One would not expect a discourteous gesture from a Prime Minister. But Imran Khan it is. The occasion was the Organisation of Islamic Summit last week when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and exchanged a few greetings, but wait, what? Just before the King could reciprocate to Imran's words, the cricketer-turned-politician chose to walk away unabashedly.
Let us explain how did the events unfold.
Khan walked up to the elaborate red carpet towards Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. It was followed by a brief handshake and greetings. Imran Khan addressed the royal's translator rather than looking at him directly. The Pakistani prime minister then walked away while the translator was still explaining Khan's conversation to the monarch. Infact, Khan's body language looked casual throughout his meeting with the Saudi King.
The OIC meeting was hosted by Saudi Arabia in Makkah last week. The meeting of OIC, a 57-nation group, aimed at galvanising support among Arab and Islamic nations against arch-rival Iran.
Soon after the video went viral, several social media users slammed Imran Khan and called his gesture "disrespectful" and "insulting". Some asked Pakistan to prioritise diplomacy skills when they choose their next leader.
Here's how social media users are reacting: