Published On: Sat, Mar 22nd, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Imran Khan expresses concern over PIA off-loading Shaikh Rasheed

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ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan Friday expressed concern over PIA off-loading a senior political leader Shaikh Rasheed from it’s a flight to Toronto.

In a statement, Khan said Shaikh Rasheed had a valid Canadian visa so Khan wondered why PIA asserted that the Canadian and US authorities had not given security clearance to a national political leader from Pakistan when visas had been issued to him already?

Chairman PTI said it was shameful how Pakistan’s mainstream political leaders were treated by countries like Canada and the USA and it was time to show reciprocity and mete out similar treatment to US and Canadian legislators and officials seeking to visit Pakistan.

Reciprocity principle governs interstate relations and diplomacy and the government of Pakistan must take up this case in which a national political leader has been deliberately insulted.