|I am in Karachi until the 18th of August. The political noise, especially on TV is deafening (and even sickening). Today, the opposition parties’ move to remove the Chairman of Senate failed to gain enough votes. Imran Khan has only been in government for a year, but it seems like a long time. I wonder how does the government even get time to work between all this political chaos.
As the readers of my blog would have noticed, that I am rational optimistic and support the change and reform agenda of the current government. Imran Khan has done miraculously well on the side of the foreign affair, including the recent US trip. However, I fear that domestic politics might be his Achilles heel. There is so much noise, that the risk is that something, somewhere can snap. While Khan has a herculean drive, energy, zeal, persistence – in his public persona, he seems to be short on compassion and empathy. He is often compared to a cornered tiger – but perhaps there are good qualities of other animals as well – wise as an owl, likable like a panda?
I am, yours truly,
Ali Farid Khwaja
Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Securities
* This is not research material and there is no investment recommendation in this blog. These are my personal views.