Politicians react to PM Imran's Washington rally

Published: July 22, 2019
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Politicians reacted to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s rally at a Washington arena during his maiden trip to the United States.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari criticised the premier and said: “Imran is a ruler not a leader”.

He further said that the prime minister “can’t get off his container” in a tweet and added that the country needs a leader who speaks for Pakistan and not “just himself”.

PPP Senator Sherry Rehman called Imran Khan’s rally in DC is an ‘embarrassment’ for the nation.

She further claimed that diplomats in Islamabad were “shocked and embarrassed” after the prime minister’s polarising talk to the crowd gathered in the US capital.

PPP Secretary General Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari reacted to PM Imran’s speech by saying that the focus of foreign tours should be “building a relationship based on understanding”

“Imran Khan is selected, but he should also take care of the country’s honour,” he added.

Bukhari also added that the PPP believed in the country’s independence and self-determination, which should be a political commitment of everybody speaking on international tours.

However, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda praised his party leader’s rally in the US and said it was a message to the global community regarding the country’s integrity.

Seeing the massive turn-out in the rally, the Special Assistant to PM on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Bukhari thanked the enthusiastic crowd.

 

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