Election trail: Imran Khan wraps up campaign in Seraiki belt

Published: April 27, 2013

Imran attended more than 32 corner meetings and public gatherings in six hours during his visit to Multan, Muzaffargarh, Khanewal and Lodhran. PHOTO: FILE

MUZAFFARGARH: 

Imran Khan concluded his campaign in southern Punjab’s Seraiki belt by firing broadsides at both the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

“I pity PPP, whose ideological foundation has been murdered by a suicide bomber within the party,” Imran said while addressing a public gathering in Mian Channu district of Khanewal.

Imran also made an appeal to PPP voters, saying  “I assure the supporters of PPP and the people of Pakistan, that I will hang the killers of Benazir Bhutto after investigations are conducted.”

Delivering a verbal salvo to the PML-N, he said his party’s procession were the output of hard work, while PML-N’s gatherings were a parade of patwaris and town municipal officers (TMOs), adding that the PML-N would never let this culture fade because they had always come to power by abusing the government’s resources and by using the police.

He said that every political government had recruited at least 25,000 police personnel in their tenure as their personal servants, and termed it the biggest hurdle in the way of eradicating the existing political culture in Pakistan.

Referring to his call for a debate with Nawaz Sharif, Imran said only Shahbaz Sharif responded to his challenges, while Nawaz Sharif shied away from answering because the PML-N chief was afraid of him.

“For five years, they have been under Zardari’s umbrella, but are now trying to scare the people that if they don’t vote for PML-N, PPP would come to power again,” he said, adding that PML-N was using Zardari for their political campaign while PTI used the PML-N leadership for its own.

He also said local bodies were important for the political system to prosper in Pakistan, and that no political party would support the system because it would end their hold on power.

“The first step after coming in power will be the enactment of an effective local bodies system to end corruption and in order to promote the political culture among the people of Pakistan,” he said.

He also asserted that during his party’s reign, development work will not be restricted to Multan, Lahore, Nawabshah or Karachi, and would be on the basis of equality and merit, adding that his party would not give tenders to its favoured people.

Imran attended more than 32 corner meetings and public gatherings in six hours during his visit to Multan, Muzaffargarh, Khanewal and Lodhran. Surprisingly the political campaign in southern Punjab is being led by Jehangir Tareen, instead of Shah Mehmood Qureshi or Javed Hashmi. Both key leaders of PTI from Multan are absent from the front in this major political campaign.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • J
    Apr 27, 2013 - 9:36AM

    Go Imran Khan…. you will be next Prime minister Inshaa ALLAH

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  • Asif Nawaz
    Apr 27, 2013 - 1:42PM

    “Imran attended more than 32 corner meetings and public gatherings in six hours during his visit to Multan, Muzaffargarh, Khanewal and Lodhran. “

    I am 28, and I guess, even i won’t be able to take it this much. Excellent Khan sahab. I hope hamaray qaum k bazurgun ko bhi thori aqal aye ab.

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  • luvimran
    Apr 27, 2013 - 2:12PM

    A man with a mission and a passion to change pakistan.
    pakistan has wasted 65 years already.
    It’s time for a new pakistan!

    http://tune.pk/video/38685/Naya-Pakistan-InshAllah

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  • Jamal Nasir
    Apr 27, 2013 - 3:35PM

    I dislike Imran due to his arrogant and proud (GHAROOR). PTI will get defeat alongwith its political ally PPP.

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  • Hammad Ali
    Apr 27, 2013 - 3:40PM

    PML-N is the winner. All PTI fans will blame DHANDLI on 11th May. Please write my words.

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  • Jaffar Javed
    Apr 27, 2013 - 3:55PM

    Not a single seat of PTI in South Punjab. However they are providing maximum help to PPP to get maximum seats from South Punjab just to harm PML-N. Shame for such role of PTI.

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  • khan
    Apr 27, 2013 - 7:56PM

    Imran khan adresses 5 to 6 meetings or jalsa’s in a day whereas nawaz shareef hardly adresses one jalsa a day and then takes break after 2 days. IK has the passion, hard work, pure intentions for this country. May Allah blesses him and his party with a great success. Ameen. Naya Pakistan In sha Allah!

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  • Go Zardari Go!!
    Apr 29, 2013 - 4:51AM

    PMLN boys even if Nawaz wins you know what his fate will be, a one way flight to KSA so don’t waste your vote. Its time that you dust off that brain of yours and start using it. Talking to you people is worse than talking to rocks.

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