Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi, who is an open supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on all forums, showered praise upon Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“Simple oath-taking ceremony of Naya Pakistan! No lavish high tea or dishes, guests treated with water and tea,” tweeted the actor. “For now, I can proudly say that my prime minister is not corrupt,” the actor concluded.

Abbasi was seen defending Imran Khan well before the PTI chief’s former wife Reham Khan had formally published her book aimed at what the party termed ‘character assassination’ of their chief. Abbasi also said that the “hard work has just begun for Prime Minister Imran Khan”.

Earlier, Imran Khan took oath as country’s 22nd prime minister in a simple ceremony at the President House. For the cricket legend-turned-politician, his party’s first place in a national election and becoming country’s prime minister, is the culmination of a battle that started more than two decades ago.

For years, he was dismissed as a political dilettante who could not convert his personal popularity into significant seats in parliament for the PTI.

But in the July 25 elections, things dramatically changed for the PTI chief, putting the former sports star on the brink of power. PTI won the most seats in July’s elections – setting up Khan to become PM with the help of small parties, more than two decades after he first entered politics.