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Gavaskar, Kapil Aamir Khan invited to Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony

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Published on August 05, 2018 with No Comments

Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has invited Bollywood star Aamir Khan and former cricketers Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to his oath taking ceremony scheduled to be held on August 11.  The development came after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders met Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua to discuss which foreign dignitaries could be invited to the ceremony. Earlier reports said the PTI wished to invite the heads of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member states including Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi as well as premiers of China and Turkey. However, till the time of going to the press. As per reports, members of the Pakistan Foreign Office said that calling foreign leaders to the oath taking was “a sensitive matter” and all perspectives needed to be taken into consideration.

Khan’s PTI emerged as the single largest party in the country’s National Assembly after the July 25 election. However, it is short of numbers to form its government independently.

 

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