Imran blames PML-N for promoting idea of Sindh’s division

Published: May 24, 2012

PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

LAHORE: Blaming Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) for calling for Sindh’s division, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was the one who demanded a Karachi province a few months back.

He added that the division of Sindh was a concerted effort to promote hatred among people at the grassroots level to secure vote banks, but the debate is not reflective of the public sentiments.

“The PPP [Pakistan Peoples Party] government and its allies are actively involved in this conspiracy which will intensify when electioneering is in full swing,” said Khan.

He further warned the government and its allies that they were treading a “dangerous path” which can lead to unprecedented violence and destruction in the province.

Khan expressed PTI’s resolve to oppose this conspiracy with “all its political might and stand against political groups playing with the lives of the people of Sindh for their political goals”.

New secretary general Sindh

Senior member of the party Hafizuddin Advocate has been appointed as the general secretary Sindh of PTI.

Earlier, the post was held by Dr Hasan Raza Memon.

Reader Comments (67)

  • aliza awais
    May 24, 2012 - 9:32PM

    I blame PMLN too not only for promoting Sindh’s Division but also The Hell corruption in Punjab..

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  • Muhammad Usman
    May 24, 2012 - 9:35PM

    Mr Khan this confirms your understanding with mafia. Not uttering a word against killers.
    I do not endorse N league but dont understand why a rally of Sindhis attacked. Why natives are not allowed to hold rally in the capital . The proponents of sooba have free hand but natives not.

    Mr KHAN stop politicizing.

    this confirms khammosh itehad of pti and mafia

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  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2012 - 9:36PM

    Khan sahib grow up. say some thing about the killers. are you suggesting marvi was firing on the rally.Recommend

  • Jat
    May 24, 2012 - 9:40PM

    Imran Khan is now totally and shamelessly pro MQM.

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  • Zamir Malik
    May 24, 2012 - 9:45PM

    Shame on Imran Khan and PTI. Imran’s Politics is all about Personal Hatred of Nawaz Sharif. Again Shame on Imran Khan. He never uttered a word against the parties that are ruling Karachi which include ANP, PPP and MQM, Shame on him again.Recommend

  • Yasir Mehmood
    May 24, 2012 - 9:45PM

    Match fixing between PTI and MQM or you can say they played noora kushti back in 2007

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  • dr khan
    May 24, 2012 - 9:45PM

    mr khan is anti sindhi,as he never tolerated sindhi boys in pakistani team.Recommend

  • Shoaib
    May 24, 2012 - 9:53PM

    A pathetic statement by Imran Khan. And it is funny that people call him a great Leader.

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  • Imran Nazimabadi
    May 24, 2012 - 9:54PM

    Khan sb every one knows quite well who is actually promoting idea of sindh division. It’s time that you should grow up & start calling a spade a spade. Enough! Stop this hypocrisy and stop covertly supporting this criminal mafia gang which was responsible for yesterday’s attack..

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  • youth lahore
    May 24, 2012 - 9:55PM

    we are with u IK .. God job

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  • Zia
    May 24, 2012 - 9:55PM

    @Muhammad Usman:
    What khMoosh ittehad are u talking about??…he has said that government and it allies (including mqm) are fully involved in this conspiracy and the pmln. Now what’s wrong in this??? Aren’t the government, it’s allies and the “opposition” pmln sitting in the parliament?? Isn’t it the responsibility of the parties in parliament to ensure political harmony in the country???

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  • T+
    May 24, 2012 - 10:05PM

    Best thing I found in Muhajir province episode is at least people are discussing it, which is indeed encouraging.

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  • Irfan
    May 24, 2012 - 10:06PM

    What’s up with this love affair with thd word Grow Up. And Mr Khan you really did forget to condemn the killers. But good to hear that you will throw all your political strength to stop this conspiracy, this new plan hatched by Karachi dons to spread more hatred among ethnic groups. The only plan is to kill them so they would kill ours and solidify the status of these dons as the saviors of a particular ethnic group. But b sure a record is being kept and sooner or later you will pay for the crimes u r committing today.

