ISLAMABAD – The Defence Minister of Pakistan Khurram Dastgir deleted one of his tweets showing a picture of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s chief Imran Khan talking casually to a lady during a ceremony at London.
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Dastgir, who enjoys a good reputation among his peers for his decent demeanor shared a picture of a wedding bash in London in which ruling party’s rival Imran Khan was seen having a conversation with a British lady, later identified as the wife of British Army Chief General Nick Carter.
To spice up the tweet, the minister wrote a caption: Worth a thousand words (or Blackberry messages) indirectly referring to the allegedly lewd text messages which PTI’s disgruntled member Ayesha Gulalai claimed to have received from Imran Khan.
The legislator thought of enjoying the responses but the tweet actually boomeranged with social media buffs attacking the minister for stooping to such level in a bid to discredit his rival.
The picture was captured during the wedding ceremony of the daughter of British tycoon Aneel Musarrat and was apparently used by the minister to fire potshots at Imran Khan for being surrounded by ladies in Western outfits and to question his morality.
However, as the tweet went viral, PTI’s head of UK & Europe Sahibzada Jahangir clarified that the couple standing behind Imran Khan was his son’s family and the lady exchanging views with Imran Khan was the wife of General Sir Carter, Chief of the General Staff of the British Army.
Khurram Dastagir is the true picture. At back is my son & daughter in laws. Lady is General Sir Carter wife. Shame. pic.twitter.com/DK0vSA1oC7
— Sahibzada Jahangir (@ChicoJahangir) September 12, 2017
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Jahangir also expressed that General Carter was expected to visit Islamabad next month for a week-long tour to discuss Afghan policy.
“How would Khurram Dastgir face General Carter when he would realise Dastgir’s tweets about her wife” inquired PTI leader.
— Haider Ali (@haidersays) September 14, 2017
Bemoaning over the episode, Jahangir expressed that Imran Khan was not flirting with Carter’s wife.
After getting to know the identity of the lady, Dastgir deleted his tweet saying, this was not his official account.
This is my exclusively personal account.
Official account exclusively is:@PakMnstrDefence
Never the twain shall meet.
— Khurram Dastgir-Khan (@kdastgirkhan) September 12, 2017
Surprisingly, the pinned tweet in Khurram’s handle states: Pointing to sins of others does not make you a saint.
The wedding of Anooshe Mussarat with property developer Edmund Kissner was widely discussed owing to the presence of Bollywood superstars including Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Anil Kapoor and many others.
From Pakistan, PTI chief Imran Khan along with Babar Awan, Usman Dar, Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rasheed and other political personalities attended the event estimated to have cost around £4 million.