Indian envoy in Pakistan meets Imran Khan

12 August, 2018, 15:04 | Author: Myra Gill
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"I have always said that we wish to have good neighbourly relations".

Prime Minister Modi had called up Khan on July 30 and congratulated him on his electoral success.

In a recent interview with the press, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut - who has often been coined "anti-Pakistan" - surprised the media when she softened the stance on Pakistan and commented that she was full of hope because of Imran Khan.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), nine out of 13 independent candidates allied themselves with the Imran Khan-led party, increasing its tally of general seats to 125.


India-Pakistan peace talks stalled in 2013 and efforts to get them started have come to naught, mainly due to several terrorist attacks in India seen as perpetrated by Pakistan-based terrorist groups.

India also skipped the 2016 Saarc summit in Islamabad after a terrorist attack on an army garrison in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, left 18 soldiers dead. An official source said Indian participation in the summit would ensure a visit by Prime Mr. Modi to Pakistan.

Having served his country as the cricketer as well, the political party has chose to invite the former Indian cricketers including Sunil Gavaskar for the ceremony which will reportedly take place on August 18.

The PTI spokesperson also added that the prime minister will attend assembly sessions himself to answer questions and the expenditures of the PM House and provincial governor houses will also be cut down. "Right now, it is one-sided where India is constantly just blaming us".

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