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"What is with this overwhelming personalization in our politics?"

"The country votes not for a party but for the head of the party - and the reason is that ideologically our parties maybe different but practically they are all the same."

"I disagree, The Khan..."

"Just consider The Khan's cabinet - how many of those in key positions are actually ideologically committed to the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf?"

"OK, so not the finance team, not the interior minister, not the power minister, not the...hey the Minister for Foreign Affairs."

"Right, though The Shah has moved around a bit yet he has been with PTI for more than five years which is a lifetime in our second-tier leadership."

"Do you reckon that these relocaters, those who adjust their loyalties from one party in power to the next party in power, are the reason why the people of this country vote for party leaders rather than for specific candidates? I mean other than in constituencies where the baradari system is at work."

"That could be but I would warn people that there are dangers to personalizing our leadership. I mean The Khan was either eulogized for his performance during his recent visit to the US or dismissed by the opposition and..."

"Bushra Bibi prayed specially for the The Khan's success, and let's not forget that this injected spirituality into the equation and..."

"Pakistani wives do pray for their husbands' success...OK, OK, Wife Number Two may have been an exception and Wife Number One was not from this culture..."

"I heard Italian wives pray for their husbands' success and..."

"Don't be facetious; anyway, the point is that The Khan's performance was either seen as exceptionally good or exceptionally bad and going by what The Khan said when he was in New York the world is not willing to take up the Kashmir case for economic reasons and..."

"He didn't say anything about that when he was greeted effusively by his people on his return..."

"Indeed, but just a word of explanation, the West has begun to ban the wearing of the veil not as an anti-Islam gesture but because terrorists use the veil to...."

"Hmmm, and that is why one needs to prepare a speech and have the teleprompter on and deviate from it as and when one feels it appropriate."

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Anjum Ibrahim has a BA in Economics from Vassar College and an MSC from the London School of Economics. She has worked in a multilateral institution and has been associated with Business Recorder for a long time and currently holds the post of Resident Editor in Islamabad. She also hosts a show on Aaj TV "Paisa bolta hai" (money talks).