Dear Imran Khan, your inconsistent stance on your personal life is confusing

Published: November 6, 2015
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Dear Imran Khan,

Let me start by offering my sincerest sympathies on the tragic end of your relationship with Reham Khan. I have, since I was a boy, held admiration for your achievements, and have read all books written by you, and therefore know how dearly you hold the institution of marriage, and how earnestly you wish for such a partnership to succeed. I also realise that you were hurt by the sad end of your first marriage, and must have entered your second one with every intention for it to succeed.

These things considered; the differences between you and Reham must have been vast and irreconcilable for the two of you to end the partnership only after ten months.

It is understandable for you to seek privacy so as to find the space to grieve and heal from this heartbreak, yet the way you recently tore down a journalist for inquiring about your marriage was disconcerting.

Do politicians have a right to privacy? Yes, well, of course they do, unless their private lives reflect poorly on their ability to perform public duties.

Let’s take for example your many jibes on the current Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, whom you have called out time and again publically for unscrupulous business practices. Sharif would not be able to realistically ask for privacy on his personal business decisions since those choices speak ill of him as a leader.

Likewise, a reporter has every right to question you on why your marriage ended so swiftly, as it speaks poorly of your decision making, especially in light of the disturbing rumours surrounding the demise of your second marriage. Normally, one wouldn’t pay heed to such gossip, except it comes from the same source, journalist Arif Nizami, who has been proven to be accurate twice so far on your affairs.

Although many of the allegations such as domestic abuse, financial payoffs, and slow poisoning come across as ludicrous, they are serious enough for any reporter to want to investigate further, as it involves you, a powerful political leader. Your party has claimed that these allegations are false, but your track record makes it difficult to separate fact from fiction.

This brings me to your repeated appeals for privacy. It pains me to say this Mr Khan, but over the years you have used ‘privacy’ as a cover, though only when it suits you.

Let’s look at this interview of you from when you were at the age of 38. Here, you invite a British reporter to your home to discuss your love life. As the reporter asks you about one girlfriend after another, you chuckle with the glee of a schoolboy, only stopping him to mention that these women are now married.

Mr Khan, clearly, you felt no need for privacy then, not for yourself, not for the happily married women you were discussing. I wonder how they or their spouses felt to see an ex-boyfriend discuss them like mere conquests.

Roles reversed, would you have found it pleasant to see your spouse’s former lover discussing her on television with such juvenile mirth? Is privacy only of value to you when it shields your own life?

The most cringe worthy quote of yours came towards the end,

“There was one particular girl my mother used to like a lot. She was my sister’s friend. My younger sister’s friend. Whenever she used to visit my younger sister, my mother always said, ‘have a look at her and tell me if you find her attractive’.”

Not respecting her privacy, were we, Mr Khan?

This interview bothers me because when a Pakistani reporter asks you questions about your recently concluded relationship, you disgrace him publically, yet when a British reporter inquired about your conquests, you were more than eager to entertain him. Is this not a double standard?

But your track record on privacy has always been inconsistent.

Take for example the case of your alleged daughter, Tyrian. Any discussion on her has been repeatedly shot down by you and people from your camp with claims that it is a private matter.

As I now realise, this may simply have been a clever way to shield your public image.

Let’s look at the facts. Millionairess Sita White claimed that you fathered a daughter with her named Tyrian.

When you let her down, White went public,

“I am only here because I have been publically challenged by Imran Khan’s statements to the press, which appear to allege that he is not the father of my daughter, and that I should go to the courts to prove he is not the father. This entire situation is deeply painful and sadly disappointing for me. Since my child’s birth four and a half years ago, my past conversations with Imran allowed me to trust his words that in time he would personally acknowledge to our daughter who her biological father is, and why he couldn’t be in personal contact with her all of these years. I have never asked for anything from Imran. Now, I ask only for the truth and the rights of my daughter, which she is entitled to enjoy.”

White never saw you publically acknowledge Tyrian, and in 2004 died of a heart attack.

But before she passed away, she took you to court in the United States. She did not demand any money, only recognition for her daughter. If you were innocent, why did you not show up for a paternity test?

After you failed to provide a simple blood sample, the court ruled that you are Tyrian’s father.

Shockingly, your defense team tried to make White seem like she had been manipulated,

“We believe the complaint, as originally filed, was ill-motivated. We believe the mother may have been the unwitting tool of my client’s opponents.”

