Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan gifts Imran Khan a special memento from the Indian team
The Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria today met the PTI chief and had a special present for him.
Updated - Aug 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan who is soon to become the Prime Minister of the country received a pleasant gift from the Indian side today. Imran who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was the biggest figure in the recently held general elections. As a result of over two decades of hard work, PTI emerged as the largest party though didn’t gain a majority but is in a position to form a government.
Among those who congratulated Imran after the feat includes Indian cricketers as well as the political class. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi called him and shared his best wishes. As a diplomatic gesture the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria today met the PTI chief and had a special present for him.
He congratulated the World Cup-winning Pakistani captain on the occasion and handed him a cricket bat signed by all the members of the Indian cricket team. As per reports, the two discussed a host of topics which includes the relationship between the neighbouring countries.
Imran is expected to swear in as the next PM of the country on August 18, the Election Commission of Pakistan has allowed him to temporarily take oath as the Member of National Assembly while there is an ongoing case on the violation of the electoral code of conduct against him.
The former national team captain had a cordial relationship with a lot of Indian cricketers and thus invited his counterparts. Among those asked to grace their presence at the oath-taking ceremony are India’s first World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjyot Singh Sidhu. All three of them have confirmed that they received a personal invitation from Imran. At the moment they await a confirmation from the central government before making the decision whether they will travel to Pakistan for the event.
As far as his victory is concerned, Imran himself contested election from five seats and won all of them. His party secured 114 seats in the National Assembly whereas the magic number is 172, they’re in talks with other allies for a coalition and are confident of obtaining the required figures.