Quetta carnage: Terrorism can be wiped out in 90 days, says Imran Khan

Published: January 13, 2013
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File photo of Imran Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

File photo of Imran Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

QUETTA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan — who arrived in Quetta on Sunday to join the protesting families of those who died in Thursday’s attack — said that terrorism “can be wiped out in 90 days.”

This is not the first time Khan has made a 90-day claim. He has previously said that the PTI can eradicate corruption in three months if voted into power.

Khan said that PTI was very clear on the matter of terrorism:

“Some terrorists can be brought to the negotiation table, while others will have to be dealt with guns.”

Khan arrived in the provincial capital to express solidarity with the protesting families, who have been staging a sit-in at Alamdar Road, where hundreds of protesters have gathered since Friday near the snooker hall that was the scene of Thursday’s twin suicide attacks, alongside 86 coffins carrying the victims’ shrouded bodies.

Khan said the incumbent government did not care about anyone, except for itself.

“There is absolutely no future of Pakistan under this government. People are fleeing Balochistan, given the current situation of security,” he said.

Khan added that the government was not doing anything, but “minting money” for financing their elections campaigns.

The PTI chief said that governor rule should be imposed in Balochistan and that, if the governor agrees, the army should be called in to control the situation.

Consoling the relatives, Khan said that the whole country was with them in this moment of grief. He said that the government of Balochistan should immediately step down.

“The ones who oppress you, inflict violence upon you are not Muslims, nor humans,” said PTI chief.

Quetta protests continue

Even 36 hours after the deaths of their loved ones, the families say they will not bury their dead unless the army takes control of the provincial capital and protects members of their sect from vigilante-style wings of extremist groups.

Banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the bombings, which took place in an area dominated by the Hazara community and killed 102 people, with over 200 wounded.

Demonstrations are expected to pour in key cities, including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

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Reader Comments (120)

  • Jenai dau
    Jan 13, 2013 - 11:55AM

    Imran Khan today you made me a PTI supporter.

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  • Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 11:57AM

    Ik keep it up

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  • My Name is Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 11:58AM

    We should think as a Pakistani, not based on any CAST. Please help these Poor people, for GOD sake, Please. Enough is Enough.

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  • Stab
    Jan 13, 2013 - 11:59AM

    The country has paid alot after the Gen.Zia, who imported this hatered from Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia just for few dollars. May God mercy on us as we are heading towards another diversion.

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  • Mudassar
    Jan 13, 2013 - 11:59AM

    Thats what we expect from you khan, our love, support and respect you as national leader standing with our Hazara brothers.

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:00PM

    And the Government will set up a Commission, just like the memogate, OBL raid, etc. / Judiciary. No report or result will ever come out from the Commission for reasons of National Interest. IK will still keep claiming that these are results of US drone strikes.

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  • M_ALI
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:01PM

    The only leader from all the major political parties who has gone to

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  • Waqar Cheema
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:01PM

    He always go for poor people.

    I wish him good luck and pray to GOD keep him safe.

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  • ManofSteel!
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:02PM

    He’s everywhere, be it drones, terrorism or floods! True Pakistani!!! We love you

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  • M_ALI
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:02PM

    The only leader among all the major political parties who has gone to Quetta to participate in their grieves, rest all the so called leaders are condemning it only on TV

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  • Concerned
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:03PM

    Time to stand united with those suffering. Tomorrow it could be us. Appreciate IK’s visit

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  • Bilal Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:04PM

    We are proud of Imran Khan. He is always there in solidarity with the most vulnerable segment of society. Only rational leader in this country.

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  • Fahim
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:04PM

    Imran Khan is a great human being!

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  • san
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:05PM

    Imran Khan you earn my respect. God bless you.

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  • xyz
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:12PM

    brave leader.Pakistan need you

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  • Jan 13, 2013 - 12:12PM

    Certainly shows who is the true leader of the nation and stands by it in its good and bad times

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  • Baset
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:14PM

    Now that’s a leader. Imran Khan the last hope for Pakistan !!!

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  • Mastuj
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:21PM

    IK = Legend. Zindabad. Zindabad.

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:23PM

    “The ones who oppress you, inflict violence upon you are not Muslims, nor humans,” said PTI chief.
    “Banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the bombings, which took place in an area dominated by the Hazara community and killed 102 people, with over 200 wounded.”
    Imran Khan is requested to explicitly and stongly condemn the militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and other militant terrorist groups.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:25PM

    Can Imran Khan will be able to convince the protesters to burry the dead bodies?

