When former international cricket captain Imran Khan entered politics, neither he nor his party was taken seriously. Today however, he discusses his meteoric rise in Pakistani politics, and the issues driving it.
The blossoming of Khan's political credibility began with his boycott of the 2008 elections, a decision taken because "they were being manipulated by the Bush administration" and warning that they would be "a disaster for the people of Pakistan". Four years on and corruption scandals and the devastation of The War on Terror have given serious weight to Khan's campaign. In this dramatic interview, he expands on the need for a fundamental change in what he calls Pakistan's "client master" relationship with the US, a supposed ally that "did not trust us and actually came and killed someone on our own soil. Are we a friend, or an enemy?"
Published on Jun 19, 2012 by AssangeWorldTomorrow