Pakistan shows Red Fort tableau as Lahore's Shalimar Garden

Written by: IANS
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Beijing, June 14: In a goof-up, Pakistan showed The historic Red Fort in Delhi as Lahore's Shalimar Garden at a banquet event of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Wednesday.

 Red Fort in Delhi.

Later, a Pakistani official admitted that it was a "goof-up".

The 17th-century monument, from whose ramparts successive Indian Prime Ministers have delivered Independence Day speech, was on the tableau of Pakistan with the picture caption reading: "Fort and Shalimar Garden in Lahore (1981)."

"This is a goof-up. Indians and Pakistanis are friends," a Pakistani woman at the tableau who did not want to be identified, told IANS.

The Indian flag fluttering at the monument was glaring.
Indian diplomats were seen pointing the faux pas to their Pakistani counterparts at the event attended by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

The banquet was organized at Versailles Hall in Legendale Hotel Beijing where SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov was present.

India's Ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale and his Pakistani counterpart Masood Khalid exchanged pleasantries and spoke to each for a while.

India and Pakistan joined the SCO in Astana during the annual summit, which was concluded last week.


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