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  • Mubashir
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:33PM

    At last we have one person who is not afraid for his life… cares for the ordinary Pakistani.

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  • M Sohail
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:33PM

    Imran Khan I proud of you, being the most honest & brave leader of this selfish and timid nation (include myself. Unfortunately we don’t deserve leader like you.

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  • Jan 13, 2013 - 12:34PM

    Imran is a man with his heart in the right place. He has done tangible good for the country by constructing a cancer free treatment hospice and a university, are glorious examples of his dedication. He means what he says and the grieving families will feel a lot better when he reaches Quetta. His election star, Inshallah will rise because of his composure and sedateness.

    At the outset, he told Dr. Qadri he shares his views but will not join the long march and held onto his position. IK did not ‘flip flop’ like the MQM.

    The citizens need to caution themselves on the political interlocution between PPP and PMLN because the ‘muk muka’ will further dig Pakistan’s grave. No more ‘biradari,’ ‘caste, ‘pir” and ‘gaddi nasheen’ systems in Pakistan, please. What have they given to the citizens except hunger, poverty, disease, and damnation. People of Pakistan use your brains because there are no taxes on thinking. Salams for 2013

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  • numbersnumbers
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:36PM

    Is Herr Kaptain going to use the words “terrorist”, “TTP” , and “Taliban” in the same sentence???

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  • ADEEL
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:37PM

    Thank You Imran, Pakistan really needs to support people of hazara

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  • Fahad Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:37PM

    Imran Khan has earned my respect and my vote.

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  • Imran Haider
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:40PM

    Imran Khan, please stop confusing the people of Pakistan! The people who are killing the Shias in Pakistan are both Muslim and human. They are neither non-Muslims, nor space aliens! These sectarian killers are allied with Al-Qaeda and Taliban toward whom you have been reflecting deep sympathies for a long time. Now, please edify us on how we can negotiate with these terrorists and exactly what is left to negotiate for? Also, please do not exploit such a sobering situation of 86 unburied dead bodies lying on the street in Quetta to score political mileage against your political opponents! This would be completely unfair as you have repeatedly demonstrated a soft corner toward the very elements who caused this carnage at the first place! If you really want to express solidarity with the grieving families, openly condemn Lashkar-e-Jhangvi by name that has claimed the responsibility for the bombings! For God’s sake, please stop preaching that Pakistan should not fight the war against these terrorists or the terrorists are not Muslim.

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  • Adnan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:41PM

    Hats off to you great Imran khan …

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  • Z.Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:46PM

    “The ones who oppress you, inflict violence upon you are not Muslims, nor humans,” said PTI chief. A very long awaited comments from PTI Chief. Very well done IK. Now should show the courage to say same words on belief based atrocities committed against Ahamdies, Hindus and Christians as all citizens of Pakistan have the same right of relegious freedom.

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  • VoiceOfgilgit
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:49PM

    Thanks Imran for being the first leader to reach Queta, shame of PPP and Pmln. 100 pakistani have been killed but our government is bussy with long march stage drama.

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  • asif
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:51PM

    He has condemned lashkar e jhangvi by name. If some people still want to ignore it imran khan cannot be blamed.

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  • Saleem
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:53PM

    That is IF mr tsunami wins the elections. We all remember what happened after a dictator promised ffree and fair elections in 90 days.

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  • Muntazir
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:54PM

    If you have will, it doesn’t take even 90 days. Give them the freedom to act without fear of getting transferred or demoted and these same bureaucrats and police officers can do wonders for you. Its just that you need brave, clean and sincere people at the top of political chain.

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  • Concerned
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:54PM

    @Imran Haider: Well, he did finally admit that these terrorists need to be wiped out. I don’t know how many more lives it will take for this country to fight back. People have gone absolutely mad, and it is painful to see the country sink into deeper chaos.

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  • Zenab
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:56PM

    I dont know if Imran Khan really cares or not, but atleast he’s there. My heart bleeds for the relatives of Quetta bombing….life is getting not worth living for the poor and neglected. Please get up, make your voice heard. This is the last straw! PPP should not be voted back! ever!

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  • Baloch Insafian
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:00PM

    @Imran Haider
    What sort of propaganda master you are…He has condemned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi by taking the name as well…even go on PTI Website & you can find the condemnation there as well…Stop this crap of yours now..!

