PTI statement: ‘Only threat to Pakistan is from Zardari’

Published: December 9, 2011
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Relations cannot be maintained with a country which has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty.

Relations cannot be maintained with a country which has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty.

MULTAN: Standing by his earlier statement, newly appointed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that if Pakistan faces any danger, it is from President Asif Ali Zardari and not from any threats to the country’s nuclear installations.

Regarding Pakistan’s nuclear facilities, he said they were more secure than ‘any other atomic installation and nukes in the world’ because the armed forces of Pakistan have ensured their protection by all means.

The former Pakistan Peoples Party leader and foreign minister was talking to journalists on the occasion of Waseem Badozai, previously a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz member, joining PTI.

Talking about his country’s ties with the US, he said that while it is in Pakistan’s best interest to have peaceful relations with the US, relations cannot be maintained with a country which has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2011.

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  • Nadir
    Dec 9, 2011 - 5:19AM

    because the armed forces of Pakistan have ensured their protection by all means. – If thats the case then last week why did you say that Zardari was a threat to Pakistan’s nuclear programme given that we all know that its firmly under the Army’s control?

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  • Maryam
    Dec 9, 2011 - 5:41AM

    And when you were part of the same Team-Lead, Mr Zardari, as his foreign minister, then you did not remember the same but it occurs only to you when you were ousted by Zardari from the cabinet. Wah Jee Wah Gadanasheen Sabhib. I am sure that this logic of yours will go scot-free through the heads and brains of urban-educated-chattering-class who sport the PTI revolution.

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  • Usman
    Dec 9, 2011 - 6:24AM

    @Nadir:
    Umm, maybe because Zardari is the President aka. Commande in Cheif? Seriously, where is your brain

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  • HoneyBee
    Dec 9, 2011 - 6:50AM

    Which of yours statement we believe this one or the old one . .???

    LIAR. . .!!!

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  • YAHYA
    Dec 9, 2011 - 7:07AM

    SMQ is such a liar.

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  • Soni Dharti
    Dec 9, 2011 - 9:07AM

    OK guys . . . just remember SM Qureshi is a smart leader and teaming up with IK makes the team fully rounded and even stronger! These are loyal leaders.

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  • Noor
    Dec 9, 2011 - 9:30AM

    I now feel sorry for respecting PTI for a little while;

    Though I have no liking for Mr Zardari, but if somebody blames him to be the only threat, I think we should re-assess their vision.

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  • K. Salim Jahangir
    Dec 9, 2011 - 1:14PM

    How true!! God bless you & PTI !!!

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  • Aristo
    Dec 9, 2011 - 4:03PM

    One person is a threat to a nation of 180 million people, that has 100 or so nukes, really proud to harbor a 7th largest army in the World, which by the way also used to be a mythical fortress of Islam till May the 2nd, 2011 and US took care of that delusion.

    If the above assessment is true then either that one person possesses some supernatural powers or the entire state apparatus protecting our nation is a failed entity.Recommend

  • Truth From Pakistan
    Dec 9, 2011 - 5:44PM

    Making contradicting remarks will go against PTI. Unless one can keep a track of what he says, he would rather say nothing. Imran Khan, please take a note of that. You can’t have different statements coming out of same person in PTI……!

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  • Bilal
    Dec 9, 2011 - 11:43PM

    Wasim Badozai was an independent candidate in 2008 election. He lost to pml-n candidate who got 24,000 votes Wasim Badozai saab had 46 votes

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  • ProudPakistani
    Dec 10, 2011 - 12:26AM

    His statement was sane enough for the ordinary people…

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  • You Said It
    Dec 10, 2011 - 4:55AM

    they were more secure than ‘any other atomic installation and nukes in the world’ because the armed forces of Pakistan have ensured their protection by all means.

    relations cannot be maintained with a country which has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty

    I’m confused — isn’t the Army also responsible for the protection of Pakistan’s sovereignty. So how can they let the sovereignty be violated but protect the nukes? I bet OBL thought he was protected too.

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  • You Said It
    Dec 10, 2011 - 5:00AM

    @Truth From Pakistan:
    Imran Khan, please take a note of that. You can’t have different statements coming out of same person in PTI……!

    This is funny, but Qureshi seems to be doing more favors for the PPP and PML by joining PTI and opening his mouth, then he did while he was in the earlier parties.

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  • alami musafir
    Dec 10, 2011 - 6:19PM

    @Maryam, HoneyBee & Yahya

    SMQ cannot help himself. He is a Gemini after all (born on 22 June 1956, according to Wiki). About Geminis it is written:

    “They are very flighty…Superficial…Impulsive…Restless…Devious…Indecisive”. But also many positive qualities: “masters of communication” etc.

    You can read the rest of it here: http://zodiac-signs-astrology.com/zodiac-signs/gemini.htm

    I’m sure it will explain much !

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  • Pakistani Expat
    Dec 10, 2011 - 10:07PM

    The real threat to Pakistan is from the hidden enemies. Since the country prepares itself to brace any threat from declared enemies, these hidden enemies are eating this country like a termite.
    http://pakistankakhudahafiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/foreign-ministers-son-lobbying-against-pakistan/
    They chant slogans of Revolution, Middle Class, Justice etc. etc. but their body language proves that they are dictators in their mindset and only want place in government because they cannot wait to remain away from it.
    They are the Pied Pipers who are now trying to lead our generation astray!

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  • Shakeel Akhtar
    Dec 10, 2011 - 10:55PM

    Mr. Imran
    Any reason that suddenly you opened your party’s door to all tradional and tested politicians. You don’t think that it will raise a big question mark than what will be the diference between PTI and other parties.
    PTI is going very well and maintaing very good pace among all existing political parties, please don’t allow black sheeps to hijack PTI.

    People have lot of expectations from you and you must select a good team to deliver,

    I don’t want to be specific here or quote any particular name but I must say that PTI can deliver better without these tradional politicians joining now.

    Please think about it before ?????? than it will be too late.
    Thank You

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  • amjad cheema
    Dec 11, 2011 - 6:41AM

    The real threat to Pakistan is from Aabpara industry & its offsprings like Imran Khan, SMK & its strategic depth doctrine.

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  • A R Malik
    Dec 16, 2011 - 11:11PM

    Nawabzada Waseem Khan Badozai is a barrister and a noble political worker. He contested election from pp 200 Multan as a PML(N)candidate and secured 10300 votes. He also filed nomination papers from pp 194 but withdrew his candidature from there, however, it was after the withdrawl date and that is why his name also got printed on ballot papers.Recommend

  • A R Malik
    Dec 17, 2011 - 8:24AM

    @Bilal:
    Mr Bilal Kindly don’t jump into conclusions where you don’t have accurate information as relying on false.information may cause damage toi a noble man’s reputation

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