Pakistan's Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM August 18 - party


Khan retired from worldwide cricket after captaining the national team to glory in the 1992 World Cup in Down Under.

The Election Commission of Pakistan accepted the apology of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan for violating the rules regarding secrecy of vote casting.

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

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.

Pakistan went to polls on July 25 and the PTI had emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats after the Election Commission of Pakistan released the complete results for 270 of 272 National Assembly (NA) constituencies.

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"We should sit across and resolve the issues instead of we blaming India for problems in Balochistan and they blame us for problems in Kashmir. "One incident of terrorism should not hamper talks", Chaudhry said.

He stressed the need for revitalisation of diplomatic ties between the two countries and transforming the relationship for each other's benefit.

Khan also hoped for India's participation in the SAARC summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad. Senior PTI leaders, including vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, spokesman Fawad Chaudhry and Shireen Mazari, were present during the meeting held at Khan's residence at Bani Gala.

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.

The newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will take the oath on August 18, say reports. Modi also reiterated his vision of peace and development in the neighbourhood.