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Sunil Gavaskar unable to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony

12 August 2018

Gavaskar told India Today that he spoke to Imran Khan and wished him luck before the latter takes over as the prime minister of Pakistan. "I will try to work with all stakeholders", he said.

The PTI has won majority of seats in the general elections in the National Assembly, while numbers of other parties and independent candidates have joined hands with Imran Khan to form government in Cetnre as well in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in recent years with no bilateral talks taking place.

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.

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Khan who was to take oath on 11 August, is now expected to be sworn in on 18 August, according to Pakistani media reports quoting PTI senator Faisal Javed.

Having served his country as the cricketer as well, the political party has chose to invite the former Indian cricketers including Sunil Gavaskar for the ceremony which will reportedly take place on August 18. 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.

Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan accepted the unconditional written apology from Khan for violating the secrecy of the ballot, removing the last possible hurdle in his swearing-in.

Sunil Gavaskar unable to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony