PTI will end corruption in 19 days, terrorism in 90 days: Imran Khan

Published: February 26, 2012
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PTI would not be dependent on the bureaucracy nor would it waste time listening to their suggestions. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PTI would not be dependent on the bureaucracy nor would it waste time listening to their suggestions. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), once in power, will end corruption in 19 days and terrorism in 90 days, said PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday.

Khan was speaking at a PTI organized energy seminar titled `Energy: From Crisis to Solutions’.

Speaking on governance, if PTI came into power, he said that his party would not be dependent on the bureaucracy nor would it “waste time listening to their suggestions.”

Referring to the many crises faced by Pakistan, Khan said it was not necessary that a political leadership could not achieve what former president Pervez Musharraf had failed to accomplish, in terms of resolving the crises.

“PTI will come to power along with policies to address all problems.”

‘Energy crisis needs long term strategy’

Khan said that the energy crisis would need a long term strategy as it was very important for the smooth progress of the country.

Khan said that for resolving the energy crisis there was a need to introduce autonomous bodies in this regard, reiterating that it was very important to resolve the energy crisis as it was affecting industries as well as people.

Other present at the seminar included PTI leaders Jehangir Khan Tareen, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Dr Arif Alvi and energy experts.

The seminar was part of an effort by PTI to suggest solutions for the ongoing energy crisis.

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  • junaid atique
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:06PM

    He says he will do it. For his critics Get some life dudes!

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  • Much Amused
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:08PM

    “once in power, will end corruption in 19 days and terrorism in 90 days, said PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday.”

    IK please spell out how ???

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  • Ahsan Mlk
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:10PM

    19 days….I guess a classic slip of tongue. Good of opportunists to put that in the headline rather than the other 99% of the event which was an eyeopener and very informative regarding the future energy security of the country.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:13PM

    Imran Khan is a man of words.

    People should give him a chance to serve the country, as the other political parties have failed to deliver what people of Pakistan wanted.

    Keep it up Imran Khan!

    People of Pakistan are with you.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:14PM

    Corruption in 19 days, Terrorism in 90 days, Boycott in split second.

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  • Ali Q
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:15PM

    Beware! The cynics will rain upon these comments! Luckily for Pakistan, Imran khan is in the business of proving cynics wrong….

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  • Iqbal
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:17PM

    What’s with 19 days? Can’t it be 15 or 20 maybe?

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  • Usman
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:21PM

    those who say it can’t be done should not get in the way of those who are doing it

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  • Khan
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:22PM

    Just like load-shedding was eliminated approx 2 weeks ago?:)

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  • Saleem
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:24PM

    Zia after overthowing the civilian government promised free and fair elections in 90 days! Pakistan went on to have its darkest 11 years under that dictator.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:26PM

    @ Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Nobody has stopped Imran to contest elections, win majority and form a government, but unfortunately whenever occasion arises, he runs away from elections and if he contests, his supporters prefer to watch cricket match on TV then to go to polling stations. How can general public provide him support when his name is not on the ballot paper. If he had won ten out out ten seats in recently held bye elections, nobody including me would have dared to oppose him.

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  • Abid
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:30PM

    I wonder what is yellow journalism….ET trying everything it can to malign Imran Khan. Atleast give PTI a credit to conduct such a seminar on Energy shortage in Pakistan, which is even a bigger issue than terrorism. At least PTI is bringing a Paradigm Shift in these dirty waters of Pakistani Politics. Good job IK keep it up and dont get bothered by these Pseudo intellectuals who call them selves ” The modern voice of Pakistani journalism”.

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  • Feb 26, 2012 - 10:31PM

    would not depend on bureaucracy …then who would execute your policies Mr. Khan. ?

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  • Rabzon
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:32PM

    “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), once in power, will end corruption in 19 days and terrorism in 90 days”

    Thank you for the laughs, Khan sahib.