On the other hand, White’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, was very clear,

“White got pregnant and Khan told her he hoped it was a boy. When he learnt the baby would be a girl, Khan expressed disappointment and said the child would not be able to play cricket. He urged White to have an abortion, but she refused.”

All White wanted, according to Allred, was justice for her child,

“We did not request child support. We hope that, one day, he will open his heart to his little daughter and give her the love, respect and support every little girl deserves.”

Mr Khan, your own writing partner, biographer Ivo Tennant was convinced of the truth,

“In May 2004, one of those old girlfriends, the millionairess Sita White, died suddenly of a heart attack. Her daughter Tyrian was proven to be Imran Khan’s child in 1997. Imran denied he had fathered the little girl until a legal suit proved otherwise. He did not meet Tyrian until she was six-years-old.”

Meanwhile, according to your favourite channel ARY, your sons took pictures with Tyrian. These pictures were found floating on Twitter.

Here is another picture of her with your ex-wife, Jemima.

Today, Mr Khan, during interviews you do not deny fathering Tyrian. You hypothetically state that if you made a mistake in your past, it doesn’t harm anyone in the public, and should not be explored by journalists as it is a private matter.

This, sir, is fair enough. For all we know, you privately give Tyrian the love and validation she deserves now.

But where I disagree with you is that it is a private matter which doesn’t affect the public. Does Pakistan not deserve to know if a leader preaching hardline Islamic values acted differently in his own private life?

If Tyrian is truly your daughter, then Sita White was mistreated, for which there is no justification. If she was made out to be a liar so you could protect your political career, then it is very shameful indeed.

You claim to be a born again Muslim, and a changed man. To maintain this image, you only allow the public to consume your religious persona, even though it contrasts sharply with your private life. Granted, Pakistani media often crosses the line, but do reporters not have a right to ask questions of a man caught sidestepping the truth with such regularity? Our worst fear is that you are once again trying to bury your flaws under the guise of privacy.

Who are you really, Mr Khan? If you want to lead us, then we deserve to know.

Noman Ansari

Noman Ansari

The author is the editor-in-chief of IGN Pakistan, and has been reviewing films and writing opinion pieces for The Express Tribune as well as Dawn for five years. He tweets as @Pugnate (twitter.com/Pugnate)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Ch. Allah Daad

    Very well written article. Thankfully Imran did not raise his sons, otherwise they would have become like him. Salute to Jemima and her sons.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    There’s a famous saying in Hindi/Urdu – “Sau choohe kha ke billi haj ko chali.”
    This line was coined for people like Imran.
    He wants people to believe in his born again Muslim avatar but I don’t think everyone’s stupid to fall for it. People surely understand these are tactics to earn votes right?Recommend

  • SAIF

    what a kardashian sort of a trash of an article..what a trash! dude, get a life somewhere and get out of your justin bieber-ical scale of judging things…Recommend

  • faheem shah

    when ever I see imran khan it reminds me this add, NICE HAIR THOUGH.

    https://youtu.be/zWSK3tnBLq8?t=20Recommend

  • mjkhan

    This article would hold weight if I.K. was spreading corruption like others. Let him say whatever he wants to say about his personal life. We’re only concerned with whether he’s politically clean or not, whether he’s pocketing the taxpayers money or not. Thank God, he isn’t. He’s doing his job right.Recommend

  • Spyrogyra

    Yeah right. Just because these guys are journalists they can go around exploiting and provoking people and their noses into private matters. Sorry, this isn’t investigative journalism. It isn’t even freedom of speech. Let private matters be private, especially when the parties involved want to keep it so. I am not a Khan fan but as far as I am concerned he was milder than he should’ve been with the reporter.

    Usually you talk sense. Tripped this time buddy. Oh well, there is always a first time. Recommend

  • Parvez

    You ask ” Who are you really, Mr. Khan ? ” ………years ago when my children were still young I heard them use a word which I think describes Mr.Khan aptly. Mr Khan is a political doofus.Recommend

  • Spock

    IK needs to ask himself that what he wants for his personal life and what he needs to accomplish in is professional life.

    He is against the time in both the fronts. Better to go in with full heart and honesty or else he will be remembered as a failure in both.Recommend

  • UzairH

    A superbly researched piece Noman, and you wrote it without showing any disrespect or making any assumptions.

