PM Imran Khan greeted in Washington by jubilant PTI supporters


WASHINGTON, JULY 21 (DNA): On his arrival in Washington DC, Prime Minister Imran was greeted both at the airport and the Pakistani Embassy by charged up PTI supporters.He arrived in the US capital via a Qatar Airways flight and was greeted at the airport by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who was already in the US and Pakistani Ambassador to the US Dr Asad Majeed Khan.

The Prime Minister was received by Senior Officials of US State Department, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Ambassador of Pakistan to USA Dr. Asad M. Khan.

PTI workers at the airport welcome the premier by playing the dhol and shouting slogans. People gathered outside the Pakistani Embassy also dressed up in PTI colours and paraphernalia.

Enthusiastic Pakistani-American community members gathered near the Embassy Residence to welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan to Washington DC.

The premier is in DC for a three-day trip and will be meeting US President Donald Trump on July 22 at the White House.

Meeting between the two leaders Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. president Donuld Trump is scheduled to be held at White House tomorrow.

Prime Minister’s talks with U.S. president will mark an effort by the two leaders to reset the ties. It will expand bilateral cooperation on trade and investment as well as work toward peace in South Asia at large and Afghanistan in particular.

President Trump will warmly welcome the Pakistani leader in his Oval Office for talks which will then extend to a working luncheon to be attended by Cabinet members and senior Pentagon leaders.

After a brief rest at the Pakistani Embassy, he also met the business community. A key part of the visit will be the PM’s interaction with American investors as he will invite them to be part of Pakistan’s development efforts in a business-friendly environment.

He will also meet the heads of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. He is also scheduled to address the Pakistani community.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is also with him and will be meeting top leadership of the US Army.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Special Assistant on Overseas Zulfi Bukhari and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa are accompanying the Prime Minister while Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is already in Washington as part of the entourage.

It is Prime Minister’s first visit to the United States after assuming office.

Special Assistant Naeemul Haq says $50,000 will be spent on the trip, compared to the last trip by former PM Nawaz Sharif that cost $470,000. DNA