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  • Ali Wazir
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:32PM

    What a misleading title. It was a ENERGY SEMINAR and its 9 0 days.
    5 hours of specific Policy to dela with the Energy Crises and this is what gets reported lol
    Has ET simply given up???
    http://www.insaf.pk/News/tabid/60/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/10147/PTI-presents-first-of-its-policy-seminars-Energy-From-Crisis-To-Solutions.aspx

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  • thewhigs
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:33PM

    I keep saying, maybe he won’t be as effective as he claims. Maybe his party will be completely incompetent, however can’t we at least try something/someone different? I’m REALLY tired of seeing the same old recycled (and corrupt) politicians coming to power.

    Lets try something DIFFERENT for a change.

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  • Nawaz
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:40PM

    A white lie with no solid grounds.I believe you can not deceive nation any more.
    There are zero ground realities in your words MR Khan.

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  • Khurram Khalid
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:40PM

    Since when naivety has become a virtue?

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  • S A
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:51PM

    Along with the leaders of corruption in his team…will end corruption in 19 days and terrorism in 90 days,

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:55PM

    @Ch Allah Daad:

    This time not only Jemima Khan wants to see Imran Khan to be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan but the people of Pakistan are also after him for the change.

    Don’t worry, he is not going to run from the field as not only Jemima Khan but her two sons will also be going to the Election Commission Office when he will file his nomination papers in the forthcoming elections.

    As regards to bye elections are concerned, Imran Khan has already said in the print and electronic media that his political party PTI is not ready for the elections, even if the countrywide elections will be held before time.

    Chaudhry Sahib, please wait and see how things are going to change, for a better tomorrow and to get rid off from the people who raise fake slogans.

    The politicians of Pakistan cannot make the people fool any more. Enough is enough.

    This time only IMRAN KHAN’S PTI AND PAKISTAN will be ZINDABAD.

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  • maryum
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:59PM

    Should i laugh or Cry on these statements???

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  • Parvez
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:59PM

    Where there’s a will there is always a way – always.

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  • hj
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:01PM

    now this is inappropriate

    i saw the whole seminar he never said he will end corruption in 19 days.
    ET please correct your mistake

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:02PM

    @ thewhigs, please let us know how we bring him to power? We don’t have guns and men to storm corridors of power and install him there. We have power of vote but he boycotts elections whenever time comes. As a cricketer he should know that he needs more than five (majority) wickets to lead the team out of ground. Commentators don’t lead the team. So far he is no more than a commentator. A very agressive and angry commentator, at the best.

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  • Tanuja
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:12PM

    He forgot to mention that after achieving these two he will go on to win the world in 120 days!
    He definitely thinks that people are herd animals who cannot differentiate between an illusion and reality.

    Alice in wonderland!

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  • Ahsan Mlk
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:16PM

    Everyone placing their ‘doubts’ here and voicing their ‘prejudice’ including the author of this “web desk” piece, after a few years all these will be saying, we always knew they could do it…I was part of the change!
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  • Nasir Ali Khan
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:18PM

    Yes why not it can happen, people like Imran Khan who is a visionary leader and in a position to change the destiny of country with young,honest,hardworking,and wise youth. ordinary people always talk negatively, optimistic thinking makes the good things happen, need is continuous contentment and effort in any kind of difficult raise the aim and momentum of success. The direction of a leader and true commitment can divert the usefulness of resources in to true success. I have a vision for Imran Khan and people of Pakistan, while working and analysis in Pakistan Audit & Accounts Department that if the good ideas are practically implemented by the policy makers and people in power they can change the fate of country and it will directly benefit the all people. A vision of Developed Pakistan can be obtained by sincerity and true efforts towards uplifting the country….every body wishes to see Pakistan the prosperous country but few people work for it prosperity and many work for their own prosperity.then i can see the hope of light in shape of Imran Khan being a visionary leader who can change the fate and destiny of people of PAKISTAN…..AS PAKISTAN IS A LIVE NATION.

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  • Abdullah Noorani
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:20PM

    corruption culture of more 50 years will be wipe off in 19 days non realistic but truly the actual resolution of pakistan problems

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  • Feb 26, 2012 - 11:22PM

    [email protected] why u r so angry with ET, u better tell us if the report is wrong or wrong reporting. i think media is giving too much coverage to IK who lost all by elections in recent past and now boycotted election. some one posted link of a press release of PTI but newspaper is not bound to report press release only.

