Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan has invited former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Bollywood star to his oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad on August 11.
After the July 25 general election in the country, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by Imran Khan emerged as the single largest party in Pakistan's national assembly. However, it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own.
PTI spokesman took Twitter and cited that "Media speculations about international dignitaries attending PM oath ceremony are not correct. We have sought the advice of the Foreign Office on the matter and will decide accordingly #PTI,".
Media speculations about international dignitaries attending PM oath ceremony are not correct. We have sought the advice of Foreign Office on the matter and will decide accordingly #PTI— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 31, 2018
Imran Khan cited in his victory speech that better relations between Pakistan and India would be "good for all of us". "If India takes one step forward, we will take two,".
Earlier reports were that Imran Khan is inviting leaders of SAARC countries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony, but it was dismissed later by his party.
The Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had travelled to Delhi to attend PM Modi's oath-taking ceremony. PM Modi had also made a stopover in Lahore in December 2015 to greet his counterpart on his birthday.