Keep your eyes on the Shah-Zada of Dera Ismail Khan, Senator Waqar Ahmed Khan
'Keep your eyes on the Shah-zada of Dera Ismail Khan,' a placard in Dera Ismail Khan says. The Gulzar family traces its roots into this western city on the border between Punjab and Khyber Pakhtun Khwa.
'Everything I am today, I have learned from my father, the esteemed Senator Gulzar Ahmed Khan,' Senator Waqar Ahmed Khan recently told reporters at a conference. The people of Dera Ismail Khan greatly love and respect Senator Waqar and believe him to be their savior, their hero. They believe that Senator Waqar will vanquish the evils of corruption and scandals from DI Khan, and usher them into a new era of enlightenment and better business prospects. The youth has already been won over by the charismatic personality of the Senator, and young men can be seen pumping their fists in the air, shouting loving slogans for their dear leader.
They call him the Shah-zada of Pakistan, and given his ardent following in DI Khan, one is inclined to agree with them.