Imran Khan's 'tsunami' sweeps Lahore

Published: October 30, 2011
Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan gestures upon his arrival during a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan gestures upon his arrival during a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan gestures upon his arrival during a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011. PHOTO: AFP Imran Khan addresses over 100,000 supporters. Imran Khan prepares to address PTI Jalsa. Reports suggest 100,000 people are attending the PTI rally. PHOTO: HARISN Thousands gather for the PTI's Lahore rally. PHOTO: FARHAN MASOOD PTI supporters gather around 2pm. PHOTO: RABIA MEHMOOD

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took out a large rally at the Minar-e-Pakistan ground in Lahore on Sunday.

More than 100,000 supporters gathered as a show of strength in what is traditionally the PML-N stronghold.

PTI chief Imran Khan warned politicians to declare their assets or his party would launch a civil disobedience movement against them.

Speaking on issues plaguing the country, Khan said that his party would stand with minorities and work for the rights of women.

He said PTI would also give the Baloch their rights and “not colonise them.”

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The national anthem was played at the end of the ceremony.


“All politicians should declare their assets. PTI is forming a special cell to probe foreign assets owned by politicians.”

“We will go to the Supreme Court, we will for a independent Election Commission, if politicians do not declare their assets.”

“We will run a civil disobedience movement if they do not declare their assets.”


“We will stand with you not because I am shouting political slogans, but because it is my duty to stand with the weaker class.”

“PTI will stand with the minorities.”

“For the women of Pakistan, PTI is that party which will get you your rights. We will work on education for women,” says Khan

“When they get education they will stand for their rights.”

“My message to India on the presence of their army in Kashmir is that that a military solution has never helped solve anything,” says the PTI chief.

“I am going on a tour to China tonight on the invitation of the government of China. We will strengthen our ties with China.”


“We will give rights to the people of Balochistan. We will make them our brothers and not colonise them.”

“Tribal elders have pledged to ensure peace if the army withdraws from the tribal areas. They have said leave it to us, will end terrorism ourselves,” says Khan.

“PTI will ensure that Pakistan Army never launches an operation against its own citizens and that we never beg any country ever again.”


“We need to get rid of the patwari system,” says Khan.

“Pakistan’s assemblies are full of the kabza group. They support the patwari system because they get money from them.”

“PTI will make the police a non-political force.”


“Mian sahib jaan diyoo, sadee baree aan diyo.”


“Zardari wrote to the Americans, asked them to protect him from the Army, said that he will bring his own generals.”

“The biggest problem that Pakistan faces today is corruption. We are America’s slaves because of corruption,” says Khan.

“PTI will wipe out corruption. We will make a law that those who do not declare their assets will not be allowed to take part in politics.”


“Those in Raiwind and Islamabad should know that it is not a flood that is coming, but a tsunami.”


“Hum aaj eik nayee Pakistan ka aghaz ker rahay hain,” says Imran Khan.

“Today I greet all the rickshaw drivers , taxi drivers… civil servants who have secretly come here, policemen who are happy on the inside.”


Crowds cheer as Imran Khan approaches the podium.

PTI chief Imran Khan is now addressing the rally.

“We have worked hard and tried to bring change for 15 years,” says Imran Khan.

“Today Allah has listened to us.”


The national anthem is now being played at the rally.


Express 24/7 reports that conservative estimates put the crowd at 150,000.

Strings are now performing on stage.

ainaBaloch  it looks more like a concert #PtiJalsa

UsamaKhilji Arif Alvi: PTI believes in equal rights for women, minorities, like the Prophet Muhammad PBUH did, under a welfare Islamic State. #PTIjalsa


Singer Shahzaman is now performing on stage.

Express 24/7 correspondent Rabia Mehmood reporting the rally is very organised despite the large number of people who have arrived.


PTI’s online supporters have started using the hash tag #OMP on Twitter to signify ‘Occupy Minar-e-Pakistan’.

Shehzad Roy is trending worldwide on Twitter.


Singer and social worker Shehzad Roy is performing on stage.

madeehai Yes we khan #PTIjalsa #PTI #Lahore #pakistan

PTI Secretary General Arif Alvi had earlier told AFP that Khan “will make important announcements regarding the country’s politics and future course of action.”

“The wind of change of has started in the country and anyone coming in its way would be eliminated,” Alvi said and added “Tehreek-e-Insaf wants the rule of people constitution and law in the country.”

“It is going to be historic. We have our supporters and voters coming from Lahore and its suburban areas and the expected gathering would be over 100,000 people,” Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, a member of the party’s organising committee had said.

“We have been reassured by the provincial police chief about the security of the gathering and smooth flow of traffic for our convoys,” Khokhar had told AFP.

Senior police official Ghulam Mahmood Dogar told reporters that all steps had been taken to provide “fool-proof” security at the public meeting.


Express 24/7 correspondent Rabia Mehmood reports that the number of people at the venue has now crossed 100,000.

Roads from Minto Park upto the secretariat, railway station and Ravi bridge are blocked.

Supporters are still arriving at the venue.

Asad Kharal reports that PTI organisers are claiming that the PML-N government has shut down cable services in Lahore using police and other departments.


Asad Kharal reports that more than 50,000 people are inside the venue, and there are people present out in the streets.

Police and rescue service personnel are also present behind the stage.


PTI chief Imran Khan said his Maghrib prayers on stage.


Mian Azhar is addressing the rally.

“Change will come,” says the PTI leader.


PTI leaders have started addressing the rally.

Asad Kharal reports the barrier/grill around the venue has been broken.


Asad Kharal reports that the venue has been filled up to capacity and there are supporters standing outside. Families are still arriving at the venue with flags and posters.

All roads leading up to the venue are full of people on foot and in vehicles.

PTI supporters were seen ripping Hamza Shahbaz and Nawaz Sharif posters placed in high places near the venue.


Asad Kharal reports there is a massive traffic jam within a 2-3 kilometre radius of Minar-e-Pakistan.

Ambulances are also stuck in the jam and are finding it difficult to find a way out.

omarchughtai 150,000 there already. For every 1 there, there’s a thousand people getting ready to go.

Amnaa_tariq Imran Khan is using no Bullet Proof Glass

hammy86 Strings also present @ #PTIjalsa “mein bhe dekho ga.. Tun bhe dekho gai”


OmarWaraich Lahore Special Branch say the venue at Minar-e-Pakistan is full #PTIjalsa


PTI chief Imran Khan has arrived and is on stage.

A massive crowd is seen waving party flags and cheering the arrival of Khan.

harisn Imran Khan is here! Just arrived backstage. #PTI #Pakistan #PTIJalsa #OMP


The Express Tribune correspondent Asad Kharal reports PTI officials have claimed that a major portion of the 45,000 seating arrangement at the rally has been covered.

Around 1,100 to 1,200 supporters have arrived from four constituencies of Nankana district.

PTI convener Sajjad Haider Randhawa led 700 to 800 people from the PP-170 Sangla constituency of the district. The supporters arrived in 25 vehicles – two big buses, eight cars and 15 coasters.

Muhammad Ishaq led a convoy of 13 vehicles carrying 250-300 people from PP-170 Shahkot.

No vehicles or people have arrived at the rally from PP-172 Nankana City, the constituency of sitting MPA of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Rai Shahnawaz Bhatti.


According to Express 24/7 correspondent Rabia Mehmood, thousands of students have shown up to support the PTI. A majority of the crowd is made up of young people.

Over 6,000 people have gathered so far, and many people are arriving by bus and by foot.

Dancing, cheering and slogan raising is the focus of the rally at this stage.


People from all over the country, from all age groups and backgrounds are arriving at the venue to attend Imran Khan’s rally.

The party chief is expected to make an ‘important announcement’ in today’s address.

Correspondent Rabia Mehmood describes a festive air at the ground:

Rabail26 Students from #KPK with #PTI flags in hands, dancing on a song in Pashto. Their headbands say ‘ISF Al-Jihad’. #PTIJalsa #Lahore

Aside from ground activity, the PTI is effectively using social media tools such as Twitter to build support for today’s rally, using the Twitter hashtag#PTIjalsa.

The PTI are also broadcasting the rally live here.


