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PM Modi congratulates Imran Khan over poll performance, expresses hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan

He expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan, a PMO statement said.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 31, 2018 7:25 IST ]
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PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Imran Khan, chairperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and congratulated him for his party emerging as the largest political party in the National Assembly of Pakistan in the recent elections. 

He expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan, a PMO statement said. 

"Prime Minister spoke to Imran Khan, Chairperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party and congratulated him for his party emerging as the largest political party in the National Assembly of Pakistan in the recently conducted general elections," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

The prime minister also reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighborhood.

Imran Khan has said that he will take oath as Prime Minister on August 11, the media reported on Monday.

Although PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly in the July 25 polls, it is short of numbers to form its government independently. 

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto-led Pakistan Peoples Party agreed on formulation of a "coordinated joint strategy" in an attempt to give a tough time to PTI in Parliament.

(With inputs from agencies)

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