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  • Feb 26, 2012 - 11:24PM

    Dear Imran Khan, please don’t make unrealistic promises and set yourself for failure. If you are elected, all you can do is select and bring together a honest capable management team around you. The claims you keep making can only come true if you become “The Dictator of Dictators” which people of Pakistan are fed up with or somehow throw 50% of Pakistan’s population jails or “Execute or Hang” 5% of the population that has created 95% of Pakistan problems. For these possibilities you are living in the wrong times. Time of Dictatorships or Monarchies is coming to an end. One Man shows are over. Rule of Masses is coming fast. Don’t set yourself up for a miserable failure. If Pakistan is run by the best team in the world, you can expect 65 years of gross mismanagement to be fixed in around 6-1/2 years.

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  • Concerned Citizen
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:26PM

    IK promises to end corruption in 19 days, terrorism in 90 days, illiteracy in 120 days, hunger in 150 days, poverty in 180 days. My vote is for this great visionary.

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  • Shery Baloch
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:32PM

    Yeah its possible in few only days and is matter of sincerity.

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  • SKATZ
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:34PM

    I wish he would spell out in real terms how he plans to do these fantastical things… considering that he now has enough heavyweights and grey matter in his party…

    Unfortunately Khan Saheb seems to be slowly becoming a victim to megalomania which has been the hallmark of every populist Pakistani politician…

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  • mohammad
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:36PM

    Imran, stop dreaming and talk some sense.

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  • Feb 26, 2012 - 11:38PM

    My dad used to have a large bold saying on the wall behind his office desk “Impossibilities Done at Once – Miracles Take a Little Longer”. Dear IK, breaking up or destroying or bull dozing everything wrong in Pakistan first and then working to rebuild from start will take a 100 years. Working to slowly mold the negative energies in Pakistan to a positive direction is the only way I know how you can get maximum results from minimum effort.

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  • Imzi
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:43PM

    You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

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  • aam adami
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:44PM

    Having followed Anna’s anti-graft-movement in India so closely, and given the problems and human psyche in our part of the world; it would be a hard-call to expect the scourge of corruption to go away in 19 years, leave alone 19 days.

    I would rather be cynic than stupid to believe corruption free pakistan in 19days. Having said that, I will be more than happy for you guys to be proven wrong.

    An Indian/
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  • Shah G
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:44PM

    how?

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  • blithe
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:03AM

    A jester in the political landscape!

    khanjee, first get rid of the innumerable corrupt lot in your team ( those that were litetally rejected as corrupt and having fake degrees from pml-n have joined PTI).

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  • Janjua
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:06AM

    Even if it’s 1yr, who cares… Atleast the poor guy is motivated

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  • Doosam
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:11AM

    …and Kaptaan Khan continues to live in his Wonderful FantasyLand

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  • blithe
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:11AM

    @junaid atique:
    very defensive and non-rational way to start the discussion.

    Atique, kindly don’t refer to all the respectable commentators as ‘dudes’.
    Secondly, learn to accept criticisim.

    Grow up!

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  • Feb 27, 2012 - 12:15AM

    Corruption can be reduce only.

    Muhammad Naeem ul Fateh, PhD

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  • David Smith
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:16AM

    Why is everyone so shocked when IK says that? The answer is paks dont understand democracy! Please read up on how true democracies have tackled such isssues within 90 days! You guys have been demoralised so much by the corrupt leaders u elect that u’ve stopped believing…. They’ve stopped u believing! Every dream starts with a dreamer.

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  • Imran
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:18AM

    PTI will end corruption and terrorism in 19 and 90 days respectively by legalizing them.

