Is Imran Khan Bowled Out? Think Again!


Imran Khan, As I write these lines, the country finds you drowning in the quagmire of controversy and opposition. Both valid and invalid criticism is being leveled against you. This newspaper in front of me dismisses you in your endeared cricket jargon – Kaptaan Bowled Out. Seasoned analysts blow you up to bits in Taliban-ocabulary – Suicide Attack by Taliban Khan. In fact, just a couple of ago, the joint session of parliament stood in unison for the first time in last 14 months, that too against you, in the name of sacred democracy (or perhaps vested interests).

So, is this true? Have you lost it? Is this the umpire you were speaking about who has raised his finger but only to send you back to the pavilion?

No. Not yet!

If anything, you have come out as a strong opponent. While the current political crisis can be likened to madness and we would rather it end now, you have surfaced as a force to be reckoned with.

Had you lost it, the government would not have rushed to accept all of your conditions barring one. Today Aitezaz Ahsan cemented your allegations of rigging in elections, and Hashmi, deserting you a couple of days ago, vouched for your moral, character and integrity. Had you really lost this game, this parliament would not have taken you seriously.

Imran, none of your voters and supporters wanted you to hit the roads like you have, but we have seen you left no stone unturned. Sickening as what may be happening right now, this was the last resort. We understand.

I am an educated and mature person who supported you when very few did. I still stand with you when very few do. I will support you even if you stand alone. I am not “bowled over” by your charisma, I am “bowled over” by your fearlessness, honesty, patriotism and moral footing to settle for nothing less than best for Pakistan.

And although I stand with you, I disagree with your careless choice of words and oye-loaded referrals to the elected head of the country. True that you have shown us what it means to stand for your belief, principle and dream, but at the same time your strength is your weakness, your plus is your minus. You appeal us with your truth and courage, yet you push us away with your sloppy and careless political discourse.

Yes, election in some constituencies, not all, was rigged. I am from NA-125 and I witnessed it first-hand. Saad Rafiq entered the women polling station along with a few goons as he roughly pushed us out. What ensued is history. Is it not very very sad that while Aitezaz Ahsan and others firmly believe that rigging happened, they want this fake and crippled mandate to thrive?

I ask my nation, who is better; one who sees wrong, accepts wrong but maintains silence or the other who stands up to right the wrong without fearing the failure and fierce denigration?

And there you stand, Imran, fearless, resolute and firm as ever. Nobody wants the government to go but nobody wants you to fail either.

Some accuse you of megalomania. Rubbish! You are 61 years of age and you need not waste these years of your life in country where you have no stake. Are your boys to enter politics and rule us? No. If you want, you can pack your bag and leave to live with your family in the UK.

You are fighting for a cause and you have been on road for more than 20 days – all for insaf. While an overwhelming majority responds to your call, some of us sit back and find it convenient to criticize everything you do or say. How could you leave container? How could you breakfast? How could you… and the list goes on.

You may not succeed what with a lot of chaos and criticism hailing from all over but one thing is sure, next time, we won’t see such massive rigging. Politicians and government will have to deliver and fear accountability at the same time. You have set a standard. If this is not success, then what is?

There will come a day when I will tell my children that Progressive Pakistan they are breathing in has not been good all along. For decades, we roamed in darkness where we were tired of load shedding, corruption and injustice but chose to suffer in silence. No one stood up except for one man who was driven by his love for Pakistan. He lived up to his word and commitment and battled for Naya Pakistan amid criticism and immense opposition. Critics criticized as usual but I believed in him for I strongly believe;

“When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho

I ask you readers, who is better; a polite but hypocritical and selfish person or a brash but honest man?

Make up your mind. Take your side. I have taken mine.


5 thoughts on “Is Imran Khan Bowled Out? Think Again!

  1. Dedicated to Imran Khan


    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

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  2. Well what happened is now will be history but my kaptan can learn allot from mistakes he made and should be proud of what he has given this nation and achieved what looked like impossible for any politician . Let me give you a review what we have achieved .
    1- this struggle has made it possible that next elections will be free and fair .
    2- A credible and fair Election commission.
    3- Govt has to deliver in order to stay in power .
    4- A strong democratic country in future .

    Imran khan made some of the mistakes I would like to highlight.
    1- Never trust people like saikh Rasheed .
    2- Imran made mistake by moving people forward form D-Chowk .
    3- Alliance with Tahir ul Qadri .
    4- Hoping that parliament will be dissolved through un democratically .

    And In the end I salute my leader Imran khan who made it possible that our PM visited parliament after 13 months time :))

    Even though we lost this war.I still standby my Kaptan and will be always Imran voter. This is not over yet .we will be back .we will be stronger and more motivated the ever .INSHALLAH I have faith that one day kaptan will become our PM through parliament.

    Allots of love and respect for my leader that is IMRAN KHAN….. ZINDABAD .PAKISTAN…..PAINDABAD

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  3. The style of writing is good, and well argued, though the author is best while writing humour. Ik, has exposed himself as insecure and suspicious of other people,and many a times does not appreciate the consequences of his words and actions. Ok do we really need somebody like him to lead our country? The IDPs in Bannu and Kohat are also a responsibility of the KP guv. The KP CM is in the Islamabad Dharna. Is he on a leave or what? At least the KP CM should announce donating his salary of the Dharna days to the IDPs. He should also renounce staying in the palatial KP house in Islamabad. Needless to say that KP house islamabad is maintained by the taxpayers money.Every one has different standards..


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