NationalVOLUME 15 ISSUE # 15

Who is playing God?

When a senior anchor was shown on television with handcuffs a few months ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan was seen commenting that this was indeed wrong and the handcuffs should be removed immediately.

The very next day, the same anchor was shown prominently with his other hand in handcuffs. Somebody was making it clear that there was a power stronger than the Prime Minister of Pakistan, which could countermand the instructions of the Prime Minister.

And so it can be assumed that the nonperformance of Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to forces which are beyond even his control. It is becoming obvious that Imran Khan surely is not in control of the affairs of the country. The success of the sugar mafia, and the wheat crisis in creating sugar and wheat anomalies which have robbed the Imran government of its credibility are proof that there is a force working against Imran Khan and to subvert his government. While Imran Khan has been blamed for a series of U-turns, the reality lies in his inability to get his orders carried out and implemented.

It seems that someone is playing God and countermanding the instructions of the elected Prime Minister of the country. Imran Khan must stop, think and investigate who is playing this role in weakening his authority. We all know that Imran Khan is still the most popular leader of the country despite the poor performance of his government. However, it should be ascertained how and who is this figure seemingly more powerful than the elected Prime Minister succeeding in creating blockages to undermine the smooth running of the PTI government?

These actions of the supra-PM have proved him over 18 months to be more powerful than the Prime Minister of Pakistan. It is important now for Imran Khan to find the person who is creating these anomalies and hindering his agenda. We know that God does not play politics, so who is this person who is unelected, not in service, and can still wheel such incredible power that he can make decisions of the cabinet appear foolish and against the interest of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Prime Minister.

This God-like power is being exercised by someone so successfully that an elected Prime Minister is made to look inept and incompetent in the eyes of the public.

The Gullu Butts of Gawal Mandi were bragging that apart from the judiciary and the government, they have done a deal with Jabrayeel (Gabriel) himself and their supporters would find favours in the hereafter. The blunders of Imran’s government are proof that maybe the supra-PM is indeed a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) appointee!

The IMF, KGB, CIA, Mossad and RAW have no role in the blunders committed by Imran Khan’s government in Pakistan. These are deliberate creations by a collection of persons whose actions are directed by someone able to counter the powerful Prime Minister. It is obvious Imran Khan is being outmanoeuvred by someone more powerful than he.

Imran Khan should resign from his office until this person or persons are identified and removed. If Khan cannot succeed in his day-to-day running of the government and Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and Asif Zardari, and all people like them, can be held as shining examples of competence and good governance, then something is seriously wrong in Islamabad.

Imran Khan must call upon people, like his Interior Minister Ejaz Shah, to explain how even a smoothly running and credible organization, like the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), can screw up the drug case of former Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, where all of a sudden the evidence against him has been declared defective.

This along with the nonperformance of corruption references, filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Asif Zardari and all the other accused of looting the national wealth, are at a standstill. On the other hand, the poor public is desperately waiting for the return of the looted wealth. It was an election promise of the PTI. The Imran Khan government believes that Pakistani nationals with more than 152,500 offshore bank accounts could have stashed away $11 billion abroad. Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had claimed in the parliament that Pakistani nationals stashed a whopping $200 billion in Swiss accounts but never gave the source of his information. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party had promised to recover the money after coming to power. However, the government has failed to bring back the looted wealth stashed abroad. It seems that a powerful figure that is above the Prime Minister has successfully outmanoeuvred and outwitted Imran Khan and his government and has allowed these crooks to get away. God does not play politics.

Imran Khan should now search out each person responsible for it. To continue in the manner would be more of the same. In the interest of the country, Imran should expose this power. This would be his greatest service to Pakistan and himself.