April 2, 2023

This would have been Imran Khan’s first go to to the UK as Pakistan prime minister. (File)


Pakistan Prime Minister and former worldwide cricketer Imran Khan’s scheduled go to to the UK subsequent month, has been postponed after Islamabad was not happy with the Boris Johnson authorities’s supply for one thing extra substantial than a cricket match and a ceremonial assembly, native media reported.

This follows the Pakistan authorities’s announcement that Khan’s go to has been postponed “due to internal security, political and regional situation.” However, The International News cited credible sources telling The News and Geo News that the Pakistan PM’s journey has been postponed as Islamabad could not get a UK-Pakistan partnership “road map for 10 years” just like the to the pact signed between the UK and India final month.

India and UK final month had agreed on a transformational Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and adopted an bold roadmap to 2030 to steer cooperation for the following 10 years, with give attention to commerce and protection.

On June 7, PM Johnson held a telephonic dialogue together with his Pakistani counterpart and invited him to go to the UK. This would have been Imran Khan’s first go to to the UK as Pakistan prime minister.

Earlier, native media had reported that the UK and Pakistan have been discussing former worldwide cricketer Khan’s UK journey in type of a cricket-friendly tour in July. The Pakistan Prime Minister was additionally slated to carry talks with PM Boris Johnson.

However, the Pakistani facet informed the UK {that a} go to just for the cricket match and a gathering with PM Johnson will backfire if there are not any offers signed.

According to The News International, Islamabad needed to lift the ties in the direction of a strategic partnership, nevertheless, the UK authorities did not reply to those proposals regardless of two repeated reminders and remained caught with the supply of the cricket match and a go to to the ten Downing.

The Pakistan authorities yesterday mentioned the PM had determined to postpone his UK go to citing vital points which he want to monitor himself. “PM Imran Khan will himself monitor the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan,” sources informed Geo News as cited by The International News.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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