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 â€“ used, abused and presumably rottening with frustration.
Today, he looks lost and bewildered, like the proverbial â€™babe in the woodsâ€™. The sportsman extraordinaire looks helpless in politics â€“ 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 Februaryâ€¦.
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 â€œtissue-paperâ€.
History & Origins of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf
Imran Khan since his days as captain of the Pakistani cricket team had â€œpolitical-germsâ€ 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 1980â€™s) forced him to form his own political party which he accepted presumably believing in a myth that he will â€œsuceedâ€ because of his â€œstar-powerâ€ and celebrity status. How â€œclulessâ€, Captain Clueless was to be proved in time to come.
The first blow was the wily old Hamid Gulâ€™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 Khanâ€™s reply was â€œI 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.â€
ButÂ 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 â€œextremist, facist, mullah like them with a dream of world dominationâ€ without a beard â€“ something Jamaat-e-Islami had been looking for years. Previously, they tried using Safdar Abbassi from Rawalpindi but that didnâ€™t worked out very well but Imran Khan and Tahreek-e-Insaaf was a perfect plan organization thanks to the â€œcelebrity statusâ€.
Interestingly enough thereâ€™s a huge presense of so-called ex-Jamaat-e-Islami members in CEC and team of Pakistani Tahreek-e-Insaaf possibly used to â€œpenetrateâ€Â Â 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 â€œsoft-imageâ€ in a shape of Pakistan Tahreek-e- Insaaf, to attract the â€œyoungâ€ especially after when Jamaat-e-Islami lost all her support in Southern Pakistan couple of decades ago but alas, â€œtheory of inceptionâ€.
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.
â€œSucide Bombers are a reactionary forceâ€ â€“ Imran Khan
â€œGovernment of Pakistan should talk to Talibans, Suicide Bombing is a tool of weak and opressedâ€ â€“ Jamaat-e-Islami
â€œWe should talk to Baitullah Masud, Suicide Bombing can-not be condemnedâ€ â€“ Hamid Gul
Imranâ€™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 90â€™s. Â 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 â€œknows not, what he`s, what he wants to be, and what he`s doingâ€ â€“ 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 â€œone-man-showâ€. 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 â€œcrackingâ€ Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf to itâ€™s core. Recently at a General Body Meeting post-reinstatement of deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan, the CEC Memberâ€™s of Imran Khanâ€™s own political party, Pakistan-Tahreek-e-Insaaf objected and were highly critical of Imranâ€™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 Khanâ€™s reply was â€œThe 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.â€ â€“ what a joke!!!
Captain Clueless has been wandering in the wilderness of political ideologies in search of an identity not knowing that a politicianâ€™s best asset is his â€œgrass-rootâ€ 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 Musharrafâ€™s dogs and ever lengthening of Yousuf Yohannaâ€™s beard — something contrived to appease the big mouthed mullahs.
In the end, I would like to stress very dispassionately that,Â 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 Khanâ€™s cliche statementâ€™s of â€œbring-in a revolutionâ€ without being part of a system will never-work.Â Heâ€™s still on the â€œdo-nothingâ€ approach to solving things.
(The author is a lawyer and a security analyst by profession and can be reached at [email protected])
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