After the historic victory of Imran Khan in the election, Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan invited Bollywood star Amir Khan and former cricketers Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar for the oath-taking ceremony on August 11. The announcement made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday.
The development came after the meeting between PTI leaders and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua about which foreign dignitaries could be invited to the PTI chief’s ceremony. Another report revealed that the PTI wished to invite the heads of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) member states including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as China and Turkey but the party slated the reports.
PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said:
“Media speculations about international dignitaries attending PM oath ceremony are not correct. We have sought the advice of the Foreign Office on the matter and will decide accordingly,”
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