In a recent tweet, political activist and journalist Reham Khan mocks PM Imran Khan for waiting on a phone call from US President Biden. Reham Khan shared a meme featuring both the US President and PM Khan.
As per the meme, PM Imran Khan is requesting Joe Biden to call him, to which Biden responds with “Absolutely not.”
Reham Khan, the ex-wife of PM Khan, shared the meme with a caption in Punjabi.
“Doesn’t he care? Doesn’t he spare time?” Reham Khan wrote, poking fun at Imran Khan.
Care nhi karda? Time ispare nahi kerda? Haye vey tere (Biden) dil vich kee?? Saday nul share nhi kerda pic.twitter.com/ptzLLaKeSP
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) August 5, 2021
By sharing the meme, Reham Khan took a dig at PM Khan not being reached out by Biden. President Joe Biden formally took office in January and still has not contacted PM Khan while calling all other leaders.
On the other hand, social media users did not appreciate Reham Khan’s “joke.” They also called her out on it.
Reham Khan is notorious for making frequent remarks on PM Khan.
NSA Moeed Yusuf on Biden not calling PM Khan
In light of the recent situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s important role in the peace process, it is essential that both leaders establish direct contact.
In June, even Senior US Senator Lindsey Graham described Biden’s reluctance to reach out to PM Khan as “stunning.” He also warned that ignoring Pakistan while withdrawing from Afghanistan could lead to a disaster.
How do we expect our withdrawal from Afghanistan to be effective without coordinating with Pakistan? Clearly the Biden Administration believes that our problems in Afghanistan are behind us.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 22, 2021
Previously, National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr. Moeed Yusuf took a firm stance. He said if President Biden doesn’t want to talk to Pakistan, then “good luck” as Pakistan is not waiting for him to call either.
Yusuf also complained of a lack of coordination among the Pakistani and US officials in Afghanistan.
“We don’t want anyone to insult the US but if the finger is pointed at Pakistan, then it will be responded to,” he said.
The US continues to assure Pakistan that it recognizes Pakistan’s vital role in restoring peace in Afghanistan. It also wants Pakistan to continue playing that role.
While taking note of US statements, NSA Moeed Yusuf once again suggested that Biden should call PM Khan.
“The president of the United States hasn’t spoken to the prime minister of such an important country who the US itself says is make-or-break in some cases, in some ways, in Afghanistan — we struggle to understand the signal, right?” Mr. Yusuf told The Financial Times in an interview.