Yesterday premier Imran Khan shook Pakistan and the world with his maiden UN speech, shedding light on the rise of Islamophobia, money laundering, the climate change and Kashmir cause-all of which is affecting Pakistan adversely.
#ImranKhanVoiceofKashmir was a worldwide top trend and Google revealed that Imran Khan was the second most searched for leader on the search engine ahead of Narendra Modi.
Mesmerized with his speech, the social media felicitated Prime Minister Khan and his delegation including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Pakistan’s permanent ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi for leading a vigorous campaign for Pakistan at the international forum.
From celebrities to politicians and even Indians had something to say on PM Khan’s assertions at UN.
A score of celebrities including Faysal Qureshi, Mehwish Hayat, Mahira Khan, Fakhr-e-Alam, Farhan Saeed, and Samina Pirzada hailed PM Khan for presenting Pakistan’s image of a modern and a peace-loving country, a clear shift from the perception of a country breeding terrorist, globally. Cricketers including Shahid Afridi, Waseem Akram, Muhammad Hafeez, and Ramiz Raja also cheered PM Khan.
Finally got to watch the speech… @ImranKhanPTI you make us proud!!♥️🇵🇰
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) September 27, 2019
Our PM’s address to the UNGA was awe inspiring. So glad that we have a leader who so eloquently put our case to the world. The UN has to take heed & end the oppression in Kashmir. Remember the Pakistani nation are like cornered tigers don’t provoke us! 🇵🇰#ImranKhanVoiceOfKashmir
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) September 27, 2019
No one has ever represented not only Pakistan but 1.3billion Muslims the way PM @ImranKhanPTI did today during his speech at #UNGA2019 A true leader spoke 2day who has the right to represent Muslim world.May Allah protect him and make him achieve what he is willing for Humanity
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) September 27, 2019
Great job🇵🇰 https://t.co/rJQQTdtr2l
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 27, 2019
Nailed it absolutely Mr Khan! Wow.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 27, 2019
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 27, 2019
I feel proud to have voted for you, I feel proud to have you as my leader, I feel proud to have you as Pakistans Prime Minister, I feel proud to have you @ImranKhanPTI , I feel proud to be a Pakistani. What a vision, what a speech !#ImranKhanVoiceOfKashmir
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) September 27, 2019
This is the stuff leader's are made of. A heartfelt, sensitive, well backed and impassioned plea for #HumanRights and awareness by our PM @ImranKhanPTI to the United Nations General Assembly.@PTIofficial.
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) September 27, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan packs a powerful punch with his eloquent speech and tremendous passion. As a truly dynamic leader, he gets the message across loud and clear. So proud of him! #UNGA2019 pic.twitter.com/n9jlZ6LbzK
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) September 27, 2019
Meanwhile, DG ISPR’s hilarious message on Imran Khan’s UNGA speech grabbed immense attention on social media. He tweeted 27th Feb and 27th September, reminding India two imperative dates, when they faced humiliation at the hands of Pakistan- 27th February marks the date when Pakistani shot down its two fighter jets upon violating the airspace of Pakistan. Exactly, seven months after the aerial dogfight Pakistan again castigated India on 27th September at the world’s prestigious platform United Nations.
27 Feb….27 Sep
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) September 27, 2019
Politicians and political commentators
Pakistani politicians, commentators, and anchorpersons were amazed by PM Khan’s substantial speech, which forced even his staunch critics to laud him.
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) September 27, 2019
I am warning you it’s not a threat we are heading to a nuclear war UN must play it’s role and implement its resolutions @ImranKhanPTI at UNGA
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) September 27, 2019
This speech could not have been any better…https://t.co/Af6pOWjzrV @ImranKhanPTI spoke like a true statesman and representative of not just Pakistan but the Muslim world. Articulate, clear, forceful and more than everthing else…honest. #UNGA2019
— Fereeha@abbtakk (@Fereeha) September 27, 2019
That's it? Too low from a news agency's official handle though. https://t.co/QxYnOLaPUK
— Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) September 27, 2019
PM Imran Khan delievers one of best speeches of his life. He has rightly warned deadly consequences for Kashmiris,Pakistani and Indians. Its high time sanity must prevail. Indian @PMOIndia & @ImranKhanPTI should meet,sit,show leadership and save region from catastrophe& disaster.
— Rauf Klasra (@KlasraRauf) September 27, 2019
Absolutely! Credit is due. Let's put aside our battles for one day.
For Pakistan 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 https://t.co/VdIfghumQI
— Mariana Baabar (@MarianaBaabar) September 27, 2019
The criticism pouring in from his critics was reduced to the assertion of alleging PM Khan for not presenting a strong case of Kashmir at the UN. Including Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the chairperson PPP expressed displeasure over ‘not saying enough’ at the UNGA. Others believed that his assertions of Islamophobia and money laundering were unnecessary.
Disappointed PM did not make stronger case for Kashmir’s right to self determination as enshrined in UN resolutions. The fate of the people Kashmir must be decided by the people of Kashmir not Islamabad & Delhi. 1/2
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) September 28, 2019
Why did Imran Khan use up time to talk about offshore accounts in Pakistan? His own party has them! Then more on army training jihadis etc! Why?Then long rambling history lesson! Red time light beeping and he begins so late on Kashmir!! This is not a container!
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) September 27, 2019
عمران خان نے کہا تھا کہ اقوامِ متحدہ کی جنرل اسمبلی میں وہ ایک ایسی تقریر کرے گا کہ دنیا کشمیر ایشو پر یوٹرن لے لے گی…………
کیا دنیا نے یوٹرن لیا؟
خالی کرسیوں کا سوال سے کوئی تعلق نہیں pic.twitter.com/9nYMc4HHTj
— ندیّا اطہر (@naddiyyaathar) September 27, 2019
Corruption, Debt, Money Laundering….. Seriously PM Khan!? That’s the priority at #UNGA !?
Should have begin and end the address only and only with #Kashmir
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) September 27, 2019
Former Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, however, remained silent on PM Khan’s UNGA speech. Khurram Dastagir, a senior politician of PML-N, however, mocked PM Khan over the empty seats in the UNGA during PM Khan’s speech.