Imran Khan in Quetta: ‘Your leaders are afraid of you’

Published: April 20, 2012

PTI chief says he has come to Quetta to 'break the chains of violence'. PHOTO: INP

QUETTA: Criticising the ruling politicians of the country during a rally in Quetta, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that the leaders of the country are afraid of the very people who elected them.

“While I was on my way to the rally, I saw the Governor House and its high boundary walls protected with barbed wires. These people residing in governor houses, prime minister houses, chief minister and president houses, why are they afraid of the Pakistani people? They are your leaders and they are afraid of you!” exclaimed Khan.

He added that when his party comes into the power, the first thing they will do is bulldoze these houses and build educational institutes and libraries.

Balochistan received Rs110 billion in the NFC award, but where has that money gone, he further questioned. “If the money was spent here, then Balochistan youth would have received free education and jobs too.”

“For as long as corrupt politicians rule you, they will keep usurping your money,” said Khan criticising the ruling politicians of the country. “The resources that God has bestowed Balochistan with, if they are used on the people of the province, then Balochistan will become most prosperous not only in Pakistan but in the entire region.”

The party leader further said that people had tried to stop the party from rallying in Quetta because of violence but he has come ‘to break the chains of violence’.

“The tsunami has reached you.”

Earlier speaking to the media prior to the rally, Khan held high hopes with his rally despite the continual rainfalls in different parts of the province.

Khan said that during the rally, the PTI leadership will explain “how to normalise the situation in Balochistan”.

When asked about the unpredictable downpour, an enthusiastic Khan said that the leadership will “thank Allah for the rainfall”.

“We will, for sure, get drenched and will do that in front of the rally.”

Khan said that he was happy that the people of Balochistan were planning on taking part in the rally and that “no other political party had dared to gather such a crowd.”

“We have spoken about the issue of missing persons and will continue to do so,” Khan said while claiming that the first ever demonstration for missing persons was held by PTI.

Party flags and pictures of Khan were displayed across Quetta. At least 5,000 chairs were set up at the venue.

The rally was scheduled to begin at 2:30pm, however the preparations were halted due to the rainfall.

The PTI leadership had claimed that this rally will be the biggest ever to happen in Balochistan.

About 800 personnel of law enforcement agencies were deployed at and around Ayub Stadium to guard the public gathering.

According to official sources, over 800 personnel of Balochistan Constabulary and Frontier Corps were assigned duties for conducting the PTI public meeting.

“Police personnel in plain clothes are keeping an eye on all entry points and checking thoroughly all those who enter the stadium,” sources had said adding that walk-through gates were also installed to ensure full security to the public.

For the past few months, the party’s leadership has been engaged in and around Quetta trying their utmost to attract the Nawabs, Sardars, nationalists and religious leaders in preparation for their gathering in the city.

PTI only succeeded in mustering former Capital City Police officer Humayun Jogezai and a few tribal elders from Kuchlak, near Quetta, from Balochistan.

Reader Comments (138)

  • Zabandraz
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:18AM

    Well done Imran Khan!!! At least you are trying while the current rulers just TALK!!!!

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  • Iram
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:21AM

    Rain, Rain, Rain, come again and again,
    In the winter, in the summer and in spring,
    Come with joy, fall with happiness and go with sorrow,
    Rain, Rain, Rain come again and again.

    Rain, Rain, Rain come to relive earth’s pain,
    Rain, Rain, Rain come to make nature happy,
    Rain, Rain, Rain come to make livings happy,
    Rain, Rain, Rain come again and again.

    Rain, Rain, Rain don’t go away,
    Rain, Rain, Rain i hope you will stay,
    Rain, Rain, Rain come again and again.

    Blessing of the God is showering in the shape of rain, PTI rocks.

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  • Freedom Seeker
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:22AM

    Mr Khan keep your foot on ground. Never blink. You r next Prime Minister.

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  • PTI till death
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:30AM

    Get ready Pakistan..A HISTORIC jalsa is coming on your way..Just watch that

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  • Muhammad Kaisar
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:40AM

    Wish you good luck IK. We are with you.
    I hope that you will not run like NS facing a lil storm….

