Youth will take laptops from Punjab government but will vote for PTI: Imran Khan

Published: December 11, 2012

PTI chief says change is about to come, cannot be stopped by some 'lions of the circus'. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, boasting about his party’s popularity, said that the youth will take laptops from the Punjab government but will vote for his party, reported Express News on Tuesday.

Addressing a rally in Lodhran, Imran mocked Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and questioned how he could bring change in the country after spending all of Punjab’s money on one road.

He also said that Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and President Asif Ali Zardari were the same, and accused both of them for being equally responsible for the “economic murder” of the people.

Imran said that change in Pakistan is about to come and could not be stopped by some “lions of the circus”.

He also vowed of putting Pakistan in the list of developed nations after coming into power.

Imran is to visit more than 200 sub districts, towns and rural areas in 16 south Punjab districts as part of the PTI’s election campaign.

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Reader Comments (85)

  • sgrr
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:38PM

    The youth will prefer to sit on social media sites on their laptops rather to vote for any of them, by standing in queues in broad sunlight.

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  • Maher
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:39PM

    YES :)

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  • shoaib...
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:41PM

    In IK we trust …

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  • M A
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:44PM

    Imran Khan is loosing his fame after his daily baseless allegations against only two Pakistanis. Looks like there are only Sharif Brothers in Pakistan to contest with.

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  • Kamran
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:46PM

    Nice to see overwhelming response from rural areas. Change has come.

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  • Zulfiqar Mughal
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:46PM

    Only hope for Pakistan !

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  • Pakistan.
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:48PM

    Damn he’s good!

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  • Umair
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:49PM

    Agreed with IK__ This is what we are :P

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  • Adam
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:50PM

    Yes, We will, InshaAllah.
    laptop are given from our own tax money.

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  • Kashmirian
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:52PM

    Yes they will do it but only in your (fool´s) paradise, a person who has no roots in common people of pakistan and maintains a lavish western lifestyle will get his third shock on the election day. I am following imran khan´s politics since PTI was established in 1996 when I was in college. He has always been overconfident about all elections and has been claiming to sweep the elections since 1997 elections. He is going to clean sweep the elections this time again as he has done so in 1997 and 2002 elections.

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  • Linchpin
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:53PM

    What will you do for Punjab? If you win the elections in the province and form a government what will you do? Why should Punjab vote for you? Punjab will vote for those who will improve the economic and social situation in the province. PML N is doing an OK job – can the PTI beat this? If so how? You haven’t convinced Punjab (or for that matter Sind) that you can deliver.

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  • ali
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:53PM

    We will vote for PTI! INSHALLAH!

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  • Ali T.
    Dec 11, 2012 - 3:54PM

    IK sounds so immature at times. By calling names such as Dengue Brothers, Lions in Circus etc he sounds like a juvenile 3 year old who thinks he sounds very cool by name calling. He should leave such things to his followers, the way PML, MQM, PPP etc let their supporters do by calling IK as Zani Khan etc. “Leaders” are not supposed to act so childishly.

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  • Dec 11, 2012 - 4:01PM

    I agree .

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  • Tanzeel
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:02PM

    LOL .. he is funny! we need a PM with a sense of humour like him!

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  • Faryal G
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:03PM

    this means they are opportunists… you want such people to vote for you?

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  • Zeeshan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:04PM

    Tsunami is on the way !!! Imran khan is the change Pakistan needs.

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  • Usman Lakhani
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:04PM

    The youth of today are much more interested in politics than their parents who were kept away from politics by Gen Zia Ul Haq. They are aware of how the big parties are fooling them. We will definitely vote for Imran Khan!

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  • Tatlah
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:07PM

    love u IMRAN KHAN…..reall saviour

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  • HEC Fellow France
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:08PM

    Dear PTI , if Mian Shehbaz has started this Laptop Scheme then dont challenge it, go ahead and advance your work. Be a great leader, dont make rounds over just mian shehbaz shareef, what about Zardari Politics? WHat about MQM, What about ANP? What about all those who said they want to break up Pakistan. Be mature.
    Dear PTI Members : Please dont start abusing, you times and again abuse and loose your well wishers.

