Nawaz should end 'dual policy' on drone strikes: Imran Khan

Published: November 21, 2013

Express News screengrab of Imran Khan speaking at a press conference in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan placed responsibility for today’s drone strike on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Express News reported.

He invited the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) to join the rally on Saturday against the first drone strike in K-P, in which five people were killed and another three others were injured in Tal area of Hangu.

Imran, whose party is in power in K-P, questioned why Nawaz has not made a statement on the recent drone strike yet, saying that as the leader of the country he should have been the first to speak up.

He told Nawaz not to “play on both sides of the wicket,” adding that he should give up his “dual policy” of telling the US one thing and Pakistan another.

“If the prime minister strictly told [America] that drone attacks must stop, they would never conduct such attacks,” he said.

“If they attacked Hangu then what will stop them from attacking any other place if they suspect terrorist activity there?” the PTI chairman added, stressing that America could strike based on suspected terrorist attacks, not certain ones.

‘America’s tissue’

“Are we America’s tissue, that they just use us and then throw us away?” Imran exclaimed.

He questioned why America is “fighting on our land” if they are our allies. He added that America must not be afraid of Pakistan’s response if they are willing to do this the day after Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz’s statement.

Yesterday, Sartaj Aziz had stated that America had assured Pakistan that drone strikes will not be carried out during talks with the Taliban. He had quoted Obama as saying that America does not want 70 percent of Pakistanis to hate it.

“The Pakistani government does not have the strength to take a stand against them”, alleged Imran.

“We will show them that there are people in Pakistan who are not willing to tolerate these attacks”, he added.

When asked about the repercussions against standing up to the US, Imran said the only disadvantage would be that we get fewer loans and less money from them.

Saying that the rally will be “historical,” Imran remarked that the K-P government will announce their plans to “block Nato supplies from going through the province until they [America] swear that drone strikes will stop.”

Until now, blocking Nato supplies was the political party’s stance, but after Saturday’s announcement, the whole province will stand against it.

Name-calling  

Imran said that “whoever talks about dialogues with the Taliban, is called pro-Taliban.”

He added that people who use terms like pro-Taliban also promote peace talks with India, questioning whether that makes them pro-India.

We approve of dialogue with India to promote peace but there is a double standard that labels PTI as pro-Taliban but does not term those who support India as pro-Modi or pro-India, Imran added.

Imran said “[PTI] were given votes for peace… we came to this country to reduce war, not aid it.”

Reader Comments (115)

  • lalaMujahid
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:20PM

    Not only US,India………………..whole world think pakistan is a big joke………

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  • Ali Shah
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:30PM

    @lalaMujahid, India is a joke in itself. We shouldn’t be worrying about what India thinks

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  • Sami Ullah
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:31PM

    Khan Sahb you talk about sovereignity of nation, but here politicians and media talk about foreign agenda. No one dare to built the nation but kill the nation.

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  • Indra
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:33PM

    I see a US plan for Pakthunistan in action ;)

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  • Aamir
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:33PM

    But Imran, the senior leader of Haqqani Network was there or wasn’t he? If we need them to stop drone strikes, we should as well get these outsiders out of our territories.

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  • Kawesh
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:36PM

    People from Islamabad are happy, because drones are not striking them…………
    Be ready!!!!
    You are next………!!!

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  • Hassan
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:36PM

    Sharif won’t do that untill America strikes his palace in raiwind, which doesn’t look too far the way US is going

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  • Rana
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:38PM

    soon India will take up from US and First Drone strike will come to Lahore.
    Yes, India will decide who is terrorist and who is not.

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  • observer
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:39PM

    “If they attacked Hangu then what will stop them from attacking any other place if they suspect terrorist activity there?” the PTI chairman added.

    Dual Policy???
    Whose Dual Policy?

    According to some reports Siraj Haqqani was seen at this madarasa.

    Is Siraj Haqqani a citizen of Pakistan?

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  • Malik Liaquat Hussain
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:44PM

    Sir, it is fact that Nawaz Sharif is prime minister of Pakistan but he is also salve of America that is why he is unable to do anything.

