PTI and fresh blood
IT is good to hear from Imran Khan that Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf has finally decided to screen new entrants, following criticism of the manner in which many opportunists, mostly with questions on their integrity, had made their way into the PTI.
Imran Khan must look at the track record of these men who have joined every party that has been in power, or has a chance to make it to corridors of power.
Till recently, the man who he considers to be an asset was part of Muslim League Functional that has supported every military dictator and makes no effort to hide their links with Rawalpindi.
He only left after a family feud, whereby his seat from Rahimyar Khan was no longer offered to him. These gate-crashers include a controversial land grabbing mafia member with links to Malik Riaz. Then there is the former caretaker chief minister of Punjab whose ancestors were unionists and he is proud of the fact that they were loyalists of British colonial Raj.
Men like him, who were not loyal to their motherland, cannot be expected to be loyal to the PTI. Imran Khan must realise that instead of his party becoming a dry cleaning plant, washing the sins of these men, it should seek to bring fresh blood so that there is visible change, instead of old wine in new bottles.