Now I’m pretty sure all of us are very sick and tired of the current political democratic pseudo-elitist governmental system prevalent in Pakistan. But what most of us do not understand is that calling an under-dog the right “leader” does not make him one. I often wonder what is meant by this term in Pakistan’s context exactly. The many leadership theories that I’ve managed to read over the course of the last 2-3 years all have different meanings associated to them. Some say it’s a trait, some say it’s a situation that can make a leader and some say that it is easy to become a leader if the scenario is cheap and favors you.
One such person who is talked about a lot is the Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman,Mr. Imran Khan. Deemed a natural hero for taking the Pakistani cricket team from the shackles to a massive world cup win in 1992 and critically acclaimed for his trust i.e the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust and the hospitalShaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.
Taking all of the above mentioned factors in perspective, you would think that him stepping into the world of politics was a very welcome sign and a sigh of relief for the people who have a liberal mind-set and are sick of the fundamentalist regime that governs this country (Fundamentalism in all regards, corruption101, religion101, and being assholes101)…
And then he starts doing politics that eludes everyone, tears his election campaign papers, sides with the Jamaat-e-Islami and goes away from what he should have been doing, and you can’t stop and ask “what the fuck is this guy trying to do?”
“That was then”….
“This is now”
A man wasted? .. I think so. The country is going through a tough time. The fundamentalists have started blowing themselves up at a regular interval, the economy is being crippled due to the fact that no one is willing to invest, there is power shortage, the inflation is kicking everyone in the ass and here you go on record stating “The Taliban are misunderstood, we should have a dialogue with them”
Not cool Khan Sahab, NOT COOL.
I wonder why he doesn’t realize that the potential he has to lead the country is immense, the people who would die for change are on his side, and yet he makes an alliance with the Jamaat-e-Islami?! (The same people who beat him up mind you)… It really surpasses my thought of understanding.
It’s sad actually, I wanted to make fun of this guy and the way he talks and all but now It’s just sad. It feels awful to see a potential “good” leader flushing himself down the toilet.
If he goes the way he is going and doesn’t involve himself in mainstream politics and brings a change, the only Imran Khan we’d remember is :-
“bewafa bewafa bewafa amplifier woofer bewafa”
Very sad Khan Sahab… Very sad.