Since his ouster from power in a US-dictated and army engineered coup, Imran Khan has attracted millions of people to his rallies. He demands transparent elections but that won’t solve Pakistan’s problems. It needs a revolution.
Pakistan’s political crisis has led to a deep economic paralysis of the country. It is being pushed into default. For personal ambition and power, people are literally destroying the country. The only solution lies in changing the entire system that is thoroughly corrupt and has not served the interests of the people since Pakistan came into existence.
Despite his ouster from power, former prime minister Imran Khan continues to attract very large numbers of people to his rallies that support his call for true independence, free from American interference and the corrupt practices of various mafias in Pakistan.
Politics is a dirty game but in Pakistan, politicians are in a class of their own. With no ideological commitment, they are in politics to make money and are willing to sell themselves for a shoulder of mutton. This is what is underway at present in an attempt to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan.
There is great potential to boost Pakistan-Turkey trade. The two-day visit of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan to Pakistan will help boost trade and other relations. Islamic Iran, too, must be brought into the equation.
Last month, India and Pakistan came to the brink of full-blown war. At the root lies the unresolved issue of Kashmir. Unless this long-festering problem is resolved according to the wishes of the people of Kashmir, the risk of war remains.
Serious efforts are underway to push Pakistan to recognize the Zionist state of Israel. This is a trap Pakistan must resist
Shunned by the rest of the world in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Muhammad bin Salman was embraced and feted by the Pakistanis. This may turn out to be a costly mistake for Pakistan.
Following a recent visit to Pakistan, the ICIT director shares his observations about a country striving for change but remains mired in old habits.