Karachi: Pakistani celebrities put their weight behind Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Islamabad, Lahore & Karachi rally.
Moreover, he stated that his only motivation to step into politics 22 years ago, was to help set Pakistan on the path envisioned by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
While Imran Khan went on to thank those who stood by him in his political struggle, many celebrities also showed their support for the new PM and took to social media to express their feelings.
After the speech, superstar Mahira Khan shared a picture of Imran Khan on her official Instagram handle and noted, “Words one never thought you’d get to hear, feel proud to call you my Prime Minister Khan! At your service with this mission of yours.”
The Humsafar star also congratulated the PM “for joining the esteemed list of people my mother prays for (constant phoonks of dua every time you come on TV).”
Imran Khan. 🇵🇰🤲🏼— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 28, 2022
Apart from Mahira Khan actor and host Hamza Ali Abbasi, who has been an avid supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was all praises for Imran Khan. “Tears of joy & gratitude to Allah…” wrote the actor on his Twitter account. “Have so much to say but in short… Allah has finally showered his mercy & blessings on Pakistan in the form of this man we know as Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” added Hamza.
The Humsafar Singer shared that “I’ve never shared my political point of view in public but this is the need of the hour and I’m here to support Imran Khan.” She also shared that she will vote for Imran in the next elections.
Actor Adnan Siddiqui took to Twitter to call Khan a “mass leader”, saying that people’s love for him was proof of this. He also requested those playing “dirty politics” to let Khan complete his term before writing him off.
Those busy playing dirty politics, have they fathomed the burden a new election or a new leader will put on state exchequer? IK is a mass leader. People’s love for him is proof. For the sake of Pakistan, let the man complete his term before writing him off.🙏🏽— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) March 28, 2022
Actor Humayun Saeed shared he has been a fan of Khan since his cricketing days and he still “admires his leadership”. Like Siddiqui, Saeed too wants Khan to have the chance to complete his tenure.
Have been a fan of @ImranKhanPTI since he was a sportsman and still an admirer of his leadership. I wish and pray that he completes his tenure. May Allah bless him #AmarBilMaroof @FaisalJavedKhan @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/NIhqqDtg0k— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) March 26, 2022
Singer Bilal Maqsood believes that Pakistan “needs Imran Khan” for at least 10 more years.
Pakistan needs @ImranKhanPTI at least for the next 10 years!!— Bilal Maqsood (@bilalxmaqsood) March 28, 2022
“He made one call and they came running and this is not even 1 per cent of the turn out. You cannot dispute the trust, love and faith this nation has for Imran Khan,” wrote pop singer Annie Khalid.
Lollywood star Shaan Shahid shared a throwback photo with the premier and wrote, “Pakistan has spoken. They want only one leader to lead them to a brighter future of Pakistan,” referencing those who attended the Islamabad rally in support of Khan.
#IstandwithImranKhan Pakistan has spoken they want only one leader to lead them to a brighter future of Pakistan. They have shown solidarity with @ImranKhanPTI you can keep your parliament but you can never take away our leader♥️💯🧿🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/sRzGeFW8j0— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) March 26, 2022
Actor Aiman Khan shared photo of the PM on Instagram and wrote “we stand with you” with the hashtag “say no to corruption”.
Actor Muneeb Butt reshared his wife Aiman’s post on Instagram with a similar caption.
Actor and host Samina Peerzada also showed support for the PM and wrote, “Kuch bhi na kaha aur keh bhi gaye,” referencing Madam Noor Jehan’s song of the same title.
Kuch bhi na Kaha aur keh bhi gaye…— Samina Peerzada (@SaminaSays) March 27, 2022
The hashtag Behind You Skipper became a top Twitter trend on Sunday as PTI supporters took the streets to express their dismay at the democratic decision. Natives of all age groups and genders marched their way towards landmarks designated by PTI rally organisers across Pakistan and beyond, to bring back into power the leader they voted for.