PM Imran Khan will be visiting USA soon and unlike previous rulers PM Imran Khan wishes to stay in Pakistani ambassador’s official residence in Washington during his three day visit from July 21, reported Dawn News.
It is believed that this is part of Prime Ministers’ austerity plan under which he don’t want to stay in five star hotels in the USA capital while meeting with US officials, Pakistani representatives, community members and think tank representatives.
But USA secret service which is responsible for the security of PM Imran Khan after he lands in the country and the administration of Washington are not favourable to this decision.
PM to avoid expensive hotels during US visit:
Officials in #Islamabad have informed the #Pakistan embassy that Prime Minister Imran Khan desires to stay at the ambassador’s official residence instead of a pricey hotel during his 3-day visit to #Washington, starting on July 21. pic.twitter.com/f9Sqrwv62i
— Zain Khan (@ZKhanOfficial) July 8, 2019
US Security services believe it will be difficult to provide security to prime minister in the residence from where he will daily visit the embassy and other places.
The administration of the city also wants the PM to stay in five star hotels such as :
- Willard InterContinental
- Four Seasons
- Ritz Carlton
Willard InterContinental is located on just few yards from the White House while other hotels are also located within close proximity of White House.
Americans would also like Imran Khan to avoid pricey Washington DC hotels by not coming at all. Please stay in Pakistan, you are not welcome.https://t.co/wlYVdeURdP
— Lawrence Sellin (@LawrenceSellin) July 8, 2019
All these hotels have special arrangements for VVIP such as separate elevators, exit & entry points as many delegations from different countries stay in these hotels.
The administration of the city also believes that it will create traffic problems in the city if PM had to movie from the residence to embassy and other areas.