Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who reached Britain two days ago for specialised treatment of his spine injuries and to meet his two sons, was spotted at a royal ball hosted by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla in support of charity, the Elephant Family, the other day.
Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper published photographs of Pakistan’s popular opposition leader wearing a black tuxedo exchanging pleasantries with the royal couple. Among other guests were models Cara Delevingne and Jerry Hall.
Prince Charles is famous for embracing all manner of exotic outfits on his trips abroad. Both he and the Duchess of Cornwall sported animal masks at the ball. Camilla kept strictly to the theme in a sparkling elephant mask, while Charles opted for a golden design featuring a prancing tiger.
The charity was founded by the duchess’s brother, Mark Shand, and is Britain’s biggest funder of the endangered Asian elephant.
An official statement released by the PTI had earlier said that Khan was suffering from great pain from his injuries following a fall during an election rally in Lahore, and was travelling to Britain to consult specialist doctors.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced to host an all-parties conference to discuss the current security situation in the country and evolve a national policy to counter terrorism but the proposed moot has hit snags because of Khan’s visit to Britain among other reasons.
PTI’s senior leaders Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Makhdoom Javed Hashmi will now be representing PTI in the proposed moot.