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Imran Khan’s PTI says decision to invite foreign dignitaries to oath ceremony pending

PTI has rebuffed reports that the party was planning to invite foreign dignitaries, including PM Modi, to the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan.

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 01, 2018 7:17 IST ]

PTI Chief Imran Khan

Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday rejected reports which claimed that the party was planning to invite foreign dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to the oath-taking ceremony of its chief Imran Khan. As per news agency ANI, the party has said that the decision on inviting foreign dignitaries to the ceremony is pending.

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry, through its Twitter handle said that the decision would be taken after consultation with the Pakistan Foreign Office.

"Media speculations about international dignitaries attending PM oath ceremony are not correct. We have sought the advice of Foreign Office on the matter and will decide accordingly PTI," he tweeted.

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. 

Khan on Monday had said that he would take oath as prime minister of Pakistan on August 11

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He had 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. 

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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