Sunday, February 9, 2014

Imran Khan - The man who sold Pakistan?

By Shah Zalmay Khan
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I have been writing quite a lot lately but don't know how or what to write today.
Not because I don't have time - I have.
Not because I don't have words - I have.
But because I feel so disgusted by the hate of those who call themselves 'opinion makers' and journalists and intellectuals. My hands are literally trembling as I type these words - out of sheer rage & hurt.
Context? Well before that, let me reproduce something I wrote few months ago:
"I have always wondered why Imran Khan is such a soft target for bashing? What makes journos & intellect-chawals single out IK for bashingWhy they rid themselves of all sense & logic (even plain facts at times) when bashing IK? Is it because of the shot-at-cheap-fame mentality? What goes inside the mind of an IK-basher at THAT moment? Why objectivity loses to point-scoring when it comes to maligning IK? Why 90% articles, op-eds & blogs directed at Imran Khan (35 MNAs + coalition govt in one province) and only 5-10% directed at Nawaz Sharif (200+ MNAs + federal govt + 2 provincial govts)? Why the disproportionate bashing reserved for Imran Khan? Well the answer to these questions is that IK-bashing sells."
And on this count, I find myself proven right more than often.
Political opponents, media folks and desi liberals have been saying all sorts of things about Imran Khan (especially after 30 Oct 2011). They have called him Thoughtless Khan (Zahrah Nasir), Coward (Saroop and Bilawal), Man with Nefarious Plans (Kamran Shafi), Taliban Khan (Tarek Fatah), Tsunami Khan (Irfan Siddiqui), Yaudi Lobby / Jewish Agent (Maulana Fazl ur Rehman) and an ISI agent (PMLN).
We have been hearing and reading droves after droves of 'analysts', bloggers and fake liberals bash Imran Khan based on what they perceive as Khan's policies (yes its their own perceptions not Khan's policies).

Many anchors / journos / columnists of different media groups have been bashing him round the clock (many like Irfan Siddiqui got duly rewarded).
But these days DAWN (once a reputed group) has started touching new lows when it comes to PTI. They started with malicious typos on front-page reports equating PTI to TTP and declaring a terrorist Hakeemullah Mehsud as a leader of PTI. PTI sent DAWN a defamation notice on 7 Feb 2014 over the repeated maligning front-page 'typos'. However, DAWN has responded by something more malicious. DAWN's Editor Cyril Almeida has shamelessly accused Imran Khan of 'selling Pakistan' - yes you heard it right. Cyril called Imran Khan 'The Man Who Sold Pakistan'.
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I don't know how (and if) PTI will react officially but as a PTI supporter I feel hurt. I have tears in my eyes and I don't know why this situation reminds me of this movie scene:
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Few questions merit an answer:
Q: Who is Cyril Almeida?
Ans: Some random nobody.
Q: What is Cyril's contribution for Pakistan?
Ans: Zilch, except writing from his cozy drawing room.
Q: What does Cyril know about terrorism mess in Pakistan (on which he bases his IK-bashing premise) or its effects on the poor Pashtun tribesmen?
Ans: Nothing except the lies fed by 'Boys' and the $-hungry politicians who patronize & feed people like him to confuse the nation and keep them slaves of the same 2-3 families (Bhuttos, Sharifs and Walis etc).
Problem with Cyril-type IK-bashers is that they themselves make assumptions about what Imran Khan thinks on an issue e.g. terrorism; write or say the assumptions; regurgitate them so much that they believe their 'assumptions' are actually facts - that Imran Khan actually does that. They basically start believing their own lies / triangulations / fabrications / perceptions about what Imran Khan thinks. NO WAY Imran Khan doesn't do/believe what the IK-bashers perceive especially on terrorism issue.
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BTW who is Imran Khan? Does one even need to be told about his contributions? What makes Imran Khan so restless about Pakistan's good even at 62? He could also have chosen the way chosen by all NORMAL humans. He could have lived with his kids like all of us; remained with his family in the UK; delivered lectures at Universities or taken up coaching at some UK County team to earn millions; led an aristocratic life in the UK social circles (where peeps like Cyril can't even dream to venture despite all their West-slavery). He didn't take that way because he genuinely cares for his country - a true patriot.
This man Imran Khan has given his whole life to Pakistan - has been GIVING and GIVING to this nation - from his adolescence to his youth to his middle age to his 50s to his 60s; from the Cricket wonders to the Cancer hospital to the Namal University to the political HOPE he gave us youth.
And what has he got in return? A 'SALESMAN' (literally TRAITOR) label from the 'random nobodies' having no contribution for Pakistan - slinging mud at the Kaptaan?
We know your problem Mr Cyril and problem of people like you. Reminds me of another scene from the same movie:
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If I were to narrate Imran Khan's similar response to Mr Cyril and his likes, it would be:
"17 saal... 17 saal me ne ye soch ke mehnat ki ke jis wajah se mera mulk neechay ja raha hai (corruption aur slavery), us wajah ko main ek baar hara kar rahunga. Lekin aaj, phir main haar gaya...Tumhay mujh se takleef nahi hai... tumhay takleef is baat se hai ki mai ne tumhay ek doosre ke badle nahi, ek doosre ke saath mil kar kaam karne ke liye majboor kiya, apne aap se pehle apni Qaum ke bare me sochne ke liye majboor kiya, apne soobay aur firqa se pehle Pakistan ke liye kharey hone ke liye majboor kiya.Theek hai, tum log jeet gaye, main haar gaya... Lekin tum se haarne ka afsos nahi hai mujhe. Afsos is baat ka hai ki main apne mulk se haar gaya - jis ko mera Khoon, Paseena, Paisa, puri Jawani, Family, Dil, Jaan de kar bhi yaqeen nahi hota ke main us ki team se khela tha aur zindagi bhar usi ki team se khelta rahunga..."
But remember Mr Cyril Almedia (and whoever else thinks like you). We Pakistani youth are standing behind our Khan - our Kaptaan. We will NEVER let him resign as the Kaptaan of our team. No amount of propaganda, labels, name-calling or mud-slinging will dither us from the cause our Kaptaan stands for.
However, as a Pakistani, I feel ashamed that Pakistan's most proud son - Imran Khan - has to explain himself to his nation every day, every hour and every minute - due to morons like you. That he is NOT a Taliban agent, Yahudi agent, ISI agent, X agent, Y agent, Z agent. After all these 62 years, and his contributions for Pakistan, he has to 'prove' that "He has always played for Pakistan and that he will always play for Pakistan - not for Yahudis, Taliban or xyz". Shame on you for this heartless propaganda.
Imran Khan is a human being - his opinion on an issue may be wrong; you may disagree with him but to say he sold Pakistan (just because his view differs from yours?). This is unacceptable Mr Cyril. You will have to apologize. You have hurt the 7.6 million voters and millions of Pakistanis who love Imran Khan as a patriot. Apologize you must and I request PTI leaders to sue you and DAWN for such hate-based propaganda.
BTW your hate only increases our resolve and passion. Bring it on dear haters - Mr, Miss or Mrs (whatever you are).
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The writer is a tribesman from Bajaur Agency (FATA) and tweets at @PTI_FATA .
(No official association with PTI)
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15 comments:

