Though the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz has begun its protest movement against the Pakistan People’s Party led government following the conviction of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt case, virtually there has been no opposition party in both Senate and the National Assembly that could squeeze the government to improve governance over the last four years.
The PML-N, major opposition party, on several occasions supported the PPP government and even when Mr Gilani had lost majority in the National Assembly after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) quit the ruling coalition, Nawaz Sharif came forward to save the government on the pretext of saving democratic system.
But, there has been an opposition, though. The man who emerges on country‘s leading TV channel at 10:05 pm has been causing anxiety among the ranks of Bhuttos’ party. Yes buddies!, I mean Kamran Khan, who unearthed several corruption cases and stand by the country’s top court in every thick and thin until the court convicted Gilani with contempt.
Usually, you will find most of the Pakistani TV anchors staging almost same kind of programs, trying to pit their guests, often politicians, against each other. Most of the anchors try to copy Hamid Mir, one of the top Pakistani journalists. As you saw when Mir raised Balochistan issue and most of the anchors followed him.
But, this is not the case in Khan’s show, you will always find him telling the people in his energetic voice how the corrupt ministers and government officials are plundering the national wealth. Kamran Khan, who is dubbed as King Khan in several comedy shows, is a real king of Pakistan’s populist media. He kept informing the people on daily basis about Supreme Court proceedings into several corruption cases like, Haj corruption, Rental Power case, Steel Mills case, Ephedrine case, NRO and NRO implementation and several other cases. He kept telling the people how the Supreme Court orders were being defied.
He was who kept emphasizing government to implement court orders. You might watch the show on the eve of the Yousuf Raza Gilani’s conviction in contempt case, in which Khan took federal minister Qamar Zaman Kaira online.
Kaira tried to humiliate Mr Khan by alleging that he was bias. The minister also tried to enforce that the politicians had the right to carry out corruption as they were the representatives of people.
It doesn’t make any difference! Almost all the anchor persons compromised on their stances due to one reason or other and tried to hide behind the democracy, but, Kamran Khan never changed and I hope he will continue his efforts to rid the country of bed governance, corruption and exposing corrupt politicians.
I hope the “King Khan” would never succumb to any pressure from power corridors.