Express 24/7 correspondent Rabia Mehmood says approximately 5-6,000 people have gathered around Minar-i-Pakistan for the PTI rally so far.

The organisers set 2pm as the official time for the rally to kick off.

Around 1,500 policemen including 50 Elite Force personnel are to be deployed at Minar-i-Pakistan. Thirty-two walkthrough gates monitored by CCTV cameras have been installed at the venue.

The protest area has been divided into four zones, with a superintendent of police given charge of a zone each.

The Insaf Student Federation (ISF), the student wing of Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), says it expects some 7,000 students from schools in the city to join its public meeting at Minar-i-Pakistan today.

Imran, whose party has been making significant inroads as a ‘street power’ but has yet to do well in elections, is being seen by observers as at least a ‘game changer’ in coming parliamentary polls, especially in Punjab’s urban areas.

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Reader Comments (261)

  • Oct 30, 2011 - 2:23PM

    Thanks to ET for giving this coverage…


  • Tahir
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:37PM

    Change begins from here.


  • Lol
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:39PM

    I never knew Pakistani people could be fooled so easily :DRecommend

  • muzaffar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:42PM

    In terms of reporting there seems to be a political bias ( favouring PTI). e.g. the photograph in the article is one from the PTI own sorces. In comparison in terms of PMLN a potrait/ file photo or a bunch of motorcycle riders was shown.

    Further, the content seems to also have a favourablee tilt e.g.PTI has taken out a LARGE rally. How does one prove a large rally except gives A reader a very positive impression of success.

    Lastly in the end it is stated to – help build our report…Maybe I am wrong but I have not read that in any of the other coverages in Tribune.

    Hope we all try to do r related works without involving personal likes or dislikes. Will definately help us make a more balanced and non opinionated (in terms of r work responsibilities) society


  • aloowaladena
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:43PM

    ppp will win again thanks to captaan imran for dividing pml-n votes. Shame on imran and pts.


  • Usman Ayub
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:46PM

    imran khan we are with u


  • Hasan Ayaz
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:53PM

    May this be a catalyst of change in Pakistan. Long live Pakistan.Recommend

  • Omer
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:55PM

    Let the revolution begin !!!


  • Hamid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:56PM

    We are with you Imran. We are with you.


  • Rana
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:58PM

    Change is coming through the Honest Son of Lahore n Pakistan.. Imran Khan

    all the status quo parties (MQM, PPP, PML-A,b,c,q,d, ANP) trying to keep the things the way they presently are….but we CHANGE….


  • Gul Bahadur
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:58PM

    Our sincere wishes from a foreign country.I wish imran I could have been there in your Jalsa.


  • Punjabi Pakistani (PP)
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:59PM

    PML-N can “justify” that Punjab Govt. fund their rally .
    But how can HONEST PTI justify its spending today ? ..who is paying for it ?
    By the way, in gujranwala PTI display only posters of 28, 00 000 …. Who is paying all these money ?


  • Mj
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:01PM

    Well, the crowd looks quite underwhelming…


  • saeed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:03PM

    Great Khan, 0.450 million Niazi’s (Niazi tribe) are with you, around 10 thousand Niazi’s (which are living in Lahore) will join you today,,,,,,


  • Spaniard
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:05PM

    UNITED WE STAND…with Imran Khan and against country looters, which are having their property outside country…


  • Supressed, Opressed, Depressed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:05PM


    Join PTI in support and kick out real the fools in the power corridors who are demolishing this country!Recommend

  • SanaUllah Baloch
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:08PM

    IMRAN KHAN … we are with you…The Only HOPE

    I cant come but my support is for my dearest Imran Khan.

    Lahoriites do go and join, dont miss the oppurtunity.


  • Sultan Mehmood
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:10PM

    It is definitely a biased reporting as compared to the one on PML N rally. PML N had three times more people in reality than PTI is dreaming (expecting). How isit a big rally when there are 6000 people right now? The angle of picture shows crowd as big, as so it look likes PML N never had this many people if reports are to be compared.

    I will be surprised if this comment get through.


  • Eeman
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:11PM

    Imran Khan is a voice of sanity, which is rare in Pakistan.


  • Saeed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:13PM

    PMLN supporters if you are so afraid of PPPP winning again (though it does not stand any chance of victory in coming elections, I can bet) do not divide the vote and vote for PTI. If anything PMLN is cutting our votes it is not the other way around.

    All the supporters of PMLN; can you please come out with few logical reasons why would you wanna vote for a party which has ruled Pakistan twice and Punjab four times and still could not bring a valuable improvement in people’s lives????? Can you please explain why your beloved government is reluctant to reform police and patwar system? Only efficient department of Punjab government is perhaps its information department which keeps creating illusion of Shahbaz Shareef working day and night. If you guys have any idea of organization you would know this kind of one man show can never bring good in society in longterm. However it gives you many photo opportunities which are good for your politics but where is meaningful change???? My friends democracy is about building institutions and in Punjab we are witnessing the opposite. Now only reason anyone can support PMLN is that they are mental slaves of Shareefs. With all due respect, we the youth decline to be amongst you.Recommend

  • muslim
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:14PM

    lol – what is there that u say that pakistanis r being fooled..??fools r the ones who r nt supporting him.Recommend

  • aazam
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:17PM

    PTI should join hands to counter fudals of PPP,MQM and ANP.


  • Xomi
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:18PM

    Didnt you realize they’ve been getting fooled for last few decades? Perhaps its different this time.


  • Xomi
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:19PM

    Dont worry, this is just a start, PPP is next.


  • Malik
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:19PM

    50000 atleast


  • Shayan
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:21PM

    Imran Khan’s time has come. Raymond Davis supporters eat your hearts out.


  • Attis Abbass
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:22PM

    All Corrupt Politicians who have stakes in western world, who have businesses in west and who have every thing for west should left Pakistan now otherwise Pakistani nation will not spare blood of hardworking poor farmers and laborers. We want all those rotten eggs out.


  • saira
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:23PM

    all those PML n supporters who are trying to sabotage PTI just see how many people recommend pro imran posts suck it up imrans gonna rockRecommend

  • Oct 30, 2011 - 3:26PM

    @harisn @ImranKhanPTI Just following the hash tags and realized the truth in the opinion of many that pro #PTI especially contributing on social media overwhelmingly humiliate those of who comment practice of difference on @PTI things


  • raqib nazar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:32PM

    imran khan i am with you


  • Abdul Majid Malik
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:34PM

    The agents of political mafia are shivering. This is a landmark political gathering in the history of Pakistan. PTI is the ideas whose time has come. Today is the tipping point.


  • Malik
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:36PM

    people are saying its 22000 to 25000 ppl there, plz put the correct figure and 10000 ISF students coming are at lahore mall road and there blokades done at different location stopping people, plz tell the whole story


  • Sultan Mehmood
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:39PM

    At 2:15 pm it,s 6000, and 3:12pm it says over 6000.. lol..
    PTI is useless.


  • adeel
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:41PM

    inshAllah it is going to be one of the largest rally in pakistan. inshAllah Imran khan will bring new hope to pakistan. salaam


  • Masroor Ahmad
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:42PM

    ro na yaar! :D @muzaffar:


  • Adeel Ahmed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:42PM

    PPP voters in Punjab and KPK have now decided to vote PTI. Now its upto PML voters to vote for change and avoid vote distribution.


  • moeed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:44PM

    imran khan zindabad


  • Sharjeel
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:44PM

    Umm who the hell cares? Its about time the media becomes biased towards Imran Khan, as him and his party are the only hope for Pakistan. People who don’t understand that really need to become educated and watch some of the talk shows him and his party members have been in.


  • Sharjeel
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:46PM

    Shame on you for sitting and complaining… At least he’s trying to do something..Recommend

  • ahmed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:46PM

    people who say imran divides PML-N votes to benifit PPP.. my question is what is the difference between Nawaz and Zardari..?? they are both one and the same


  • Saqib Hussain
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:49PM

    Imran khan is only hope for pak nation.. Try to do best for pakistan.. support IK


  • MarkH
    Oct 30, 2011 - 3:51PM

    There’s something funny in the slogan for change. That was the exact same slogan Obama used and you’re all such huge fans of his.


