Imran-Alvi conversation: hypocrisy at its best

The arrival of Imran Khan on the Pakistani political scene was seen as a good omen for the future politics of Pakistan as finally we had a political leader free from the taints of money laundering, corruption and even murder.

Finally though Mr. Khan seems to have lost that semblance of an angelic figure that he once had for with the release of the telephonic conversation between Arif Alvi and Imran Khan during dharna, it becomes clear that not only Imran Khan and PTI might have had a hand in the attack on PTV but also Imran Khan lied when he condemned the attack (cherishing it in private); blatantly lying and trying to showcase PTI’s innocence in the crime.

The telephonic conversation started making rounds on social media on Thursday night. Shared by supporters and opponents alike, the video led to people calling for an explanation.

Hundreds of protesters allegedly belonging to the PTI and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek briefly seized the state broadcaster on September 1, 2014 at a time when the country was in the grip of an intense political crisis spearheaded by both Imran Khan and PAT chief Tahirul Qadri.

In the telephonic conversation the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief appeared to be pleased with protesters storming the headquarters of Pakistan Television Network in Islamabad’s high-security “red zone”.

The phone conversation begins with Alvi informing Imran about the attack, the PTI chief is heard saying, “This is good”  ”They deserve it, the b*****ds you see, otherwise Nawaz will not resign; he should resign before the joint session,” he goes on to say.

It is clear from this that Imran Khan deliberately tried to create instability during the almost 5 month long dharna, in order to create the maximum possible trouble for the government and force the Prime Minister to resign.

And along with this the question arises, when Imran Khan condemns parties such as MQM for their criminal activities than what about this when he himself has been caught red handed doing the same.

What about the lie he shamelessly told to thousands of his supporters condemning the attack when in private he clearly cherished it!

The most unforgivable thing which Khan said in this though might be when he later talked about dragging MQM into the dharna.

Isn’t this the same MQM Mr. Khan which you saw responsible for the carnage of thousands of innocent Karachites. Isn’t this the same Altaf you called a cold blooded murderer and a psychopath yet when the need arose for your own petty political benefits you were ready to form an alliance with him.

Mr. Khan I am sorry but you should be ashamed of yourself. You have broken the trust of millions of Pakistanis who blindly trusted you and have proven yourself to be no different than other petty politicians ready to sacrifice their souls for petty political gains!