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Navjot Singh Sidhu to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in, says ‘he can be trusted’

Sidhu was among those who had reportedly been invited by Khan to attend his oath-taking ceremony

New Delhi: Cabinet minister of Punjab and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday, said that he would attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He also described the Pakistani World Cup winning captain as a man who “can be trusted”.

“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.

Sidhu was among those Indians who had reportedly been invited by Khan to attend his oath-taking ceremony. 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. The party fell 12 short of the 137 seats it needed to form a government on its own.

On Wednesday, a PTI spokesperson said that the party has plans to invite former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Sidhu and Bollywood star Aamir Khan to Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony.

Khan would take oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 11.

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