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  • khan Sahib
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:48PM

    Nawaz should end ‘dual policy’ on drone strikes: Imran Khan
    Nawaz should also change every DUAL in him but it will take a very long time.

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  • Turbo
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:53PM

    well nawaz, as we all know, has no brains and guts to stop drones. Americans have attacked KPK after his visit to US. shame on our government and so called armed forces!

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  • logic
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:54PM

    Drone attacks represent light at the end of dark tunnel for Pakistan.

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  • R.A
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:00PM

    Wake up I.K
    International politics are not
    just like changing bowlers from
    slow to fast or deciding who plays first.
    Thanks God you are not P.M otherwise
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  • Indra
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:02PM

    @Ali Shah: I’d suggest, you should worry, given your military history and experience with India in the past. But offcourse, you are deluded, the chosen armies of Gazwa E Hind 2 after the first one flopped at the limits of the Delhi Sultanate, about 300Kms off the Delhi!!,lol and that too after 1000 years of trying.I agree, we dint need to start this discussion on these lines.I wish you luck though-frankly.I,m a little pained by the condition in Pakistan.Beautiful people who are somewhat related to us have to pay the blood libel to Allah. Think about it.Who is responsible for all this? do you have the guts to admit?.Be truthful man. How can a man who eats poison knowing that its poison expect to survive?

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  • Kaleem
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:02PM

    @lalamujahid, which of India’s neighbours has good terms with it? Let them be happy with Shinning india syndrome.

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  • sa
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:03PM

    he is very much considerate abt drones and does not consider abt innocence which gets martyred by these terrorist in their attacks in shops, mosques etc. Now based on what i have seen i have reason to believe that former cricketer is an apologist and a leader to whom i never want to waste my vote on. you care abt tribals more then for innocent pakistanis. What a cartoon country we are apologists beg to talk to terrorists while they are set free creating havoc on my countrymen while as secondly our esteemed army is brought into futile docks over unnecessary manner while our countrymen cry at the staggering high level of inflation levels. wah rai democracy while people suffer we certainly realize that a common man doesnt care abt democracy and believes no matter what system may be he wants a loaf of bread on his table to feed his family daily. Musharraf sahab i miss your tenure. My best wishes and God speed to all your endeavors. I alongwith many others like me wish you well and pray for your success

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  • TypicalPakistani
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:04PM

    Let this dude be chief executive of the state and let him decide about drones!
    Please stop politicizing drones!

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  • Faisal
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:05PM

    Imran khan: what about your policy on TTP? While they continue their mass murders, you remain happy in only condemning drone strikes..

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  • Usman
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:09PM

    The true leader of the Pakistani nation speaks. He’s the leader we needed to be in charge right now, not some incompetent businessman like Nawaz.

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  • WhyBanned-IMDB
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:09PM

    Nawaz Sharif, Gillani and Raja Rental are all the most weak Prime Ministers to date and this tradition is going to keep on going until the people of Pakistan take control and do what needs to be done, and on Sat, Nov-23 we can all prove that!

    I am not a supporter of IK, but I agree with him on his stance of drone strikes and blocking NATO supplies, its time for world to listen up!

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  • sa
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:10PM

    First we should strong inside, IK is wasiting time for his KP Govt.

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  • Jat
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:12PM

    Comedy of (t)errors !

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  • Shahid Kinnare
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:17PM

    I think TTP is enemy of Pakistan. Drones kill TTP so I support it.

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  • Junaid
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:18PM

    “If the prime minister strictly told [America] that drone attacks must stop, they would never conduct such attacks,” he said.

    …unless the Prime Minister doesn’t want the drone strikes to stop! Frankly, IK needs to really be debriefed by the government regarding the drone situation. Even if he doesn’t approve of why the Haqqani’s are being targeted, at least he’ll know the truth and he might consider reducing his volume.

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  • Nov 21, 2013 - 4:19PM

    Govt must take some serious steps.Recommend

  • PTI
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:23PM

    real lion roars again…..

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  • Sami
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:25PM

    @lalaMujahid: May u should focus on all the “Gori” women being raped in your own country … or the fact tht an extreimest mass murder becoming ur PM ….

