PML-N rally: From ‘go Zardari’ to ‘go Imran’

Published: January 1, 2012
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif addresses a rally in Gujranwala. PHOTO: SANA

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif addresses a rally in Gujranwala. PHOTO: SANA

GUJRANWALA: It was apparent at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rally in Gujranwala on Saturday that party chief Nawaz Sharif has started to take former underdog, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), seriously.

While ostensibly, the rally was part of the opposition’s ‘Go Zardari’ campaign, PTI chief Imran Khan seemed to receive as much flak in Nawaz’s speech as the president himself. In fact, the PML-N chief’s speech echoed two of Imran’s key stated agendas – bringing ‘change’, and working against corruption. The Memogate petition, however, was significantly absent from the address.

Addressing a rally which Senator Pervez Rashid estimated to be 150,000 strong and which media more conservatively estimated at 60, 000, Nawaz said he would bring about change to Pakistan himself. This will be brought about through competent and honest people like Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Ahsan Iqbal, Usman Ibrahim, Ishaq Dar and Khurram Dastgir Khan, he said, taking care to name some of the party’s heavyweights.

The PML-N chief added that Imran’s one-point agenda was to just attract the youth with fake promises, and asked the youth not to be deceived by such elements.

Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also picked up a similar thread, asking rhetorically why Imran had not criticised the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in his Karachi rally.

Gas price hikes

President Asif Ali Zardari’s government, however, also faced severe criticism from the PML-N chief. Price hikes in gas and electricity were at the top of the list – Nawaz was, after all, speaking in an industrial area worst affected by the energy crisis. Promising to build dams and develop coal and thermal energy if his party came to power, he said PML-N would ‘not accept any price hikes’ and if the government did not withdraw the decision, it will ‘play its final role in removing the government’.

Placing the blame for inflation squarely on the government, he said the price increases were a result of a government move to issue ‘new bank notes worth Rs2 billion every day’.

A small hint at the Memogate controversy did appear: Nawaz  said the government was defying certain Supreme Court rulings.  The May 2 Abbottabad raid, on the other hand, he termed ‘unacceptable’.

Adamant not to be outshone by a PTI ‘tsunami’, Nawaz termed his own entourage from Lahore to Gujranwala a ‘mini long march’.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2012.


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Reader Comments (130)

  • Pakistani
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:30PM

    a flop slogan…!!!


  • Ahmad
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:46PM

    No Gas.
    No Electricity.
    No Water.
    No Fertilizers.
    No jobs.
    No law-and-order.

    Definitely, democracy is the biggest revenge..

    Wah Pakistan Wah….


  • MarkH
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:00PM

    This is not what any person who is competent in seeing the bigger picture and has the decision making skills of a leader would be doing right now.


  • Adeel Ahmed
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:08PM

    PML-N already import workers to Gujranwala from other cities and districts.


  • Adeel Ahmed
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:10PM

    Hamza was in Gujranwala for 02 weeks. Punjab Govt chalao, wo ziada important hai.


  • Realist.
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:16PM

    Gujranwala Zindabaad!!!


  • Dec 31, 2011 - 4:16PM

    Lame !! Sitting in Gov. and making Such Slogans against Failures…How ironic !!


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:30PM

    Zardari must go so that an ordinary person should survive in Pakistan, otherwise, more people are going to commit suicide in the year 2012.


  • truepak
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:32PM

    I dont get nawaz’s logic.

    1.First he helped zardari become the president.

    2.Then nawaz made it clear that he would support the govt (to save the system,lol)every time the ppp govt was threatened with a no confidence vote by the other smaller parties.

    3.Yet in public rallies he bashes the govt for destroying the country(atleast gets this one right)

    4.he preaches democracy bot in his own party only his family has the say.

    I think what he really needs the most is to figure out first what he actually wants.He can no longer fool the people.He is equally responsible for the problems we are facing today.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:37PM

    a materialistic slogan …… !!!!


  • ISI
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:42PM

    PMLN is cheaply trying to imitate Imran Khan’s style of jalsa


  • SalSal
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:48PM

    Why doesnt he just resign his seats? Govt will be over then


  • Saleem
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:51PM

    Patwaris … time to stand up and meet the targets


  • omar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:00PM

    pti zindabad. Recommend

  • Sarah
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:03PM

    Ch Nisar has all the time in the world to criticize PTI, that too with lame accusations.