  • Hassan
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:01PM

    PML N is splitting the PTI votes?? hahahhahahahahahahahahh…. im not a PML N supporter for sure… but that statement is extremely hilarious.


  • MAD
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:01PM

    Why have the updates stopped???


  • Mian
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:02PM

    Imran is the only leader who is capable enough to lead Pakistan out of her troubles.


  • Mian
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:04PM

    Indians must hate Imran as he was the ideal of all Indian girls and now is the only true leader of Pakistan.


  • waheed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:04PM

    Just stop weeping dear, its our strength and we will punch the cowards inshALLAH.
    PTI zindabad
    Charo sobo ka pehchan
    Imran khan imran khan


  • Abu Saad
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:05PM

    Thanks Imran Khan the great leader of Pakistan and the only hope for the people of Pakistan to bring changes in the corrupt politics. If I have a magic power i would have killed all those corrupt politicians who destroyed our Havens on Earth. Our country is a paradise, full of natural resources. God will help you Mr Imran Khan if you love your country and people. I hope the Lahorities will attend your rally and show the world that the not only the youth but elder, women also are your supporters. I pray for a successful PTI rally. So I request all Pakistani don’t show bias with Imran and support his cause.


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 4:11PM

    imran khan is great ledar


  • hussain
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:11PM

    when all other corrupt politicians can have a chance than why not one chance should be given to imran khan ?


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 4:12PM

    imran khan is great ledarRecommend

  • Mamalove
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:23PM

    PTI Zindabad! Imran Khan Zindabad! Now where is my biryani! LOL.


  • sher e punjab
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:29PM

    carry on “khan” … “punjab jatts” who are backbone of punjab will support you…


  • Babar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:30PM

    Watch it live on

    be part of the CHANGE!!!!


  • ali
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:40PM

    PTI must also do a rally on Mazar-e-Quaid. To show PPP and MQM to show its strength all over the country.Recommend

  • muzaffar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:45PM

    The bias coverage goes on…check the entries and most are from PTI sources….even one of Tribune correspondent is quoting PTI source….definately not a fair and balanced coverage


  • zulqarnain
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:46PM

    imran khan is just helping zardari imran is the best friend of zardari


  • Shuaib
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:50PM

    Best of luck to all 2# parties…..


  • fawad zaidi
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:50PM

    well done imran khan


  • zia ur rehman
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:54PM

    gigantic is just a word!!!


  • Queen
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:57PM

    Imran Khan can definitely bring a positive change in the country.


  • sdas
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:07PM

    Thank you PTI and Express Tribune :)


  • ammad
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:09PM

    nothings gonna change, IK is just enjoyin his fame


  • Paras Vikmani
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:09PM

    There is still no Anna Hazare in Pakistan.


  • masood
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:11PM

    imran is good .i am from lahore a city of over 1 crore people.. but gathering 70-80 thousand to show power is nothing..out of which 40000 thousands are from outside lahore and a lot of them are ppp and pml-q workers..i am from lahore i know politics of lahore..he choose a wrong place..thats why he has to have seating arrangements of around 45000 as to have look 5 lac capacity miner pakistan ground filled..why is he targeting lahore only..i have seen 3 elections of lahore..he will not get a seat from na 118 to na123..extreme stonghold of chances are in na 124,125 and 126..and these are seats of javed hashmi and saad rafique..and last 4 are ppp and pml-n either imran khan has to elect election from new or old lahore..old is so strong for pml’n and new has pml-n giants..IMRAN KHAN PLEASE FOCUS YOURSELF IN SMALLER CITIES..LAHORE DON’T NEED YOU..


  • masood
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:15PM

    @Saeed: ARE YOU INSANE..a crickter captain is considered a last hope of pakistan..what
    if he dies..who will you vote for…pml’n is a force having its branches in society..not like pti who is banking on mummy daddy youth who are supporting him because of enjoyment..who even don’t know who are pti provincal presidents.


  • muhammad naseem
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:15PM

    i think this rally will usher in revolution in doubt ,imran is pakistan’hero.


  • Muhammad Adnan Haider
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:18PM

    Thanks ET for the live updates …. thank you everyone for joing the hero of Pak … Mr. Khan both in Lahore and here on internet…

    Change has already begun now !!!


  • Nauman
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:18PM

    Let the detractors cower now. The change has come – and now everyone can see it! Down with the status quo. PTI Zindabad!


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 5:28PM

    We believe that this is a good opportunity for Imran Khan (official) (being a agent of change(positive) ) that a good political demonstration/protest can be conducted without using nonsense and immoral talks… This #PTIJalsa should be really positively distinguished if he wants to be accepted among the serious circles of the society in Pakistan..


  • Rashid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:31PM

    Awam ko aik baar phir pagal bnao aur end main phir wohi topi drama- And now comes Burger inqilaab


  • Tufail malik
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:37PM

    Imran khan is last hope for Pakistan . I wish this movement turn into Anna Hazare movement. The main problem for Pakistan is poor security,poor economy,poor planing and this all due to detached leadership to the people of Pakistan.


  • Doc2good
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:40PM

    PTI has proven beyond doubt that we all want change. There are so many people around Minar-e-Pakistan that all doubters are having difficulty trying to explain the Massive turnout!! Inshallah this is the beggening of the end of corruption and corruptors!!


  • Kashif
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:42PM

    I can see how Nawaz and his supporters are boiling over PTI’s success. Just read the comments from Nawaz’s supporters. They are now trying to invoke anti-PPP sentiments to drive Pakistani’s away from PTI. But Pakistani’s are no fools. They now know Nawaz very well.


  • PTI supporter
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:45PM

    WHY NOT Great IMRAN KHAN, When Hollywood actor could become the president of USA,Recommend

  • Oct 30, 2011 - 5:50PM

    what is this rally for and about? If it is Imran’s I wish him good luck and may he rule Pakistan!


  • Shameel Akhtar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 5:59PM

    Imran Khan is a single hope to turn a crowd into a nation.


  • Not me
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:00PM

    There are over 3,50,000 people in the public meeting.
    This is a game changer akin to Ms Benazir Bhutto return to Pakistan in 1986.


  • Sheeraz Aslam
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:01PM

    Best of Luck Imran Khan


  • Shamim Adil
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:07PM

    Energetic, honest and straight forward leader. He must win otherwise Pakistan will loose.


  • Jahangir Siddiqui
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:16PM

    What a splendid Pakistan protect rally by PTI Imran Khan.


  • Imran
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:24PM

    Impressive show! Many PML-Q heavy weights who were thinking of joining PML-N will now reconsider their priorities. Even PML-N back benchers like Javed Hashmi, Khawaja Asif, Ayyaz Amir, might also be tilted. They don’t fit in the damned politics that Shahbaz Sharif and Ch. Nisar has been pursuing.


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 6:37PM

    Its time for change our politics rule that couruption is only the leader of our country.when all the courupt politicins are tested by the nation.then y not we give a chance to great khan.wish all you all the best imran khan.


  • Dr. Imran
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:39PM

    It is really fantastic to see all this. It shows that people are getting agrip of the idea of PTI as the future leader of Pakistan’s destiny.


  • Ateeq ur Rehman
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:41PM

    PTI has become the hope of the masses Pakistan. Imran Khan strong committment to the people of Pakistan and consistent struggle to change this absolete colonial system is looking to be fruitful. People of Pakistan has started realizing that Imran Khan is the only leader of the country who can change the destiny of this great nation. PTI Zindabad IMRAN KHAN Zindabad PAKISTAN PAINDABAD


  • Taimoor
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:51PM

    You want a napkin to wipe those tears


  • jagjit sidhoo
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:52PM

    @Mian: Why should we hate him my impression of him is that he is a honest and patriotic person who will be good for Pakistan . A stable and prosperous neighbor is what every country wants the same is with India we would only be benefited by having a stable and prosperous Pakistan. All the best my friend.


  • Hamid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:56PM

    Long Live Imran Khan.


  • Babloo
    Oct 30, 2011 - 6:58PM

    How will Imran solve Pakistan’s economic mess in a country running on foreign aid ?
    He cannot be friend of the Lashker-E-Toiba , Haqannis and other state sponsored groups and also a member of civilized states, simultaneously.


