Imran Khan leaves for India to attend World Economic Forum meeting

Published: November 6, 2012

PTI chairman will participant in special sessions related to health and education in South Asia PHOTO: SAMEER RAZZAQ/FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has left for New Delhi to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting on Tuesday.

The PTI chairman will participate in special sessions related to health and education in South Asia and will also address the gathering.

Imran was accompanied by senior party leaders including Jehangir Tareen, Shafqat Mehmood and Naeemul Haq. The delegation is expected to return on Wednesday.

In the past, Imran had regularly attended WEF meetings in Davos, representing Pakistan.

Meanwhile, PTI Central Vice President Ejaz Chaudhary left for China to represent the party chairman in seminars and meetings arranged by the ruling Communist Party. The visit was arranged on the invitation of the ruling party.

Chaudhary will meet experts and communist party leaders to discuss poverty alleviation strategies and agriculture reforms introduced in China. Chaudhary will also visit industrial areas situated in the Hubei province of China.

Reader Comments (31)

  • Mard-e-Haq
    Nov 6, 2012 - 4:59PM

    Within 9 hours of his plane touching down, Imran Khan will succeed in wrenching out Indian Kashmir and uniting it with Pakistan. India will be moonstruck by the Great Khan.

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  • Aslam
    Nov 6, 2012 - 5:42PM

    Great, this man has ability to do something better for Pakistan. The People of Pakistan have a chance this time to elect him and his party and bring them in power to serve the country. At least one team they should be given chance.

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  • Azeem Aslam
    Nov 6, 2012 - 5:45PM

    The only party i.e seroius in solving the country’s problems.
    Good Move.

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  • faraz
    Nov 6, 2012 - 5:47PM

    Elections are approaching, but he is touring the world and party is in process of internal elections. Seriously, he should have learned by now

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  • aaaaa
    Nov 6, 2012 - 5:54PM

    who invites him to these things? are they that impressed by his no-corruption-in-19/90-days line?Recommend

  • Confused
    Nov 6, 2012 - 6:08PM

    Hope he gets the chance to meet the real King Khan.

    p.s. @Mard-e-Haq are u really that naive?

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 6, 2012 - 6:12PM

    He will prove in the forum that Taliban are best economic managers.

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  • Nov 6, 2012 - 6:18PM

    Hmm, maybe he should learn from Raja Ashraf and Asif Zardari and focus on sightseeing tours. Pakistani public likes to vote in leaders who treat them like sheep, they do not understand a ‘good, honest’ leader who is seeking to provide solutions. They relate more closely to the likes of Gillani and Raja Ashraf.

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  • Surya Namaskar
    Nov 6, 2012 - 6:27PM

    Imran Khan is not welcomed by the people of India because of his hypocrisy. When the Mumbai terrorist attacks perpetrated by Pakistan-based killers took place in 2008, he did not lose a word. In fact, he was ranting about the “injustice” against Pakistani cricketers who were not welcomed by India. However, Mr. Khan loves coming to India to partake of India’s hospitality. Many Indians question why he is being given a visa in the first place. You will find hundreds of angry readers expressing their views in Indian newspapers about the futility of inviting Pakistani politicians to India who are shunned by the rest of the world. The large majority of Indians would simply like to keep away from Pakistanis till they eradicate the evil of terrorism that is destroying lives of innocent men, women and children. Pakistan has become synonimous with terrorism and religious extremism. These are the country’s biggest “exports”. On the other hand, despite our huge misgivings about striking friendship with Pakistan, we are deeply impressed by the courage shown by the child Malala who raised her head against the barbarians who were, apparently, so frightened by a little girl that they had to fire bullets at her at close range. These are really brave men, aren’t they? And what did Mr. Imran Khan do? It took him six days to express mere “regrets” over the attack against Malala.

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  • khalid
    Nov 6, 2012 - 6:31PM

    now india like usa should detain him for some hours and watch the fun ………………..

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  • Pragmatist
    Nov 6, 2012 - 6:37PM

    Imran Khan will have achieved a lot if he breaks the cycle of violence between India and Pakistan and takes over the reins of decision-making from the agencies.

