Syed Ali Zia Jaffery |
The Panama Case has entered its decisive phase and by the looks of things, the Sharif family is on the crutches. In Thursday’s proceedings, the three-member bench showed bewilderment at the documents presented by Salman Akram Raja, and said that the public office holder may have to face consequences.
Khan has been castigated by the Sharif brigade. The loyalists religiously ensure that the vitriol against him never dies down.
Nawaz Sharif while addressing a public gathering not only vilified the JIT but questioned accountability and took Imran Khan to smithereens. The former cricket legend is now Sharif’s greatest opponent; worst nightmare and the man who galvanized moment for the Panama Case.
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Obsession with Khan
Khan has been castigated by the Sharif brigade. The loyalists religiously ensure that the vitriol against him never dies down.Maryam Aurangzeb , the minister for broadcasting said that the stands exonerated while Imran is a fugitive. She went on a tirade against Khan just like many of her colleagues.The best defense that the 37-year minister comes up with is bashing Khan. Journalists ask about money trial ; the henchmen answer with a thing or two against Khan. No matter how unreasonable it may sound, such is the norm in Pakistan.
The flamboyant minister, Abid Sher Ali appears in front of the media outside the Supreme Court building. He raises the tempo in tone and toner. While Maryam conducts herself with a degree of decency, Abid crosses the line. Since the past three days, the 44-year old is telling the world that Khan’s father launched the menace of corruption in Pakistan.
The very fact that Khan is deemed responsible for all of Sharif’s troubles depicts that he is a force to reckon with. Khan would gleefully take this accolade.
Abid was born a year after Khan made his debut for Pakistan. While Khan has the charm and the gift of the gab, Abid uses profanities galore which is rather unbecoming of a minister. But considering the performance of his portfolio, this is just a feather in a cap. Khan doesn’t respond to Abid, which the latter takes as an admission of Khan guilt. For those who know Khan will vouch that for him, the fiery minister is just one of the many lackeys who benefits from the Sharif empire.
Khan should thank them
The Nawaz league calls Imran a rejected leader, one who is no patch to the impregnable premier of Pakistan.Yet, the surge against Khan shows exactly the opposite. The very fact that Khan is deemed responsible for all of Sharif’s troubles depicts that he is a force to reckon with. Khan would gleefully take this accolade.
What the likes of Abid, Danyal and Talal say about Imran is the mileage which he needs. It is a political donation of sorts, which Imran accepts by leaving the ball outside his off-stump.
Khan should also thank these buddies and agents because they are hastening the fall of their leader. Who would not like an opponent falling down without much fuss?
The panic is conspicuous ; the junta is on its way out and Khan is the man of the moment. The pals have done for you Mr Khan.
For many, the toady division is vying for a rise up the ladder. The key to ascendancy is the prowess in denigrating who they call a “feeble and demented Khan”. If anything, their actions are indicative of two things. One that the mighty Sharif is on the crutches; two that Khan is the man responsible for all this.
If the author were to be Khan, he would have personally hailed the sidekicks for his resuscitating his somewhat dwindling popularity. The panic is conspicuous; the junta is on its way out and Khan is the man of the moment. The pals have done for you Mr Khan.
Syed Ali Zia Jaffery is a Research Analyst and Sub Editor at Global Village Space.He frequently writes on defense and strategic affairs. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village Space’s editorial policy.