Social media has been abuzz about Imran Khan's recent interview to Hamid Mir, in which he made pretty explicit overtures to the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), saying he's been talking about the same things they have.

The main concession Khan seems willing to make for the movement is his decision not to field a PTI candidate against Ali Wazir (who belongs to the PTM and is contesting as an independent).

The gesture has been politely received by Ali Wazir (quoted here):

Some reactions have been ecstatically positive:

However, others, as expected, have been rabidly negative:

Let's hope sense prevails and something positive comes out of this increasingly onerous issue.