From ‘Tabdeeli Aagayi Hai’ to ‘Absolutely Not’ @IK: Imran Khan’s Iconic Statements on His 70th Birthday

Like him or not, you've got to admit the former PM knows how to coin a phrase.

We’ve seen lots of people criticising former premier Imran Khan’s politics, even his style, his thinking, his cricket career, but on his 70th birthday, let’s have a look at some of the iconic statements he has made.

Whether you support him or not, you have to admit that many of the things IK has said have turned into rather iconic and memorable sayings.

Ghabrana Nahi Hai گھبرانہ نہیں ہے

Ghabrana nahi hai 🤣

Imran may internationally be known as the former PM of Pakistan and before that as the cricket captain who lead the Pakistan team to World Cup victory in 1992, but locally he is the man who coined the “ghabrana nahi hai (don’t panic)” phrase that led to many a meme and even a movie!

Diamond se mehengi cheez ہیرے بڑے سستے ہوتے ہیں

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but they certainly aren’t Imran’s. Once when asked whether Bahria Town founder Malik Riaz had gifted his wife a diamond necklace, Imran said diamonds are cheap and that they should be talking about something expensive. This is definitely something we can’t get out of our heads.

Absolutely Not! بالکل نہیں

Now this is an iconic phrase. Even Imran has cackled at his “absolutely not” moment that has engraved itself in the hearts of his supporters. It has resulted in merch, Twitter trends and much more but most of all, it’s a phrase that’s on everyone’s lips.

Khatarnak hota ja raha hoon خطرناک ہوتا جا رہا ہوں

Could we have made a list of iconic sayings without adding this one? It has all the sass and swagger we associate with Imran.

Tabdeeli Aagayi Hai تبدیلی آگئی ہے

One of the most famous dialogue everyone can attribute to Imran Khan – “Tabdeeli aa nahi rahi, tabdeeli aa gayi hai (change is not on the way, change is already here)”.

Rulaun Ga Inko رلاؤں گا انکو

Do Imran Khan stands by his words? He once said “Inko takleef pohnchaun ga, rulaun ga inko main” and today literally Shareef family has been destroyed.

A Public Intellectual Opinion on IK’s 70th Birthday

Imran Khan must think twice being a senior citizen of 70 years of age and not a 7 years old child who can say anything and the elderly people won’t mind his language.

Though Imran Khan work hard to establish his political party’s name that took more than two decades but his foul language he used before 2018 elections was understandable that through his vision he wanted to gain support among the masses.

After he became PM, he was supposed to become sober and have fully concentrated for the betterment of the country and the masses, but he did not changed his language which has made his political opponents unhappy resulting in vote of no confidence and ousting him unceremoniously.

Had he chosen proper words and have maintained cordial relations with his political opponents, I believe that he would have been given a chance to complete his first term as PM.

On his 70th birthday, Imran Khan should think twice as what good and bad he has done for himself that paved the way of his ousting.

Syed A. Mateen Oct 05, 2022 12:40pm (
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