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  • Falcon
    May 24, 2012 - 10:08PM

    Anything that saves us from further bloodshed in Sindh, I am all for it. I think Khan Sahib’s choice of words for PMLN is a bit strong. I don’t think they initiated the idea. In fact PMLN and PTI are on the same page that they don’t want division of Sindh. And indirectly, PTI is also hitting out at MQM by using the term ‘PPP and its allies’ in the statement above.

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  • Zia
    May 24, 2012 - 10:16PM

    @Zamir Malik:
    Don’t u have eyes to read?? He clearly stated that government and it’s allies are responsible in this mess and it is the fact that shahbaz did make a demand of dividing sindh. I must say that go ahead, vote for pmln but don’t come back crying. IK is a farsighted person. His theories like on war on terror, NRO election , Karachi unrest, etc has turned out to be true and u will see that this sindh theory will also come out as true, wait and see!!!

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  • Zahid
    May 24, 2012 - 10:25PM

    All comments from Imran Nazinabadi to Muhammad Usman are by the same person just using different name. dude, whoever you are, at least give some time between your posts so that they at least looked like to be from different individuals.

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  • Blithe
    May 24, 2012 - 10:25PM

    @Zia:
    You give IK too much credit.

    Zamir is right. How can you respect IK when he spends
    99.99 percent of his time criticizing the federal opposition to resign ( and
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  • Concern1
    May 24, 2012 - 10:26PM

    A conspiracy by the PML (N) the party based only in North Punjab, trying to use the last ball ot the over to divide Sindhi People after being unable to stop the tsaunami of PTI in PUNJAB, Nawaz Sharif pack your bags again now to flee to some unknown destination otherwise the people of Pakistan will not let you run away this timeRecommend

  • Zahid
    May 24, 2012 - 10:31PM

    @Blithe:
    how can you support someone that paid only 5,000 rupees in taxes last year?
    how can you support someone that has laundered money to his son in UK? Where is the money trail?
    How can you support someone that used public funds for his personal cause by buying and distributing laptops?
    You should be ashamed of yourself for supporting brothers. Recommend

  • Blithe
    May 24, 2012 - 10:39PM

    @Zahid:
    Stick to the issues.
    You aren’t going to get away by going off tangent.

    You cannot defend PTI here.
    It is unfathomable for most of the contributors
    here as to why he is criticizing PML N .

    It goes to show that he is actually working fit Zardari and MQM.

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  • neutrino
    May 24, 2012 - 10:44PM

    I desperately wanted to vote Imran khan, but now i guess i have to change my mind.

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  • Zia
    May 24, 2012 - 10:45PM

    @Blithe:
    What kind of federal “opposition” is this that they sit 3 years with the federal government at the beginning and when the election draws neerer, start to shout “go zardAri go” and at the same time doing seat adjustment in senate elections???

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  • Jat
    May 24, 2012 - 10:52PM

    PTI is using same tactics as PPP in changing topic when going gets tough. The subject under discussion was if MQM was behind the Mohajir sooba movement and the wall chalking all over Karachi. And if it was MQM that wanted to divide Sindh.

    Imran is showing extreme immaturity or simply being cunning; take your pick.

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  • M Umair Asghar
    May 24, 2012 - 10:55PM

    @Zahid: u are some much focused on “5000″ … see the tax records HOW much TAX was PAID by the SARIF FAMILY…. its about paying tax – the more u divide profits the lesser the total tax to be paid. so the sharif fmaily must be paying lesser total tax

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  • Moin
    May 24, 2012 - 11:02PM

    Mr khan is right, as I remember it was shehbaz sharif who first said that Karachi should be a separate province, and I was shocked!

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  • Sami
    May 24, 2012 - 11:11PM

    Imran Khan is absolutely rights those who are criticizing him have to answer this news in which Shahbaz Sharif openly ask for Karachi soba, there was no campaign for any soba before this.

    pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/04/25/news/national/shahbaz-wants-karachi-to-be-province/

    thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-5515-Shahbaz-wants-Karachi-to-be-a-separate-province

    PMLN commentators come up with proofs and logics but the way you only blame and criticize made everyone feel how frighten you are from PTI

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  • Fida Muhammad
    May 24, 2012 - 11:13PM

    You are really immature politician Mr. IK. I had deep admiration for PTI and you as a leader but now I think you dont deserve it. I guess in the near future you are going to forge an alliance with the killers mafia against wich you had once instituted a case in UK. Such insane opposition to PML (N) will only tarnish your reputation. Grow up man and show some maturity and courage in calling spade a spade.

