PM taken to task on social media for lunch gathering amid Karachi terror attack
@omar_quraishi lunh was very important for him, he has a good appitite
— Moin Balkhi (@moinbalkhi) May 13, 2015
The PM hosted a luncheon for political leaders to settle an internal dispute over Pak-China economic corridor in Islamabad, however several TV channels splashed his statement numerous times wherein he stated “Let’s have a lunch first…” amid the flow of heart-rending news of Karachi terrorist attack.
— Sheema Khan (@sheema_kh) May 13, 2015
Some political parties had expressed apprehensions and concerns over alleged change in route of economic corridor, hence PM called the All Parties Conference. However, his decision to continue with the programme drew wrath of general public who vent their anger on the social media.
Some reports suggested that MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, who was present in the meeting, urged the PM to cut short the gathering and fly Karachi on this critical juncture.