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  • Anonymous
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:41AM

    He has seen rainfall all through his career. If situation worsens, our Khan will apply D/L method :)Recommend

  • Apr 20, 2012 - 11:44AM

    Rain or no rain – the show must go on and it will

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  • Apr 20, 2012 - 11:57AM

    It will be success Inshallah! weather will not effect the enthusiasm of Quetta inhabitants.

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  • Awais Ch
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:05PM

    All the best IK……

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  • Nadeem
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:05PM

    besta luck Kaptaan !

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  • Rizwan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:09PM

    Inshallah PTI will repeat its performance in Quetta like they did in Lahore and Karachi .All the best PTI

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  • Furqan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:10PM

    Go ahead Imran khan, whole nation is behind ur back :))

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  • shuja
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:13PM

    Its rain or snow,fire or storm all roads to Jalsa inshaallah till midnight or next day.

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  • Hassan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:23PM

    Dear Electronic media please let people of this country see this jalsa so they feel that balouchistan also support PTI like rest of the country..

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  • Apr 20, 2012 - 12:23PM

    Hope this Jalsa would also show the strong Tsunami :)

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  • adnan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:28PM

    Well done Imran Khan. You are a silver lining in the cloud.

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  • kalia
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:30PM

    wish you all the best

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  • Ali
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:33PM

    A real brave man but my hero be careful pls take care extra care of ur security u r our only hope…

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  • Fahad Raza
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:37PM

    Be there rain be there storm,
    Let the havoc be in any from.
    Stand fast men and be strong.
    Thunder and hail cant make you fail
    Promise is your sacrifice will count for long.
    .

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  • Mirza
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:42PM

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride…. Waiting for the when IK will keep a beard to contest election after some 15-20 years. Well who knows where would be PTI then, same as PNA and IJI :)

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  • noor
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:46PM

    all the best PTI

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  • usman
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:49PM

    I am praying for Imran Khan’s security. He is our only hope!

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  • ania
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:51PM

    Love you we want you to be the next P.M of Pakistan and you are the best ever leader of Pakistan after M.ali Jinnah

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  • Sara Aslam Basar
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:55PM

    Effort leads to change! All the best Imran Khan!

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:58PM

    To all those supporting PTI you will need to vote when the time comes. It’s all good supporting him on a forum but the real test will be when u are required to vote. Imram would have done his bit but do u have the courage to do ur bit!!!!Recommend

  • Naeem
    Apr 20, 2012 - 1:04PM

    May Allah protect our country and give more strenght to Imran to lead. We are with PTI and with our Baloch brothers.

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  • iconoclastic
    Apr 20, 2012 - 1:08PM

    here u go imran khan… no fear!!! rain is all about to soak:)Recommend

  • Thoughtful
    Apr 20, 2012 - 1:16PM

    So jowly and so handsome. Just like my dad

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  • sahrish
    Apr 20, 2012 - 1:54PM

    hey! Imran Khan go break a leg!
    we are keeping our fingers crossed for you…!

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  • Taz100
    Apr 20, 2012 - 1:55PM

    @mirza, what a cheap personal attack, who cares if he keeps a beard or not, he will always be Pakistan’s hero

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  • Arshad Khan Tamman
    Apr 20, 2012 - 2:00PM

    Allah Bless Pakistan ! Long Live Imran Khan……..Good Luck Khan Sahib.

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  • True Muslim Paki
    Apr 20, 2012 - 2:01PM

    All religious groups and Talibs are with IK Saheb, so no worries of any attacks on him. But yes, the main worry is from PPP & PML.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Apr 20, 2012 - 2:17PM

    Khan Sb, you step ahead whole nation looking towards you as a saver

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  • nadeem
    Apr 20, 2012 - 2:18PM

    give live update as tribune done in past

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  • From Toronto With Love
    Apr 20, 2012 - 2:23PM

    Al-Capitaan :-)

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 20, 2012 - 2:57PM

    @Mirza:
    Sometimes it’s ok to be positive. So please take a chill pill

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  • awais
    Apr 20, 2012 - 2:58PM

    imran will disapoint the ppl of quetta just like he did with ppl of lahore by giving key post to the old faces and going against his agenda coz ppl gathered around him not around hashmi kasuri or shah mehmood.

