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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Aug 10 2018


Indian envoys to hold meeting with Imran: Sources

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh will hold a courtesy meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan on Friday at 4:30 pm, according to sources.

On July 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Khan as his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party emerged as the largest political party in the recently concluded general elections and expressed hope that democracy would take deeper roots in Pakistan.

According to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Prime Minister Modi called for peace and development in the entire neighbourhood.

Pakistan went to polls on July 25 and the PTI had emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats after the Election Commission of Pakistan released the complete results for 270 of 272 National Assembly (NA) constituencies.

On July 28, the MEA in a statement said that "India desired to have a prosperous and progressive Pakistan at peace with its neighbours." In response to questions from the media regarding the general elections in Pakistan, MEA official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "We welcome that the people of Pakistan have reposed their faith in democracy through general elections. India desires to have a prosperous and progressive Pakistan at peace with its neighbours."

India expressed hope that the newly elected government would work constructively to build a safe, stable, secure and developed South Asia which will be free of terrorism and violence.

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