"The atmosphere we are witnessing this time was never seen in the past." Ecstatic Pakistani community.

desan

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Prime Minister Imran Khan, who will kick start his three-day visit to the United States of America on Sunday, is scheduled to address a record-setting gathering of the Pakistani community at a stadium in the downtown of the Washington DC.

The prime minister will address the Pakistani community at Capital One Arena with a seating capacity of above 20,000 persons most of which had been booked already with more people still registering themselves to attend the event.

The prime minister’s community address is distinctive in the way as previously, the visiting Pakistani leaders used to address the Pakistani expatriates in the community halls or closed door rooms at hotels.

The address is scheduled at around 1600 hours of local time.

“The atmosphere we are witnessing this time was never seen in the past. The Pakistani community, the American Pakistanis are yearning to see and listen to Imran Khan and know the concept of Naya Pakistan and what message he has brought along to America,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told media at Capital One Arena where he arrived to review the arrangements.

He said the community was extremely excited over the activity as summit level engagement was being held after a hiatus of five years.

“You have seen this arena. There is seating capacity of around 20,200. So far, above 19,000 people have registered themselves and some time is yet remaining for the event,” he said on Friday night terming the response as encouraging.

“There is a unique excitement. There is an ambience of gala,” he remarked. He hoped that this would be the biggest gathering in the history of Pakistani activities held in America.

Around one million Pakistani-Americans reside in the US which has also been a major source of remittances for Pakistan. During fiscal year 2019, remittances from the US stood at US $ 3.13 billion indicating significant growth over US $ 2.7 billion of the past year. According to the Eventbrite, the website where the people are registering for the event, said the event would mark the playing of Pakistan’s national anthem, along with celebratory songs to be played throughout the event to celebrate Pakistan and the prime minister.

Senator Faisal Javed, who also arrived at the venue and hopefully would moderate the event too, told media that a ‘surprise package’ documentary of around 15-minutes duration would also be played in the event encompassing the life and struggle of Imran Khan.

He said Imran Khan had a very old association with the overseas Pakistanis as they had been supporting Shaukat Khanum Hospital as well as the country through their remittances. To a question, he said the friends of Imran Khan and expatriates were sponsoring the event as they had been doing for his gatherings in Pakistan. Regarding the expected crowd, he said the Arena would stand filled to its capacity; however the management would install screens outside the venue to facilitate the people outside.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said during his visit to the US, the prime minister would carry a message of dignified Pakistan and instead of seeking aid but trade, he was coming to contest the case of Pakistan.

Pakistan-US trade had reached US $ 6.627 billion in 2018-19 – an all-time high. Pakistan’s major exports to the US included textiles and apparel, leather goods, surgical instruments, lamps, carpets, jewelry and plastics.

It would be Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with President Trump at White House on July 22, who has invited him after praising Pakistan’s cooperation, that would receive major attention.

There will be two sessions at the White House. President Trump will also host the prime minister and his delegation on a luncheon.

Besides Donald Trump, the prime minister would also interact with top American lawmakers including Speaker of the House of Representatives and members of Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Foreign Minister Qureshi said Pakistan would make a pitch for moving the ties away from 18-year long Afghan war to a place where the two sides focus on augmenting cooperation in wide-ranging mutually beneficial areas.

“We want a reset in the relationship,” he explained to members of the media on Friday, while noting that the equation has moved from coercion to cooperation and from isolation to invitation.

The prime minister would speak to members of US Pakistan Business Council as well as encourage Pakistani-Americans to engage in business in Pakistan, where his government is reforming various sectors of the economy to make doing business easy.

According to Foreign Office, during his various engagements in Washington, the prime minister will outline his vision of “Naya Pakistan” and underscore the importance Pakistan attaches to a broader and multi-faceted relationship with the United States.

 
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Zaidi Qasim

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
It is interesting how you PTI supporters are putting stuff one after another. Go and visit the country and talk to the common people on street in Pakistan and get their input what they think is happening to them . It is rather shame to continue to put propaganda without knowing the status of people in Pakistan . It is a mess and almost everyone knows who is sitting behind this selected PM pulling the strings . PTI and its touts are themselves good enough to shot at their own party. They don't need any opposition for it. People are fed up with this chaotic situation in the country .
 

desan

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
It is interesting how you PTI supporters are putting stuff one after another. Go and visit the country and talk to the common people on street in Pakistan and get their input what they think is happening to them . It is rather shame to continue to put propaganda without knowing the status of people in Pakistan . It is a mess and almost everyone knows who is sitting behind this selected PM pulling the strings . PTI and its touts are themselves good enough to shot at thwir own party. They don't need any opposition for it. People are fed up with this chaoitic situation in the country .
On a separate note...

How many people would have showed up in Capital One arena if it was NS???
 

Zaidi Qasim

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
On a separate note...

How many people would have showed up in Capital One arena if it was NS???
No doubt the PTI is all show and no action. No one can beat them showing up every night while the whole day was spared with few living individuals. Ask anyone who recently visit Pakistan how they feel in it. The real test is in the country and its people , not some bunch of lose canons outside the country .
 

Muhammad Jibran

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
On a separate note...

How many people would have showed up in Capital One arena if it was NS???
They don't live in Pakistan, they dreamed of IK becoming Prime Minister, now it has come true, so they are excited....

They had no connection to his governance.....

Trust me if IK was elected the president of US, they would have stoning him by now.
 

