Imran Khan recently gave an interview to Al Jazeera. In his interview, he talked about the country’s foreign affairs, the ongoing situation in Kashmir, the possible looming war and his stance on being called a PM of U-turns. People were quick to grab the part of the interview where he discussed why U-turns aren’t that bad and took to social media to ridicule Khan.
Imran Khan, during his interview, responded to being called a PM of U-turns by saying that he’s glad to be a Prime Minister of U-turns.
He further explained by saying that only idiots do not take U-turns. It is extremely stupid and “moronic” to see a brick wall within one’s way and then continue to bang one’s head against it. An intelligent person would rather step back, devise another strategy, and work for it.
"I'm glad they say I'm a prime minister of u-turns. Only an 𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗼𝘁 doesn't do any u-turns. Only a 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗻…only that 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗽𝗶𝗱 𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗼𝘁 keeps banging his head against a brick wall."
So, who hurt him? pic.twitter.com/nexJWkz89k
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) September 14, 2019
Obviously, the video clip blew up and everyone had something or the other to say about this acceptance of a piece of criticism that was thrown his way from the very beginning.
Gul Bukhari immediately took to Twitter to express her outrage on the PM’s statement.
She began by calling him “U-turn Khan” and said that Imran Khan had broken all his commitments and promises. She called Khan out on defending himself and calling other “principled” leaders idiots and morons.
This is how U-turn Khan defends himself, by calling principled leaders who fulfil promises idiots and morons. He has broken each and every commitment he ever made. And now calls honest politicians morons. pic.twitter.com/frgfqB0BJt
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) September 14, 2019
However, there were some supporters too.
U turn is more important than being stubborn on a wrong decision. If you want real success, you should know when to take a U-turn to avoid failure. I really respect @ImranKhanPTI who is bearing trash from opposition & media ppl.
— Waqar Zaka (@ZakaWaqar) August 20, 2019
He is right a thing said when some situation is happening does not apply on other situation. But some words apply for life time. In situational thing u may take a U turn according to the situation. Few uturns he took unnecessarily Bajwa extension for instance.
— Dark Justice🎭 ® (@iAmKingAbbaxi) September 15, 2019
Someone thought that his statement about Pakistan not starting a war should come with a U-turn disclaimer.
— Observer (@upbeat_69) September 15, 2019
However, the criticism was immense, especially since he claimed not to know much about the Uyghur Muslims in China. People saw this as a U-turn too.
Now what about Ummah? on one side @ImranKhanPTI plays Ummah card to interfere in internal matters of India he shamelessly takes u- turn on uighur Muslims in China. So it's not about Muslim unity any more. Only about money. For last 72 years they have been going like this. https://t.co/EaVILzufq0
— Dheeraj Upadhyay (@NastyDheeraj) September 15, 2019
Some people resorted to meme-making.
— Fasih Uddin (@Fasih_Uddin) September 15, 2019
Others thought the interview was for “grilling” Khan and he seemed frustrated.
Look how the selected PM being grilled by the Al Jazeera interviewer.
— Q. Ahmad (@QAhmad3) September 14, 2019
Look at his frustration
— rizvan siddiqui (@rizvansidiqui) September 14, 2019
People compared Khan’s U-turn to Quaid-e-Azam’s actions.
Didnt quaid e azam took uturn by leaving congress and joining mulim league 🤔🤔 1st he wanted to stay in india then he chose to get separated isnt it a uturn 🤔🤔
— Aleerazashaukat (@aleeraza14344) September 14, 2019
Our neighbors chimed in too
I think time has come that both Icountries require new leaders. One is unable to hold economy together other is pushing it downhill but both are willing to start a war on no issue for their political survival . They failed to make their people live together in peace
— Vijay Sharma (@VijaySh32608519) September 14, 2019
You can watch the whole interview here:
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