Imran Khan should not have reacted publicly against the EU, says Pakistani Finance Minister Tarin

March 10, 2022 8:07 p.m. STI

Islamabad [Pakistan]Mar 10 (ANI): Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan should not have reacted “publicly” against the European Union in his recent speech where he lambasted the bloc’s ambassadors for asking in Pakistan to condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the Dawn newspaper reported.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan lambasted the European Union for asking Pakistan to vote against Russia in the special session of the United Nations General Assembly, asking if they considered Islamabad their “slave”.
He made the remarks during a public rally in Vehari district, Punjab province.

Defending Khan’s comments, Tarin said “the European Union should not be telling Pakistan what to do,” the Dawn newspaper reported.
Khan “just reacted publicly, which maybe shouldn’t have been done,” Tarin added.
The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday that “demands” that Russia withdraw “immediately” from Ukraine. But Pakistan was among the few countries that abstained from participating in the vote against the resolution.
On February 24, Russia began the invasion of Ukraine. Since then, dozens of countries, including Japan, South Korea and Australia, have imposed financial sanctions and travel bans on Russia. (ANI)

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