Indian envoy calls on Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan

Aubrey Yates
August 12, 2018

A four-member bench headed by the chief election commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan heard the case against Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) took notice of the photos of him stamping the ballot paper in full public glare in the NA-53 Islamabad constituency.

Mr Khan had contested from five constituencies and had won from all of them.

Interstingly, just a day ahead of his scheduled appearance before the NAB, Khan drew enormous flak for using an extensive motorcade while going for a party's parliamentary meeting on Monday.

When it comes to humanitarian issues, India and Pakistan are not so actively engaged, however, the government has responded positively to Pakistan's decision on the release of Indian prisoners and fishermen on 13th August on the eve of Imran Khan's swearing.

Following the triumph, the 65-year-old veteran was also crowned as the Honourable Prime Minister of the nation.

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Khan stressed the need to restart the dialogue between the two countries on all outstanding issues, including Kashmir. "I can say that if you (India) will take one step forward, we will take two steps forward", Khan had said.

The country's caretaker prime minister announced Thursday that the National Assembly will meet on August 13 when newly elected lawmakers will be sworn in.

Bisaria's call on Khan comes after a telephone conversation between Khan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30 July, in which the latter congratulated Khan on his electoral success. This news regarding the meeting of Imran Khan with India's high commissioner is going to show how our government won't shy away from engaging with Khan despite the speculations that he might end up toeing Pakistan army's line on to India.

"The oath-taking ceremony will take place at President's House and the total number of guests won't be more than a few hundred", said Chaudhry, talking to the media with Senator Faisal Javed. A senior leader of Pakistan Tareek-e-Insaf (PTI) told the reporters that Imran Khan has invited his Indian friends and former cricketer Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath ceremony.

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