PTI election campaign to kick off on Dec 10

Published: December 9, 2012

Chairman Imran Khan is to visit rural areas to meet workers and voters PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: 

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will start its multi-phased mass campaign for the general elections from the 10th of this month, party officials told The Express Tribune.

Chairman Imran Khan is to visit rural areas to meet workers and voters.

The campaign, the first phase of which will end on December 20, will kick off from south Punjab, said Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood.

“The time has come to mobilise the masses to vote for change,” Mehmood added.

According to the schedule, Khan, along with Vice Chairmann Shah Mehmood Quershi, President Javed Hashmi and Jahangir Tareen, will visit Lodhran on Dec 10.

The next day, the leaders will visit Layyah, Muzaffargarh and Multan districts and meet party workers, Mehmood said.

Khan will give guidelines to the workers and office bearers for the general elections. The PTI chairman, he said, wanted to meet ‘the common man’ and hear what kind of change he wants.

From South Punjab, the leaders will go to Islamabad for an “important meeting” in which the party’s strategy for the elections will be discussed.

On December 15, the party leadership will visit Gujranwala and Lahore. Khan will then go to Sindh on December 20, where he plans on addressing a public gathering at Sukkur.

The information secretary said that the PTI would be using party resources to fund the campaign, unlike other major political parties that were using the public money to fund their campaigns.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (42)

  • Omer
    Dec 9, 2012 - 1:04PM

    Kaptan looking for a clean sweep !!

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  • Kamran
    Dec 9, 2012 - 1:13PM

    About time PTI to start campaigning for General Elections. I wish you the best of luck and I sincerely hope the party can regain momentum that had recently slowed down. Good luck!

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  • Mohsin Ali
    Dec 9, 2012 - 1:52PM

    Good initiative to mobilize the nation towards change.

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  • Abbas
    Dec 9, 2012 - 2:03PM

    Best of Luck Khan Sahib..Vote for Imran is a vote for Pakistan

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  • PTI Mardan
    Dec 9, 2012 - 2:04PM

    Time to get rid of family dynasties,fuedals,crooks.
    Vote for PTI.Recommend

  • Saleem
    Dec 9, 2012 - 2:11PM

    Between 10 and 20 seats at the most. The ‘tsunami’ is actually a dust storm.

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  • Osman
    Dec 9, 2012 - 2:49PM

    Other major political parties also need to do this. PPP jamoriat key liye yeh zaroori hai.Recommend

  • xyz
    Dec 9, 2012 - 2:49PM

    Tsunami in action

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  • bilal
    Dec 9, 2012 - 3:22PM

    @Saleem:
    people like you are actually responsible for forcing Pakistan towards destruction. it’s now or never.

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  • Zaffar
    Dec 9, 2012 - 3:49PM

    Pro IK supporters-Do Not worry-just do your job and vote. I do not believe there is any thing to worry about slowing down of IK drive.

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  • fasmik
    Dec 9, 2012 - 4:03PM

    PTI is the solution

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  • Shakeel N
    Dec 9, 2012 - 5:21PM

    People must support PTI and Imran Khan to make Real change in Pakistan. So please vote wisely and vote to PTI only!!!

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  • Shakeel N
    Dec 9, 2012 - 5:29PM

    PTI will win elections 2013 InshaAllah.

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  • M Ali Khan
    Dec 9, 2012 - 6:44PM

    All you boys and girls better go out and VOTE rather than thinking that facebook polls and likes will decide an elections!

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  • Tatlah
    Dec 9, 2012 - 6:50PM

    I request to all Pakistanies , please join hands with Imran. We are at NOW or NEVER. God bless Pakistan

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  • mian khaliq
    Dec 9, 2012 - 6:51PM

    Vote for PTI InshAllah.

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  • Muhammad Ahmad Gulzar
    Dec 9, 2012 - 6:51PM

    I am from Bahawalpur. And inshAllah Imran Khan will be the champ specially from South Punjab. Time to Kick the Status-Quo parties who not only used us for their power but also Looted our resources.
    Khan, Can. & he will inshAllah. =)

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  • Hammad
    Dec 9, 2012 - 6:52PM

    The best PTI can do is cause a hung parliament, just what the establishment wants. PTI supporters will then go on to blame the general population for destroying the country, like Romney supporters did after they lost.

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  • A Pakistani
    Dec 9, 2012 - 6:54PM

    My prayers for the success of PTI and Imran Khan. He is the only man who has the solutions to all the problems of Pakistan.

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  • Farrukh
    Dec 9, 2012 - 7:23PM

    Its about time that we plegde our votes to Imran Khan As he plegdes u$ a better future and prospering and just PAKISTAN..All my loyality to PTI

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 9, 2012 - 7:24PM

    Begining of the end. PTI, PPP and allies will face historical defeat.

