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What is your opinion on the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan?

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In a Nutshell: Imran Khan is the prime example of political and intellectual slavery to the West.

On 16 August 2021, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Single National Curriculum in Islamabad. He spoke about how cultural imposition being tantamount to ‘mental slavery,’ saying Afghans had “broken the shackles of slavery.” His comments came as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan:

“When you acquire English medium education, you adopt the entire culture and it’s a major loss because you become slave to that particular culture.”

Since his retirement from international cricket back in 1992, and particularly since he joined politics in 1996, Imran Khan has been presenting himself as an enlightened individual, who understands Western culture, but is not besotted or overawed by it, so does not consider his people as inferior to Westerners. As part of his harsh criticism of Pakistan's Westernised elites:

  • He criticised the establishment of the NATO supply-line in Pakistan and supported the Afghan Taliban saying their cause was a just cause.
  • He asserted he would bring Pakistan out of the alliance with the US, instead pursuing an independent foreign policy.
  • He condemned Nawaz Sharif for his closeness to Modi and as a traitor to the Kashmir cause.
  • He warned of the grave dangers of the IMF and World Bank to Pakistan's economy.
  • He claimed he would make Pakistan a state like Medinah when it was founded by the Messenger (saw).

So, he portrayed himself as one who was heavily exposed to Western education and deeply immersed within the atmosphere of the Western elite, but wholly unaffected by it, remaining Eastern and loyal to his people.

However, when he became Prime Minister of Pakistan, he turned his back on all that he stated previously.

  • He deepened Pakistan's alliance with the US, facilitated talks with the Taliban to secure US influence after withdrawal and maintains the air and ground supply lines to date.
  • Upon US instructions, he restrained the Pakistan Army when Modi forcibly annexed Occupied Kashmir in August 2019, even going so far as to declare anyone crossing the line of control for Jihad as a traitor.
  • Instead of liberating Occupied Kashmir by war, as what happened with Azad (Liberated) Kashmir, he referred the Kashmir cause to the international order and its guardian the UN, which had adversely intervened in 1948 to prevent the liberation of Occupied Kashmir in the first place.
  • As for the IMF and World Bank, Imran Khan has destroyed the economy by following their every order.
  • As for Islam, he has ignored calls to expel the French ambassador after Macron backed assault on the honor of the Messenger of Allah (saw) and has given the liberals a free hand to pollute the society with their corruption.

Imran Khan has been acting exactly according to the intellectual hold of his Western culture and the dominating political influence the Western elite has over him. He has certainly not broken the shackles of slavery of the West.

As for now, after the fall of Kabul, the US has become a
laughing stock on the world stage and so her agents, including Imran Khan, are trying to save face. So his saying that Afghans had “broken the shackles of slavery” is just to cover his regime's shear embarrassment in front of the Muslims of Pakistan, as they rejoice at the defeat of the US in Afghanistan. Indeed, he himself is the prime example of political and intellectual slavery to the West.

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