PTI will not form alliance with PML-N: Imran Khan

Published: July 31, 2011

PTI chief says PML-N did serious harm to the All Parties Democratic movement in the past. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Pakistan Tehreek- e- Insaaf chief claimed his party will not forge an alliance with the PML-N, as the party did serious harm to the All Parties Democratic movement in the past, Express 24/7 reported on Sunday.

While criticising Nawaz Sharif, Khan pointed out that if PML-N supports the Supreme Court, then it should resign from the assemblies immediately.

Earlier while addressing the lawyers in Faisalabad, Khan had criticised PML-N and PPP over corruption. Khan criticised both the President Asif Ali Zardari and the PML-N chief for his role as opposition.

He accused both the leaders of not paying taxes to the government.

(Read: “Imran Khan criticises PML-N and PPP over corruption”)

PTI chief also said that the future of the country is in the hands of the youth and they need to be united to save the country.

Regretting that Supreme Court decisions are not being implemented, the PTI chief announced at a news conference that his party will stage a sit-in outside parliament to express solidarity with the apex court on August 6.

He also asked the court to take stern action against those who are hampering implementation of its decisions.

Reader Comments (35)

  • ik
    Jul 31, 2011 - 6:31PM

    Imran Khan needs to form alliances to get the majority cause Imran Khan is popular but what happens when the votes are distributed between parties & the third force wins. – The Pakistani Awam looses cause even after voting for Imran en mass he would’nt be able to form a government.

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  • faraz
    Jul 31, 2011 - 6:33PM

    Right move, PTI can attract the rightwing vote bank of PML-N. Although the youth associated with PTI won’t like an alliance between PTI, PPP and PML-Q against PML-N, but such an alliance can pose a serious challenge to PML-N in Upper and Central Punjab.

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  • Tanoli
    Jul 31, 2011 - 6:41PM

    khan is tiger.

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  • CNIC
    Jul 31, 2011 - 6:57PM

    Khan Shb, do not be rigid, this is not cricket that you select your choice of players. In Pakistan Politics you never know-and i bet you will be sitting with PML(N) in the time to come.

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  • Rafiq Khan
    Jul 31, 2011 - 7:03PM

    Dying to cast my vote for PTI. So is mostly everyone else.

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  • Adil Mirza
    Jul 31, 2011 - 7:50PM

    My vote is surely for PTI. Insha’Allah it will be a clean sweep..

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  • Ahmed
    Jul 31, 2011 - 7:54PM

    Go khan go our votes would be cast for you only

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  • Jul 31, 2011 - 8:18PM

    Imran Khan has become popular and he deserves it though due credit should be given to the current failed govt policies and especially Mr.Sharif who was lazy enough to let the corrupt govt stay in parliament for three and half long years.

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  • farooq
    Jul 31, 2011 - 8:27PM

    If IK can’t make serious headway in the next elections… it is time from him to step down as chief of PTI….and let the “youth” run.

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  • Aamir
    Jul 31, 2011 - 8:44PM

    Khan should form an alliance with a honest party,if there exists any,alone he cant do anything,simply becoz big fishes will buy the votes from black money to get power

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  • Aadersh
    Jul 31, 2011 - 8:56PM

    Well I think…
    In Punjab & KP PTI will get majority of seats & in Sindh they will form alliance with PPP while in Balochistan their partners gonna b JUI n PPP…While the central govt would b combination of PTI,JUI n perhaps PPP
    Lets see..

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  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Jul 31, 2011 - 9:22PM

    @ Rafiq Khan, Adil Mirza, Ahmed and other Imran lovers. Please stop dreaming and be realistic. If you are voting for Imran, you are making sure that Zardari clean sweeps next election. I can bet that Imran will not win more than five seats, but he will be responsible for N league’s loss in atleast 50 seats.

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  • paindo
    Jul 31, 2011 - 10:45PM

    great khan we are with you

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  • G. Khan
    Jul 31, 2011 - 10:55PM

    At least nation must bring an Honest man to Power for the first time since its independence. Imran Khan is Spotless . Neither he has any corruption charges nor will he allow anyone to do it. Give him like 10 years and see the Face of Pakistan changed altogether. This man will at least try his best to deliver and Inshahallah He will succeed. Lets Elect our Hero once for all.

