM

    BTW shame on tribune for this article. The true context is, he is new in this field..not 3 times elected to speak the swearing fluently like previous ones. Grow up the reporting level.Recommend

  • nikki
    Aug 19, 2018 - 10:21AM

    Jinnah was also not fluent, but his leadership was remarkable.
    The rest you mentioned BB and Nawaz ,remained doubtedRecommend

  • Humza
    Aug 19, 2018 - 12:01PM

    @Mj: The founder of the country was more comfortable in English. It’s high time English was accepted for use as the national language which would benefit all Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Mr Keema
    Aug 19, 2018 - 3:23PM

    So what ? Give me someone honest but having hiccups in the National language any day over some smooth talking crook.Recommend

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