    I have to say that personally I feel any man who denies his own child is not truly a man. I simply can not respect such a person. And to show prejudice because the fetus is a girl is intolerably chauvinistic and betrays Imran Khan’s tribal mindset.Recommend

  • Zaman

    Imran Khan is a living legend. This article will NEVER change that fact. Why don’t you write about his cricketing skills and accomplishments? Why don’t you write about the cancer hospitals ? Or Namal college? These are the things he has done for Pakistan. Imran Khan can have a million girl friends and still it’s nobody’s business but his. He can have a million wives and the matter is still it’s his business. What you fail to realise is that people evolve and change. People you see praying and preaching in their old age – Imran is in elderly age – were never saints when they were younger. Go and ask any elderly man what he was like when he was younger. Imran Khan zindabad !!!Recommend

  • Alice

    Ik, what you need is a good spin doctor!!!! And a good holiday!!!!! Jemima truly loved you and a woman of such class and integrity is yet to be found!!! Build a strong support structure around you and focus on your goals- that RK woman will be forgotten like no one else. Rise above this!!! Recommend

  • sterry

    A well reasoned article that shows the complicated story of Imran Khan. Now more than anything, I know that he is not fit to lead Pakistan. His personality and stubborn nature are both turn offs but his past behavior does not augur well for someone who is always talking about corruption. Corruption in his personal behavior and sense of decency is very sad. He is the first to throw dirt on others and now I understand why; He has a lot of dirt on himself. And sorry the ” its my personal life” nonsense does not fly when you want to be the leader of any country.Recommend

  • vinsin

    Sita White was treated like a slave. Worst part is Imran wanted to abort the female child.Recommend

  • Rd px

    Its a biased article. Yes Imran had a wild youth but so what? He was a celebrity and thats how it is. He is still entitled to his privacy. And he is no longer a youth. There is nothing cringeworthy about the fact that his mother liked a girl. All mothers like a girl for their sons. He isn’t mentioning the girl’s name or any affair with her. The only pertinent point in the article is that a man who has seen so much of life in the West and happily enjoyed it should not be so hardline now.Recommend

  • farhan

    Spot on ansari. imran khan has shown us that he suffers from personality disorder.Recommend

  • Carbon Khan

    BTW Who are you Pundit ?Recommend

  • Farhan Shahid Khan

    Lolz. Just a lame article. I think one day writer will be ashamed to read it again and his lame arguments Recommend

  • Fawad Ali Shah

    I completely disagree. To begin with, when did imran khan preach hard core islamic values? He talks about justice, honesty and empathy towards other humans. He talks about humanity and it is common in all religions. Going through a bad marriage has nothing to do with his public life. Jinnah was unofficially seperated from rutan bai long before she died. You can ask as many questions as you want regarding his public dealing, but kindly refrain making useless comments on what he does in his room.Recommend

  • Frank Mossman

    Love is blind. There’s neither logic nor science behind it. Reham is a beautiful woman. Is it really so hard to for you to understand why any man would see her as a desirable wife ? Did you think that Mr Khan is a incapable of error, incapable of love, incapable of being human ?Recommend

  • ABas

    Mr. Noman Ansari, in words of our parlimentarians: thori sharam hoti hai, thori haya hoti haiRecommend

  • ImranK

    It is redicilous how pti supporters flat out refuse to accept the reality which is self evident. There is definitely something wrong with Imran which only his opponents could clearly see. One more fact which contradicts his claim of private life is when he let the press take pictures of him offering namaz and not only once but numerous times make it look like as if he want the Press to highlight his personal life which includes his religion. I fail to understand that why our elite is so hypocrite. I admire Jemima for taking care of his daughter which he has so far fail to accept because that would be last day of his politics. He wants to change the system, fine, but please stop fooling the nation. Recommend

  • Free

    A. He is not Jinnah
    B. He is no saint
    C. What he does in the room does matter because that shows the level of hypocrisy in a person and show how incompetent that person is.

