Sunil Gavaskar to skip Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony

Waqar Younis speaks to Geo News in Lahore

Waqar Younis speaks to Geo News in Lahore

Both Mr Sidhu and Mr Dev were contemporaries of the cricketer-turned-politician and had played several matches against Khan " s Pakistan cricket team. "But, the kind of speech Mr. Imran Khan has given is very nice and I wish him all the best and with folded hands, I appeal, that we have a attractive relationship". I recently congratulated Imran Khan on his victory in the elections. But a terrorist attack on India's Pathankot Air Force station in January 2016 scuttled plans for a revival of peace talks.

Ahead of Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony as Pakistan's new prime minister, Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and deputy high commissioner JP Singh met with Imran Khan. The ties between the two countries had strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based groups in 2016 and India's surgical strikes inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain has called a session of the new National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, starting August 13. "It is an important position and I will work with the PPP for Sindh's development".

Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan accepted the unconditional written apology from Khan for violating the secrecy of the ballot, removing the last possible hurdle in his swearing-in.

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