This paper aims to highlight the speech acts which have been working behind the first speech that has delivered by Imran Khan as Prime Minister of Pakistan at 26, July 2018. It is a political discourse that attracts the researcher's interest. The objective of this paper is to answer what type of speech acts have been used by Imran Khan, the overlapping of what speech acts occur in Imran Khan's speech and what direct and indirect speech acts have been used by Imran Khan. The findings revealed that his speech includes representative acts (27.083%), expressive acts (1.041%), declarative acts (7.291%), directive acts (25%), commissive acts (39.583%) out of the total 100% of data. This paper-based on both qualitative and quantitative analysis of discourse. The framework employed in this study is the Speech Act theory that has introduced by J.L Austin in 1962 and further developed by J.R Searle (1969).
1-Tanveer Hussain: Assistant Professor, School of Media and Communication Studies, University of Management and Technology Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Deeba Shahwar: Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, The Women University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Abdul Basit: Lecturer, School of Media and Communication Studies, University of Management and Technology Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.