Among the love and loads of hate Imran Khan is receiving as he takes over the office as the much-awaited prime minister of the country, here is another incident people are talking about. A few days ago, Imran Khan using a helicopter to commute was the talk of the media. Explanations on why it fuel-efficient and otherwise were floated all over the local media.
Moving past from that (well, not completely), the media is now talking about how the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan denied talking to French President Emmanuel Macron because the PM was in a meeting.
In Posts That Were Shared by Media Officials, Imran Khan Refused Talking to the French President Because he was In a Meeting with Journalists
Hamid Mir, who was also president in the meeting, confirmed that the prime minister said to inform the French president to call after 30 minutes, assuming he’d be done by the meeting with the journalists by then.
According to the officials, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua asked Imran Khan to attend the call, but the prime minister was persistent on finishing his meeting with the journalists first.
Here’s What Hamid Mir Had to Say
New Pakistan.French President @EmmanuelMacron called Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI today but he was busy in a meeting with journalists including me Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua wanted PM to attend the call but PM said I am busy here tell them to call in 30 minutes
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) August 31, 2018
Here’s a Still from the Meeting
— jasmeen manzoor (@jasmeenmanzoor) August 31, 2018
Saad Rafique Claims this Is All a Drama
The PMLN politician claims that there has to prior communication before making a call, so this probably is a false story.
no head of the state calls with out prior intimation so it was a drama by IK managers ???
— Khawaja Saad Rafique (@KhSaad_Rafique) August 31, 2018
And Pakistanis Have Mixed Say On this
Not taking a call of French prez & then boosting the same infront of select grp of journalists,is height of irresponsibility on part of prime minister @ImranKhanPTI . Highly undiplomatic
Wait for another U-turn now.
Not a new pakistan but bad pakistan indeed https://t.co/XVAX66kPNB
— Hassan khan (@hasankhyber) August 31, 2018
I love Imran Khan treating Macron like the guy you have a huge crush on but are pretending to care less about when they call you to ask you out for a date. Hard to get ki bhee hadd hothee hai!
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) September 1, 2018
Waiting when the PM Imran Khan will get free from Rauf Klasra and take my call ? The French President pic.twitter.com/HTDBuNo5tF
— Asma (@AsmaZhk) August 31, 2018
If it is true, this can lead to some uncertain relations between the two officials of the country. On the other hand, let’s see if any official makes a comment on this.