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  • saeed
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:29PM

    All liberal fascist and hypocrites..wait for the day when they will drone on all the madrassas near your houses..

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  • Faisal
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:35PM

    Nawaz Sharif may be complacent in these strikes but he must know that the only criteria needed to kill somebody is getting declared a terrorist by uncle sam. Who guarantees Nawaz Sharif and the Royal Family residing in Raiwind Palace won’t be potential future targets? Pakistan must stand up against these insanity.

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  • Kafantaris
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:35PM

    You take the only shot you’ve got — good or bad.

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  • Fahad
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:44PM

    Allah Hu Akbar. We believe in IK. Move forward IK, we are with you in every step!Recommend

  • Vinay
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:46PM

    Really, he is the most logical and sane person I could find within Pakistani politicians. He uses logic to define his stance. Keep it up!Recommend

  • Pupet
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:46PM

    NS it is time for you to go and live in UK, no place for you here.

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  • Lalu
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:47PM

    The Lion Roars once again.

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  • Danish Ahmed
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:48PM

    Pakistanis are clowns, US play with clowns and India enjoys…

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:48PM

    My word……time for another trip to London for the latest round of Botox treatment! Dude is really looking haggled.

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  • Aysha M
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:49PM

    The more I hate PTI. The more logical is the reply from PTI. I will have to change my haq parast party now. Seriously!

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  • Ghafoor
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:50PM

    Aalat…..IK speaks with confidence. All anti-PTI trolls this is a lesson for you. Never underestimate us.

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  • Uza Syed
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:55PM

    God, can we, please, be spared from this fool’s pretentious bragging, every time he opens his mouth, nothing but nonsense start streaming out.

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  • Shamy
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:58PM

    “If the prime minister strictly told [America] that drone attacks must stop, they would never conduct such attacks,” …Yes, they would then conduct them in all of Pakistan.

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  • Nadir
    Nov 21, 2013 - 4:59PM

    “If the prime minister strictly told [America] that drone attacks must stop, they would never conduct such attacks,” he said.

    Yes indeed, the US is waiting for PM’s permission.

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  • thinker
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:06PM

    the real position in Pakistan is PTI not PPP…. PMLN and PPP are one side and PTI on other side

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  • Munawar
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:10PM

    Pakistan government and it’s leaders need to show serious committment to part away from terrorists and their supporters. Taliban also need to realize that killing in the name of Islam is not acceptable and they will continue to pay with their blood. America is guilty of killing innocents and they term them as collateral damage…Insane when describing human casualities.

    Revenge, Retaliations..this war has no winners. The solution surely lies in talks…but with all stake holders. If Taliban do not want to join talks without pre-conditions…then it’s a non starter. US will get out of the region if extremists stop threatening it.

    We are in a mess, leaders are sleep walking towards complete destruction. It seems Pakistan leadership can’t see beyond their nose or not bold enough to face the realities.

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  • salim alli
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:14PM

    STOP ALL DRONE ATTACKS, this should be the policies of all countries, these americans are scared to stand and fight man to man, they hide in the sky and kill the inocent as well in the name of terrorism, where are THE HUMAN RIGHTS of those that lost their lives in these drone attacks.

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  • MA
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:16PM

    “people who use terms like pro-Taliban also promote peace talks with India, questioning whether that makes them pro-India.”

    this is a very challenging statement for all the liberal analysts and their leaders who think they can remain sat on the fence and propagate their agendas.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:17PM

    If Nawaz Sharif uses any force against drones, Americans will stop all aid, including funds worth billions your government is spending in KP. Do you want that too?

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  • Xnain
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:20PM

    @lalaMujahid:
    Yeah a country where the political debates focus 24/7 on the issue that whether a tea vendor is suitable for PMship or not speaks volumes about the collective intellectualism of our eastern friends.
    @News:
    Why did he skip the fact that Siraj ud Din Haqqani was spotted just two days ago in the same Madrissah and three of the 6 killed are related to Haqqani network. Rather than treating the cancer, he is making useless hue and cry. Why doesn’t PTI create provincial consensus that nobody will provide refuge to TTP,any Militant Wing. Unless we didn’t start providing refuge to US’s most wanted criminals, we will always be droned.

