PTI Chief Imran Khan Elected as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

Elias Hubbard
August 17, 2018

Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Lahore today via Wagah border and will travel to Islamabad for the oath-taking ceremony on August 18.

Sidhu used his usual poetic expression while interacting with reporters. 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. "I have come here bearing the message of love, and prayers for Pakistanis", he added.

Only a few close friends of Imran Khan will be invited.

"I'm not here as a politician but as a friend of Khan", he said.

Hindustan jeevay, Pakistan jeevay, he chanted while reading a verse.

Quoting late Vajpayee, he said, If there is a fire at a neighbour's house we get the heat of it.

Answering a question, he said he had brought a Kashmiri shawl as a gift for Khan. I wish Imran becomes a symbol of prosperity (for his country).

This happened after more than two decades since the former captain of the Pakistan cricket team entered politics.

He is in the neighbouring country as a guest for the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan who will take oath as the next Prime Minister of the country on August 18.

"I will not leave those who looted this country for years, who spent all our taxpayers' money overseas and didn't let this country progress, there will be no reconciliation with the looters, accountability will be our top priority", Imran Khan said during his first speech as PM-elect in National Assembly. Earlier this week, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev whom Khan had invited on his swearing-in had declined the invitation citing personal engagements.

"It's a great honour and I accept the invitation".

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