Crevice in PTI
IT is ironical that whenever PTI leader Imran Khan is under pres sure from within the party, he resorts to undue and uncalled for Government-bashing, apparently in a bid to divert attention from internal crevice in the party that is threatening its popularity and also prospects for future to emerge as ruling party. Reports appeared on Sunday that five MNAs of PTI have rebelled against KPK Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak alleging that he was involved in corruption and conspiracies against Imran and was also hindering the much-trumpeted but unrealized changed.
Of course, it is an internal issue for PTI to sort out but the chargesheet of the dissidents deserves due consideration by the party leadership as it also echoed concerns often expressed by different segments of the society and especially people of KPK. Imran Khan is vowing not to sit idle till 2018 and would continue to drum up Panama issue but strangely enough instead of taking action against corruption and corrupt practices he preferred to dismiss accountability chief of the Province. And now the issue has been highlighted by five PTI MNAs who allege official funds are grossly being misused. Similarly, Imran Khan is promising change to people of Pakistan but how and why should they believe him when he has miserably failed to demonstrate any worthwhile change in KPK where his party is in power for three years. PTI is losing credibility and this was evident from its defeat in by-elections in Peshawar but unfortunately its leadership is unwilling to see writing on the wall. PTI announced its internal elections a few weeks back but the plan had to be revoked because of strong rifts among influential and top ranking leaders of the party and IK had to take refuge behind ‘agitation’ against the Government to camouflage his internal weaknesses. This ostrichlike approach would not work and instead inflict more harm on the party in months to come. Therefore, instead of wasting his energies on destabilizing the Federal Government, Khan should better focus on party affairs and governance issues in KPK as fate of the party hinges on these two most crucial challenges.