Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria today called on Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan and later discussed bilateral relations between the two countries. He even voiced his opinion over the Indian leadership’s concerns over terrorism as well as cross-border infiltration.
“The Indian High Commissioner briefed the PTI leadership on India’s concerns about terrorism and cross-border infiltration,” the Indian High Commission said in a tweet.
The cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s PTI came through with flying colours as the single largest party in the July 25 general election and it nominated him as prime minister. He is all geared up to take charge on August 18. The Indian envoy met Imran Khan at his Banigala residence in the suburbs of the capital.
He discussed several other issues with Imran Khan and also presented him a cricket bat signed by the Indian cricket team. PM Narendra Modi couldn’t go there due to other reasons and that’s why Ajay Bisaria went on behalf of PM Modi and gifted Mr Khan a cricket bat.
“Indian HC Ajay Bisaria called on Mr Imran Khan, Chairperson & senior leadership of PTI. HC congratulated @ImranKhanPTI on his electoral success, discussed range of issues, prospects of India-Pak relationship. HC gifted a cricket bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team,” the mission said in another tweet.
“India is confident that relations with Pakistan will take a turn for the positive,” the Dawn quoted Mr Bisaria as saying.
Earlier, in Imran Khan’s victory speech, he had also offered to build a good relationship with India. PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan told on Twitter about three former Indian cricketers being invited for the oath-taking ceremony.
“Cricket legends from India and Kaptaan’s (Khan) old friends Kapil Dev, (Navjot) Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar have been invited to attend Oath Taking Ceremony of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan,” he said.