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

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes Pakistan-often accused by neighbours India and Afghanistan of fomenting terrorism and supporting terrorist networks in the region-will work towards creating a secure, stable and prosperous neighbourhood.

"The Secretariat of the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has invited me to attend the swearing in ceremony of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18 at Islamabad", Mr Sidhu said. He also hoped that Imran works for the betterment of Pakistan during his tenure at the helm while also expecting that the relations between the two countries improve immensely.

The PTI has won majority of seats in the general elections in the National Assembly, while numbers of other parties and independent candidates have joined hands with Imran Khan to form government in Cetnre as well in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Khan who was to take oath on 11 August, is now expected to be sworn in on 18 August, according to Pakistani media reports quoting PTI senator Faisal Javed. He has interacted with Indians.

In February 2018, the same astrologer predicted that there is no possibility of PTI chief Imran Khan becoming the prime minister in 2018 but it bounced back after results of July 25 polls. "Apart from this, Khan also extended personal invitation to Sidhu on the phone which was accepted in all humility by the latter", a government spokesman said in Chandigarh.

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