A man giving birth to a child – by Usama Bhutto

NA55 Elections – Imran Khan’s PTI Contesting – Campaigning and Appearing on 30+ News channels – For 30+ Hours each – STILL – Getting Less than 30 Votes in each Polling Station – Total of 3000 Votes – That is Less than 3% of total votes casted.

Imran Khan and his political co-artists ran more of a campaign against the Presidency on pretext of contesting by polls. His shamelessly apologetic behavior towards the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan can be attributed to his infantile politics. The international community has at large appraised the success of Swat and Waziristan Operations. Distorting facts and twisting truths if could help, Hamid Mir and Shahid Masood could well have both given President Asif Ali Zardari a tough time in the Presidential poll !

Imran Khan acted more like Musharraf’s polling agent in the 2002 Referendum along with the “Judicial Saints” who assisted a Military General to rape the Constitution of Pakistan for a decade. What Imran Khan and his accomplices in crime fail to recognize is the fact that we are building a new home, not repairing the one in shambles.

PTI along with the JI and the political co-artists fervently boycotted the polls in early 2008. I suppose they stood for an Independent Interim Government under the Leadership of Baitullah Mehsud to bless Pakistan with an elected democratic government.

Mr Khan seems to be suffering from paranoia of democracy which has no room for a Captain with an eleven member cabinet to lift trophies with sheer stroke of luck. In democracy we often have to settle for less to aim for the better. It is an ever tiring struggle with no final match. In Pakistan’s political climate, democracy has no transition. It hangs till death in Garrison Jails and awaits birth as C130’s take off for Larkana every ten years.

Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan Sunday argued Nawaz Sharif to quit friendly opposition and fulfill his responsibility towards protection of people’s rights’. Indeed, ridiculing and accusing a democratically elected President in wake of by polls is quite a friendly opposition. Mr Khan is either too much caught up in Hamid Mir and Shahid Masood’s stage shows, or living in Zaid Hamid’s Lala Land to recognize the ground realities and intricacies.
Pakistan today struggles to enter the 21st Century amidst hostile situation at all fronts  from its physical to its ideological boundaries. The already weak and ailing foundations of democracy cannot withstand a push. The crumbling Federation of Pakistan cannot meet the expense of mid- term elections or judicial coups. It is akin to a man giving birth to a child.



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