Imran Khan on terrorism

Published: March 11, 2012

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan always makes it a point to criticise the US led-war against terrorism but he never utters a single word against terrorists. Some may think that this means that he does not consider the war on terror as our own war and that he is not opposed to the Taliban model of a theocratic state.

How will he reconcile his opposition to the war on terror with his silent support to Mullah Omar’s views and ideology? The glaring contradiction in Khan’s two mutually conflicting stands does not augur well for the future of PTI tsunami.

BA Malik

Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Falcon
    Mar 11, 2012 - 10:13PM

    Mr. Malik – I do know that IK and PTI in general are taking the least confrontational route to deal with sectarianism, but does that mean in anyway they are patronizing terrorism? As for your view that “he never utters a single word against terrorists” is an exaggeration since anybody who has ever visited PTI’s website insaf.pk knows that the party and IK always issue condemnation after any event of violence. Whether or not such things show up on popular media is a matter of how selective media business usually is in terms of picking different bits based on their business model. But as a whole, your position is akin to saying since I have never looked for a black swan, all swans must be white?

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  • Ali Syed
    Mar 11, 2012 - 11:59PM

    Very true Mr Malik. Even the very rare occasion on which Imran Khan does condemn an act of terrorism, he does so with justifications for the terrorists. He blamed Taseers murder on Drone attacks. He blamed the execution of Pakistani soldiers by the Taliban on WoT.

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  • Pakistani First
    Mar 12, 2012 - 5:49AM

    @Ali Syed:
    Bro I didnt see the esteemed PM and President even condemning those attacks. Recommend

  • Awais Ch
    Mar 13, 2012 - 12:14AM

    Its your own thinking he never said mullah umer is the ideal….

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