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  • awais
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:00PM

    @Naeem:
    dear u may be with imran but he is with hashmi and kasuri and all other old fags and he is doing totally against his agenda and proving out to be a big time looser

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  • Haider
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:02PM

    Do the people of Pakistan have to always rely on hope? I do not doubt Imran Khan, he has been a straight forward person all his life, he even left his children for the sake of the nation, and realistically my vote goes to him only, but the question remains!!! If Imran Khan could not achieve what is expected from him, what will happen to us all? Who will we opt for next? Will the People of Pakistan and the nation survive for the next election??? These are the questions running in my mind and if I get the answers to this questions then not only me but I can assure Imran Khan that my whole tribe votes for him.

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  • awais
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:14PM

    @ania:
    Imran khan is a big time liar and he lied that he will give change and changed ppl as he gave his key posts of the party to same old fags like hashmi and shah mehmood who has just joined him few days back

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  • Pungi
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:27PM

    History in the making in Quetta…!!
    Watch out thugs of Samjhota Express..

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  • Muhammad Tahir
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:39PM

    PTI is the political wing of TTP Isn’t it?

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  • Waqas Butt
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:50PM

    Lets show our Baloch brothers that we love them, and we together will take Pakistan ahead.

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  • Rocker
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:53PM

    Even at daytime all the lights were ON. PTI Rocks!!

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  • Usman
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:59PM

    We are with you IK

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  • Miandad
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:04PM

    Please be careful of the risk of electrocution with all the wires and the rain.
    Good luck!

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  • Apr 20, 2012 - 4:13PM

    Pakistan Zindabad!

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  • Amjad
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:20PM

    @awais: If anything, Imran did not disappoint the people of Lahore or the people Karachi – by this measure, he will not disappoint the people of Quetta. Imran Khan is a man who cares about improving the nation and that’s why many citizens support him.

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  • Mirza
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:21PM

    @Taz and Pakistani: Well IK used to do the same i.e. personal attack on PMLN and PPP leaders, and you are going to vote for him, dual standards!!! I don’t know what will be the future of Pakistan when the persons aren’t doing what they are supposed to do and in which they have the comparative advantage. A person who is a cricketer not necessarily be a politician or a person who is a business analyst neither be a cricketer. If they are so they aren’t that good. Don’t think anyone as an angel, well everyone will be watching the election results in the next year, definitely one of the two big parties will be making coalition government. The emotions are momentary and will disappear soon :(

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  • Mohammad Mansoor Ali Ansari
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:23PM

    Rain is always a blessing and a healthy sign! Wish you all the best Khan Sahab

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  • kashif
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:40PM

    God bless you Imran Khan and good luck….

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  • M Ahmed
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:45PM

    @awais:
    As far as i understand, only PTI’s opponents who had written him off ages ago as a potential political rival, were disappointed. PTI’s Karachi’s jalsa was an eye opener for the die-hard fans of the MQM too, whom i have witnessed converting their loyalties for PTI, as she represents change, equality, humility & much more….

    btw how many ministers’s names do you remember when MA Jinnah was leading the nation?

    its the leader who leads the nation and its whom people gather around & cherish, not the ministers…..prime example is PPP, who only talks about ZAB & BB as their leader and continue their politics in their names….

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  • Logic Europe
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:51PM

    rains at times stops you winning

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  • PhD_Norway
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:52PM

    PTI is the party of all Pakistanis, regardless their religious belief or ethnicity.

    Hamra Paigham Hay Muhabbat, Jahan Tak Punchy … n today its reaching to our Baloch brothers.

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  • Very 1
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:55PM

    It’s the Young-gen+ movement. Can it turn its enthusiastic drive into a game-changer? Still a long shot. But who knows. Little drops of water can turn into formidable floods and erode mountains or they can just disappear into the soil.The mountains of corruption are solid, tall and mammoth. At least you are trying. Good luck guys!

