Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa rally: Imran Khan insists he has no hidden backers

PPP’s central executive committee member joins PTI.

Manzoor Ali November 26, 2011


At his rally on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan reiterated that his party is not supported by “hidden elements.”

“We have no unseen backers, the PTI belongs to the entire country,” Imran said, adding the ‘PTI tsunami’ has reached Peshawar and no one can stop it.

While the party’s spokesperson claimed that a 100,000 people had attended the rally, intelligence sources put the number at 10,000.

However, the young participants at the rally seemed to be unmoved by Imran’s ambitions of a corruption-free Pakistan, as after the rally thousands of young activists attacked sugarcane fields near the venue. This led to scuffles between the farmers and PTI activists, who eventually managed to steal sticks of sugarcane.

“We want a new Pakistan, where old politics, parties and lies will not exist,” Khan said.

He added that his party will hold political meetings in Multan, Ghotki and Karachi.

Imran promised uniform education and financial equity, adding that he will liberate the masses from the clutches of inflation. However, no clear method was given on how this was to be done.

“We will take both wickets of Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif in a single ball,” the cricket hero said to cheering participants.

PPP member joins PTI

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Iftikhar Khan Jhaghra formally joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Friday.  He announced his move to resign from the PPP Central Executive Committee and join the PTI at a public rally in his home town Jhaghra, on the outskirts of the provincial capital.

Meanwhile, Saleem Jan Khan, ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan’s first cousin, also joined the PTI when Imran Khan visited his residence on Friday.

Saleem Jan said he had made the decision after reading Imran Khan’s book. He added that Wali Khan and Baacha Khan were his elders and he still respects them, but does not agree with the present policies and leadership of the ANP. Saleem Jan also presented details of his assets to Imran Khan.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2011.


Mashallah | 10 years ago | Reply

From Peshawer to Karach to Lahore and throughout the country, Imran Khan's party is the winner. People believe and trust him!! Keep up with the Jalsa! Zindabad!

SaudiRules | 10 years ago | Reply

“We will take both wickets of Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif in a single ball,” the cricket hero said to cheering participants.

Yes,Yes, but Imran will keep bowling no-balls to his puppet masters, the security establishment!

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