Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had a detailed conversation with the late former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani over the situation following the suicide attack on Hazara community.
“PM [Imran Khan] had a detailed discussion with Rafsanjani Sahib,” he said while addressing a press conference after meeting the victim families of April 12’s Quetta bombing.
With the statement from the interior minister coming two years after Rafsanjani passed away, Twitterati sprung to action to call out Afridi’s blunder.
Some, however, defended the statement.
PM Imran is set to pay an official two-day visit to Iran on April 21 on the invitation of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.
According to the Foreign Office, the premier will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Seyed Ali Khamenei, besides holding detailed consultations with President Rouhani.