The Punjab Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, flew all the way to Pakistan to attend the oath ceremony of his longtime friend and now the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. It has stated as a prophesized positive change as Islamabad approached India to send out the invites. In an interview after the ceremony, Sidhu stated that"He will be taking the positive direction... and positive anything is better than negative nothing,"
Even when last month Imran Khan won the election, he stated in the speech that he wanted to improve the relations between India and Pakistan and even pledged that he will take two steps if India is taking one.
On Saturday, for his oath ceremony, Khan invited his long time and cricket friends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu. However, only Singh was able to attend the ceremony.
Sidhu is also a minister and is an active member of the party just like Imran Khan showed up to the ceremony to give his best wishes to his friend. He was seated at the first-row seat by with all the top leaders of Pakistan and was given a warm welcome with a bear hug from Khan who thanked him to come all the way to attend this special time.
However, the person who hugged him next offended thousands of people in India. The Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was one of them. Sidhu told that it is a rule that the three service chief have to introduce them to the people seated in the front row.
The Army chief when walked up to Sidhu actually made out some small talks as stated by Sidhu. General Bajwa said, “I am a General who wanted to be a cricketer," in an interview Navjot also mentioned that, "He said, Navjot, We want peace,"
This is not the first time when any of the army people of Pakistan has spoken about the dialogue and peace with India. However, Indians are not at all convinced with these sort of public pronouncements due to the pickup that can clarify that army of Pakistan is not supporting their terror groups at all.
He added, “According to the Vedas, when there is no communication, there is suspicion and then lack of trust happens," which is an oblique rebuttal to the BJP.