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Sunil Gavaskar unable to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony

Sunil Gavaskar unable to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony

Both Mr Sidhu and Mr Dev were contemporaries of the cricketer-turned-politician and had played several matches against Khan " s Pakistan cricket team.

Gavaskar told India Today that he spoke to Imran Khan and wished him luck before the latter takes over as the prime minister of Pakistan. "I really hope and appeal that we have a really lovely relationship henceforth". "We hope that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region, free from terror and violence", the prime minister said. I recently congratulated Imran Khan on his victory in the elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed the hope that Pakistan will work for a South Asia free of terrorism.

The India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in recent years with no bilateral talks taking place.

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Holding reins of the country after swearing in as prime minister of Pakistan would not prove a bed of roses for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, a renowned astrologer predicted as the oath-taking date draws closer.

His tweet came after President Mamnoon Hussain summoned a session of the National Assembly on August 13 during which the newly-elected members will take oath. The PTI on Monday formally announced Khan as the prime ministerial candidate.

"Before talking about depoliticising the Sindh police, Imran Ismail should remember that the position of the governor is also a non-political one", said Ghani. "We should sit across (the table) and resolve the issues instead of we blaming India for problems in Balochistan and they blame us for problems in Kashmir".