Indo-Pak relations will improve with Imran Khan as premier: Wasim Bari

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KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Bari is hopeful that the country’s relation with India will improve with Imran Khan as its Prime Minister.

Bari who played 81 Tests and 51 ODIs for Pakistan — congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan after his party dominated the recently concluded general elections. He added that Khan’s likeable personality will play a pivotal role in improving Indo-Pak relations.

“I would like to congratulate Imran Khan on his victory,” Bari said while talking to Express News. “I’m hopeful that Indo-Pak relations will improve with him as premier because of his good reputation globally.”

Bari also appreciated the gesture shown by PTI to invite former Indian cricketers and showbiz stars for Khan’s oath-taking ceremony.

“The arrival of Khan’s friends from across the border will portray a soft image of Pakistan,” said Bari.

Bari further stated that Khan will deliver in accordance with the expectations of the nation in the same manner as his illustrious cricketing career.

“Everyone is aware of the fact that Khan is a man filled with confidence and I’m hopeful that he will repay the trust placed in him by the people of Pakistan, just like he did in cricket,” he said.

Khan’s party emerged as the single largest in the National Assembly in the 2018 General Elections held on July 25 and is expected to be sworn in as the next Prime Minister on August 11.



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