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Sidhu accepts Imran’s invite

Chandigarh : Pakistan Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan has invited his cricket contemporary, Navjot Singh Sidhu, to attend his swearing-in ceremony on August 18.
Sidhu said Imran called him up and said: “Sardar saab, Sat Sri Akal. Sidhu ji, tussi aana zaroor hai (you must come).” Sidhu said: “I told him pucca (sure). I said I will definitely come in all humility.”
Sidhu said his office had intimated the offices of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and CM Capt Amarinder Singh about the formal invite from the office of the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party and his intention to attend the ceremony. Secretary (Protocol) Kripa Shanker Saroj has been sent the communication for taking formal action with regard to his impending Islamabad visit.
The invite reads: “It is indeed a great pleasure to invite you for the oath-taking ceremony of PTI Chairman Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The event will be held in Islamabad on August 18. We would want you to grace this historic occasion with your presence.” Sidhu said another former cricketer, Kapil Dev, had also received an invitation from the Pakistan government.

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