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  • sattar rind
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:08PM

    Imran khan only can damage Nawaz League in Punjab and nothing more. personally i like him but politically he seems armature. he not exist in Sindh Baluchistan and Khabar Pukhtoonkha. where from he would win? if he has few votes in Punjab – specially upper Punjab that is also the area of Nawaz League. in triangular contest he only damage the N.League and indirectly will support PPP. as PPP votes are fixed to some extend. they always lose the election by three or four thousand votes in many areas of upper Punjab. Imran khan will balance at margin.

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  • Sincere Pakistani
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:09PM

    Good luck Imran.
    The well mannered and gentle people of pakistan will all vote for you while the ignorant, suppressed, crooked and purchased people will vote for other parties.
    I only hope you are able to get rid of the questionable people who have made it into your party.
    My vote and all my family members and friends will be voting for PTI.

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  • Zubair
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:10PM

    Dream On, Its tax free…. ;)Recommend

  • Satan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:15PM

    Only someone suffering from severe lack of vision would use our tax money to buy laptops for students while trying to convince that something extraordinary has been done.

    “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”

    I would vote for the party who realizes the importance of human capital in rescuing the nation.

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  • ikhlaas
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:16PM

    my younger cousin got laptop but says he will vote for imran khan

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  • Adolf Hitler
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:21PM

    sure

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  • Thor
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:22PM

    Good one Imran. Want to see u win the next election and take Pakistan to the top of developed country. May Allah bless you with health and life.

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  • Tariq Bajwa
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:24PM

    He has only one target – PML(N). This way he is benefiting PPP and trying to damage PML-N. I don’t understand why he takes everything done by Punjab government negatively whereas Shahbaz Sharif is known for his administrative skills and he has really completed several public welfare projects successfully.

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  • JJ
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:24PM

    GREAT LEADER AND LADDER OF “NEW PAKISTAN” IK ZINDABAD.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:25PM

    Have youth of Punjab have also became mirror image of politicians?Recommend

  • rizwan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 4:26PM

    Khan you surely got that right. We are going to vote for you.. and Pakistan going to vote for change…

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  • Yaida M
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:05PM

    Mr.Khan, you’re 60 years old aren’t you? How come you represent the youth?

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  • Fahd
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:13PM

    @ Linchpin: You call this an OK job of PMLN??. Punjab has a lower growth rate then the rest of the country. You call this an OK job??? Please raise your standards. If you give a donkey the government of a province 6 times, even he will perform better than pmln which ahs performed worse every time it has been given the govt.

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  • Urasad
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:15PM

    Yeah ive seen shehbaz’s administrative skills and merit system. The way he has clinged to almost all ministeries by himself and the mess that our health care system is today clearly speaks of his skills as an administrater. Vice chancellors of major universities of Punjab have been given undue extensions just because they are related to mian family one way or another…Why cant they let people get promoted as per policy. these people also worked hard all their life. And as far as developement in punjab is concerned, only lahore and raiwind is not punjab. There are so manyother cities and towns that need development way more than lhr/raiwind.
    I cant believe how people can even remotely think of voting for these same people that have been tested again n again…why dont they atleast try IK once for a change…if he doesnt make things better, atleast assured he wont make things worse..can it be more worse than what it is today ?….for GOD SAKE, start thinking out of the loop and be open minded…

    THINK!!!!!

    Concerned pakistani..

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  • Falcon
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:16PM

    Way to go PTI…I am happy PTI is spending more time in suburbs and rural areas

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  • bhuuurt
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:21PM

    PTI is the only hope as the two main parties governed for last 5 years

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  • THE
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:23PM

    I sometimes feel sorry for Imran Khan, the youth of Punjab had a price on their vote and that price has been paid just like the yellow cab scheme or the BISP etc. There is a price for everything in Pakistan and that’s the reason for the country’s situation.

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  • Bloom
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:27PM

    he always talks non-sense

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  • Ahmed
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:28PM

    I think he should re-name PTI as PunjabGovt-Phobia Tehreek-e-ImranKhan. He seems to get blinded by his enemity and hatered towards Sharif Bros. He cant see whats happening in Sindh, KPK and Balochistan. He seems to be Ok with situation in KPK! He seems to be OK with situation in Balochistan! and he also seems to be OK with situation in Karachi and rest of Sindh! But cant see anything right in Punjab.

