Six annoyed Pakistani government ministers stormed out of a reception with William and Kate blasting ‘stupid security measures’ that stopped them from meeting the Royal couple
- The event was hosted by Thomas Drew, British High Commissioner to Pakistan
- The officials were ‘annoyed’ with one source describing security as ‘disgraceful’
- Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry will make complaint to authorities, source says
Six Pakistani government ministers walked out of a reception with Prince William and Kate Middleton after learning they were not going to meet the royal couple.
The officials were said to be ‘annoyed’ by ‘very stupid’ security measures at Tuesday night’s event in Islamabad.
The event was hosted by Thomas Drew, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan.
Six Pakistani government ministers walked out of a reception with Prince William and Kate Middleton on Tuesday
BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said the ministers were ‘annoyed at their place in the gathering’
BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said: ‘Six Pakistani ministers walked out of the #RoyalVisitPakistan British High Commission reception on Monday night @bbcurdu reports.
‘They were reportedly annoyed at their place in the gathering. Commission response to follow.
‘The Commission has replied. It says the Duke and Duchess “were delighted to meet a range of people from across Pakistani society”.’
The ministers and advisers include defence minister Pervez Khattak, home minister Ijaz Shah, minister for science and technology Fawad Hussain, the Prime Minister’s adviser for political affairs Naeemul Haq and advisor to information Firdous Ashiq Awan, BBC Urdu reported.
The officials were said to be ‘annoyed’ by ‘very stupid’ security measures at the event in Islamabad
An advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan said the arrangements made by British security officials were ‘very stupid’.
He said that refusing to allow cabinet members to meet the royal couple was ‘disgraceful’ and Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry would be making a complaint to British authorities.
The event was held to showcase Pakistani culture with guests including Pakistani government officials, business leaders and music and film stars.