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Siddu gets visa to attend Imran Khan oath taking ceremony

India’s cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu will visit Islamabad to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking as the new prime minister of Pakistan ceremony on August 18.
Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu visited the Pakistan High Commission on Monday to discuss formalities ahead of his visit to the neighboring country to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony.
Khan, the PM-designate and chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is set to take the oath of office on 18 August. He has invited Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Sidhu for the swearing-in ceremony.There are some formalities for which I am here. I have applied for govt permission. Everything depends on India govt’s permission now,” Sidhu said while leaving the Pakistan High Commission.
Sidhu, a minister in the Punjab government, had earlier hailed Khan’s victory in the Pakistan general elections calling him “a man of character”.
He was the first to accept an earlier invitation extended by the PTI.
“It is (a) great honor, I accept the invitation. Men of genius are admired, men of power are feared, but men of character are trusted. Khan Sahab is a man of character. He can be trusted. Sportsmen build bridges, break barriers, unite people,” said the 54-year-old Congress MLA from Amritsar East.