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  • muhammad
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:23AM

    Hi eliminaþe corruptionin 19 days or 190, it doesn’t matter, what matter is his determination, we luv u khan sb, u r my only hope of staying in Pakistan. Oh Allah please Bless Pakistan,Recommend

  • Ahsan Mlk
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:24AM

    @aam adami:

    and I would rather be an optimist and hopeful rather than a cynic (got too many of these in the world)

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  • faraz
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:33AM

    At this rate we can become super power within his 5 years term. In the next 5 years term, we can conquer all planets of the solar system.

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  • Martx
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:36AM

    delusional much?

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  • Q
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:41AM

    ridiculous..

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  • meekal ahmed
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:48AM

    WOW!

    Now it has become 19 days from 90 days!

    This man is either a genius or he is completely nuts.

    The bureaucracy? IK will discover to his shock that the most powerful institution in Pakistan is NOT the army, but these guys. NOTHING moves without their moving it; only they know the rules and regulations and ways to get around them — legally and illegally.

    That is why I say I hope IK gets a nice position in the next government and then he will learn a few home truths.

    I am sure those in his party who are more realistic and know the ropes must be cringing everytime he comes out with another bombastic and immature statement. They must be begging him to calm down.

    I wonder how long he will take to “fix” the economy. Any time-line on that, Sir? Why not throw out a date on that as well while you are on a roll!

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  • pol
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:49AM

    mentally we have started to think negatively it is about time we start to think positively. Corruption cannot be eradicated. Tough measures can be taken in 19 days to check high level corruption.

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  • Khurram Khalid
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:58AM

    @Tanuja:
    Or the pied piper from Zaman Park.

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  • Mandeep
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:59AM

    One might in bonhomie believe if Khan alleges, that he can stretch straight the tail of a dog in 19 days and end the corruption in Police force within 19 centuries! Milmila kar khana is in meanwhile the cultural heritage of Pakistan. All four wheels of the State of Pakistan are flat and punctured, eaten through from the corrupt and greedy minds of the people. Either politicians or young talented cricket players all are afflicted with corrupt minds.

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  • Kashif Iqbal
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:06AM

    This self-proclaimed “leader” makes me laugh. Khan sahib couldn’t produce even a single leader out of his 15 years of Movement and he’ll end corruption in 19-days. Are you kidding me? We need a practical leader, not a person to gain popularity on TV-shows by giving such statements.

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  • Feb 27, 2012 - 1:06AM

    IK, Pakistanis are not dumb. They just trust and believe whatever anyone says as a starting point. Please no more slogans, rhetoric, unrealistic claims promises. They hear these already from left and right and they are all tired of it. No doubt you are honest, committed to Pakistan’s well being but you are HUMAN. Please make only humanly possible promises. Talk is cheap. Show actual plan and steps that can be easily audited and verified as possible.

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:08AM

    Nations develop with the help of a sincere,middle class educated team not with an individual , why you included criminal people and v v rich people in your party ?

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  • gp65
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:14AM

    Yep – corruption will end in 19 days, terrorism in 90 days. Balochistan problem will be solved in 100 days. By completion of 120 days Kashmir will become part of Pakistan. By 150 days unemployment problem will be solved and as a result by 180 days (when the people get their salaries ) the poverty rate will become 0 in Pakistan. By 210 days illteracy will become hisoty. After that, Imran Khan will focus all his attention on coaching the Pakistani team for the next world cup.
    Hurrah for Imran.

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  • The Thinker
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:15AM

    To Finish corruption in 19 days is very much possible if he gets elected and if he takes concrete steps against some top dogs,the rest will automatically surrender I guess!!!!

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  • DevilHunterX
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:16AM

    I can already imagine the firing squad….

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  • Jap
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:18AM

    Give him a chance. He couldn’t do any worse then the present government. But you think people would listen, no they would probably end up voting for a leader who has already proved that they are corrupt and think that being the ruling party in pakistan is a birth right.

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  • OG
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:22AM

    in 19 days? HAHAH what a joke! i’ll give you 19 months and I guarantee you it wont end.

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  • uet
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:28AM

    @maryum:
    I would suggest you should do both , only that would reflect the true craziness of the statement.