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  • mani
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:00PM

    Great stuff IK and PTI
    u need to engage with leaders of the southern part of balochistan

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  • "
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:04PM

    @Mirza:

    “Waiting for the when IK will keep a beard to contest election after some 15-20 years. Well who knows where would be PTI then, same as PNA and IJI :)”

    Sir, we, the Pakistanis, are extremely fortunate that a person; gifted with so much talent, prudence and foresight; like yourself is among us to guide the ignorant. Moreover, your deepest appreciation and valiant support for the apt and clean – without beard – democratic government of PPP is highly commendable and is certainly a discouragement for the jealous.

    (Pun intended)

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  • PTI KPK
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:22PM

    Riany or sunny – these are brave hearts of Baluchistan. PTI rocks and young hearts embrace the message where it goes. .

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  • Aslan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:32PM

    Overwhelming majority of overseas Pakistanis are with you IK.We will support you every inch of the way.

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  • john smith
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:54PM

    if anyone can unite muslim world it is “imran khan imran khan” we luv u imran the greatest politicion on the planet no doubt you will acomplish your mission nobody can stop you you are a lion and fearless god bless you and god bless the mother who gave birth to you everyone is behind you apart from a few corrupt elements which we dont want luv ya bruv

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  • john smith
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:57PM

    even when it pours sun is shining captain we luv u yeah yeah yeah

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  • Zeta
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:02PM

    Imran Khan Zindabad!

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  • Yasir Mehmood
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:03PM

    Nothing new from Khan at the jalsa…even blamed Nawaz sharif for Balochistan chaos haha so obsessed of NS he is.

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  • fz
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:04PM

    Pak media is not positive at all unfortuntely almost total black out on pti show. Shame on media you call yourself free.

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  • Roflcopter
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Indian intelligence officials must be weeping after all the support they gave to Baloch seperatist terrorists only to be undone by Imran Khans tsunami.

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  • Pakistani Muslim
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:19PM

    he blames every thing on NS …i think he needs to divert his attention on others as well … NOW its getting kinda boring & irritating

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  • abdul qayyum
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:24PM

    Great jalsa …..congrats PTI lions for successfull jalsa

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  • geeko
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:26PM

    @Pakistani Muslim:
    Have you even listened to him ? He didn’t blame “everything” on NS, but said that when Nawaz Sharif and PML-N, despite belonging (like PTI) to All Parties Democratic Movement, contest the elections, even if APDM itself refused the legitimize of these same elections under Pervez Musharraf, the Baloch nationalists present in APDM saw Nawaz Sharif and PML-N – a national party – literally betraying them, and they logically went out off the mainstream politics since then and until now.

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  • Salman
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:32PM

    Very well imran… u r the man…

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  • bilal
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:34PM

    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
    Thank you imran khan for helping our motherland and saving it from the cheaters, looters, killers

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  • Sajawal Khan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:44PM

    My friends, please make sure that you vote for him and also make sure that you will help few others to vote for him, this is the only way PTI can win. requesting you to do this only if you are PTI supporter.

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  • VOTE FOR IMRAN
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:52PM

    I love this guy. HE TRULY LOVES PAKISTAN! Please vote for him!

    We can turn our country around with a great leader like him.

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  • Atique ur Rehman
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:53PM

    The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will be LIVE!

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  • SaudiRules
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:55PM

    PTI brings tsunami (sea water) to the the thirsty people of Quetta. Wait till they taste the salty tsunami water and find out that it is useless, that looks are deceiving. Come to think of it I know by the Bannu jail break and freeing of talibans occured, the escapees wanted to attend IK’s jalsa in quetta. :))

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  • ufaquarian
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:01PM

    pity to see people like Tahir , Mirza above …….. . by your analogy Mandela having been jailed for almost 2 decades was a criminal so he shudnt be the president of SA in the first place. LOL. Grow up guys , think positive and recognize IK has already brought alot of change …. when was the last time we had huge jalsas in PWR , QTA , Lahore or Karachi/p>

    @ Mirza : Cheif Justice , Judiciary , IK everyone is against the nation in ur books , so who is with the nation Zardari , NS ? LOLRecommend

  • Khan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:04PM

    This Jalsa MUST be supported by all Pakistanis. We love you Balchochistan.

