BISHKEK – In what the worldwide media is portraying as a breach of diplomatic protocol, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan remained sitting whereas everybody else stood to welcome the top of states getting into the corridor on the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit held in Kyrgyzstan’s capital yesterday.
In a video shared on the official Twitter deal with of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Khan is seen standing up briefly after realising that he was maybe the one one seated. Nevertheless, he then seated himself once more earlier than the others did.
Prime Minister of #Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI's Arrival with different World Leaders at Invitation of President of Kyrgyzstan for Opening Ceremony 19th Assembly of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Group in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan (13.06.19)#SCOSummit2019 pic.twitter.com/fYdKYN3Fv7
— PTI (@PTIofficial) June 13, 2019
The Pakistani premier has subsequently met with immense censure by the worldwide media that's condemning this breach of protocol.
NDTV ran the information as “Watch: Days After Saudi Gaffe, Imran Khan’s Blunder At Bishkek, whereas Instances of India and Khaleej Instances reported, “Pakistan PM Imran Khan breaks diplomatic protocol at SCO summit.”
Khan and the leaders of the SCO member nations, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, are attending the two-day summit in Bishkek.
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