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  • uet
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:35AM

    Guess who formulated and presented this policy, Jahangir Tareen. Same man who fomulated
    policies for Musharraf and got us into this energy mess,

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  • Mr. A
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:46AM

    Running a country and a cricket team are entirely different matters. Claiming to eradicate corruption in ’19’ days seems nothing more than a demagoguery. PTI must (and should) flourish but making unrealistic claims at a nascent stage might dent its credibility.

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  • Ravish
    Feb 27, 2012 - 2:55AM

    In how many days is he promising to give you Indian Occupied Kashmir as well?

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  • Atif
    Feb 27, 2012 - 3:15AM

    Imran means he will first end high level corruption in 19 days. He will start from himself and all his cabinet members and govt officials will follow suit. That he will do to make other follow the same. As for terrorism he will announce end to this war on terror pull back troops and start a political dialogue with all elements including Taliban and other factions. Indeed getting rid of corruption at lower level is not possible but it can be minimise to the maximum. Energy and gas crisis will be tackled accordingly. It may be premature to say whether Imran can do what is claiming but he will sincerely try his level best he is an honest and sincere Pakistani.

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  • waqar
    Feb 27, 2012 - 3:25AM

    I believe in Khan.he has proved himself time and again.I am sure with honest person as khan in power he can end corruption in 9 days inshAllah.there is nothing impossible if u have will jazba and junun and believe in yourself.Pakistan desperately needs a true person like khan who is not power hungry and want to see his country prosper.

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  • Bilal
    Feb 27, 2012 - 3:34AM

    @Nawaz:
    may be you should listen to his energy policy before commenting.

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  • Feb 27, 2012 - 3:42AM

    Happy is who believes!

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  • wsd
    Feb 27, 2012 - 3:52AM

    Q1.How to end mega corruption in a few days????
    Ans: It is simple and can be done by implementing following 3 steps.

    a. Appoint professionals with integrity for all corporations i.e PIA, PTCL, Steel Mills, OGDCL, PSO etc.

    b. Appoint the minsters who are not experts of their fields and whose integrity is well known.

    c. Create an autonomous and highly powerful accountability commission who can investigate any state organ ( army, judiciary,politicians etc).

    Q2. If it si so simple then why it has not been done so far?

    Because NO has the will except Imran because for these actions you have to be clean yourself and then have to have a will to change things. All other parties small or big want their share in corruption and will never support such steps despite having multiple chances in govt. They will bend backward to get their relatives/ friends to be appointed at key positions…..

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  • Qaiser k. Ahmed
    Feb 27, 2012 - 4:01AM

    Maybe someone should update Imran Khan on local issues. Pervez Musharraf is not in office for the last four years. It is Zardari who has been running the show for the last four years.So, please point fingers in the right direction.

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  • Babbarsher khan
    Feb 27, 2012 - 4:13AM

    @meekal ahmed:
    Genius, I do not think so; nuts may be and also little delusional! Without spelling out any workable plan this chap is promising to end every misery Pakistani nation is facing! You have to admire Kaptaan’s guts and at the same time think about how did Oxford failed so miserably (to produce such a nut case as graduate)?

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  • Feb 27, 2012 - 5:17AM

    If IK gets elected don’t be surprised to hear him saying that what he really meant was he would “start” ending corruption in 19 days and “start” ending terrorism in 90 days.

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  • Curious
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:17AM

    Now I know for sure that ET has serious agenda against PTI !!.
    Forget about 19 or 90, would you please bother to report what was presented in 5 hours seminaar !!

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  • Super pak
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:25AM

    @maryum:
    Nobody cares what you do.

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  • bechari-awam
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:26AM

    I guess IK forgot that he will have zippo representation in the senate for at least 3 years. Now if he has a slightest idea of how a bill is passed in Pakistani legislature, he will stop amusing all of us with his jokes. My guess is soon he will replace santa and banta in the jokes.

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  • Super pak
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:29AM

    @Pervaiz Lodhie:
    Pakistan people are not dumb. Lets see we made and ex prisoner the president, then we forgave all crimes commited by said prisoner and even the opposition. Then we got the prisoner in chief running to the US for help against a coupe. Yean we are real bright.

