Riots erupted across the country after the announcement of Supreme Court’s verdict on the Asia Bibi case exonerating her of all charges. The decision has been lauded worldwide but few expected our government to join in. In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan not only praised the judges for their brave decision but condemned all those using violence and aggression on the streets of Pakistan in protest. He added that the government would take stern action against anyone who uses or incites violence and challenges the writ of the state.
The state will then exercise its power if you so as much even decide to incite any kind of violence at a time when the whole country is trying to rise together. Don’t force us into taking action.@ImranKhanPTI #PMIKAddress
— PTI (@PTIofficial) October 31, 2018
And the country could not be prouder of their leader.
Indeed #PMIKAddress was an address of a statesman communicating to its ppl heart to heart. #ImranKhanPrimeMinister didn’t mince words, spoke with clarity & vociferously. He has imparted strong message that Pak is not a leaderless state as he appeared himself in crisis as a leader
— Ameer Abbas (@ameerabbas84) October 31, 2018
Stuck in traffic for over an hr.
This is exactly why we voted for him. Anyone can govern a country, but t takes courage to lead a country in times of crisis. We knew he will never fail us and that is exactly what he did.
Proud of my Prime Minister.#PMIKAddress
— Rana Fahad (@amranafahad) October 31, 2018
There were even comparisons to Jinnah and his vision of Pakistan.
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) October 31, 2018
A small man in a big office? That only happens across the border these days.
A big man occupying a big office. Pakistan is proud of you Prime minister Imran Khan.
— Asfandyar Bhittani (@BhittaniKhannnn) October 31, 2018
Others joined in the accolades stating that Imran Khan showed that he is a leader not a mere politician.
#PMIKAddress This is how a nation's leader speak!
The thugs cannot hijack this country in the name of Islam and they will be treated accordingly if they mess with the state! #PakistanZindabad
— Imran Ghazali (@ImranGhazaliPK) October 31, 2018
Khan Sb you nailed it!!! You’re not just a politician but a leader with guts to stand against these goons. #PMIKAddress
— Syed Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) October 31, 2018
People were also quick to praise him for his bravery in standing up for justice.
— aminah (@aminah19010869) October 31, 2018
Only Imran Khan has the guts to come out and address the nation on such a sensitive issue.
— Usman Ahmad Nadeem (@UsmanAhmadCh1) October 31, 2018
Some even thought that there was no reason left for anyone to NOT support him anymore.
PM’s bitterest critics aka ‘liberals’ :- swallow your pride & take it on the chin. Realise now, #IK / PK PM has always has put nations interest before all. That ‘all’ includes those menacing ‘mullahs’ & that nation includes you. Rest easy.#PrimeMinisterImranKhan #PMIKAddress
— Saffina Ellahi (@SaffinaEllahi1) October 31, 2018
Didn’t someone say Tabdeeli aa gai hai?
— SauceMan (@Super_Disco_Fly) August 19, 2018
And this simply had to be said.
— Faisal (@FaisalSaeed008) October 31, 2018