Friday, December 02, 2011
From Print Edition
Where have Imran Khan’s promises vanished? He hasn’t even come into power yet and all his talk has proven to be a farce. Making Shah Mahmood Qureshi vice-chairman of the PTI, just so Khan could have one more ‘known face’ in the party, is absolutely ridiculous. Has he forgotten Qureshi’s stance on the Kerry-Lugar Bill?
As if that wasn’t bad enough, allowing an influx of ex-Musharraf supporters and fake-degree holders only affirms the fact that Imran Khan is not any different from other politicians. This has been my opinion about him from day one. He stands exposed without even coming to power.
Many seasoned politicians, along with their supporters, have joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Mass migration of this sort is not a new phenomenon in our politics. But, if the PTI does not formulate rules as to who can, and cannot, join the party, it will become an example of old wine in a new bottle. Though Imran Khan has done wonderful social work and earned much fame, his political future depends on his taking clues from history.
He will be able to achieve the objective he has set for his movement only when common people without any fame, clout and connections will be a part of his governing team.