Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, broke the record of the largest Twitter Space session with more than 165,000 listeners on Wednesday.
PTI’s social media lead, Jibran Ilyas, and Khan’s former focal person, Dr. Arsalan Khalid, hosted the session that began at 10 PM PST. Within a few minutes, the session smashed all previous records.
According to the official numbers, over half a million people participated in the session, with the highest number of live session listeners crossing the 165,000 number twice.
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) April 20, 2022
social audio will be huge for politics
the former prime minister of pakistan goes live on spaces:
446K listen live
20K set reminders
total stage following: ~23 million pic.twitter.com/o1a7Iau2V3
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The session also went live on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube simultaneously, with over 1.3 million people cumulatively interacting with the former premier on social media.
In the Twitter Space session, which came just one day ahead of the much-anticipated Lahore rally, Khan instructed his party workers not to criticize the Pakistan Army.
“Pakistan needs its Army more than it needs Imran Khan,” he said, emphasizing that if it was not for the army, Pakistan would have ceased to exist.