Was PM Imran Khan Threatening The Establishment In Sunday’s Speech?

Was PM Imran Khan Threatening The Establishment In Sunday’s Speech?
Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement wherein he threatened to become 'more dangerous' if ousted from power has led many to question if the prime minister was threatening more than just the opposition.

In a session with "Aap Ka Wazir-e-Azam, Aap Kay Saath", the prime minister forewarned that he would be more of a danger if he were not in office and said, "If I take to the streets, then you won't find any place to hide."

Reacting to the PM's statements, political analysts have wondered if the comments were directed at the establishment. The prime minister was apparently referring to the opposition, but his sudden outburst led many to question if he was indirectly mentioning the establishment's role in his administration.

Responding to the speech, journalist Syed Talat Hussain said, "The privileged were on the streets before the 2018 elections. Therefore, this message is not for the opposition. The rest is up to you."


Journalist Karmran Bokhair likened the speech to Nawaz Sharif's administration in 1995, saying 'the speech you give when those who brought you to power have cut you loose [and] you find yourself on your own."


Analyst Ammar Masood alluded to the possible confrontation, saying "Answering people's questions has become a sticking point for their own bosses."



For others, the speech confirmed that the prime minister was "feeling the heat, otherwise why remind anyone of how he would react."