  • Dec 31, 2011 - 5:05PM

    Somebody quickly hide school kids.


  • True Pakistani
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:09PM

    How many times we should give you the chance AB BUSS KAR DO. We no more believe your politics circling around Kashmiri Bradri. Media and Judiciery has opened the eyes of the nation. Now you all go home PML (a b c d ….. z), PPP, ANP, MQM and Fazalurrehman…………. you ALL contested the election under MUSHARAF the agent.Recommend

  • Khuldun
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:11PM

    How can a person lie so shamelessly to these people?

    All these ‘agar hamari hakoomat hoti…’ crap… shouldnt that be applicable to Punjab Government? Whats the credentials and achievements of Punjab Government?


  • FAhd
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:18PM

    seems more like a ” SAve Punjab from PTI” rally!!! these pmln are real copycats. Photocopy league cany hold jalsas outside punjab. If u are such big leaders why dont u hold jalsas where u dont have government?


  • anwar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:22PM

    You are correct! Go Zardari GO means WELL DONE KEEP IT UP. @Pakistani: Recommend

  • PakJam
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:24PM

    Seems more like Go Imran Go….lol…
    PML N has committed plagiarism by copying PTI theme. Check out the font and slogan. Also the style of PTI pictures of Imran Khan with Quaid and Allama Sahib.

    Nawaz Sahib chaley huway Kartoos hain jo THUSS ho jaengey.

    PTI zindabad! Pakistan Paindabad


  • Ammar Zafarullah
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:25PM

    No lives updates ET? The urban media bias sucks!


  • Imran
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:27PM

    100000 participants? I can count the heads in the picture. They are not even 1000.


  • dv sikka
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:29PM

    Slogan mongering will not save Pakistan. What Pakistan needs is proven honest and patriotic leadership. What Pakistan needs a leader who will not continue with worthless and damaging hate policies. What Pakistan needs is a leader who dreams of Peaceful. peace loving and PROSPEROUS pakistan. Give Pakistanis a kind of Pakistan that Jinnah wanted.


  • Sharjeel
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:31PM

    mr nawaz sharif, you have been in politics for almost 40 years now… If you ever wanted to do something for the people of Pakistan you would have by now! Please don’t embarrass yourself by doing these topi-drama rallies…


  • Kashif
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:32PM

    Good Jalsa, N League does posses strength as it has created a difference in the past and has not U-turned on its agenda since being in opposition, being quite constructive in Parliament as well as outside i.e Restoration of Judiciary. It is a party of team members and not all focussing on the leader. It has a lot of expertise and being much better than the PPP it should not be disregarded as a Provincial party or has been party. The real contest should be elections soon, GO ZARDARI & PPP Government go!


  • No BS
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:42PM

    Another rally of patwaris arranged using tax payers money. Corrupt politicans pretending to be saviours of this poor nation


    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:49PM

    Both Zardari and Nawaz will most likely be swept away with the tsunami of Imran.


  • aslam
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:51PM

    yes, you should come out of Facebook and Tribune and go and watch the no of people out there.
    you self pro-claimed revolutionaries will be blow away by the lion come the election.

    GO Establishment GO
    GO PTI GO….


  • zulfiqar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:03PM

    well they are now desperate to do something . In my opinion nawaz shrif should leave politics and his rude and insensible team too.pakistan need change which these guys cant bring i think sharif should leave or join pti


  • ashok sai
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:03PM

    It can be you failed me and I failed you, but it would lead to the result, the winner is khakki colored cricketer !


  • Pro Pakistani
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:19PM

    nawaz sharif zindabad


  • someone
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:20PM

    Imran Khan All the way!!


  • Ali Tipu
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:23PM

    ‘Go Zardari Go’ movement while sitting in the government and bashing Imran Khan in the rally? What do they actually want to achieve? Is here anyone else too who can see the hypocrisy and confusion written all over it?


  • Imran
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:25PM

    Change with old, well tested, and failed horses? Could you please quit lying with the people of Pakistan. We are fed up of it.