    Please stop defending Imran and please grow upRecommend

  • Free

    Keep fooling yourselfRecommend

  • Free

    Lol! So you are saying a person who is morally corrupt is acceptable so long as he is not financially corrupt. Either you are blind or brainlessRecommend

  • Parvez

    Ha, ha ….I should have thought of the ‘ sau choohe kha ke…….’ brilliant.Recommend

  • Ali

    Lol.. Again below the waist punches, you Pakistanis are good at these, how do you compare the two, one is portrayed as maniac predator and other a corrupt Mafia king, whos corrupt polices have brought the nation on to its knees and millions of Pakistanis below poverty line. Recommend

  • wb

    Imran Khan is an over-hyped piece of mediocrity. He maybe a great cricketer. But as a human being, he’s pathetic at best. As a politician, he’s a non-entity if not for the support of the authorities.Recommend

  • Zaman

    Fooling myself??? World Cup 1992 Imran brought to Pakistan FACT. Cancer hospital Fact. Namal college Fact. Imran has had lots of girls friends Fact. his business Fact. You cannot counter my comments so you write – keep fooling yourself. Doesn’t even make sense. You can’t deny these facts. Nearly all of Pakistan loves Imran Khan. They know he is an honest man. They also know he has weaknesses. Imran Khan the best cricketer Pakistan has ever produced Fact. Recommend

  • Zaman

    I agree with you brother.
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  • Zaman

    This writer clearly has it in for the legend Imran Khan. The pride of Pakistan. The one guy who whole of Pakistan is proud of.
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  • Zaman

    I agree with you whole heartedly. Recommend

  • Zaman

    The whole of Pakistan wants to have sons as their off spring. Those denying it are lying. So you can’t respect the whole of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Zaman

    I’ll tell you who Imran Khan is. champion cricketer who took on the most fearsome side the West Indies and came out on top. He brought the World Cup home when his shoulder was coming off his body. Batting like a lion in the final. He is the guy who made a cancer hospital for the poor in Pakistan. He is the guy who made the Namal college for the underprivileged. He is the guy who is the most famous celebrity of Pakistan. What have players like Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad and Waqar Younis etc done for Pakistan ? Except fill their own pockets with money. Now if he ever became the leader of Pakistan what would he achieve? I think this question doesn’t need answering as he has already contributed so much for Pakistan. The guy would make Pakistan in the most advanced country in the world. The guy has vision, passion for Pakistan, commitment to hard work and above all he is not a corrupt politician like the rest of them. When I was younger, my heart used to beat like mad when I used see Imran running in to bowl against the likes of India, West Indies and England. My heart was beating and saying “That guy and me were born on the same soil – when I grow up I want to be like him”. And every teenage boy in Pakistan was thinking the same. I rest my case.Recommend

  • Zaman

    No – he is still a hero, with faults. He is still a champion with faults. He is still a legend with faults. Look at the Jinnah. the founder of Pakistan. Did he not have any faults. Yet he is still thought of the quad e Azam. I rest my case.Recommend

  • SRK

    Zaman, are you one of his friends ? Good to see loyalty!Recommend

  • Alter Ego

    Hitler was a great orator.Why dont you speak about that instead of his numerous crimes.
    Modi story is an inspirational, from rags to riches story.Why dont you forget his extremist views regarding muslims.
    Genghis Khan was a fine general who united many warring tribes.Why dont you forget his raping and plundering.

    Talk some sense into your comments.Recommend

  • Alter Ego

    Your ignorance is astounding.
    Fathers mostly want sons, doesnt mean they force their wives to abort girls.
    Again talk some sense into your comments.Recommend

  • Alter Ego

    Why lame,all the facts are supported by evidence.
    If IK cant respect the privacy of others wives then why his privacy is to be respected.
    I dont have to remind you the language he and his “young braves” used for women in his dharna and numerous talk shows.
    You reap what you sow.Recommend

  • Ameer

    “Does Pakistan not deserve to know if a leader preaching hardline Islamic values acted differently in his own private life?”

    Mr. Ansari, which “hardline Islamic values” are you referring to? Schools, Hospitals, Speaking against Conflicts of Interest, Free and Fair Elections, Working against Dynastic Politics (even at the expense of his own marraige!).

    This article is nothing but a total and shameful invasion of someone’s privacy.

    That you are educated, is now a mere label.

    If I take my coat off in public, that does not give you the right to try and take my shirt off.Recommend

  • Ameer

    “Does Pakistan not deserve to know if a leader preaching hardline Islamic values acted differently in his own private life?”

    Mr. Ansari, which “hardline Islamic values” are you referring to? Schools, Hospitals, Speaking against Conflicts of Interest, Free and Fair Elections, Working against Dynastic Politics (even at the expense of his own marraige!).

    This article is nothing but a total and shameful invasion of someone’s privacy.

    That you are educated, is now a mere label.

