Attari, Aug 17: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu on Friday said he is going to Pakistan to attend the swearing ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan as a goodwill ambassador.
Speaking to media at Attari-Wagah border, Sidhu stated “I am going to Pakistan as a goodwill ambassador. I am going there with the hope that relations between our two nations will improve”.
Last week, the Punjab government confirmed that former Indian cricketer has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan’s Prime Minister in-waiting on August 18 in Islamabad.
“The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan, who is going to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has sent an invitation to former cricketer and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to his swearing-in ceremony. Apart from this, Khan also extended a personal invitation to Sidhu on the phone which was accepted in all humility by the latter,” a government spokesman said here.
Besides Sidhu, two other Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have also been invited for the oath-taking ceremony.