WWhile there is much to be concerned about what is happening between Rawalpindi and Banigala over the past week during the appointment and the subsequent (non) notification of the new DG ISI, there are those who reiterate that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa are on the same page. But hey, speculation is just speculation.
Alright, we’ll bite. What was all heart to heart with Prime Minister Imran Khan at a recent cabinet meeting, which the government later confirmed? During the meeting, PM Express that while the military is a respected institution, so too is the prime minister’s office. Surprisingly, how much respect for the Prime Minister’s Office is only visible today when you are seated in it, if not, on all occasions while displaying the ‘referee ki ungli‘, respect never came to the office. This was then, which is now. But we know ghabrana nahin hai like “It’ll be OKAt least for someone.
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Imran Khan’s tide of emotional waves
Amid this tide of emotional waves, Prime Minister Khan said he was not a rubber stamp Prime Minister. A rubber stamp would be the last thing on these innocent minds questioning the Prime Minister. The interview model is simple these days: how to control the Taliban; what about US-Pakistan relations, and what has now become a teasing question, really – US President Joe Biden hasn’t called you since you took office , when will he do it?
Why Biden-no-appeal has become such a teasing question for the world must also be attributed to government officials. They kept repeating: “we are not wait for Biden’s call ”, as a sort of national achievement, but wedging on the fact that the American president does not call, internationally. There was also a series of complacency about not getting a call because Imran Khan said “absolutely no” to absolutely nothing. The trend has spread and no interaction with foreign media has taken place without “Biden-not-calling”.
The answers look like options in a multiple choice question, except there is no MCQ: “I’m not expecting a phone. call of Biden, “” whenever he has time, he can talk to me. But at the moment he has others priorities,” “he is a busy man “, and the last” is, you know, to him is a superpower. “And all of this when we thought we were promised that we would be the superpower. But you know, that is life. We believe when the prime minister says ‘we haven’t spoken but we are in touch’. It’s like you think you are dating but are actually hallucinating.
US Under Secretary of State Wendy R Sherman would have said POTUS has been busy internally, so no call at this time but there will be one soon. The questions on the call aren’t going to go away any time soon. All hopes now rest on a ‘influential American-Pakistani ‘to arrange a phone call with Biden. We hope it works; otherwise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will have to rely on TikTokers to make this call.
Over the years, during Khan’s interviews, he is also unequivocally asked about his position on the Uyghur genocide in China. Knowing how much any public reaction will irritate the Chinese, Imran Khan has begun with “frankly, I don’t know much about it” in such interactions. But given how silly that sounded, given the overwhelming coverage of the matter, the “I don’t know much” soon turned to “we are talking to the Chinese behind closed doors”, to “we have economic links with China. They were very good to us in our most difficult times ”, to“ us in fact I accept the Chinese version and what they say about their programs in Xinjiang. The concentration camps, the force sterilization Uyghur women, mass detention and torture coupled with religious and cultural repression are some of the programs supported by Prime Minister Khan. Then he complains that “selective statements are immoral. Only if irony had a mirror.
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Starter pack on India
Then there is the other neighbor and his leader who are mentioned – the starter pack on India, Kashmir and the Prime Minister of India is always ready. In his last maintenance with the Middle East Eye, he explained how India is influenced by Israel and “should we read there that Narendra Modi visits Israel and then returns and suppresses Kashmir”, referring to the August 5, 2019 repeal of the article 370. Should we then assume that the 2017 visit is the day before August 5, 2019? This must be.
Making up your own story to support your claims is an art that is unknown to everyone. Like, speaking of the Haqqani network, PM Khan gave them their own Pashtun tribe. Jalaluddin Haqqani would have been delighted if he was still alive. His goal for the past few months has been to present to the world the unknown version of the Taliban that only he and his government know. Khan offended the ethnic Pashtuns by saying that they had affinities and sympathy with the Taliban and referred to them earlier as xenophobic group on earth. For someone who claims to know the West, India, Uzbekistan more than anyone, Prime Minister Khan is surely alien to the reality that the Taliban are an anti-Pashtun project.
What we do know for sure is that all of the Prime Minister’s problems, and ours today, began with his departure to England at the age of 18. The set deals with rock and roll, drugs, the family system, divorce and so on. All of them were sought after by him during these years. It is futile to wait for him to change, because that will be Prime Minister Khan’s legacy even if others tell him to keep quiet and don’t say unverified things. You will then see how he is still the butt of memes.
The author is a Pakistani freelance journalist. His Twitter handle is @nailanayat. Opinions are personal.
(Edited by Srinjoy Dey)
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