Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Imran Khan, Bilawal and others take oath as Pakistan National Assembly members

Imran Khan, Bilawal and others take oath as Pakistan National Assembly members

In an interview to news agency ANI over the weekend, when asked if India was open to a dialogue with Pakistan's Imran Khan-led government and whether India would participate in the Saarc meet that Islamabad will host this year, Modi seemed to steer clear of any definite answers.

President Mamnoon Hussain has already summoned the maiden session of National Assembly, the lower house, at 10 am in Parliament House.

The election of the Prime Minister will be held after election of the new Speaker who will supervise the election of the premier.

Ahead of Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony as Pakistan's new prime minister, Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and deputy high commissioner JP Singh met with Imran Khan. The actor recently made headlines after she bestowed praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi terming him as the 'rightful leader of democracy.' She also batted in favour of a second term for the Prime Minister.

There are reports that President Hussain has cancelled his three-day trip to Ireland to administer the oath to the new prime minister.

The PTI on Friday confirmed that the Prime Minister-in-waiting will take oath at the President House in Islamabad on August 18, instead of August 11. Outgoing National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the members of Pakistan's 15th National Assembly.

Pakistan went to polls on July 25 and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats.

The PTI, however, has the support of some small parties.

The Punjab government on Saturday also said in a statement that Sidhu has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony.

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