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Iran’s envoy meets new Pakistani leader Imran Khan

Iran’s Ambassador to Islamabad Mehdi Honardoost had a meeting with Pakistan’s would be Prime Minister Imran Khan for talks on the prospect of relations between the two Muslim neighbors.

According to Tasnim news agency, in a meeting on Saturday, the Iranian ambassador congratulated the chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf on his victory in the recent general elections and becoming the new prime minister.

Honardoost also expressed the hope that Iran-Pakistan ties would grow during Khan’s tenure.

The new Pakistani leader has also pointed to the special plans for boosting ties with Iran, saying nothing could obstruct Islamabad’s interaction with Tehran.

Pakistan held general elections on July 25 to elect members of the 15th National Assembly and the four Provincial Assemblies.

The former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan and his party, Tehreek-e-Insaf, won the parliamentary elections, promising a new Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence.