Damaging bravado

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March 19, 2022

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The incumbent finance minister, a rugged braggart himself, has expressed his reservations about the public reaction of the PM against the European Union that, according to him, had the potential of creating bad blood. The PM had lashed out at the statement of 23 EU envoys asking Pakistan to vote against Russian invasion instead of abstaining. Speaking at a public rally the prime minister had questioned if the EU had called out India for its actions in occupied Kashmir which went against international law. While openly stating that the PM should not have reacted the way he did the finance minister tried to cover his tracks by trying to justify it by maintaining that Pakistan has an independent foreign policy which stipulated that no country should violate the other’s sovereignty and that disputes be settled peacefully. It could be clearly observed that the finance minister felt uncomfortable at his truthful yet contradictory utterance indicating the difficulty cabinet ministers feel even when objecting at some improper statement of their political chief executive. Despite all his bluster the seasoned banker felt flustered at taking on his boss. TW

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