Pak newspaper apologises for cartoon mocking Imran
A Pakistani newspaper apologised for a controversial cartoon featuring its Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Lahore: A Pakistani newspaper apologised for a controversial cartoon featuring its Prime Minister Imran Khan. The cartoon in The Nation mocked Khan's desperate attempts to rake up the Kashmir dispute at the United Nations.
It also featured US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"The artwork fell short of our standards and does not reflect our editorial policy," The Nation said in a statement. "It should never have appeared.
We are proud to be a nationalistic paper, and we regret sincerely the attention taken by an artwork that was inappropriate, especially at the time of UN General Assembly session taking place in New York."
The cartoon showed Trump and Modi sitting in a cart that was pulled by Khan. Trump is seen dangling a carrot in front of the Pakistani prime minister, who is thinking about mediation on the Kashmir matter.
On Monday, Khan had met United States President Donald Trump and told him that Kashmir was facing a "huge humanitarian crisis" and "eight million people were under siege by 9 lakh troops for 50 days".
In an op-ed article in The New York Times last month, Khan warned of an imminent military escalation between the two nuclear powers if the world did not intervene.
He reiterated the warning in an interview to Al Jazeera on September 14.