India’s representative to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria gifted a cricket bat signed by Indian cricketers to the would-be Prime Minister Imran Khan after the two met on Friday to discuss the prospects of the relationship between the two neighboring countries.
The Indian High Commissioner along with other diplomatic staff congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief for winning the elections in the July 26 polls in which the Khan-led party emerged victorious with 116 seats in the National Assembly.
The official Twitter handle of India in Pakistan also tweeted about the meeting, their tweet read: “Indian HC Ajay Bisaria called on Mr Imran Khan, Chairperson & senior leadership of PTI. HC congratulated @ImranKhanPTI on his electoral success, discussed range of issues, prospects of India-Pak relationship. HC gifted a cricket bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team.”
Indian HC Ajay Bisaria called on Mr Imran Khan, Chairperson & senior leadership of PTI. HC congratulated @ImranKhanPTI on his electoral success, discussed range of issues, prospects of India-Pak relationship. HC gifted a cricket bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team. pic.twitter.com/xtdZ8H8ZQ5
— India in Pakistan (@IndiainPakistan) August 10, 2018
Imran Khan will take oath as Prime Minister on August 18, Senator Faisal Javed said on Friday. Javed also confirmed that three former Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Novjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar had been invited to the oath-taking ceremony.
In reply, former Indian batsman and present politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has accepted that invitation, according to a report. According to ANI, Sidhu said, “It’s a great honor and I accept the invitation. Men of genius are admired, men of power are feared but men of character are trusted. Khan Sahab is a man of character. He can be trusted.”
On the other hand, Gavaskar as quoted in India Today said, “I would like to take our government’s OK, take their view, opinion whether I should travel there even if there is a day when I am able to go. An official invite in a way hasn’t been there. I would like to travel but whether I would be able to travel is a different matter.”