Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Sidhu, Kapil get formal invite for Imran's swearing-in ceremony

Sidhu, Kapil get formal invite for Imran's swearing-in ceremony

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. Party chairman Imran Khan, widely touted to be the country's next prime minister, is expected to take oath later this week. I congratulated and conveyed my best wishes to him.

Prime Minister-in-waiting and PTI chairman Khan and other prominent leaders including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari were present in the assembly for the oath-taking. "We hope that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region, free from terror and violence", the prime minister said. But a terrorist attack on India's Pathankot Air Force station in January 2016 scuttled plans for a revival of peace talks.

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The decision came shortly after Khan extended a personal invite over a telephone conversation to the Punjab Cabinet Minister to attend his swearing-in ceremony. The PTI on Monday formally announced Khan as the prime ministerial candidate.

According to Punjab's Information and Public Relations Department, Khan also thanked Sidhu for praising him in a press conference on August 2. In his address to Pakistan, he said: "If India takes one step towards us, we will take two steps toward them...but at least (we) need a start".

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