Pakistan's Ex-minister Becomes Victim of April Fool's Day Prank
Pakistan's former interior minister Rehman Malik on Saturday fell for a April Fool's Day prank when he reacted to a fake news story about naming of Islamabad's new airport after Chinese President Xi Jinping.
File photo of Rehman Malik/Reuters
Islamabad: Pakistan's former interior minister Rehman Malik on Saturday fell for a April Fool's Day prank when he reacted to a fake news story about naming of Islamabad's new airport after Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Hours later the prank elicited a serious reaction from Malik who expressed 'serious reservations' over it as the airport is named after Benazir Bhutto, the slain leader of Pakistan Peoples Party.
"There is no precedent in the past to rename organisations [or facilities] which are named after national heroes," he said.
He also asked the government for a clarification.
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