In a change of heart Imran Khan has decided not to invite foreign leaders and celebrities to his oath taking ceremony as he wants to keep the event very simple, Dawn reported.
Imran khan is expected to take oath on august 11 as his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party in the elections held on July 25.
Initially his party had planned to invite several foreign leaders and personalities, including Narendra Modi, Bollywood superstar Amir Khan and Indian cricketers like Sunil Gavasker Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu to the event.
.“The PTI chairman has directed to stage the oath-taking event with austerity,” Dawn newspaper quoted PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry as saying.
“He will take his oath in a simple ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr (President House),” the spokesperson said.
“It has been decided that no foreign personalities will be invited to the ceremony it will be a completely national event. Only a few close friends of Imran Khan will be invited.”
“There will be no show of extravagance at the event,” Chaudhry said.
However, he added that some foreign friends of Imran will be invited to the event. “A few of Imran’s friends are the only foreign nationals being invited to the event,” he said.