Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria meets Imran Khan, gifts him a bat

Imran Khan calls up Navjot Sidhu, invites him to swearing-in ceremony on Aug 18

We have also taken various initiatives in this regard.

The PTI's parliamentary committee on Monday officially named party chairman Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan.

With the inclusion of reserved seats for women and minorities, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) number of seats in the National Assembly has risen to 158.

India-Pakistan peace talks stalled in 2013 and efforts to get them started have come to naught, mainly due to several terrorist attacks in India seen as perpetrated by Pakistan-based terrorist groups. An official source said Indian participation in the summit would ensure a visit by Prime Mr. Modi to Pakistan.

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"Khan Sahab expressed the hope that the SAARC Summit would be held soon in Islamabad".

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar will not attend Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony on August 18, India Today reported on Saturday.

Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain has called a session of the new National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, starting August 13. The statement had also added that New Delhi hoped the newly elected government would work constructively to build a safe, stable, secure and developed South Asia, one that is free of terrorism and violence.

Khan's public statement had followed India's engagement with his team through the High Commission in Islamabad.

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