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  • Radial
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:33AM

    i am launching a new party called PIT and i will eliminate corruption in 17.5 days and end terrorism in 89 days. so vote for me. please.

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  • Asim
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:01AM

    60 years of corruption in 19 days ……… Seems like addressing some Banana republic ….. I am your fan IK but not that illiterate to believe in all your claims ….. ok lets see

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  • RRS
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:24AM

    PTI will end corruption in 19 days, terrorism in 90 days: Imran Khan and will start lying on Day 1

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  • MarkH
    Feb 27, 2012 - 7:12AM

    @Usman:
    If people were doing it nobody would be saying it can’t be done. Catchy, but not quite as profound and inspiring as you probably intended.

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  • MarkH
    Feb 27, 2012 - 7:32AM

    @waqar:
    …What has he proven? The only thing I can think of that he has delivered on are rallies.

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  • Akthar
    Feb 27, 2012 - 7:45AM

    End Corruption in 19 days, terror in 90 days?

    Even the most developed countries could`nt end terrorism and khan sahab can end it in 19days? & Terror in 90 days? Oh, only fools believe you Mr. Imran Khan.

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Feb 27, 2012 - 8:03AM

    I’d be praying that you can actually root out, “corruption in 19 days and terrorism in 90 days”. I would even wait for 2 years but it is “easier said than done” me ol’ Captain.

    May God give you strength to root out all evils from our country. Amin

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  • Ali. Mir
    Feb 27, 2012 - 8:53AM

    And if PTI does not then?.

    The nation has been fooled enough!

    Some are still waiting for ROOTI KAPRA AUR MAKAN since past 40 odd years

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  • Feb 27, 2012 - 9:34AM

    Yes PTI can do this only ! Any thing can be possible, only we need blessing by Allah.

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  • Sangeen Khan
    Feb 27, 2012 - 9:44AM

    I heard his speech.The 19 was a slip of tongue.He meant to say 90 for both.That’s what he has been saying for quite a while now.I hope no one starts criticizing him on the 20th day of his government.

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  • well-wisher
    Feb 27, 2012 - 9:52AM

    Imran Khan is a dream merchant who should be backed for dreaming big things for well-being of Pakistan. A person who dreams big can only achieve the same one day irrespective of the time frame stated by him. Best wishes to Imran for fulfillment of his dreams.

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 27, 2012 - 9:58AM

    C’mon guys give him a chance… atleast he is better than the current lot of politicians. If he is not going to end corruption he is certainly going to lower it… GO GO IK…

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  • pervaiz memon
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:17AM

    Non serious attitude .

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:17AM

    You will by the grace of Allah.

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  • umair
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:31AM

    PTI will end corruption in 19 days, terrorism in 90 days: Imran Khan in ” Energy from Crisis to Solutions”

    Lol… and where is solution?

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:41AM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.Imran Khan must be given a chance to prove his claims and statements and see how much more he is true,trustworthy and practical in his words or he also is playing tricks with the nation as the other politicians have been taking from a long time but unfortunately and unluckily the other politicians gave hypocritical statements and badly failed to prove their statements true and practical.The most especially importantly Pakistan has been the test laboratory of all kinds of politicians.

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  • corruption
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:50AM

    what a joke ! I aint going any where !

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  • Bilal Irfan
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:52AM

    Imran Khan the only hope of Pakistan. We need heros in our government not the Prisoners who have already looted pakistan

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  • aam adami
    Feb 27, 2012 - 11:07AM

    @Ahsan:

    I hope your optimism prevails. Everything is possible to a young, enthusiastic mind and that unfortunate experiences of growing makes one a cynic, doubtful. I would hate to know you joined us(cynics) on 20th day post-election.

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  • Saad Ullah
    Feb 27, 2012 - 11:12AM

    Best of Luck Imran Khan! We are ready to give u the chance to do it!

