India seeks strengthening ties with PTI as Imran steps forward to form new govt

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India seeks strengthening ties with PTI as Imran steps forward to form new govt

NEW DELHI: The Indian government  has intensified its contacts with senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) who are expected to take eminent seats in the country's newly-elected government, according to sources.

It shows as if India has expressed approval towards the results of general elections held in Pakistan and  has increased communication with Imran Khan's PTI in the run-up to government formation.

“They know that Indian mission was as much as in touch with PTI as with PML-N or even with PPP”, said an Indian source.

India exhibits a keen interest in formulation of Pakistan’s new government by keeping an eagle’s eye on every political move with respect to its international position in the world. 

Indian officials still hope for the possibility of PM Modi making a congratulatory phone call, like Afghan President Ashraf Ghani did on Sunday, to Khan in the next few days as a part of reach out.

 It was soon after that the Afghan President announced on Twitter about how both leaders have planned to lay a new foundation “for a prosperous political, social and economic future” at both ends.

 APP/AFP