Imran Khan's Lahore Rally
04 November, 2011
No doubt it's too early to say that Imran Khan has changed the political mind set of Pakistan people, however Khan's strong political combat at Lahore Iqbal park's public meeting has not only astonished many of Pakistan's old politicians but also treated as major breakthrough in Pakistan's recent politics.
It is fact that Imran was not taken seriously by Pakistan political ruling class, even not treated as threat to existing political system. However his public meeting at strong hold of PML-N, where he managed successfully the show of public power, the well charged and educated crowd, especially the modern class, comprising women and middle to high class family's participation that never attended any such public meeting before was strong enough to streamline Imran's PTI in main politics of Pakistan.
Adding fuel to fire the leading Pakistan pop singers, Shahzad Roy and Strings joined PTI's rally and performed on rally with their national and revolutionary songs, whereas many famous media anchor person were also on stage as observers.
In his meeting other then criticizing the ruling class, Imran also covered briefly PTI's domestic and foreign political agenda. For domestic politics Imran warned Pakistan politician (especially ruling class) to declare their assets or ready for civil disobedience movement. In foreign politics Imran asked India to withdraw forces from Kashmir, and to American to stop drone attacks on Pakistan. He further said that he would help America for graceful withdrawal from Afghanistan.
On one hand we see it as Khan's great success, however on other hand still many people especially old politicians and political intellects consider it as an illusion and still consider PTI as week political party of Pakistan having only Imran as sole leader and criticize that there is no 2nd and 3rd level leadership in party hence suggesting Imran to struggle further for another 15 years to make his PTI as main party which can impact on electoral results.
So keeping in view both side views
1:- Do you think Imran Khan in general and PTI in specific as third big political party in next elections and do you think Imran as real threat to current ruling class (PPP and PML-N)?
2:- Knowing the fact that PTI is now popular in two provinces Punjab and KPA, how many national and provincial seats PTI can concede in next elections?
3:- Keeping in view Imran strong opinion against American's war on terror and his friendship with Jamati-Islami Paksitan leadership, do you think Imran as threat to western Interests?
4:- As Imran's PTI is still considered as week and one man party. In your opinion what steps should PTI take to keep its political party strong and keep this momentum going?