Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza
Gilani faced some embarrassing moments when a chair buckled
under his weight at an official function in the capital city,
prompting a participant to say that this may be a "bad omen"
for the top PPP leader.
Gilani`s aide-de-camp, who was standing behind him, came
to his rescue and saved him from falling to the ground after
the chair gave way during the event at the National University
of Science and Technology yesterday, a media report said
The Prime Minister "sat on the edge of the broken chair
for a while" and the organisers replaced his chair later while
he was standing and distributing prizes to students, The News
Participants at the event "expressed surprise that a
broken chair was assigned for the chief guest who is also the
Prime Minister," the report said.
"The chair is really weak," one mortified participant was
quoted as saying by the daily.
"This may be a bad omen for the Prime Minister," said
another unnamed participant.