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  • syed irtaza
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:06PM

    there were 50,000 chairs not 5,000 RT i think is also taking money to lie to the people

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  • ather khan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:10PM

    the biggest jalsa in the history of balochistan province. it proves that imran khan is the true leader of pakistan. zardari and its corrupt core should leave now or will be forced to leave.

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  • geeko
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:17PM

    @SaudiRules:
    You’re definitely a great poet – beware, Shahbaz Sharif may quote you one day – but to “accuse” the thousands of peoples who attended the jalsa of being “Talibans” is quite insulting.

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  • Pro Bono Publico
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:20PM

    @Zabandraz:
    After trying to publicize that rain will have negative effects the jalsa, Express Tribune successfully avoided mentioning the numbers who attended. Yellow journalism at it best indeed :)

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:23PM

    I am crying and praying oh Allah help him to win the election in pakistan….. amen.

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  • wounded pakistan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:27PM

    v v fazoool reporting..

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  • S
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:02PM

    May ALLAH help our nation overcoming all its problem!

    Bloach people are the most loyal to Pakistan even after so much descrimination, they must not be labbeled as baghi.

    Paksitan Zindabad!

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  • Apr 20, 2012 - 8:17PM

    May Allah bless our country and keep it safe from corrupt officials…….We PAKISTANIS should stay UNITED in this crucial time

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  • M Sheikh
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:19PM

    LOOOOVVEEE u Imran Khan hate you Media for not giving enough coverage to this event. it was bigger then any other thing happening right now in Pak Shame on all of these so cold free media tv Channels

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  • Ashraf P
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:22PM

    Jalsas are fine. But you need policies to change the destiny of a nation. IK seems over confident. He hasn’t won a single election yet and he talks like he has won a thumping majority. Kaptaan saab, you cannot become PM by boycotting elections. I hope you will participate in the next elections. PML(N) Zindabad !!!

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  • Kashmirian
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:30PM

    I think PTI can bring much needed CHANGE.

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  • Iron hand
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:31PM

    Well, he’s right to point out the corruption of the current government and fight against it, but he seems to be full of promises he can’t possibly keep, and is apparently willing to appease the religious fanatics, which never works. He’s gonna learn some hard lessons about being in charge if he’s ever elected.

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  • ali imran
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:47PM

    did he say any thing about oppressed Hazaraians???

    or khan went their to applause the killers????Recommend

  • Faisal Qayyum
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:55PM

    v r waiting fr the day to cm wen v c PTI on the Govt. banches in the Parliament

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  • apj
    Apr 20, 2012 - 9:15PM

    they said it is not possible…he got the Cup
    they said it is not possible…he made Shaukut Khanum
    they said it is not possible…he made Namal
    and they still tell kaptaan ‘it’ is not possible!

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  • ihtisham
    Apr 20, 2012 - 9:20PM

    PTI & Imran Khan Zindabad. Pakistan Paindabad.

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  • ali imran
    Apr 20, 2012 - 9:48PM

    went to Quetta and not discussed HAZARA Killings?????????????????

    what message we get from this?

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  • Zoaib
    Apr 20, 2012 - 10:06PM

    @ali imran, he’s actually offering fatiha at the Nichari Imambargah to express solidarity with the Hazara community there…

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  • Mogambo
    Apr 20, 2012 - 10:30PM

    No matter how good or sincere-hearted a person is , politics’ corrupts a person.

    Imran Khan is a prime example of the above.

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  • Freeman
    Apr 20, 2012 - 10:47PM

    @Mirza: I can see your another negative view against a good leader. You never let the opportunity go to make negative comments either about Pakistan or anything good hapens in PaKISTAN. Your comment clearly showing that you are jeouse if Imran won and can take country to the top.

    Imran Khan is the only leader who can lead the country and take it to the right path. No other leader in Paksitan had a courage to do rally in Quetta.

