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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wrongly attributed a famous quote of Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, to Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran.
Yesterday, PM Khan shared an inspirational quote on his Twitter account that says, “I slept and dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is a joy.”
Khan captioned the quote, saying “Those who discover and get to understand the wisdom of Gibran’s words cited below, get to live a life of contentment.”
Those who discover and get to understand the wisdom of Gibran's words, cited below, get to live a life of contentment. pic.twitter.com/BdmIdqGxeL
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 19, 2019
His tweet garnered 23,000 likes and was shared over 5000 times, while more than 2,000 people commented on it.
PM Khan received backlash from his political opponents for passing sexist remarks against PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto in a public gathering at South Waziristan.
Khan, however, faced criticism on Twitter, as netizens were quick to identify his glitch. The commentators advised him to fact check before sharing anything publicly.
PML-N leader, Maryam Nawaz, took the opportunity and called out Imran Khan saying how this shows his incompetence. Former Prime Minister Miftah Ismail also took a dig at PM Khan’s glitch. “May I therefore humbly request you to also ask your Debt Commission to investigate your year and see why PTI has made a record increase in debt and deficit,” he wrote.
This is not the first time PM Khan has been criticized for making factual errors. In the last few months, PM Khan has made minor mistakes several times for either misquoting facts or a slip of tongue.
On his visit to Iran in April, he in his speech unknowingly stated that Japan and Germany shared borders. Earlier, PM Khan received backlash from his political opponents for passing sexist remarks against PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto in a public gathering at South Waziristan.
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In a viral video, Khan called Bilawal Bhutto Zardari ‘Sahiba’ (miss or madam). “I came into power through struggle and hard work unlike Bilawal ‘Sahiba’ (miss) who, using the will of her mother became the head of the political party,” Imran Khan said, in response, Imran’s colleagues and comrades cheered the premier for his rude comments.
This is what happens when you rely on quote websites to look smart instead of reading actual books. This was Tagore, not Gibran https://t.co/9axNe4uy3S
— Vaqas Asghar (@vasghar) June 19, 2019