During the summit, when the head of states entered the hall, everyone else stood up to welcome him, while Imran was still sitting. When he realised that he was the only one sitting, he stood up briefly and sat down again before everyone else did.
The incident was captured in a video shared on the twitter handle of Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaaf (PTI). Imran had earlier broken the protocol at the 14th OIC Summit held in Saudi Arab earlier this month. Khan was seen walking off stage before an interpreter could translate his message to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. The video was shared on social media and both the citizens of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia chided him for disrespecting the king.
Imran Khan and the leaders of the SCO member countries, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are attending the two-day summit in Kyrgizstan's capital Bishkek.