Stop fooling people, Imran tells govt

Published: March 22, 2012

Criticised the government’s purported plan to restore Nato supply routes. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

BAHAWALPUR: 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan expressed concern over deteriorating law and order situation, corruption and price hike and urged the rulers to “stop hoodwinking people.”

Addressing a press conference in Dera Nawab Sahib, he alleged that 40,000 innocent lives were lost and $50 billion wasted because the rulers followed the “dictates of foreign masters”.

He criticised the government’s purported plan to restore Nato supply routes. Imran also accused the leaders of pocketing debt money saying that
despite such hefty amounts of aid, neither the economy nor the standard of living of Pakistanis has improved.

He added that ‘imprudent’ government policies have already pushed the country into a quagmire of crises.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2012.

Reader Comments (17)

  • Disco
    Mar 22, 2012 - 10:21AM

    Love it! Everything the Great Khan says makes sense.

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  • Disco
    Mar 22, 2012 - 10:22AM

    Great to see ET giving fair coverage to all political events. Much appreciated, PTI supporter or not.

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  • Khan
    Mar 22, 2012 - 10:25AM

    This govt is on the verge of taking one more major loan from world bank. Can anybody tell me one major project completed during these four years, while the govt has consumed 25 billion dollars since 2008? According to state bank, Pakinstan’s external debt has increased from 39 billion to 65 billion. Internal debt is even worst.

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  • Kaleem
    Mar 22, 2012 - 10:30AM

    Khan sb, We are being fooled by all. Opposition parties instead of making a combined front are fighting with each other, infact both PML N and PTI are playing the role of friendly opposition by creating a divide between them. Please combine to oust this corrupt govt and not let them come into power again.

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  • Yaida
    Mar 22, 2012 - 10:32AM

    Mr.Jalsa Khan, I am a great fan of yours. But just recently, I have noticed that you only criticize but NEVER offer a solution. Whenever an anchor asks you, you say that you have constituted a committee that will give its report shortly. But the report never comes. My hopes have somewhat been shattered by Mr.Boycott Khan.

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  • MarkH
    Mar 22, 2012 - 10:51AM

    He should get an early start on consulting his “Global Thinker.”
    Also taking shots at being misleading lands him in a glass mansion.

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  • Khalid Aziz Chaudhary
    Mar 22, 2012 - 11:24AM

    We have to behave like prudent and sensible nation. IK has been crying wolf for quite some time now, just to score political points in the eyes of ordinary people of Pakistan without realizing the fact that whatever wrong happens in the world (Be it something at times square, 7/7 in UK or recent killing of three school kids in France) has something to do with Waziristan or Afghanistan, most of the time. How could Imran be so naive to these realities. Mr.IK, please stop playing to the gallery. We should cooperate with the world to get rid of this menace- please reopen the Nato Supply Line but do it on renewed terms and conditions to ensure that another Salawala doesn’t happen.

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  • ayesha azeem
    Mar 22, 2012 - 11:32AM

    I Love you IK…YOU are my True Inspiration

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  • Ammad Malik
    Mar 22, 2012 - 11:47AM

    Imran you need to stop fooling yourself. The day your goals are not in sync with the powers that be, all you’ll be is an old philanthropist with phoney hair.

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  • Ammar
    Mar 22, 2012 - 11:59AM

    Mr. Tsunami! Stop fooling Pakistan. Mairaj Muhammad Khan and Abdul Sattar Eidhi have already exposed you. Your sponsors are under pressure, they won’t be able to help you in what you call clean sweep the GEs :)

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  • Umer
    Mar 22, 2012 - 12:03PM

    Stop fooling people, [that would be my job now that Musharraf's team is with me] Imran tells govt

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  • Abdul Rehman
    Mar 22, 2012 - 12:08PM

    PTI is the only solution. Long live PTI!
    IK will change the Pakistan. InshaAllah

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  • Kashmirian
    Mar 22, 2012 - 2:19PM

    Imran khan´s PTI is the only genuine opposition party at the moment, PTI is hugely benefitting from this role these days.

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  • Mar 22, 2012 - 3:26PM

    @Abdul Rehman:
    \There are also other possible solution like Dafa-e-Pakistan and PML N

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  • WB
    Mar 22, 2012 - 4:30PM

    Where is Nawaz? First he was in London then he was in Saudi and now he is in Dubai. When will he be Pak?? Probably after the Mehrangate. Whenever PMLN gets in hot water Mr Friendly Opposition flies out of Pak. Shame on PMLN and all its supporters

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  • Cautious
    Mar 22, 2012 - 4:59PM

    The man who proclaims he can eliminate corruption in 90 days complains that his opposition isn’t telling the truth?

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  • Salman Zafar
    Mar 22, 2012 - 6:46PM

    Vote for PTI…

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