Imran Khan inherited a bankrupt state, a country that was plundered and looted by corrupt rulers, a state that was adrift, lacking confidence in its future. Pakistan Jinnah, our dream country, our hopes, and our self-esteem have turned into a nightmare of despair and despair.
Imran faces a daunting task. The water is choppy but he will pass it. He was busy cleaning the stains of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari. To quote Churchill, “those were the years the grasshoppers ate.” How corrupt the mighty has fallen. Shaved power, how common and mediocre they look. Gone are the arrogance, humiliation and tyranny. A broken and miserable little man, how the bends of fate can reduce human size.
Nations, like history, rarely take into account anything except success. Albert Speer, architect Hilter, told his interrogators at the Nuremberg trial that history was in the final stages of assessing world leaders, not before. Imran is criticized by his political opponents every day. On all sides, people hear criticism of Imran. He experienced a real slump in popularity. “Who are the people who protested against me … corrupt politicians, really bloodsuckers, whose wealth is poorly obtained, I have made them melted,” Imran asked rhetorically.
What did Prime Minister Churchill, the savior of Western civilization have to show in World War II in the first two years? HMS Prince of Wales and the HMS Repulse cruiser were drowned by Japanese bombers. HMS Ark Royal and the battleship HMS Barham were sunk by the Japanese U Ship. Churchill also lost Singapore, Malaya and Burma. There was an intense call for his resignation but when a motion of no confidence against him was submitted to vote in parliament, he won with 464 votes for one. So far, Imran has done far better than we expected. He did not make a terrible mistake. Nobody expected him to burn the Indus in two years.
“People confuse two types of politics,” Imran said The New York Times. “One of them is politics at this time. The other is traditional politics based on power. Tehreek-e-Insaf will never win the traditional way. “He opposed the election and won the” traditional way “but with the mandate of division. The result was that he needed allies to maintain his government in the Center and in Punjab, the most important province in the Federation of Pakistan. He had to accommodate his coalition partners and make all kinds of compromises.
The idea that you have just held elections, while others remain colonial and feudal means you will not get democracy, but some deviations like we have today in this country. Selection is required but not enough. Elections alone do not make democracy. Democracy requires a free and independent state, and an inviolable constitution, a strong and competent legislative body, accountable to voters, an independent judiciary, an independent press, and especially literate citizens. To assume that elections alone will automatically produce democratic metamorphosis, would mean condemning Pakistan to repeating the cycle that is often seen in our country: a brief period of civil government, descending into chaos followed by military rule.
Today Imran is only truly a national figure in Pakistan’s fragmented and gloomy political landscape. In this difficult and difficult political period, questions about the character of the Prime Minister become the center of our national attention. If a prime minister has integrity and his hands are clean, nothing else matters. But if he doesn’t have integrity and his hands are dirty, nothing else matters and he cannot rule the country. Integrity is a strong point of Imran. This will enable him to get out of the challenges he faces. He still has the support of the people, especially young Pakistanis. In the presidential election, Imran will win hands down. We cannot help but recognize in Imran’s destiny, the hand of the Savior who has marked him for a long time to fulfill his extraordinary design.
Imran is the only leader with unique qualifications: extraordinary self-confidence, passion, above all the courage to face and master our severe economic difficulties. He has the capacity and desire to usher in a new socio-economic order. He was the only leader who would, as Burke said, “tell people, not where they want to go, but where they need to go”.
Imran’s attitude is soothing but sometimes impenetrable. He was shy and did not appreciate Parry and political encouragement. He is the Prime Minister continuously. Behind the scenes, he is exactly like what is in public. He can save himself in any forum in the world. He has a great presence, not admired by nobles or heads of government or countries. When he entered a room, people sat and watched. Imran must translate his luxury into a political product.
In foreign affairs, Imran must be closer to China, our only friend who can withstand the weather. One thing that Imran has to do is improve the quality of governance, especially in the provinces. He can’t hire “yes men” who don’t tell him the truth. He must carry out radical agrarian reform, in particular, he must liberate haris Sindh, who was like a medieval European slave. No country in the world can make progress without radical agrarian reform.
He must keep costs down and take as little as possible from the poor so that he will not starve or rebel. Louise XVI was brought down by a corrupt evil tax system. Unless Imran reforms the tax system, the French Revolution will come to Pakistan. And last but not least, he must come down from Banu Gala and connect with ordinary people.
Today, Imran himself carries the hopes of the nation on his shoulders. The idealism, self-discipline, and zero tolerance of mega-corruption are in sharp contrast to the decadence, cynicism, and mega-corruption of its opponents.
Imran must succeed because if it fails, a political and social revolution in its most extreme form cannot be avoided in Pakistan. If all goes well, Imran will make history as a savior of Pakistan. He saved Pakistan from Sharif and Zardaris who plundered and pillaged this poor country. He is the only leader who can revive Pakistan Jinnah, a visionary, who was inspired by the Islamic Caliphate of Medina.
Churchill wrote about the prime minister. “If he travels, he must survive. If he makes a mistake, they must be protected. If he sleeps, he will definitely not be disturbed. If he’s not good, he must be an ax. “But this last extreme process cannot be done every day. It must be done at the terminal stage.
We give decades to corrupt rulers to plunder and pillage this poor country. Imran faces a major task to return the country to the railroad. Bear with him. Give him more time. Let history judge him at the terminal stage.
Published in The Express Tribune, 29 Julyth, 2020.
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