|Two-faced Imran Khan (by Habib Sulemani-1995)|
November 14, 2011
Imran Khan & ISI-gifted paradise in hell
The Terrorland Report
LATELY, some readers have asked why The Terrorland ignored the recent “political somersault” of former cricketer-turned-philanthropist-turned-politician, Imran Khan.
Well, it’s an understandable phenomenon!
Anyone, with a little bit understanding of the Pakistani military establishment's mindset and political tactics, knows the reason that Imran Khan, 59, is a puppet of the generals. So, instead of writing about the puppets (which the mainstream media is doing very well to please the military) why not talk about the puppet-players (generals)? And that is what The Terrorland Team has been doing since the beginning of this group blog.
Imran Khan is an ambitious and greedy poor soul with a lavish lifestyle! And this is the criteria for a political puppet in Pakistan. The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is happy for having such a puppet that is equally famous in- and outside Pakistan.
To be frank, the generals have made Mr. Khan their spy-bridge to the hearts of the liberal West and the conservative Islamic East! Being an excellent chameleon – like any member of the Pakistani ruling class especially in dealings with the West – Imran Khan is “Mr. Brown” in London and a clean-shaven “Mullah” in Islamabad.
The Cyber Age has exposed Imran Khan’s bigotry as he is a prolific contributor to the ISI-controlled electronic media in the country (sources say at a call from the ISI headquarters, Imran Khan, no matter in the bathroom or bed, starts defending the military's point of view in the media instantly. And now he reportedly says that he would not take dictations from the generals... Lols!).
“The huge Farmhouse of Imran Khan in Islamabad,” a source claims, “is actually an ISI-gifted paradise in a terror-hit and hell-like country. Mr. Khan can do anything to keep it, and is ready to pay any price for it!”
Besides this, sources say, Imran Khan and former ISI chief Lt-Gen. Hamid Gul have also been given huge lands in Skardu city of Gilgit-Baltistan “for their meritorious services in defending the military regime in the media”. There are many other similar claims as well.
In such a situation, Imran Khan is painted as an “angel” in the media although he is as “sinful” as President Asif Zardari, Shrif or Chaudhry brothers, or the almighty generals in command. “To represent Mr. Khan as an angel is, no doubt, a blasphemy,” says an analyst with a smile, “but who cares for such a critique in our militarized and Talibanized country where every religious decree is issued from the Headquarters of the ISI, and every political decision is made at the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Pakistan Army!”
Former prime ministers, Z.A. Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, were also the blue-eyed boys of the generals in their times—the future of Mr. Khan can't be different, some politicians fear. "In Pakistan democracy starts from the GHQ and even ends there!"
Anyway, journalist Habib Sulemani had exposed the hypocritical nature of Imran Khan in a four-page feature 16 years ago. It was published in the then Lahore-based Urdu monthly magazine, Sonia International, on January 1995. Mr. Sulemani didn't make his point of view with the help of words only but also made a caricature of the "two-faced hero" of Pakistan. It is being reproduced here:
Posted by The Terrorland at 12:02:00 AM