Former Cricket player, Imran Khan elected Pakistan Prime Minister
The former Cricket player, Imran Khan 65 has been elected prime minister of Pakistan.
The prime minister-elect vowed to bring about the “change that this nation was longing for”,with reforms to the country’s economy. according to local media.
The charismatic sports star, who captained Pakistan to a World Cup victory in 1992, was elected Prime Minister at the country’s national assembly following his party’s grand slide victory during the July elections.
Mr Khan was backed by 176 members. His opponent, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif, received 96 votes.
Mr Khan faces real challenges, including a mounting economic crisis, but his supporters have high expectations of what he can deliver in terms of creating jobs, and improving healthcare and education. He promised to create a “new Pakistan”.