A lively and intense debate is underway especially on social media and internet regarding Imran Khan’s preparedness to bring his desired change in the country. Kaptan’s critics says that he is not prepared and hasn’t a well-thought out plan for resolving the major problems the country is beset with and mechanism to execute the plan. But the real situation is not so as being presented by the critics. May be this perception could be blamed on their ignorance. Recently, Imran Khan visited China. But the visit and its details can’t attract media’s attention or media did not give any importance to the visit. Media just reported that Imran Khan visited China on the invitation of Chinese ruling party, but no media men was bothered to dig out the details of the visit. What was the meeting aimed at and what Imran did there? To be fair enough, even I didn’t know enough details of the visit. But what I came to know about the visit is enough to rebut the perception that Imran is unprepared or haven’t any plan to resolve the problems today’s Pakistan is bedeviled.
During his recent visit, Imran held important meetings with high Chinese officials. He was briefed about China’s successful anti-corruption strategy and accountability of government officials. Despite having single party system, corruption prevalence in China is very low, as the country has successful eradicated corruption though a viable anti-corruption strategy. China has strict ant-corruption laws and recently three high government officials were executed for corruption.
During the meetings Imran was given detailed briefing about China’s successful anti-corruption strategy and was offered assistance for evolving anti-corruption strategy in Pakistan. Imran was informed that implementation and supremacy of law was the corner stone of a successful anti-corruption strategy. The PTI chief was also briefed as to how the rule of law could be ensured with the help of case studies.
I don’t think that anyone would disagree that corruption is among three major and gravest problems that have plagued court country. Then we should accept the fact that Imran has rightly diagnosed the problems and moving forward in right direction. He did not go to China for recreational purpose like President Zardari and Nawaz Sharif. Let me ask here a question from the so-called critics of Imran Khan. Don’t they think the visit a good step of Imran Khan? If they think it a good step then why they don’t acknowledge and hail it?