PTI-led govt will prioritise Kashmir problem: Imran Khan

Published: November 15, 2012
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PTI chairman says he will solve the problem through dialogue as military solutions have failed in the past. PHOTO: QASIM USMAN/FILE

PTI chairman says he will solve the problem through dialogue as military solutions have failed in the past. PHOTO: QASIM USMAN/FILE

MIRPUR: The first foreign policy issue the PTI-led government will solve is the Kashmir problem, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday.

Speaking to a gathering in Mirpur, Imran said his government will solve the problem through dialogue as military solutions have failed in the past.

“Both the countries [Pakistan and India] have been spending their wealth on weapons instead of investing in their people,” Imran said.

Speaking about the problems faced by Kashmiri people, Imran said the solution to the region’s problems should come from the people living here.

Referring to his discussion with former foreign ministers who are now a part of his party, Imran said he was told that the Kashmir issue was discussed in detail and the two countries were close to solving it.

However, he said, the current government has put the issue on the back burner.

The PTI chairman also applauded the people of Kashmir who are now living abroad but are still fighting for the cause.

Rule of law

Blaming the absence of rule of law for all the wrongs, Imran said Pakistan has a different law for the rich and a different law for the poor.

“The big robbers are granted with NRO and the poor are jailed,” he said.

Imran said the problem with Karachi is also linked to the weak law in the country.

Fight against terrorism

Reiterating his stance on the war fought in Pakistan’s tribal areas, Imran said he will take Pakistan out of this foreign war as it is the only solution to maintain order in the country.

“The tribal fighters have waged a war against our army because they see our soldiers as fighting for the US,” he said, adding that once Pakistan Army pulls out, the tribal people will fight the militants themselves and win the war against terrorism.

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Reader Comments (93)

  • Zaffar
    Nov 15, 2012 - 4:58PM

    Change history NOW, elect IK otherwise be history forever

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  • Jibran
    Nov 15, 2012 - 4:59PM

    Prioritize Kashmir Problem? We are looking for someone who will prioritize Pakistan’s Problems.

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  • harsh
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:05PM

    inshallah pti is the only party and imran tiger khan will bring peace and prosperity to whole pakistan plaease please please vote for PTI

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  • Ashraf P
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:12PM

    The Kashmir problem is one that has no solution which is acceptable to both sides. A waste of time really. Status quo is the only option.

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  • saeed
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:12PM

    If people of Pakistan want to secure the future of there children and grand children then for GOD sake vote for PTI…vote for this man and party once….give them one chance..why..why we have to try same thing again and again and wait for some thing different to happen..PPP and PMLN are the two sides of the same coin…there is no difference between them….utho meri dunya k garibon ko jaga do..khak-e-umra k dar-o-diwar hila do…Stand up…and vote for PTI..

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  • BlackJack
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:14PM

    Brilliant! Maybe he also wants to share his proposal so that we don’t have to take too long to get back to him?

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  • Noor
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:14PM

    Hoping for better inshallah

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  • ALI
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:16PM

    IK is the last hope for young people of Pakistan! As we hope to get rid of Rulling Junta of PPP and PML-N by IK.

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  • Karim Azizi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:16PM

    “The big robbers are granted with NRO and the poor are jailed,” he said.

    Dead On.

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  • Fahad Khan
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:19PM

    Tsunami has hit Kashmir.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:24PM

    A failed show! They had more people on stage than on ground…..tsk tsk tsk.

    “The tribal fighters have waged a war against our army because they see our soldiers as fighting for the US,”

    What exactly does the aforementioned statement means? Why is IK who is glorified by his half educated Junior High drop-outs to be a near perfection of “Invictus” someone who is renowned for his intrepidness, braveness, lion-heartness, candor ; a person who can dodge the police and jump off a 10 feet wall – why is such a brave heart always trying his best to discern things as a “Third Party” and not showing enough guts to say himself that our soldiers are indeed fighting as mercs for the US. Is he afraid to antagonize the Khaki clad brigade by saying this instead of quoting things on behalf of the tribal fighters?

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:29PM

    Imran Khan where have you been all this time ? Do you mean to say Pakistan has not prioritized Kashmir yet ? Pakistanis eat, drink, breathe Kashmir 24 hours a day, 7 days a week how can you prioritize it any more ? The very first thing the state of Pakistan did after being born in 1947 was to cast its evil eye on Kashmiris and launch your tribal militias and army to attack it an brazen, shameless attempt to capture it. And your state is at it to this date.

