Imran Khan’s decision to boycott joint session adds to Indian media hysteria


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s decision to boycott the joint session of parliament on Wednesday added to Indian media hysteria.

While Imran Khan’s decision drew criticism from politicians in Pakistan who said the PTI chairman should not have boycotted the session under the prevailing situation, the Indian media was all praise for it.

One Indian news channel said, “Imran’s boycott was a major blow to the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.”

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The channel also said this showed how political parties were not supporting the prime minister on ‘surgical strikes’.

In his address to the joint session of parliament, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan was against the war and wants durable peace in the region.

“Our desire for peace should be taken as a sovereign nation’s wish,” said the premier.

PM Nawaz also demanded an end to Indian atrocities and human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.

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