Monday, December 19, 2011

Imran Khan - Rising star or old wine? (Part 1)

The career of Imran Khan, a cricketer turned politician, is full of colours and controversies. Since his debut in cricket in 1971 initially, then in 1976 onward, he became known as a socialite due to his non-stop partying at London nightclubs such as Annabel's and Tramp and further gained notoriety in London gossip columns for romancing young debutantes such as Susannah Constantine, Lady Liza Campbell and the artist Emma Sergeant. Then came Sita White; her paternity claim in court of law for Tyrian Khan, to be the daughter of Imran Khan, that fully exposed the former World Cup winner in the eyes of common Pakistanis.

Later, his era of politics started when he was portrayed as a pious man receiving Holy Quran from the former Ameer of Jamat e Islami, he ditched all the religious-political parties and formed his own politically party and tried to gain power through political dictator, Pervaiz Musharraf when exchange of cats & dogs are in media circle with authenticity.

After loosing the battle against former prime minister of Pakistan , Shaukat Aziz, he became the worst enemy of the then dictator and started taking side of Taliban, the then worst enemy of Pervaiz Musharraf. With one & only seat in National Assembly of Pakistan representing Mianwali, he had to play very limited role in power gaining situation, so he had walked out of the parliament. Partially his involvement in Lawyers Movement, to restore Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, had given PTI & himself a little start to take some ground in active politics & gained some popularity.

In today’s world, often he is called by his supporters as to-be-Prime Minister of Pakistan , had given him good confidence to consider himself for same while challenging former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif especially in Lahore region after the success of his Lahore political gathering.

Could he be the real saver of people of Pakistan or we are going to witness same old wine in a new cricket bottle, one would have to consider following:

Flamboyant past of someone could impact a politician how much? Could he turn out to be a real saver or just a wolf is hiding in fox’s skin to gain power?

The intentions of a new comer in politics are visible in his last 10 years history or he has to be given chance to gain power & prove himself same as his predecessors?

Last but not least, how a new comer is entering or gaining politics, through political ways or using the shoulders of military or intelligence agencies. Would that leader be the real saver of people of Pakistan or history would repeat itself such as Mian Nawaz Sharif, Benazir Bhutto, Pervaiz Musharraf, or Asif Zardari!!!!!

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