Prince Harrys Paki jibe profoundly condemned by Pakistani officers father

January 12th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI  

London, January 12 (ANI): Prince Harry, who came under fire after a home video containing his racist remarks against fellow comrades emerged, has been profoundly condemned by the father of the victimised Pakistani officer cadet.

The third in line to the throne, who is honing his flying skills to become a pilot of the meanest attack machine in the British Army, was said to have invited trouble as he called Lt Ahmed Raza Khan our little Paki friend.

The royal, apparently in a light-hearted manner, told another cadet, who was wearing a camouflage veil off duty, F*** me, you look like a raghead a nasty term to refer to an Arab, reports the Telegraph.

It was alleged that Harry further went on to poke fun at the Queen as he enacted a mobile conversation while other cadets sat in the audience.

He had said: Granny I”ve got to go, got to go, send my love to the corgis and Grandpa. God save you … yeah, that’’s great.”

The 24-year-old also gagged about his pubic hair with one of the squad while giving orders about a forthcoming exercise in the 2006 video diary published in the News of the World.

Clarence House had issued a statement apologising for Harrys behaviour, adding that there is no question that he was in any way seeking to insult his friend.

And now, Harrys foul-mouthed commentary had evoked serious response from Officer Cadet Khan’’s father, Mohammad Yaqoob Khan Abassi, who revealed that he had previously boasted with pride on meeting the Queen and Prince Charles, but was now wounded after learning Harrys racist jibes.

The retired vice president of a leading Pakistani bank said: “I”m very sorry, but he should not have said it, I condemn his words.

“I was very surprised. I profoundly condemn it. I met the Queen and Prince Charles, and they offered me their congratulations and I was proud and happy. Now I don”t feel so good.”

There has been no formal complaint by Officer Cadet Khan, who had been presented with a sword of honour by the Queen as the most successful overseas cadet at their passing out ceremony in 2006.

The offensive tape has nevertheless evoked serious response against Harry, who was said to be facing disciplinary action over his actions.

While the Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said, “The Army does not tolerate inappropriate behaviour in any shape or form, Conservative leader David Cameron dubbed the comments as “completely unacceptable”.

Mohammed Shafiq, director of the Muslim youth organisation the Ramadhan Foundation, said: “This rant whether today or three years ago is sickening and he should be thoroughly ashamed of himself.” (ANI)

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