Fawad mistakenly refers to Russia as "USSR" on Russian TV interview

Published: March 10, 2019
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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. PHOTO: FILE

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. PHOTO: FILE

In a gaffe on Russian national television network RT, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry expressed Pakistan’s desire to establish “good relations with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)”.

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The comment was made during an interview when the host sought the information minister’s remarks on the recent tensions between nuclear-armed arch-rivals Pakistan and India.

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  • BrainBro
    Mar 10, 2019 - 9:42PM

    He needs to go. Even a bigger embarrassment than Khawja Asif.Recommend

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