  • ProudPakistani
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:28PM

    Was there anything against Zardari too in this “Go Zardari Go” rally…??


  • Tahir
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:30PM

    PMLN please be innovative, I know you are obsessed with PTI but don’t copy everything.


  • Muhammad Nadeem
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:40PM

    Hypocrisy at its best…


  • Imran
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:52PM

    PML-N is trying to create confusion among its voters who are willing to swing to PTI, as well as new PTI voters. In the end, the vote will be split evenly.


  • ahmed
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:54PM

    we all agree that federal government is not functioing but wat about the punjab governmet, Did the eliminate the bribery from the offices which are in their (PML-N) possession
    1- Bribery & corruption in the government offices run by the Shahbaz Govt
    2- Police & Patwari culture is improved ( it is getting worse)
    3- Large scale of dacoits, robbery , we all agree that, if police is functioing properly, rate will reduce to 90%.
    4- MPA in punjab governmet are getting millions of fund for what, there should be proper public development department for infrasture to do it. we know how & where this money goes.
    5- You will see full page advertisement on the urdu newpapers, Is it not a kind of bribery or getting fame through public money.


  • Imran
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:56PM

    The purpose of these rallies is not to force early elections. It is meant only to halt the tide of lotas changing loyalties to PTI. To convince the remaining to stick to the ground, and possibly break some disgruntled old PTI leaders, who are not happy with the way party is going these days.

    In the coming days, an equilibrium will be reached. And then everyone will be working at his own old pay.


  • Hammad
    Dec 31, 2011 - 6:57PM

    PML-N is in power in punjab and they have done almost nothing for the province. What do they plan to achieve by coming into power again. IMRAN KHAN is a true leader, and he will show it INSHALLAH!!!!Recommend

  • Realist.
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:05PM

    Whenever torus see a big jalsa conducted by other party they call it Patwari jalsa :D
    100,000 patwaris in punjab?


  • Realist.
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:07PM

    Dear tribune.
    WHY dint you cover ANP’s Jalsa In mardan today?
    it was a Massive show reports say that there were at least 40 thousand people attending it?
    Why Such Biased reporting?


  • apj
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:10PM

    all that one can say to mian sahab is “lol; mian sahb jaan diyo, saadi baari aandiyo”


  • Arif Ali
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:22PM

    What kind of picture it is? it showa media biasness. I think this photographer take this picture from anarkali or ichhra bazaz and post it. \\\\\\if it were imran khan’s max try ll be made to capture as many people as can


  • Amir Ali
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:30PM

    @Tahir, PML-N has been calling for change long before PTI was propelled into mainstream politics by the khaki-backed jalsa in Peshawar which was against the NATO supplies. Just because you started following politics after Imran Khan suddenly became everyone’s hero, does not mean pakistani politics started on that day. SImilarly, @PakJam Nawaz Sharif has been (it could be unjustified) using Quaid-e-Azam’s name for political gains since time immemorial, please go study some politics first and then jump on to the justin beiber-ish bandwagon of IK!


  • dr j tipu
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:36PM

    its shameful hamza shahbaz was in gujranwala whilst poor girl ayesha ahad was on the roads of lahore demanding justice. cheap PMLN leaders and their cheap copycat tactics!


  • Shamy
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:41PM

    but i thought that was PTI’s agenda…


  • Cheema
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:46PM

    Only Musharraf to rule.


  • Fakhir
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:51PM

    Like IK said, there will be a time when whatever Nawaz or Zardari say against PTI will backfire and give impetus to PTI. I truly concur with this statement as what these corrupt so called leaders are saying against PTI. Whatever they are saying against PTI is increasing frustration of the masses with Nawaz and Zardari. This fact is fairly obvious from the comments.


  • Dec 31, 2011 - 7:58PM

    “The GT Road from Lahore to Gujranwala was packed with heavy traffic early morning as vehicles carrying workers from Lahore and adjacent areas made their way to the venue.”

    So, was anyone from Gujranwala actually at the ‘rally’?

    Come on Sharif Bradran and PML-N – don’t make the lives of ordinary Pakistanis even more miserable by clogging roads through your ‘rally transport schemes’.


