Navjot Singh Sidhu to attend swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan

Clay Curtis
August 17, 2018

Imran's party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had invited the likes of Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar along with Sidhu. Sidhu said it was Vajpayee who worked really hard for a cordial and harmonious relationship between India and Pakistan which was symbolized by the friendship bus service between Delhi and Lahore.

The newly-elected National Assembly members will vote for the country's next Prime Minister today.

Pakistan's parliament has elected Khan to lead the government.

Imran Khan on Friday tendered a written apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan for violating the secrecy of the ballot, removing the last hurdle for his swearing-in.

Rival candidate, Shehbaz Sharif, of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), garnered 96 votes.

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For the cricket legend-turned-politician, his party's first place in a national election and becoming country's prime minister, is the culmination of a battle that started more than two decades ago.

Khan will take the oath of office on Saturday.

Pakistani lawmakers will vote for a new prime minister today, with World Cup cricket hero and election victor Imran Khan expected to become the nuclear-armed country's new leader-in-waiting after weeks of working to form a coalition.

In the July 25 elections, Imran Khan's PTI won 116 of the directly contested 272 seats, just 21 short of the halfway mark. Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief secretary Arbab Shahzad was also invited as a special guest, reports said.

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