The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan
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Imran Khan had pulled out of the function earlier in the week after learning that Rushdie too would be present, saying the writer had caused ‘immeasurable hurt to Muslims across the globe’.
India Today’s Editor-in-Chief had issued a statement, calling Khan’s move deeply regrettable.
On Saturday, when Rushdie took to the stage at the Taj in New Delhi, he made it a point to highlight the absence of the former cricketer from the event. “I have to thank Imran Khan. I was going to speak at a less important session. I thank him for this promotion and for vacating this spot.”