  • Asad
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:59PM

    PML (N) and change? They had their chance a couple of times but didn’t do anything to change. Sharifs and Zardaris are the two faces of the same coin!


  • Maulana Diesel
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:00PM

    We Pakistanis should not believe in anyone anymore. We have lost everything. Now these so called leaders who are greedy for power and money try to attract us through false rhetoric. We should understand that the present regime including the provincial governments have done nothing to save the sinking ship. Neither PPP nor PML (N) can do anything. Its time to wake up and make this country ourselves. Still not too late. Long Live Pakistan.


  • mujtaba
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:15PM

    PML(N) has the most competent team to get pakistan out of this mess. PTI only revolves around inran khan and then bunch of turn coats.


  • PP (Punjabi Pakistani)
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:16PM


    lets remove them all today
    but then u have to provide every thing u mentioned by tomorrow.


  • riz
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:27PM

    PML-N should have announced a long march for early election otherwise PPP will sink them alongwith.


  • Syed Ahsan Awais
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:27PM

    “The PML-N chief said that the people of Gujranwala will wash out Imran Khan’s tsunami.”
    Umm, wasn’t this gathering supposed to be part of “Go-Zardari-Go” campaign?.


  • Hamid
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:39PM

    Sharif Fail.


  • Dec 31, 2011 - 8:40PM

    The GT Road from Lahore to Gujranwala was packed with heavy traffic early morning as vehicles carrying workers from Lahore and adjacent areas made their way to the venue

    Spot on! lol

    PTI Zindabad. Pakistan Zindabad.


  • Usman Ayub
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:44PM

    new names but its fact

    Muslim League : > Shareef Khandan League.
    Pakistan Peoples Party : > Zardari’s People Party.


  • Dec 31, 2011 - 8:48PM

    Mr Nawaz shareef u got 2 chance and still u want to bring change in Pakistan, I am sorry sir u and your party not eligible for more chance please stay away and allow other to come forward and bring change in Pakistan.


  • Aamir
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:16PM

    patwari jalsa total flop!!


  • Mohammad Awais
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:19PM

    @omar: yes long live PTI. But why? you people want Imran because he vows to bring about change. But Why PTI is collecting all turncoats (old and loathsome face). And now there are rumors that Musharaff would join Imran. Now will supporters of Imran Khan promise that they will stopping supporting PTI, if Imran makes alliance with Musharraf?


  • Dec 31, 2011 - 9:20PM

    Nawaz u cant be a reformer or bring any change until u dont come out from that particular panjabi mind set which isnt inclined to surrender the rights of other entities of the country and the same thing doesnt allow you to acknowledge sariki province and yours this stupidity made you deprived from any kind of people’s support over you must get out from your these narrow credientials if you want to succeed.Recommend

  • Shah G
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:28PM

    well the number of attendees seemed larger then imran khan’s tsunami but the point remains same…..

    whether khan, sharif or any other person… non has raised voice against the treachery of real rulers of pakistan, the establishment…so they ll be consumed by status quo willingly or unwillingly……


  • Farooq
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:32PM

    If the movement is go zardari go . And in the rallies speaking behind pti. So they want .Recommend

  • syed
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:34PM

    You cannot change the future of this country through nonsense TV talk shows, holding rallies, processions, marches, strikes, protests, burnings of properties, etc. The stupid leaders never talk about making people work and think about building the country through hard work, dedication, commitment and honesty. The nation is corrupt to their bones and leaders are no exception.


  • imran
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:42PM

    Kindly inform us Imran Khan childerns are muslims or Jewish???????????


  • Zalim singh
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:46PM

    why not?


  • ali
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:56PM

    biggest jalsa in the history of Gujranwala ..


  • Waqar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:57PM

    @ISI: to whom imran is imitating?


  • Waqar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:03PM

    Congrats to Nawaz Sharif for such a successful JALSA and heart provoking speech. Qadam Barho Nawaz Sharif Hum Tumare Sath Hain.


  • Waqar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:06PM

    Dear you should congratulate Mian Nawaz Sharif whose address having vision of future.
    What about Imran Khan who give the dates of his processions 3/4 months earlier?


