Player, Playboy And Now Prime Minister
BUSINESS ECONOMICS|August 1 - 15, 2018

The media has always enjoyed describing the conquests of Imran Khan as a playboy, along with his victories in the cricket field.

Buroshiva Dasgupta

He brought the World Cup to Pakistan in 1992 and married three times, the last being early this year. His joining politics 22 years ago was never taken seriously; yet now, he becomes the Prime Minister of Pakistan!

What is surprising is the turnaround in the media coverage – from a flippant, playful point of view to a critical, often biased and sometimes even abusive - approach. He is being described as a “stooge” of the infamous Pakistani military forces. What was really shocking were the reactions to the webcasting of the live programmes - for example of NDTV- that were floating in every minute. Now he is representing Pakistan, and the Indian negativism towards that country was quite evident.

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