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VIRAL: Go To Diplomatic Finishing School, Imran Khan! Video Shows Pak PM Strangely Plonking Himself Down At SCO Summit Opener As World Leaders Assemble

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan broke diplomatic protocol yet again, this time at SCO Summit opening ceremony
  • Upon entering the ceremony hall along with other world leaders, he took he plonked himself down on his chair even as everyone else remained standing
  • After realising he was the odd one out, he briefly stood only to sit right back down again

When diplomatic manners are in question, Prime Minister of Pakistan is in need of grave assistance.

In a video released by Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan, as the World leaders could be seen entering the hall one after the other, the Prime Minister of Pakistan unceremoniously ambled in and brazenly took his seat while the entire hall was still standing to applaud for the various heads of state. 

Putting the reputation of Pakistan at stake, further, in visuals it could be seen that Imran Khan looks around, then stands up, then yet again sits down comfortably while the World Leaders are still entering the hall.

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This is not the first time that the Pakistan Prime Minister has embarrassed himself on a public forum. Back on June 3, Imran Khan received flak even from his own countrymen along with Saudi Arabia after failing to adhere to diplomatic ethics and allegedly disrespecting the King Salman. 

The two leaders had met for the Arab nation's OIC Summit at Mecca in Saudi Arabia, during which Khan was received by King Salman bin Abdulaziz on arrival at the holy city wherein Khan spoke to the translator instead of the King, and walked off as the interpreter was still translating for the King. 

Furthermore, the Prime Minister of Pakistan failed to bid a proper goodbye to the King and made odd finger gestures before walking off.

Back in February this year, Imran Khan broke protocol in front of Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed-bin-Salman during a state-organised lunch.

During the lunch, Pakistan President Arif Alvi, the Saudi Crown Prince and Pakistan PM Imran Khan were seated on the dais. The President was supposed to deliver a speech ahead of the lunch. But in an embarrassing moment, he began eating before the speech.

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