PM congratulates Imran Khan, hopes democracy strengthens in Pak

Updated:7 months, 4 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Jul 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, as his party emerged as the largest political party in the recently concluded general elections. Prime Minister Modi expressed hope that democracy would take deeper roots in Pakistan. On July 28, the MEA in a statement said that "India desired to have a prosperous and progressive Pakistan at peace with its neighbours." The PTI emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats, after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released the complete preliminary results for 270 of 272 National Assembly (NA) constituencies. However, the party fell short of the 137-majority mark. In his first speech after the elections, Imran on July 26 said he would like to have good relations with India and work to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue.

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