A number of readers have leapt to Imran Khan’s defence. Their letters to the News Post smack of hero-worship. I don’t support the PML-N or the PTI and will try to be as neutral as humanly possible in my observation on the matter. In any situation, emotional reactions could be counterproductive. In the first place, no one, including Khan, is flawless. Secondly, unlike Abdus Sattar Edhi and Ansar Burney, Khan chose to enter the field of politics. Thirdly, while nobody in his sane mind can disagree with Khan’s marvellous achievement of setting up a world-class cancer-treatment facility, after entering politics it is Khan himself who keep using the hospital’s example as proof of his commitment to the country and its people.
Khan needs to rise above petty politics and prove himself a statesman instead of a traditional politician whose only aim is achieving power. He is trying to force a three-way contest in the next polls which will result in a hung parliament to the great joy of the ‘invisible forces’ which are allegedly behind Khan’s rising tsunami.
B A Malik