    This is an obsession that, like termites will eat you up from your insides.

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  • sam
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:30PM

    big guy!

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  • G. Din
    Nov 15, 2012 - 5:39PM

    “Fools fearlessly step where Angels fear to tread”

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  • ahmad
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:01PM

    Creators and generals must be very happy with IK now. Who wants Kashmir. We are loosing Pakistan…..,.this is utter nonsense

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  • rajeev
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:06PM

    But what is his solution to the Kashmir problem? Should he not tell people prior to election as to how he proposes to solve the problem?

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  • Blithe
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:06PM

    Is that what he has been telling Indian media ?!?!

    I want sincere efforts to solve Kashmir, not duplicitous efforts

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  • amjid
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:11PM

    Please Vote to PTI

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:12PM

    Another bad news for the folks with empty upper decks overwhelmed by cobweb….Election Commission has just nullified and struck down 1.9 million voters from the electoral lists as these voters have died….may the departed souls R.I.P and so does PTI; it was good knowing y’all.

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  • ali
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:14PM

    Love you Imran!!!

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:16PM

    @Jat:

    Jat ji, your country has an assorted cast of politicians to contend with. Can you perhaps look into the possibility of importing a Half Baked wannabe from Pakistan? He can lie so incessantly that at the end of the day he would sound like Mother Theresa. Kindly do us a favour, will ya!

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  • Abdul Khan
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:17PM

    @Adnan Sidique, NAWAN AYAN AYE SONIYA…..

    I think Mariam is spending goood money

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  • rp
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:24PM

    tada kashmir tada sada kashmir sada simple solution

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:29PM

    @Abdul Khan:

    Been around for a long time buddy you perhaps just got a jolt now. As for money, at least I am not being funded by Zakat and Endowment intended for the poor and downtrodden patients of Short-Cut Khanum Memorial Hospital.Recommend

  • karma
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:30PM

    Kashmir problem? There are three parties. Kashmiris, Pakistan & India. No solution that’s acceptable to all three.

    So, all three have to compromise. Pakistan will have to compromise not to get the entire state of J&K and provide autonomous status to it’s Kashmir. India have to do the same, and give some tangible autonomy to Kashmir valley, perhaps by separating Jammu making it a state within India.

    Kashmiri’s will have to live with limited autonomy on either side of soft border. Autonomy should not permit religious laws in Indian side (to protect minorities), and Defense, Currency, Telecom & foreign policy won’t be part of autonomy.

    If even this isn’t acceptable, then the status-quo continues for another generation.

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  • Nitin Gandhi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:33PM

    Kashmir,India, US, West, islam………

    talk something other than these points… i know these cards are very safest one.

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:34PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi: “@Jat:
    Jat ji, your country has an assorted cast of politicians to contend with. Can you perhaps look into the possibility of importing a Half Baked wannabe from Pakistan?”

    hahaha ! Adnan ji, a Laalu Yadav or a Jayalalitha will chew him up and spit him out in no time. I suggest Myanmar where democracy has just started taking roots.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:34PM

    He has lost momentum and could lose his own seat. Dreaming is the best thing he can do now.

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  • mian khaliq
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:35PM

    PTI zindabad

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  • indian
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:40PM

    imran khan wants a solution to kashmir problem??lol…..the fact is we wont give up an inch of our land….he cant force us to do give up even an inch of land……problem continues…………

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  • B
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:42PM

    How is he going to get the part of Kashmir that has been given to China. Throw nuclear weapons on China?

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  • Super Star
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:43PM

    There is no solution to the Kashmir Problem. Pak wants no less than an Islamic Kashmir annexed to it. India will not buudge an inch from its current position. Nobody in the world is going to support Pak position on Kashmir given the state that it is in right now, its treatment of the Baloch and of course its record on its minorities. Plus given what is happening in Muslim countries around the world who would want another Islamic state to add to the headache the existing ones already give. See whats happening in Algeria Syria Afghanistan and Pak. A solution is a pipe dream which Pakistan and some in Kashmit still believe in. Best way is make the LOC a permanent International border and continue with the status quo

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  • Taimoor
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:47PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Too bad you couldn’t even get a junior high education. Using “big” words doesn’t make you a genius.

