Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Pakistan's Imran Khan on victory

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However, astrologer Samia Khan believes that complications for the incoming prime minister would increase if he takes the oath before September 13. We have also taken various initiatives in this regard. "We hope that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region, free from terror and violence", the prime minister said.

Earlier, India's high commissioner in Pakistan Ajay Bisaria called on Khan and congratulated him on his victory.

India-Pakistan peace talks stalled in 2013 and efforts to get them started have come to naught, mainly due to several terrorist attacks in India seen as perpetrated by Pakistan-based terrorist groups.

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Pakistan went to polls on July 25 and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats.

Imran Khan is set to take oath as the new premier on August 18 as his party has claimed to achieve a majority in the National Assembly during the recently held general elections.

The PTI's parliamentary committee on Monday officially named party chairman Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan. "It is an important position and I will work with the PPP for Sindh's development. Apart from this, Khan also extended personal invitation to Sidhu on the phone which was accepted in all humility by the latter", a government spokesman said in Chandigarh.

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