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  • Imran
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:46PM

    You cannot eliminate corruption in Pakistan. Pakistanis are corrupt to their bone, rich, poor, or middle class. Sad but true.

    We all want others to stop being corrupt, but not ourselves. Become the change you want to see in the society. If Pakistanis do not want corruption in their society, they should stop being corrupt and stop tolerating it in their midst.

    Tolerating corruption legitimizes it.

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  • Reality
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:48PM

    @Ch Allah Daad:

    He will do what Sharif brothers cant do for the people of Pakistan. Dengue, fake medicines and strike by young doctors are the gift from Khadim-e-Aala

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  • Hadi Ansari
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:52PM

    Please read the small prints appearing after magical letters 19days and 90days which I think starts like! “Terms and conditions apply”. Good luck.

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  • Nilofar
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:57PM

    @Curious: ET did not cook up this story. IK really said all these things. Don’t shoot the messenger if you don’t like the news.

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  • Wasim
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:11PM

    Have we ever thought that why every government which comes into power soon after taking oath starts appointing its own people in all government enterprises and state run institutions?These direct appointees are given targets to fill the coffers of the executive through illegal means. In simple words it is mafia style governance, every area is sold and every area don is given tarts to achieve.
    Its not hard to end such corruption, all you need is an honest chief executive who does not have a goal to fill up his swiss bank accounts. And a party which raises its funds directly from the people not through illegal means so that when it comes into power it doesn’t have to take kickbacks or extortions to keep the party going.

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  • Nilofar
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:40PM

    @junaid atique: Get rid of corruption in 19 days??
    That statement sounds ludicrous even by Khan’s own standards ! The man is getting carried away with the success of his ‘jalsas’. I welcome Mr.Khan and I think Pakistan needs change but I feel IK is getting too egotistic.

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  • Iron hand
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:55PM

    He’ll end corruption in 19 day, end terrorism in 90 days, and start blaming foreign conspiracies in 7 days for not being able to end terrorism or corruption as promised!

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  • Feb 27, 2012 - 2:39PM

    Whatever IK

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  • Bilal Irfan
    Feb 27, 2012 - 2:47PM

    Wakeup everyone what option do we have.. PPP /PML N.. they have already ruined our country. Please speak up for the change. IK the only hope we have.Recommend

  • Umair Asghar
    Feb 27, 2012 - 4:27PM

    May be he wanted to say 9 !

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  • Shahid
    Feb 27, 2012 - 4:37PM

    @Ahsan Mlk: Get up please, don’t see dreams in daylight. This is the very cruel fact that corruption has increased after every promise to eradicate corruption. As I have been watching Pakistan politice since last 40 plus year, I don’t belive that cooruption can be uprooted from pakistan even in 19 years. As most of IK supporters are young ones and belong to mummy dady group, they don’t know the buerocrancy, without greasing right balms in 19 days you cannot get your bill passed, we are told that corruption will eradicated.

    However, please give IK a chance

    Ik wa’da aur sahee:

    Bhutto’s Roti, Kapra aur makan
    Zia’s Islam
    Juduciary movement claim that after restoration of judiciary all problems of pakistan problem will be solved and ‘Dharti ho gi mann ke jesi’

    and now
    Corruption eradication in 19 days
    Terrorism ka khatma in 90 days

    Quaid-e-azam Zindabad
    Pakistan Zindabad

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  • Sanjay
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:00PM

    The end will be forever or will there be a restart on 20th and 91st day respectively??? He is silent on that.

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  • Ahsan Mlk
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:11PM

    @Shahid:

    40 years…which is why revolutions are only lead by young people. You had your time sir, now sit and watch “mummy daddy” people do what you couldn’t in 40 years from your couch :)

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 27, 2012 - 7:07PM

    If corruption ends in 19 days, the people will die of suffocation in a corruption-free country on 20th day. Pakistanis just don’t know how to do things honestly.

