Indian envoy meets Imran Khan, gifts bat signed by Indian team

Imran Khan

Imran Khan

Khan faces some competition from the leader of the former ruling Pakistan Muslim League party, Shahbaz Sharif, who has jointly been fielded for the post of prime minister by opposition parties.

Pakistan election officials on Friday accepted the "apology" of the country's premier-in-waiting for violating ballot secrecy in the July 25 elections, removing a key hurdle to his becoming prime minister.

The case against the cricketer-turned-politician was filed after Geo News, in a report, claimed that the former KP government, headed by PTI's Pervez Khattak, spent a whopping amount on Khan's travel at the government's expense.

Interstingly, just a day ahead of his scheduled appearance before the NAB, Khan drew huge flak for using an extensive motorcade while going for a party's parliamentary meeting on Monday.

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.

Indian High Commissioner presenting a bat signed by the Indian cricket teak to Imran Khan.

The PTI's parliamentary committee on Monday had officially named party chairman Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan.

Imran Khan expressed concerns over the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. In fact, this has been said that Bisaria is soon going to outline India's case for tougher action by Islamabad against India specific terror groups such as LeT and JeM.

The meeting between Khan and the Indian envoy came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 30 called and congratulated the PTI chief on his electoral success.

Bisaria, too, hoped that a new chapter in the Pakistan-India relations would soon begin.

Earlier, in his victory speech, Khan had also offered to build good ties with India.

According to Javed, the oath-taking will take place on August 18.

Rouhani, for his part, said Tehran wished to further develop the bilateral relations with Islamabad.

The two sides often accuse each other of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, resulting in civilian casualties.