Pakistan PM Imran Khan breaks diplomatic protocol at SCO

Bishkek, June 14 : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has broken diplomatic protocol again – this time at the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO Summit held in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on Thursday.

In a video shared on the official Twitter handle of his own party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan is seen sitting while everyone else stood to welcome the head of states entering the hall.

Imran Khan walked in, went straight to his seat, and sat down despite all other leaders standing till each of the heads of state arrived. Mr Kha

Khan earlier broke the diplomatic protocol at the 14th OIC summit held in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

During a meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the sidelines of the summit, Khan spoke to Salman’s interpreter and walked off before the message could be translated to the king. The video was widely circulated on social media and Khan was criticized, both by his countrymen and Saudi Arabia for apparently disrespecting the king.

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