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.
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”.