Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sympathy Votes!

Sympathy Votes!
How long Pakistan will survive on sympathy votes?
The recent sad incident of Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf chairperson Imran Khan, spread like fire on electronic and social media. He fell down from a lifter just few minutes before addressing one of his jalsa in Lahore and got injured.
Everyone irrespective of their political affiliation and differences showed their concern and prayed for a quick recovery of Imran Khan. Even those who are not supporting PTI were also worried and concerned about his health and recovery and prayed for his good health. 
He is good philanthropist and was a good cricketer too. Many people admire him as a social worker and are fan of his cricket, whether they agree with his politics or not.
President Asif Ali Zardari (PPP) and Nawaz Sharif chairperson (PMLN) called him and inquired about his health. Altaf Hussain chairman (MQM) cancelled his ongoing jalsa. Ex-CM Punjab Shahbaz Sahrif (PMLN) gave him a personal visit at SKMT and inquired about his health; both greeted each other with kind words.

What were their intentions, we don’t know, so let’s just don’t get into it leave the matters of intentions to Almighty. But apparently this gesture is highly appreciated. All this reveal another part of our society which I can proudly say is still “human”.

But having said that, turning or making this sad incident a part of PTI’s political campaign is something not appreciated at all. Repeatedly showing Imran’s few minutes interview from operation theatre and emotionally traumatizing people to vote for PTI at least now, is something I was not expecting from PTI.
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Imran Khan should give clear instructions to PTI’s election campaign cell not to politicize this matter. We have the ability to win without sympathy. That would be highly appreciated. But sadly PTI too is doing the same thing of which PPP is expert i.e. sympathy votes.
Mariam Khan