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  • Feb 27, 2012 - 7:31PM

    plz imran bhai be practical

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  • jagjit sidhoo
    Feb 27, 2012 - 7:31PM

    @meekal ahmed: I dont know why you underestimate what a honest man at the top can do maybe it is because we in the sub-continent have had dishonest men at the top since 1947 . If we have had a honest man at the top the power center has been elsewhere so he has been in effective.Just imagine what a honest man who does not have look over his shoulder can achieve.Small things can make a big difference take for example if everyone is educated ,motivated and if need be coerced into demanding a bill for every purchase that you make pl think what a impact it would have on the country’s economy.

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  • Lt Col Imtiaz Alam (retd)
    Feb 27, 2012 - 8:05PM

    Mere claims are not enough. I have said it before & will say it again. The PTI must give out a Road Map of all its claims if it wants to win the Elections and change the face of Pakistan. It needs burning the night oil, brainstorming and give clear cut solutions to our problems. The Foreign Policy on Afghanistan & US is full of holes. Mere saying that we will be shoot down the Drones, Stop the Supply is not enough. What will happen next. What will be your Policy vis a vis the US. Are you prepared to face the Unilateral Sanctions by the US & Europe. What if the ISAF decides to take you on.Are you prepared for the War. What is your take on Mullah Umar. Lots of questions have to be deliberated & answered. Do not just fire in the Air.

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  • yajsingh
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:07PM

    To his critics – Imran Khan said 19 and 90days and did not say immediately after forming government; so i guess Pakistani’s should wait until four & half years of his rule.

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  • NK
    Feb 28, 2012 - 1:08AM

    When IK makes ridiculous statements like this, is when I become ever more convinced that he is just another politician. Pakistans problems are deep-rooted and complex, they will never be solved in a matter of days by anyone.

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  • Northern Lights
    Feb 28, 2012 - 4:01AM

    You can laugh all you want, but just remember that the Shaukat Khanum hospital was also ridiculed as an impossibility back in the day. Imran Khan may be a dreamer, but he will do his damndest to translate his dreams into brick and mortar, which is more than most of us will even attempt.

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  • Feb 28, 2012 - 3:05PM

    Those who do no want to see will keep on saying that PTI does not have any solutions or agenda. I wonder what the critics will come up with now

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  • Sheraz
    Feb 28, 2012 - 3:26PM

    End of Corruption in 19 days and terrorism in 90 days!! waaaaaoooohhhhhh!

    Imran Khan I will be waiting for the Abraa Kadaabraa! :p

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  • IFTIKHAR-UR-REHMAN
    Feb 28, 2012 - 3:55PM

    Hahahahahahahahahaha,what a joke!!!!

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  • Naveed
    Feb 28, 2012 - 4:14PM

    Will let u know..dont cry [email protected] Amused:

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  • Mirza Zulfiqar Baig
    Feb 28, 2012 - 5:01PM

    I totally support PTI, however these numbers seem like lucky numbers and not real numbers..

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  • Mirza Zulfiqar Baig
    Feb 28, 2012 - 5:05PM

    Khan Sahib, after listening statement from any politician, people think too much, so please think 100 times before you commit anything to the people….

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  • Nasir
    Feb 29, 2012 - 5:29PM

    Khan saab please act your age – you are not a 4 year old

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  • Ammar
    Feb 29, 2012 - 10:32PM

    @Pervaiz Lodhie:
    Actually Pakistanis are dumb, because they vote for corrupt leaders in every election.

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  • Mogambo
    Mar 11, 2012 - 1:27AM

    Politics = Promises made are meant to be broken…

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  • Mar 11, 2012 - 1:22PM

    Hahahahaha, really dramatic change it will be.

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  • KiJ
    Mar 11, 2012 - 1:57PM

    Uprooting corruption means, kicking out corrupt/incapable key high-ups and installing a new breed of honest and relevant professionals in their places (with a definite trickle down effect) and that can probably be done in 1 day through an Executive Order… 19 days is way too many for me!!!

    Calm down folks!

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  • Bilal Irfan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 2:38PM

    All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil..
    IK please stop helping this nation, we as a nation have become so corrupt that we will never support and we don’t care if our children are dying of hunger or without shelter or we are destroying or looting or motherland.

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