‘Hindustan jeevay, Pakistan jeevay’, Navjot Sidhu arrives in Pakistan for Imran’s swearing-in

02:53 PM | 17 Aug, 2018
‘Hindustan jeevay, Pakistan jeevay’, Navjot Sidhu arrives in Pakistan for Imran’s swearing-in
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LAHORE - Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Friday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.

Sidhu arrived in Lahore via Wagah border and will head to Islamabad for the oath-taking ceremony scheduled for August 18.

Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Sidhu welcomed the 'change' in Pakistan brought about by the rise of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.

"I have come to Pakistan on my friend's [Imran] invitation. These are very special moments," Sidhu said.

Sidhu crosses Wagah border

The former cricketer also expressed his views through poetic verses-laden with emotions.

"Hindustan jeevey, Pakistan  jeevey!" he chanted in a visibly happy mood.

The Indian comedian expressed that Imran Khan was like a 'Gold' who could deal with adversaries as well. He elaborated that he was in Pakistan as a friend and an ambassador of peace and not as a political figure.

He claimed that Imran Khan knew the art to convert a weakness into a strength.

Imran Khan becomes the Prime Minister of Pakistan 04:16 PM | 17 Aug, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman, Imran Khan has been elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan ...

Imran Khan, a former Pakistan Test captain, is expected to be elected as the chief executive of the country today as his party swept the July 25 general elections.

PTI had also invited other Cricket bigwigs including Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar, however, they did not arrive in the country owing to personal engagements.'

The newly-elected members of the National Assembly will vote for the country's next prime minister today.

Imran Khan is contesting against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif, but the numbers game implies that the 65 year old former athlete is tipped to be the next premier of the country.