Dutch prime minister shuns 'VIP protocol', comes to meet king on bike

Published: October 16, 2017

While VIP culture is much fret about in Pakistan and the elite don’t seem to shun the practice anguishing the masses, the Dutch prime minister has set an example for the world leaders to follow.

In a photo viral on social media, prime minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte was recently spotted parking his bike outside the palace as he arrived to meet the king.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that Rutte was seen with a bike sans VIP protocol. In June this year, the premier gifted a bike to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi as both were pictured together following a meeting.


One can hope that the VIP culture rampant in Pakistan is also dealt with in pursuance with the aspirations of the masses, and the leaders here also set an example for the world leaders to follow.

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  • W.M. Khan
    Oct 17, 2017 - 7:18AM

    HaHa! Our so called leaders will have a ‘driver’ driving the bike and at least fifty police waallahs on bikes surrounding them. Of course, all roads where these jokers may go will be closed to traffic!Recommend

  • Benish
    Oct 17, 2017 - 9:09AM

    Wow… that is just so inspiring.. may one such day comes to Pakistan too when our leaders deject protocol.Recommend

  • Addie Khan
    Oct 17, 2017 - 9:23AM

    Hope our people can realize that a cost is incurred during protocols.Recommend

  • reality
    Oct 20, 2017 - 8:20PM

    @Benish: Hopefully in our life time !!!.Recommend

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