    If I take my coat off in public, that does not give you the right to try and take my shirt off.Recommend

  • Ameer

    You do know that Jinnah severed ties with his daughter too.Recommend

  • Ameer

    A. You did not answer the question.
    B. Stop peeping into people’s bedrooms, its creepy.Recommend

  • Ameer

    Morally corrupt = Personal Matter.
    Financially corrupt = Public Matter.

    Either get your priorities straight or get used to being the laughing stock of the world.Recommend

  • Ahmed

    divorce happens when couple fails to maintain a marriage. this has nothing to do with politics. jinnah & nelson were also divorced. there leadership had nothing to do with their personal livesRecommend

  • Humza

    Can’t you see that all humans have faults – more than usual in Imran Khan. Hero or people worship never helps a society progress. Imran Khan remains a great philanthropist, great cricketer and he did a lot for sporting and the nation’s image when he was young. Unfortunately, his three minutes of fame are up and we are now left with all of his negative deeds. All of Pakistan respects his many good deeds (cancer hospital, Namal College etc) but all of Pakistan is also shocked by the depth of depravity in his personal life – especially denying his own child. The only one who is a hero in my eyes in Jemima Goldsmith who continues to support their kids, Imran’s daughter from Sita White and even a confused Imran Khan too. There is a reason why the majority of Pakistanis DID NOT vote for PTI and Imran Khan. Who says democracy doesn’t work in Pakistan!Recommend

  • fars

    Whether he’s a good Muslim or not, that’s none of our business. Let religion Stay between a person and his God. Who the hell are we to judge a person based on the Islamic values he holds. He never judged anybody else on their Islamic values.
    And YES he reserves the right to talk about what he wants and what he doesn’t want to talk about. Its his personal life. He just got divorced. Its painful. So, instead of commenting on others personal life, just go and think what if somebody talks like this about your personal life? i’m sure you would show a harsher reaction compared to IKs reaction. what if the media puts songs in the background and this time it’s not IK it’s you? And just btw not a political supporter of IK.Recommend

  • farah

    choosing Imran Khan’s personal life and somehow connecting it with politics/ capacity to lead or not,only shows how immature the writer is!!Recommend

  • Gohar

    this is one sided picture… there is a lot of other characters related with Imran khan personality.. he is a man of struggle.. he is not corrupt.. he is brave and determined.. we should compromise on his some personal faults…Recommend

  • tayyab

    No bachay,majority of Pakistanis hate him and thats the dilema of pti supporters that one who opposes khan is anti Pakistan and mr khan is next to the strature of an angelRecommend

  • Parvez

    Its his political acumen that is in question not his honesty or his cricketing ability or his feats of philanthropy.Recommend

  • Kasturi K

    One thing that has always boggled me, why is Imran always bowled out by foreigners? Isn’t any desi larki not upto his standards? Then in that case what are his standards? Isn’t it a contradiction that he is all the time enamoured by non Pakistani ladies (Reham is British national) which has never worked out for him, so how about a pure desi kuri this time, may be it will work out for him. Doesn’t he know himself as to what he wants?Recommend

  • Kasturi K

    Imran was a great cricketer and his contributions in the field of social services is laudiable but as a politician he is a great disappointment. He should stop having grandeur dreams about himself as a politician and stick to what he can do the best i.e social service. At the age of 63, he is not a saint. He is a human who can fall for beauty despite his age but cannot tolerate the brain with it.Recommend

  • Zaman

    Your ignorance is astounding. If he forced her to abort the child she would have done it. But he didn’t that is why Tyrian was born. Again talk some sense in your comments.
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  • fze

    Not because she was a girl. The reasons were totally different. She wanted to marry a non-Muslim man.Recommend

  • Zaman

    I would say he is quite easily the next best leader after Jinnah. He is not a saint but an amazingly inspirational leader. No doubt. He discovered soooo many players and made them into world class performers. I take my hat off to you Imran sahib. All of Pakistan (except the ones who are paid to hate Imran), all of Indian, all of England, all of Australia, New Zealand, West Indies and probably the rest of the world loves and respects Imran Khan. The true champion of champions. Legend of legends. Keep up the good work. InshAllah you will reign supreme in the end. Now your going to have to go through your worst nightmare (remember it’s Pakistanis you are dealing with) but in the end InshAllah I know you’ll be the one standing.Recommend

  • Zaman

    Just another lame article. I won’t be reading his blogs again.Recommend

  • Zaman

    I never talked about Hitler or Modi or Genghis Khan. I was responding to this article and how one sided it is. And there you go bringing Hitler, Modi and Genghis Khan???!!! What are you talking about. Where do all these leaders come in. talk some sense in your comments.Recommend

