By Barrister Ali K.Chishti
Imran Khan — the latter day Nawab Nasurallah Khan was described as a sight for the gods by the commentators in the sports arenas. Now, after 13 years in politics he looks more like Alice in Wonderland in the treacherous field of politics – used, abused and presumably rottening with frustration.
Today, he looks lost and bewildered, like the proverbial ’babe in the woods’. The sportsman extraordinaire looks helpless in politics – a fish gasping for breath in the middle of a desert. He may also have realized that size does matter when it comes to the presence in the Parliament. Thanks to Nawaz Sharif who ditched him to fight the elections last year in February….
Hypocrisy thy name is Captain Cluless, Imran Khan. Here is a person who had preached to us that he should stay out of politics and concentrate on his charity work like Eidi, and later he did a turnaround, why? because the desire of the US elite coincided with using Imran as a “niche”. That is the only principle he abides and that is of unconditional worship of the Western elite.
The IK needs to understand the rules of the game, as an outsider shouting against the powers that be, based on his celebrity value (the apathy factor which doesn’t work in politics) he will achieve nothing except for being a “niche” in attaining the desires of the powers that be at various times. He will be used and discarded as a “tissue-paper”.
History & Origins of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf
Imran Khan since his days as captain of the Pakistani cricket team had “political-germs” which he dictatorially used and abused until one-day in a lavish drawing-room, when General Hamid Gul, an Islamist Fascist former General of Pakistan Army and former DG, ISI responsible of making Talibans and IJI (a forum of Islamic Parties in 1980’s) forced him to form his own political party which he accepted presumably believing in a myth that he will “suceed” because of his “star-power” and celebrity status. How “cluless”, Captain Clueless was to be proved in time to come.
The first blow was the wily old Hamid Gul’s back-tracking (although strategic because of his past) but he continued to finance PTI to become a national party but failed thanks to the self-absorbed, Captain Clueless, Imran Khan. Hamid Gul still finances Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf to this day.
Imran Khan some-time back after the Punjab University confrontation was asked a question by a reporter in a press conference,
QUESTION: Now that Jamiat-e- Tulaba has shown its true colors, do you still have any notions of anti military alliance with them?
Imran Khan’s reply was “I suppose you mean the JI of which IJT is a part. To start with we never had an alliance with them or any other party.”
But Imran Bhai, Jamaat-e-Islami is part of All Pakistan Democratic Movement (APDM) of which Tahreek-e-Insaaf is an active member.
Secondly, Jamaat-e-Islami has cleverly used, financed Tahreek-e-Insaaf as they had found in Tahreek-e-Insaaf and Imran Khan an “extremist, facist, mullah like them with a dream of world domination” without a beard – something Jamaat-e-Islami had been looking for years. Previously, they tried using Safdar Abbassi from Rawalpindi but that didn’t worked out very well but Imran Khan and Tahreek-e-Insaaf was a perfect plan organization thanks to the “celebrity status”.
Interestingly enough there’s a huge presense of so-called ex-Jamaat-e-Islami members in CEC and team of Pakistani Tahreek-e-Insaaf possibly used to “penetrate” into Pakistani Tahreek-e-Insaaf and eventually hijack it but then, Captain Clueless, Imran Khan is more then willing to be used and abused.
It was a perfect plan from Jamaat-e-Islami to launch a “soft-image” in a shape of Pakistan Tahreek-e- Insaaf, to attract the “young” especially after when Jamaat-e-Islami lost all her support in Southern Pakistan couple of decades ago but alas, “theory of inception”.
In no-time, Tahreek-e-Insaaf just like Jamaat-e-Islami failed the litmus-test.
Following are some similar staterments from Hamid Gul, Imran Khan and Qazi Hussain Ahmed.
“Sucide Bombers are a reactionary force” – Imran Khan
“Government of Pakistan should talk to Talibans, Suicide Bombing is a tool of weak and opressed” – Jamaat-e-Islami
“We should talk to Baitullah Masud, Suicide Bombing can-not be condemned” – Hamid Gul
Imran’s initial entry into politics raised hopes among those seeking a change in the hopeless system run by the soulless feudal lords, two-faced mullahs and self-indulgent military when he first lashed out against the corrupt governments of in 90’s. Then, where did he go wrong? How did the intellectually challenged mullahs with agendas larger than their vote banks woo him? Why did he, a man of distinct individuality, choose to look like the sidekick of Qazi Hussein Ahmed?
Here is something that you may find quite apt to the Khan-Qazi political romance: “There was this Mr. Khan who liked listening to chirping of the birds. One evening he saw an eagle sitting on a tree in the backyard. He whistled at the bird and heard the whistle back. Khan was fascinated with the response from the eagle. He started to play the fun game of communicating with the mighty bird every night. One day, Mrs. Qazi got to the dividing wall for a neighborly chat with Mrs. Khan. The two ladies were amused to learn that both the husbands were getting out to the respective yards at night to whistle at the bird” — obviously whistling at each other mistaking the other as being the mighty eagle.
Imran Khan at a same time is a very confused indivisual. He cannot decide what he is. His detours would be quite entertaining if he didn`t want to become a Prime Minister of Pakistan to set that country “straight.“ In the bigger scheme of things, he`s just a sad person who “knows not, what he`s, what he wants to be, and what he`s doing” – Captain Clueless.
Politics of Imran Khan
Imran Khan should also realize that Pakistan is a federation that has a Parliamentary form of Government, for people like Imran Khan to succeed they need to establish political parties with grass root support and stop being a “one-man-show”. Unfortunately, Imran Khan does not have the political stature, patience, vision or sincerity that basically annuls the personality and makes the part supreme. Imran Khan like all other political lotas suffers from the same dictatorial, selfish tendencies thus the Tehreek e Imran rather than the Tehreek e Insaaf and that is also “cracking” Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf to it’s core. Recently at a General Body Meeting post-reinstatement of deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan, the CEC Member’s of Imran Khan’s own political party, Pakistan-Tahreek-e-Insaaf objected and were highly critical of Imran’s dictatorial attitude.
In another occasion at a press conference when Captain Clueless, Imran Khan was asked a question
QUESTION: A common perception is that PTI is synonymous with Imran Khan. There is not much decentralization of power. What steps are you taking to treat PTI as Shaukat Khanam where you are building an institution that is not dependent upon a single individual?
Imran Khan’s reply was “The perception has some grounds because there are no high profile 2nd tier leaders. However, we are a truly decentralized party with powers to all office bearers. Our constitution is on our website for info and we follow it in letter and spirit.” – what a joke!!!
Captain Clueless has been wandering in the wilderness of political ideologies in search of an identity not knowing that a politician’s best asset is his “grass-root” approach. The philanthropist, who put up a charitable medical institution, perhaps does not know that to succeed in politics it is often necessary to climb down from noble principals.
Jemima was an asset that Imran squandered away like the goodwill earned as a sportsman and socialite of the international jet set. However, his succumbing to portraying her as a devout convert to Islam is akin to the disappearance of Musharraf’s dogs and ever lengthening of Yousuf Yohanna’s beard — something contrived to appease the big mouthed mullahs.
In the end, I would like to stress very dispassionately that, in politics there are always two options; do something or do nothing. Doing nothing has fewer risks attached to it and it is because of this reason that the Madisonian and Hamiltonian approach will be the favored one in case of Pakistan. And thus, Imran Khan’s cliche statement’s of “bring-in a revolution” without being part of a system will never-work. He’s still on the “do-nothing” approach to solving things.
(The author is a lawyer and a security analyst by profession and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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