Mian Nawaz Sharif has put this statement of his, on constant ‘REPLAY’ mode that Pakistan needs Experience, and not naivety in leadership. Meaning thereby that if Imran Khan really wants to enhance his chances of leading this country, he has first to acquire some experience in such key areas as using the State’s authority to amass huge fortunes for his family and to build massive network of businesses and industries for his siblings, his offspring’s and his kith and kin. In no way can IK match MNS in this field. His sons are still school-going and they are not yet business tycoons based in London. They have yet to benefit from the huge flight of capital abroad from Pakistan-so unavoidably required for establishing lucrative businesses prospering overseas under the ‘experience’ control of MNS’s sons.
IK may have no idea of how to use SROs to the advantage of his family and friends. IK has yet to learn about the immense ‘fiscal opportunities’ hidden in the mega-projects like Yellow Cabs, Motorways, Sasti Roti, Laptops, Danish Schools and Metro Bus Service etc.
Even Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, the uncrowned king of poultry in Punjab is more ‘skilled’ in the art of money-making than the fire-breathing Khan.
IK is indeed a total NOVICE. Needs a lifetime to learn enough to catch up with the unmatched experience of Mian Nawaz Sharif.
(This Column First Published On 2013)