  • Zaman

    I think Imran is the next best leader after Jinnah. The guy has vision, commitment and integrity. And let’s not forget honesty. He never looted Pakistan. He can pray, or do bad things. That’s up to him. He will lie in his own grave and be accountable for his actions.Recommend

  • Maj Janjua

    He has yet to publicly acknowledge her because if he does then under the constitution he could be banned from all activity for not being “Sadiq” and “Ameen”Recommend

  • Zaman

    Quite easily the best leader. If there was any justice and fair play in Pakistan Imran would have wiped the floor with all of the current corrupt business men er……. I mean politicians.Recommend

  • Zaman

    And also he is willing to sacrifice his personal life for Pakistan. The guy is just a legend.Recommend

  • Nav Balouch

    What a load of tripe. IK has sought Allah’s forgiveness for the sins of his past life and since then has been doing his best to live a righteous life of service to humanity. Trying to generate `likes’ and viewership by dredging up his past for your own purpose is despicable. And please spare me the comparison, nay disparagement, with Nawaz Sharif; IK only brings up those matters of NS’s `private’ life which compounds the misery dumped on the teeming masses of Pakistan, through corruption and pillage. Imran’s being a play boy in his youth has no negative impact on the people of Pakistan – so please don’t try to bring that in the narrative. I enjoy your writing on cricket, but now believe you have moved over to the `dark side’ of Pakistani journalism – and I suspect you could be another one of those `hired guns’ being paid by the powers of status quo. Stick to cricket please.Recommend

  • Sarfraz Khan

    I would really like to know where and when Imran Khan preached hard-line (pseudo)Islamic values? When did Imran Khan call for stoning the adulterer or banning music? Please do let me know where you get this notion?Recommend

  • Sarfraz Khan

    He has literally never preached hard-line values. Never. The only two things he ever did was protest against drones and got abused for it, and then his party reluctantly allied with JI to form the KPK government.Recommend

  • UzairH

    I know that. And you fail to mention WHY Jinnah severed ties – not because she was a girl, but because she married a non-Muslim. Of course Jinnah was still at fault for doing so, but at least he did not deny that she was his daughter.

    What Imran Khan did to his firstborn I find repugnant. To not only deny your child love and attention, but to deny that she is your daughter at all, is to leave her fatherless from the moment of birth. SHE did not ask to be born. IK knew, when he was having those affairs, that a pregnancy is always a possible outcome. When that did happen, he should have owned up to being the father and given the girl the love and recognition she deserved. To deny that is to act a coward.

    Then again, in later years IK’s saying that he would not speak out against the murderous taliban because he feared for himself and his supporters again demonstrated his cowardice. IK was fine with the PPP and ANP getting slaughtered at the hands of the thugs, his own silence meant that his party could participate in the polls better. Wasn’t the TTP’s murderous campaign of blood against the secular parties before and during the election another form of vote-rigging?

    It was ONLY the attack on the innocents of APS Peshawar and the nation’s mood changing that finally made IK change his stance against the TTP.

    Imran Khan is not a leader, he doesn’t challenge the status quo, he is a coward and will only go with the populist sentiments. That includes not owning up to his out-of-wedlock child since he would have to go against Pakistani tradition, and to challenge the TTP when the national narrative from the mainstream media was more inclined towards them.Recommend

  • Sami

    Honest man? Lol i think the article above has just very respectfully proved that he is NOT that honest but OK Recommend

  • Nandita.
  • UzairH

    I have a daughter and I couldn’t be happier. I know a lot of my friends and family who love their daughters as much as their sons.

    As for the rest of my compatriots who don’t want their offspring to be female, you are right, I have absolutely NO respect for such misogyny.Recommend

  • Jehangir Khan Mescanzai

    True. Very well said. Khan is the same one who wanted
    an office for the extremists in Islamabad. He called them ‘brothers’
    However, the alternative, current alleged PM, who still does not
    have it right in three losing tries. Who has succeeded in making a
    shambles of everything, once again, is definitely not the right choice.
    He is now planning to sit on the the throne for the fourth time. Will not
    happen. This man wanted to negotiate with the Terrorists/Extremists.
    His brother made deals with them to leave their family enterprises,
    businesses and Punjab alone. The terrorists could go and plunder and
    kill the rest of the country with impunity, IF they leave Punjab alone.
    The Raja of Raiwind is not the man to lead, Too corrupt and too inept.Recommend

