The great Khan
ASMA HUSSAIN MORIO A person who does not contribute his part in appeasing cries of his other fellow men, is eventually forgotten, soon after his death. This contribution can be in the form establishing a school or university, hospital or dispensaries, running an orphanage or an NGO or even by writing down a good literary work. Opening of Shaukat Khannam Cancer hospital Peshawar is indeed a commendable work by Chairman of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf, Imran khan.
In the circumstances where health care is a far away dream in Pakistan, where poor man is diagnosed and treated as per the whims and fancies of the pharmaceutical companies, which control the health sector by winning over the doctors and medical professionals by gifting high end cars, immense assets and foreign trips. In these circumstances where healthcare has become a money making commercial activity, opening up a state of the art hospital to serve the ailing humanity is really a commendable act.
If we visualise Imran Khan’s efforts impartially then it can be said that he is the one who is really doing his best to lesson the worries of the people. Shaukat khannam memorial and cancer hospital Lahore was inaugurated in 1994 and since then it has become the most credible and resilient charities in Pakistan. This hospital has become a centre of excellence that provides best health care free of cost to thousands of indigent patients. This hospital is a charitable institution so is funded by friends and well-wishers both inside and outside Pakistan.
Before the completion of Peshawar, Imran Khan requested the people to donate money. It is worth mentioning and appreciating that many television channels and anchors aired programmes in which people were urged to put their share in this great mission. His determination to make his dream come true must be appreciated by people of all strata. Apart from politics such works must be done and encouraged. Our all other leaders must go beyond their political, social and religious differences and must contribute their part in shaping the destiny of our country and its inhabitants. What are Imran Khan’s motives behind establishing Shukat Khannam Cancer Hospital?
Had he opted to remain in touch with cricket, he could have definitely earned much more; all commentators, couches and administration of ICC must be following him but he preferred to quit it and engage in a most desired social survive for the cause of humanity. Had he accepted the offer of Jmaima and opted to stay with her in London to look after her business, he would have been among the richest people of England. But he abandoned all luxries and preferred to stay in Pakistan. His most valuable assets are his sons who are living in London and there seems to be hardly any chance that they would come here and settle in Pakistan, but Imran Khan made a big sacrifice of all her family comforts and engaged himself in the service of nation and the country.
He is fighting against corrupt politicians and the political system. He is 64 years old, even then he is struggling and fighting; for whom he is doing all these things? He is determined to change this so called democratic system; for whom? Only for his people! Let Imran Khan be the one who picks the thorns from the road of social reforms. No doubt he is the Great Khan. —Larkana, Sindh