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 6:58PM

    Really?? These people who are mostly youngster going to cast their vote to Imran Khan??? NO, they will be busy to enjoy election holiday…. so claim down


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 7:00PM

    And change is coming! We need Imran Khan as our leader. I really appreciate efforts of to provide us with live updates (Y).


  • Sheeraz Aslam
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:01PM

    Looking at this crowd, I am so happy that there are some people who want CHANGE. I believe that it is the nation of Islamic Republic of Pakistan who doesn’t make effort to bring the change. Are these people afraid of new faces really??? I object those people (which are in majority) who have decided permanently not to change their political party. If anyone is casting vote to PPP, he is doing the same thing from 1970. If anyone is voter of PMLN, he is always casting vote to it since decades. This cannot help in bringing change in this country. In developed countries, if people don’t like the govt policies, they cast vote against them. So people, please please identify your duty and take a step in bringing change, IF YOU REALLY WANT…


  • Dr. Kamran
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:07PM

    Imran Khan has always been true to his words…all educated lass in Pakistan supports him…whomsoever i talk to in Karachi’s middle class educated circle they support Imran Khan..MQM after supporting zardari is losing its popularity very fast….I wish and hope Imran kHan will win the next election and will become Prime Minister..INSHALLAH a change is imminent


  • Waqar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:08PM

    biggest rally in lahore ever…..


  • Adeel759
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:15PM

    Well done PTI and equally well done ET.


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 7:15PM

    Well done Mr. Khan.


  • maz3tt
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:15PM

    best of luck Imran Khan


  • Syed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:16PM

    People everywhere. Minar-e-Pakistan full. All roads around filled


  • fatima
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:30PM

    yayyyyy imran khan is taking charge at last!!!!! i can;t wait for the civil disobedience!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:32PM

    IMRAN KHAN ,,,, Will rock this election


  • Mubashir Amin
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:32PM

    Imran turns at the top of his bowling mark, races in and Bowls ….. and he has Bowled Him,,,, Zardari and Nawaz are OUT! Imran is on a Hat Trick…..!


  • Zaidi
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:34PM

    Its great to see strings and shahzad supporting PTI/IK!


  • Muhammad Naeem khan
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:44PM

    wao wao ammeazing rally in strong textLahore . our new independent day 30-10-2011 keep it up great leader g……………………


  • Dak
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:44PM

    Imran Khan Zindabad – May Allah guide to successs …


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 7:46PM

    This week has been full of good news:
    1. Pakistan won the cricket test against Sri Lanka
    2. Pakistan won the Hong Kong Super Sixes Cricket tournament for the 5th time
    3. PTI social media team has launched iReport citizen journalism tool
    4. PTI’s Lahore Rally (Occupy Minar-e-Pakistan) has been a huge success
    5. On invitation of Chinese Government, PTI’s chairman Imran Khan leaves for China tonight


  • Faryal Khan (@Faryalanwarkhan)
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:48PM

    Good Job DJ BUTT :P


  • Muhammad Adnan Haider
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:49PM

    Very sensible address by Khan, Thanks God he hasn’t used Bazari language like Shahbaz Shareef did.

    This the difference between an educated & well civilized person and a complete idiot !!!


  • Mohammd Ali Siddiqui
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:50PM

    Having heard the speech of Imran Khan for the first time at Meenar-e-Pakistan, Imran Khan said “change is not coming, it has already come”.

    The gathering itself told that Imran Khan is going to become the heartbeat of every Pakistani in the coming day.

    I remember when Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto formed PPP, a lot of people use to go to listen to his speeches and then PPP won the general elections.

    Similarly Imran Khan is coming up like any thing and Tehrik-e-Insaf is going to play a decisive role in the next general elections.

    The question arises: whether Imran Khan will be able to gather so many people in other cities similar to Lahore?

    If the answer is “yes”, than definitely Imran Khan will be the next Prime Minster of Pakistan and Tehrik-e-Insaf will be ruling the country.


  • faraz
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:50PM

    It was definitely a huge jalsa, at least double in size to that of PML-Ns


  • ashar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:54PM

    change what we want and Imran khan has brought this change in Pakistan.Recommend

  • j sardar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:56PM

    I am from Karachi and Muhajir but still I will prefer Imran Khan over Altaf Hussain.If we want to get rid off corruption and boot lickers from our society then we must vote ant support Imran Khan as he is the only hope.We have tried Generals and corrupt politicians for 64 years and we are bankcrupt and law & order situation has worsened.East Pakistan has declared independance because of army rule and Bhutto’s iterference and they failed to give honest and due share to Bengalis. And the same is being repeated in Baluchistan.
    Pakistanis should wake up and get rid off corrupt politicians and get rid off the role of ISI in the political system of Pakistan.Allah bless Pakistan.


  • 3footninja
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:57PM

    Muhahahah to all the Imran Khan doubters! Cleaned bowled ’em all.. stumps shattered and flying…


  • Hamid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:59PM

    Imran Khan has more people in the jalsa than the ruling party of MQM, this tells how popular is Imran Khan. Recommend

  • Oct 30, 2011 - 8:01PM

    Reality checks

    “Tribal elders have pledged to ensure peace if the army withdraws from the tribal areas. They have said leave it to us, will end terrorism ourselves,” says Khan.

    The anti-Taliban Tribal elders in Kurram, such as the Turi tribe, who’ve been systematically targeted, have been begging for military action and assistance forever against the Taliban but instead got their routes strangled by the Pak army to force them to negotiate with the Taliban and Haqqani to allow them access into Afghanistan. There maybe a peace accord now, but to the local tribe’s detriment.

    Other tribes have suffered having their elders murdered or bombed at peace meetings, children kidnapped or shot up because of their anti-Taliban stances and attempt to end terrorism.

    “We will give rights to the people of Balochistan. We will make them our brothers and not colonise them.”

    Nice to hear. Let’s hope the Taliban don’t colonize them either.

    “PTI will stand with the minorities.”

    Find his policy of appeasement towards extremist terrorist militants, who also have an anti-minority cleansing agenda, contradicting this.


  • tahir
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:10PM

    I really think that the message of Imran Khan was spot on! As a country we have the resources but no one is interested in developing them; and also we are in an unfortunate situation where the green passport is a source of embarrassment for us in the world.

    How much longer will our masses support the corrupt mainstream leadership that has absolutely zero vision. Its high time that all of us “drawing room” commentators should register ourselves and cast our votes to an intelligent and non-corrupt leadership for a brighter Pakistan.


  • Babloo
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:10PM

    India should watch carefully and stay aloof.


  • Optimist
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:11PM

    Atlast … Cheers Tribune Team for good headline on PTI Jalsa.


  • ali
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:15PM

    Just saw the rally..this is the arrival of IK at the national stage.Recommend

  • Copper
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:19PM

    Imran surely proved several “expert” estimates wrong. Well done PTI !


  • Kiani
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:21PM

    I am seeing a revolution. Long live Imran Khan & PTI workers. Insha Allah you will change the fate of Pakistan


  • Nadir
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:22PM

    Since we are all about politicians declaring their assets can anyone point me to a website or a document where I can go through Imran Khan’s?


  • Kiani
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:24PM

    @muzaffar: It called Frustration


  • Rashid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:25PM

    If people can turn out today to participate in the rally, then why not go out, and vote on the day of election. In my opinion, they surely will. And we know that this crowd is original, who have come by their own will.


  • zahid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:28PM

    Student Politics: IJT to hold convention in Oct
    By APP
    Published: August 23, 2011
    this is last story about islami jamiat talba published by ET
    and here live updates ?


  • Rao
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:33PM

    I am Indian and want Imran Khan as next prime minister of Pakistan. Hope he can change Minority’s situation there.


  • Pakistani
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:35PM

    youth of Pakistan is with you…


  • Yasir
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:43PM

    Bullet proof glass plus govt machinery vs a fearless man who was with the crowd without bullet proof glass, no govt money, no govt machinery and everything going against him.
    Then there was foreign sponsored rally in Karachi.