  • Waqar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:09PM

    Please narrate How?
    Jalasa attracted thousands of people and speeches were fabulous, How my friend Nawaz Sharif failed?


  • khaqan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:09PM

    they beat their young supporter who tried to meet his beloved leader nawaz sharif (nojawano ka inqalabi sheer :P)…………….wah g wah…………..N-league


  • Dec 31, 2011 - 10:14PM

    Nawaz Sharif you got the credit of Restoring of Judiciary and no honest person can deny it.


  • Blithe
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:18PM

    @dr j tipu:
    If you bring that up, kindly also bring up Sita White issue.

    This is the problem with PTI – they are sanctimonious to the nth degree.


  • dr saifi
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:23PM

    How it look like Go Zardari Go! It chants against PTI.. They helped the currupt PPP mafia all the way right from election, selection till Rymond Davis but yet want change? What change? U are in power in punjab but what u have done for the masses..


  • game changer
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:23PM

    mian sahib …………..another patwari jalsa …………….. he wants to bring corrupt revolution in pakistan……….. raiwind janta fails…………………….


  • Blithe
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:24PM

    @Muhammad Nadeem:
    That is rich coming from a PTI supporter.

    IK lied to the PTI workers when
    he would keep personalities above politics.

    PTI now stands for Pakistan Turncoats Ittehad


  • Blithe
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:28PM

    How did he help Zardari become president.
    Please explain!?!?!?

    From what I remember, PML-N actively
    voted for a retired chief justice to become


  • Malik
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:40PM

    He said that party workers should not worry about turncoats and Imran Khan’s team as they were “corrupt”. Sharif termed his team competent and honest.

    I guess someone doesn’t know the meaning of competent, honest and corrupt.


  • ishi
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:43PM

    No passion was seen, they just are copying PTI, no sign of youth, how they will bring change this time when they cant do when they were in power for two times.


  • akhtar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:44PM

    Nawaz Sharif and his league is spent force
    the real competition is between an experienced but badly battered Zardari and yong but naive imran khan
    who will win ? youth Or experience


  • Blithe
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:47PM

    Were you born yesterday?

    Quaid-e-Azam was the founder of the
    All India Muslim League.
    As such Quaid-e-Azam has always been
    an ideological inspiration for Muslim Leaguers.


  • Frank Observer
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:53PM



  • Muhammad Zamir
    Dec 31, 2011 - 11:21PM

    Go ahead PML (N)……IK rented Musharaf league…No worries This league was defeated in 2008 elections by U effectively and This time this Musharaf league under the umbrella of IK will agains be defeated…..


  • Dec 31, 2011 - 11:32PM

    No mian u cant be a reformer or revolutionary or you can be expected of any radical changes because on the one hand, you are the symbol of statusquo and on the other hand,you always manifested itself the represantative of a particular ethnic community,therefore, you strongly opppse the siraiki province inspite of all other parties strong support for if you want to become the leader of all entities you will have to detach your self from these narrow credentials of yours.Recommend

  • HAQ
    Dec 31, 2011 - 11:40PM

    “First he helped zardari become the president”

    where are you getting this information from, when Zardari annouced that he is running for president, Mr. Nawaz Sharif was the one who tried his best to stop his way, he tried to contact all the people those had power in assembly to stop zardari being a president, but he could not do so, he even contacted Ch. Shujat (the person he hate the most) but choudharie’s gave their ticket to Mushahid hussain so that PMLN supported Justice Siddiqui can not get enough votes and Zardari can win the election. Don’t make fool to the people like Imran khan say the truth one day you will have to answer all the lies you are telling to the public,


  • Truth
    Dec 31, 2011 - 11:54PM

    It’s funny nawaz said his party can bring the change while copying PTI Jalsa style.


  • Adeel Ahmed
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:09AM

    Police, health, education etc are Provincial matters but PML-N failed badly.


  • Jan 1, 2012 - 12:12AM

    PML-N has the best team to steer the country out of crisis. Imran is personally ok but has no experience of governance and his team too is shady and doubtful.


  • Zee
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:22AM

    Nawaz is honest and not corrupt, please Nawaz tell us where you got the money to build those lovly apartment blocks near Barking, London.


