Imran to submit written apology for controversial vote-casting

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Meanwhile, the ECP today accepted the apologies tendered by Khan, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman for using indecent language during their election campaigns.

Indian deputy commissioner J.P. Singh also accompanied the Indian envoy.

Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has said his government will build a more "balanced and trustworthy" relationship with the U.S., asserting that the trust deficit between the two countries has resulted in many ups and downs in the bilateral ties.

After the Indian diplomat congratulated Khan, his host "expressed his grave concerns on the human rights violations in the occupied Kashmir".

The two figures discussed a range of issues and prospects of India-Pakistan relationships.

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Earlier, on July 30, the ECP had sought a written reply from Imran, who is touted to be the country's next prime minister after his party witnessed a resounding triumph in the July 25 general election.

In this photograph taken on February 5, 2018, Pakistani cricketer-turned-opposition leader and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, speaks during an interview with AFP at his home in Islamabad. "The telephonic conversation between Indian PM Narendra Modi and the PTI chairman has given birth to this new hope", he said. "I can say that if you (India) will take one step forward, we will take two steps forward", Khan had said.

Bisaria said that India was hopeful that the relations with Pakistan would get on a new path.

The acting Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan, John Hoover had also called on prime minister-in-waiting and PTI Chairman Imran Khan at latter's Bani Gala residence in Islamabad. In his victory speech last month, Khan had said that Pakistan wanted to have a mutually beneficial relationship with the US.

Pakistan and the USA have witnessed many ups and downs in their relationship, which were the outcome of trust deficit between the two countries, he said.

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