PM Modi congratulates Imran Khan on election victory in Pakistan, hoping democracy will root more deeply

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Monday with Imran Khan, chairman of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Pakistan, and congratulated him for his party, the largest party of the recent parliamentary elections, announced Monday evening a statement official.

“The Prime Minister has expressed the hope that democracy will root more deeply in Pakistan,” the statement said.

Prime Minister Modi also reiterated his vision of peace and development throughout the neighborhood.

In Islamabad, the Khan’s party issued a statement that Khan thanked Prime Minister Modi for his good wishes, PTI reported.

“The solution to conflicts should be found through dialogue,” Khan said, quoted in the statement.

Khan, in his conversation with Modi, also suggested that the governments of Pakistan and India “should develop a common strategy to free their people from the trap of poverty.”

He also said that “war and bloodshed instead of resolving conflicts give rise to tragedies”.

According to media reports, Khan said he will be sworn in as prime minister on August 11.

Although the Khan’s party became the most important party of the National Assembly in the July 25 elections, there are no figures to form its government independently.

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