After winning with a bigotry majority, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Imran Khan is preparing for the oath taking ceremony (if it may occur) on 11th of August and he intends to invite the Prime Ministers of all the SAARC nations including Indian PM Narendra Modi.
The Pakistan General Election 2018 results has been historically surprising as politically novice cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party and is now ready to form the government. It is called “historic” as this is the first time in 70 years that a non-dynast with no political family background has been voted as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. While the PTI is single largest party, it still doesn’t hold enough votes to form the government on its own.
On the other hand, Imran Khan announced that he will be taking oath as Pakistan’s prime minister on August 11. Furthermore, PTI is considering to invite the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads including Indian PM Narendra Modi to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony. From the other end, it has been reported that PM Modi had telephoned Khan to congratulate for his landslide victory in the polls and wished for a better future of Pakistan as well as better relations with India.
These initial gestures are seen as potential welcome signs from both sides towards the possibility of beginning of a new fresh chapter in the Indo-Pak relationship. Evidently, the leadership of Imran Khan can actually prove to be a positive turning point for both countries as he has expressed how “if India take on step forward they will take two steps forward” towards betterment of relations. Perhaps, it is all good for both India and Pakistan as “war and bloodshed leads to tragedies and never resolve disputes”.