Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan today to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony.
Navjot Singh Sidhu will arrive in Lahore via Wagah border and will then travel to Islamabad for the oath-taking ceremony scheduled for August 18, 2018.
Navjot Singh Sidhu welcomed the ‘change’ in Pakistan brought about by the advent of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.
He said, “I have come to Pakistan on my friend’s [Imran] invitation. These are very special moments,” Navjot Singh Sidhu said.
Sources also said that the Navjot Singh Sidhu will meet the PTI Chief Imran Khan tonight.
Imran Khan, cricketer turned politician, founded PTI in 1996, is expected to be sworn-in as country’s 19th elected Prime Minister on Saturday. His party PTI swept the General Elections 2018 winning majority of NA seats.
Earlier this week, former Indian captain Kapil Dev announced that he cannot attend Imran- Khan’s oath taking ceremony due to ‘personal commitments’.
Kapil Dev was one of the three former Indian cricketers invited to attend Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony, along with Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar.
Sunil Gavaskar also turned down the offer to attend Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony invite due to his commentary commitments for the ongoing Test series between England and India.
The newly-elected National Assembly members will vote for the country’s next Prime Minister today.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan is contesting against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif. However, it is widely believed that PTI chief will win the race without any hurdle. Imran Khan has this privilege due to a fallout among opposition parties.