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  • Lala Gee
    May 24, 2012 - 11:15PM

    As everyone knows how critical I am of the current lot of PPP and PMLN leaders for being corrupt, inapt, and lacking vision, and even though I have a sympathetic view of Imran Khan as he seems to be the only choice among the current lot of politicians but I always doubted his political insight and acumen. I wonder how it is good, especially when there was hardly any vocal demands, to divided Punjab to create Seraikistan and Bahawalpur, but it becomes a sin to divide Sindh. As I said on the day PPP tabled the resolution in the National Assembly for creating Seraikistan, “Today the first brick for Muhajir province has been laid down”, and if he has to blame anyone then it is the selfish and evil leadership of PPP to be blamed for all the bloodshed. Now the Muhajir province is a writing on the wall, as a well known adage says “As you sow, so shall you reap”.

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  • pakistani
    May 24, 2012 - 11:15PM

    imran khan is suffering from PML N phobia…………..any cure somebody.

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  • Blondie boy
    May 24, 2012 - 11:21PM

    @Yasir Mehmood:

    Dont you know how to read IK said: “The PPP [Pakistan Peoples Party] government and its allies are actively involved in this conspiracy which will intensify when electioneering is in full swing,” those allies include MQM too…..

    @M Umair Asghar:
    @Blithe:

    Mian Sahib’s recent tour of Sindh really explains it all about the Sindh division. The slogans he used just to get his vote bank ready there and he didnt even realized the aftermath. He is RESPONSIBLE for all the crisis IN PAKISTAN TODAY. He supported Zardari in 2008 just to get rid of Musharraf which was his personal matter and nothing was at Pakistan’s gain and then Zardari really screwed him up and now he is giving the people even worst treatment.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    May 24, 2012 - 11:22PM

    Division of provinces into smaller provinces for better administration is not a bad idea. Mr. Imran has no plan to run the country. He says just opposite what other leaders say. Recommend

  • aley
    May 24, 2012 - 11:34PM

    I wonder if IK ever talks without blaming anyone for something??
    …I blame ET for publishing my statement;
    …I blame journalists for attending my press conference
    …I blame the sun for light in the morning
    …I blame Jemima for marrying my
    …I blame PTI supporters to follow me..
    Whats wrong with this guy??????

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  • Sudhir
    May 24, 2012 - 11:40PM

    Imran has developed PML (N) phobia and PML (N) already has Musharaf phobia. Both are not concentrating on real issues. Both will suffer humiliating defeat if the elections are held today.

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  • May 24, 2012 - 11:43PM

    Imran khan is the only leader in pakistan that speaks the truth.Punjab government is being run by a family and has broken all level of corruption.In what capacity Nawaz and Maryam are distributing laptops as they are not govt officials.On other hand PPP are looting the federal and Sindh govts.If the people of our country still support these parties then we are doomed as a nation and our country will be further destroyed.It is time to support PTI and get rid off this family politics. We should think about country and not personal party interests.

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  • wahab
    May 24, 2012 - 11:50PM

    man seriously!! no blame on MQM for killing so many people! Dissapointed from u IK

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  • May 25, 2012 - 12:08AM

    Why not PMLN blame MQM for killing? why they are silent? Infact when MQM came out from PPP govt for a short period, PMLN started to praise them and asked them for their support.PPP and PMLN have supported MQM in the past and still would do the same for political mileage. PTI is the only hope for the country.

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  • Afridi
    May 25, 2012 - 12:16AM

    i was imran khan supporter but not anymore because of two reasons, first he is very near to jamate Islami who are establishment creator and who did not oppose neither they resign during musharaf era on war on terror and secondly he should make alliance with other parties to root out the black sheep mqmRecommend

  • Faisal
    May 25, 2012 - 12:22AM

    Pity for Imran Khan he lost his respect and integrity in Sindhi’s by blaming PML-N instead of MQM for 22nd May incident.

