Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Aamir Khan among special invites for Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony

Imran's political party Tehreek-e-Insaf won the general elections of Pakistan last week.

Eminent  personalities has been invited for Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony. (The Tribune)
After inviting former Indian cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for his oath-taking ceremony, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Aamir Khan has also been invited for the same. 

Imran Khan's political party Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the single largest party in Pakistan's national assembly after the July 25 general election in the country last week. 

"It is a great honour and I accept the invitation. Men of genius are admired, men of power are feared but men of character are trusted. Khan Sahab is a man of character. He can be trusted" said Sidhu about Imran Khan. 

There were earlier reports that Imran Khan is considering inviting leaders of SAARC countries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony, but it was rebuffed later by his party.

Fawad Chaudhry, the PTI spokesperson yesterday said on Twitter that they would take the decision on whether foreign dignitaries will be invited after consulting with the Pakistan Foreign Office.

"Media speculations about international dignitaries attending PM oath ceremony are not correct. We have sought the advice of Foreign Office on the matter and will decide accordingly #PTI," he had tweeted.

Earlier Indian PM Narendra Modi called Imran Khan to congratulate on his victory and also spoke about resolving the ties between the two countries. "Pakistan and India will work to open a new chapter in bilateral ties". Imran Khan in his victory speech had also said that better relations between Pakistan and India would be "good for all of us".

Ties between the two countries strained further after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based groups in 2016 and India's surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control. 

Imran Khan's coming to power in Pakistan hopefully will better the relations between the two countries which is something people from both countries would be hoping for. 

(Inputs from NDTV) 


By Anshuman Roy - 02 Aug, 2018

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