    His this arrogant attitude has alienated many people from PTI and he hasnt realised it yet. May be he would realise after elections, provided that PTI would actually contest elections.

    Once upon a time a small kid approached me and exclaimed “Brother, today when I would bowl, my ball would crash and pass-though the wall. I replied sure it would provided you are given an over to bowl. PTI Tsunami is a dream till PTI actually think about elections, instead of avoiding elections.

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  • Moin
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:28PM

    PML n has got one credit to creat a new type of employment called as “comment-wagers”. They pay them wages to comment against PTI & IK just for the sack of it, though they know that PML n leaders are tax-evaders, money launderers and corrupt to the core. Can some one answer me on question, how come Hassan Nawaz got an investment of 1 billion pounds in the UK and through which channel they got their money transferred for it?

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  • Mubashir
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:29PM

    East or West. Immi is the best.

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  • arslan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:30PM

    go IK go..u the only hope :-)

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  • Mubashir
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:32PM

    There is always calm before a Storm. This calm is only the Lull before the Tsunami Hits. Imran Khan Zindabad.

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  • ishrat salim
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:33PM

    @Tariq Bajwa:

    Yes ! only by ignoring South Punjab….is South not part of Punjab…only North & Lahore is Punjab ? this is no way to rule a province, whether it is PPP or PML N….all part of province must be looked after, otherwise, sense of deprivation prevails & then forces people of deprived area to ask for separate province – as in case of Seraiki / Hazara etc;….

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  • Unknown
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:41PM

    Imran khan.. GROW UP! Stop weeping like a kid and complaining about sharif brothers.

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  • ali
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:42PM

    He is making fool of himself and his supporters. PTI ship is about to sink because of immature speeches and press conferences of IK.

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  • Malik
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:56PM

    Seems like IK is suffering with Sharif Fobia, its Punjab holding federation in tact n it’s shame that even new born child IK keep challenging n provoking the most important province with such spoil child version of political speeches. Irrespective what Sharif brothers were or are least they are mature, expert in business administration n seasoned politician. Pakistan need educated, mature, experienced team who could take the country in 21st century, Not immature, inexperience, childesh, greedy, opportunist individuals who may qualify jack of all trades, BUT master of none. It’s ironic n pathetic to note that even in this serious n dangerous situation where Pakistan is standing, we still have such characters who bent upon weakening the most powerful, developed, fairly educated, feeder of others province. IK leave Sharif’s alone go after corrupt PPP, MQM, ANP etc n start talking sense, this’s not cricket, hockey or football match, it’s serious business having 180-million people fate n country.

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  • Umer
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:57PM

    @HEC Fellow France

    Visiting sub districts is advacning the work in case you have not noticed. Laptops is a waste of money unless quality education is given to all. Have you ever visited villages in punjab ? Government schools, if any are present, consists of a chalk board, an unqualified teacher, few students on muddy floor. Truely Shahbaz Sharif is CM of Lahore and other cities of punjab. And do you realize how messed up priorities of Punjab government are ? Instead of focusing on health, education, power, governance etc. they are happy distributing laptops to youth(becuase it is focused by PTI) by the very tax money they pay.
    So here “doodh ka doodh pani ka pani” without abusing !

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  • asad
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:58PM

    Imran KHAN !!

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  • Amanzeb Khan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:05PM

    The headline of this article is misleading. I listened to his speech and he criticised Zardari very heavily as well. By quoting him only on the Sharifs the impression is being given that he is only criticising them which is not true.Recommend

  • mudassar
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:10PM

    To all the critiques of IK, my dear friends IK always talks against Shareef brothers the reason why he is talking about them because Pakistan is suffering because of their friendly opposition,if them shareef brothers wouldn’t allow this government to govern then how is it possible for this government to tarnish the image of the country internationally and make the people of Pakistan to suffer, he does talk about others too by the way.

