Exactly after 71 years, Imran Khan follows QuaidAzam
LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insasf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, has said that he will take oath as country's 11th Prime Minister on August 11, 2018.
It will be exactly 71 years after the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, had addressed the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan in New Delhi on the same date in 1947, just three days prior to the nation's formal birth.
Jinnah was elected President of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, which was formed to frame the country's constitution and serve as its first parliament.
Research shows that while Francis II had assumed the title of the first Austrian Emperor on August 11, 1804, Hussein bin Talal was also proclaimed King of Jordan on the same date in 1952. During the course of his Presidential address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on August 11, 1947 on the eve of independence and the end of British Rule in India, Jinnah had thanked the members of the parliament for electing him as its first President, besides viewing that the whole world was wondering at the unprecedented cyclonic revolution which had brought about the clan of creating and establishing two independent sovereign Dominions in this sub-continent.