Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said on Friday, August 10, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the nuclear-armed nation.
"India is confident that relations with Pakistan will take a turn for the positive", the Dawn quoted Bisaria as saying.
Not only this, Imran Khan is the same person who is all set to swear in as a new prime minister of Pakistan next week.
Meanwhile, the ECP today accepted the apologies tendered by Khan, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman for using indecent language during their election campaigns.
In January, U.S President Donald Trump further strained relations with a withering attack on Pakistan on Twitter, accusing Pakistan of playing a "double game" on fighting terrorism and vowing a tougher approach.
Khan also expressed hope of Indian participation in the upcoming SAARC Summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad soon. "HC gifted a cricket bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team", the mission said in another tweet.
The Indian high commissioner said that a telephonic conversation between Imran Khan and Indian PM Narendra Modi had a given a hope to both the countries. A senior leader of Pakistan Tareek-e-Insaf (PTI) told the reporters that Imran Khan has invited his Indian friends and former cricketer Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath ceremony.
A range of dignitaries from different countries have met Imran at his residence and congratulated him on the electoral success.
Pakistan and the United States have witnessed many ups and downs in their relationship, which were the outcome of trust deficit between the two countries, he said.
The report stated that, Khan was first summoned on July 18, but the case was pushed after he filed an application to the accountability body seeking more time citing his unavailability due to campaigning for the general elections. John Hoover said that the U.S. wants to strengthen the relationship with Pakistan.