    After this rally Imran khan went to Hazara’s houses who’s love ones killed recently to show condolence, solidarity and support with Hazara PEOPLE.

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  • Freeman
    Apr 20, 2012 - 10:49PM

    @awais: Do not worry PTI is going to have election with in the party and members of the PTI will decide who will have what position in the party. No other party have courage to do that. other parties are family business parties and only family people can have good positions.

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  • bashar alaam
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:18PM

    Hazara’s will wait to see your statement supporting hazara shias . Watch out for hazara votes can be deciding factor to win seats in quetta.Recommend

  • Salman Zafar
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:18PM

    Good luck PTI… for the elections…..

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:22PM

    Imran as un-elected leader loves to make these speeches against government and opposition. There is no better situation in which you have no responsiblity but enjoy full benefits of a leader and Imran intends to keep on doing this drama for rest of his life.

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  • Gilgiti-No voting right but Proud Pakistani
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:30PM

    CHANGE__ the most power full force in Pakistan, few liking it , most embarrassing it… Good luck PTI……Recommend

  • Wajahat
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:33PM

    May ALLAH bless you kaptan

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  • Razi
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:34PM

    Nice..Jalsa No Doubt ..PTI Revolution has been reached in Quetta. If Asad Umar can leave His job which sailry was 5000000 Pakisani Rupes. This Point ensure that Imran khan is Working for Real Change.

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  • Polished
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:40PM

    @Ch Allah Daad:
    At least he had the guts to travel to make a successful Jalsa at Quetta. What has your “leader” done so far? He is bringing back the Musharraf guys himself. And a simple piece of advice to you buddy, give credit where it is due.Recommend

  • Hopeful
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:45PM

    @Ch Allah Daad:

    Imran Khan just asked one thing from PML-N and other parties: A debate to address all the serious issues and their possible solutions. Is Mian Sahib ready to take the centre stage or will he be sitting in his Raiwind Recommend

  • Asim Mengal
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:49PM

    I am really trilled to see my brothers standing in water to hear leader. I am also enthralled to see our sisters in rain to welcome Imran Khan. PTI you really rock. I am very happy to see Imran in my town among us. No one will come to us during rough time.

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  • Truth
    Apr 21, 2012 - 12:00AM

    Geo Imran Khan! You are the voice of surpressed nation.

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  • Democrat
    Apr 21, 2012 - 12:03AM

    @ch. allah dad…

    oh man..i was wondering where have you gone..i think you just got your check of pay-per-comment :)

    well IK is in opposition and so making statement but NS and SS are in govt so why are they making statement and strikes in lahore? amazing leaders of yours… buy the whole media..buy all the tv channels..buy all the corrupt politicians and patwaris and thanedars…but nothing can stop the people of pakistan from electing their true representatives… btw why dont you give statment from your real id? (ch.nisar) ..? shuja pasha has retired…and now who is sending the people to a certain party? infact whole organizaiton of Q league and SNF merging in a certain party? another IJI and mehrangate in the making?

    @Mirza… your comments at zemtv website are real shame… but we expect nothing less from jiyalas…afterall being illiterate is the only criteria for being a jiyala…
    IK does not attack NS or PPP personally…he is only saying prove you wealth which is very much beyond your known sources of income…why hiding behind immunity? just say the 60million dollars in swiss bank or not zardaris and everybody will be satisfied..but in the last 4 years, nobody has denied it… IK exert such influence on NS and Zardari that zardari visited lahore after 2years otherwise he wouldnt dare to come out of his presidential bunker..while NS went straight to skardu fearing IK would go there first… imagine if IK can have so much influence on these looters, what will be their condition when IK comes into power!

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  • Democrat
    Apr 21, 2012 - 12:14AM

    @Mirza…

    btw if wishes were horses, beggar would ride…

    wishes are horses..and the beggar of islabmabad and larkana are riding on IMF money and wishing to win the next election… my advice to you is to look for some other job…BISP or pay-per-comment are gonna end very soon…

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  • Imran Farooq
    Apr 21, 2012 - 1:27AM

    Nothing can stop Tsunami. Tsunami always carry everything with it. There were 1,30,000 + people. That’s the big success of PTI. No other political party have guts to organize jalsa in Quetta. And chanting slogans of “PAKISTAN ZINDABAD” clearly reflects that Baloch’s are with Pakistan. That was a success of Pakistan too.

