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Video: PM stays seated as other leaders stand at summit

June 14, 2019
Video: PM stays seated as other leaders stand at summit

In a video doing the rounds on social media, Prime Minister Imran Khan can be seen making a departure from what is generally assumed to be diplomatic protocol during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek.

He’s in Kyrgyzstan for two days for the summit’s Council of the Heads of State meeting.

The video shows that during the opening ceremony of the summit, he sat down while all other heads of state stood and waited for their counterparts to be introduced and arrive at their seats before being seated.

PM Khan stood when his name was called but then sat back down. He was surrounded by other heads of state and diplomats, all of whom were standing.

The video was shared on the official Twitter handle of the PTI.

PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal posted a comment on Twitter, saying being the prime minister was an “on job training project”.

In a recent meeting with Saudi King Salman, PM Khan walked off while a translator was still translating what he said.

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8 Comments

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      Ijaz  June 14, 2019 2:31 pm/ Reply

    What a stupid and dumb news article.

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      Asghar  June 14, 2019 3:15 pm/ Reply

    Still better than Nawaz Sharif showing his pathetic ratalized english skills reading from a paper, saying stupid things like, “Deeper than ocean, sweeter than honey”

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      Aisha  June 15, 2019 8:45 pm/ Reply

    Look at what they are criticizing? Imran Khan waved hand to some one with great love while he was standing. After that another PM came and sit along with Imran Khan also, I’m sure his country would not have any problem with it because other countries are busy in doing some serious work not in writing a dumb articles on their PMs.

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      Habib Ur Rehman Sherani  June 15, 2019 9:42 pm/ Reply

    That must be understood the protocols and respect to everyone specially when you represting #Pakistan as Atomic leader and future leadership giant country. Just my personal humble opinion. Thanks

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      Firdous Khan Khalil  June 15, 2019 11:25 pm/ Reply

    Imran Khan should notice all these things…It is a suggestion and advice from his supporter..Always with IK

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      Hamza  June 16, 2019 9:04 am/ Reply

    Him sidelining a sulking Modi and engaging with Putin is something that deserved reporting rather than this stupid ‘PM feels heat’ topic. Where is the heat?

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      Anonymous  June 16, 2019 3:28 pm/ Reply

    timewasted article

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      Saman  June 17, 2019 1:15 am/ Reply

    Shameful to have such a PM who even too much sunk into his vanity that to stand in summit.

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