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  • Something Clever
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:03PM

    He’s really got to stop with that 90 days nonsense. It automatically requires people who support whatever it’s attached to, to associate themselves with extreme stupidity.
    Imran Khan would do well to hire someone to constantly remind him to stop talking at the half way point of any statement he’s making. Better yet, just let PTI use his name to draw people and never speak at all unless he has to and its written down for him.

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  • erudite
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:05PM

    A Muslim; against drone attacks he staged protest in Waziristan, against Shia killings he protested everywhere. This is humanity, this is Islam, above cast and creed.. what to say about other politicians….

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  • maryum
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:05PM

    For those who are supporting their loving imran khan should know that PTI members meets SSP leaders many times in last few months and share friendly words, and SSP (Lashkar Jhangvi) already take responsibility of these blasts. so i dont know what is the agenda of PTI at one side they the supporting killers and another side showing grief with families.

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  • Padishah
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:07PM

    IK is the biggest BS’er East of Suez.

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  • F Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:12PM

    Please can we come out of this 90 days politics…….just to quote from ghazi salahuddin column today……’this thursday a little of pakistan has died in quetta’…..a community is being target just because of their religious belief……lets all stand out and be heard….lets all condem this nonsense going on in quetta in particular and all of pakistan in general.

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  • Salman
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:17PM

    Imran Khan Zindabad, PTI paaindabad. He is the only hope left for Pakistan.

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  • I-umaid
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:18PM

    Keep it up IK, We all are with you

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  • Ammar
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:19PM

    @ Maryam

    Proof? Even a news link, if it was not yourself, watching PTI in contact with LJ… Hopeless

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  • Beatle
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:21PM

    A Wonder Guy !!!
    He can wipe out the corruption within ninety days. Overcome terrorism, defeat US drones, win Talebans and Afghans’ hearts and minds, set the economy straight, restore the 1973 constitution, etc etc., all within 90 days. A real wonder man.
    Afterall there is no restriction on day dreaming.

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  • Salman
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:22PM

    @maryum:

    Could you please give us the proof of your claim? Recommend

  • Yaida M
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:28PM

    Mr.Khan. You can even claim to eradicate terrorism in 9 days. Doing is something else.Recommend

  • unmet46
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:34PM

    @Imran Haider and Aijaz Haider he has openly condemned the Lashqare Jhangvi by name. The PTI’s official press release has also quoted him condemning them by name. Also he said this:

    Tragic news from Quetta. Condemn
    Lashkar e jhangvi for its genocidal
    campaign against shias particularly
    Hazaras. Where is the state? –Imran Khan (https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/289559175569235968)

    And this is not the first time he has taken Lashqare Jhangvi’s name. He took their name some years before in a press conference and then there were counter threats by the group to him (http://tribune.com.pk/story/401434/stop-targeting-hazaras-imran/- he demanded STERN action against Lashkare jhangvi then)

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  • You Decide
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:37PM

    I am not PTI official spokesperson but let me talk some common sense. One of my friend mentioned that Pakistan should not stop war on terror. Imran Khan never supported Taliban or any terrorist organisation. He always said to assess the situation and see who are the people fighting, Why are they fighting. Talk to them ask them to stop and if they don’t make army action part of bigger plan, fighting should not be the only plan. Now those who want to twist this statement have all the right to do so. My friend you have been fighting this war for 8 years. 86 dead bodies are on street after 8 years of fighting. If you want to continue fighting, support that cause but don’t teach us. You should vote for the person who supports this war like PPP who will appoint Raisani in balauchistan and we will cry for 5 years. UP TO YOU, I have no interest in who you vote for or what you support.
    – IRA was made in 1913 and because Britain used force initially, there are still IRA sects operating in Northern Ireland.
    – Tamil tigers were formed in 1976 and after 33 years they lost control
    So, if you want to continue and fight for another 33 years to see any kind of results. That is up to you
    – Al Qaeda and Taliban attacked US and US fought 2 wars in last 1 decade. Jo Biden said Taliban are not our enemies. They are talking to them for peace after fighting for 12 years.
    So, if you think peace can be achieved through fighting. That’s up to you, vote for someone who supports this war. I am not judging your arguments but just putting some facts in front of you.
    One of my friend said will imran khan convince Hazara people to bury their dead. My friend Imran Khan went there to show solidarity against government. Government who supports this war on terror by the way, PPPP “held” government should agree to demands of the families. However, government decided to show up after 4 days.

