Old tweet ‘comes back to bite’ PM Khan


As Prime Minister Imran Khan reached China amid Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) nationwide protests, an old tweet of his has gone viral over the social media, in which Khan had criticised the then premier for traveling abroad as the country “burned”.

“Karachi to Gilgit, Pakistan is burning and rulers [are] least bothered. Instead, they are traveling abroad or boasting of invisible ‘achievements’!” Khan had stated in a tweet published back in the year 2012.

It was aimed at criticising former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, who had traveled to China for the Boao Forum while violence linked to sectarian, ethnic and political tensions continued in different parts of the country.

With Khan reaching Beijing on late Thursday night as TLP-led protests against Aasiya Bibi’s acquittal continued across the country, Twitterati have flooded the micro-blogging website with his tweet, criticising him for adopting “double standards.”

Meanwhile, a few also stepped up to defend the prime minister.