Imran sees 'change' in Pakistan this year

Published: February 22, 2011
Imran Khan addresses students at Karachi's CBM university on Tuesday. PHOTO: AFP

Imran Khan addresses students at Karachi's CBM university on Tuesday. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan on Tuesday said that people should expect ‘change’ in Pakistan this year.

“People should not worry, as year 2011 is the year of change,” Imran Khan said, while addressing students at CBM University on Tuesday. He said that it is the need of hour that people should mobilize and stand for their rights.

“I cannot do anything for you and no one else could do. But the youth of this country should stand and fight for their rights. If anyone could bring a change, then he could do so only by the help of youth,” he added.

He said leaders are not born but they are made. A person cannot become a leader because of a piece of paper, claiming that it was will of his  wife that he would be the leader if anything happens to her. Nor the people called ‘Diesel’ could become leader, Imran Khan said.

He said Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers were the best leaders this world has ever produced. They were true upholders of justice. They never amassed money and properties for themselves. In fact Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) left no property to be inherited by his heirs, he said.

He said that the people, who are ruling Pakistan, are nothing but puppets in the hands of their American masters. America asks them to bomb their compatriots and they obey. They show the Americans that they had dropped so many bombs on their compatriots and ask to reward. The Americans tell them ‘this is not enough. Do more’. This is the lowest level of humiliation that so-called leaders kill their citizens, he lamented.

He said that the people who carry out suicide bombings are the victim of these bombardments and are wrongly being tagged as terrorists.

Khan said that Pakistan has huge talent and the remittances sent by overseas Pakistanis helps government in managing budget.

Overseas Pakistanis are ready to invest in Pakistan if government provides them peace and stability, he said adding honest leadership is needed for this. He regretted both the government and the system have totally failed.

Imran Khan said that Pakistan has every ingredient to become a successful nation but the only hindrance is corrupt leaders and silent and submissive people.

However, he said that the youth has never been as politically aware as they are now. The youth are now taking interest in resolving the crisis facing Pakistan and it is very crucial as only youth can bring change, he said.

He said that the situation in the Arab world and Pakistan is not too different and Pakistan has been fed up with rulers who are American puppets.

He said that the war in Pakistan is not between fundamentalists and liberals but between status quo and anti-status quo. The status quo forces do not want any change as the present situation suits them best because it is very profitable for them. They are making big bucks and they have hijacked the power. But the common masses want change and they would eventually prevail, he said.

Imran Khan said that ruling Pakistani politicians are afraid of change. “All of them, in spite of having petty differences, would defend each other to maintain the status quo,” he added.

He said that present rulers have broken all records of getting costly foreign debts in their tenure and Pakistani generations would have to toil for years to repay them.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Feb 22, 2011 - 9:42PM

    Very true in every sense of the word! Recommend

  • Fahd Hussain
    Feb 22, 2011 - 9:44PM

    Imran Khan is the only hope for Pakistan. He can truly make a change and must be given the chance to prove himself, like all the tried and tested, failed, corrupt politicians in the existing political setup.Recommend

  • Ali2
    Feb 22, 2011 - 10:29PM

    Well said Imran Sahib!Recommend

  • Sheraz
    Feb 23, 2011 - 6:00AM

    Thats a beautiful 6’er :)Recommend

  • Billoo Bhaya
    Feb 23, 2011 - 10:05AM

    Yes, he sees change allright. Its Pakistan going bankrupt.Recommend

  • Feb 23, 2011 - 10:36AM

    Dear Express Tribute let me first thank you because you are the only English News paper of Pakistan who has published this news. But I can give you the picture relevent to the event because the picture you have posted is IK addressing PR in India (ESPN)!

    Thousands of students attended Chairman PTI addresss in Karachi at CBM and IQRA. No news paper published any news?? Amir Khan gets a tattoo – Geo News gives a headline!

    We also have complete videos if you want to do a video report.

    Regards, Recommend

  • Ehtisham Syed
    Feb 23, 2011 - 11:38AM

    Imran Khan’s the symbol of change in Pakistan. He’s the only hope and inspiration out of the present hypocrite, looters, killers, shameless and characterless so called leaders in Pakistan. May God give guidance to the people of this country to support him for a better tomorrow.Recommend

  • Rashad Ali
    Feb 24, 2011 - 5:31AM

    Well said Ehtisham SyedRecommend

  • haq nawaz
    Feb 24, 2011 - 10:52AM

    i said that the only imran who is able to lead pakistanRecommend

  • Ahsan Shahzad
    Feb 25, 2011 - 4:30PM

    It was such an electrifying atmosphere at IQRA university when he visited after giving a speech to the students of CBM. I’ve never seen such great atmosphere and such large gathering by the students ever for a Political figure.
    Indeed, Mr.Khan is the man for our country and only He, by the grace of GOD can change the situation of Pakistan.
    May GOD bless him.Recommend

  • Talat Haque
    Mar 17, 2011 - 8:12PM

    People who live on hill-tops talking of Prophet Mohammad and his immediate followers!! ………. I wonder what Imran Khan’s kids will inherit ………. ? ? no property ? ? ………….. the hypocrisy never ends ! …………… he does a lot better in the doing – wish he’d talk less.Recommend

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