Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had to undergo a normal security check at a US airport during his visit to the country last week.
Abbasi’s security check footage was aired by several Pakistani TV channels that showed him picking up his bag and coat and walking out from a security check room at an American airport.
SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI’S PRIVATE VISIT TO USA TO BEG NRO FOR NAWAZ SHARIF. PUT HIS OWN SELF RESPECT AND COUNTRY’S RESPECT ON pic.twitter.com/GOQtCeumFH
— Syed Shahid Hussain (@shussain1849) March 25, 2018
According to reports, Abbasi arrived here last week on a private visit to meet his ailing sister. A report by Geo TV claimed that the Prime Minister went through the security check voluntarily.
Abbasi’s security check left Pakistani TV anchors enraged who said that he should be ashamed for saying he went on a private visit. They noted that he represents a country and holds a diplomatic passport.
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