Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan attended the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai as part of his visit to the nation. While a TV blooper involving the PM made headlines earlier, now a set of photos of the prime minister checking out his country’s pavilion at the expo is inspiring memes and jokes.
In a photo widely shared on social media, the cricketer-turned-politician is sitting behind a semi-circular desk, that is being called a “spaceship” and a “video game parlour”. The photographs showed Khan with top Pakistani officials and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi around him.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi visiting Pakistani stall (Pakistan pavilion) at International Import Expo #Shanghai on 4th November, 2018. 🇵🇰🇨🇳#PMIKatCIIE #PMIKVisitsChina #PakistanAtCIIE #CIIE2018 pic.twitter.com/0JrNlLuSdB
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) November 5, 2018
Most Pakistani Twitterati found the photos hilarious and came up with these responses:
When your family got new computer lol https://t.co/Pv4D9851Mo
— Kashif KaimKhani (@Kashifkk67) November 6, 2018
It seems like IK is playing video game and others are waiting for their turn. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zfSlVtyeka
— Z. (@IamShzb) November 5, 2018
Looks like Khan saab is Captain of spaceship.
— Azizi Khan (@AziziKhan1) November 5, 2018
— Shumail (@Shumyl) November 5, 2018
— UsamaDaud (@SAUDsTime) November 5, 2018
Imran to enterprise pic.twitter.com/kcSgKWFYf2
— Hammy Bilal (@Hammyb3) November 5, 2018
Is it Spaceship? https://t.co/ltG5N8V3bt
— Umar Iqbal ® (@MrUmarIqbal) November 5, 2018
Khan sb While playing video game cheechu meechu
— TufFy (@altafmahr) November 5, 2018
Star Wars https://t.co/ld2NTtNz8c
— Muzamil (@MuzzamilEjaz) November 5, 2018
“Join me on my Starship Enterprise” https://t.co/2kfp8DGA5H
— Alexandra Stevenson (@jotted) November 5, 2018
China has designed special u shaped table for IK pic.twitter.com/xrJo277BU5
— K A R K (@AdeebKhurram) November 5, 2018
Looks a scene from si-fi where pilot is sitting on the flight deck of a space ship surrounded by other crew.
BTW all look very excited #PMIKVisitsChina
— Yasir Wattoo 🇵🇰 (@yesir786) November 5, 2018
— ahad shabbir (@shabbirahad) November 5, 2018
— Syed Ali Immam Rizvi (@ALiIMMAM) November 5, 2018
— Dr Fouzia Sadiq (@DrFouziaSadiq) November 5, 2018
Playing video game. I think he is memorizing his childhood
— Dr Muhammad Waleed (@Muhamma09243730) November 6, 2018
In his keynote address at the event, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that the China International Import Expo is expected to help spread the dividends of free trade amongst more closely integrated economies.