This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Arch rival of the governing party, PTI Chief Imran Khan, took oath as a member of the National Assembly after successfully recovering from a back injury on Wednesday. The National Assembly session was chaired by speaker Ayaz Sadiq. Khan had missed the oath-taking ceremony on June 1 due to ill health.
PTI Chief took the opportunity to congratulate Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif on becoming the prime minister. In his speech, Khan highlighted crucial areas that need immediate attention in order to stabilize both economic and social health of Pakistan.
He said nations could not progress without access to a fair justice system. He raised his concerns about the plight of justice offered to a common man. He said all the major problems will start to diminish once a common man is confident that justice will prevail. Khan also raised concern over the recent development of increase in taxes. He strongly opposed the decision and urged the federal government to take more rational measures of increasing revenue.
Khan had taken a bad fall at a rally during his election campaign. He fell from a lifter on May 7 and was rushed to Shaukat Khannum Memorial Hospital for treatment. Khan received serious injuries on his back but his health condition was soon declared stable. He remained on bed rest for a few weeks and continued to communicate with his supporters through recorded video messages. He also addressed a rally in Islamabad via web link.