Sunil Gavaskar will not be attending Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony

Imran Khan's speech was very nice, I wish him all the best: Kangana Ranaut

His tweet came after President Mamnoon Hussain summoned a session of the National Assembly on August 13 during which the newly-elected members will take oath.

Modi had met the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif several times and also visited Pakistan in a surprise stopover on his way back from an official trip to Russian Federation in December 2015.

The 25 July Pakistan elections, which has seen cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) emerging as the single largest party with 116 seats, has however ignited hopes of a thaw in India-Pakistan ties.

The party confirmed Friday that it had secured the numbers for a majority in the lower house of parliament.

Pakistan had welcomed Prime Modi's congratulatory phone call to PTI chief Imran Khan and said it wanted resumption of bilateral talks which were halted in 2015.

The Punjab government on Saturday also said in a statement that Sidhu has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony.

The 65-year-old leader had contested from five constituencies and won all of them. Sidhu said that he has accepted the invitation extended by Imran Khan for attending his swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The party needed the support of 172 lawmakers in the house of 342 to form the government.

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