Former Gilgit Baltistan chief judge Rana Shamim’s son Ahmad Hassan Rana who has been taking social media by storm through his laid-back interviews has announced that he would launch his own political party named ‘Shaan-e-Pakistan’ in order to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state, something he said Prime Minister Imran Khan has failed to do.
While talking to reporters Ahmad Hassan said that for now the party had been launched on WhatsApp and was a coming together of ‘like-minded’ friends. He added that there was still some time before the party would be launched formally.
While answering a question about his ambitions in politics, Ahmad Hassan said that his ideal was Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah therefore he had big plans. He added that his party’s manifesto was similar to the one presented by Imran Khan. Elaboration on what the manifesto would entail, he said that he too wanted to model the country after the state of Medina, where education and healthcare were free.
Ahmad Hassan said that Imran Khan had failed but we will deliver on our manifesto. He added that he had complete confidence in himself.
Many reacted to the announcement on social media.
Ahmad Hassan became prominent when he gave an interview to Shahzeb Khanzada on Geo News following the revelation of his father’s alleged affidavit in a report in The News. In the interview, he told Shahzeb, “I have to go to play snooker, for which I need my father’s permission. I will ask my wife to seek his permission so I can play snooker”, suggesting that his relationship with his father is not too friendly.
In another interview with anchor Gharidah Farooqi, he said that he was attracted towards liquor and would have been a heavy drinker if alcohol was ‘halal’ (permissible) in Islam.