Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing

Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing

Ajay Bisaria also gift Imran Khan a bat autographed by the Indian cricket team.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have sent a cable of congratulations to Pakistan's incoming Prime Minister Imran Khan following his parliamentary election win.

In an interview to news agency ANI, Modi said he called Prime Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief to congratulate on his victory and he hoped that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region.

"I have always said that we wish to have good neighbourly relations".

"For this, we have taken several well-known initiatives from the beginning of our term".

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The India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in recent years with no bilateral talks taking place.

Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week. The ties between the two countries had strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based groups in 2016 and India's surgical strikes inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The Punjab government on Saturday confirmed that former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan " s Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan on August 18 in Islamabad.

Imran Khan is set to take oath as the new premier on August 18 as his party has claimed to achieve a majority in the National Assembly during the recently held general elections. The PTI on Monday formally announced Khan as the prime ministerial candidate. "We should sit across (the table) and resolve the issues instead of we blaming India for problems in Balochistan and they blame us for problems in Kashmir".

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