Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was a much awaited address, not just in Pakistan but also the rest of South Asia. Both Pakistani and Indian media had dedicated hours worth of broadcast time to speculate what Khan would say – or not say – at the United Nations.
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When Pakistan’s premier finally took the podium to address world leaders, he focused on four key issues, i.e. climate change, money laundering, Islamophobia and of course, Indian atrocities in Kashmir.
Imran Khan’s UNGA speech, especially his take on the on-going lock-down in Kashmir had Pakistanis widely cheering.
The Prime Minister’s plea to curb the surge of Islamophobia also resonated with many.
One has to admit that not just PTI supporters but even his critics were willing to put political differences aside to appreciate Khan’s speech.
The country’s intelligentsia, journalist community and celebrities also took to the micro-blogging site to laud Khan’s address to the United Nations.
Whether to condone or to criticize the Pakistani Prime Minister, millions of tweets from scores of countries were sent out on Friday, making him one of the most talked about world leaders at this year’s global meet.
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