People in Pakistan will celebrate, distribute sweets if army takes over: Imran

Published: July 17, 2016
Imran Khan addressing a political procession in Chakswari, Azad Kashmir ahead of elections here. EXPRESS NEWS SCREEN GRAB

Imran Khan addressing a political procession in Chakswari, Azad Kashmir ahead of elections here. EXPRESS NEWS SCREEN GRAB

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said people in Pakistan will celebrate and distribute sweets if the military takes over, unlike what happened in Turkey.

“People will celebrate the military take over in Pakistan. The democracy here is threatened by Nawaz Sharif’s monarchy, not military,” he said while addressing at political demonstration in Islam Garh, Azad Kashmir ahead of elections in the valley on July 21.

Imran said the Turkish masses took to the roads and streets against the attempted coup because their president served his people.

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“Erdogan served his people, paid off their country’s debts, and constructed hospitals. That is why people supported him against the military.”

He lambasted PM Nawaz for ‘keeping mum’ over the Panamagate controversy.

“We demand PM Nawaz to let us know here he got the money from to have offshore assets, but he does not answer us.”

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“Sure, do not reply. Neither did Saddam answer his people nor Qaddafi,” he added, referring to the slain leaders of Iraq and Libya respectively whose rules were overthrown in brutal civil war.

Urging the people of Azad Kashmir to vote for his party, the PTI chairman said Pakistan should be strengthened in order to pressure India in favour of the held valley’s freedom.

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  • Black Diesel
    Jul 17, 2016 - 8:30PM

    Absolutely Right…!! Hats off to khanRecommend

  • Zeeshan
    Jul 17, 2016 - 8:34PM

    Have any other of his predictions about politics ever materialized? None. So will be the case with this. No need to take it seriously. It is just an attempt to make the umpire happy. Recommend

  • Khan Gul;
    Jul 17, 2016 - 8:39PM

    Mr. Imran, it proves that you have been failed, even governing one province KP for the last 3 years, the worst corruption at all level and highest political influence has been going on in KP, your policy of providing justice, free and fair governance and change to make KP as model for the rest of Pakistan is totally failed. Now you want to escape….from failure. Most of your MPAs are morally and ethically corrupt and u knew it But in fact you can’t do any thing because you have greed for MP chair at any cost and you have no concern with whats going on in KP. Be brave to face the failure and challenges and do for what you have taken vote from innocent people of KP. In fact you can’t do any thing except keeping people and system busy in fake issues. Recommend

  • Tarzan
    Jul 17, 2016 - 8:46PM

    Imran Khan we hope u never become our Prime Minister or your party wins big. The day that happens you will put the country back 50 years. Do you have any shame to call for military intervention or the current government illegitimate after the judiciary clearly vindicated pmln of any rigging and declared it the true representative of the peopleRecommend

  • qwells
    Jul 17, 2016 - 8:59PM

    This person has no sense left!Recommend

  • M. Emad
    Jul 17, 2016 - 9:20PM

    Regressive thoughts of Imran Khan . . .Recommend

  • Noor Nabi
    Jul 17, 2016 - 9:20PM

    The Kaptaan, undoubtedly, is a great supporter of democracy. Recommend

  • NY
    Jul 17, 2016 - 9:23PM

    I totally agree. People rise up to save democracies not monarchis. Recommend

  • F Khan
    Jul 17, 2016 - 9:40PM

    Khan Sb is shooting on his foot.All these stupid statements will come to haunt him in 2018 elections.The army will not vote for him,the people will vote for him. Recommend

  • Khilari
    Jul 17, 2016 - 10:17PM

    What a misguided person you are. I’ll never vote for you no matter how honest or clean(??) you are.Recommend

  • PTI supporter
    Jul 17, 2016 - 10:28PM

    Shame on Imran Khan for giving such statements….
    I’ll never vote for him I thought he’s a purely democratic leader but now it seems he’s conspiring against the democracyRecommend

  • F Khan
    Jul 17, 2016 - 10:38PM

    Pathetic statement from a politician who believes in a democratic system,Recommend

  • tuk
    Jul 17, 2016 - 10:39PM

    Let us not glamorize military take overs. We need civilian government that is answerable to the people. Mind you, Qaddafi, Saddam were not thrown out by their people but external forces. Is this a veiled threat that external forces will come and remove Sharif?Recommend

  • Badshah
    Jul 17, 2016 - 11:23PM

    The guy is finally coming out! Begging the army to put him in “power”. Shame on Imran!Recommend

  • Babloo
    Jul 17, 2016 - 11:35PM

    In any democratic country, asking the army to over-throw the democratically elected government is considered treasonous offense. Just saying.

    In Turkey, if any politician had said so, he would have been hanged.Recommend

  • Fozi
    Jul 17, 2016 - 11:50PM

    I regret I voted PTIRecommend

  • M.S.
    Jul 18, 2016 - 12:00AM

    Yes, it can happen because we have shameless leaders like you but I would prefer to live in fake democracy than to see brave sons of this nation being dragged and beaten on streets.Recommend

  • H chaudhry
    Jul 18, 2016 - 12:30AM

    Spoken like a true loser. Recommend

  • Humza
    Jul 18, 2016 - 12:54AM

    @Babloo: Imran Khan has no idea that many people in Turkey hate Erdogan and call Erdogan a civilian dictator – not least because of the hundreds of millions he spent on his palace or the allegations of corruption against Erdogan’s son Bilal. Despite all this, Turks had the common sense to realize that military coups and dictatorships are bad and make a country look like a joke in the world. Turkey has suffered a catastrophic loss in its image that will take long to heal. Imrasn Khan making such statements about supporting a coup only shows how immature he is. I am sorry I ever supported him in the past.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Jul 18, 2016 - 12:56AM

