No, it does not start from Imran Khan, it starts from the Barack Obama, who is the current president of United States of America (USA). Once, very long time ago, I was listening to speech of Barack Obama, what I liked about his speech was, he not just made the promises, but made promises with supporting stats. About everything he was talking, he was giving the current stats for it, he had proper research done on issues and than was telling, in next year or so, I will improve this thing to this level, that too with stats. You know what I am talking about, the promises with proper stats and complete assessment of current situation of an issue.
Now, things are very different here in Pakistan. Politicians just make the promises, never give those supporting stats, neither they have idea of current situation. But that speech of Obama grabbed my attention to this matter at that time more than ever, I wished for our politicians to adopt that approach.
Back in those days, Imran Khan was not that popular as politician. So, one day I happened to listen his speech to a rally or may be it was a TV talk show, I do not remember much, but the point is, I noticed that day Imran Khan was also talking with supporting facts and figures. It was his first ever talk I was listening to, he was making the promises but in very sensible manner and was stating some facts about the country and was providing the solutions too.
Later on, as he started to talk about the change and putting the more attentions to People’s rights, I had decided to support him in next elections. So I did supported him in 2013 Pakistan General Elections with my vote.
Now just fast forwarding to now, his party is in power in KPK for about 3 years. They did achieved much, they have put attention to the health, they have put attention to depoliticizing the police and we have seen few small infrastructure projects. Also, they have come up with project that will result in Global cleaner environment, plantation of billion trees.
However, there is something missing. And the missing thing same key ingredient with which I have started this article in the first place. The ingredient of those stats which I once used to see in the speeches of Imran Khan. Nor Imran Khan neither the KPK (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak have lately been seen with those stats about things. I mean, telling the people anout situation of everything with current stats and than levels to which you will improve it in next year. This tells me that Imran Khan have lost his way, he is now more of a political player, who wants to bring the change but does not have all those supporting stats.
Its not just stats, KPK government promised to make a metro project in Peshawar and much much later they are seen asking the land from Pakistan Railways, not sure how they think they have right on that land. So criticizing the feds is one thing, but you got to prove you are better.
So I am rightfully forced to think that Imran Khan have lost his way, but seeing his track record, I have not lost all the hopes. I hope to see him do much more in coming years in KPK, I hope to see him talk with stats next time when he do talk in any public meeting. Finally, he needs to get his old way back to get my vote once again. That is talk with stats, set clear goals for next year, than talk with same stats on end of year and tell people how much have been achieved.
Its the last chance for KPK government to adopt these methods, as just 2 years are remaining. So, start now and you will have something to compare with on end of year. So must adopt this for last two years.
With all that said, currently no politician in the country make promises with people of Pakistan with supporting stats, they say “load shedding will be ended soon”, not with the exact solid exact current stats, not a solid deadline and finally no details of how they intend to do that. So I will bound to call such stat less promises the “lame” ones.
Pakistani Nation now deserves that politician does not make the lame promises with them. They deserve to know when their problems will be solved and how they will be solved. So that “HOW” can only be addressed with those supporting stats. So the Feds as well as all provinces need to adopt this approach. May Allah Bless Pakistan.