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Imran Khan wants to build trust-based relationship with US

12 August 2018

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday accepted Imran Khan's apology for violating secrecy of the ballot on election day and withdrew its notice against him - removing one hurdle from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman's path in taking oath as the prime minister next week.

Indian deputy commissioner J.P. Singh also accompanied the Indian envoy.

The Indian High Commissioner briefed the PTI leadership on India " s concerns about terrorism and cross-border infiltration.

India accuses Pakistan of pushing in terrorists across the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir to stoke terrorism in Kashmir and other parts of India, a charge Pakistan denies though it admits to supporting a "freedom movement" in Kashmir.

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Khan's party said the former cricketer also discussed Afghanistan with the US envoy, stressing that a political solution was needed rather than more fighting.

A range of dignitaries from different countries have met Imran at his residence and congratulated him on the electoral success.

Hoover felicitated Khan over his party's victory in the July 25 general election.

In another tweet, the PTI said the Newly elected members of National Assembly will take oath on August 13.

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Imran had defeated former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in NA-53 Islamabad, bagging 92,891 votes in contrast to the PML-N leader's 44,314 votes. During the conversation, Modi expressed hope that democracy would take deeper roots in Pakistan while sharing his vision for peace and development in the entire neighbourhood.

On July 30, the Election Commission of Pakistan had sought a written reply from Mr Khan, who has been nominated by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf as the next Prime Minister after the party emerged as the largest in the National Assembly in the election.

Bisaria said that India was hopeful that the relations with Pakistan would get on a new path.

Khan added that there was a need to "transform" the diplomatic ties between the two countries. The government states that it is nearly certain that Mr. Khan will touch on the Kashmir issue, and they said they are prepared for that.

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Imran Khan wants to build trust-based relationship with US