Others Think, We Do! “Hangout with Imran Khan” – By Farah Iqbal Lodhi
Others Think, We Do!
“Hangout with Imran Khan”
Implementing Ideas and setting trends is the tradition of PTI
Continuing the tradition of being trend setter, the fantastic Social Media Team of PTI came up with a new idea. A live video conference of Chairman Imran Khan with some randomly selected people who will ask any question they want without interference of any anchor person and irrespective of any media policy. Basically"Hangouts" are places used to facilitate group video chat. Though in other countries famous celebrities have interacted with their fans via this app but in Pakistan we have an unfortunate tradition that Political leaders don’t present themselves to be questioned by public openly. But now, Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has got the credit to set this trend; a live Google hangout of any famous personality in Pakistan.
When this unique idea was told to chairman Imran Khan, he appreciated and encouraged the ardent Social Media Team and asked them to start working on its practical implementation. After getting a green signal from Chairman, Social Media Team accepted this challenge. Countless criticism on PTI’s Social Media Team has helped it improved its skills and appreciation from its own leadership has polished its working. So, once again with a new task, tigers re-energize themselves. When the event was advertised on Social Media and campaigning started, a frenzy begun. Thousands of questions were submitted followed by countless votes on questions as the most voted questions were supposed to be answered by Imran Khan Plus some people were randomly selected to ask Imran Khan any question they want via their Google plus account. It was a life time opportunities for them to interact live with one of the most popular celebrities.
The level of excitement was exceptional in studio. Chairman’s trust in hardwork of his team just boost the stamina and refreshed team passion. Program started in a very comfortable and unconventional manner. It was hosted by well-known Imran Tiger “Faisal Javed Khan” in his enthusiastic style which made him loved by his PTI family all around the world. Imran Khan and Faisal Javed Khan both were expecting another success for Team PTI as the program started without any trouble. A change was about to bring in Pakistani politics that a leader answering his followers live and exclusive.
First question was asked by a visually impaired girl “Anum Naqvi” from Karachi. Imran Khan started answering questions confidently maintaining his grace over pressure and in an intellectual style which projected a genuine leader that we all need. In a wise reply to a sensitive question about Kashmir issue, Khan said that both countries should solve the dispute through bilateral dialogues as war is the solution of nothing. Imran Khan once again clarify that PTI when comes to power, will make an independent and strong Foreign Policy and will not take any dictation from any master. He said Pakistan must get out of America’s so called “War On Terror” to tackle the issue of extremism as “War on terror” has exaggerated extremism up to horrible level in last decade and destroyed global peace.
Answering Media blackout towards PTI’s event, Imran Khan said that it’s because of provincial & federal governments blackmailing to media for advertisement, yet it has not effected the interest of PTI’s supporter in our events as our intelligent and hardworking Social Media Team finds the ways to telecast our events live and post minute to minute updates on our social networks. He specially appreciated the working of PTI’s Social Media Team and called them real tigers. Appreciating Young workers, Imran Khan said that he is responsible for the lives of his workers and advised the youth to understand Iqbal’s philosophy to rediscover ideology of Pakistan.
The program successfully came to its completion and Faisal Javed Khan concluded it with beautiful slogan of “Pakistan Zindabad”.
After conducting the successful and very first of its kind program, Social Media Team of PTI was delighted and proud. It was a team effort which was welcome by millions of PTI supporters all around the world. Appreciating hard work and fantastic performance of Social Media Team, many requested to conduct another episode of such live interactive session with Chairman once again.
By doing so, Imran Khan proved himself as the only genuine leader who dares to open himself for being questioned by public rather giving recorded interviews comprises of selected questions to selected and favorite anchors. PTI’s Social Media Team deserves the credit that in restricted budget and limited resources they are giving their best without charging a penny. This young blood with their dedication and commitment proved itself to be real agent of change whose interests lies in the best interest of Pakistan and it is ever ready to give its service in making the country a better place and bringing a democratic change. Team PTI is really a hardworking team and with such outstanding team we can expect best home work and more innovative ideas from PTI in upcoming elections.
FARAH IQBAL LODHI
Farah Iqbal Lodhi