Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Thursday denied receiving an invitation for attending the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan Prime Minister. On Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry had told the Pakistani media that along with Aamir Khan, former cricketers Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sunil Gavaskar, and Kapil Dev have also been invited to the ceremony.
Albeit Sidhu informed about receiving the invitation and called it an honour, however, the Dangal actor said that he has not received any invitation for the ceremony. Talking to CNN-News18, Aamir said he is not going to Pakistan for the ceremony to be held on August 11. “I have not got an invitation for Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony,” added Aamir.
Addressing a press conference earlier in the day, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said he has accepted Imran Khan’s “personal” invitation to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Meanwhile, Kapil Dev has denied receiving the invitation, but said that in case he gets one, he would go to Pakistan.
A media report today said that Imran Khan (65) has decided not to invite any foreign leader to his oath-taking ceremony as Pakistan’s new prime minister. Khan will take his oath at Aiwan-e-Sadr (President House). President Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath of the office to Khan.
After his party registered a victory in the Pakistan general Elections held on July 25, Khan had vowed to take austerity measures in order to save the money of taxpayers. He had even refused to move into the palatial and opulent Prime Minister’s House that he is officially entitled to when he assumes office.