Pakistan poll body declares Imran Khan's victory from 4 seats to Parliament

Pakistan PM-Elect Imran Khan Holds Courtesy Meet With Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan, on Thursday, accepted the apologies tendered by Mr 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.

The relations between Pakistan and the United States nosedived this January after President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to Washington but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists.

Bisaria had called on Imran to greet him on his party's victory in the july 25 General Election. This news regarding the meeting of Imran Khan with India's high commissioner is going to show how our government won't shy away from engaging with Khan despite the speculations that he might end up toeing Pakistan army's line on to India.

Khan who was to take oath on 11 August, is now expected to take up the office of prime minister on 18 August, according to Pakistani media reports quoting PTI senator Faisal Javed.

Cricket icon turned politician Imran Khan will take oath of Prime Ministership on August 18, his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced in a tweet on Friday.

The cricket bat gifted by Bisaria was autographed by the entire Indian cricket team, the Indian mission in Islamabad said. He hoped that the next SAARC Summit will be hosted in Islamabad.

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The Indian envoy said that after Modi's telephone call to Khan, there was a new optimism in India that relations would move forward in the right direction, the Express Tribune reported.

Imran had defeated former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in NA-53 Islamabad, bagging 92,891 votes in contrast to the PML-N leader's 44,314 votes.

Imran Khan and Hoover had exchanged views on Pak-US relations and matters of mutual interest.

Khan's PTI emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats, in the recently concluded National Assembly elections.

Pakistan and the U.S. 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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