Former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday slammed Israel and India for their “worst record” of human rights abuses, and criticized the country’s foreign ministry for its “weak stance” on the two countries.
Khan, who was ousted from power in a no-confidence vote in April, tweeted that it was “absolutely shameful” that Israel had the “audacity” to target Pakistan during the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a process by which the UN Human Rights Council reviews the human rights records of all UN member states.
“Israel continues its massacre of Palestinians showing it is a rogue state beyond the pale of all international laws and norms of behavior,” Khan wrote. “Sadly for us, it not only shows a complete collapse of our diplomacy by this corrupt & fascist govt that is destroying Pakistan internally and externally, but also shows our descent into the law of jungle where might is right.”
Khan’s remarks were met with a positive response from his followers, many of whom praised him for speaking out against Israel and India. However, some critics accused Khan of hypocrisy, pointing out that he had not spoken out against human rights abuses in Pakistan during his time in office.
The foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.