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  • Zoaib
    Nov 6, 2012 - 6:45PM

    @Surya, Imran Khan is going to participate in the WORLD Economic Forum. Don’t make this about India, try to have a bigger heart to welcome world leaders. Or don’t hold such events in the first place…

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  • Shakeel N
    Nov 6, 2012 - 7:06PM

    PTI has worked on various policies including health, economics, local-body system and energy and is working on other policies including education, agriculture. This shows that the party is sincere to its objectives to make Pakistan prosper. I hope majority of people will vote PTI in upcoming elections.
    Another important thing to note: India is a progressive country and always tries to learn from experiences and knowledge of other nations. It keeps eye on recent changes and development across the globe. I am sure Indians will definitely learn something useful from PTI policies may adopt whatever is good for their nation.

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  • paki christian
    Nov 6, 2012 - 7:36PM

    i am proud of You sir! May God Guide him!!!

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  • gootipukad khan
    Nov 6, 2012 - 8:44PM

    When will world economic forum be held in our gret Pakistan?

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  • Nov 6, 2012 - 8:52PM

    Hey, you are welcome but no chanda collection here :D

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  • Nov 6, 2012 - 8:55PM

    BTW whats the big news here, he comes to India every other month.

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  • sensible
    Nov 6, 2012 - 10:34PM

    @vishnu Dutta
    this time he is there to blow some diwali crackers for you guys, obviously via his speeches!

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  • AS
    Nov 6, 2012 - 11:11PM

    he should stay there plz

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  • Malik
    Nov 7, 2012 - 12:32AM

    The greatest disappointment of the decade, PTI.

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  • Zalim singh
    Nov 7, 2012 - 1:26AM

    this is not a fashion show.

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  • Nov 7, 2012 - 2:32AM

    @AS: if he was an Indian by now he would have been a powerful union minister in India.

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  • Nov 7, 2012 - 2:33AM

    @sensible:i believe he is returning by wednesday.

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  • Falcon
    Nov 7, 2012 - 4:02AM

    Interesting to see so many ‘Thanedars’ of India on this forum

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  • Something Clever
    Nov 7, 2012 - 4:09AM

    @Zoaib:
    Imran Khan is not a world leader. He’s a former cricket team captain.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Nov 7, 2012 - 8:08AM

    Though the govt. has given him visa due to some other reasons but we Indians are not welcomming him by heart .

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  • Shah
    Nov 7, 2012 - 9:52AM

    He is only leader who makes us proud every day. He can represent Pakistan not only locally but also internationaly.

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  • Haroon Rashid
    Nov 7, 2012 - 3:28PM

    The first time leadership participates at the WEF Davos, India. Pakistan with opportunities/openings, platform can be a hub to the region, and the world too. As PIA was one of the first airlines to operate Boeing 777 from Pakistan, much before Emirates and other carriers in the region.
    PTI, its chair person can hold the next or the following event of WEF in Pakistan which will be an eye opening to the world.
    Todays Pakistan need serious investment in Pakistan infrastructure as rail/road, rolling stock for Pakistan railway for High Speed Rail Track for passenger/cargo providing Gwadar port linkage to the world for transit cargo to China, Europe, ASEAN.
    We need railways, we don’t need aircrafts today, and the world is hungry to provide invest in Pakistan for their security, and our efforts.

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  • Someone
    Nov 7, 2012 - 7:39PM

    @Surya: He went to India to attend the World Economic Forum. What Indians think about Imran Khan means nothing, and personally, Imran Khan does not have a penny to be concerned with you or your opinions. India is synonymous with a state-sponsored terrorism campaign in Kashmir since 1947, and once Imran comes to power, he will put an end to India’s terror funding. He is a politician in Pakistan and the only thing that matters is his future policies in his own country. India is just a small fish.

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  • Oh No!
    Nov 25, 2012 - 12:48PM

    The only leader from Pakistan who deal makers at the meets actually respect and want to network with.

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  • madhu
    Dec 21, 2012 - 8:35PM

    first of all tell me all Pakistani people what Mr.khan is having to sell? bombs? sucide kits? mujhahiden? terrorists? Or poverty?Recommend

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