Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister by the National Assembly. The PTI chief won with 176 seats while his opponent, PML(N) president Shehbaz Sharif, secured 96 votes, Dawn reported. Khan will take the oath of office on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu reached Lahore on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of PM-in-waiting Imran Khan.

Sidhu reached Lahore via Wagah border and will arrive Islamabad for the oath-taking ceremony scheduled for Saturday.

Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Sidhu said: “I have come to Pakistan on my friend’s invitation. These are very special moments.”

“Athletes and artists erase distances (between countries)… I have come here bearing the message of love, and prayers for Pakistanis,” he added.

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