PM Imran Thinks Soviet Union Fell Because System Of ‘Reward And Punishment’ Ended
In a faux pas, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Soviet Union failed because the system of reward and punishment ended. He went on to lay emphasis on meritocracy and gave China’s example.
He expressed these views while addressing a ceremony in Peshawar.
Social media users have taken jibes at the PM for his statement, reminding him that his remarks about the fall of Soviet Union were factually incorrect.
History lesson today: Why Soviet Union failed. Only he knows. 👀 pic.twitter.com/h48EwUTyfW
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) September 28, 2020
Fact-check: Economic inefficiency, ethnic conflicts in the Soviet republics and weak leadership are among the key factors that led to Soviet Union’s failure.