The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) held a powerful rally in Lahore on Sunday which sparked intense debate on the upcoming elections and its turnout.
Taking to Twitter, most senior journalists, analysts and independent think tanks tweeted in favour of or in criticism of the rally. PTI chief Imran Khan unveiled an 11-point agenda for a new Pakistan, and called for establishing Pakistan in the image of the model state of Madina.
Speaking to a large public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan, Imran asserted that today’s Pakistan did not match the dream of Allama Iqbal or Quaid-e-Azam’s vision.
The Quaid, he said, had dreamt of a country where all citizens, including all minorities, had equal rights. According to Imran, the Quaid wanted to establish Pakistan based on the model state of Madina, which was the first social welfare state in the world.
Pakistan, Imran said, must choose between dishonour and dignity.
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The PTI chief on Sunday also said that there was a dire need to depoliticise the police force. After coming into power, he said he would introduce reforms in police department so justice could be served quickly. Citing K-P police as a model, Imran said no case of extrajudicial killing had been reported in the province, while the situation in Punjab and Sindh was alarming.
Assuring women of quality education and inheritance rights, Imran maintained that his mother had been instrumental in shaping his personality, adding that his mother had moulded him into a truthful and patriotic person.