    Who won the hearts , minds and soul of PAKISTANIS is anybody’s guess


  • tauseef
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:44PM

    I was a part of the jalsa from the time when there were a few hundred people present around 1.00 p.m By the time, Imran Khan came to the podium, I believe between 60,000 to 80,000 people were present. A figure of 150,000 is too overblown. Not taking anything from a successful show of strength, I believe a dominant majority of the participants were from outside Lahore.

    Having said this, conversion of the mass strength to an electoral victory is a difficult process. My wishes for Imran Khan, but also a word of caution, don’t be too over-confident.


  • omar
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:45PM

    @Paras Vikmani: We dont need Hazare when we have Imran Khan


  • MarkH
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:45PM

    Has it ever really been such a grey area that people want some form of change that you’re surprised they agree with that concept?
    Peoples desire for change has never been what people who are not fans of Imran Khan have questioned even once. Nor that good intentions exist or that he is lying when he claims sincerity.

    It has always been in the details of how the goal was to be realistically reached that disagreements formed. People only defend his general character which has never been under attack in the first place.


  • Maulana Diesel
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:46PM

    Good Luck Imran, the entire Pakistan is looking for a change. But watch out, select right candidates or you will lose before the elections.


  • A J Khan
    Oct 30, 2011 - 8:46PM

    After a very very long time I could smell and feel the spirit of Pakistan. May God rid Pakistan of corrupt people may they be in any walk of life.


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 8:58PM

    I am joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.No doubt in mind that Imran Khan is the future Prime Minister of Pakistan.I will request all my patients and their families to vote for this honest leader of Pakistan


  • Imran Khan
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:06PM

    @Sarah Khan:
    Hello’ My name’s Imran khan As well.
    Just Got a few words to say.
    I am really proud of All the people that supported imran khan.
    Hope he gets/ deserve what he wants.
    May allah Make his hope come true. Inshallah He’ll Be As anything he wshes for. One day Inshallah. <3 I love Imran Khan


  • Salman
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:09PM

    YES WE CAN …. GO King Khan!


  • Omair
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:10PM

    OMG!! I havent seen anything like this before in lahore. The crowd was massive…definitely above 100,000!!!


  • romm
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:28PM

    I have never voted in my whole life but this time I will, for Imran and ultimately for Pakistan.


  • Waqas ur Rahman
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:32PM




  • kaneez amna
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:33PM

    If anti PTI donot believe the number of supporters of todays rally they shoud atleast count comments in favour of Imran Khan and recommendations above.


  • Iftikhar Safi
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:34PM

    Imran Khan i am with you.
    You are the only hope left in Pakistan :)


  • moeed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:34PM

    the jalsa was a huge success guys imran khan zindabad


  • Ali
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:36PM

    We have literally tried all other leaders, what we got? dysfunctional leadership? why not try him as a last resort. :)


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 9:38PM

    Masha Allah, Praise be to God.


  • Shah
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:45PM

    What a man Imran khan! Just awesome. Cant believe an honest man can succeed in Pakistani politics but witnessing it with my own eyes. I was a sceptic but now a firm believer. Go Khan GO!


  • zalim singh
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:46PM

    dude, run away before it is too late,


  • JD
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:47PM

    @Lol: Thats true buddy, look at you. Its been happening with you from ages now.


  • A True Pakistani
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:51PM

    I am disappointed with the Police Reforms formula of Imran Khan. Electing SHOs from masses directly with any training and selection criteria will further politicize the police department. Police department is already immensely politicized and corrupt. It is better to give them autonomy like judiciary together with establishing an accountability plan for police.
    On the other hand, eliminating Patwaris will not do any good as Patwaris perform many other duties along with record keeping. Secondly, reforming Patwaris can’t eliminate corruption from the Revenue department as computer record can be changed on political whims. Thirdly, Imran gave no formula of reforming the corruption in lower judiciary and ousting those selected on political considerations by PPP.Recommend

  • Muneeb Naqash
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:55PM

    Salam peoples .am from rawalpindi Imran khan is the only hope of the Pakistan .question is not that when he come in power he will do the same like others question is that why we vote all corrupt parties again and again .and PML-N voters you peoples are not fool don’t you see that PML-N is already in Government .then vote for PML-N ? WHY ? Vote to imran khan if you want justice,respect,all legal demands you want .Pakistan Zindabad Imran Khan Paindabad ..!!


  • Sajid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 9:59PM

    I love it how everyone thinks that Imran Khan will wave a magic wand and Pakistan will be on it’s way towards development. Sorry to break your bubble guys, but it doesn’t work out that way. While I do think a good leader like Imran Khan could make the process smoother but WE, the citizens are the ones who have to do something. Once we all change our attitude and become Law abiding, HONEST, tolerant, and courteous towards our countrymen, there is no way anyone, yeah not even politicians can hold us back from progressing…

    I mean tell me, is it Zardari who asks you to litter roads, or to disregard traffic laws?? ahahaah??? Or lose your temper at the slightest dustup with someone?? Of course it’s not.. We are the ones who are dishonest, right from the lower class workers to the top…I mean just look anywhere and I promise you will see dishonest people.. Look at the maid who works at your house, I bet she will cut corners if you are not watching her like a hawk or worst, even steal sh*t from your house..Same goes for everyone else, whether they be a director or a peon.. There are exceptions but unfortunately they are not large enough in numbers to make a difference.. We are a selfish nation, many of us wouldn’t think twice about stepping on other peoples’ rights if we stand to gain something out of it…

    I have been to Germany and have visited rural areas there.. and trust me..a pedestrian won’t cross the road unless the signal is green, even if there is no car in sight FOR MILES… Yeah no cameras, no cops, and you still have people respecting such little laws..That’s why they are where they are and we are where we are…

    Sorry,.sires, and madams, if you’re expecting Imran Khan’s election to serve as a guarantee that Pakistan’s condition will improve you’re deluding yourself..



  • Oct 30, 2011 - 10:01PM

    Well done PTI and all Lahories…Turning point moment.

    Imran’s prediction of coming Tsunami comes true.


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 10:02PM

    Sheikh rasheed conceeds today’s day is day of PTI, Sheikh is shrewd and seems to have a good handle of coming wave of change in Pak. Meanwhile one of PPP senator cast a doubt and as usual indulges in shameful personal attack on Imran.
    imran khan pti


  • xor
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:04PM

    Its not 100,000 it was 500,000


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 10:07PM

    Give him a chance and then the world will be able to see whether Imran is correct or you are right!


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 10:10PM

    ET you are the best! Keep it up and you will be the best in the world!


  • Realist
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:11PM

    @Punjabi Pakistani (PP):

    So, you think Punjab Govt. money being spent on political party rallies is justified? How? Political party rallies are supposed to be financed by its members, not by the Govt.


  • PostEcon
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:12PM

    Time has come to take our country back!


  • A True Pakistani
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:19PM

    I am disappointed with the Police Reforms formula of Imran Khan. Electing SHOs from masses directly with any training and selection criteria will further politicize the police department. Police department is already immensely politicized and corrupt. It is better to give them autonomy like judiciary together with establishing an accountability plan for police.
    On the other hand, eliminating Patwaris will not do any good as Patwaris perform many other duties along with record keeping. Secondly, reforming Patwaris can’t eliminate corruption from the Revenue department. Thirdly, Imran gave no formula of reforming the corruption in lower judiciary and ousting those selected on political considerations by PPP.


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 10:22PM

    Imran Khan we are with u and Love u.


  • Yasir.Engg.
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:23PM

    well i see Quaid e Azam in Imran Khan. :))


  • maz3tt
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:24PM

    comparision 144 comments here compare to 13 in the mqm section . good to see people more interested here. Yes there should be change , let’s be Imran Khan for change.


  • Zahid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:25PM

    **Imran is thae man who is a real leader baki sb to chor aur daku hain, we r wid PTI


  • umair mahmood
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:25PM

    I was there [ period ]


  • Zafar Karachiwala
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:27PM

    We are with You Imran. Me along with all other Taliban.


  • Omer
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:29PM

    i was a part of it :D
    this is change FOR REAL


  • Kamran
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:37PM

    @Punjabi Pakistani (PP):
    Nation is paying. Patriotic pakistanis are paying. I am paying. ! :)


  • Aamer Khan
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:41PM



  • SH
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:42PM

    “The wind of change of has started in the country and anyone coming in its way would be eliminated,” Alvi said
    Sounds kind of menacing and a bit MQM-ish wouldn’t you say Mr Secretary-General? We need to vet our politicians more thoroughly before voting them into power, lest they go around “eliminating” people with different opinions. I hope Arif Alvi doesn’t represent the “democratic spirit” of PTI.


