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Elementree: Pakistan PM Imran Khan Thinks Trees Produce Oxygen at Night

A Twitter user pointed out that perhaps in 'Naya Pakistan,' trees worked differently.

Raka Mukherjee | News18.com@RakaMukherjeee

Updated:November 28, 2019, 7:20 PM IST
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Elementree: Pakistan PM Imran Khan Thinks Trees Produce Oxygen at Night
A Twitter user pointed out that perhaps in 'Naya Pakistan,' trees worked differently.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan seems to have become a victim of Internet trolls, yet again.

A video shared by Pakistani Journalist, Naila Inayat, shows a clip of Khan addressing a gathering of people. In the short, 15 second-clip Khan is heard saying, "Seventy-percent of the green cover which existed, has been reduced in the last ten years. The consequences of that, had to happen, because trees clean the air. They produce oxygen at night, and absorb carbon-dioxide."

Most of us were taught in middle school the phenomenon of photosynthesis, and that in the process of it, trees release oxygen. However, photosynthesis only occurs during the day, because sunlight is an essential component of it.

While Khan may have confused the two, Twitter certainly did not miss his gaffe.

One pointed out that this was middle-school level knowledge, and questioned Khan's Oxford degree.

Another pointed out that perhaps in 'Naya Pakistan,' trees worked differently.

Throwback? A Twitter user added it to his earlier gaffe.

One mentioned that we don't question the expert.

One even called him, 'Einstein Khan,' for coming up with new things.

While this is not Imran Khan's first public gaffe which has been picked up by Twitter, one thing Netizens can agree on this statement so far is that, 'This is beyond science.'

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