Soon to be PM of Pakistan Imran Khan did something unique from other ministers of Pakistan so far and made headlines. He has invited actor Aamir Khan, and former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu to his oath-taking ceremony on August 11. Mr Sidhu accepted the invitation, calling Imran Khan “a man of character”.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has said,
“It is a great honour 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.”
In the last general elections of Pakistan, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the single largest party in Pakistan’s national assembly. Earlier there were reports that Imran Khan has also invited the leaders of SAARC countries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony, but the news is denied by his party.
Ties between India and Pakistan have remained tense since the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 and worsened after the Uri terror attack by Pak-based terrorists. Now it will be interesting to see that how Imran Khan will make efforts to have a friendly bond with India. It seems he already took the first step by inviting some prominent people of India mentioned above.