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  • toor
    Apr 21, 2012 - 1:46AM

    yes we khan!

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  • moeed
    Apr 21, 2012 - 1:48AM

    hail the captain

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  • Pollack
    Apr 21, 2012 - 2:17AM

    “your leaders are afraid of you”

    Is that not a healthy attitude in a democracy?
    Does Imran Khan want the people to be afraid of leaders like it was under Zia? He appears to have dictatorial tendencies but whatever his tendencies may be, in Pakistan army is king.

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  • PK Expat
    Apr 21, 2012 - 2:33AM

    Imran you are the one who will change things for the better. We all believe in you and wish that you succeed and inspire others to do well for Pakistan. However, please stop supporting the nutcase right-wing islamists.

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  • M.A.Azim
    Apr 21, 2012 - 2:46AM

    Mr. Imran Khan, Please save our country and you are the next PM of Pakistan

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Apr 21, 2012 - 3:06AM

    Imran is not afraid in Quetta because all violent and dangerous people like him.. Why would they harm their own spokesman who relentlessy supports them at every forum.

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  • MarkH
    Apr 21, 2012 - 3:18AM

    That Tsunami crap eats at me. It’s like a contradiction every time. Tsunamis are natural disasters and only brings “change” in negative ways. Also yeah, I’m sure those leaders are afraid. The ones in office are always the targets. Not powerless politicians such as Imran Khan.
    If he gets elected it’s not out of the question he’d end up in the same position. The only difference would probably be who is doing it.

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  • Zalim Singh
    Apr 21, 2012 - 5:27AM

    you are also a leader

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  • PK Expat
    Apr 21, 2012 - 6:47AM

    @Ch, I don’t think people in Quetta are “all violent and dangerous”

    @Mark leaders shouldn’t really be afraid though right?

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  • Humayun
    Apr 21, 2012 - 7:08AM

    The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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  • Humayun
    Apr 21, 2012 - 7:10AM

    Wondering when Imran Khan / PTI came to Karachi, national media went crazy even before the D Day while the coverage ws much lower yesterday evening when he triggers political activity in Quetta !

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  • PK Expat
    Apr 21, 2012 - 7:33AM

    big city news right.

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  • Rizwan
    Apr 21, 2012 - 9:22AM

    PTI you have done it once again .All the best PTI

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Apr 21, 2012 - 10:06AM

    Go King Khan!! We all patriotic nationals are with YOU. Shame on ET.

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  • Hasan Ahmad
    Apr 21, 2012 - 10:19AM

    Captain….we are with you. Go ahead.

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  • Amna
    Apr 21, 2012 - 10:54AM

    He didn’t say he would bulldoze the governor houses themselves, only the walls that separate them from the average person. The houses themselves would be made into libraries or educational institutions.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Apr 21, 2012 - 11:06AM

    “QUETTA: Criticising the ruling politicians of the country during a rally in Quetta, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that the leaders of the country are afraid of the very people who elected them”
    Yes you are right on your this stance because our leaders don’t afraid of the nation only before being elected and after being elected leaders they need fool-proof and the most tightest security blanket for tours only for within Pakistan or may be on India’s tour but our leaders are treated in European and Western countries they are treated like a common/ordinary leaders and they are not provided/given fool-proof and the most tightest security blanket for the visits like Pakistan because always the corrupt/looters leaders are afraid of the nation not the sincere,honest and loyal leaders.

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  • gujranwala987
    Apr 21, 2012 - 3:32PM

    I think with this big successful rally in Quetta Balochistan, Imran khan has asserted himslef as the only national leader popular in all parts of the country , I am sure Nawaz sharif or PPP cannot hold such rallies in Balochistan or KPK. So it seems like the verdict has come , Imran khan should be voluntarily given the power in the best interest of the country as he enjoys political support from every inch of the country.

