Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria meets Imran Khan, gifts him a bat

Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria meets Imran Khan, gifts him a bat

But he has cleared that he won't be travelling to Pakistan and has declined the invitation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed hope that Pakistan would work in the direction to make the country "terror and violence" free under the new government of Imran Khan. I recently congratulated Imran Khan on his victory in the elections.

Modi had met the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif several times and also visited Pakistan in a surprise stopover on his way back from an official trip to Russian Federation in December 2015.

In a statement on Saturday Sidhu said he had informed the Union Home Ministry and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's office regarding his intention to attend Khan's oath taking ceremony on August 18 in Islamabad.

Modi said good neighbourly relations to promote peace and prosperity in the region were vital for New Delhi's Neighbourhood First policy.

The PTI leader said he would also meet PPP leader Syed Khurhseed Shah this evening to invite him to the oath-taking ceremony.

Pakistan went to polls on July 25 and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats. In his address to Pakistan, he said: "If India takes one step towards us, we will take two steps toward them...but at least (we) need a start".