  • Aadersh
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:44PM

    Imran Khan creates History….He is our leader…Pakistan loves you IK


  • SSM
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:48PM

    Imran is a HOPE….a DESIRE…. a CHANGE that all we want. Geo Imran … Geo PTI


  • Muhammad Imran
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:48PM

    @Punjabi Pakistani (PP):
    Research before post? no? like you learn before your exams?, we have over 2200 members who are paying $10/MONTHLY and the membership is rising daily, plus we the supporters of PTI and being a member of ISF, donates the money, i myself donated 2,000 rupees, and we’ve collected over a lakh rupees from ISF members as hundreds of members donated money, DONATED, not bhatta. You can read the audit report too buddy, so i think it will clear your perception bout PTI fundings.


  • Ali Tanoli
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:51PM

    Imran khan remind us again time of Tehreek e pakistan 1940..


  • SG
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:00PM

    Dear What Mr. Sharif was doing from the last 3 years? and now suddenly he has woke up from a deep sleep…. This PPP Govt was Corrupt from day one and why PML N is still stick with Punjab Govt? Why they are not putting up their resigns from Punjab, National Assembly, ans Senate??


  • mansour
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:01PM

    I was there at the rally in the middle of it all and clearly, there were more than 150,000 people! Imran Khan has shown his worth as a great leader and I cannot wait for him to win elections to bring Pakistan it’s lost glory! Long live Imran and Long Love PTI! Well done for such an awesome rally– the videos on TV channels has shown HISTORY has been made in Lahore!!


  • Muhammad Ramzan
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:17PM

    There were more than 500,000 people were there….


  • Ahmed
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:21PM

    @Sultan Mehmood: I guess now u must have seen the size of the jalsaa it was 7-8 times bigger than PML-N rally.. And btw without any government support.. And most impressive was the crowd.. All educated people of Pakistan have shown their strength.. No stopping now.. Insha AllahRecommend

  • Omer
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:31PM

    I guess today PTI showed that its not an facebook/ twitter party only. Amazing turn out. Here is to hoping for a better future for Pakistan !!!


  • Sao Lao
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:32PM

    I LOVE imran khan


  • Afzal Wattoo
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:48PM

    500,000 People Singing Pakistan National Anthem creating a world record at Imran Khan’s PTI Jalsa in Lahore Minto Park Minar-e-Pakistan on 30th October 2011


  • Muhammad Iblal Tariq
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:50PM

    Hurrah! 3 Cheers for Imran Khan! We are loyal to him, as he is loyal to our beloved country Pakistan! “Knock ’em out Imran, WE ARE WITH YOU!”
    “Long Live Pakistan!!!” PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!!!


  • positive pakistani
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:51PM

    for that you should at least know the spelling of a ‘leader’ :(….


  • Ch Allah Daad
    Oct 30, 2011 - 11:51PM

    Even if they were one million, it makes no difference. Actual voters were less than ten percent, but that’s not the point. Elections are months away, there was no need to spend so much on this gathering. He said nothing new, resources are wasted and momentum is broken.


  • Stonge Age
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:03AM

    Imran i bet you many of politicians are not going to sleep tonight. you have shaken their roots.. bless you.


  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:05AM

    The show was very impressive. Three points which I picked up: 1. Bringing back all looted money from foreign banks.. 2. Instead of SHOs there should be Sheriffs as we see in USA who are picked up from within the consent of local people of the area. 3. Throwing away the begging bowl by using our own resources. Anyhow, now sleepless nights for PML-N and good news for PPP and its supporters for putting dent in the vote bank of Sharif brothers. Yes, Mr. Imran Khan can now expect sizable voters both from Punjab and KP. I think he is backed both by the establishment and jack boots. .


  • Farooq
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:37AM

    This is offcourse a bias media….They are supporting PTI…..just to devide the votes of PMLN…but no worries….check the latest survey….PML is the strongest party in all the provinces for next elections…..PTI only have 6 % votes……..You can not change the realty by controlling the media…..


  • Farooq
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:39AM

    I know you are not going to let my comment publish like hundreds of others from my friends…..Recommend

  • Farooq
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:43AM

    shame on you media…..supporting only one party (PTI)Recommend

  • Khird
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:45AM

    Every one For God sake … Open your eyes and get a life pleasee! i just cant understand what are we guys upto … Seriously!! he is just enjoying a good Fame and showing people his strength if there were for example 2500000 peoples i bet you all only 30 percent will vote for him!

    and hats off to our Media … what a coverge seriously .. Tv anchors were full time supporting PTI and i have never seen such covergae in my life Ever!! BIASED MEDIA

    Open Your Eyes every one before it gets too late .. not a suitable time for such crap!! we need revolution like Egypt … NOT LIKE THISRecommend

  • Cautious
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:47AM

    Khans first week in office will go something like this 1) America’s will reaffirm their commitment to drone attacks – probably accelerating them to make a point 2) Taliban will reaffirm it will not negotiate with Pakistan until Pakistan agrees to implement Sharia and 3) military will make it clear that it doesn’t take orders from the civilian govt. It’s easy to make promises over things that you really have no control over — Khan can’t control corruption, foreign policy, international finance, the Taliban or the American’s. Be prepared to be disappointed.


  • Oct 31, 2011 - 12:49AM

    Prayers with you imran khan . Let`s see the change with you . hope every thing go well for you .


  • Tashfeen Qayyum
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:55AM

    Inshallah it will happen. Imran Khan will WIN and WIN big. I can see the likings of the 60s when Bhutto rose and he rose with the help of the youth and todays youth is with Imran Khan and so are the oldies like me. Best of luck, you Brave son of Pakistan


  • Parvez
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:56AM

    I loved the touch of the National Anthem being played and the emphasis was on Pakistan. Great show, well organised and the impact was overwhelming.
    But are shows like this enough to win an election ?? Simple answer is NO and I am sure Imran and his team know this. So there is much work to be done ‘on the ground in the villages’ where the bradari system and the feudal stranglehold is strong.


  • Oct 31, 2011 - 12:57AM

    wqe love Imran khan… may Allah bless imran….. u r our next prime minister….. Today i feel you are our pride…Recommend

  • masroor khan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:12AM

    Fair reporting but attendance described here is far low than thé actual attendance,PTI sources claim an attendance of 500,000plus I am not agreed with This nombre but I think attendance at menar e Pakistan was no way less than 350,000


  • Umar
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:17AM

    Get some pics when the full crowd was there. This shows nothing


  • asif
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:29AM

    This is the beginning of a new era in Pakistan. I hope Imran can maintain the momentum to mobilize a wide class of people – rich and poor, educated and illterate, rural and urban. I am with Imran – there is desperate need for change else we will turn into a failed state in a decade.


  • maria
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:38AM

    ppp will win and u will enjoy loadsheding of everything more than today nd news of suiside attempts more than today.


  • faiza
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:41AM

    we r with u.


  • Bashir
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:50AM

    Mian Brothers, ab bas karo. Kafi loot khasoot kar lee hay. Ab baith kay Allah Allah karo.


  • faiza
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:52AM

    simply wao! and congrats to imran khan.Recommend

  • MAD
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:06AM

    @Ch Allah Daad:

    Strange that you think those who attended the rally wont vote. They take out at least 5-6 hours (in some cases more) out of their time to attend the rally and yet you believe that they wont take out the 10 minutes it takes to vote 9never really taken me more than 5).


  • MAD
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:07AM


    You just described the first week of the current government. So whats the difference.?


  • no lol
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:10AM

    I didn’t know that the corrupt regime can corrupt your mentality so easily.


  • Pakistani First
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:13AM



  • maria b
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:22AM

    enjoying fame? bb! fame cricket me enjoy kr chuka he. he has been struggling for 15 years for pakistan and for providing insaf to every pakistani. hm to jag chuke ap ab tk so rhe ho?