  1. Roya na karo. Kaam karo takeh next election mein agar taliban ne takeover na krliya hua tu dekhanay ko kuch ho.

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    1. Taliban ne take over na karlia? srsly??? ghar me beth ke bas isi trha paranoid hi rehna....... and btw if u dnt like the post please refrain from commenting..... Thanku

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  2. Nice Article bro...... ur totally correct that u can agree or disagree with IKz politics and his statements but u have no right to call him a sell out...... Agar sell out ki baat ati hai too everybody knows the Zardaris, Nooras, Asfandyars and the seeling out of Pakistan they have done...... IK on the other hand is a credible personality and even his critics agree that he is not a sell out and not corrupt unlike the rest.

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  3. Mr.Faran is partly right: But don't worry Faran, dirty "Bums" like Cyril Almeida may keep up writing their gutter columns.Yet,they will only be inviting oppprobrium from all truthful Pakistanis for themselves.For truth will always triumph over falsehood.They will only strengthen Imran Khan's resolve to rid Pakistani politics of thieves and charlatans like Zardari and his big brother!

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  4. Typical youthia nonsense.

    Instead of presenting logical arguments just attackingand defaming critics.

    Your leader is stupid, his fans are stupid too.

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    1. and you are a typical,,,,,,,,XXXX. you know what you are.
      Rehan

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    2. yes he is Typical youthia but you are typical chutia pet dog of Sharifs.

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    3. @Imran Khan
      Right!! so the typical youthia is spreading nonsense by attacking and defaming critics instead of presenting logical arguments.

      My advice; go over your comments, atleast once before posting.

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  5. we know his sacrifices for pakistan and we will never let him down. Great Imran Khan

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  6. Its $$$$$$ bro that talks

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  7. Cyril asked logical questions. Would PTI care to answer ?

    Why does PTI think that it is the supreme logic in Pakistan and that no one can ask anything?

    IK is making a mistake. In near future, he would be saying it as "a gross mis-judgement"......

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  8. who is this fking cyril ...shit in his foul mouth...bastard ....low crearture...maggot of wound...nothing but gutter....and now if they are negotiating with fking Talibal ..it is just because of their own interest and fear...PML( N) is not negotiating with TTP because of PTI ...they are negotiating because of APCs which repeatedly concluded that we should sit with TTP on Table. Every body in Govt. and outside Govt. and in media is against PTI -Ik....how can IK can compel these dogs to do as he wanted...ridiculous...i am PTI supporter but not ok with their all policies....

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  9. bakwas taliban khan taliban khan hey kiya cheezian rakii hain defend kerney ko :P

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  10. Well written. So glad that we didn't react emotionally and lost it. Good job mA. This is tabdeeli!

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  11. Outstanding article. I like how you have owning these low-lives (the rich cozy drawing-room warriors). Great work.

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