‘New hope for democracy in Pak’: PM Modi makes congratulatory call to Imran Khan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Khan for his victory in the recently conducted elections, in which his PTI emerged the single largest party.

New Delhi, Juy30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Pakistan’s Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan, chairperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on Monday and congratulated him for his victory in the recently conducted elections.

In a telephonic conversation, PM Modi expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan and also reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighborhood.

Imran Khan, in his post poll speech, had expressed willingness to engage with India. While maintaining that Kashmir was the biggest bone of contention, Khan had said he believed that opening up trade would benefit both the countries.

The PTI chief had on Monday announced that he will take oath as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 11. Khan’s party has emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in the 272-seat National Assembly.

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