Amir Khan, Kapil Dev likely to attend Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony
PTI plans to invite several famous celebrities and sports personalities from across the border.
LAHORE (Web Desk) – A number of personalities, including Bollywood superstar Amir Khan and former Indian captain Kapil Dev, are expected to show up at the oath-taking ceremony of prime minister-designate Imran Khan.
According to details, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party plans to invite several famous celebrities and sports personalities from across the border.
“Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sidhu and Aamir Khan – these four people will be invited. The Foreign Office will decide on the foreign dignitaries,” Indian media quoted PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry as saying.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had telephoned Imran Khan and felicitated the latter on landslide victory in general elections 2018.
Modi also extended extended warm and cordial wishes to Imran Khan.
Both leaders agreed to overcome the past and to lay a new foundation for a prosperous political, social and economic future.
Modi told Imran Khan that India is ready for a new era of ties with Pakistan and called for crafting collective strategy for combating regional challenges. Imran also stressed resuming talks while adding that issues can’t be solved through wars.
Earlier, in a wide-ranging address to the nation after election victory, Imran called for better ties with India.
While deploring Indian media’s hate campaign, Imran said, “If we want to slash poverty in the region, then we [Pakistan and India] must practice healthy trade ties,” stated Imran.
"This blame game that whatever goes wrong in Pakistan is because of India and vice versa brings us back to square one..
"If India comes and takes one step towards us, we will take two steps toward them. Right now, it is one sided where India is constantly just blaming us."