Bani gala

Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Defined by rhetoric and incessant oratory, Prime Minister
Imran Khan boasts of a twofold personality, vacillating between
narcissism and humanitarianism.

By Pirzada Sharf-e-Alam | August 2020

Says the poet:
Having enclosed myself in an overblown ego trap for life, my arrogance even exceeds the breaking point that I dare put myself in the place of God.

Honestly speaking, every man’s life is composed of such self-absorbing human traits as ego and arrogance that make it difficult for one to move beyond one’s self. The man, as a corollary, is either reduced into a self-indulgent creature or he utterly submits himself to God and leads a selfless life, wholly devoted to the well-being of others. However, one who tries one’s level best to appear truly like a people’s well-wisher through both his words and actions, is in fact a self-obsessed soul and his seemingly selfless but covertly ostentatious acts are just a means to win others’ admiration.

Worshipping at the altar of self-glorification, Prime Minister Imran Khan boasts of a twofold personality, vacillating between narcissism and humanitarianism. Defined by rhetoric and incessant oratory, his one side depicts him as a saviour of the downtrodden, but his actions and governance mannerism suggests otherwise, unmasking the skin-deep persona that distinguishes his personality.

In the mistaken belief that he knows almost about everything under the sun, Khan touches the height of ignorance so often. An exhibitionist from head to toe, he relishes in moving the prayer beads while crossing his one leg over the other, takes pride in performing prayers on the footpath and keenly bows down his head at the entrance of holy shrines. This is what Imran Khan is doing in the name of good governance, using all his political might and flashy abilities to win public support.

At the same time, he seems to make every effort to overshadow his erroneous past by showcasing his religious side more often. Doing this, he cannot help publicising his relentless quest for turning Pakistan into a Riyasat-e-Madina. However, the manner through which Imran Khan has been handling government matters, is yet to reflect that his utopian ambition has any place in his political agenda. Occupying a luxurious villa in the posh residential area of Bani Gala near Islamabad, Khan’s bossy lifestyle does not have any resemblance to the simplicity, selflessness and altruism which would be the hallmarks of a truly Islamic welfare state.

In a class of his own, Imran Khan, by any standards, stays well above the rest of the people he represents. That he remains oblivious to the plight of the labour class was repeatedly disclosed in his conflicting statements issued after the outbreak of Coronavirus. He is the head of the government but he still resorts to applying his cricket mindset even when dealing with a disastrous scenario confronting the nation. The captain who won his country the 1992 Cricket World Cup cannot help reincarnating the victory and that too on such occasions that demand sagacity in place of a knee-jerk reaction.

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5 thoughts on “Rock, Paper, Scissors!

  • August 3, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Excellent article!

  • August 4, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I am very happy to read such an excellent article written by Pirzada Sharf-e-Alam.

  • August 5, 2020 at 3:13 am

    Imran Khan, a patient of narcissism, is proof of greatness in his imaginary world when, in fact, he is just a hypocrite and his hypocrisy has further strengthened the roots of black sheep in Pakistan by betraying democracy and the public.

  • August 5, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Pirzada Sharf-e-Alam, aap nay to haqeeqat ki akaasi karty huey, darya ko koozy main band kar dia hey. Salute to you.

  • August 11, 2020 at 12:50 am

    An excellent and comprehensive article in all respects. Bold and domineering. Despite the worst performance of the government and all the breaches of promises, its continuation is a clear proof that those who rule over the rulers are with them. Well said Sharaf Bhai. What has happened and is happening in this era has never happened before or will probably happen in the future. It seems that the only purpose given to Imran Khan is to harm the country and the nation to a lesser extent. He is free to choose any method for this. According to the last words of Liaquat Ali Khan, ” Khuda Pakistan ki hifazat kary”.