Mixed reaction on social media to PM Imran's inaugural address

Published: August 20, 2018
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A man holds his smartphone, as he watches a broadcast of a speech of newly appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan, as he addresses the nation, in Karachi on August 19, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

A man holds his smartphone, as he watches a broadcast of a speech of newly appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan, as he addresses the nation, in Karachi on August 19, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday gave his first address as the country’ premier with social media quick to gauge what the new leader envisions in ‘Naya Pakistan’.

Anila Khawaja, the party’s foreign media head, termed the speech as ‘incredible’ and called for the nation to join hands in achieving Imran’s vision.

PM Imran shares his vision of ‘Naya Pakistan’ in 1st address to the nation

While journalist Bilal Farooqi questioned why the burning issue of terrorism was not mentioned in his speech despite the recent spate of attacks in the country.

Another senior journalist echoed Farooqi’s opinion by asking why terrorism and extremism had been excluded from the address.

Journalist Sidra Iqbal found solace in the Imran telling the nation that there is no need to worry, as well as, expressing her wishes for a bright future under Imran-led government’s reign.

Television personality Nadia Jamil said that Imran’s words were ‘compassionate and honest’.

Political commentator Mosharraf Zaidi lauded the newly-elected prime minister’s underscoring the need to focus on youth development.

He said that the negatives from the speech were how he described austerity and fiscal realities.

Writer Osama Siddique commended PM Imran on mentioning that Pakistan’s embassies would help the country’s nationals languishing in jails abroad.

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