It was the year 1992 when Imran Khan revived the Pakistan cricket team and succeeded in raising them like a phoenix from ashes and claiming the iconic crystal World Cup. This has defined Imran Khan as a person and this is what the people of Pakistan expect him to do once again and bring Pakistan back as of significant player in world politics.
In what is being touted as Pakistan’s dirtiest and bloodiest election, this cricketer turned politician has proven that his persistence will always bear fruit.
Imran Khan swayed the people of Pakistan when he authoritatively said that he wanted to make Pakistan the country that Muhammad Ali Jinnah had dreamt of. In his victory speech, he said, “I want to share the kind of Pakistan I envision ─ the type of state that was established in Madina, where widows and the poor were taken care of. Today our state is in shambles. [But] all our policies aim to help the less fortunate prosper.”
Imran Khan pointed out the governance and economic challenges that Pakistan faces today and pledged to revive the abysmal economy, blaming the government institutions for not doing their job.
He promised to make the institutions of Pakistan stronger and said that everyone will be held accountable. “First I will be subjected to accountability, then my ministers and so on. Today we are behind [other countries] because there is a separate system for those in power and a separate one for ordinary citizens.”
When he will become the new elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, he aims to bring such changes to the system of governance that have never been seen before in the country.
Surprising many, Imran Khan also went on to say that he would feel ashamed to live in the large PM House and that the government will decide what to do with it, hinting that it may be converted into an educational institution or into something similar.
He pointed out blatantly that now it is on the people of Pakistan to improve their own condition and as the government, it would be the responsibility of his party to formulate policies with the business community to increase wealth. This will include improving the tax culture, helping farmers, providing jobs to the youth and spending money on human development.
Imran Khan proclaimed “I will live humbly. So far we have seen that everyone who comes to power changes. That will not happen with me.”
That is a big statement to make. While just the previous Prime Minister f Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has been convicted in a major case of corruption along with his daughter, the people of Pakistan can only hope that Imran Khan stays true to his promises.
Only time will tell.
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.