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Man who recited poetry in front of Imran Khan in Tajikistan is University VC

Dushanbe: A member of an audience at Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum was interrupted by Prime Minister Imran when he started reciting poetry critical of the Pakistani leader.

During the Q&A session at the event organized by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, a man said “I have a verse for you, [which goes like] Itne zaalim na bano [don’t be unjust]. Imran bhai, this is for you.”

He continued, “You have become a prisoner now. You used to be great when you were [protesting] on the container. Right now, we aren’t sure what you’ve gotten yourself involved in,” said the man.

The man went on to recite part of the verse, “Zaalim na banoon, kuch toh murawwat…” before he was interrupted by the premier.

“Please speak about matters related to business. We can make time for poetry later as well, Insha’Allah,” said the prime minister.

The clip of the event went viral on social media. While PTI supporters criticized the man for reciting poetry at a business forum, opponents of Prime Minister Imran Khan lauded the “poet” for what they said his courage to speak up in front of the PM.

Who is the poet?

The “poet” has been identified as Khalid Amin, the vice chancellor of Indus University and part of the Pakistani businessmen delegation.

According to leading English daily Express Tribune, the business community delegation accompanying Imran Khan on his visit to Tajikistan has condemned the inappropriate act of Mr Khalid Amin.

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