FROM the discourse of the letter titled ‘Ebbing of the tsunami’ (Nov 8), one gets the impression that Imran Khan has single handedly failed the whole nation without even coming into power and assuming the responsibility of head of state. To label anyone a failure without a chance to perform is outside the realm of fairness. It is indeed true that millions of Pakistanis support and admire Imran Khan. The nation knows that he is a man of his word and has the least contradictory statements on issues.
The policies and programmes of the PTI are visionary. When Imran Khan says that elections will be held to elect the leaders of the PTI and no ticket will be distributed according to the whim of individuals, one is inclined to believe him.
The distinction between the old guard and the new ‘electables’ can be reduced by holding credible elections within the party. The disgruntled old guard is best advised to show their strength in the party elections and to push their agenda once they are in a position of strength. To enforce their point of view because of their seniority is a tactic which is counterproductive for the PTI and Pakistan.
The ‘electables’ and old guard, who are with PTI due to shared ideology, will always remain loyal regardless of rank, position or status. They may be leftovers but they are respected lawyers, retired judges, journalists, teachers, students, economists and managers.
Election within the PTI is an important factor. If the PTI holds fair and credible elections, bringing in leaders with character, morals and ethics, the popularity and success of the party will remain intact.
The Pakistani nation observes Imran Khan on national television and personality traits to be confused, cautious, overconfident and stubborn. Imran Khan has fought for the survival of the PTI for nearly 20 years without rescinding his principles and integrity. The Pakistani nation is discerning enough to follow his vision and leadership for a better future.
SALMAN A. BUGVI Lahore