“Are We Your Slaves?” Pakistani Prime Minister Rebukes Pressure to Condemn Russia

Says country will remain neutral over Ukraine war.

Image Credits: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan slammed western envoys for pressuring him to denounce Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, asserting that he was not their ‘slave.’

Earlier this month, the heads of 22 foreign missions to Islamabad published a letter asking Pakistan to back a UN General Assembly resolution denouncing the attack.

However, both Pakistan and its neighbor India abstained from voting.

Khan lashed out at western envoys demanding Pakistan follow the international consensus that has sought to portray Vladimir Putin and Russian forces as savages.

“What do you think of us? Are we your slaves … that whatever you say, we will do?” he asked.

The Prime Minister expressed his fury at the demand after the EU and NATO powers failed to condemn India for its actions in the mountainous region of Kashmir.

“I want to ask the European Union ambassadors: Did you write such a letter to India?” he asked.

Khan also asserted that Pakistan had tried to help NATO in Afghanistan but had received vitriol instead of thanks.

Although Khan has said that Pakistan would remain “neutral,” he received a backlash after meeting with Putin just hours after the launch of the invasion.



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