Imran Khan’s Wonderland
The last hope, Honest, man of integrity and awarded with many other honorary words. I would not call Imran khan a real Politician rather he is a Social Media Politician. Has the power to make trends on social media. Do these trends have any impact on actual performance? What should be the metric for measuring the performance? Obviously, it is relative in different fields. Imran khan in politics is just like the player who is rejected because of his performance but is a social media celebrity. Now, what the rejected player will do? Show his strength where he can. That is what Imran Khan is doing after being ousted from the office. On Social media.
What was the promise? To make Pakistan a welfare state like that of Madina. Let’s just look at this single claim how far Mr Khan has achieved? The very fundamental question which arises here is how our honourable Prophet (SWS) & companions created Riasat-e-Madina? Imran khan has been insisting that once he will come to power he can solely turn Pakistan into a welfare state. We have even gotten worse. The welfare state of Madina didn’t come into existence overnight. Our beloved Prophet (SWS) worked on it for years. He worked on societal development. He worked on individual development. Any society is a collection of individuals. I am no one to question the intention of Imran Khan but I can comment on his approach. He is of the view that with him being at the top of the power pyramid the welfare state will automatically come into existence. This is not how it works. The Prophet (SWS) didn’t announce that Riasat-e-Madina is formed when he came to Madina. He worked with individuals’ character and moral development.
Moreover, another important promise Mr Khan made was that he will hold all of the opposition for their corrupt practices. What is the result? We have not heard any opposition member proved guilty. Imran Khan himself claims that the cases against the opposition leaders are of their own time. What has Imran Khan done? Now he is claiming that a foreign country has staged his exit. They even warned him with a letter. Is it Hollywood? Or we are in a Netflix Classic? How easily Imran khan is fooling people to believe. This is the 21st century and which country gives written records to the other country of destabilizing it. Just because he visited Russia and stayed there for a day or so in a luxury hotel. Is Imran Khan trying to sell that his mere visit was loathsome to the US? Actually, America is currently more concerned about India. India is undermining the effort to isolate Russia. They are buying oil from Russia which gives Russia an economic lifeline in such harsh situations. The Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov visited India during the war and no “no-confidence” is seen anywhere against Modi. This is how international threats are made. The US is the super-power and they take the responsibility for their actions. They sanctioned Iran, and Iraq abandoned Afghanistan and stood on its feet. Either right or wrong is a separate debate. In the case of Imran Khan’s government, they categorically denied any claims or attempts to change the regime in Pakistan. The most admired “absolutely not” was the answer to an “If question”. The US never demanded Air Bases in Pakistan after they left Afghanistan.
If the conspiracy was to oust Imran Khan and end his rule, then why did he dissolve the assemblies? Why does he run from the pitch? The reason is Imran Khan doesn’t seem to have the courage to face the defeat. People who are well off are the main supporters of Imran because he looks like them well-fed, happy, with no tension of money, sending kids to school and buying fuel for their vehicles. Imran khan never wrote to the opposition leader to consult important appointments but when the assemblies were dissolved he wrote to consult the caretaker setup.
Imran khan tried to sabotage the system but failed. He used to say at container if this many people would have demanded to resign I wouldn’t have wasted another minute. But he didn’t act the way he suggested to others. When you run your whole campaign on the promises and do not act upon them when come to power; is that what Imran Khan meant by integrity. From not going to IMF to begging for a bailout. Is this the integrity? From decreasing corruption to ultimately increasing corruption. Is this the integrity? From putting convicted in jail to sending them out. Is this the integrity? And don’t be mistaken this all happened in the regime of the person who claimed to be the man of parts, integrity, honesty and loyal. The last blow to the constitution, look what he did. This all happened in the real world of Pakistan. The promises of Mr Imran Khan were fulfilled in letter & spirit in some wonderland.