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  • Last Word
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:25PM

    Nawaz should leave ‘Dual Policy’ on drone strikes- Imran Khan

    The sermon on ‘Dual Policy’ should not have been given by Imran who should know that this is a official policy followed by the state for many a decades, both at home and abroad.

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  • zullu
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:29PM

    Why kill Mr Jan from a missile from Drone….if he is suspected to be hiding there then why not conduct a joint raid at the seminary and arrest and charge him for the crimes he supposedly committed…. this is illegal and inhumane !

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  • A J Khan
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:29PM

    Imran Khan thinks that Drone attacks promote militancy.
    Imran should tell the battered people of Pakistan & KPK:
    1. Whether killings of innocent people by Talibans promote education and development?
    2. Are people of Pakistan / KPK responsible for drone attacks?

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  • Shaikh Mohommad
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:29PM

    Imran Khan, please make a stand on drone strikes and stay firm. OR just keep quiet.
    Please stop the NATO supplies going through your territory. No one should support USA in its occupation of Afghanistan.

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  • Zulfiqar Baig
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:31PM

    Our PM will not speak about drones, he may would prefer to change his party logo from Lion to Cat.

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  • Jibran
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:32PM

    Pakistanis are now more and more convinced that since the infamous NRO of Nawaz Sharif with Musharraf in 1999, PMLN politicians have mastered the habit of lying and deceiving the people of Pakistan. Rauf Klasra rightfully calls Ch. Nisar “Bluff Master”. Nawaz and Shahbaz are “Pakistani Charles Sobhraj”. Now I understand why UAE Amir called Nawaz a dangerous person.

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  • Zulfiqar Baig
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:33PM

    There is no difference between PMLN and PPP Govt. Now it has proved that they were even before doing “Noora Kushti”

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  • Concerned
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:39PM

    The PM has power to request the drones be shot down but he will never do it because he has double standards simple. Which is why Imran said that if the PM strictly says it and enforces it, drones can stop

    Drones have to stop for the peace process to begin. We have been fighting a war we didnt start for over 10 years, the only way to stop it is dialouge

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  • Last Word
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:39PM

    After accusing the Pak PM for allowing drone strike, Imran has lost the moral right to block NATO supplies in KPK. He should now plan to stop National Assembly proceedings.

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  • Zulfiqar Baig
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:42PM

    PM’s attention is just towards Musharraf and not towards actual problems of the country..

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  • Jibran
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:45PM

    He added that people who use terms like pro-Taliban also promote peace talks with India, questioning whether that makes them pro-India.

    Immy! you continue to amaze me. A little crash course: India has not killed so many of our people as these people. These khariji barbarians are destroying our social fiber. They are guilty of Fisaad Fil Arz, and even according to religion must be annihilated. They hide in Masajid-e-Zaraar, hatch conspiracies against Pakistan and its people, incite hatred. They are so potent that they can burn down the entire country, which claims to be nuclear power. Now my question is do you sweet talk them? You will see what happens in the country on Friday, and then 10th Muharram, despite everyone talking to them for the past several days.

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  • Sami
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:45PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad… America gives you millions and you lose billions.. Simple equation.. When we will understand. The PMNL trolls are unable to bear the heat.. PMNL has never taken a stand on any issue in he past and never will.. IK is the future. We should trust Allah and not USA.

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  • Imran
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:49PM

    @Zulfiqar Baig:
    There is no difference between PMLN and PPP Govt.

    Oh no, my friend. There is huge difference. PMLN is the Dada Abbu of fraud, corruption, inaction, nepotism, cronyism, and non-governance.

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  • Xnain
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:51PM

    @Jibran:
    NRO was signed between Musharraf, PPP and MQM. Get your facts correct please.

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  • MA
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:51PM

    @Uza Syed:
    same old twisted statements form you, different day.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:55PM

    IK now stands challenged to dissolve his inexperienced and Lota run government in KPK, resign from the NA and lead the nation out on the streets.

