Upon arriving in France on Thursday, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was met by a wave of controversy after a video released from the office of the Prime Minister went viral on social media. He had been invited to attend the two-day New Global Financing Pact Summit in Paris.
Shehbaz Sharif is shown in the video arriving at Palais Brogniart for the summit. As it was raining, the video shows a woman protocol officer standing outside the vehicle with an open umbrella. He is seen taking the umbrella away from her after speaking to her.
— Prime Minister’s Office (@PakPMO) June 22, 2023
The events in the video sparked a controversy on social media. While some praised the man for his “chivalrous” actions, others found it shameful that he left the woman to walk by herself in the downpour.