Indian media questions PM Imran Khan’s diplomatic ethics at SCO

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Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the heads of the state meeting at the 19th SCO summit in Bishkek – photo courtesy Sputnik.
  • Indian media rebukes PM Imran Khan for sitting during the opening ceremony of the Shanghai summit.
  • Imran Khan reportedly broke the diplomatic protocol at the 14th OIC summit before doing so in the SCO summit.
  • PM also highlighted the Belt and Road initiative prospects at the summit meeting.
  • Pakistan is an attractive investment destination, says Imran Khan.

Indian media, yet again ready to scrap the world’s attention from the real agenda of the 19th SCO summit and rebuked PM Imran Khan for sitting during the opening ceremony of Shanghai summit. Some of the diehard reporters of Indian media didn’t break the custom of lambasting at Pakistan and started a harsh criticism on Pakistani premier.

A reporter at News Nation vehemently scolded Imran Khan’s attitude at the 19th SCO summit and said that Khan has broken the diplomatic norms. He probably knows nothing about the diplomatic norms, she alleged.

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“Imran Khan loves his position as the premier. All other leaders are standing while Imran Khan broke the diplomatic gesture. He is seeking help from other big countries of the world to get poverty-stricken Pakistan out of the crisis and for this purpose, Khan is meeting with the leaders of other states. Imran Khan has left the manners (diplomatic norms) back in Pakistan,” the reporter further said.

Imran Khan breaks diplomatic protocol

Imran Khan was seen sitting in the hall while everyone else stood to welcome the head of the state entering the hall. When Khan noticed that he stood just to get seated shortly. All that happened at the opening ceremony for the 19th SCO summit held at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Imran Khan reportedly broke the diplomatic protocol at the 14th OIC summit held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

Indian reporters bashing at Imran Khan

What Imran Khan said at the summit?

Imran Khan has addressed a meeting at the SCO summit and said that Pakistan is an attractive investment destination and a large market endowed with natural resources. He further mentioned that the youth of Pakistan is imbued with immense energy and creativity. Pakistan has skilled human resource, agrarian potential, mineral wealth and more privileged IT infrastructure, Khan said while explaining Pakistan’s potential to be the right choice of investors. He also highlighted the Belt and Road initiative prospects at the summit meeting.

“We are among the few countries of the world to have successfully turned the tide against terrorism. Pakistan is ready to share its experience and expertise in counter-terrorism. We’ll continue to engage in SCO’s counter-terrorism initiative,” Khan added while elaborating the country’s counter-terrorism feat at the forum of SCO.

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