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  • sherry
    Jul 31, 2011 - 11:19PM

    I’m not against an alliance, neither should any political party be, as long as it serves the interests of the nation. However, anyone who feels that an alliance with PPP PML(N) or PLMQ or even MQM can bring change is sadly and utterly mistaken. Parties of status quo cannot bring change. And as we are seeing, they cannot collect taxes, they cannot hold each other accountable, neither can they work together on any agenda. The other problem is that if you try to please everyone you lose everyone’s support. It is true that PTI draws vote from a background similar to that of PML N’s but PTI draws a larger vote bank from people who were politically indifferent or politically inactive because they never felt that anyone was fit to represent them. If PTI sits with PML-N it risks losing a larger vote bank than it can potentially gain.

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  • Ahmed Baksh
    Jul 31, 2011 - 11:26PM

    Thats the way IK
    If you ally yourself with pml n i would never vote for you.

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  • sadiq
    Jul 31, 2011 - 11:47PM

    the youth of pakistan needs leader which is khan……………Recommend

  • sadiq
    Jul 31, 2011 - 11:49PM

    great working. but you have step forward carefully……….Recommend

  • Realist.
    Aug 1, 2011 - 12:00AM

    One more thing In reply to headline ‘As if PML-N is dying to make an Alliance with you’ ? :P
    In Next government Its Either PPP again or PML-N.
    PTI ? NO CHANCE!

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  • Ali
    Aug 1, 2011 - 2:14AM

    Realist. HAH if you were a realist you’d see the reality! If your PPP and PMLN would take turns then Pakistan will remain the way it is for the next 20 years. Get Real and vote for change. Vote for PTI.

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  • Ali Quaid
    Aug 1, 2011 - 3:04AM

    Imran Khan, A priceless gem! No comparison between PTI and PML(N)

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  • yasir mehmood
    Aug 1, 2011 - 3:08AM

    Khan shb for making alliances you need to win seats something which you have not done untill now

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  • xyz
    Aug 1, 2011 - 4:02AM

    Dear Yasir,

    I think Alliances are formed at the time of elections, and before the election results when a party decides to go into elections. What you are saying is forming government alliances. But actually parties also form alliances at the time of going for elections to field candidates jointly! .. But I understand your point and it is also my concern, but I hope it goes well for him… Not assuming that you are his well wisher though :)

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  • Aug 1, 2011 - 8:32AM

    Sigh. Do you guys realize the problems he preaches about are not unique and visionary? You all acknowledge those problems exist without him saying it and you have for quite some time. He talks to a crowd telling them what they already know, saying he agrees with them and wants to fix it. That’s the same thing most people say and believe. So why do people see him as anymore special than the common nobody? I’ll answer my own question. He says he actually can do it where others are characterized by disillusionment and a distinct lack optimism in their own ability to do so. I won’t knock him for having confidence. It’s a well needed trait for anyone wishing to occupy a leadership role. I see people saying he has a plan that will be able to accomplish those things but no matter how much I look for it, I can’t find the agenda that elevates him that so many claim exists.
    I’ll be fair. You, his supporters, are most certainly more informed regarding the details of his claims than I am. So, I ask you: what are these solutions you speak of? Don’t tell me that 100 day plan or whatever he called it. The foundations of that crumble before it even gets started. Honestly, tell me. I’m not trying to be antagonistic at all. I won’t say another bad word about his ability if it exists and is reasonable. If people are, in fact, referring to that 100 day plan… Well, anyone who doesn’t see the flaws in that has to be the victim of self-imposed blindness and there’s no getting through to anyone of that variety. It usually takes a brutal punch knocking them to floor before there’s an opening for an alternate view.Recommend

  • Muhammad Umair
    Aug 1, 2011 - 9:38AM

    I will be voting myself for the PTI but do you really think PTI would be able to form a government?
    When it comes to a party, we don’t know anybody else in PTI other than Imran Khan. He is following politics of idea but pakistani people specially back in the villages only go after the personality of the leader to cast their vote. he would surely need to do collaboration with some party and most suitable right now is PML-N. He should not be rigid and should accept the reality. He is a good leader and he will win insALLAH but not alone imran!