    You can’t be in government, parliament, earn all the perks and remuneration from the government and perform an effective opposition at the same time……..Anyone remember this definition of an “Opposition” by a certain wannabe politician?

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  • MA
    Nov 21, 2013 - 5:56PM

    @Sami:
    when we have people like Ch Allah Daad as citizens , who needs enemies.

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  • Jibran
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:01PM

    @Xnain:
    NRO was signed between Musharraf, PPP and MQM. Get your facts correct please.

    That was NRO-3. First two NROs were between PMLN and Musharraf, and resulted in a leisure trip of the Sharif Family to KSA, where they spent comfortable 5 years in the Saroor Palace. Sharif Family was allowed to smuggle 40 suitcases with them. And Pakistanis believed that they were on exile.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:01PM

    So which one of y’all is attending tomorrow’s Sunday kay Sunday Funday? Haven’t heard Salman Ahmed and Abrar-ul-Haq croon for a long time now :D

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  • syed
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:03PM

    strong text

    ‘America’s tissue’
    “Are we America’s tissue, that they just use us and then throw us away?” Imran exclaimed.

    So which part you have problem with Imran? their using us part or throwing away part?

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  • KAN
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:05PM

    Isn’t it a co-incidence? Imran Khan told they were going to block NATO supply on 21 November, the US drone strikes today on the same date…Recommend

  • peer
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:06PM

    Pakistan army consents it govt is sincerely aganist drones

    colation #fundRecommend

  • joy
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:14PM

    @Xnain: “Yeah a country where the political debates focus 24/7 on the issue that whether a tea vendor is suitable for PMship or not speaks volumes about the collective intellectualism of our eastern friends.”
    Respected Mr Xnain, don’t you think that the debate you mentioned is far better than being droned and then exploding in helpless anger. Sir just don’t forget that your country has been living off the crumbs thrown by the same nation which is now droning parts of your country.
    take a chill pill and relax

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:15PM

    Rules for talking to any adversary are simple, both sides have to be willing to talk and cease hostility. We should not talk to India either if they are not willing. Same with TTP/LEJ/ASWJ.

    Reason why you are pro-Taliban is that you have very soft corner for them, you never demanded punishment for terrorists. There is no justification of rataliating American drones on innocent Pakistanis. It is time that you come out of your life long arrongance and actually listen to what millions or sane people are telling you.

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  • Xnain
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:27PM

    @Jibran:
    But then Why Musharraf had to sign “NRO2″ and “NRO3″ (I find it really funny) when he didn’t need it. Why did he sign “NRO1″ when he didn’t need to? Rest assued, there will not be an “NRO4″.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:34PM

    ‘We should trust Allah and not USA.’
    @Sami:

    Tell this to Imran Khan please. He is getting billions from Americans for so-called development projects.

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  • Eddied
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:38PM

    The USA is teaching how to negotiate with terrorists….TTP refuse to talk?…keep attacking them repeatedly until they beg to come to the table for talks…then negotiate with them from position of strength!…it is foolish mistake to agree to any TTP demands before talks…Imran has a lot to learn about negotiating…

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  • Pk
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:39PM

    @Alishah
    @Xnain
    An outside is coming to your house & killing your relatives. So what!!! We don’t care but our eastern neighbor is joker and we can see level of intellectual by seeing their 24/7 TV debate on tea vendor as PM.

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  • Pk_Paris
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:42PM

    “If they attacked Hangu then what will stop them from attacking any other place if they suspect terrorist activity there?”

    So Mr Kaptaan, what’s solution? ie to block NATO or to ensure no terrorist activities on land of pure.

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  • Indra
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:46PM

    @Xnain: //Yeah a country where the political debates focus 24/7 on the issue that whether a tea vendor is suitable for PMship or not speaks volumes about the collective intellectualism of our eastern friends.//

    We debate in a democracy, this is not Sharia, which we will never allow in our land.Even a tea vendor can become a PM!.Sometimes scythians have their face in their behind.