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  • It shouldn't
    Nov 15, 2012 - 6:56PM

    I think this guy will be kicked away by military very soon.LOL

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  • Nov 15, 2012 - 6:56PM

    He is a man with brave heart,strong will,straight-forwardness,courage and glory.
    He is the Leader.
    Though i fail compell my fellows but mine vote goes for himRecommend

  • imran abdullah
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:02PM

    This is the last hope of us (kashmiri,s). we know pakistan has so many internal problems..we just want stable pakistan,obvoiusly we will be benifitted…being a kashmiri i know how india is exploiting kashmiri…how india nowadays bringning non-locals here to settlle them here, how young people are kidnappned here, and no one knows were they are…please it is our request to all my muslim pakistani brother,s an sisters to pray for us so that we get freedom from indian dogs…

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  • imran abdullah
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:04PM

    This is the last hope of us (kashmiri,s). we know pakistan has so many internal problems..we just want stable pakistan,obvoiusly we will be benifitted…being a kashmiri i know how india is exploiting kashmiri…how india nowadays bringning non-locals here to settlle them here, how young people are kidnappned here, and no one knows were they are…please it is our request to all my muslim pakistani brother,s an sisters to pray for us so that we get freedom from indian dogs…Recommend

  • Prakash
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:04PM

    There is no problem, however simple, that doesn’t become complex when looked at from the right angle.
    Dream on, IK.

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:04PM

    @Zaffar: “Change history NOW, elect IK otherwise be history forever”

    Have you been sleeping too, just like your leader ? The history was changed long time back by the Godfathers of Imran Khan. Just look at the history books being used in Pakistan schools.

    Try to come up with some new bright ideas – changing history books, prioritizing Kashmir, having talks with Taliban, these have all been tried unsuccessfully. Is this how you will bring change, by following all the failed and stale policies of your establishment ?

    Kucch tou sharam karo yaar !

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:12PM

    @BlackJack: “Maybe he also wants to share his proposal so that we don’t have to take too long to get back to him?”

    He will do that through Track IX diplomacy. I am worried though, where in India will we find negotiators who have reached “ninth degrees of separation”.

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  • saima siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:16PM

    My husband is so depressed today…after news coverage showing record number of people in PTI jalsa in Kashmir he has been sitting in front of the TV crying…even on the web no one is liking his recommendations. I said to him, dont worry, PMLN can also do a big jalsa in Kashmir…he just started slapping his bald head and crying more and said “dont you understand, PMLN is only north punjab party!”

    Please advise on what I can do to cheer him up?

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  • saima siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:17PM

    Love you IK :)

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  • Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:27PM

    @Jibran:

    By prioritizing he means that the issue of kashmir will be one of the first few issues he will address….and for your kind information Kashmir is an integral part of Pakistan. The issue of Kashmir is the issue of Pakistan!

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  • Hunza
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:27PM

    Oh I see hundreds of thousands of people in his Jalsa lol!!!!!!

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:32PM

    @saima siddiqi: “Love you IK :)”

    oh oh here come the lovebirds. The lady professes false love for IK to make her husband jealous in the fond hope of getting more love from him.

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  • 1971
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:32PM

    now we reached at ground zero again- pakistan leaders and pakis, time change, but no change. no difference between IK and ZH.

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  • Zohaib
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:33PM

    jhoota ha, he will back track as he did in local body system situation in SINDH. first he supported the system but than back tracked. Imran khan doesnt have any vision of his own, he just go with the popular voice and change his stances like a leaf in wind

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  • Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:36PM

    @saima siddiqi:

    Aik chamach PTI sharbat roz subha, dopahar aur shaam pilaayein (Imran khan ke talk shows, one-to-one interviews and press conferences dikhaein) ….InshAllah Taala 2013 ke General Elections ke results anounce hothe hee (PTI ki jeet announce hothe hee) aap ke husband khush-o-khurram nazar aayeinge (pahle se bhi ziada!). Kyunke thab thak aap ke husband PML-N ko bhula chuke honge aur PTI ko apne dil-o-damagh mein utaar chuke honge.

    I could have written it in English but Urdu was best for this!

