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Ahead of Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony as Pakistan's new prime minister, Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and deputy high commissioner JP Singh met with Imran Khan.

Imran, widely touted to be the country's next prime minister, was sworn in as MNA during the inaugural session of the 15th National Assembly today, which marked the third consecutive democratic transfer of power in the country. But it has support of several smaller parties and it is expected to get support of at least 180 lawmakers in the election for speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister. Dawood served in the cabinet of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf.

President Mamnoon Hussain had summoned the maiden session of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, at 10 parliament house, 19 days after Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party emerged as the single largest in the general elections.

PTI maintains that even though close friends from India and the notables from the 1992 World Cup cricket team are invited to the oath taking ceremony on August 18, the ceremony will be a simple one.

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There are reports that President Hussain has cancelled his three-day trip to Ireland to administer the oath to the new prime minister. The two parties have made a decision to field joint candidates for posts of speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister.

All members will take oath as Member National Assembly. The party needed the support of 172 lawmakers in the house of 342 to form the government.

In an interview to news agency ANI, Modi said he called Prime Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief to congratulate on his victory and he hoped that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region.

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