PPP Chairman mocks Imran Khan for saying Germany, Japan share border

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Prime Minister Imran Khan with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. – Photo: Instagram

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called out Prime Minister Imran Khan for his ‘slip of the tongue’ during a meeting with a delegation in Tehran on the premier’s two-day official tour to Iran.

“Our Prime Minister thinks that Germany and Japan share a border. How embarrassing, this is what happens when Oxford University let people in just because they can play cricket,” Bilawal tweeted.

The prime minister, while giving an example of how two countries set up joint industries at the border region to improve economic ties after the war, mentioned Germany and Japan instead of Germany and possibly France.

“The more trade you have with each other your ties automatically become stronger…Germany and Japan killed millions of their civilians until after the Second World War when they both decided to have joint industries on their border regions,” the prime minister was quoted as saying.

Responding to Bilawal, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani tweeted, “Mr accidental chairman, where did PM say Japan is neighbouring Germany? PM said border regions of Japan and Germany have joint industries which you failed to grasp and so does few intellectuals, What a waste of stolen Public money on your Oxford degree!!!.”

Following the Second World War, France and Germany joined hands to lay the foundation of the European Union, which collectively helped improve the economy of the entire region.