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Imran Khan swearing in on Aug 18

12 August, 2018, 15:11 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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The secrecy of ballot is guaranteed by the Constitution under Article 226 that states: "All elections under the Constitution, other than those of the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister, shall be by secret ballot".

Pakistan's election commission on Thursday demanded a signed apology from the country's Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan, for violating the electoral code of conduct while casting his vote in the general election on July 25, according to media reports.

HC congratulated @ImranKhanPTI on his electoral success, discussed range of issues, prospects of India-Pak relationship.

Khan's party emerged the single-largest in national elections held on July 25, winning 115 seats, and will form the government with the support of allies and independent candidates.

Bisaria, too, hoped that a new chapter in the Pakistan-India relations would soon begin.

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In a major relief to Imran Khan, the election commission today declared him the victor from four parliamentary constituencies, including Lahore, clearing the way for his swearing in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister. In fact, this has been said that Bisaria is soon going to outline India's case for tougher action by Islamabad against India specific terror groups such as LeT and JeM.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan has said that his party wants to build a relationship with the USA based on trust and mutual respect. "The telephonic conversation between Indian PM Narendra Modi and the PTI chairman has given birth to this new hope", he said. "HC gifted a cricket bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team", the mission said in another tweet.

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.

Faisal Javed also confirmed that three former Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Novjot Singh Sidhu, Sunil Gavaskar had been invited to Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony. John Hoover said that the USA wants to strengthen the relationship with Pakistan.

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