Imran Khan has made his fair share of factual errors during speeches since taking the Prime Minister’s Office with the premier now sharing a quote belonging to famed writer Rabindranath Tagore for author Kahlil Jibran.
PM Imran spoke out via Twitter to nearly 10 million followers with a quote saying: “I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that life is all joy.”
He then wrote that those who understand Jibran’s words are able to live a life of contentment.
Twitter users were quick to pounce on his mistake with the prime minister coming under heavy crtiticism with some claiming PM Imran should first employ fact checking before sharing posts.
With #Rabindranath Tagore soon becoming one of the top trends on the microblogging site.
Others were not so kind saying he had simply just googled the quote and blindly shared it.
When asked to comment on the faux pas, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz remarked that the mistake is a manifestation of the the prime minister’s incompetence.
“To copy something you even need some form of intelligence,” she added.
Former finance minister and PML-N leader Miftah Ismail also hit out at the prime minister saying that Tagore had said that charity begins at home.
“May I therefore humbly request you to also ask your Debt Commission to investigate your year and see why PTI has made a record increase in debt and deficit,” he wrote.
This is the latest in a spate of faux pas for the prime minister as on April 23 he misspoke by mixing up France with Japan while giving an example of how the country set up joint industries in the border region to bolster economic ties with Germany.
“The more trade you have with each other your ties automatically become stronger… Germany and Japan killed millions of their civilians until after the Second World War when they both decided to have joint industries on their border regions,” he said while speaking at an event in Tehran.
Even in December last year, he referred to Africa as an “emerging country” in a speech during the Envoys Conference on Economic Diplomacy.