Islamabad, Born in Lahore, studying in Oxford, the captain of the Pakistan Cricket team winning the World Cup, 3 weddings, and Imran Khan, who is playing the playboy in the Indian subcontinent, is going to become the next PM of Pakistan? After the voting in Pakistan on July 25, the counting of votes is increasing as the situation of Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is getting stronger. How will India be like Imran’s PM in the name of ‘Taliban Khan’ between the moderate faction of Pakistan? Is India going to lose? Is it a matter of concern for India?
Such questions are now rising rapidly. What connections are there to Imran Khan and Taliban Khan, will come later. Meanwhile, a faction of the Pakistani media has started charging that a campaign has been started against him in India, seeing Imran’s strength. There is no doubt that Imran Khan has left behind Nawaz Sharif-led PML Nawaz. If you examine Imran’s speeches in electoral rallies, you can see the indication of what his attitude towards India is going to be.
Imran who speaks ‘India and Modi are lovely Nawaz’ is harmful to India?
Nawaz Sharif’s party accused Imran of trying to win the elections incorrectly with the army and the ISI. Just before voting for the election, Imran raised this issue and said that Nawaz Sharif is very soft against India. Imran provoked people by saying, ‘India and Modi are lovely but they hate our army. Now he is worried that if Imran comes to power, he will work for Pakistan.
Imran Khan had earlier told Nawaz Sharif that he is the language speaker of modern Mir Jafar. Imran has raised the issue of Kashmir in his entire campaign quite rigorously. India is said to be responsible for the violence in Kashmir. Even after the surgical strike of India, Imran has shown a sharp turn and said, “I will tell Nawaz Sharif how to answer Modi.” Now the way Imran has shown his stand to the Pakistani public against India, he is pointing out that his policy towards neighboring countries can be detrimental to India.
Army’s favorite Imran’s version of ‘Taliban Khan’
In Pakistan there is also a moderate party. Between this moderate faction, Imran Khan is also known by a different name for the past few years. This name is ‘Taliban Khan’ Indeed, because of supporting Pakistan’s fundamentalist factions, Imran has got this new name. This kind of politics of Imran is not new. Wali-ur-Rehman, commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in a US drone strike in 2013. At that time Imran was honored by the title of ‘Peace-proponent’.
This Taliban love of Imran has been popular in the past years, according to the report of the Guardian, his provincial coalition government in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provided $ 3 million to the Haqqani Madrasa in 2017. The Haqqani madrassa is called the backbone of the Taliban in a way. Other leaders, including former Taliban chief Mullah Omar, got education right from here. Imran is believed to be a favored Pakistani Army. In Pakistan’s politics, the army of this country has never been in favor of good relations with India.
In such a case, it is feared that if Imran comes to power, then fundamentalists will get a boost in Pakistan. These fundamentalists sit in anti-India activities in Pakistan. In such a situation, the fear of being strong is only dangerous for India. Unlike Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif has been in favor of negotiations with India. After Narendra Modi came to power in India, Nawaz Sharif was among the leaders who came to the swearing-in ceremony.
Similarly in 2015, Modi reached Pakistan suddenly during his visit to Afghanistan. There he met a Nawaz, which was not previously decided. Imran Khan, while commenting on this meeting, described the ‘conflict of interest’. However, Imran Khan also said that he welcomed the warmth in the relations between the two countries. In such a case, if Imran was crowned in Pakistan, then he could be expected among all the apprehensions that he would like to have the warmth of the relationship in 2015, he will also get lucky today and tomorrow too.