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  • gp65
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:37PM

    Sure. He will prioritize education (education emergency), load shedding, tax generation, corruption, extremism/radicalization and now Kashmir.

    When everything is a priority, nothing is s priority

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:39PM

    @B: “How is he going to get the part of Kashmir that has been given to China. Throw nuclear weapons on China?”

    He will bowl a “Teesra” and knock down the wickets of India, China and America in one go.

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  • Shakeel N
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:40PM

    @Jibran: don’t be mean and self. If you were Kashmiri and living in Kashmir, would you still say this?? Don’t think yourself always, think about others too.

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  • Hammad
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:41PM

    @ Saima,

    Please accept my sympathy for your Husband but now this is the done deal for PTI and Pakistan, One can use state money and Media help to defame a rising party but one can not change people’s heart.
    Dear sister you are not alone. Your story is so common in PMLN voters households now.

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  • Eyeing Propaganda
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:43PM

    So today PTI has conducted big gathering in all parts of Pakistan now. This already shows that PTI is emerging as a national party. MQM … u have got some serious lessons to learn coz u have been trying hard to go national but u remain no more than a city party !!

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  • Shakeel N
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:47PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Your is wrong-spelled. It should be “Adnan Siddiqui”. In English the letter “u” is must after “q”.

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:49PM

    @saima siddiqi: “My husband is so depressed today…Please advise on what I can do to cheer him up?”

    I have some sure shot solutions, but I don’t think moderators will approve those :)

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  • Asad
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:53PM

    @Jat: Buddy its funny you an obsessed troll who spends all day rabidly browsing Pakistani news sites is giving lecture on IK’s obsession with solving Kashmir issue. Same goes for you @Adnan Siddiqi poor PML-N troll getting convulsions everytime any article is printed about PTI if IK and PTI is such a non issue for you why do you even bother to spend your time writing long paragraphs with big words to make it up for some sort of inferiority complex.

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  • Shakeel N
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:55PM

    Love you IK! You are our last hope!

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  • nrmr44
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:03PM

    “……… on the war fought in Pakistan’s tribal areas, Imran said he will take Pakistan out of this foreign war …….. ”
    Interesting! So the Pakistan Army will finally be reporting to the Government?
    Might be worth electing Imran Khan to power on that one ground alone!

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:24PM

    @Hunza:

    Look closer my boy – the whole of AJK and even the Kashmiris from the Occupied Territories crossed the LOC and submitted themselves to CHANGE and Soo-Nami. The rate at which Soo-nami is peaking; every living being on planet earth would end up becoming a vote/supporter/donor of PTI in not time.

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  • Hassan
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:26PM

    @ Jat Do you hvae anything else in life than trolling anti IK?

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  • ExposingLies
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:31PM

    Don’t you Indians have your own papers to comment on???

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:34PM

    To the cult followers and humble disciples of the reincarnation of Lord Krishna otherwise in its earthly form called “Imran Khan.” Please review the news in the link below and advise as to how a PTI-led government (elected in Lala Land) would solve the Kashmir issue when the erstwhile Hazrat Mufti Allama Imran Khan himself issed an edict back in Nov. 2011 that the Kashmir issue should be put on the “back burner” until trust is built:

    http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2011/Nov/14/build-trust-put-kashmir-on-back-burner-imran-khan-45.asp

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:39PM

    @rajeev:

    My dear, this is the quality that our Holy Father Imran Khan posses. He does not need to explain to us mortals and sinful creatures as to “How” he would go about fulfilling the promises he makes. According to his subjects who blindly follow him like a sheep herd, the mere words of thou Pope Imran Khan are good enough to be taken on their face value. Hence, please don’t commit blasphemy by asking as to “How” IK would solve the Kashmir issue.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:42PM

    @Shakeel N:

    “Your is wrong-spelled. It should be “Adnan Siddiqui”. In English the letter “u” is must after “q”.”

    If it was pun, I surely did not get.

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:43PM

    @Asad: “@Jat: Buddy its funny you an obsessed troll who spends all day rabidly browsing Pakistani news sites”

    Errr how do you know what I do all day ? Have you been stalking me ? You really should get a life. Am getting a little nervous with your abnormal fixation with me…

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  • Tahir Alyana
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:48PM

    We love u khan.