  • Khattak

    Yes coz there is no hope for you guys and you deserve to be led and ruled by the looters, plunderers and manipulators of the likes of sharifs, zardaris. Recommend

  • Khattak

    You know what. True Insafians like us become even more attracted to PTI and IK’s cause after reading such ridiculously irrelevant articles about Khan’s life. A big LOL. Nice try dude but we wouldn’t change our stance about IK until we make him succeed in bringing up change to Pakistan. . We will change your medieval thinking. Seriously, it’s not difficult at all to start thinking out of the box. Recommend

  • Parvez

    Its his political acumen that I question…not his honesty or his cricketing ability or his philanthropy.Recommend

  • Gullu,Guddu and Gomnath.

    They did not vote for the 3 time loser, the Partridge of Punjab
    either. Guess when you are a $2.4 [US] billionaire, you can
    afford to buy the votes. Not to mention his little brother,
    Chota Shabaz..er..Little Sharif helped in spades. [same one
    who stands with chin in hand in rainwater, then flies off to
    see the flood victims in a helicopter. A trip costing approx.
    Rs. 500,000. Money that could have been GIVEN to the
    victims. About 500 families.] Allah be praised.Recommend

  • Jehangir Khan Mescanzai

    Exactly ! There, she nailed it !Recommend

  • Rao

    I think Imran has a Manufacturing defectRecommend

  • Zia Ullah

    What we Pakistani need as a nation right now is vision. Someone who can lead from the front. The first thing that hits our mind when we talk about improvement in this country is eradicating corruption. At least cut the guy some slack for not being dragged into court or NAB for looting people’s money.
    That shows he really wants to make Pakistan prosper.

    What other interests Imran Khan has to become the P.M of Pakistan ?
    He can earn more than enough sliding the politics on one side.

    He is a guy with aggression, passion and a role model. Trust me we Pakistanis have gone so dirty that even if the system is changed over night, we might not be able to digest that.
    We’ll definitely need someone to look up to.

    I would really love to know your point of view as well.Recommend

  • Zia Ullah

    Sir i would lover to know you choice of leader as well.
    We insafians have a very simple criteria i.e vote for someone who is not corrupt. Who can lead from the front. Who can prove to be a role model. Who the crowd listens to when he roars.Who is smart. Who can shake the hands of a super power with a look on letting the other party know whose in charge.
    Who doesn’t read from the parcheez.
    Who can differentiate between personal business and Development of Pakistan.

    You sir are requested to enlighten us with such a man from PMLN and well join N.S .

    Take it away . :)Recommend

  • Nana

    Are you trying to be funny? I’m not a great admirer of IK as a politician and no one has paid me a dime to do that. So where’s my money, eh? He is a legend and champion as a cricketer , not as a politician. Remove the blinds from your brain and see some light.Recommend

  • Zaman

    Well what about the political acumen of zardari – Mr 100%. Or the other looters political acumen – the sharif brothers???Recommend

  • Zaman

    Majority of Pakistan does not gate Imran Khan. Ask all of the women if Pakistan. They love him. Ask all of the youth of Pakistan. They love him. Ask most of the men. They all love him. The only ones who don’t like Imran Khan are paid by the other parties. Imran has to be the most loved politician MashAllah in the world. I m r a n K h a n !!! Zindabaad !!!Recommend

  • Zaman

    Imran Khan has asked for forgiveness and now leads a different life. These videos and interviews were taken 25 years ago. That’s right – a quarter of a century ago !!!!!! How many of you have changed in from the last 25 years ago. Tell me. There are only two guys from the sub-continent who have been famous the longest. One is Amitabh Bachan from Indian. He became famous in the late 1970s for Sholay and has been famous ever since. The other person is Sir Imran Khan. He became famous in the late 1970s for beating India for the first time in 1978 and World Series cricket. Both if these guys are charismatic, inspirational and intelligent human beings who have evolved over time. Ya Allah please keep Imran Khan safe from his enemies and all those who want Pakistan to fail. Please Ya Allah make Imran Khan and his party succeed so that he may implement proper law and order, a merit system, a proper Islamic country, where people are treated fairly whether they are rich or poor, Muslim or non Muslim. Ya Allah look after Pakistan and its people and help them to see Imran Khan as the true leader of their nation. AmeenRecommend

  • Zaman

    3 minutes of fame ????? The guy has been famous since 1977 !!!!! Nearly 40 years. 10 minutes of fame ha ha ha haaaaaaaa. You just crack me up ! This is why Pakistan as a nation gas never progressed.
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  • Zaman

    Imran Khan cannot do worse that Zardari or Nawaz Sharif. The two looters of Pakistan.

