With his country facing a massive financial crisis, Imran Khan stirs towards the United States of America, pleading for help. The Pak Prime Minister is all set to meet Donald Trump, as his task will be mending the two countries’ relationship which has gone to its worse situation. This Sunday Imran’s flight touched down at Dulles airport and it is said that there was no high ranking US administration official to welcome him and he had to take a metro ride to reach Pakistan envoy’s house.
The US officials snubbed Pakistan PM
Pakistan PM Imran Khan will meet US President Donald Trump today (22nd July). Khan’s major focus will be mending the relationship with the biggest military force in the world. Indeed, this will be his maiden visit to the US as a Prime Minister and would hope to seek help from his NATO ally.
Imran traveled by a commercial airline, Qatar Airways, instead of a private jet to reduce expenses. Interestingly, Pak PM was not welcomed by any US officials as he arrived at Dulles Airport this weekend. People in social media have called this incident as an affront act and has said that Khan has been snubbed by the US administration.
Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Washington DC, USA. The Prime Minister was received by Senior Officials of US State Department, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Ambassador of Pakistan to USA Dr. Asad M. Khan.#PMIKInUSA pic.twitter.com/f3p3tshdWx
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) July 21, 2019
Imran to look for better ties with its NATO ally
It was Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who received the PM at the airport and had also accompanied him on a metro ride to the Pakistani envoy’s house. Along with Qureshi, Acting Chief of Protocol, Mary-Kate Fisher also accompanied him. It is said that Imran Khan will be staying at the official residence of the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan.
The US had previously hanged most of its military aid to its NATO ally Pakistan. The aid of worth $ 300 million was suspended by Trump’s administration after Pakistan was accused of not doing enough to fight terrorism in its country. Moreover, the Financial Action Task Force (FATA) had also dropped sanctions on Pakistan as it has accused the nation of funding terrorists in its country.
See how people reacted
#BREAKING #Pakistan PM @ImranKhanPTI was not given official protocol as other leaders upon the arrival in United States. In fact, no US official was present at IAD to greet him and he had to take the bus with other passengers. pic.twitter.com/Rb59xLdhr9
— Farid Tavos (@tavosfa) July 20, 2019
In a major embarrassment for Imran Khan, the Pakistan prime minister received no official welcome usually reserved for foreign heads of states when he landed in the US. The highest-ranking US official present at the airport was reportedly a cleaning lady.https://t.co/Hy0jJd6fCf
— Lawrence Sellin (@LawrenceSellin) July 21, 2019
— Jayanta Mitra (@jayantamitra980) July 21, 2019
Embarrassment for Pakistan.
No US official were present to receive Pakistani PM Imran khan at airport.
Neither he received any state protocol.
He went in Qatar airways plane.#ImranKhan pic.twitter.com/zJnLOMs4SN
— Akki (@akkiakki973798) July 21, 2019
Pakistan Embassy in Washington has confirmed Pakistan offered to pay $250,000 for the US State Department to arrange official welcome/protocol of Imran Khan by senior US officials at airport but American apologised. Biggest humiliation ever in history of any visiting PM to USA pic.twitter.com/qq49YOe1On
— Sidrah Memon (@SidrahMemon1) July 20, 2019
No officials from United States were present to receive its Prime Minister ahead of his meeting with US President Trump in country A delegation from the US was absent as PM #ImranKhan landed in country in Qatar Airways flight. Khan took the bus to airport terminal at IAD airport. pic.twitter.com/ZcqLucWTRl
— Varidha husaain (@Varidhahussain) July 21, 2019
Last time #ImranKhan visited USA in oct 2012. He was detained and interrogated by US immigration at Toronto airport.
— Fawad Rehman (@fawadrehman) July 20, 2019
After US govt refused to give protocol to Imran Khan at Washington airport, Pakistan Embassy in Washington privately hired protocol limousines and private security guards to show that its official protocol. Total cost for protocol hire: $450,000 for three days. What a joke. pic.twitter.com/VMBrWZnGOG
— Sidrah Memon (@SidrahMemon1) July 21, 2019
— 🇮🇳 𝐍𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐬 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞 (@Nivassinh) July 17, 2019
See how modi got welcomed in US 😎😎 pic.twitter.com/z3eJIuPVZC
— Bhai Sahhab (@Bhaisahhab) July 21, 2019
Mr. Donald Trump,
You are inviting pak PM Imran khan to US, this is happening in Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/UBOqsBtOFE
— Indian (@nchallag) July 21, 2019
Terror sponsor #Pakistan humiliated in the US as no takers for PM @ImranKhanPTI! The real force behind this unprecedented isolation is MODI- (not @narendramodi, but) the Masters Of Democratic India, i.e. its VOTERS! https://t.co/BrsjPNMZYk
— C. Chandramouli (@cchandramouli1) July 21, 2019
Meanwhile in US, Imran Khan humiliated. No one to receive him at the airport. Travels on a Metro from Airport to Hotel. Humongous insult
— Manjeet Bagga (@Goldenthrust) July 21, 2019