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  • Atique ur Rehman
    Apr 21, 2012 - 3:36PM

    “The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
    will not be televised, will not be televised.
    The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
    The revolution will be LIVE.”

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  • Hassan
    Apr 21, 2012 - 6:13PM

    @ Ch Allah Dad

    You should be ashamed of yourself calling Khan Violent and Dangerous it shows how afraid these corrupt elite is . Yes is very dangerous for corrupt leaders like mians and zardari.

    BTW your words tell that how jealous you are after this successful jalsa and i can imagine the blood pressure of your leaders…its getting funny now and please learn to argue.

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  • Nadia
    Apr 21, 2012 - 8:16PM

    I watched Imran Khan’s interview on BBC Asia talk show a few months back. He sounded hollow and with no substance at all. He was not offering any solution for issues. He was just giving general well meaning sound bites which maybe he thinks people want to hear. He sounded like a man with no intrinsic values. But he still built a cancer hospital for his fellow citizens. So maybe he has something of value to offer but it is not coming across right. Time will tell. It looks like he has “institutional” support so he will win. He had no clear road map on any issue, from economy to terrorism we are unable to trace out any solid policy by Immi Khan. He is building castles in air, practical things are far different. It is not time to offer mere lip service but to take practical steps.

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  • Mujahid
    Apr 21, 2012 - 8:17PM

    Imran Khan has no program, no planning and no team to implement his ideas. People should really stop pretending sit-ins accomplish anything. Not even mass murder gets a reaction. Why would some people sitting around? I’m not knocking the concept of peaceful protest; however, that time could probably be used better. That doesn’t mean it can’t be used for something else to further the cause, though. I am skeptical of his game plan’s development. These statements appear to have the goal of putting some form of pressure on a group. But, nothing is said that would actually cause that intended pressure. Like even a vague reference to an aspect of his plan, I’ll probably get jumped for saying it but, at the moment, he is doing nothing different than PML-N. A lot of talk about a goal while forgetting that the plans they don’t speak of are what separates those who can do it and those who just run at the mouth. There is no reason given that they are anymore capable than a mental patient on a street corner preaching revolution and offering piggy back rides in exchange for hugs.

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  • Honesty Center
    Apr 21, 2012 - 8:22PM

    Bravo, good show PTI.

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  • Logic Europe
    Apr 21, 2012 - 8:41PM

    I Khan will be better off starting g a Pakistan
    premier leauge
    he can’t run politics
    he will be deafened by innings

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  • Javed Khan
    Apr 22, 2012 - 6:47AM

    To all those who say Imran has no vision, no plan and no program. PTI is unrolling its plans and defining policies; please check some previous article on ET and you will know better about recent plans about energy crises and local governance. IK has sincerity and he has proved himself in other discipline. And above all, other party leaders are hollow with previous experience of treachery and fraud. We will not repeat the sin of bring them back. Pakistan Zindabad.

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  • Super pak
    Apr 22, 2012 - 7:55AM

    @MarkH:
    Mark are you pakistani If not then what is your problem. He could call it a moab for all I care, out of all the speeches and all imran has done what gets you is tsunami, hey you gotta a problem with his hair too. Maybe there too long. Fyi you don’t have to leave your “expert” advice at every single article.

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  • abdul satter
    Apr 22, 2012 - 8:34AM

    hi imran khan i am abdul satter plese sir i request you ?

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  • Rt.Wing
    Apr 22, 2012 - 9:32AM

    I just want to say that its 7 months of uprising and apart from these parties what a solid measure he has taken. When IK sb is asked he has only one answer its duty of PMLN. And we r here to enjoy. Just give us govt and then see. Sir why u all parties r behind power. At one point u said that if u do something its civil disobedience and next thing u say if u will not hv enough no. of seats than u will do this. Sir plz don’t confuse us. If PTI want to change than do it right now. As I know the 2nd or 3rd tier from my locality they r the same faces as the other two parties hv. What’s the change? Its only u. Sir we hv to think while claiming. May ALLAH show us. Right path.Ameen

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