Imran Khan begins preparations to form next govt in Pakistan..

Imran Khan begins preparations to form next govt in Pakistan..

Imran Khan begins preparations to form next govt in Pakistan..

PM Modi called Imran Khan on Monday to congratulate him on his party's victory in the Pakistan general election, with both men discussing regional peace.

A PTI spokesman on Monday night claimed Mr Khan had secured enough backers from independents and small parties to take control of the house. The appeal, the allure, the attraction is yet to fade away, it is already being touted he would smash the monopoly of Justin Trudeau for being the only charming Prime Minister across the globe.

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has urged Pakistan's soon-to-be prime minister Imran Khan to take "bold and positive" calls like the ones he had taken on the cricket field during his time as the captain of the Pakistan cricket team.

Although the PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly in the July 25 polls, it is short of numbers to form its government independently.

"We were successful and we were given a mandate", Khan said during a live broadcast, adding there was "no politician victimisation" in the contest.

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Movement for Justice, has taken the decisive lead by winning 115 seats against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and former President Asif Zardari's Pakistan Peoples Party which won 64 and 43 seats, respectively.

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With Khan as Pakistan's leader, one can only hope the bilateral sporting relations between the two countries will improve in the near future.

"Pakistan ke saath taaluqaat mein naye daur ka aaghaaz par taiyaar hain - Bharatiya vazeer e azam (We are ready for the beginning of a new era in relations with Pakistan - Indian prime minister)", said the PTI press note. "The solution to conflicts should be found through dialogue", he was quoted as telling Modi. His win also has been widely trumpeted as historic for breaking the decades-long two-party dominance of Pakistani politics.

Khan was also widely seen as the preferred candidate of the country's powerful military, which has directly ruled Pakistan for nearly half its independent existence since 1947, and has maintained an outsize influence over politics throughout that period.

The half an hour speech Imran Khan delivered after his party's victory gave a good glimpse into the freshness and newness set to envelop the country in some years.

Sparks says Khan also needs to figure out how to balance relationships with the US and China, which has lent Pakistan money.

The ties between the two countries had strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based groups in 2016 and India's surgical strikes inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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