Ghabrana Nahi Hai
Outside of Pakistan, Imran is best known as the country’s former prime minister and, before that, as the cricket captain who led Pakistan to World Cup victory in 1992, but in his home country, he is best known for coining the phrase “ghabrana nahi hai,” or “don’t panic,” which has inspired numerous memes and even a film!
Diamond se mehangi cheez
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but Imran is not one of them. When asked whether Bahria Town founder Malik Riaz had given his wife a diamond necklace, Imran remarked that they should be discussing something meaningful. We certainly can’t seem to get this out of our heads.
This phrase is now well-known. Even Imran chuckled at the “absolutely not” moment that stayed with his supporters. It has inspired products, Twitter trends, and many other things, but most significantly, it has become a universal catchphrase.
Khatarnak hota ja raha hoon
Could we have made a list of renowned quotations without including this one? It has all of the sarcasm and bravado that we associate with Imran.
Tabdeeli aa gayi hai
This list will be closed with Imran Khan’s well recognised aphorism, “Tabdeeli aa nahi rahi, tabdeeli aa gayi hai change is not on the way, change is already here.”