Okara

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
They don't live in Pakistan, they dreamed of IK becoming Prime Minister, now it has come true, so they are excited....

They had no connection to his governance.....

Trust me if IK was elected the president of US, they would have stoning him by now.
In ur opinion who should rule Pakistan if not IK?
 

Dantheman

MPA (400+ posts)
It is interesting how you PTI supporters are putting stuff one after another. Go and visit the country and talk to the common people on street in Pakistan and get their input what they think is happening to them . It is rather shame to continue to put propaganda without knowing the status of people in Pakistan . It is a mess and almost everyone knows who is sitting behind this selected PM pulling the strings . PTI and its touts are themselves good enough to shot at their own party. They don't need any opposition for it. People are fed up with this chaotic situation in the country .
What ridiculously retarded comment! Phle tu Pakistan main hmesa sakoon tha aur chaos sara pti le kar aye hai! Common man was happy before jo ab happy nahi hai!
Har baat main chawlian marne Na aa jaya karo Yar!!
 

Dantheman

MPA (400+ posts)
Common man needs to freaking first start paying taxes and start doing their own shit, just like in any other civilized progressing country. Ye fazol ka rona dhona karne baith jatay hain corruptiOn mehngai etc ka par Khud Apna kuch change nahi karte
 

dugri

Citizen
It is interesting how you PTI supporters are putting stuff one after another. Go and visit the country and talk to the common people on street in Pakistan and get their input what they think is happening to them . It is rather shame to continue to put propaganda without knowing the status of people in Pakistan . It is a mess and almost everyone knows who is sitting behind this selected PM pulling the strings . PTI and its touts are themselves good enough to shot at their own party. They don't need any opposition for it. People are fed up with this chaotic situation in the country .
YES of course people where living a great life before Imran Khan came they had everything which was needed like education health justice jobs bank balance etc
 

Muhammad Jibran

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
In ur opinion who should rule Pakistan if not IK?
I am against PMLN but Previous government was better than IK in every aspect. Imran's strong opposition kept them in check.... Which is lacking in this government....

People overlooked their achievements in the hope of better future painted by IK, but what we got in reality is evident to you as well.

Ik is not the only choice now.... PMLN is better choice than IK ......

But I don't prefer both.... I like to see a change in the system which imran khan used to talk, a completely different judicial, police, beurocratic system which is close to islam principles.....

Otherwise faces don't really matter, it is the system that needs to be changed....
 

Dantheman

MPA (400+ posts)
I am against PMLN but Previous government was better than IK in every aspect. Imran's strong opposition kept them in check.... Which is lacking in this government....

People overlooked their achievements in the hope of better future painted by IK, but what we got in reality is evident to you as well.

Ik is not the only choice now.... PMLN is better choice than IK ......

But I don't prefer both.... I like to see a change in the system which imran khan used to talk, a completely different judicial, police, beurocratic system which is close to islam principles.....

Otherwise faces don't really matter, it is the system that needs to be changed....
Only one thing needs to be changed! Common man’s attitude and thinking! End of story
 

Okara

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I am against PMLN but Previous government was better than IK in every aspect. Imran's strong opposition kept them in check.... Which is lacking in this government....

People overlooked their achievements in the hope of better future painted by IK, but what we got in reality is evident to you as well.

Ik is not the only choice now.... PMLN is better choice than IK ......

But I don't prefer both.... I like to see a change in the system which imran khan used to talk, a completely different judicial, police, beurocratic system which is close to islam principles.....

Otherwise faces don't really matter, it is the system that needs to be changed....
In ur opinion PMLN is better than PTI. Please share who from PMLN should be PM of Pakistan and on what basis? Keep in mind convicted criminals can't become PM or u think otherwise?
 

Khan125

Minister (2k+ posts)
It is interesting how you PTI supporters are putting stuff one after another. Go and visit the country and talk to the common people on street in Pakistan and get their input what they think is happening to them . It is rather shame to continue to put propaganda without knowing the status of people in Pakistan . It is a mess and almost everyone knows who is sitting behind this selected PM pulling the strings . PTI and its touts are themselves good enough to shot at their own party. They don't need any opposition for it. People are fed up with this chaotic situation in the country .
30 saal se imran khan hkoomat me nhi tha blky tera baap nawaz shareef hkoomat me rha.
 

Khan125

Minister (2k+ posts)
No doubt the PTI is all show and no action. No one can beat them showing up every night while the whole day was spared with few living individuals. Ask anyone who recently visit Pakistan how they feel in it. The real test is in the country and its people , not some bunch of lose canons outside the country .
Beta is mulk me b tum sab choron k supporters se barh k supporter hain khan k.
Tumharey nawaza ro ro k fryaadain krta eha laikin koi awam nhi nikli bahir..
Jinhoon ne khaan ko vote dia hey vo beshak khan se naraz b ho laikin vote usee ko daingey...
PMLN PPPP JUI ore JI ye sab history hey.
 

Zaidi Qasim

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
What ridiculously retarded comment! Phle tu Pakistan main hmesa sakoon tha aur chaos sara pti le kar aye hai! Common man was happy before jo ab happy nahi hai!
Har baat main chawlian marne Na aa jaya karo Yar!!
What is so ridiculous about the comments ? sitting here and yapping like a train dog is not going to solve the problems common people are facing . this one year has been the toughest in the history of Pakistan on the poor lot . The selected PM doesn't know how to handle the economy and who to hire to fix the economy . Ask the poor who are living what they think of him and then talk .
 
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