At the very moment I feel like shouting ‘Imran! Imran! Imran!’ I hold inside a feeling of freedom, that Allah has answered my prayers. I have broken the chains that held me inside a cage. My voice doesn’t tremble, and a mood of ecstasy and excitement has filled the air. A few tears roll down my cheeks (I am sort of emotional :P), and my hands are tightly bind together.
I wish I could be there near Mazar-e-Quaid and listen to that inspiring voice who spoke what his heart said. And shout his name out loud which I couldn’t do at home as my parents wouldn’t allow, but in their hearts even they would like the passion of patriotism I have for my homeland.
Imran Khan is a former cricketer and captain of the international team of Pakistan (as you all know). Well, these days he is an active politician and the chair-man of his party ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf’-PTI (the moment of justice).
He was born in Lahore, where he studied at Cathedral School and in England at Royal Grammar School Worcester from where he excelled in cricket and at Aitcheson College. But his ambitions were even in politics from the beginning as he graduated with a second-class degree in Politics and a third degree in Economics from Keble College Oxford.
In the early 1970s he played cricket with his home teams in Lahore then in Oxford University- Worcestershire-PIA- New South Wales and then Sussex. With his cricket career, he became a fast bowler and reached the peak of his powers in 1982. Khan achieved the all-rounder’s triple (securing 3000 runs and 300 wickets) in 75 Tests and also established as having the second highest all-time batting average of 61.86 for a Test batsman playing at position 6 of the batting order.
Well, then he played his last Test match with Sri Lanka and last ODI (one day international) the historic 1992 World Cup final against England at Melbourne, Australia.
In his speech he stated this: ‘When I was young I said that ‘I will become a cricketer’, people disagreed to my statement, and then eventually I became one. I said I would become an all-rounder, again everyone disagreed that it was not possible, and then I proved myself right. Then I told about the captaincy and showed it to the world by making it happen, and I also made a good cricket team for Pakistan. I said then, that I will win the world cup, and in 1992 I won the Crystal Ball World Cup trophy.’ (And after his dream came true he left the team.)
‘Then, I planned on making a hospital that would be free of charge especially for the people who are suffering through Cancer and called 22 doctors, only 2 agreed that it could happen. And in 1994 ‘again’ I showed it to the world about the word that I had made.’ And he named it after his mother Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, it is in Lahore and it is funded predominantly from the donations of friends and well-wishers from around the country and across the world.
On December 25th, 2011 on Father of the Nation’s birth anniversary and near his mausoleum only, he organized a public gathering at Bagh-e-Jinnah. Where, tens of thousands of Pakistani’s gathered to attend it. Again he pledges here ‘I will do what Quaid-e-Azam wanted to do and he wanted to make Pakistan a prosperous state’. Imran Khan said: “I promise on Quaid-e-Azam’s birth anniversary that I will do what Quaid-e-Azam wanted to do.” He gave a speech of nothing more than 4-mins, but there was rage in his voice, and said that if he gets his chance he will end the corruption in 90 days.
Even if some people ‘again’ disagree to what he says, I have a feeling that there will be peace and justice in my country and that this man ‘will’ complete his promise to Pak Sar Zameen (Pakistan) and its native people.
As Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said:
In his accordance PTI’s ideology is based on:
Way to go Imran! Way to go! 🙂