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Aug 1, 2011 - 9:52AM

    If “accidentally” any future elections are held in a fair manner then I am sure Mr. Imran Khan will bag many seats both from Punjab and KP. He can also get few from Balouchistan and Sindh as well if he makes some adjustments with JI and other like minded parties. Many Old War Horses will be out from the arena of politics. In fact we need lot of new, fresh faces with technical expertise at ministerial level to run and oversee our system according to the needs of growing world demands. If old faces again emerge by hook or crook then we are heading towards sure disaster. May Allah give us some sense of responsibility and love for the mother land and put our self interests aside for the future of the country and its citizens.

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  • khurram mansoor
    Aug 1, 2011 - 12:06PM

    I can just laugh at this empty drum. He is the one who has beent alking so fiercely against Altaf Hussain and then went on to discuss peace. What is this man. No character and no standing. Its mater of time he will be singing in favor of Nawaz Shareef too. A mere disappointment.

    If he wants to bring change in Pakistan he needs to get rid of the yellow journalist sitting on his back. Do I need to name him here, you all know about him, and stop changing his tance on eery other issue.

    I remember this man went absent during the whole killing phase at Lal masjid and vanishes when ever such a sensitive issue arises.

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  • RP
    Aug 1, 2011 - 12:41PM

    Another 5 years for the PPP.
    That is what you will accomplish with your inflexibility, you need to climb down from your horse and smell the roses Mr, IK.

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  • Asad Muhammad Khan
    Aug 1, 2011 - 12:46PM

    I think so Imran Khan don’t have renown leaders in his party.May be he is good administrative skill but in Politics he need improve a lot and need have some good personalities in his parties. Now a days Imran Khan giving blame to Nawaz Sharif of all the problem because in start of this government; Nawaz Sharif supported PPP government to save democracy. Imran also support Gen.Musharaf after his cop in 1999.

    In my point of view the Imran Khan knows that only he will get vote from Lahore and Nawaz Sharif has strong hold in Lahore. It is not good to do politics for votes. He has same as others political ………………..

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  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Aug 1, 2011 - 6:36PM

    @ Khuram Mansoor, you have hit the nail really hard. This man is a dictator. He insults his juniors. I have seen him in cricket camps and other places and was shocked to see his treatment with other team members. His so-called honesty is just a myth. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Imran Khan as most powerfull dictator will break all corruption records set by Zardari and Nawaz Sharif. Recommend

  • Mirza
    Aug 1, 2011 - 10:24PM

    It would be a sad day if IK forms an electoral alliance with rightwing parties like JI, JUI or PML-N. It would only be for the sake of power and not based upon priciples.

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  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Aug 1, 2011 - 10:45PM

    All these popularity surveys are fake. Very few people support Imran Khan in rural Pakistan. I was in Pakistan early this year for two months and most of the time I spent was in villages of central Punjab. I saw only handfull of Imran supporters. In my village MQM has established a office which shows their growth and organization. In rural politics, local strongmen are the difference between winning and losing. If Imran thinks, he can repeat history, he is mistaken. This is 2011, not 1970 and he is not Z.A. Bhutto. Bhutto opposed Mullahs and Generals and Imran is a friend of both. How can someone bring a change in a country without challenging these two most important stake holders?

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  • saeed
    Aug 2, 2011 - 1:43AM

    @Nadeem Ahmed and Khurram..I know alot of people these days who are so much afraid of IK popularity that they can not even sleep in the nights..man you can not imagine what is coming in the next elections…you guys and pml N and ppp will not get the way to run awayy…when same surveys show your supporting party then they are correct other wise they are fake..and Khurram will you say them same for PML N after they met MQM for Grand alliance..what about the talk between the two parties about there leadership and then are meeting again..are you short memory loss..you are people from that category who wants to be ruled by shareefs and zardaris..you dont want an honest..patriotic..passionate person to rule the country becuase once he will come in to power he will truely change every thing and that is not going to be digested by you…the reality on ground is far more different..it will blow up your minds in the next elections..then you will bite your fingers as what has happened..First time in my life I have seen common people which have never voted in any elections that they will go an what..I my self never voted in any election and prefferd to stay at home..but this time me, my whole family our relatives friends all are waiting for that day..there is hell of a change..and CHANGE is what IK will bring…prepare your self for some thing very intresting my dear frineds…

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  • hamad
    Aug 2, 2011 - 8:52AM

    Dying to cast my vote for PTI canadiate!! General election please.

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  • asir
    Aug 2, 2011 - 2:25PM

    Mr nadeem who said that t bring a chnge confrontation is must?

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