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:59PM

    Not only Nawaz Sharif, dual policy appears to be the hall mark of most Pakistanis as seen from the comments on ET( o’k indians included) some in support of foreign control of their air space and others are against..

    Rex Minor

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  • fawad
    Nov 21, 2013 - 7:03PM

    For all Drone lovers.. If u.s drones a house in islamabad or karachi will you still support it?

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  • imran ali
    Nov 21, 2013 - 7:03PM

    Imran Khan ..when you will stop NATO supply …

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  • ali ahmed
    Nov 21, 2013 - 7:09PM

    identified as Maulvi Usman, a Pakistani national, while the other four killed were Afghans…The Afghans killed in the strike are Mufti Hamidullah Haqqani, Abdul Rehman, Qari Noor Wali and Gul Marjan…… . .Imran Khan what the Afghan doing in pakistan…teaching the student to become suicidal bombers

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  • Sarah Khan
    Nov 21, 2013 - 7:24PM

    The ‘liberals’ are so much entrenched in the hatred against Imran that they have sent their brains into sleep mode, not understanding the gravity of situation. Drone has reached KP. Guard yourself of the day when in the name of militancy it will reach Lahore and Karachi. Wake up ‘liberals’. PLEASE!

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  • Gp65
    Nov 21, 2013 - 7:30PM

    ETBLOGS1987

    @Xnain:
    You think that the rise of a man who belongs to what was formerly considered lower caste, who paid for his masters education by selling tea, who has worked his way through the ranks and proved himself by providing competent and corruption free governance in a state is something India should be ashamed of. We beg to differ. While inequalities have not disappeared, we have many many top politicians who were not born with a silver spoon and are self made. We think this is a good thing.

    If you are pleased to have politicians based on their ability to buy 50 Lakh worth of suits and 26 Lakh worth of watches, or villas in France good for you. To each their own.

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 21, 2013 - 7:30PM

    ET, I have no problem if you are suppressing my comments. It is amazing for me to note that a drone is the only defenseless noisy beasts in air, and yet out of 180 million pakistanis not one has improvised the method to counter them. Iranians on the other hand have not only convinced one for safe landing in their territory but according to reports developed one of their own most avanced version.

    Rex Minor
    PS I wonder if this note will be received at the ET desk.

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  • Saleem
    Nov 21, 2013 - 7:44PM

    Mr Khan only protests when drone strikes kill terrorists. Shows where his heart and sympathies lie.

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  • Bassam
    Nov 21, 2013 - 8:01PM

    Block the NATO Supply. Good luck Imran Khan Nation is with you!!

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  • Pete
    Nov 21, 2013 - 8:08PM

    @Kaleem:
    India is really shinning. It does not get droned by the enemy everyday.

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  • Pete
    Nov 21, 2013 - 8:12PM

    @Kaleem:
    India is really shinning. It does not get droned by the enemy everyday.Recommend

  • Raza
    Nov 21, 2013 - 8:15PM

    This Hypocrite a.k.a Sir Imran Khan doesn’t say anything about the people (those so-called Mujahideens / Talibans ) from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Central Asia, & all over the world, living and residing in Pakistan, even without Visas and killing innocent Pakistanis. Isn’t that violation of Sovereignty of Pakistan??? Khan Sb. is simply playing POLITICS nothing else !!!!

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  • shar
    Nov 21, 2013 - 8:18PM

    @ch alla daad if pmnl collected taxes in proper way pak wont need aid it is there policies that make pak in need off aid.So stop excuses, Y don’t nawaz target tax dodgers? U will never reply

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  • Aamir
    Nov 21, 2013 - 8:36PM

    @zullu: Boots on the ground is a bigger issue. Please don’t comments on things you do not understand the gravity of.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 21, 2013 - 8:42PM

    @shar:

    If NS decides to go after the big fish who evade/dodge taxes (which he will in the coming days), then rest assured that the son-in-law of Sir Goldsmith who hasn’t worked a day in his life since 1992 and hasn’t paid a single dime in taxes since then would also be shut behind a slammer.

