An old interview of Prime Minister Imran Khan with Pakistan’s iconic pop singer, Nazia Hassan, resurfaced on social media on Thursday. An internet user shared small video clips of Khan’s interview with Hassan on Twitter.
The video shows Khan sharing his thoughts on Pakistan. The interview dates back to 1990’s when Khan had published his book, ‘Indus Journey’. In the same decade, he was appointed the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Immunization campaign in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand.
In the interview he talked about his book in which he highlighted the historical heritage of Pakistan. He also spoke about the tourism potential of the country. Khan said he aimed to promote Pakistan in the western countries.
Talks about Human Development same time when Nawaz Sharif was busy passing Economic Reforms Act 1992 that allowed anyone laundering money in & out of Pakistan without being questioned. https://t.co/a8JMkgnhDW
Also that till the time he thinks he can perform he’s going nowhere pic.twitter.com/d3K3xHKz88
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In the same interview, Hassan asked Khan when he would retire from the cricket, to which Khan replied that he would stop playing once he thinks his performance is below the standards he has set for himself.
Hassan then congratulated Khan for being the first Pakistani to be appointed as the UNICEF Ambassador. She also asked about his stint with the UNICEF. He said UNICEF had hired services for the publicity of their child immunization program in the developing countries.
Khan added that he felt pride in being associated with UNICEF for the betterment of children. The former cricketer added that the UNICEF is an esteemed organization that is working tirelessly for the healthcare of children across the world.
Hassan also asked him about the menace of drug abuse among youth in Pakistan. To which Khan responded that health is the biggest blessing of nature yet he cannot decipher how people deliberately harm themselves through drug abuse which not only damages them but also their families.