  • LPJ
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:43AM

    The media are always biased towards a party, it’s high time they become biased towards a seemingly sincere and hard working politician. It is media support that really shapes political landscapes these days, for better or for worse. And though this may be principally wrong, let’s hope it works for the best in this situation.


  • starboy
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:47AM

    Imran khan is the only true, sincere, honest & visionary leader of pakistan. Imran khan is the last hope of pakistan. Go ahead imran the youth of pakistan is with u.


  • maria b
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:49AM



  • Ali
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:51AM

    At last we will be rid of Nawaz, His scheming and lies infuriate me.
    For example one of his most infamous lies was… if he was not removed from power in 1999 Pakistan would have been a tiger economy.
    When he was thrown out of power the foreign reserves had been depleted. His hair brained schemes like flooding the country with taxis instead of doing what governments should do like providing education and health, raising tax revenues, providing law and order and building power stations.
    If we are stupid enough to vote for either him or Zardari then perhaps we deserve our fate.Recommend

  • nhussain
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:54AM

    Allah help imran khan to succeed inshallah


  • starboy
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:55AM

    Thanks Express Tribune for giving equal coverage to PTI jalsa.Recommend

  • Think
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:57AM

    To all my friends who think that Imran will divide PML-Ns vote bank and would help Zardari to stay in power is very true………BUT……This is the only way to bring a change…..What are the alternatives?….. Sahreef Bros? Mulana sahib? Zardari Sahib? JI? MQM? PML-Q? GHQ?ANP?………seriously?….come on ppl we all know they have failed. Have given multiple chances but still failed….infact they didnt even try to rectify. Now the ppl of Pakistan are looking for an alternative…enough is enough…they need a platform, which Imran khan has offered and ppl are going to use this platform. The proof lies in his rally… traditional ‘Karaey Kay Karkonan’…Minarey Pakistan was full of common ppl…people like you and me………Just think About it….???? He will indeed divide PML-Ns vote bank and apparently help PML-Q,MQM and PPP but thats how the transtion towards productive politics and democracy will occur. PML-N has proven to be useless repeatedly …… DO you all think that they will fix it…..NO….someone need to go first and that is how the change will evolve. We need a leadership with odometer that says..000000….and we have nobody except him and I think thats the reason he is gaining popularity. Today PPP, PML-Q and MQM are happy but once this alternate force will gain momenten the change will bring them down too…..these traditional and commercial political parties will either have to change their rules of engagement or better go home. The change will occur but will take time…for that we may have to tolerate these corrupt mercenaries for few more years….But me and millions of ppl like me have noticed a new wave…..that isn’t gona stop now. Pakistan Zindabad.


  • THA
    Oct 31, 2011 - 3:06AM

    I am not the strongest supporter of Imran Khan. In-fact, I really disagree with his opinion of stopping military action against the Taliban. But it seems only fair to give him a chance. His views may not be the best but he is an honest man who has done a lot, and i mean a LOT, for Pakistan. Hopefully, he’ll mature up his views when he comes to office and hopefully we can finally move towards a better future. To those who are still unconvinced about him as our next prime minister, just compare him with the other idiots out there whom we have tried and tested many times and they have failed to do anything positive for Pakistan even once. I say go for Imran this time. Good luck Imran! Good luck Pakistan.


  • azaz
    Oct 31, 2011 - 3:42AM

    it seems like PML-N guys are much worried by reading and commenting here…get life and join PTI


  • Jawed Sarwar
    Oct 31, 2011 - 3:59AM

    Pakistanis are being fooled by establishments and corrupt politicians.Imran Khan is last hope to bring real change in Pakistan. I am from Karachi but still prefer Imran Khan over Altaf Hussain. We have seen 64 years of rule by army and polticians and both failed to bring any change in Pakistan. We must wake up and give chance to Imran Khan and I am sure he is going to deliver and bring back the lost pride of Pakistan.


  • Hassan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 7:52AM

    Imran Khan will Win!! End Of Discussion. Goodnight :)


  • Hassan Khan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:17AM

    The world is witnessing a step towards change in Pakistan. Like myself and millions of pardesis living outside of Pakistan that call Pakistan home are seeing hope and courage by the youth, laborers, and the working class of Pakistan which are looking for change by coming to support a politicians that is unlike the rest. Finally I can say with many other Pakistanis living abroad that Alhumdulillah we are proud of Pakistanis finally standing up and demanding their rights. And in’sha Allah Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaaf can bring these changes to the brave Pakistanis wishing for a better future.


  • Safoora Nazeer
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:36AM

    Great, impressive rally, awesome speech by IK, no doubt. But speeches and rhetorics is not the only thing that we need now. and its not the only thing that is going to bring change. IK needs to work REAL HARD before he can prove himself, and fall upto the high expectations of the people. He alone and the votes alone can do nothing. He needs workmanship. Good workmanship. And a lot more before he can compete with the other parties.
    Still we are with you Imran, May God help you and may God prevent our sky-high expectations from being shattered. Amin.


  • Nadir Khan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 9:08AM

    @Punjabi Pakistani: Where does Imran get all the money?? I, like 10,000 other expats I know send around $100 per month to his party. An that’s just people in Australia, you can multiply that by other major countries like England and America and you’ll have the funding all accounted for.

  • Oct 31, 2011 - 9:24AM

    Imran khan is only hope for Pakistani nation.. Support PTI


  • Adil
    Oct 31, 2011 - 9:40AM

    The crowd was impressive and it was even surprising for Imran Khan as well.He must tour to Sindh as well and especially karachi.I think that he should openly discuss his manifesto and do not target the leaderships of other major political powers.


  • P 4 Punjabi acually Proud Punjabi
    Oct 31, 2011 - 10:08AM

    ET is biased. Recommend

  • farhan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:01AM

    let join together to bring a change in can only be possible if we give company to the great person IMRAN KHAN…go ahead imran khan we are with you.the youngsters are with you for making a better pakistanRecommend

  • Rana Mansoor Kaleem
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:15AM

    Imran Bhai this iz not enough we & u need to do lot of work in lahore bcoz pepole need guidance so plz do smthing for next election plan.


  • Faisal
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:23AM

    Now he’s finally getting noticed, I fear for his life. So much depending on just one person unfortunately. Allah we need your special help in protecting him!


  • saleha
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:26AM

    I really appreciate ET for detailed coverage


  • Faisal
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:31AM

    Now he’s finally getting noticed. I fear for his life. Unfortunately so much depends on just one person and we need him to see it through. Allah we need your special intervention in protecting him inshallah!


  • Farzin Khan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:37PM

    As regards the favourable reporting for PTI and Imran Khan by media factions, we can all be only Thankful for it.


  • Yousuf Amin
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:59PM

    PTI rocks!! What a rally.This guy truly deserves to be the leader…Youth keep supporting Imran Khan as he is the only hope!!Recommend

  • sunny
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:21PM

    I fully support imran khan.he is the real hero.


  • Rizwan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:27PM

    PTI has done it .All the best to Imran Khan for living up to the expetations .what a show it was its an new lease of life for Pakistan.


  • mubarak
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:39PM

    Why not work and hope that PTI gets majority votes which forces PML N to have alliance with him. Recommend

  • TRiz
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:40PM

    Waiting for this moment to express myself on “Express”-Tribune [after a long time]:

    Though his (Imran Khan’s) word are the words of many of us, though the feelings of his (imran Khan) are the feeling of many of us. But these words and feelings are very much similar to the one we have listened from the politicians in the past elections [1988,1990,1993,1997,2002,2008], like me many of us are just waiting for the detailed plan, the step-by-step approach, the terms of coalations that PTI would have, ammedments in future foriegn policy, provicial goverment structure, economic policy, law & order approach, Pak-US/Pak-Afg/Pak-Ind relationship strategies, and many other open items.

    Once we have a clear depiction of all this –> Trust me the eagerness within each of us would be enough for the you(Imran Khan) to clean sweep in the next election

    Just a Caution: Don’t do the mistake that Dear Musharaf did–> beware of the seasoned politicians.
    1. Millions of red-blooded Pakistanis like me — who are in search for a leader — are watching every step that you are taking.
    2. As per UNDP, 63~76% of the population of Pakistan is youth [the future of the Pakistan] which is much more then the vote casted in the last election 34,665,978/-.Recommend

  • Adnan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:11PM

    Dear Imran,

    We are with you particulerly Youth generation who wants change in the country.Recommend

  • k j a
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:31PM

    What a great gathering of minors.Most of them will be able to vote by next 3 5 years or so.Till then keep beating about the bush.


