Prime Minister Imran Khan has came under fire after his ‘tongue slip’ during a meeting with a delegation in Iran. After Bilawal Bhutto, Pakistan Peoples Party leader and former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday(April 23) criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s and said an elected prime minister “has made us a laughing stock in front of everyone.”
Addressing a session of the National Assembly, Khar said, “This was not a slip of the tongue. The prime minister has distorted both geography and history for all of us.” She continued, “The honourable prime minister went at length to explain how Germany and Japan are neighbours and how post World War II they shared a border. History tells us that both [Germany and Japan] were on the same team but the prime minister is telling us they were adversaries. Japan is located in East Asia while Germany is located in Europe.”
“This is an elected prime minister of a country and he has made us a laughing stock in front of everyone,” Khar added.
In reply, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said, “It was a slip of the tongue. The prime minister wanted to say Germany and France and not Germany and Japan,” she said. “The next part of his sentence was that those who killed people in Ormara came from Iran,” she said. “The entire sentence should be heard. If we want to eliminate terrorism we need to first tackle the banned organisations on both sides of the border. Both Iran and Pakistan need to tackle them.”
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17 November, 2019