It seems that now the PTI chief’s much focus is on bringing more and more electables into party’s fold, ignoring his basic ideology or philosophy, which has inspired masses.
As usual he is moving ahead with his shortcoming of misjudgement.
In the past, he first supported Musharraf but later apolgised from the nation for his mistake. His did not stop here and allowed the traditional politicians from what he called ‘corrupt political parties’ like PPP, PML-Q and PML-N to join PTI. This was completely in contrary to his earlier claims.
Today he gives a very interesting justification for allowing heavyweights in his party. Imran says he cannot bring angels when the corruption is penetrated in the whole society. This exposes his traditional thinking and strong believe in electables.
This development clearly indicates that Imran Khan’s faith in his party’s manifesto or philosophy, which has attracted people across the country, has reduced while believe in electbles became stronger to win election.
His critics say that now the party seems to be in the phase to convert into a battery of ‘Musharraf League’ remnants.
Imran Khan had seldom criticised Pervez Musharraf for his corruption or mis-governance.
At every forum, he used to lash out at the former military ruler for his decision to join US war on terror on single phone call by former secretary of state Colin Powel.
He regularly appeared on various TV channels during the Musharraf-era and severely criticised the military ruler’s decision to join war on terror, which, according to him, led not only to a financial loss of more than $70 billion to the national exchequer but also killing of over 35,000 Pakistanis mainly in tribal region, a place where the cricketer-turned-politician remained active to unite locals against the government for its pro-US foreign policy.
Recently, while watching TV footage showing former foreign minister Khurhseed Mehmood Kasuri and Imran Khan holding hands onto the stage during a public meeting, the latter’s past criticism on Musharraf, his forign policy and ofcourse the then foreign minister comes to my mind. I was thinking how our politicians have been changing with the passage of time just to grab power. And now Imran appears to be on the same track. He has included Kasuri in his team.
A foreign minister is the most senior minsterial position below the head of government in any country. A foreign minister executes foreign policy of a country. This was none other than Mr Kasuri who pursued the Musharraf’s foreign policy for five years. In fact this policy has brought Pakistan to the present crises.
Imran had held Musharraf’s pro-US foreign policy responsible for 35,000-40,000 casualties in the country.
So today Pakistanis believe that if Musharraf was responsible for these killings than his close aid and the then foreign minister was also equally involved in the crime as he pursued the dictator’s foreign policy which proved fatal for the countrymen on every front.
My humble question to Imran Khan, who claims to bring revolution and break the status quo in the country, is that why he has included a killer of 35,000-40,000 innocent Pakistanis in his party.
Would the PTI chief at least demand Kasuri to publicly seek apology from the people of Pakistan for pursuing the foreign policy of a dictator which killed thousands of innocent fellow countrymen.
I guess the inclusion of Kasuri will not give much boost to PTI. However, this may affect the popularity of the party among masses.
First such public reaction we had already seen after the Kasur public meeting in the form of theft of chairs.
I would suggest Imran Khan to rethink his future course of action as he has entered into the most challenging and critical phase of his political career where he has no margin of error.