  • hallaj
    Oct 31, 2011 - 2:36PM

    Determination and the courage= Imran Khan


  • MuhammadNaeem
    Oct 31, 2011 - 3:02PM

    I had never cast my vote in the past, coz there were corrupt leaders all around. But Imran Khan is the last hope for the change. I will must cast my vote this time.. I will only go to polling station first time, only for IMRAN KHAN…Hats off to him.


  • Waqas ur Rahman
    Oct 31, 2011 - 4:24PM

    All those who think Imran is dividing PML-N vote are showing their absurdity. The youngsters (male/female), families are PTI supporters. They belong to PTI. They are not stolen from a corrupt party. Majority are those youngsters and families, who have never voted before. They were waiting for a clean party to come and that party has arrived. Recommend

  • Nadeem
    Oct 31, 2011 - 4:39PM

    Well I agree with all the support and backing Imran Khan is getting. I also support him and for the first time in my life I will be out there to cast my vote for Imran Khan, but I am still optimistic on few things. Faces surrounding Imran Khan are not young and fresh faces, it is alarming that the people joining PTI are the ex PPP and PMLN scapegoats with no reputation. It is the responsibility of the youth who is backing up Imran Khan to keep PTI at a distance from this dirty politics of landlords and fudels to trasnform the real cause “The change” into a reality, or else it wont be any different from what the Pakistani nation is suffering from currently. I hope Imran understands the reality and bring a true transformation of change into the blood stream of the youth of this nation and if he does so Pakistan will be a different country in no time heading to prosperity and honor.


  • Oct 31, 2011 - 4:41PM

    Dear All

    Imran Khan has challenged the traditional powers in Pakistan.The people of Pakistan which are now deprived of all political parties have attended the call of Imran for dignity and transparency in the Country.He is man of principals and intend to regain the respect of Pakistan among the World Nations and to restore the parity with USA and India.

    He is true believer of honesty and competitiveness in the country. It is very important to notice that 60% people of Pakistan(mostly the youth ) is now with him and consider him change agent for progress, development and accountability.Military Establishment & Judicial Establishment is backing him.Deprived communities, middle class of the country, moderate people, youth, moderate religious people and especially (52%) women of the country are trying to vote(for change) him in forthcoming elections.


  • muhammad mujtaba
    Oct 31, 2011 - 6:10PM

    we want imran khan next prime minister of pakistan


  • Minahil
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:26PM

    Imran Khan can proove to be a new Quaid Azam if hes given a chance of prooving himself!Recommend

  • tahir khan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:27PM

    i love pakistan


  • Raja Islam
    Oct 31, 2011 - 9:47PM

    Having a bunch of teenage girls screaming at rallies does not make for an election win. True support needs to come from the masses in the rural areas of Pakistan. Imran cannot run on a Punjab platform and expect to become a national leader. The PTI has no clear manifesto and Imran Khan comes across as a liberal pretending to be a mullah. He has to decide whether he wants to run on a secular platform or a right wing fundamentalist platform.


  • Sal
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:54PM

    you should see how people struggling to survive and then rewrite your comment.


  • Aamer Haroon
    Nov 1, 2011 - 12:07AM

    If we are for Tehreek-e-Insaaf, moral support appreciated; we must ensure that all eligible must register ourselves as voters and check that our names appear in the voter’s list of our area.At the end of the day it is the numbers that will count and matter.


  • asad khan
    Nov 1, 2011 - 1:30AM

    Air Martial (retired)Asghar khans book,Pakistan politics and Military power Is a welcome addition to the books that have already been published on the subject.Asghar khan traces Pakistans political history from dissolution of the constituent Assembly,dismissal of Khwaja Nazimuddin etc.
    Needless to say the Establishment has been the bane of the country over the years.It has not learnt anything from all these events.
    The aspirations of the people of Punjab,sindh,Baluchistan,and the NWFP should be addressed if the remaining Pakistan has to be saved.

    Nov 1, 2011 - 10:16AM

    First time I heard National Anthum at a political meeting.The picture of Quaid e -Azam and Illama Iqbal was great to watch.Thank you Imran Khan for showing that you are a Pakistani leader.My whole family has joined Tehreek -e-Insaf.My best wishes to great leader Imran Khan


  • Dildar
    Nov 1, 2011 - 10:35AM

    muscial concerts cant win elections.


    Nov 1, 2011 - 1:50PM

    Dear Sajid

    Same Pakistani follows all rule regulations when they go to UAE or Bangkok or any other western country.In Pakistan people do not follow the laws because the whole systyem is corrupt.In UAE for e.g cameras take your pictures for over speeding/crossing red signals.Pakistani driver knows that if caught his licence would be cancelled.\

    Honest leadership and equal rule of laws application for all citizen will bring a change in Pakistan Inshallah.Recommend

  • geeko
    Nov 1, 2011 - 5:56PM

    @Raja Islam:
    Oh yeah my Raja, there were just girls, everywhere, every single sign of feminity of Pakistan was behind Imran Khan’s great looks…

    Are you serious ? The point IS that he gathered hundreds and thousands of peoples in Nawaz Sharif’s OWN fort, Lahore, Punjab’s capital. Now, if he wins Lahore, he wins the rest of Punjab too. But you should be from Pakistan to know the electoral dynamics.


  • Nov 1, 2011 - 11:20PM

    i wetnessd people have faith in imran


  • khurram kaleem
    Nov 1, 2011 - 11:54PM

    No one can work like Shahbaz sharif

    1.he made 1096 ashiana houses in 8 month delivered on kamahan road.
    2.he plans for 20,000 ashiana houses completion time next 15 months on barki roadand faisalabad.
    3.5 acres schools aitchison style for poor student 25 unit in southern punjab 50 percent delivereed .
    4.Ring road 50 percent completed in lahore and in progress in pindi
    5. 100,000 laptop for poor student to be delivered by february 2012 in punjab.
    6.. Most transparent government out of 5 provinces of pakistan
    7. subsidesed roti for 1 yr to ppl @ rs2
    8. record time completion of roads and projects

    I can challenge find one leader of the strata of shahbaz sharif who work like is the only party challenging establishment and opposing supported parties like MQM ANp.The people of paksitan cannot good work of nawaz sharif and shahbaz so mercilessly


  • khurram kaleem
    Nov 2, 2011 - 12:02AM

    PTI supporters were seen ripping Hamza Shahbaz and Nawaz Sharif posters placed in high places near the venue.


    SAD behaviour by PTI worker
    I attended PML n rally on 28th oct and not a single banner of imran khan was ripped.Imran khan supporter are immature and exuberantas reported .politics demand soberiety and ground service.Doing one jalsa doesnt mean you represent all strata of society


  • imran
    Nov 2, 2011 - 12:49AM

    Vote the change


  • Khan
    Nov 2, 2011 - 7:29AM

    Time for change. He can’t be worse than the criminals we have had for the past 30 years.


  • Nov 2, 2011 - 4:29PM

    media was not biased,it showed a it was happened. great khan has conquered lahories heart.bravo both pti n ppl of pakistan.


  • Faysal
    Nov 3, 2011 - 12:23AM

    More the 400,000 joined Imran Khan on 30th October at Minar-e-Pakistan.


    Nov 3, 2011 - 2:20PM

    we love IMRAN KHAN because we love PAKISTAN…he reflects the true picture of the great QUAID-E-AAZAM…


  • ameer ali
    Nov 10, 2011 - 9:55PM

    Imran khan you are the only hope of the Pakistani nation
    we are fate up from these corrupt politision please do some thing best for Pakistan
    I am with you and whole Pakistani honest nation with you
    May God give you the power to rectify the Pakistani corrupt political and establishment system


  • furqan
    Nov 30, 2011 - 9:12PM

    If you need change in Pakistan so plz support Imran Khan! Thumbs Up Guyz


  • Zain
    Dec 20, 2011 - 2:17PM

    khan iz the best


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