Imran Khan, cricketer turned social reformer against all odds built not just one but three world famous institituion. From Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital to the NAMAL College to the truly grassroots political party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf that has for the first time since the advent of Shaheed Zulifaqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto mobalized and politisized a nation to it’s core, and for the first time in the history of Pakistan one finds a political party that has held grassroots internal elections – thus empowering and enabling the masses.
For all those who have asked who I will support, the answer is Imran Khan and PTI candidates from NA-250 and PS-113 in Karachi. The reason is spelled out in Imran’s TedxKarachi talk. I am no fan of large Political Parties, in fact quite the opposite. I am a staunch independent who could never fully join any political party or group. Even in the United States, though supporter of President Barack Obama during his 2008 and 2012 Presidential race, I continue to remain an independent. Refusing to join any political party, instead support candidates on a case-by-caase basis based on merit and individuals character.
Imran is a visionary, witty, humorous and determined individual who sincerely cares for and believes in the country and people. My decision means no disrespect to any of my Pakistani friends or people who are elligible to vote in Pakistan and have chosen to vote for another political party and candidate. Enjoy the talk and remember to excersize your constitutional duty in getting out the vote on May 11, 2013 no matter whom you choose.