    Now let’s look at Imran Khans track record.

    He ran a cricket team and made it the best in the world.

    He made the Shaukat khannum hospital and made it a centre of excellence.

    He made Namal college and made it into an institute of excellence.

    InshAllah when he becomes PM he will make Pakistan into the most advanced nation on earth.

    Imran Khan sahib. You are the hero of the nation. We salute you sir.
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  • Zaman

    I know Imran is the best politician Pakistan has ever had.Recommend

  • Zaman

    Imran Khan is the best leader without any shadow of doubt.Recommend

  • Zaman

    Look at his finances and then look at all the other politicians finances. Then you tell me who is honest and who is corrupt. Then tell me why Pakistan is country that is dying and then you will also tell me that Imran Khan, the legend of legends IS the ONLY person to lead this Nation!!!!!Recommend

  • UzairH

    A woman, especially having the proper freedoms she deserves as the Western world gives her, can not be forced to abort. Imran Khan had no say in his then ex-girlfriend aborting their child. He had no legal, moral, or physical means to do such a forcing.Recommend

  • Salman Masud

    “Does Pakistan not deserve to know if a leader preaching hardline Islamic values acted differently in his own private life?”

    That sentence alone depicts what sort of a mindset this ‘writer’ possesses. Do these ‘writers’ get paid by the numbers of views of their articles? They’ll type in complete drivel to garner traffic, it seems.Recommend

  • Zaman

    Mr Nana ji, I’m not being funny. To be a credible politician you need to be non corrupt. You tell me the names of politicians who are non corrupt in Pakistan. There are none apart from Imran Khan.

    Now let’s look at his record.

    He made the cancer hospital and ran it. It is an institute of excellence.

    He made Namal college. It is a centre of excellence.

    He ran the cricket team. It was the best in the world. And non corrupt unlike salaman butt and co.

    The guy is probably the cleanest person in terms of his finances.

    The last thing is – he did not need to do anything for anybody and live his life in luxury and pleasure for the rest of his life. But no, he genuinely cares for the poor.

    I hope I have removed the blinds from your brain.Recommend

  • DesiPardesi

    oh my god you did not just say that. There is no justification for denying a child or asking someone to abort. A wrong is a wrong.Recommend

  • Oats

    Khan may have put his foot in his mouth with his nasty words and behavior but the real issue is the country and who can govern. Hate all you want but since Sharif has come to office things are looking better. Not just Punjab but all of Pakistan is more stable and developing. Starting energy plants, Gwader getting up, CPEC and Karachi Lahore Motorway: If this is what you call corrupt and inept, I want more of it !!!Recommend

  • Gasman

    I’m not sure what do you mean by honesty? He has proved on multiple occasions that he is a lier who lies about fathering a girl, who he will marry to even about his divorce till few days before news was leaked out. All these stories his ex poising him seems like nothing but the lie. It is much more safer and easier to gun down someone instead of planting a women to have victim fall in love with her then marry her, sleep with her and then poison him. Common this is 21st century not 17th. So about looting Pakistan truth is he hasn’t gotten a chance yet. He is just waiting for his turn. I am not a IK hater. I will still give him a chance and wish I was wrong. Recommend

  • Humza

    I am afraid you have never heard of this expression, ” 3 minutes of fame”. It is not meant to be taken literally but it is an expression in English meaning that everyone has their period of fame. Look it up. I can see that you have made multiple posts and repetitive posts desperately pleading the case of Imran Khan. I question why you can’t see the folly of his judgement. A nation progresses because of institutions – not hero worship. Our current breed of politicians will give way to a new generation in time but it is the system that matters and we need to give it time to mature. Rabble rousing in the style of Imran Khan or Arab Spring like revolts will not do this.Recommend

  • Arib Sheikh

    keeping everything aside,do these things affect you? surely,not.
    All I know is,he is a honest man who has a corruption free past and according to me this matters the most.Recommend

  • Arib Sheikh

    which plants are you talking about? the one’s which worked only for few days?Recommend

  • Abdullah Shafqat

    IK is honest. He is an honest fool.Recommend