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  • Blithe
    May 25, 2012 - 12:37AM

    @Zia:
    It is the same PML N that quit the federal government over principles,
    the same party that was removed by Zardari in favor of Governor Raj, the same party that was instrumental in restoration of judges ,
    the same party that does NOT play the ethnic card ,
    the same party that imposes important conditions in resolutions ,
    the same party that has been asking for Gilani to resign
    (whereas IK is unfathomably asking PML N to resign whereas at the same time
    asking his “duty free” Awais Legari to sit tight).

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  • M Umair Asghar
    May 25, 2012 - 1:22AM

    @karim: Dear try to keep balanced view…no body’s asking u to vote for pml n but just join SS page to have a balanced view of both sides and u ll get to know baout the efforts of punjab govt better

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  • M Umair Asghar
    May 25, 2012 - 1:24AM

    @Blondie boy: Dear “blondie boy” ur name says it all! :)Recommend

  • Khorram
    May 25, 2012 - 1:43AM

    Imran khan is now exposed! He is there to weaken the opposition and to strengthen gov
    Of zardari.he seems to be zardari front man to damage nawaz who is only standing against this
    Gov.i think ppl should realize Imran agenda by now .

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  • azeem
    May 25, 2012 - 2:06AM

    All of your politics is based on typical personal grudges and ill will against PML N leadership. You are unable to say a single word against the killers, the brutal murderers. Its your dirty politics and dirty approach. You must be ashamed of this.

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  • Kaleem
    May 25, 2012 - 2:09AM

    @Sudhir, so who will win elections then? PML (Sudhir)? :)

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  • j sarwar
    May 25, 2012 - 4:22AM

    I am from Karachi but do not support MQM, But still strongly believe that the only solution to save Pakistan from further break up is the creation of more provinces. In 1971 former East Pakistan has one province and now Bangladesh has 19 provinces.Even India has created till recently more and more provinces. Had there been 10 provinces in East Pakistan then the creation of Bangladesh would never have happened.Do not think that certain section of peple will benifit, But the fact is that it will benifit the whole Pakistan.It will create harmony and more jobs.We mut create at least 3 provinces in Sindh 5 in Punjab , 3 in Baluchistan and 3 in KPK. I used o support Imran Khan but now I will not support him as he lacks wisdom and do not support more provinces.

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  • Nasir Iqbal
    May 25, 2012 - 5:08AM

    Cant understand IK politics..Just for 1 jalsa he made an agreement with MQM nd now bound in it. Come on Man even a blind person can tell you this Muhajir sooba conspiracy is by MQM and you have to leave them. Plus about PML N statement they were right on 1st day when Zardari & Gillani said to make Saraikistan they told them this not gonna work for them bcz after Saraikistan how they gonna reply to Hazara, Fata & Muhajir?? PPP has played a wrong card and i dont know Y Imran Khan is supporting MQM and criticizing PML N for this. Come On Man come on ground politics now. Jalsa Game is over now. Ground politics is quite different than doing huge jalsa.

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  • Ahameed
    May 25, 2012 - 6:26AM

    Plz check wht mian sb actually said a month ago.

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  • Ahameed
    May 25, 2012 - 6:27AM
  • bunty
    May 25, 2012 - 7:54AM

    Imran knows PPP will not come into power in the next election. MQM is too negative along with PML-Q and ANP. By process of elimination, the only viable party as a contender is PML-N. For that reason, he is focusing all his attacks on PML-N. At the same time, PML-N is focusing its attacks on PTI as well since they know PTI is a power to be reckoned with. All the best to Imran I hope he comes and changes the game.

