Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday praised the foreign policy of India in a rare instance while addressing a public rally in Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Praise for the independent foreign policy of India came when his government is facing a tough situation against a no-confidence motion filed in the National Assembly by the opposition parties to topple his government. PM Imran Khan is fighting hard to save his government amid the crisis of floor-crossing by the parliamentarians of the ruling party. As per the reports, the vote on the no-confidence motion will take place on March 25th, 2022 in the National Assembly of Pakistan.
In his speech, he said, “Main aaj Hindustan ko daad deta hun (I praise our neighbouring country Hindustan) as they always had an independent foreign policy. Today, India is in their (America) alliance and they are part of QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue); they say that they are neutral. They are importing oil from Russia despite sanctions because their policy is for the betterment of people.” His comments of praise for India have been echoing in India and Pakistan since yesterday.
Exceptional clip! he not only told us that it’s India and not Pakistan that has always put the best independent foreign policy , Pm also appreciated the “ being neutral “ strategy of India the same neutrality that is an animal instinct when it comes to stay neutral in Pakistan ! pic.twitter.com/e4c8y4FzmM
— Kamran Shahid (@FrontlineKamran) March 20, 2022
Boosting Pakistan-Russia bilateral relationship
Last month in February, PM Imran Khan headed on a historic visit to Russia where he was accorded a red-carpet welcome.
Upon arrival at the airport, the prime minister and his delegation were warmly received by Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and the high officials of the Pakistan Embassy. The prime minister was also given a guard of honor.
President Vladimir Putin and PM Imran Khan had a bilateral meeting during the visit. The bilateral summit was the highlight of the visit. During the summit meeting, the two leaders reviewed the entire spectrum of bilateral relations including energy cooperation, according to Foreign Office.
The prime minister’s visit is hoped to have contributed to the further deepening of the multifaceted Pakistan-Russia bilateral relationship and enhancement of cooperation in diverse fields.