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  • lkhan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:42PM

    Imran Khan after visiting Malalah’s hospital bedside declared he would not bad mouth the taliban as they would turn upon his supporters! Each statement of this man’s shows a high level of ignorance and foolhardiness. Who has ever been able to wipe terrorism in 90 days may I ask? Is he a super human being – ask the Spaniards whether a 90 day fix was possible vis-a-vis the Basque terrorists, to this day being arrested if he does read newspapers; or study Ireland’s case as to how long it took to make their peace with the IRA… He ought to talk cricket, hold social bashes for funds for his charities at which he has done well – but stay well away from politics as he would be the ruin of Pakistan!!! Arrogance and ignorance are a dangerous combination Mr. Khan…..

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  • Hamid Imran
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:45PM

    Thanks Imran. I expect the same from Nawaz Sharif and all other political parties to express their solidarity with the bereaved people. We have to stand up to these extremists as irrespectve of the sect otherwsie these people will make the whole nation as hostage in their hands and imposed their ideology which is no where near to the islam preached by our beloved propohet (PBUH).

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  • Zulfiqar
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:52PM

    A great leader……… My vote is for PTI !!!

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  • maryum
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:59PM

    Yes i have a prove write on google azam swati of PTI meets Aurangzaib Farooqi earlier this month. as well as there are some more news available on Google.. i am student of IR and keep my eyes on all parties activities. so i am not really inspired with anyone.

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  • Salman
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:59PM

    @lkhan:
    Whatever dude. We all would still vote for IK and PTI no matter what.

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  • Qasim
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:08PM

    He will bring peace by surrendering to the same militants. That’s how 90 days. He is not only ignorant and arrogant, but also double faced. This.nation deserves him after the likes of Zardari and Mians. May Allah Have mercy on Pakistan,Amen

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  • Aysha
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:08PM

    Have mercy on the dead, it is unislamic to delay burial.

    What happened is absolutely tragic, and the protest must continue, but the dead should be treated with respect and be buried as soon as possible

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  • gp65.
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:13PM

    ““The ones who oppress you, inflict violence upon you are not Muslims, nor humans,” said PTI chief.”

    Do the Shias believe that the killers are not Muslims when LeJ actually claims responsibility?

    Imran is guilty of a logical fallacy called No True Scotsman http://www.logicalfallacies.info/presumption/no-true-scotsman/

    Sadly it is not just logic debate that is an issue here but lives of people. Denying root cause of the problem postpones problem resolution .

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  • Jan 13, 2013 - 2:14PM

    @Adnan:
    ” Hats off to you great Imran khan “…. Ther is no reason to salute IK who has gone to grieving people to gain political mileage only. i am constrained to treat him nothing but a shrewd politician. He never uttered a word against Lashkar -e Jhangvi who have claimed the responsibility or can be said audaciously took pride in killing the Shias. PTI chief skirted the condemnation by blaming the killers as non Muslims While the Killers of Shia proclaim themselves as the purest of pure and true Muslims.and their sympathizers endorse their claim .
    Try to understand to read between the lines.

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:23PM

    @unmet46: Thanks for the links. I appreciate Imran Khan’s strong stance on the issue and his statements condemning terrorists. I apologise for my ignorance.

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  • LIAQAT ALI
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:26PM

    I believe him when he says so.If not 90 days may be 180 days but if you are sincere and not ONLY power hungry you can eliminate terrorism and reduce big time corruption.

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  • sabi
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:29PM

    With whom IK will speak? Generals or mullah if both the party refuse to surrender their idealogies how will he fight army without army.Will he then invite world armies to interfere.

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  • Pakistani
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:34PM

    No disrespect to anyone, but let today not be about leaders or elections, but rather about the Hazara community, sharing in their grievances and their cause. Individuals, elections and right or wrong leaders can be judged another day.

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  • socratese
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:35PM

    I was never a PTI and Imran Khan fan but Imran’s courage and leadership in Quetta crisis has transformed me to his die hard supporter.He had guts to name and condemn Lashkar eJhangvi thugs & visit to console the berieved victims.It ll be great if he shows same courage to eliminate these killers whatever their name is like TTP,LeJ,SSP etc.

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  • Ibrahim Nadir
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:53PM

    People say you need experience to be in politics. I say you only need to know whats right and whats wrong. The basic definition of being a human being. I trust u but i wish you live long and serve this country well!

