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600-years of Ottoman Rule in Subcontinent? PM should consider writing and rehearsing speech ahead of public appearance

PM Imran Khan has a number of blunders to his credit now.

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We seriously think that PM Imran Khan should write historic, geographic and scientific facts ahead of his public speeches as he has a number of blunders to his credit now. The recent one 600 years Ottoman Rule in India.

It was one of the greatest moments in Pakistani history, Turkish President Erdogan’s two days’ state visit to Pakistan. being termed as most significant for political and economic ties between the two countries.

The Turkish delegation comprising of a 100 men delegation, in the leadership of President Erdogan included members of parliament as well as the head of the business companies.

We all witnessed activities planned ahead of the state visit. That included dinner reception by the President of Pakistan, President Erdogan’s address to the joint session of Pakistan Parliament, as well as the joint press conference after one on one meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Erdogan.

What President Erdogan said in his historic speech at the assembly session is being regarded as one of the historic speeches by any head of state in Pakistan.

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Meanwhile, PM Imran Khan once again proved that he needs the facts to be written on a piece of paper to be included in his address to avoid any blunders. This could be a slip of tongue or what we say in Urdu Joosh e Khatabat.

This occurred while PM Imran Khan addressed the joint press conference on Friday, and time his reference that Ottomans ruled for 600 years in the sub-continent did not go down well.

We guess he meant to say the Muslims shared a special and strong bond with the Ottomans and Turks.

And there came the twitter police defending PM Imran Khan’s statement that the Mughal rulers of the subcontinent were of Turk origin.

When it comes to justifying the origin of Mughals as Turks, do you know what is the origin of Turks? The first historical references to the Turks appear in Chinese records of about 2000 B.C. According to several linguists, southern Mongolia is the homeland of the early Turkic language.

Historical records refer to tribes called the Hsiung-nu, an early form of the Western term Hun, who lived in an area bounded by the Altai Mountains, Lake Baikal, and the northern edge of the Gobi Desert and are believed to have been the ancestors of the Turks.

And for a person who is not reading history books, a couple of Turkish series based upon historical facts can shed a light over the subject of Turk origins.  Though they are considered works of historical fiction but are based upon historical facts.

Here I would like to refer to watch Turkish series Resurrection: Ertugrul, which happens to be PM Imran Khan’s favorite as well.

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Having a history of a few major slips of tongues and distorting facts, it is strongly advised that a head of state should take his speeches very seriously. The extemporaneous effort sometimes creates uneasiness in the citizens, especially when the experts of the subject are keenly observing every world coming out of PM’s mouth.

PM Imran Khan has a number of blunders to his credit now, another famous one includes the ‘Japan and Germany share a border’.

As it occurred while he addressed a diplomatic gathering during his April 2019 visit to Iran he said, “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.”

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Adding more to the list of blunders, a few months ago PM Imran Khan had another blip on Twitter, as he quotes the famous Indian poet and Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore’s saying attributing to Lebanese writer and poet Khalil Jibran!

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.