Even as Pakistan takes the moral high ground on the world stage, a photograph showing a Pakistan minister sharing the stage with US-designated terrorist Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil has called its bluff.
sharing stage with US-designated terrorist Fazl-ur-Rehman Khalil? https://t.co/EZsnY1ZHMn
— Asif Shahzad (@asiffshahzad) September 17, 2019
The image was taken by a Pakistani journalist at the All Parties Kashmir Solidarity Conference held in Islamabad on September 16. The Prime Minister’s special assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan was clicked sharing the stage with US-designated terrorist Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil. Awan is a leader in the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
This exposes Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s constant claims of a stance against terrorism.
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK President Masood Khan, along with several other prominent leaders from Imran Khan’s government were present at the event.
Having Khalil, a PTI leader and founder of terrorist organization Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) terrorist organization, on the same stage with a government minister does not appear to be the best way to kick off peace talks.