Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan faced major embarrassment when a group of Balochistan activists disrupted the Imran Khan’s address to Pakistan diaspora in Washington and raised slogans seeking justice for the region.
While Pakistani crowd cheered Imran Khan, the activists caused commotion in the gallery and security personnel were seen asking them to leave.
10,000 Anti-American Pakistanis converged on #CapitalOneArena in Washington DC to hear their Islamist leader @ImranKhanPTI of Pakistan. The rally was disrupted by Baloch activists chanting #USA-USA” to protest Pakistan’s occupation of Balochistan & rape of its resources. pic.twitter.com/Wr82dyC56E
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) July 22, 2019
Meanwhile, according to reports, Baloch groups have started a mobile billboard campaign in Washington DC to seek President Donald Trump’s help in ending ‘enforced disappearances’ in Pakistan.
The massive billboards installed on large mobile started running on the streets of Washington DC on the eve of the arrival of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Meanwhile, when Imran Khan reached the United States, no US official on Saturday came to receive the Pakistan prime minister at the airport.
Khan, who took commercial flight instead of a private jet to cut down expenses, was instead received by Foreign Minister Fawad Qureshi at the Dulles International Airport.
And the moment that everyone has been waiting for is here; Prime Minister Khan lands in US for a 3-day official visit upon POTUS @realDonaldTrump ‘s invitation. Foreign Minister @SMQureshiPTI who is already in US receives PM Khan. On way to Pakistan House now!
— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 20, 2019
In a video shared by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) showed the Prime Minister deboarding the commercial flight and later being received by Qureshi and Pakistan ambassador to the US Asad M Khan. He also took people mover for leaving the airport. Reportedly, he was not accorded the due state protocol while he landed in America.