Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been facing backlash for accompanying his umbrella bearer to welcome his Russian counterpart.
Yesterday, the Russian foreign minister arrived in Islamabad on a visit to Pakistan where he was received by Shah Mahmood Qureshi. However, an interesting situation was observed during the reception when the Russian foreign minister came out of the plane he was holding his own umbrella while FM Qureshi had people who performed the task for him.
As usual, such unusual moments never go unnoticed by social media users, it caught their attention and netizens decided to school the minister:
You should be ashamed of yourself, Why dont you people come out of your Feudal mindset? Why do you need a servant to hold an umbrella for you, Shameful act by you Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
— Khawaja Shawkat (@shawkat_khawaja) April 6, 2021
#Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
The Person who hold his Umbrella is the Russia Foreign Minister who made COVID-19 vaccines and sell around the World. But Pakistan Foreign Minister doesn’t hold his umbrella who are buying COVID-19 vaccines from other.
That’s called Protocol. pic.twitter.com/2UWqRKRzwO
— Faizan Akram (@FaizanA31182985) April 7, 2021
Russian Foreign Minister will hold his umbrella but Pak FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi needs an official helper to hold it for him.. 🤔
— پاکستانی ٹرمپو (@PakTrumpoo) April 7, 2021
دینے والے نے اپنی چھتری خود اٹھائی ہوئی ہے اور منگتے نے چھتری اٹھانے کے لیے ملازم رکھا ہوا ہے pic.twitter.com/ays1JorgPi
— Wajid Ali (@ali8329) April 7, 2021
— Abdul Hameed Lone (@HameedAPHC) April 6, 2021