Imran Khan promises 'real democracy' in Pakistan


Imran Khan promises 'real democracy' in Pakistan

After spearheading the demands for investigation and ousting of (now disqualified) PM Nawaz Shareef, the opposition leader and former cricketer Imran Khan has vowed to bring back the 'real democracy' in Pakistan. However,  analysts are divided on whether Khan's charisma and a populist image are sufficient to defeat the political machine of Sharif's party in elections.

अयोग्य घोषित प्रधान मंत्री नवाज़ शरीफ़ की जांच और निष्कासन की मांगों का नेतृत्व करने के बाद, विपक्षी नेता और पूर्व क्रिकेटर इमरान खान ने पाकिस्तान में 'असली लोकतंत्र' को वापस लाने की शपथ ली है। हालांकि, विश्लेषक इस बात पर विभाजित हैं कि खान का आकर्षण और जनवादी छवि चुनाव में शरीफ़ की पार्टी की राजनीतिक मशीन को हराने के लिए पर्याप्त होंगे या नहीं।

Key Learnings

  • Noun : charisma //करिज़्मा// [आकर्षण]

    Definition: Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire or influence others
    Synonyms: Charm, Magnetism, Appeal, Allure
    Antonym: Repulsion, Aversion, Antipathy

  • Noun : ousting //आउस्टिंग// [निष्कासन]

    Definition: The act of forcing someone to leave a position of power, job, place, or competition
    Synonyms: Expulsion, Dismissal, Repudiation, Sacking
    Antonym: Approval, Appointment, Recruitment, Retention

  • Adjective : populist //पॉप्युलिस्ट// [जनवादी]

    Definition: Preresenting or relating to the ideas and opinions of ordinary people
    Synonyms: Accepted, Democratic, Public, Mainstream
    Antonym: Elitist, Authoritative, Undemocratic, Despotic

  • Verb : spearheading //स्पीयरहैडिंग// [नेतृत्व करना]

    Definition: To lead a course of action
    Synonyms: Pioneer, Initiate, Precede, Pilot
    Antonym: Follow, Assist, Obey, Abide

  • Verb : vowed //वाउड// [शपथ लेना]

    Definition: To make a determined decision or promise to do something
    Synonyms: Pledge, Swear, Assert, Assure
    Antonym: Disavow, Refuse, Deny, Breach