PM Modi congratulates Imran Khan, expresses his vision of peace and development in the region

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan’s next prime minister, as his party emerged as the strongest party in the recently held elections in Pakistan.

The prime minister expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan. He also reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighborhood, a statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

In his first press conference, PTI chief Imran Khan had said, “If they take one step towards us, we will take two, but at least need a start”.

PTI Chief will take oath onAugust 11, three days before the country’s independence day that falls on August 14.

However, Imran Khan himself set at rest speculation about the date and he was quoted as saying on Radio Pakistan that “I will take oath as Prime Minister on 11th of next month that is August 11”. That shows that the party has done its homework and is confident of forming a majority government.