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  • Dec 11, 2012 - 6:11PM

    Oh no, SS must stop giving laptops. This will create a huge PTI troll army

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  • Aslan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:11PM

    @M A:

    IK is right about Sharif brothers.NS has been implicated in money laundering ,tax evasion and defaulting on loans.He also took money from ISI and that is a fact.Had NS been a UK or US citizen he would be serving his time in jail.But in Pakistan he is living like a king.What is amazing is that a lot of idiots want to vote him into power again.What is he going to do if he becomes prime minister again?Ziltch.He will make more money and launder it to his overseas accounts in UK and other countries.In five years PMLN did nothing in Punjab ,no tax ,education or agricultural reforms.PMLN misused money given for primary schools to buy laptops and bribe the youth.It also spent billions on single road.The sharif brothers have no clue how to run a country.Its time for them to pack up and retire to their luxury apartments in London.

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  • jahandad
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:21PM

    Mian Nawaz sharif is the only hope for Pakistan IN ORDER to prevent total collapse ,IMRAN khan cannot win massive victory ,,on moral grounds he [imran khan] is much down than NAWAZ SHARIF,,,religious parties are full of hypocrites ,, so called secular PARTIES [ CLAIMING SO] are responsible for massive corruption and killings and knee bowing of Pakistan,,,,, WE DON’T HAVE A CHOICE BUT ONLY NAWAZ SHARIF,,,,,,AND THIS IS THE ONLY AND ONLY FACT AND TRUTH,,,Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:22PM

    Giving laptops to youth was unconditional and Mian Sahib had no intention to use it for politics. Mian Sahib knows very well that most of the students do not care about politics and very few go to polling stations. For youth, most important activity should be education not politics. What Imran is teaching them is called cheating.

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  • Waseem
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:23PM

    A wake-up call for those who question PTI’s presence in rural areas.

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  • Ahmed
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:27PM

    @Moin:

    But dear, the question is how PTI can bring change when it is not trying anything solid. Punjab is not the only place in Pakistan, to bring change a party need to have presence in all provinces and at all levels. If jokes could have bring the change, every Pakistani would have been a billionaire by now. IK seriously needs to revisit his party’s strategy and need to direct efforts in right direction. Otherwise PTI would be limited to facebook and twitter only.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:28PM

    PTI has become very popular. There were so many people in yesterday’s gathering that whole one “DAIG” of cooked rice finished.Recommend

  • up for a change
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:37PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    one good deed is not enough to redeem the lifetime of crookedness….else khisyani billi khamba nochay….no one is teaching anyone anything. People have realised tht PML-N is a con like other political parties. they are taking back what is theirs…thoses laptops were bough by our tax money so no wrong doing here.

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  • Asif
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:38PM

    Interesting to see that all PTI supporters are with their real name commenting on this forum and all other places. Bashers are not willing to show their names which further strengthen the argument that most of them are on Punjab Government’s payroll in other words our Tax money.

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  • naeem khan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:44PM

    its not tsunami that you will bring but its BADNAMI that’s coming your way beware

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  • Mahi
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:45PM

    Talk about being delusional!

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  • Xtreme
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:46PM

    @Tanzeel

    Wanna try Bozo for PM?

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  • junaid
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:51PM

    @Kashmirian:
    man we are not trying this time to previous leaders they have made us fool many times now we should give a chance to imran khan and count down will be starts when he will take the government not before this………

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  • Laptop wala
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:56PM

    I type from the same Showbaz sharif laptop .. my vote is for Khan

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  • saghir
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:56PM

    Inho ne inqalab ki baat kihy or change ki.but abe tak koi policy samne nai lae k kis way se ye change lae ge.na koi health,educational,defence koi ek policy samne nai raki.aur na koi monofesto share kia hy party ka.to kiase belive kia jae k ye change lae ge.

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  • Fahad Hussain
    Dec 11, 2012 - 6:59PM

    yes Insha-Allah

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  • Khan Gul
    Dec 11, 2012 - 7:13PM

    Hmmmm … inciting youth to do munafiqat !!!!!!!!

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  • Kashmirian
    Dec 11, 2012 - 7:24PM

    After having been defeated comprehensively 2 times in the past by PMLN , I can only dedicate one verse to the rhetoric of imran khan, sharam tum ko magar nahi ati

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  • Faisal
    Dec 11, 2012 - 7:46PM

    “Imran mocked Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and questioned how he could bring change in the country after spending all of Punjab’s money on one road”.
    Why do you lie so much Mr. Khan? Is it only to deface Punjab government and increase your vote bank?. 90% of the criticism is again on Punjab government. Where is the federal government? Punjab government performance has been approved by WB and ADB. No one needs your certificate. Don’t try to fool the nation!!!

