Imran's victory speech hailed as 'mature' and 'encouraging' by Twitterati

Published: July 26, 2018
Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad, in this still image from a July 26, 2018 handout video by PTI. PHOTO: REUTERS

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad, in this still image from a July 26, 2018 handout video by PTI. PHOTO: REUTERS

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.”

Senior broadcast journalist praised Imran Khan for his first speech, saying he hopes the PTI chief would deliver on his promises.

Political commentator Mosharraf Zaidi was specially impressed by Imran’s overture to India in his victory speech.

TV host Maria Memon called it “humble and inclusive” speech, saying that Imran Khan has grown into a “statesman”.

Newspaper columnist Mehr Tarar also said Imran has morphed into a statesman.

TV talk show host Kashif Abbasi appreciated Imran’s conciliatory tone towards his rivals in the victory speech.

Broadcast journalist and TV anchor Moeed Pirzada called Imran’s speech “amazingly fresh & original”.

Journalist and news anchor Nazia Memon called it “impressive and mature speech”.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Mohammad Nadeem
    Jul 26, 2018 - 8:04PM

    I would agree with Mehr Tarar as she has very nicely said ” there is a peaceful, beautiful glow on Imran Khan’s face. It comes from a heart that is good, a mind that is clean, a soul that has triumphed over the material”. You have wrapped it will well, my friend.

    We overseas Pakistanis are with Imran Khan for his clear vision to build Pakistan as a strong state. With this in mind, let us help him to carry out his mission to fulfill his dream, our dream, for the prosperity of this country and for betterment of our next generations to come.

    The fate of this country will change if we all contribute in whatever way we can. Let us help our captain to make Pakistan stronger again!!Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Jul 26, 2018 - 8:23PM

    The governor house and the chief minister house in KPK are not universities or hotels. His fluffs would be evident in a few months.Recommend

  • Sennakot
    Jul 26, 2018 - 9:38PM

    IK will become a great leader of this nationRecommend

  • Agha Azhar
    Jul 26, 2018 - 10:03PM

    Great imran showed his class once again ,he is standing with nation and poor people of pakistan. Way he draws his road map and mind set toward development of the country is excellent. True statsman. God bless upon him. Recommend

  • Karim
    Jul 26, 2018 - 10:31PM

    After a long long long time Pakistan founded a visionary leader, the leader who spent his 22 years of continuous struggled to educate every Pakistani about real politics, power of vote, value of vote, justice and corruption.He raised his voice against corruption and convinced the public to fight for justice, consequently the educated community stand with him and showed his commitment to make new Pakistan.

    Thank you Imran Khan for your commitment, sincerity and untiringly effort to reach on the stage. we are praying for your success and long life.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jul 27, 2018 - 12:28AM

    I feel he deserves a chance to prove himself . Recommend

  • Azizul Falak
    Jul 27, 2018 - 2:11AM

    Years and decades of corruption cannot be resolved in days or even months; it’s hardly been 24 hours since he pledged and promised the good for the Nation; I think he deserves a benefit of doubt, after all, the performance of Police, Health services , Education in KPK has no doubt improved, at least 10 universities have been erected, what more can be expected in meagre span of time during which his party has governed KPK. He even got hospitalized in local Hospital for the fall he took earlier, and not fled to London for treatment like the Shareefs.Recommend

  • Zafar Ali
    Jul 27, 2018 - 5:29AM

    This is the best speech I have seen by a Pakistani politician in my lifetime.Recommend

  • RA siddiqui
    Jul 27, 2018 - 9:03AM

    its a huge responsibility now on PM .saying is always too easy but performing the same is too difficult when huge no. of people are out there to oppose your every single good step towards betterment and turning it to other way giving false perceptions.I pray to Allah all mighty to help our new PM in his efforts to better Pakistan and give him success in every good, sincere deed that he wants to perform for his peopleRecommend

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