On Monday, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari responded to PM Imran Khan’s criticism of his Urdu gaffe in a hilarious manner. Bilawal shared a short video clip on his official Twitter handle.
The video included many mistakes in the premier’s Urdu language in the recent past. Bilawal’s caption read: “PM teaching me Urdu”.
Last week, PM Khan mocked Bilawal’s way of speaking Urdu while addressing party supporters and workers at the Governor’s House.
The prime minister had asked the former president, Asif Ali Zardari, to teach his son how to speak correct Urdu. “I’ve seen Englishmen learning Urdu in two years,” Khan added.
Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani responded to the prime minister’s criticism, saying that PM Khan himself had little knowledge of Pakistan’s national language. “Imran Khan makes foot-in-mouth statements regarding misplaced geography,” Ghani said.
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This is not the first time Imran Khan has mocked Bilawal over his Urdu language skills. In 2019, the premier mocked Bilawal’s infamous statement on rain and flooding, while speaking at the launch ceremony of the Havelian-Mansehra motorway at Havelian. Mimicking the PPP chairman, Imran Khan made the crowd laugh by saying, “when it rains, water pours down. When it rains more, more water pours down.”
“He claims to be a liberal. The fact is that he is nothing but liberally corrupt,” Khan had said.
In response, Bilawal tweeted: “I am not a liberal nor a hypocrite or corrupt. I am progressive, having an ideology. I have been in active politics for one year. You are almost 70 years old and have been doing ‘selected’ politics for two decades now. Your sole identity is of taking U-turns, of being a puppet and a hypocrite.”