Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has finally taken oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Mamnoon Hussain, the President of Pakistan administered oath in President house. Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony was the talk of the town for many reasons. His supporters and opponents both had much to say on whether he will be able to meet his responsibilities and face the challenges with resilience or not.
Many celebrities and world leaders congratulated Imran Khan for becoming the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Pleased to talk to @ImranKhanPTI, Prime Minister of Pakistan. The UK and Pakistan share deep and important links. There is plenty for our two countries to work together on, not least increasing bilateral trade and mutual security issues.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) August 18, 2018
But Twitterati had got other things to highlight on this occasion. The social media brigade also actively participated in discussions on various aspects of the event.
Moments from Imran Khan’s Oath Taking Ceremony
There were several things from Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony that became a talk of the town. But worth mentioning include Khan’s mispronunciation of difficult Urdu words during swearing-in ceremony and conservative attire of his burqa-clad wife, Bushra Maneka.
Here is all they have been talking about.
On Imran Khan’s Urdu
Khan didn’t pronounce few Urdu words well, and social media was losing its mind.
Sir Imran aap ke jeyaalo se jaan ki amaan chaahu ga lekin aik cheez arz kerna thi…. ermm confidence to buhat achi baat hai …. lekin aik dafa rehearsal kerney se izzat mai koi kammi na hoti.#Oath #PrimeMinisterIk
— Arslan Naseer – CBA (@ArslanNaseerCBA) August 18, 2018
They realized that Urdu is a tough language.
first #Oath I ever watched in my life and analysed that the urdu is very hard 😀
— Fatimah khan (@Inevitable_khan) August 18, 2018
The very first problem Khan faced was taking dictation.
Who knew the first problem Imran Khan would have to face after taking the #oath would be Urdu dictation. #PrimeMinisterIK
— فریحہ ✪ (@fay_alif) August 18, 2018
Why they didn’t highlight Imran Khan’s mistakes.
Pretty sure Nawaz Sharif & the rest used to make mistakes while taking oath too. Nobody would know because nobody ever cared enough to watch that. #Oath
— Mahnoor Maqsood (@Mah_noorMaqsood) August 18, 2018
On Bushra Maneka’s Attire
Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Maneka is a spiritual personality. She usually keeps her face covered in the veil. The first lady of Pakistan attended the oath-taking ceremony in the same attire. Of course, some people had their two cents to give on the what Bushra Maneka chose to wear.
People for quick to condemn those pseudo-liberals for commenting on Bushra Bibi’s dress.
A Power Crisis?
Well, it questions whether being liberal means being pro-choice or not? Or, if liberals want to dictate the world and let the women wear what they want them to. Isn’t it that someone’s lifestyle should be purely a matter of choice for liberal thinkers; otherwise what is the difference between them and the conservatives.
What was served in Imran Khan’s Oath Taking Ceremony
According to PTI social media brigade, the guests at Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony didn’t get something special to feast upon. Instead, they were only served tea and biscuits. And, for Imran Khan’s supporters, it was for the first time in history simplicity was observed in an oath-taking ceremony. For them, it was a sign of tabdeeli (change).
Chai and biscuits were served at #Oath ceremony instead of 9 buffet dishes. Cost saving on day 1 😊#Tabdeeli #PrimeMinisterIK #NayaPakistan #ImranKhan
— SYEDA TUBA AAMIR (@TubaAtweets) August 18, 2018
And, few journalists like Nusrat Javed were quick to correct the facts.
Buffet dishes were never served in any of the oath taking ceremonies that I have been personally attending since 1988. https://t.co/9exqHtD4RB
— Nusrat Javeed (@javeednusrat) August 18, 2018
Navjot Singh Sidhu Capturing Attention
Pakistanis gave a warm welcome to Navjot Singh Sidhu when he came to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony. On the day when Khan was finally taking Oath, Mr. Sidhu was the center of attraction. He again became a center of discussion among Pakistani and Indian Twitterati.
One of the best things I've seen in a while: the hug of our COAS Qamar Bajwa and our guest from India Navjot Singh Sidhu.
This to me is a reiteration of my oft-repeated stance that Pakistan Army wants peace with India. pic.twitter.com/kJnJXOC8tj
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) August 18, 2018