The victory speech of Imran Khan, the prime minister-in-waiting, has been widely hailed as ‘mature’, ‘balanced’ and ‘encouraging’ by political commentators and analysts and the common public.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf defeated its main rivals, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party, convincingly in an election that all opposition allege have been rigged.
Imran, however, promised his rivals investigations of their choosing into the rigging allegations. Unlike his pre-election political rhetoric, Imran sounded conciliatory saying that there would be no political victimisation under his rule.
Imran Khan declares victory in elections, promises ‘Naya Pakistan’
Columnist and broadcast journalist wrote: "Imran Khan ticks all the right boxes during his first speech after winning the elections. Mature and on the dot."
Imran Khan ticks all the right boxes during his first speech after winning the elections. Mature and on the dot. #ElectionResults2018— Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) July 26, 2018
Senior broadcast journalist praised Imran Khan for his first speech, saying he hopes the PTI chief would deliver on his promises.
Good first speech by Imran Khan. Let’s hope you are able to deliver on your promises. pic.twitter.com/qfnL99Ypuv— Azhar Abbas (@AzharAbbas3) July 26, 2018
Political commentator Mosharraf Zaidi was specially impressed by Imran's overture to India in his victory speech.
Imran Khan says it is the Pakistani national interest and the betterment of South Asia to have friendship between India and Pakistan. He promises dialogue with India.— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) July 26, 2018
Only caught the end of the Imran Khan victory speech. Every word I heard was encouraging.— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) July 26, 2018
He was incredibly humble and conciliatory and thoughtful.
Well done, Imran Khan.
TV host Maria Memon called it "humble and inclusive" speech, saying that Imran Khan has grown into a "statesman".
Today Imran Khan has graduated from a politician to a Statesman. Very humbling & Inclusive speech!— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) July 26, 2018
Newspaper columnist Mehr Tarar also said Imran has morphed into a statesman.
I just watched Imran Khan the politician become a statesman.— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) July 26, 2018
There is a peaceful, beautiful glow on Imran Khan's face.— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) July 26, 2018
It comes from a heart that is good, a mind that is clean, a soul that has triumphed over the material.
Imran Khan speaking as a PM-to-be of Pakistan is confident yet humble, stately yet real, and very very human.
TV talk show host Kashif Abbasi appreciated Imran's conciliatory tone towards his rivals in the victory speech.
What a good speech by imran Khan.. forget about the political rivalries,look ahead to solve the problems and best of all...lemme say as expected " jo halqa kaho ... khol doonga"— Kashif Abbasi (@Kashifabbasiary) July 26, 2018
Broadcast journalist and TV anchor Moeed Pirzada called Imran's speech "amazingly fresh & original".
Imran Khan’s speech was amazingly fresh & original; after a long long time Pakistan has a leader who can speak his mind & lay out a vision without reading from a piece of paper & who is cognisant of internal & external challenges facing Pakistan 👍— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) July 26, 2018
Journalist and news anchor Nazia Memon called it "impressive and mature speech".
Impressive and mature speech by Imran Khan “Our institutions will be stronger, everyone will be held accountable. First I will be subjected to accountability, then my ministers and so on".— Dr. Nazia Memon (@NaziaMemon01) July 26, 2018
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