Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday urged the world for debt relief during these times of adversity. The main subject of his speech was financial institutions, the United Nations (UN), and rich countries. However, people on social media including his former wife Reham Khan criticized the premier for wearing informal clothes while communicating with the world.
PM Imran’s speech
My appeal to the international community, the UNSG & international financial institutions to respond positively to the dilemma confronting developing countries in the face of the COVID19 pandemic. #Global_Initiative_Debt_Relief pic.twitter.com/EfydRhfZhc
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 12, 2020
“This is the issue with most countries of the developing world suffering from very high debt to the GDP ratio, so the problem in these highly indebted countries is that they now face lack of fiscal space,”
Imran Khan said, “We do not have the money to spend on already overstretched health services, and secondly, to stop people from dying of hunger.”
“Therefore, I appeal to world leaders, to UN secretary-general (Antonio Guterres) and to heads of the financial institutions, to launch an initiative, an initiative that will give debt relief to developing countries to combat the coronavirus,” the PM said.
Moreover, “In the developing world, apart from containing the virus and dealing with the economic crisis, our biggest worry now is to save people from dying of hunger. The dilemma on the one side is to save people from COVID-19 and on the other to save them from dying of hunger due to prolonged lockdowns,” Mr. Khan said.
“To give an example of Pakistan with a population of over 220 million people, so far the maximum stimulus we could afford is $8bn, and this is the issue with most of the developing countries,” he asserted.
Reham Khan, the former wife of PM Khan, who always tweets about ‘Naya Pakistan’, says he needs “Chanda for clothes. “Furthermore, Reham said, “Does he know his time is up? Not bothering with Sherwani now!!”
The PM of Pakistan really needs to be given Chanda for clothes!! Tracksuit & that too a dreadful one for addressing the international community!!!! Has the Ladla given up?? Does he know his time is up? Not bothering with Sherwani now!!🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) April 12, 2020
Not only Reham but many others also rebuked the premier on his track-suit.
Journalist Cyril Almeida questioned the PM
Appealing to the developed world in his… PJs? https://t.co/JSQB525Idg
— cyril almeida (@cyalm) April 12, 2020
Did the premier disrespect the world leaders?
Yes: he disrespects both the message as well as those he is appealing to by looking like he’s just got done with some exercise and didn’t have the courtesy to put on some clean clothes before making this “appeal”. But that’s just my opinion.
— Sher Ali J Khan (@SajKhan01273642) April 12, 2020
He is also disappointed
PM @ImranKhanPTI addressed international community dressed in casual workout clothes. 😕😑
— Adnan Anwar (@adnan_anwar1) April 12, 2020
However, many on Twitter are supporting the clothes of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
PM’s supporters to the rescue
Ppl commenting on how much Imran Khans clothes are worth are just as petty as those who were taking screenshots of NS’ wristwatch and Hina Rabbani Khars handbag.
A joke or 2 r fine,but v take it to the next level. FYI, many of those commenting on the price own similar clothes
— Amir Zafar Khan (@ChAmirZkhan) April 13, 2020
The fact that they have nothing else to criticize other than Imran Khan’s clothes shows how devoid the resistance’s arsenal is. How desperate their rhetoric is. How petty their existence is. No amount of emojis can hide these facts.
Tip to Insafians,,, revel in their misery!
— Asfandyar Bhittani (@BhittaniKhannnn) April 12, 2020
He is showing modesty not a show off like you !! Wearing clothes that reveal your body.our prophet was the biggest leader of mankind & how did he dress when he met statesmen,kings,dignitaries & people from different clans.very modestly ! Imran Khan has respect you dnt
— imran khan (@Ismyly2) April 12, 2020
Is he right?
This Man is here appealing World leaders to give some relief in the debt so that we could use the reserves for the protection and cure of Pakistanis and Pakistanis are fkn making fun of his clothes? Imran Khan doesnt deserve this disrespect sorry @ImranKhanPTI hum sharminda hein https://t.co/MnL5siSALV
— ع م ر! 🇵🇰 (@omeralvii) April 12, 2020
Journalist Mahim Maher thinks he was wearing a Ralph Lauren Polo for £139.
Guys, its Ralph Lauren Polo for £139 pic.twitter.com/dXiDJ2X3J2
— Mahim Maher (@Mahim_Maher) April 13, 2020
People reacted with mixed reactions, however, many supporting Prime Minister Imran Khan supersede those who are against him. The primary matter of the time is Pakistan is out of funds and needs money to counter the pandemic. We hope the message has been sent across properly to the world.
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