Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting PM Modi for his oath ceremony

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of the SAARC countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath taking ceremony as the premier next month, a party official said.

The PTI, led by 65-year-old Imran, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the July 25 elections, but it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own.

Imran said that he would take oath as prime minister on August 11.

"The core committee of Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads including Modi and a decision on this is expected shortly," a leader of Imran's party told.

He also termed Modi's telephone call to Imran on his victory in the 2018 polls a welcoming sign to begin a new chapter in relations between the two countries.