The government of Maldives and its leaders have remained silent while the rest of the world leaders and their nations have condemned the fatal attack on former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, on Thursday.
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, took to Twitter to condemn the attack on Imran Khan. In his tweet, he stated that the attack on Imran Khan and his supporters was unacceptable. While condemning the act of violence, he said that violence had no place in politics, democracy or any society. Trudeau wished the Prime Minister and his supporters and everyone else who were injured a speed recovery.
Additionally, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, James Cleverly stated that there was no space for violence in politics.
USA’s Secretary of State, Antony Blinken asserted that America strongly condemns the shooting of former Prime Minister Imran at a political rally. He wished him and all others injured a quick recovery, and offered condolences to the family of the individual who was killed, on behalf of the US Government.
Furthermore, a statement released by the government of Saudi Arabia condemned the attempt on Imran Khan’s life and supported all efforts aimed at eliminating violence, extremism, and terrorism in all forms and wished Pakistan and its people safety, stability, and prosperity.
While the world nations and its leaders have condemned the attack in statements and tweets, the government of Maldives has remained completely silent on the matter. Notably, the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, both of whom are extremely active on Twitter, have not spoken a word to condemn the fatal attack.
Imran Khan, who was released from his post this April, had been vocal about his grievances and distaste towards neighboring India, while in office. Imran had brought attention on India’s ill-treatment and misconduct towards its Muslim population and had worked to stop the injustice.
Imran had reported India’s abuse towards Muslims to the United Nations with the help of OIC and had led the campaign to mark a day to recognise Islamophobia and hate crimes against Muslims at U.N..