    Besides, PML-N has just come in power and is in the process of cleaning up the mess from the last 14 years. Please make some use of your upper deck unless it has totally gone empty.

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  • Luqman Hafeez
    Nov 21, 2013 - 8:50PM

    @R.A

    Wait for a drone to hit your house and then come to ET and repeat your comments.

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  • Drone attack
    Nov 21, 2013 - 9:10PM

    @saeed:
    All mullah fascist and Taliban apologist wait for the day when suicide bomber blast near your house.

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  • Raj - USA
    Nov 21, 2013 - 9:18PM

    What is “High Treason”? To me, the worst kind of high-treason is the act of not protecting its citizens and willfully throwing them to the terrorist talibans. All major political parties (all of them who promoted and were a party to the “All Parties Conference”) have done and still continue to do high-treason acts. The Army has also done the same. Instead of defending the country and freeing its citizens from the terrorists, everyone is pushing their own citizens to surrender to the talibans and live under their cruel and barbaric rule. Most of these talibans are not even Pakistanis. Once the illiterate and cruel taliban takes control of Pakistan, none of its citizens can ever become free from their barbaric rule. Only a country like Pakistan will allow a foreigner like Mulla Omar to rule part of their country. Worst still is that Pakistanis, protect and revere him. Nawaz Sherif & Imran Khan and all senior leaders of PML-N and PTI deserve to be tried for high-treason.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Nov 21, 2013 - 9:58PM

    Dear IK,
    Keep up the pressure against the brutish US regime and Pakistan’s puppet Government.

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 21, 2013 - 10:11PM

    @Raj – USA:
    The Indians have not the sense of loyalty for the country where they live . This was noted by the French Government when they asked Lakhshmi Mittal, one of the largest industrialist to leave France. Your rhetoric about the Pakistan leadership tantamounts to hate which is influednced by the propaganda in the media. Why not travel to Afghanistan and upon return write a story rather than bloing hot air.

    Rex Minor

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  • Ali Shah
    Nov 21, 2013 - 10:41PM

    I am not sure what exactly you are trying to hint. Are you trying to point out the fact that Delhi was habitually invaded and conquered for over 1000 years? What is its relevance here?

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  • Bilal
    Nov 21, 2013 - 11:15PM

    It is impossible to be a PPP and PMLN supporter and not be a hypocrite. These people have only one motto… either us or the country. They are indeed shameless. Admin please post my comment.

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  • Nov 21, 2013 - 11:32PM

    Look at these gutless Pakistanis who support the killing of children as long as it is not their own. These Drone attacks killed 4 children. Where is the Malala like outrage.

    Question for those who support Drone attacks are you willing to sacrifice your own kids to get the terrorist?

    Cowards!

    X

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  • Kashif
    Nov 21, 2013 - 11:55PM

    The media, the army, the government are all bikao. Throw some dollar at them and they will be happy to strip off. Such is the state of this shameless and bikao nation. What amazes me is the nativity of some people who applaud these strikes. If they live in the dreamland that they will be saved from this and it will only happen in tribal areas and KP, wait for your turn.

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  • numbersnumbers
    Nov 22, 2013 - 1:08AM

    @Sexton Blake:
    But of course never criticize your beloved TTP (“our brothers” according to IK!!) no matter how many TENS OF THOUSANDS of Pakistanis they slaughter!!!

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  • Sandip
    Nov 22, 2013 - 1:31AM

    Mr. Khan, instead of blowing hot and cold at the NS govt., how about you announcing that your KPK govt. will not accept a single dollar from the US and NATO countries as loan or grants in protest. Can you do that? We all know the answer. So please stop this drama. As it is Pakistanis are getting more than their share of drama from its leader of all kinds.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Nov 22, 2013 - 2:20AM

    There is a saying: “I can be bought but I am not cheap”. If only we could say the same thing about Pakistan.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Nov 22, 2013 - 8:39AM

    @numbersnumbers:
    Dear numbers,
    I would really like to know where you get your TTP statistics from. However, on the off chance you are correct, about 10s of thousands of Pakistan casualties, which I doubt, it would be terrible, but still penny-ante stuff compared to casualties wrought by the US/NATO brutes. If the current debacle created by the US was not so terrible it would almost be amusing how people like you produce doubtful statistics in regard to the TTP, but never mention US/NATO statistics.

