I pray Trump stops giving visas to Pakistanis: Imran

Published: January 29, 2017
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan attends party rally in Sahiwal on Sunday, January 29, 2017. PHOTO: PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan attends party rally in Sahiwal on Sunday, January 29, 2017. PHOTO: PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan hoped that the United States will also slap visa ban on Pakistanis so that the people here could focus on their own country.

“I pray that [US President Donald] Trump stops giving us [Pakistanis] visas because then we will try fixing our own country,” Imran said while addressing a party gathering in Sahiwal on Sunday.

“The prime minister would go abroad even if he gets a headache. If it [the ban] happens, we will  have to improve Pakistan and stand on our own feet.”

Imran vowed to continue fighting against the alleged corruption of the Sharif family till his last breath.

“I need prayers of the nation’s mothers to fight against the king of corruption [PM Nawaz],”he said, adding,  “I want youngsters and minorities to stand by me in this struggle.”

Taking a jibe at the prime minister, the PTI leader said the premier had broken all records of telling lies. “In my cricketing career I saw a lot of records being broken but I have never seen such high records of lies being broken as Nawaz Sharif as done,” he said.

The cricketer-turned-politician said that he felt sympathetic towards Maryam Nawaz because “Nawaz has brought her forward to hide his own corruption”. “Nawaz Sharif is hiding behind his offspring,” he added.

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Reader Comments (30)

  • Ihtisham
    Jan 29, 2017 - 7:50PM

    Well said imran khanRecommend

  • F Khan
    Jan 29, 2017 - 8:24PM

    Please excuse and forgive Khan Sb. He was late when God was distributing wisdom.Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    Jan 29, 2017 - 8:28PM

    I agree with IK, whole west , should stop giving visas to Pakistanis,Recommend

  • Mohsin
    Jan 29, 2017 - 8:52PM

    Let’s bring ur own kids to the country first…they are no different from nawaz’ kids… I wish them all the best not their fault…Imran u r in a different phase of life…old ppl n their lust for powerRecommend

  • kamal
    Jan 29, 2017 - 9:01PM

    Absolutely correct observation. The US imperialism has crossed all limits of fair play – they want to come in and bomb and kill in those seven countries at will and when they want to me and do the same they stop the game. Very poor show indeed by the US.Recommend

  • Mamnoon
    Jan 29, 2017 - 10:12PM

    I will be so happy also. I despise all these thousands of Pakistanis who dream of a green card.Recommend

  • Ahmar Khan
    Jan 30, 2017 - 12:37AM

    Says the man who cannot even find a Pakistani wife and travels abroad at least twice every year. Oh the irony.Recommend

  • Dipak
    Jan 30, 2017 - 4:00AM

    Your wishes shall be GRANTED. Recommend

  • tuk
    Jan 30, 2017 - 7:25AM

    Think before you open your mouth. Who will pay for your hospitals then??Recommend

  • Komal S
    Jan 30, 2017 - 7:27AM

    If IK believes in this strongly, he should pro-actively campaign saying that he would put restrictions on Pakistanis traveling abroad for the overall good for the country. Let us see how people react then. This is simple political opportunism riding on anti-trump wave.Recommend

  • M.S.
    Jan 30, 2017 - 7:49AM

    Every Indian troll is demanding this. Please Khan be some different from our enemies.Recommend

  • amir
    Jan 30, 2017 - 8:40AM

    His sons are living with their mother as they are divorced. What do you want?Recommend

  • Johnny Hates Hip HOP
    Jan 30, 2017 - 8:43AM

    “I pray Trump stops giving visas to Pakistanis: Imran”

    They should begin by banning Imran Khan…. or is he already not allowed in because of the paternity suit against him?Recommend

  • Fact is Fact
    Jan 30, 2017 - 8:57AM

    And I hope UK stops it too so you can’t meet your kids… such a pathetic guy… so immature after 60 years.. he shud be at home and ppl trusting him are idiots like himRecommend

  • Trumpeter
    Jan 30, 2017 - 9:44AM

    Dear Imran, Please concentrate on your job in KP. While the world mourns restrictions in freedom you seem to have no clue. Recommend

  • Saqib
    Jan 30, 2017 - 10:02AM

    Ok. Lets all go to China :)Recommend

  • Khan A
    Jan 30, 2017 - 10:22AM

    Agreed.Recommend

  • Haris
    Jan 30, 2017 - 10:51AM

    Only selfless persons could issue statement, typical visa hungry people will unsurprisingly reject any such statement.Recommend

  • Vivek
    Jan 30, 2017 - 12:55PM

    @Fact is Fact:
    But his Kids are not banned to visit Pakistan,so dont worryRecommend

  • lala
    Jan 30, 2017 - 12:59PM

    He statement was specifically for those who want to get green card in a foreign country.

    What he wishes is for those specific people to fix the problems of Pakistan instead of running away.Recommend

  • Raghu
    Jan 30, 2017 - 1:01PM

    @Mohsin
    It seems you dont even know that he is divorced and his kids are living with their mother. Please read newspaper more often.Recommend

  • Nikki
    Jan 30, 2017 - 1:47PM

    Bring your Sons in PAKISTAN pleas Mr. Imran KhanRecommend

  • Saleem
    Jan 30, 2017 - 1:49PM

    Hypocrite Khan why did you leave Pakistan to study and live in UK, play cricket there, marry there, and now have your sons living there.Recommend

  • I am a Khan
    Jan 30, 2017 - 2:25PM

    This guy has some serious mental issues…no wonder both his wives left him..he is not fit to be in politics..Recommend

  • Naurang
    Jan 30, 2017 - 4:05PM

    Cheer up guys !
    China is introducing a Green Card. I am sure Pakistanis will be given first preference. India last.Recommend

  • zabi
    Jan 30, 2017 - 6:32PM

    good imran bhai. y not v also ban usa product till this ban left he ban visa only to Muslim .other nation also giving trable to innocent people of Muslim y he dint told them anything Recommend

  • goggi (Lahore)
    Jan 30, 2017 - 8:31PM

    The people commenting so wildly and panicked, have perhaps missed the bitter irony of Imran. Recommend

  • Singh
    Jan 31, 2017 - 1:33PM

    He is right to some extent. Corruption is in our genes.Recommend

  • Fact is Fact
    Feb 1, 2017 - 7:43AM

    @Vivek:
    so u seem to be ok with his kids visiting him but not others.. wowRecommend

  • Concerned Citizen
    Feb 2, 2017 - 2:19PM

    Would have Imran said that about the UK? Of course not, his kids are there. Recommend

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