Episode 106 – Imran Khan and the Real Foreign Conspiracy

There has been a lot of talk about a foreign conspiracy in Pakistan, particularly by former prime minister Imran Khan and his followers. While this conspiracy theory is outlandish and has been debunked by many experts, Khan and his followers continue to believe it.

But is Khan really standing against up for Pakistan when it comes to pushing back against foreign powers that have exercised influenced over Pakistan over the decades? Or is this just political rhetoric?

In this Urdu discussion, Uzair talks to Dr. Ayyaz Mallick about the structural underpinnings of Pakistan’s society, politics, and economy and how these structures allow foreign powers to influence the country.

Dr. Mallick is a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and has a PhD from York University.

Reading Recommendations:

– On the Jewish Question by Karl Marx

– The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx

– The Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon


0:00 Introduction

2:10 Is Khan anti-imperialist?

22:30 Is Pakistan experiencing a political awakening?

42:07 What is wrong with other political parties?

51:20 The TLP phenomenon

1:02:00 Reforming the system

1:10:13 Reading recommendations