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  • Nov 22, 2013 - 3:59PM

    No one can win the election or be ordained as the PM unless they agree to the US/Saudi/Indian agenda! Let us not delude ourselves that Nawaz Sharif was going to protect the interests and the lives and livelihood of the people of Pakistan. Nawaz Sharif like all those PMs before him has been employed by the US to look after and maintain the life styles of US citizens!! Besides he only wants to be the PM.. and go on nice paid holidays abroad… He does not care if Drones kill people in Pakistan as long as his skin is safe!!! Looking and sounding more like a Chooha rather than a Sher!! IK is the man with pride, guts and vision..I only wish he was the PM now!!!

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  • Aisf
    Nov 22, 2013 - 6:59PM

    Mian Sahib , you have to come out from the cave of hypocrisy and tell the truths to the peoples of Pakistan .

    Imran Caught Nawaz on his Drone statement b4 Elections

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Nov 22, 2013 - 7:44PM

    @Extremist Indians & liberals/hypocrites & sufferers of inferiority complex

    You people are so called typical “liberals” who think US is right in whatever they do and pakistan should accept their decisions even when several US groups condemn their own governments action ie. drones.

    Can you tell me what is the fault of the poor children who happened to be born in Waziristan or khyber pakhtoonkhwa ??? Why do they have to “endure” these crimes against humanity by an inhumane government who doesnt consider non americans human????

    If these people are terrorists why doesn’t the US govt catch these people and bring them to courts (US courts) instead of killing without trial in barbaric way ???

    Even balanced americans are now against their govts policies. A terrorist regime under disguise of government !!!

    US policy: all terrorists until proven “liberal” !!!!

    Hypocrite/liberal policy: side with the strongest !!!

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  • Balanced person
    Nov 22, 2013 - 7:46PM

    @Extremist Indians & liberals/hypocrites & sufferers of inferiority complex

    You people are so called typical “liberals” who think US is right in whatever they do and pakistan should accept their decisions even when several US groups condemn their own governments action ie. drones.

    Can you tell me what is the fault of the poor children who happened to be born in Waziristan or khyber pakhtoonkhwa ??? Why do they have to “endure” these crimes against humanity by an inhumane government who doesnt consider non americans human????

    If these people are terrorists why doesn’t the US govt catch these people and bring them to courts (US courts) instead of killing without trial in barbaric way ???

    Even balanced americans are now against their govts policies. A terrorist regime under disguise of government !!!

    US policy: all terrorists until proven “liberal” !!!!

    Hypocrite/liberal policy: side with the strongest !!!

    ^^^Agreed

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  • super star
    Nov 22, 2013 - 7:48PM

    @ rex minor
    ET, I have no problem if you are suppressing my comments. It is amazing for me to note that a drone is the only defenseless noisy beasts in air, and yet out of 180 million pakistanis not one has improvised the method to counter them.

    Thats because most of them were busy praying instead of studying technology and science, focussing on jihad instead of modern knowledge and scientific temper

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  • Balanced person
    Nov 22, 2013 - 7:56PM

    @Raj – USA:
    You have to write USA beside your name and keep commenting negative on Pakistan to cover your inferiority complex. Go and contribute in solving the major issues of your india. Oh, i forgot you love hiding behind an American passport as a 2nd class citizen.

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  • Proud Balochi Pakistani
    Nov 22, 2013 - 11:02PM

    INDIA: Got a space program but no toilet, and interfering in pakistani affairs!!
    GREAT JOKE

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  • Proud Balochi Pakistani
    Nov 22, 2013 - 11:06PM

    @Danish Ahmed:
    India enjoys pakistani news while indians cant enjoy toilet facilities

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  • Proud Balochi Pakistani
    Nov 22, 2013 - 11:14PM

    @Indra:
    No doubt, you guys haven’t gained MENTAL independence from the British till now. When in India, do as the British do or you are low class !

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