Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Monday congratulatedImran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the political outfit emerged as the single largest party in the recently conducted Pakistan general election.
Prime Minister Modi also spoke to Imran Khan and expressed hope that democracy will take even deeper roots in Pakistan.The Prime Minister reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighbourhood, Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA),stated in his twitter handle.
The PTI chief, Imran Khan, on Monday, announced that he would take oath as the prime minister of Pakistan on August 11. The second largest party of the nation Pakistan Muslim league (Nawaz) decided to take part in parliament procedure as the main opposition party.
It was further reported that Pakistan Peoples Party, led by Bilawal Bhutto, son of the deceased Prime Minister Benajir Bhutto, will support PTI in forming a stable government.
According to the election resultsPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf secured 116 seats in the 272 seats National Assembly in the Pakistan general election held at last week. Khan would be obliged to seek support from independent and other regional parties to reach the halfway mark of 137, required to form a government.
Meanwhile expertsopined that Imran and his party have influence of the Pakistan Army, in and getting the majority will not be tough for him. But after making a coalition government he may become the puppet of the Pakistani Army.
The political pundits further observed that manipulating PML (N) and PPP will be harder than manipulating PTI, the Pakistani army has understood this very well. So, they will try to project Imran as Prime Minister.
Furthermore, according to experts this is the main concern of India. Imran becoming Pakistan’s Prime Minister mean that Pakistan will directly be driven by the powerful army installation. This may result in a spike in terrorism.
It was also said by political observers that keeping all these things in mind PM Modi made his stand clear in front if Imran Khan, and said democratic will take deeper root in the country, and two neighbours will work to maintain the peace and stability across the sub-continent.