Former Indian cricketer and Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums Minister in the Punjab state government Navjot Singh Sidhu travelled to Pakistan today.
Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Sidhu said: "I have come to Pakistan on my friend's (Imran) invitation". Among Pakistani cricketers, those on the guest list for the event are greats like Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Rameez Raja, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Moin Khan and Aaqib Javed who were a part of the team that won the 1992 World Cup final.
PTI chief Imran Khan.
An ally of Khan's, the PTI's Asad Qaiser, was earlier elected speaker of Pakistan's lower house, paving the way for Friday's vote when a simple majority made the former cricketing star the country's prime minister.
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Pakistani lawmakers will vote for a new prime minister today, with World Cup cricket hero and election victor Imran Khan expected to become the nuclear-armed country's new leader-in-waiting after weeks of working to form a coalition.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan is contesting against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif.
Malala Yousufzai was quick to congratulate the new prime minister.
For years, he was dismissed as a political dilettante who could not convert his personal popularity into significant seats in parliament for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Movement for Justice, he founded. "It will be good for the subcontinent also", Khan said.