The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday accepted Imran Khan's apology for violating secrecy of the ballot on election day and withdrew its notice against him - removing one hurdle from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman's path in taking oath as the prime minister next week.
Pakistani prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan called for more "trustworthy" ties with the United States which have frayed amid US accusations that Pakistan is aiding Islamist insurgents waging war in Afghanistan, something Islamabad denies.
Among them was the notification for the NA-53 seat in Islamabad, another seat that Khan contested against PML-N leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The relations between Pakistan and the U.S. nosedived this January after President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to Washington but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists.
This was the first call on Khan by Bisaria and the Indian high commission termed the meeting as "candid" in which Bisaria put forth India's concerns on terrorism and cross border infiltration, according to the text of a statement by the Indian high commission posted on Twitter.More news: UMD football coach placed on leave following abuse allegations
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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. Bisaria also gifted Khan a bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team, the statement said. "I am glad that people in the U.S. have ultimately started acknowledging significance of political solution as conflict and use of force can add to the damages instead of breeding a sustainable solution to the crisis", Khan said. Local media also said that from India, cricketers Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu had been invited for the oath-taking ceremony.
A range of dignitaries from different countries have met Imran at his residence and congratulated him on the electoral success. The most significant aspect of the conversation was Modi's unambiguous willingness to improve his country's ties with Pakistan.
Prime Minister-in waiting, Imran Khan, is scheduled to appear before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday for misusing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's helicopters for personal use.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan casts his vote at a polling station in Islamabad on July 25. John Hoover said that the U.S. wants to strengthen the relationship with Pakistan.