We’ve all had the occasional brain-fade: Entering a room and forgetting why you’re there, about to tell someone something important and forgetting it, and sometimes, losing your train of thought in the middle of a sentence.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan too, had a similar moment — except it was telecast live to millions of people.
PM Imran Khan had a live telecast to the nation late on Thursday night, where he explained the political situation in the country that emerged after Wednesday’s Senate elections in which the opposition managed to stage an upset. He lashed out at the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for “making a mockery of democracy", while also calling out the ECP for “protecting those who made money by holding the Senate elections through secret ballot," reports Dawn.
“It is important to talk about it and explain it, because the problems in our country can be understood through the kind of election that happened," he said at the start of his address.
The PM wondered what example was being set for the young population of Pakistan through the corrupt practices, citing leaked videos of alleged horse-trading being taken place ahead of the Senate polls.
During the speech, however, one thing grabbed Twitter’s attention more than anything else: A brainfade moment.
Posted on Twitter by Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat, it shows the PM forgetting the sentence midway. “Yeh jo sare…bade bade… bade bade…kya hai… jo bhi hai," he says. (Translation: All these big-shots, these…big-shots..what are they… whatever they are.)
The video went viral with many feeling it was oddly relatable.
“Bade-bade”…inke “bade-bade”It’s ok Khan Saab…7 baj chuke…we understand https://t.co/uQ5OUhxSAL
— The Bombay Balika (@bombaybalika) March 4, 2021
In his address, PM also directly spoke to the the PDM leadership, saying: “I have one message, if my power goes, then what difference does it make? Did I make any factories or give big positions to my relatives? Have I bought big homes in Mayfair? I live in my own home, the only expense of the government on me is of travel and security.
“There will be no difference in my life if I’m not in power, but I have a message for all of you, whether I sit in opposition or am even outside of the assembly, I will not leave anyone of you until you return this country’s money."
Imran said if he was outside the parliament, he would “bring out this nation’s people", who he said will join him on the street to protect the country’s stolen money.