By Fayyaz Butt
(Pak Destiny) Two persons can never change their opinion – one who is dead and the other who is foolish – think a little deep and you may not differ with this point.
Are the critics very much sure that Imran is not a ‘foolish’ for his habit of taking U-turns on several issues? . Surely, Khan has the full right to change his opinion on any matter at any point of time considering the situation at hand. But it obvious that frequent changes of opinion or so-called U-turns reflects very bad on any leader.
Now, just think about a situation where he comes into the position he is today and building up hi strategy for 2018 election. Let’s see what course of action he adopts.
He may compromise with the existing norms of politics which he did not before 2013 election. He opened his party’s gate for all old political players who have a reputation of winning election as they have their personal vote bank.
Khan seems to have the courage to introduce something new. He has the power to make any decision which he thinks fit even, everyone under any circumstances. Khan has the option of saying, “sorry ladies and gentlemen – you are my valuable partners and I appreciate your hard work to get PTI into power. But on the larger benefit of Pakistan, I decide to make a team with some new faces, fresh brains etc. You people shall remain my valuable partners as you were. I want to see you as non-active partner for the public. I always keep you in consultancy in due course.”
Khan can choose a team with a combination of young and experience players (not tested yet or may have a good reputation), energetic players’ altogether new but expert in their departments.
An outcome of this U-turn may reflect the real face of some of his old allies. They may become his enemies. In the result of this move, he has two classes of enemies – old and new. Do remember, that these two groups have same enemy, so they must have become friends now. Many predicting the ‘new arrival’ may hijack PTI.
It appears that Khan may have no option but to fight against economic, social, political and other related problems of Pakistan along with the people among from this public. Taking tainted politicians of other parties is a U-turn is for for the sake of Pakistan what the PTI lovers describe it. – Pak Destiny