  • Zain Kamran
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:27AM

    it should be ” Our agenda is to play a ten- over match with Imran Khan ”

    Cartnoon Network league


  • Falcon
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:29AM

    Oh yeah…that’s why it is PML-N (Nawaz Sharif)….so much for self-less imitation of Quaid-e-Azam?…lastly, this PML-N was formed in 1988 (40+ years after independence)…so it is not the same All India Muslim League…


  • pti
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:30AM

    Why they didnt bring any change in punjab when they have ruled the province for 20 out of last 30 years?


  • Asad
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:34AM

    For all my friends commenting about turcoats in PTI – A polite reminder that Nawaz Sharif used to be in Tahrek-e-istaqlal. Feel sorry for you guys.Recommend

  • Usman Aftab
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:45AM

    Bogus jalsa! PTI jalsas are the only ones to whom I have been able to relate to! Rest are all fake!


  • marryam
    Jan 1, 2012 - 1:01AM

    only imran khan is our true leader n can save pakistan.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Jan 1, 2012 - 1:11AM

    The stadium was filled to the brim…
    and the crowd was enthusiatic as ever…

    How can you call it flop?
    Please refrain from spreading disinformation.


  • usman
    Jan 1, 2012 - 1:15AM

    At least Khan Sahib did one good thing. That is “Setting good Standards for Jalsas”


  • PP (Punjabi Pakistani)
    Jan 1, 2012 - 1:59AM

    if you can make logic of harry potter aka imran khan than you can make logic of anything.


  • hamza khan
    Jan 1, 2012 - 2:06AM

    go nawaz go!


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 1, 2012 - 2:42AM

    Nawaz Sharfi is an experienced and a visionary leader. Imran and Musharaf Baqiyaat are only hope for establishment, not for nation.


  • zia ur rehman
    Jan 1, 2012 - 3:31AM

    lolz…We gave u two chances and all u gave us was the IMF loans…..Sorry..My eyes are open now…Recommend

  • Blithe
    Jan 1, 2012 - 3:45AM

    Nawaz Sharif has a unique style –
    and it is very different from IK.
    It seens you have not been exposed
    to previous Pml-n jalsas.

    To say that NS is copying IK
    is like saying white is black.


  • Proud Pakistani
    Jan 1, 2012 - 3:55AM

    Bravo Nawaz Shariff. Lets say I forgot your corruption and power hungry tactics, your hypocrisy would be the reason why I would never vote for you. It is amazing how only a couple of days ago you “tried” to lash out at Imran Khan by saying “those who talk about change should come in power first” and yet, you chant the same promises even though you are not in “Power”. Bravo to another laughable character in Pakistani Politics.


  • Sheryar
    Jan 1, 2012 - 4:29AM

    Yes Nawaz we heard that there are some women & youngsters in your jalsa today, please you don’t have to repeat it like every 2nd minute… shaken up are you by IK….lolz, you let Zardari tear this country apart thinking that it will be your turn next but you should remember that there is a God in this world and that things do not go according to how u wish. And please stop copying IK’s jalsa, who will you copy if u come into power.


  • akhtar
    Jan 1, 2012 - 4:56AM

    happy new year to Imran khan


  • azam
    Jan 1, 2012 - 4:58AM

    do these politicians think people of pakistan are fools?or are they?same old rubbish,same old faces.just going round in circles.


  • Abid Ali
    Jan 1, 2012 - 9:34AM

    It was all hollow chants and slogans. There was no substance to Nawaz or any PML leaders in this show. They were following style and approach of PTI which looked too pretentious from a party that couldn’t delivered in the last 25 years. There was also fear factor in their speeches. Youngsters like myself are not impressed with your grant of laptops. It is not coming from your own pocket and don’t try to humiliate us through toys.


  • Astounded in America
    Jan 1, 2012 - 10:50AM

    People in Pakistan are strange. Saying Go PTI is a praise, that’s why we say GO AMERICA, it means “go” (moving forward) in a good sense. Is is strange how in Pakistan they can even screw up a positive slogan.