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  • Atif
    Dec 11, 2012 - 8:22PM

    Go Imran Go!!!

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  • Atif
    Dec 11, 2012 - 8:22PM

    We are with you…

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  • Shah
    Dec 11, 2012 - 8:43PM

    @Ahmed:

    I dont get our people at all. We have tried all the other politicians but our love for them remains. You think he has no chance? than give him a chance and see wht difference he can make. Simple…….you dont like the trash talk? who cares..you wanna see deeds..Than vote PTI and see…if they dont make a change…than dont vote them next time…SIMPLE…..

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  • Pakistan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 9:31PM

    Nawaz and Zardari time is finished now! its time for real leader Imran Khan inshAllah. Good Luck PTI.

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  • Reyhan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 10:01PM

    @sgrr:

    This time we wont sit @ home. Change has to come.

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  • Osman
    Dec 11, 2012 - 11:15PM

    Word of the day “Show Baz Sharif”

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  • Hafeez
    Dec 11, 2012 - 11:27PM

    I don’t vote for PML-N, but this was a cheap shot by IK. way beneath him

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  • Born Political
    Dec 11, 2012 - 11:38PM

    That’s below par and cheap statement from potential next prime minister. Such kind of statements do not suit high profile politicians.

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  • AS
    Dec 11, 2012 - 11:39PM

    only a cheat can tell people to cheat

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  • sabi
    Dec 11, 2012 - 11:52PM

    ,” said that the youth will take laptops from the Punjab government but will vote for his party,”
    You are encouraging youth for this great moral sin.This is thanklessnes and cheating.Shame.

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  • MAC
    Dec 12, 2012 - 12:04AM

    Prides comes before the fall? What an arrogant man, and that too with just one seat to his credit.

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  • Dec 12, 2012 - 4:37AM

    I’m sick of all the people bashing Mr.Khan. Quite frankly, you are all either fools or have been purchased and have some other vested interested in the corrupt leaders remaining in power. Give me a break, PML-N have been ruling Punjab for the last 25 yrs. What change have we seen in those 25 yrs? Every time they come into power, they make matters worse. The growth rate of Punjab is well below the average national growth rate of Pakistan. Also, in what other demoracy has one person ruled a party since it came into being and has already become prime minster at least twice and now wants to go for a 3rd term despite being the most corrupt, illiterate, selfish and coward politican in the history of Pakistan. I went passed Mr.Shareef’s Mayfair property the other day which is worth millions of pounds and felt so sorry for the fools in Pakistan with no intellect who will still vote for this guy. Wake up guys, it’s all your money that he’s stolen from Pakistan and invested overseas. Despite all this, we still want to vote for him. Great – it absolutely beggars belief! We don’t deserve an honest and brave leader like Mr.Khan. You have tried everyone but him. Surely, he can’t be as bad as his predecessors. At least give him a chance and try him. And if he doesn’t work out then so what? It hasn’t been working out since Pakistan came into being. Is this logic really that difficult to comprehend? Wake up, but I guess you never will. It was Abraham Lincoln who once said “…you can’t fool all the people all the time..”. But I think he got it wrong in the case of Pakistan. We are a nation full of fools, and the likes of Shareefs and Zardaris can fool us all the time and we’ll still vote for them. May Allah give us all the intellectual ability to start making rational decisions.

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  • waqar
    Dec 12, 2012 - 5:05AM

    I am not a supporter of any one,,, but we have to give a chance to Imran khan,instead of giving the zardari & shareefs,, hopefully he will be different for us..,,,

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  • AS
    Dec 12, 2012 - 12:20PM

    a fool himself will tell other to be fools
    @Demoralised:

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  • Dr.Rasheed
    Dec 12, 2012 - 12:44PM

    @Maher:

    “Sheikh Zayed Medical College & Hospital”
    Rahim Yar Khan…go and see their website!

    Giving laptops to buy Pakistani youth’s zameer….

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