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  • Truth detector
    Dec 9, 2012 - 7:28PM

    @bilal You are absolutely right. People like @Saleem, can only give demoralizing comments from their cushy, comfortable environment. They are demagogues with no heart & soul & are not capable of thinking beyond their self interest !

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  • Fahad Khan
    Dec 9, 2012 - 7:46PM

    Tsunami will rise again.

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  • Liaqat
    Dec 9, 2012 - 8:22PM

    Support PTI please .my countrymen

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  • Usman Khan
    Dec 9, 2012 - 8:59PM

    PTI target is only PMLN in Punjab not PPP & MQM in Sindh…

    It is PPP/PMLQ/MQM/PTI vs PMLN….

    PMLN will beat them all…

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  • Zaffar
    Dec 9, 2012 - 9:41PM

    @Muhammad Ahmad Gulzar:
    Really liked your comment-that is exactly the what we need-to be positive & do our job..

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  • Faisal
    Dec 9, 2012 - 9:56PM

    Vote for pragmatic and realistic people not people like IK who doesn’t understand how to tackle the problems

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 9, 2012 - 10:36PM

    There is no place to run for PTI, therefore it has decided to run for elections.

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  • Falcon
    Dec 9, 2012 - 10:59PM

    Way to go PTI…

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  • Saleem
    Dec 9, 2012 - 11:30PM

    @bilal:
    I am not a corrupt politician, bureacrat, army general, judge, tax chor industrialist, or a stupid taliban supporter like tsunami khan.

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  • Fahad
    Dec 9, 2012 - 11:35PM

    @usman khan Anp&jui vote bank r also on pti target…&these parties have lost more suport in kpk.than..pml n in punjab…

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  • xyz
    Dec 9, 2012 - 11:35PM

    @Faisal, Usman and the likes: Stop making yourself and others fool. You can say that based on the illiteracy and fear in the masses they might not vote for PTI but stop saying that others have a solution. PTI is the party who has the right minds and clean intention. All others are tried and tested, and their leadership has evil intentions. Some good people are stuck within these parties, but by and large they are mafias looking for their own interests. Enough of status quo. Vote for PTI and for your future.

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  • abdul shakoor
    Dec 10, 2012 - 12:08AM

    dont worry about kpk we all along ptiRecommend

  • DevilHunterX
    Dec 10, 2012 - 12:16AM

    @Saleem:
    Nope you are just one of the silent majority and internet tough guy.

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  • Saleem
    Dec 10, 2012 - 12:53AM

    Those deluded folk dreaming of tsunami khan victory just have to wait a few more months. I guess they already have their excuses ready. In the land of pure people are waiting for miracles. They do not want to be proactive and change but some messiah has to come and make things better in 90 days. Dream on.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 10, 2012 - 1:07AM

    “The PTI chairman, he said, wanted to meet ‘the common man’ and hear what kind of change he wants.”

    The above statement clearly indicates that Imran does not have any plan. After twenty years in politics, our Khan does not know common man’s problems.

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  • Azim
    Dec 10, 2012 - 2:19AM

    This is more of a landmark in Pakistan Politics, now you dont have to be rich to contest election!
    End results are leaders from commons, something that was so un common in this country!
    Pakistan Zindabad!

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  • Haroon
    Dec 10, 2012 - 2:31AM

    why isnt imran going to DG KHAN? so it is true then that laghari bros r leaving pti

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  • Baset
    Dec 10, 2012 - 6:09AM

    PTI all the way insha allah !!

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  • Ali
    Dec 10, 2012 - 7:06AM

    CJ should not allow these parties to use public funds to run their election campaign. It does not make sense to use public funds to run ads in the newspaper, distribute laptops, give out funds as part of election campaign, Benazir funds, or use public funds to dine out voters before the election.

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  • bilal
    Dec 10, 2012 - 12:00PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    Stop supporting the families who are ruling for decades. Do you think they care for the people of Pakistan?

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  • Dr Z.Butt
    Dec 12, 2012 - 3:16PM

    Imran Please Try to Expand the list of P T I youth group To take a serious role to organise
    a working group and a leader in each group to work and propogate and inform voters of the
    aims and purpose of P T I to promote Political change n country to help to bring about
    change for the betterment of a common man. Try to convince people that this change will help stop corruption by taking strong action againt criminals and by bring NEW ANTI corruption and ANTI Terrorist LAWS in the Parliament. SET UP A SOCIAL WELFARE LAWS
    to help All those below Poverty Levels. Also Laws Against all those who keep MONEY abroad And MONEY LAWNDERING By CONFISCATING all funds abroad. To TAKE ACTION agaist all those who are corrupt individuals.

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