Tribune Take: PTI, winds of change?

Published: October 31, 2011

In our third episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf(PTI)  rally, what it means for its leader, Imran Khan, and its future role in Pakistani politics.

Gibran Peshimam, The Express Tribune’s associate news editor, offers his analysis of the rally. Peshimam says while the large number of participants may be impressive, it does not really translate into electoral votes.

We continue our discussion on the future of the PTI, pondering what its next steps could be and implementing a new campaign strategy.

Watch episode three here, or click the video thumbnail in the right hand column.

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The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Qamar
    Nov 1, 2011 - 2:25AM

    My prayer all time with Imran Khan and PTI


  • Danish Kamal
    Nov 1, 2011 - 3:18AM

    If you ask me, yes there is change. Even if change do not take place, there is strong desire.


  • Well wisher
    Nov 1, 2011 - 8:10AM

    If Tehrik e Insaf goes in for an alliance with any existing party, PPP, PML(N or Q), MQM or Jamat Islami etc then there will be no change…..Just like PPP in 1970s went for a solo ride….TI will also have to go for solo ride….otherwise it will become part of already established clan of politicians


  • The Reader
    Nov 1, 2011 - 9:28AM

    Previously analysts said that although people really admired Imran Khan, they preferred staying in their snug houses watching him saying interesting things on TV than to come out in streets. Now when people have proved that they are not just silent supporters after all, these same analysts intellectualize their thoughts by saying that Kaptaan lacks electoral support despite great political footing. See the contradiction?

    I was there at the jalsa and I knew the passionate air that managed to bring even the most decent and educated families there. It is indeed a change.


  • Abdul Rehman Gilani
    Nov 1, 2011 - 10:37AM

    if Tehreek-e-Insaaf forms a coalition with other “clean” partries like Jamaat-e-Islami then its chances of coming to power will increase many fold.


  • Nasrat Baloch
    Nov 1, 2011 - 12:02PM

    Change should come from the top to the bottom. The present system of this country is in state of a total decay. Corruption is penetrated in the veins of of every one and I mean every one here; be it a peon or a top bureaucrat, be it laborer or Industrialist, be it a common political worker or a political leader and the list goes to our own selves. I have been observing this system for more than three decades now and seen it more deteriorating after every new govt. It is because faces of people have been changing not the system it self. We have seen various Govts with various slogans but when they came to power situation got worsened.The political party goes to masses with attractive slogans and wins the elections. so what? they never get the real power/authority from the “certain powerfull quarters” to freely govern the country nevertheless conspiracies to destabilize it start from the day one.The media is always there to help those “quarters”. Imran Khan should consider these bitter realities also.We need a revolution but not change of faces now; it should be a major surgery of whole system -be it establishment, extremism,media,businessmen and politicians. A REAL CHANGE.Recommend

  • Ali
    Nov 11, 2011 - 1:02PM

    change is need of the hour, Allah has given us an opportunity if we will miss the chance we may have to wait long time to get a chance again “opportunity seldom knocks twice”.


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