This is in response to the article published in etribune in which Saroop Ijaz blatantly alleges Imran Khan as a liar for his policies regarding corruption and terrorism.
Throughout the article, the author doesn’t give any solid proof but just illogical statements like ‘it is impossible that he will get anywhere close to these deadlines in the best of circumstances’ or ‘a child of 10 having average intelligence should see through them’; as the author’s profile says he is a lawyer, I was expecting some evidence to prove his allegations, but all he comes up with is a twisted figment of his imagination.
1. Firstly, Imran Khan said 19 days in the PTI energy conference which was a slip of tongue, (and this is only highlighted by etribune and no other news channel reported it) he actually meant 90 days in which all policies and plans will be laid down to eradicate corruption and terrorism. Imran Khan never said that all corruption will be vanished within 90 days in all sectors of Pakistan, but top level corruption which happens at Ministerial level in form of kickbacks and commissions. According to Transparency International, this level of corruption stood at Rs 8500 billion in 4 years of your man of word Mr Zardari. This level of extreme corruption can be controlled by placing proper checks and balances and by improving the laws. Just to give you an example Mr Saroop, China, your neighboring country has some very strong laws if their ministers are found in corruption. This has resulted in near elimination of corruption in China and helped their country in a great way to achieve their economic goal. Can Pakistan government not pass similar laws to eradicate corruption? At the least, Imran Khan is the only one who is speaking against corruption and has a strong will to eradicate it; you can laugh as much as you like, but one day it will happen. 19/20 doctors also said that SKMH is not possible, but they didn’t say it is a lie?
2. Secondly, claiming that Imran Khan is a Taliban sympathizer is another twisted lie of you and your team of scum liberals. He believes in pulling out of this so called ‘war on terror’ (the war which was backed by your faithful team of scum liberals) by negotiating with local tribal elders through dialogues to eradicate Talibans from Pakistan. This is what he has said back in 2004, and 8 years onwards your lords in America are also in agreement with this. People in FATA have been living in peace with Pakistan since 1947 and it was only after 9/11 and drone attacks that their militancy started. UK has fought for 10 years against IRA and in the end they have to come to table to talk, do you think UK government was also an IRA sympathizer? So, if America is willing to talk to Talibans and open their office in Qatar, is America also a Taliban sympathizer? No, its common sense, people have issues; they talk and resolve those issues.
3.Thirdly, Imran Khan called only those journalists and writers who support drone attacks in Pakistan as “scum liberal”; as a liberal is a one who is pro humanity, not pro killing. George Bush and Tony Blair are involved with the killing of more than 1 million civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, but your beloved team of scum liberals never dare to write a thing against him, can you clarify why?
4. The author calls Imran Khan a “decent” cricketer and not “mentally handicapped”. This is totally uncalled for and just shows the maturity of the author and for that matter, the editor who has approved this post. As a cricketer, Imran Khan has brought world cup to Pakistan against all the odds and is regarded as one of the best cricketers of all the time. According to Tim De Lisle, a former Editor of Wisden, Imran would be the natural choice as skipper of an All-time World XI. He is the ONLY cricketer in history to be world-class in two disciplines (bowling, captaincy), and of Test standard in third (batting). Imran Khan is also No.6 in ESPN list of the Greatest Players of all-time, and many feel he should have been in top 3. Hence, arguably the most complete cricketer in history. He is also an Oxford graduate, which is regarded as one of the top 5 universities of the world, but perhaps Mr Saroop intentionally or unintentionally miss the point and allege Imran Khan with such comments.
5. Lastly, Mr Saroop’s theory of triangulation is totally appalling and holds no solid ground, let me remind him that when Imran Khan founded the party back in 1996, it was purely for justice for all people of the Pakistan and gainst corrupt leaders, may be this video can remind him, when back in 1996 Imran was still speaking against Zardari and his corruption
He is not leaning left or right, its you and your team who are unable to criticize him on a one issue and you have come up with this theory.
The recent anti-democratic trend that you mentioned is also not true because a member of your team swears at Imran Khan to provoke PTI youth and then highlight PTI youth’s response in the media.
So, dear Mr. Saroop, please stop this biased propaganda against Imran Khan and come up with some good arguments and questions, as this time you will not be given free pass to character assassinate Imran Khan with lies and figment of your imagination.