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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

PM Khan under fire on social media for his “U-turn” statement

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Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement of “real leaders take u-turns” is garnering hilarious reactions on Twitter from the people of Pakistan. PM Khan expressed his views in a meeting with a selected group of journalists at his official residence. His statement, however, taken out of the context, spread like a wildfire on social media.

Prime Minister Khan stated, “We used to make strategies for matches but if those plans failed to deliver then we would make new strategies.” Prime Minister Khan referred to Adolph Hitler and Napolean Bonaparte and said: “Hitler and Napoleon suffered huge defeats and caused losses as they did not take U-turns.”

“If you are walking and there is a wall in front of you, then you will have to find another way around it,” PM Imran said, adding that “a leader who does not know how to take U-turns is not successful.” Majority of the commentators were the renowned journalists who took a dig at Prime Minister Khan for admission of taking ‘u-turns’.

Read more: PM Khan on U-Turns: What he said and what he meant?

Popular columnist Nadeem Farooq Paracha commented on Khan’s statement and said “Fair enough. But I have a feeling the PM will take a U-turn on this statement as well. A u-turn on a statement about U-turns. That would be classic IK,”

While news anchor Mansoor Ali Khan posted a photo comparing Khan’s statement with Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s statement.  He captioned the picture “Meray Pyaray Kaptaan (My beloved captain).”

Journalist Mazhar Abbas also made a sarcastic comment and reminded PM Khan that such u-turns can cause disqualification while one can even face the contempt of court case.

PM Khan, former wife, Reham Khan not losing the chance to criticize PM Khan also commented on the controversy and asked if the u-turn is taught in the political course at Oxford University.

The general public too expressed their disgust over his statement. But many believed that the statement of Imran Khan is misinterpreted by several bigwigs in media. They said the statement of PM Khan reflected that a leader must be flexible and should change the course if needed to solve the problem.


The statement has brought PM Khan and the entire leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf under the radar of criticism. Hopefully, the PTI leadership will smartly tackle the onslaught of questions and criticism directed towards them.