    Nutcase alert!! He wants self-determination for Kashmir and martial law in Pakistan!Recommend

  • Ali
    Jul 18, 2016 - 1:08AM

    I am appalled at the statement from Imran Khan. I regret voting for him. Calling for military intervention is uncalled for. If he has to come in to power, it has to be through vote. If army installs him in to power then it will keep blackmailing him throughout.The worst democracy is better than any dictatorship of any sort. Allah issay hidayat day AmeenRecommend

  • Khan
    Jul 18, 2016 - 1:51AM

    Shame on you Imran. You call yourself a democratic leader?
    You should think before you speak.Recommend

  • Irslan
    Jul 18, 2016 - 1:57AM

    He said it and he is not wrong
    People will never lie in front of a Tank for Zardaris Bhuttos and Sharifs
    They have looted the country and hurt a common man
    Look at Karachi and shah sarkar
    Country needs to put these looters and thugs in jail and get the money

    What a sham democracy Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Jul 18, 2016 - 2:10AM

    Imran Khan showed a clean path to get rid of this Amir Ul Momneen ( if Pakistan have momeens) whose interests are out side Pakistan. Even he goes for heart ailment, which is a common surgery in Pakistan, prefers to go to his estate and comes back in a Boeing all expenses born by Pakistani nation. Will any one suggest a better way which IK suggested.. Army can dismiss the PM and CMs and appoint honest people whereas the parliament may remain intact Appoint honest heads of NAB & Election Commission to carry out speedy trials starting from top and election as per scheduleRecommend

  • wahid khan
    Jul 18, 2016 - 2:10AM

    No doubt,Imran is installed by ISI and they support each other.He is grown in Army ,s nursery.He is a characterless man and immature politician.But he will no doubt become the prime minister because Pakistan is of the army for the army by the army.Recommend

  • However
    Jul 18, 2016 - 4:09AM

    “…Pakistan will celebrate and distribute sweets if the military takes over…” however, IK would still not be able to become PM. Work through the system.Recommend

  • Jul 18, 2016 - 4:16AM

    Are you blind Captain? When you had a democratic government? Military and Mullahs only control your lives and you guys love them.Recommend

  • PTI
    Jul 18, 2016 - 5:32AM

    So unfortunate Imran Khan. You should grow up now. The world is changed now.
    Do not look at army to give you power. Be a real sports man and be elected through pure democratic system.
    Anyways really disappointed. You still need to learn politics.Recommend

  • Salim Khan
    Jul 18, 2016 - 5:33AM

    Its disgusting to hear this statement from somebody who calls himself progressive. Somebody who calls himself ‘HOPE’ of Pakistan.People of Pakistan must realise that whatever defects we see in the democratic system must be improved and not that the entire democrat system to be thrown out..Recommend

  • Masoom
    Jul 18, 2016 - 6:16AM

    IK has already apologised for supporting Mush and had stated that in future if an angel comes to me in millitary uniform I will not support him!
    Now as usul this new U turn signboard person calling army to help him to get into govt. This low mentality Ik does not know that in past army takeover does not made PM to politicians who called army ! I think he is tired of politics and want to get married or settle in Uk with his family after putting detraking Pakistan !Recommend

  • Shakti
    Jul 18, 2016 - 6:18AM

    Shameless remarks by IK. Democracy has no chance in Pakistan.Recommend

  • zxx
    Jul 18, 2016 - 6:59AM

    Rightly said Mr. Imran Khan.
    To all the N league nut cases here he was just drawing a comparison between what will happen incase of a coup in Pakistan and what happened in Turkey.
    And what he said is correct that people are not going to come out for Sharif and Bhutto dynasty like they came out for Erdogan in Turkey. What exactly has this rigged democratic system given us except for debt, taxes and poor service delivery?
    As far as KPK is concerned I myself am a regular visitor to various areas of KPK, see it for your self how effectively the institutions are running and N league goons will have to shut up when PTI will clean sweep KPK in 2018 not by the power of patwaris but by true democratic way. Wait and see for yourself.Recommend

  • Last Word
    Jul 18, 2016 - 6:59AM

    Well, Imran wants the umpire to raise the finger on a no ball so that he gets a chance to bat. But Imran should know that umpires in the past after raising the finger bat themselves and play a very long innings. Will Imran celebrate along with people if this actually happens ?Recommend

    Jul 18, 2016 - 7:04AM

    I thought that Imran was a wise man, now I realise that he is a FOOLRecommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 18, 2016 - 7:51AM

    A disgusting statement by an anarchist. Hope, our army leadership is not stupid like him. Only an enemy of Pakistan would wan army rule in Pakistan. Recommend

  • Shaukat ali
    Jul 18, 2016 - 8:01AM

    Just when you think this man has stooped to a new low, he manages to scrape more out of the bottom. How desperate and sleazy this man is? To actually say people will distribute sweets if army took over shows this man’s frame of mind and of all his blind followers.Recommend

  • vaidyanathan
    Jul 18, 2016 - 8:07AM

    Most immatured person. Can`t he wait for another election. Election is the only method in democracy to come to power or going out. Typical pakistani mentalityRecommend

  • mudassir
    Jul 19, 2016 - 4:25AM

    If you even don’t know that this is not KPK but only KP, then I understand how much you know about KP and the problems of the people of KP.Recommend

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