It may be hard to believe for the younger generation, especially those that keep up with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, seeing it as a ray of hope, but there is no doubt in saying now that Imran Khan has certainly revealed a more ‘desperate side’ of him during these past few days.
He may have averted complete political suicide by not participating in Tahir-ul-Qadri’s fixed march, but even considering the option to do so and having to hold multiple press conferences just really put his judgmental abilities in doubt.
Of course there may be a difference of opinion in this regard, but Imran Khan, did you really have to come out multiple times and let your point across? It is still unclear what Khan is looking to do as some sources said that he will definitely join the march since it is something he always wanted to do, but just was unable to. Then, all of a sudden came out of nowhere, Tahir-ul-Qadri, who is no reaping all the benefits of the seed sown by Imran Khan himself.
Demanding President Zardari’s resignation is another unconstitutional act of the man who has failed to get into power despite trying for the last 10-plus years. With President Zardari being a democratically elected Head of State, one should ask Khan what gives him the authority to make such demands, even though he does not have a single member in parliament.
National and Provincial assemblies are set to dissolve in a couple of months, making Tahir-ul-Qadri’s actions more suspicious than ever. There is no doubt in the fact that he has created an environment in the country now that is ripe for another military takeover, which would just lead the country back and deem these past five years as practically nonexistent.
What Pakistan needs, and many youngsters will have to grip with this, is a strong and smoothly flowing democratic setup. Democracy has not been ever given a chance and those powers which see their grip loosening due to the civilian rule improving cannot bear to stand witness to it, thus, planting someone as unknown as Qadri to light up the stage.