Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at his residence in Bani Gala in Islamabad. The meeting comes weeks after Khan alleged a US conspiracy behind the fall of his government in Pakistan.
Shireen Mazari, a former minister in Imran Khan-led government, shared the image of the meeting and said both sides discussed issues of mutual interest.
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called on Chairman PTI in Bani Gala. They discussed Islamophobia & related issues. @Ilhan expressed her admiration for @ImranKhanPTI & his position on & work against Islamophobia globally. IK appreciated her courageous & principled position on issues. pic.twitter.com/m3kPa2poYx
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) April 20, 2022
However, the internet has called out Imran Khan for meeting a US representative after alleging US conspiracy behind the no-confidence vote against him in the Pakistan Assembly. One user called out Imran Khan for calling Pakistan Muslim League-N leaders who meet US officials ‘traitors’.
After accusing the United States of removing him from office, here’s ex PM with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Also, he’s been complaining that opposition leaders who meet US officials are actually traitors. Should the same be said about Imran Khan now? pic.twitter.com/MWpVoSchl0
— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) April 20, 2022
Imran Khan meets US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar today at Bani Gala.
How dumb do you need to be, to be running a whole campaign based on an “American Conspiracy” for being voted out, terming anyone in opposition who met people from the US gov. as conspirators…. and doing the same?
— Ali Moeen Nawazish (@am_nawazish) April 20, 2022
When one Twitter user sought “urgent justification” regarding Khan’s meeting with Omar, another user said, “So this would be 1) Interference visit 2) Conspiracy visit 3) Informal visit 4) Formal visit 5) one of the above 6) All of the above.”
US Congresswoman @IlhanMN meets @ImranKhanPTI at bani gala.I’d need an urgent justification over it why didn’t khan claim to import their(USA) govt in pakistan,what if she didn’t go to khan and only could visit govt officials? Foreign conspiracy destroyed?#__ pic.twitter.com/kHYi9aA7cD
— Sheharyar Khan (@sherrify_) April 20, 2022
US Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar meets former Prime Minister Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala outside Islamabad
So this would be
1. Interference visit
2. Conspiracy visit
3. Informal visit
4. Formal visit
5. None of the above
6. All of the above pic.twitter.com/UivDgQLVrq
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) April 20, 2022
On April 3, Imran Khan claimed that Donald Lu, the top American official dealing with South Asia in the US State Department, was involved in the alleged conspiracy to topple his government. His government then formed a commission led by a retired Army officer to investigate “foreign conspiracy” behind the no-confidence motion. The United States rejected the claims of involvement of ‘foreign powers’.
“There is no truth to these allegations,” a State Department spokesperson told India Today.
Later, Imran Khan became the first sitting prime minister in the history of Pakistan to be removed from office through a no-confidence motion. Shehbaz Sharif will serve as the new prime minister till the next general elections.