Last night Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the country on national television.
In his 75 minute speech, he outlined all the changes he hoped to make and things he and his government would be focusing on.
And one of the things he had asked for was for the people to support him and play their part in bettering Pakistan.
He made a direct request from overseas Pakistanis to invest in the country and play their part in improving their homeland as well.
I want to especially talk to our overseas Pakistanis. I want you to bring your money to Pakistan. To keep your money in Pakistani banks. #PMIKAddress
— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 19, 2018
His heartfelt request tugged at a lot of heartstrings, and people overseas are now making promises to play their part in making Imran Khan’s vision a reality.
A doctor in the US, who has been living there for over a decade posted an inspiring video where he declared that he would be moving back to Pakistan with his family, selling all his property in the United States and investing all of that money into his homeland.
This is how Pakistani's response when Khan asks them for help. How much they trust their #PrimeMinisterImranKhan
See,How Dr Imran, regional director and a physician in USA, selling all his properties there and bringing all his wealth in foreign currency to Pakistan#PMIKAddress pic.twitter.com/u0WQnNvznF
— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 20, 2018
People really appreciated his loyalty and dedication to Pakistan and improving his homeland.
Unbelievable God bless you 👍👍👍
— syeda Aliya Shirazi (@alliyaiimc) August 20, 2018
Other people shared their experiences with him and wished him luck as well.
Brother based on your sincerity and loyalty, people like you are the assets of Pakistan waiting for this day as i got the point. Jazakallah
— Khizar Awan (@powerstrugle128) August 20, 2018
I left Canada over PK, I am glad I came back to support this change on the ground.I can understand your sentiments as an ex-overseas Pakistani, you will be welcomed back in PK. Let us all support @ImranKhanPTI 's vision to re-build our great nation after Quaid he is our only hope
— Aamir Khawaja (@aamirkhj) August 19, 2018
And other people also talked about how they wanted to follow suit.
Man, you made me tery eyed. Proud of you brother! I am one of the overseas Pakistani all set to be moved to Pakistan. Now, encouraging my family and friends to back or invest all their money into Pakistan.
— Ray (@RayhanTweets) August 19, 2018
And other overseas Pakistanis just promised to invest money into the motherland.
What an elaborate speech Khan Sb! As my commitment to Naya Pakistan, I hereby pledge that whatever I will save abroad I will send it back to Pakistan through banking channel on monthly basis.
After watching #PrimeMinisterImranKhan's address, my dad has decided to send remittances to Pak through legal channel instead of back door and illegal channel!!
— Moez Abdullah Khan (PM Imran Khan) (@Za_Yam_Khan) August 19, 2018
I am overseas Pakistani I am doing business in United Kingdom 🇬🇧 after @ImranKhanPTI speech I decided to transfer my business in Pakistan 🇵🇰 gradually
— f awan (@awan_ummati) August 19, 2018
As overseas Pakistani, I was very impressed with our new PM and I’m think of relocating to pakistan and moving my business..
— Man on a mission..(Cryptocoins) (@baroo1976) August 20, 2018
The response from overseas Pakistan has been very dramatic but a lot of people are warning them to not be so hasty and wait for some time before they make such serious decisions on an emotional high.
Brother Imran please wait dont come in a rush. I am in KSA and best we can do at the moment is to send back foreign currency and once our country starts to get on track then we can move back. I am so happy that we have geuine Pro Pakistanies out there in America. Proud of you man
— Ahmad Bilal (@chahmadbilal) August 19, 2018
Let the govt stand on their feet first.
— Abida Mirxa (Official) (@Abida_mirza2) August 19, 2018
People’s belief in Prime Minister Imran Khan is truly heartwarming. Let’s hope it continues.
Do you think overseas Pakistanis should return to Pakistan? Let us know in the comments!
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