    GO PTI..Recommend

  • Fahd
    Jan 1, 2012 - 10:51AM

    @ Blithe: DO u really think we are buying into this PMlN crap? let me tell u how he helped zardari, first he along with saif ur rehman made all the cases on zardari and reffered to him as mr.25%, then when zardari filed his nomination paper to apply for president, WHY DIDNT PMLN challenge his papers in the court?? can u kindly tell me? why was he allowed to become president. PTI was the only party that protested against this decision.

    Secondly, when the NRO was considered null and void, did nawaz (so called topi drama revolutionary) why didnt he launch a movement against zardari? yet the same nawaz sharif shut down lahore when he along with his brother were both disqualified by the supreme court.

    People of Pakistan have grown up now. Dont think u can fool us, ” Nawaz himself said, Zardari even if ur party doesnt support u, we will support u. ANd he also said, that we ahve talked with zardari, he will rule for 5 years and then it will be our turn. This is ” NOORA KUSHTI” my friend. And as far as ur go zardari go jalsa, tell me how many times was zardari mentioned in it. It was a jalsa agianst imran khan, and has exposed pmln hypocrisy.Recommend

  • Fahd
    Jan 1, 2012 - 10:52AM

    @ Blithe, why isnt he resigning from the assemblies?? why does he want to support this “SO” called corrupt government??


  • Fayyaz Haider
    Jan 1, 2012 - 11:03AM

    If PML(N) possesses such qualities then why javaid hashmi like great anti establishment leader left PML(N)??????


  • gold river
    Jan 1, 2012 - 11:54AM

    soup slogan


  • Vigilant
    Jan 1, 2012 - 11:56AM

    There was a time when freshly cooked “Nihari” & “Siri paye” was transported by helicopter from Lahore to Murree…..& he talking about honest people………Please leave us alone


  • bashir abbas
    Jan 1, 2012 - 2:30PM

    imran khan is playing with pakistani nation.nd supporting mqm nd ppp to divide punjab and divide the vote of punjab.but pml n is lion hearted persons party and inshallah pml n will always wins Recommend

  • Jan 1, 2012 - 2:55PM

    What will Imran Khan do? He knows nothing of the sort of governance.


  • smssr84
    Jan 1, 2012 - 3:23PM

    u forgot to mention the 300000 laptops (jo chote computer hote hain)!!… students will be getting them & it will work on candle light!… if students are out of candle light, they can blow on the motherboard, and it will work perfectly fine!! :D

    I hope students who are getting these chote computer will boycott them!! plz do!!


  • Yazi
    Jan 1, 2012 - 4:02PM

    Imran Khan Zindabaad!!!


  • A
    Jan 1, 2012 - 4:39PM

    yes you are right 80% pakistan khapaa dia hay. 20% rahta. well done


  • Bilal
    Jan 1, 2012 - 4:55PM

    I simply dont understand that y not these people try to get public sympathy through their performance instead of doing Public Gatherings?Come on,u people are in Punjab Govt. for the past 4 years vich is the biggest province of Pak…It simply sounds stupid to me that u people are in Govt and ur going to public against Govt…what a shame…..Try to deliver through your performance,people will automatically be attracted towards u…


  • imran
    Jan 1, 2012 - 11:48PM

    yaar its easy the capicity of gujranwala stadium is around 20,000 ,so people sitting in ground is 20.000 as per pervez rasheed it was show around 30,000 not more than that rememeber they block stadium from one side ,so if they call it big rally even they r in power ,looks like mian shahib loosing his strong holds already lost south punjab to pti i think theior time is up time for new thinking in paksitan .that is imran khan


  • King Khan
    Jan 2, 2012 - 3:16AM

    Nawaz Sharif, please decide do you want to save this system or change this system? from 2008 to mid of 2011 we were listening that you are supporting Zardari to save this system now you want to change it. Are u confuse what you want to do really?


  • M Bilal
    Jan 2, 2012 - 10:02AM

    @Mohammad Awais: I have been great IK fan since 2002 and I Promise that i will stop supporting PTI or IK if they alliance with Musharraf.


  • Ali
    Jan 3, 2012 - 10:27AM

    PMLN is talking about corruption, please let me know what has been changed in The Punjab?

    is there any institute in The Punjab running with out corruption? What is the situation of law & Order in the Punjab is an open secret.


  • Rahman Shah
    Jan 5, 2012 - 8:48AM



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