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A week ago when Imran’s Sri Lankan tour was scheduled, it had a speech in Parliament. It was later canceled. (File photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is going on a two-day tour to Sri Lanka today. India has approved the use of its airspace for the Pakistan Air Force plane. The special thing is that when Narendra Modi visited the US and Saudi Arabia in 2019, Pakistan did not allow the Indian Prime Minister’s aircraft to use its airspace.
According to the rules of the International Aviation Organization, VVIP flights have to approve the use of airspace. It was violated by Pakistan. India has followed international rules.
Imran gets a shock before the tour
Imran Khan is arriving in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for a two-day tour. However, before this visit, he was given a huge diplomatic blow by the government of Gotbaiah Rajapaksa. Imran will no longer be able to address the Sri Lankan Parliament. Rajapaksa is believed to have taken this step to avoid India’s displeasure. A week ago when Imran’s Sri Lankan tour was scheduled, it had a speech in Parliament. Later, the Rajapaksa government felt that Imran could refer to Kashmir, so the speech was dropped from the schedule.
Article in Colombo newspaper
On Monday, the article of Pakistani expert Dar Javed was published in Sri Lankan newspaper ‘Colombo Gadget’. In this, Dar wrote – It is very clear that Sri Lanka cannot take the risk of India’s displeasure. He is already embroiled in China’s debt and India is helping him on every front including the vaccine. Recently India sent five lakh vaccines to Sri Lanka. Anyway, there has been resentment among the Buddhist community about Muslims here.
Imran supported the Taliban
According to Javed- In 2012, Imran supported the Taliban and said that he is fighting a holy war and this is justified in Islam. In the United Nations, he raised the issue of Muslims. In October 2020, when French President Emmanuel Macron took a tough stand on radicals and terrorist attacks in his country, Imran made derogatory and inflammatory statements against Macron. The Sri Lankan government feared that Imran could use his parliament for his agenda.
Dar Javed further writes- In Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the President and Mahinda Rajapaksa is the Prime Minister. Both are brothers and come from Buddhist community. They know that if Imran raises Islamic matters during a speech in Parliament, it can have serious consequences in Sri Lanka as well. Recently, Imran showed a complaining tone on the situation of Muslims in Sri Lanka.
Rashid Bathiuddin, a Muslim leader from Sri Lanka, sought help from the Pakistan government. They alleged that the Muslims being killed by Kovid-19 are being burnt rather than buried. Imran had raised this issue publicly.
Imran does not see his house
Javed further writes – Imran finds the condition of Muslims in other countries worse, but a recent UN report said that minorities in Pakistan are extremely upset. Imran does not speak on this. They could not unite Muslim countries on Kashmir issue. No country is willing to stand with Pakistan on this issue.