People in general, PTI voters in particular and specifically the tigers of Imran Khan demand that the government of PTI be treated ‘differently’ than the last one by us journos and muckrakers. Sorry, we won’t do that, sirs and ma’ams.
Imran Khan and company always wanted to treated as exceptions. They opposed sans thought, protested without deliberation,and yelled at top of their voice at each and every deed of their opponents. Alas, coming in power changed nothing for the gentlemen in Safeed shalwar kameez. Although in power they failed to learn how the dice rolls and how unmanageable things actually are.
They just had an awakening.
The Messiah just woke up from the deep slumber which captures men once he has finally achieved his life’s ultimate dream. Now a new reality: ‘being in power’ and ‘answerable’ ogles at him.
We may get done with past, dear reader, it never gets done with us. Back in his ‘unpowerful’ days IK left no stones unturned to discredit his foes. Combining guts and sheer wanton, he cursed the body he was part of. Strange yet befitting of Khan, who has boycotted an entire election in 2008 and sat in protest in front of the present one for good 120 days, he now has power which seems like slowly slipping through his hands.
‘Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes’. No, dearest sirs and ma’ams, Imran Khan didn’t say this. Walt Whitman, American poet and essayist, did. What was an apt justification for Whitman in the realm of poetry and being is a way of life for PM Khan.
No matter how rational, reasonable and right a decision may seem at the time of making it, later on hindsight ruins it. (Do the powers that be have this realization? We’ll know in some time).
Since Asad Umer one’s is recent. Let us recall Atif Mian’s episode. IK took a decision, he regretted it immediately. The right person, turned out, was of wrong faith. And when the enlightened, brave, bold, upright PM realized it, he surrendered to the ‘true believers’.
Little performance to show, Imran Khan wants us to calm. Gabrana nahin hai. The clock is ticking, Khan Ji. The good people of Pakistan saw in you a Savior, they sensed in you a Leader, they take you as a sign of good riddance from all that was corrupt to the core and rotten from inside out. In three score and a decade of this country’s life the perch you sit now was occupied by the likes of Jinnah and Bhutto.
But you ain’t no Jinnah or Bhutto. You are in class of your own, Kaptaan Ji. You scaled to the zenith of premiership on the high horses of hope and change. You offered this country panacea for all that ails it. From ridding Pakistan of economic dire straits, developing its human capital, providing education to all and sundry, opportunities to earn a decent livelihood to challenges faced by minorities and ethnic groups.
You promised us solutions. You’ve just changed the problem-solvers.
You portrayed yourself as know-all sage who can resolve every issue and iron out all differences if only be given a chance and opportunity. You didn’t lose the script, since you never bothered with any.
Wish you Grand luck, Kaptaan Ji. One last request, Your Highness, dearest Kaptaan Ji, can we worry a little now?