AN OPEN LETTER TO IMRAN KHAN

My brief political life spanning over four years has been dedicated to support the PTI cause. However, as an ordinary Pakistani citizen and an active ex PTI supporter, it is my right to look for sanity in all PTI politics, especially your decisions, movers and maneuvers.

After careful meditation the whole of my family decided to vote for you and support PTI in general elections held in May, 2013. Pakistan Peoples Party had successfully discredited itself during its period & PMLN was already famous for its links with the banned outfits in Pakistan. You promised the change, a New Pakistan and the end of all corruption in just 90 days; you became a ray of hope and logic to live positively. We believed whatever you promised and voted for PTI. A dream of New Pakistan brightened our vision.

Unfortunately, things did not go the way we expected. A massive rigging took place and PMLN plundered our mandate. Annoyed and frustrated, we waited for Tsunami march that was promised if anyone rigged elections. We came out of our homes and took to roads but you accepted the elections results and constituted a PTI government in KPK along with JI. Honoring your decision and strengthening your hands, we ended our protests.

Nonetheless, the KPK government’s performance failed to come up to the mark. You promised a change in the system of education, but what we saw in KPK students taking their examinations in open places under rain.

Your government in KPK decided to shut down 16 colleges for women. When asked, your govt came up with “low budget” excuse.

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The very next month PTI decided to give a grant of Rs300 million to Jamiat Ulema Islam (Sami’s) Madrassa Haqqania.

PTI defends funding to Madrassa Haqqania

I couldn’t sleep for weeks when I learnt the sad story of Aitizaz Hussain. While you were busy advocating the beasts of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, this 16 year old youth stood up for his fellow students, sacrificed his life and saved the school. You promised us merit but I am sorry, in KPK, Mr. Khattak awarded his relatives and totally ignored merit. You promised to educate the police but we saw them beating the poor IDP’s for protesting. You promised to end all the moral corruption, but I find your supporters and followers abusing anyone who disagrees to you. You promised equal health facilities for all but my fellow doctors had to protest for weeks in KPK to get their voices heard.

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I remember when Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri staged a sit-in for electoral reforms in Jan 2013, you refused to join him saying you did not want to harm the system. After participating in the general elections, accepting the results, forming a govt in KPK, you started striving to uproot the same system. Why? After spending a whole year in the system, suddenly you decided to march towards Islamabad in August 2014 and stole the slogan of revolution from your political cousin. The suddenness of the occurrence gave birth to rumors about some London Plan. Initially, you refused to have any meeting with Tahir-ul-Qadri, but, later, you confessed the meeting. What was there to conceal it and then to reveal it is a bit difficult to understand.

You promised to remain peaceful, not to harm the state but all what we see was unrest and tribulation. Your leadership could not pull crowds toward Islamabad during long march and your people ran away when they were attacked by the police. It was PAT who saved you on the night of August 31st, 2014 when all your supporters ran away after police started shelling. So the Plan A (sit-in) breathed the last when Tahir-ul-Qadri decided to depart Islamabad. Your plan B, to bring a huge number of people toward capital, also lacked strength, though the government did not create any hurdle in your way. Disappointing by the turnout, you announced your plan C, which came out to be nothing but “chaos”.

All what your people did, peacefully, in your previous attempts of “locking down” major cities of Pakistan has already given us an idea of what you are going to do in Islamabad this time.

We did not vote you to burn our country this way Mr. Khan.

Being a citizen of Pakistan and a medical student, I have got all the rights to ask you who gave you the right to stop me from going to my hospital/university and snatch my right of education from me? Who gave you the right to shut down the cities and directly affect the lives of billions of your own countrymen? Who gave you the right to stop the ambulances and kill patients? Who gave you the right to push my country towards a civil war and put the lives of my countrymen and your very own workers on stake?

Do you want me to believe that you are doing all this for the betterment of Pakistan? Are you shutting down to rebuild? You are killing the people to save them? Yes you may have forgotten Usman Mirza and Haq Nawaz but we haven’t. Sorry Mr. Khan I see it as mere lust of power. All what you want is to be the prime minister of Pakistan and that is the end all.

Had you been interested in the problems of common man, you would have done something for women empowerment instead of closing their colleges and depriving them from their basic right of education. Had you been interested in promoting education, you would have stood up for Aitizaz and Malala;but your KPK assembly, shamelessly, did not even pass the bill in favor of Malala and you stayed silent while TTP kept attacking schools. Had you been a champion of interfaith harmony you would have denounced the cowardly act by Taliban of demolishing and putting the churches and mosques on fire. Even APS attack was not a tragedy enough to make you speak against Taliban. Had you been that interested in providing health facilities to all, you would have taken a strong stance against those who attacked the polio teams and killed the lady health workers. Had you been an ambassador of peace, you would have supported the operation Zarb-e-Azb, but you have been criticizing it and kept sympathizing terrorists who butchered over 70 thousand innocents. Had you been worried for the killings, you wouldn’t have asked your workers to prevent the patients and ambulances and let them die on roads during your attempts of shutting down Lahore. Have you been struggling for women rights, you would have disowned those people who abuse and harass female journalists instead of justifying their acts by saying she was associated with Geo who was misreporting against PTI thus annoyed the abuser. You talk about bringing a positive change in the abusive political culture of Pakistan but you can’t even watch your own words during your speeches. You use the most ‘sharamnaak’ and unparliamentary language anyone can ever use against his political opponents. How does it make you any better than them?  If you really want to overthrow the corrupt system, why you just do not give up your seats in KPK assembly say good bye to this rotten system and fight for electoral reforms first?

I’m sorry Mr. Khan you have totally disappointed me. You talk about fighting the status quo while the worst examples of the same status quo, Jahangir Tareen and Shah Mehmood flank you on right and left. You live in a castle and talk about the poor and the needy? You fly in a private jet and talk about simplicity and ending VIP culture? Your every single statement contradicts with your lifestyle and then you want me to believe that you are Nelson Mandela?

Sorry Mr. Khan! Your politics is quite unacceptable to the people. You must know the shameful failure of your KPK government and the contradiction and never ending U-turns in your statements. You have to get rid of the status quo within your party. You should must choose your side and stop advocating criminals. You have to teach your followers some morals and ethics. Your politics of anarchy, unrest and chaos has already done enough damage to PTI’s cause. Please make us a New KPK instead of wasting everyone’s time and resources on these fruitless exercises. Please stop putting the lives of people on stake for this power hunger or you will force everyone to look for other alternatives.

A concerned citizen, who was once your supporter.

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