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"With message of love" Sidhu reaches Pakistan for Imran's oath-taking

PTI chief Imran Khan has directed to stage the oath-taking event in simple manner PTI chief Imran Khan has directed to stage the oath-taking event in simple manner
Patty Aguilar | 17 August, 2018, 18:56

The PPP and PML-N have dominated Pakistani politics for decades, governing several times in between periods of military rule.

Sidhu walked through the gate separating the two countries at the Wagah border.

The MNAs supporting Imran Khan gathered in lobby A while those supporting Shahbaz Sharif in lobby B. He interacted with the media on the other side and expressed that he was there as a messenger and wants to share Imran's joy "with a message of love". When the reporters asked him about it, he said that it is a Kashmiri shawl.

Imran Khan is required to receive 172 votes in the 372-member house.

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"Hindustan jeevey, Pakistan jeevey (Long Live India, Long Live Pakistan)!" he cheered.

Khan has also remembered his colleagues and invited Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Rameez Raja, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Moin Khan and Aaqib Javed who had played the 1992 Cup final at Melbourne, Australia. The elected prime minister is expected to take oath on Saturday.

Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan on Friday defeated Shahbaz Sharif in a one-sided contest to become Pakistan's next prime minister after the grand opposition alliance fell apart over the PML-N chief's nomination for the top post. "It will be good for the subcontinent also", Khan said.

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