Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ‘Aap ne ghabrana nahi hai’ speech has taken a viral turn. Pakistani artist Saad Alavi just took this line from a speech by PM to turn it into a musical rap.
In March last year, the PM had said in his speech addressing the coronavirus pandemic, “Aap ne ghabrana nahi hai [You should not panic]. It is our belief that life and death are in the hands of Allah.”
This had received backlash then. Now, the music artist is calling out the rising prices in Pakistan, using this infamous line from the speech in his catchy song.
Using a sarcastic undertone, he talks about ‘not panicking’ even if the soaps get expensive. He also criticized the surging rates of flour, medicines, school fees etc. He took a dig at the tax payments by the citizens of the country. The song went viral in no time and the internet could not agree more with his message.
Recently, Korangi Association of Trade and Industry president Saleem-uz-Zaman stated that the Pakistan government should take steps to give common people relief from price hike. Business Recorder quoted him stating that he ‘hoped’ that the upcoming budget would mirror business and people-friendly agenda.
On the other hand, Khan won a trust vote in the National Assembly on Saturday. He bagged 178 votes in the 342-member lower house of Parliament during a special session. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), which is an alliance of eleven political parties, banned voting during the floor test. This led to an easy win for Khan, in the absence of the opposition. In his speech after the win, he said, “We are on a way to economic recovery. The current account is improving constantly and now even the rupee is strengthening against the dollar without government intervention,” as reported in Dawn.