Navjot Singh Sidhu accepts Imran Khan’s invite for Oath Ceremony
Former Indian cricketer and Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu have accepted the invite of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for the oath ceremony. Sidhu is the first to confirm his acceptance the invite among Actor Aamir Khan and cricketers Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar. Sidhu called the Pakistan Prime Minister “a man of character”. He said sportsmen have the ability to build bridges and unite people. "It is (a) great honour, 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," Sidhu said in a statement. The news comes as no surprise as Imran Khan in his victory speech on July 26, reminded about his warm relations with India since his cricketing days. “I am a person who arguably knows the most people in India because of my days in cricket. We can resolve the poverty crisis in South East Asia. The biggest problem is Kashmir,” he had said. Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single-largest party in the National Assembly after the general election on July 25. PTI won 115 of the 269 seats in the National Assembly for which elections were held. However, the party needed 12 more seats to form a government on its own.