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

Imran reads out certain Urdu words wrong, reaches into Kurta pocket for his glasses

News Desk August 18, 2018
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.



Mr Keema | 4 years ago | Reply So what ? Give me someone honest but having hiccups in the National language any day over some smooth talking crook.
Humza | 4 years ago | Reply @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.
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