Nawaz Sharif was not allowed to speak at Trump event in Saudi Arabia: Report
NEW DELHI: Former cricket player and head of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said “Pakistanis are ashamed of how Nawaz Sharif was treated in Saudi Arabia during his recent visit to the Kingdom” Pakistani press.
“I have received many messages from Pakistanis from all over the world … They are ashamed of the way the Pakistani PM was treated during Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia,” said PTI President Express Tribune, In Pakistan Tuesday.
He also accused Sharif of being silent when Trump spoke of isolating Iran.
“Nawaz Sharif has missed a great opportunity and the people of Pakistan are extremely disappointed. If he has not taken a stand on what the Pakistani nation wants, why he bothered to go,” Imran told International News.
“Iran should have been part of the Islamic military alliance and that the differences between Muslim countries should be addressed, not expanded,” Khan added.
“Pakistan’s prime minister was not allowed to speak at the event, even if the leaders of some smaller countries presented their views on terrorism,” according to a report published in another Pakistani newspaper “The Nation.”
“The popular sentiment among the majority of Pakistan’s media delegation was a total humiliation of the only Muslim nuclear power because not only was there no mention of Islamabad’s role against global terrorism, but also the prime minister of State of the first line. The opportunity to present their point of view “. According to the report.
Daily Pakistan, another newspaper, also laments how the country has been neglected at the summit which was also attended by 55 majority Muslim countries. “Leaders who do not even face the threat of terrorism had the opportunity to present their views, but Pakistan has been neglected,” the paper said.
On Sunday, Nawaz Sharif went to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud during a two-day visit to attend the Arab-American Arab summit in Riyadh.