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  • Zaffar
    Nov 15, 2012 - 8:50PM

    @Jat:
    Dream On -you & your party (whichever) will soon become history. Just add up the Recommendation stats above to understand the interest in IK. *You are the reason we will have the people’s tsunaimi to wipe out the “old culture”

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  • Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:05PM

    @Jat:

    Why you are so obsessed about the part of Kashmir we have given to China. I dont know how true is that bur for argument sake, its our Kashmir! We can do whatever we want to do with it!

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  • Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:07PM

    @gp65:

    When every thing needs to be fixed then every thing becomes priority as well!

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:11PM

    @Asad:

    “@Adnan Siddiqi poor PML-N troll getting convulsions everytime any article is printed about PTI if IK and PTI is such a non issue for you why do you even bother to spend your time writing long paragraphs with big words to make it up for some sort of inferiority complex.”

    You can treat your nauseous state by:

    Don’t hate the Playa……Hate the Game :D

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:12PM

    @Hassan: “@ Jat Do you hvae anything else in life than trolling anti IK?”

    You another stalker like this thing Asad ? I am becoming as popular as Nusrat Javed and Sana Bucha !

    Waise one suggestion for PTI trolls – your frustration and fears are beginning to show…

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  • thor
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:17PM

    There is a difference between headline & the news.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:20PM

    @Jat:

    Jat Ji, do y’all have social workers moonlighting in India as politicians? If such “Talk First Think Later” types do exist in India as well, how do you folks end up putting up with their troll brigades?

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  • AS
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:22PM

    @Zaffar:
    yes sir IK will be history inshallah

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:46PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi: “@Jat:
    Jat Ji, do y’all have social workers moonlighting in India as politicians? If such “Talk First Think Later” types do exist in India as well, how do you folks end up putting up with their troll brigades?”

    Adnan ji, we have politicians, socialites and rich entrepreneurs becoming social workers. This phenomenon of “cricketer > playboy > gambler > womanizer > commentator > social worker > deep state agent > politician > geo-politician > philosopher > Magician” is unique to Pakistan and you will have to find an internal solution for this affliction.

    Sorry about not being able to help you on this.

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  • thor
    Nov 15, 2012 - 9:46PM

    @Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq:
    Select your priority wisely.
    Your backyard is in fire..

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  • Babbarsher Khan
    Nov 15, 2012 - 10:03PM

    He will solve the first ” foreign policy issue” of Kashmir, he will reunite Bangladesh with the Purelland which is the second foreign policy problem and last but not the least he will solve the legitimacy of Durand Line by making Afghanistan 5th province of Pakistan. After doing all these great acts he will make sure that Palestine also gets a homeland west of Jordan river. Apna Kaptaan aql-mand hai!

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  • sabi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 10:31PM

    Both the countries [Pakistan and India] have been spending their wealth on weapons instead of investing in their people,” Imran said.
    Typical establishment language to keep the status quo intact (na no mann tael na radha nache gi).This should be an eye opener for PTI supporters.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 15, 2012 - 10:49PM

    Sing something else. Other polticians have sung this Pakka Raag for many years.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 10:59PM

    @sabi:

    Don’t matter if the eyes of PTI supporters are shut solid and they are content with their deep state of inertia and slumber. The major chunk of the sane population of Pakistan would lock this phony revolutionary inside a “Naswar Ki Dabbi” and ship it overnight to the Goldsmith estate in Kiddington Hall, Oxfordshire.

    Inshallah!

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  • Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq
    Nov 15, 2012 - 11:02PM

    @thor:

    I have full faith in him! He said its his priority…but didnt say if its first, second or third on his priority list….I am sure he will cope with it! Give Imran Khan a chance and see yourself!

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  • Asad
    Nov 15, 2012 - 11:13PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi: pls go and vote for you Khalifa Hazrat Nawaz RaiWIND wali sarkar who is preparing LeJ and LeT to solve the Kashmir problem and stop your obsessive ramblings here you are just embarrassing your self.

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  • Kamran Naqvi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 11:21PM

    Imran Khan tries to improve his tarnished image after flop show on Taliban in Waziristan and USA.

