ISLAMABAD: Social media users are calling out former prime minister Imran Khan for misrepresenting the truth after he shared a photograph showing his relatives seated purportedly at the 1930 Round Table Conference.
Imran Khan had posted the photograph on social media, with the caption: “The historic Round Table Conference London 1930 with both Quaid I Azam & Allama Iqbal present.”
“The picture is pride of my family because my grandfather’s brother Mohammad Zaman Khan (after whom Zaman Park was named) and my khaloo Jahangir Khan were also present (second and third from left).”
Social media users were quick to point out that neither of the two relatives mentioned by Imran Khan were ever present at the Round Table Conference[s].
A look at the list of delegates present at the conference, available on the website of UK’s Open University, also confirmed this.
For clarity: Imran’s maternal grandfather — Ahmad Hassan Khan — had three daughters: Iqbal Bano, Mubarak Khanam, Shaukat Khanam. Iqbal Bano married General Wajid Ali Burki, while Mubarak married Jehangir Khan, who was a cricketer. He played for India during the British Raj and is remembered for an incident when his ball struck and killed a sparrow during a match at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The list hosted by the UK’s Open University of the delegates at the Roundtable Conference does not mention the presence of any ‘Mohammad Zaman Khan’ or any variation of this name — so there is little doubt that neither of these gentlemen ever formed part of the RTC.