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This Indian politician to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony

Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sindhu, Sunil Gawaskar Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sindhu, Sunil Gawaskar
Melinda Barton | 12 August, 2018, 22:30

"I really hope and appeal that we have a really attractive relationship henceforth".

Chinese official website '' in an article has said that India can not bypass its two principal neighbors, China and Pakistan, as it has no option but to maintain good relations with them.

"We hope that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region, free from terror and violence", Modi said in an interview to the Times of India published on Sunday.

"For this, we have taken several well-known initiatives from the beginning of our term".

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. Modi had expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan. Khan thanked Modi for his wishes and emphasised that disputes should be resolved through dialogue.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party emerged victorious in the July 25 elections, the country's second-ever democratic transition of power, but fell short of an outright majority.

Speaking to media after the meeting, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said the prime minister-in-waiting has vowed to remove reservations of the opposition parties in line with his vision of taking them in the loop over a number of issues.

He said the party wanted to have amiable relations with all parties in parliament. The sentencing of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death by a military court in April a year ago further deteriorated bilateral ties.