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Credit Where It’s Due

    Ever since PTI’s massive Lahore jalsa on 30th October last year was followed by an even bigger one in Karachi on 25th December, analysts and critics have tried to explain why Imran Khan has managed to gain so much support in, what appears to be, a relatively short period of time.  When asked to explain why … Continue reading

The Legacy

When I think about how the leadership of the PPP has focused primarily on maintaining their hold on power, on accumulating personal wealth and property both in Pakistan and abroad, on surrounding themselves with cronies and yes-men, on appointing friends, relatives and supporters to key posts in government and in the bureaucracy and on glorifying … Continue reading

Imran Khan’s “tsunami” rally gets global media coverage

Another day, another rally, another massive success! Another roller coaster ride of emotions: laughter, tears, passion and, above all, hope! Imran Khan and the well-oiled PTI jalsa machine have done it again. 25 December 2011 will go down in history as a day when the people of Karachi gravitated towards the Mazar-e-Quaid in their hundreds … Continue reading

Yes He Khan! No He Khan’t! Or can he? (Part 2)

This is in continuation of my previous blog post about Sana Bucha’s article in The News published on 6th November entitled “His Name is Khan, Imran Khan”, which I saw as representative of recent opinions published about Imran Khan. Wave the magic wand Imran had made some high-level foreign policy statements in his speech, which … Continue reading

Yes He Khan! No He Khan’t! Or can he? (Part 1)

Recently there has been a spate of articles, blog posts, editorials, opinions and columns of various types aimed at Imran Khan, most of them laced with cynicism and sarcasm, attempting to show the naïve public the reality of his true, hidden ideology and the impracticality of his rhetoric filled policy speeches. An example is the … Continue reading

Imran Khan – Prince or Pretender? (Part 4)

In continuation of recent posts, I am now going to conclude my thoughts on a recent episode of Mr Najam Sethi’s television show, “Aapas ki Baat” about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s jalsa at Meenar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on 30th October. So what’s new? On Imran Khan’s views on foreign policy, his statement about Kashmir and his desire to be allies … Continue reading

Imran Khan – Prince or Pretender? (Part 3)

Following on to my recent posts, I am now going to continue sharing my thoughts on a recent episode of Mr Najam Sethi’s television show, “Aapas ki Baat” about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s jalsa at Meenar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on 30th October. The “Same Old Faces” Having made the point about PTI’s search for the treasure-trove of votes … Continue reading

Suspend Disbelief

30th October was a significant, some may say historic, day in recent Pakistani political history. This was the day when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the political party founded by Imran Khan, former cricketer and captain of the 1992 ICC World Cup winning Pakistan team, arranged a mammoth anti-government rally at the historic Meenar-e-Pakistan in Lahore. Estimates … Continue reading

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