Twitter alert: Happy Birthday Imran Khan

Published: November 25, 2012

This file photo shows Imran Khan's birthday celebrations in 2010. PHOTO: @ITSTHEAZIZZ

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, a leader who has gained massive popularity among the youth for his vows to bring change in Pakistan, turned 60 today.

His ardent followers on Twitter made the trend #HappyBirthdayImranKhan the top trend of the day in Pakistan. Although, Khan decided not to celebrate his birthday this year on account of Ashura.

Top tweets

Haroon Rasheed

#HappyBirthdayImranKhan You are a legend. Be it cricket or politics you’re the mann!! :D @ImranKhanPTI

Fasih Durrani

#HappyBirthdayImranKhan I believe you can change the politics of Pakistan. Live long and keep your promises. @ImranKhanPTI

Abdul Aziz

Imran Khan celebrating his 60th Birthday.. my bro jst textd me this pic.#HappyBirthdayImranKhan pic.twitter.com/zuzozBn2

Kapt Slim 

#HappyBirthdayImranKhan We will celebrate your next Birthday as Prime Minister of Pakistan. #PTI #PAKISTAN

Yasir 

#HappyBirthdayImranKhan with you in power, Independence will come for Pakistan, and freedom for its people in true sense !!

Sana 

#HappyBirthdayImranKhan May you lead us to a new Pakistan. Be it cricket, social work or politics, YOU have given everything a new dimension

Abdul Wahab 

#HappyBirthdayImranKhan because believing that there is a change that people can only bring.we hope to see the pakistan that Jinnah founded.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Asad ALI khan
    Nov 25, 2012 - 3:37PM

    Happy birthday sir

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  • Adbawany
    Nov 25, 2012 - 3:44PM

    This picture attached comes from last year’s birthday. This year there are no celebrations in respect of the holy month of Muharram.
    Ali Zaidi ‏@AliHZaidiPTI (on Twitter)
    “Ashura is a day of grief & a lesson for all to rise against the tyrants of time. The Chairman does not wish to receive any B’day greetings”

    Ali Zaidi is Member CEC, PTI. SVP Sind PTI. Founding President Imran Khan Foundation US (Oct 2005-Jan 2012)

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  • Adbawany
    Nov 25, 2012 - 3:48PM

    This picture attached comes from last year’s birthday. This year there are no celebrations in respect of the holy month of Muharram.

    Ali Zaidi ‏@AliHZaidiPTI (on Twitter) “Ashura is a day of grief & a lesson for all to rise against the tyrants of time. The Chairman does not wish to receive any B’day greetings”

    Ali Zaidi is Member CEC, PTI. SVP Sind PTI. Founding President Imran Khan Foundation US (Oct 2005-Jan 2012)

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  • Ali Jafar
    Nov 25, 2012 - 6:31PM

    how can we celeberate IK birthday today, express tribune and people on twitter should understand it.

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  • Ali Jafar
    Nov 25, 2012 - 6:33PM

    we are not celebrating Ik birthday today people should understand it

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  • Ali Jafar
    Nov 25, 2012 - 6:40PM

    WE are not celebrating IK birthday today

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  • Ali Hassan
    Nov 25, 2012 - 7:17PM

    Whether he is celebrating it or not due to Ashura doesn’t change the fact that IK has turned sixty today. Let’s not lose the objectivity people!!

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  • iSupportedPTI
    Nov 25, 2012 - 8:29PM

    …Yes iSupportedPTI When IK Started His Political Journey Many Years Back…iGotConfused When IK Became A Vocal Apologist For Taliban…Last Night When iSaw PTI Social Media Team Started This Bday Campaign iWasNotHappy…Today iHaveNoRegrets To Say…iSupportedPTI…BUT NOT ANYMORE!Recommend

  • Mazhar
    Nov 25, 2012 - 8:52PM

    Day of Ashura is internationally considered as the day of Mourning and protest against brutality against Grand son of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Hussain and his family. Shame PTI for celebrating birthday on Ashura.

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  • Haider Mahmud
    Nov 25, 2012 - 9:21PM

    Knowing that Imran Khan is not celebrating today on account of 10th Muharram, it is really a sinister move to show this picture from some previous year.

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  • Ali Jafar
    Nov 25, 2012 - 9:34PM

    @Ali Hassan:
    people on twitter must show respect , Chairman is meeting zakirs in Karachi and condoling them on Shia’s death and here people on social media is celebrating his birthday. these are days of grief and i hope people would understand it, anyway wisk IK success ahead.

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  • dr.khan
    Nov 25, 2012 - 10:07PM

    if this pic is realy of today,s then i will say only one thing…………..NAWASA_E_RASOOL(P.B.U.H) KARBALA MAIN 3 DIN KA BHOKA PIYASA SHAHEED HO RAHA HY N U R CELEBRATING UR BEARTHDAY HERE…….WOW WHAT A GREAT MUSLIM U R????????????????????….SHAMERecommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 25, 2012 - 11:03PM

    Happy birthday Sir, wish you happy, care free future with no public responsiblity like your past.Recommend

  • ali jafar
    Nov 26, 2012 - 12:45AM

    Imran is not celebrating his bth’day today, sad for the ppl who rebuff him for no reasons

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  • Nov 26, 2012 - 12:49AM

    “Out of respect for the historic significance and the sad history that marks the Day of Ashura along with the indiscriminate killings of our fellow Pakistani brothers and sisters. Chairman Imran Khan requested PTI party members not to mark any celebrations for his 60th Birthday. Any campaign to promote his 60th birthday is not endorsed by Pakistan Tehreek-E-insaf.”

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Social Media Team)
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  • Amna
    Nov 26, 2012 - 4:00AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: I hope Imran Khan celebrates his next birthday as Prime Minister, but I really hope Nawaz celebrates his next birthday, care free and completely “vaila” in Saudia Arabia. Ameen

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  • Ali
    Nov 26, 2012 - 7:24AM

    It’s crazy how tribune decides to post last year’s picture of Imran cutting a cake.

    It’s even more crazy that people are posting anti Imran posts without reading the first few posts that clarify that it is last year’s picture as Imran is not celebrating any birthday this year.

    Shame on people for trying to misguide people.

    All some people did was wish him birthday on twitter which idon’t find offensive but surely there were no parties held to celebrate.

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  • Abbas
    Nov 26, 2012 - 1:10PM

    Oh my God, people don’t miss any opportunity to distort IK image, some papers and some other groups had also initiated malicious propaganda on Malala issue and here we are seeing another propaganda, hats off to Noon, you are a truly propaganda genius. Nazi’s Gobbler would love to c his offspring working in outstanding fashion. you are leveling the stature of Hitler propaganda machine.

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  • Khalid
    Nov 26, 2012 - 2:24PM

    IK without a doubt is the youngest looking sixty on TV.

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  • Nawaz Sharif
    Nov 26, 2012 - 3:53PM

    I am sure Sharifs paid ET to put this picture (cutting cake) so people can hate IK. Other wise there is no sense to put this pic.

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  • Riz
    Nov 26, 2012 - 5:25PM

    All,
    Please look at the caption of the pic which was taken on his last birthday at 2010.

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  • Nov 27, 2012 - 1:50AM

    Wow! He is 60!

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