New Delhi, Aug 2: Politician and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that its a huge honor for him to attend the swearing-in-ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.
Khan will take oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 11.
Speaking to media, Sidhu said,'' It's a huge honor for me. It's a personal invitation( for Imran Khan's swearing-in) from him and not a political one.''
''He has risen from scratch in politics, he has exhibited great character. I see him as a ray of hope,'' he further said.
He also said,''I respect the foreign policy of the Govt and the country, but this is a personal invitation(Imran Khan's swearing in). I believe sportspersons and artists break barriers.''
Meanwhile, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday told media outside Pakistan's Supreme Court that former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, and Navjot Singh Sidhu, along with Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, had also been invited for the swearing-in ceremony.
The invite comes amid the strained relationship between the two countries. 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.