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Imran Khan may invite PM Narendra Modi for his oath ceremony on August 11

Khan on Monday said that he would take oath as prime minister on August 11.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 31, 2018 23:41 IST ]
PM Narendra Modi
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PM Narendra Modi

Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is considering to invite the leaders of the SAARC countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath taking ceremony as the premiere in August. 

PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the recent National Assembly elections. However, it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own. 

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Khan on Monday said that he would take oath as prime minister on August 11.

"The core committee of Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads including Mr Modi and a decision on this is expected shortly," a leader of Khan’s party said, reported news agency PTI. 

He also termed Modi's telephone call to Khan on his victory in the 2018 polls a welcoming sign to begin a new chapter in relations between the two countries. 

Spokesperson for Khan’s party Fawad Chaudhry also did not rule out inviting Modi to the swearing-in ceremony.

"A decision about it will be taken by the party in consultation with the foreign ministry in coming days," he said, news agency further reported.  

PM Modi on Monday telephoned Khan and congratulated him on his party’s victory in the general elections and hoped that "Pakistan and India will work to open a new chapter in bilateral ties". 

Khan thanked Modi for his wishes and emphasised that disputes should be resolved through dialogue. 

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