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  • Jat
    Nov 15, 2012 - 11:22PM

    @Saeed swabi: “He is a man with brave heart,strong will,straight-forwardness,courage and glory”

    Swabi saab, did he forget to take all these along on the “peace drive” to North Waziristan ? Why did he turn tail and returned from Tank ? Did he reach and survey all those places where drone strikes had taken place ? Did he visit the homes of the so-called drone victims ? Did he show all the firangi journalists the “real truth” behind drones by taking them to the border areas of North Waziristan ? What exactly did he achieve except for blowing his own horn ? Bhompoo ?

    Did this man with strong heart and strong will not know beforehand the security situation in South and North Waziristan ? If he was even half the man you are trying to portray he would have shown determination and reached North Waziristan.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 15, 2012 - 11:48PM

    @Asad:

    Buddy, the more you come here and yap inanely; the more you end up looking like a perfect candidate for a compound which is a mixture of Burnol and Valium. My advise is for you to take a pill and beam yourself back to Lala Land. At least in Lala Land IK is the perpetual PM and President for life and y’all can just sit back and marvel at his “Beauty.” Back in the real world, state of affairs are mighty depressive and schizophrenic for all of y’all.

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  • Liaqat
    Nov 16, 2012 - 12:16AM

    @Jibran:
    he said in the international affair.. Kashmir will be the priority..

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  • Abid Baloch
    Nov 16, 2012 - 12:58AM

    100% agree with Zaffar, comment at the top.

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  • Jat
    Nov 16, 2012 - 1:41AM

    @Liaqat: “@Jibran:
    he said in the international affair.. Kashmir will be the priority..”

    But Liaqat brother, all his affairs are international !

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  • Raj Sharma
    Nov 16, 2012 - 8:04AM

    @karma:

    Sorry to but in, but there is also another party which prefers to remain inconspicuous and that is China whom Pakistan has, unlawfully, given a chunk of Kashmir that has also caused a great deal of distress to Kashmiris of India. I have many Kashmiri friends who see little or no hope for their cause if Pakistan continued to support it. The majority of Kashmiris, with the exception of a handful of radical elements who get money and other support from Pakistan, are happy with their integration in India where they regularly participate in elections and also benefit from generous government development aid, not to mention the revenue that the surge in tourism from India and abroad is bringing in. There are, naturally, a few disgruntled elements who incite people to take to protests and stone throwing, all of which seem to have been orchestrated by Pakistan. It would be interesting to know how Kashmiris living in that part of Kashmir under Pakistani control live. We know that PoK even has a Kashmiri “Prime Minister” who seems lost and does not know where he actually belongs. India’s Kashmiris enjoy full freedom and are very vocal in criticizing the state government and the central government in Delhi, in keeping with the tenets of a thriving democratic state. Kashmiris say that all is not well with their brethren living under Pakistani control. As far as Mr. Imran Khan is concerned, his rhetoric is raising unrealistic hopes amongst the people. Mr. Khan knows very well that the only solution to the Kashmir problem, which has been used for 65 years by successive Pakistani leaders as a populist vehicle to gain support from the people, is to accept the present status quo, but it is doubtful if India would agree in the present mood. There is total disenchantment amongst Indians in dealing with Pakistanis — you can easily sense this when you read comments by the proliferating Indian readership in the media not only in India but also outside the country — because of the latter’s perilous denial-and-deception game which is coming to haunt Pakistan now. Mr. Khan wants to succeed where history has shown that the complex Kashmir situation defies solution. Mr. Khan, who is playing to the gallery, should first try to uplift the quality of life of the average Pakistan; it is a monumental task because the country is deeply mired in an economic mess, law and order are huge problems, foreign debts are extremely high and, in short, there is a doomsday mood about Pakistan, inside and outside the country. Pakistani analysts are no longer averse to finding a status quo solution, the best option on Kashmir. However, what do you to the real estate illegally given to China? That should also be included in every discussion on the subject.

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  • himayoun
    Nov 16, 2012 - 8:15AM

    imran has the best vision about solving kashmir issue

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  • Nov 16, 2012 - 9:23AM

    Too all Cynics, Realists, Pragmatists, change never came through these qualities. Get ready for your first lesson in elections 2013. You will never know what hit your sofa and your laptop from which you shower your wisdom

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  • Noor
    Nov 16, 2012 - 9:47AM

    We know for sure that all political parties raise such slogans, but the only bold steps taken were by a so-called dictator Musharraf, where, if Indians were honest, we could have resolved the issue very peacefully.

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