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  • Nadeem
    May 25, 2012 - 9:29AM

    @aliza awais:
    It is now confirmed that IK has tacid understanding of MQM and PPP, since the words he uttered are exactly the same uttered by these two parties in the last few days. Infact if you remove the header of the press conference, you would think it was done by some MQM or PPP minnister or Rehman Malik. Our leaders have a habit of misleading and twisting facts. Shabaz Shreef had simply an alarmed that if PPP raised the isue of more provinces, then voices for the creation of another province in Sindh would also be raised. period. nothing more nothing less, why on earth has IK changed the whole context and meaning of the statement. He is so fixated with PML(N) that he has lost his logical thinking.

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  • May 25, 2012 - 9:37AM

    come in the field – contest election why afraid of results, its no use crying oner spilt milk.

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  • saad
    May 25, 2012 - 9:40AM

    This man is totally ignorant and fully believes in propaganda against PMLN only. He didn’t utter a word against Karachi mafia who did firing on rally but as usual always accuses pmln. His only target is PMLN. This proves the existence of deal between PPP,PTI and MQM.

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  • Zabandraz
    May 25, 2012 - 11:09AM

    Surprised at this comment by Imran Khan!!! It has always been MQM behind the demand of Mohajir sooba and you blaming PML(N)????? I support you and your party but let’s call spade a spade.

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  • Salman
    May 25, 2012 - 11:19AM

    I am sorta pro Imran Khan but he should give up his obsession regarding Nawaz Sharif/PMLN.

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  • Sajida
    May 25, 2012 - 11:35AM

    And who is promoting division of Punjab? Maybe it is tit for tat?

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  • Sharjeel
    May 25, 2012 - 12:09PM

    PML N is responsible for everything,,Killing in Karachi, Abduction in Balochistan,, Drones in KPK,,Loadshedding in Punjab.

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  • Raza
    May 25, 2012 - 12:09PM

    Imran khan is sheltering behind Zardari and MQM.Long live PML-N phobia.

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  • kaka pakistani
    May 25, 2012 - 12:42PM

    We need more provinces in pakistan and Karachi province is must be created

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  • Adnan Khawaja
    May 25, 2012 - 3:13PM

    Imran Khan is pro-PPP and pro-MQM.

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  • Zohaib Khan
    May 25, 2012 - 4:19PM

    Imran is an ignorant person. He should condemn those persons who did firing in Karachi abut he is doing propaganda against PML(N) only as usual. He didn’t utter a word against MQM who did firing on rally but he is criticizing PML(N). His only target is PML(N). So there is a noora kushti between PPP and PTI.In fact PTI is the B team of PPP.

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  • Noman Hassan
    May 25, 2012 - 5:30PM

    PTI is playing evil game that will hurt Pakistan. It is no politics to criticize one opposition party every time. I believe that Imran is Pro-PPP and Pro-MQM.

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  • Asifa Khan
    May 25, 2012 - 5:57PM

    Childish and immature statement by Imran Khan. He is suffering from PML(N) phobia.

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  • Shamila Sadaf
    May 25, 2012 - 6:24PM

    many people are killed in Karachi. Imran is uttering no words about that because he has an underhand deal with PPP and MQM. Very bad role is being played by PTI. There politics is just to criticize PML(N). This is due to narrow-mindedness of Imran Khan. There is no doubt that Nawaz Sharif is the most popular leader of Pakistan. Imran is seriously ill and suffering from PMLN-phobia.

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  • Nabeel Shah
    May 25, 2012 - 6:38PM

    Imran Khan has no vision. He should discuss the matters with maturity. He always thinks that Nawaz Sharif is responsible for all. All this shows that Imran is biased. He is helper of Zardari. PPP is very happy from the role that is being played by Imran. His role in Pakistani politics is just to hit PML (N) as advised to him by establishment.

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  • Realist Tanoli!
    May 25, 2012 - 7:29PM

    ROFL :D
    is this guy for real? :D

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  • ishfaq Bhatti
    May 25, 2012 - 7:37PM

    hi there

    where ever he goes he just says NS NS NS NS, he is the one of the probably only example of the world’s opposition who criticizing the second opposition party rather then the sitting Govt. Recommend

  • MN
    May 27, 2012 - 11:23PM

    IK the same nonsense every time, but this time you made a bigger blunder by ignoring to blame the actual killers… remember they are the same ones who were your top enemy sometime ago!

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