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  • salmanzq
    Jan 13, 2013 - 3:17PM

    @p r sharma: I think you have misunderstood. Imran merely meant that a good human being and a real believer in God cannot be doing these kind of atrocities. If you bother reading the comments, you’ll find a number of readers have shared links to Imran condemning the terrorist group not just now but previously as well. He’s an honest man and perhaps I may not agree with every single thing with him. However he will prove to be a good leader for Pakistan.

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  • Parvez
    Jan 13, 2013 - 3:26PM

    …..well, at least he has a brain, he can think and he has a plan. That makes him 4 steps ahead of his competition. The 4th step is, he has yet to be tested………..the others have failed.

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  • Azra Shahnaz
    Jan 13, 2013 - 3:38PM

    Nothing could be more simple than this statement! And simpletons like a simpleton!

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  • Ozymandias
    Jan 13, 2013 - 3:48PM

    @socratese:
    I agree. For this and for this alone, he has my support

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  • SurelySure!!
    Jan 13, 2013 - 3:51PM

    90 Days is fav of IK, lets try to forget

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  • Student
    Jan 13, 2013 - 3:55PM

    Enen you cant do your party election within 90days

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  • My thinking
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:04PM

    People who died in quetta are the victims of a war wage by Iran and Saudia. They both are doing proxy war in the soil of pure. Do you ever hear about such type of killing in both Iran and Saudi Arabia?They both have their own intrest and conserns but in their countries Sunis and Shias are living together peacefully.

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  • Give me hope
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:23PM

    Imran Khan is the greater than Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Jinnah, Stalin and Mao. The greatest politician of all times because he can do anything in 90 days.

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  • hassan ali
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:26PM

    We love IK we trust u vote for PTI only.

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  • Zalim singh
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:27PM

    joker.

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  • Concerned
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:33PM

    @lkhan:

    if I consolidate all the promises which Imran khan has mentioned to deliver in 90 days, Pakistan for sure be the world’s only superpower on the 91th day. We are such an unfortunate nation that not a single leader in Pakistan has any vision including the Great Khan or existing demagogues sitting in the parliament. They only way out for the Pakistan is the unity of all politicians on few common points, which should afloat above the day to day dirty politics of Pakistan. It does not matter, how frustrated we are and how corrupt and bad our politicians are we have to continue the democratic process in Pakistan.

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  • Jan 13, 2013 - 4:39PM

    @ Stab

    It was Z.A Bhutto who sowed the seeds of hate in our society.It was he who gave preference to General Zia, a three star fundamentalist general of obscurantist ideology, over 7 professional generals with brilliant war records and catapulted him to the position of Chief of Army Staff. It was again ZA Bhutto who invited Afghan warlords Gulbadin Hikmat yaar and others after the abortive uprising of Pansheer valley in Afghanistan and provided them residences with hefty amounts of stipends in Peshwar in 1973. The foundation of fundamentalism was laid by him, on which General Zia conveniently erected a super structure of hate amongst various sects. Hence, the unabated bloodshed in the country.

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  • Faqir Ipi
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:46PM

    The loss/killings of Shahzeb or 100+ Shia Hazara, is highly condemnable, but no less condemnable is the death of innocents (in thousands) in Waziristan.

    The media, NGOs, academics and so called civil society unwillingness on Waziristan Genocide is even more palpable.

    How many times have you heard any mainstream condemn the killing of Wazirs, Dawars and Mehsuds due to road blocks, food shortages and other inhumane treatment ?

    Why Waziristan victims are not shown on media just like Shia Hazara Carnage ?

    How many times has the need of a crackdown on the outfits based in Peshawar/Pindi/Islamabad who create justification for Waziristan genocide been publicly discussed?

    There is no way of knowing how Waziristan have been ravaged in our name, in name of peace, in name of Pakistan.

    Media during past 10 years have not shown fraction of killing of civilian innocents, Govt (Pesh & Islamabad) brutalities, secret assassination in Waziristan due to media black out/cover-ups.

    The Waziristan Genocide whether by Taliban, mercenaries, militias, insurgents, or by soldiers of a nation, NATO, ISAF, Drones is terrorism.

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  • Aviator
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:55PM

    IK has yet to outline exactly how he will eliminate terrorism in 90 days

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  • iD
    Jan 13, 2013 - 4:58PM

    @Aijaz Haider:
    He did! check out his tweet soon after LeJ took the responsibility

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  • MSS
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:00PM

    IK thinks like a cricket match only. You have to make so many runs to win in so many overs and you have 2 days to do it.
    This 90 days obsession (misleading the public) must stop. He is looking like an idiot who could wield a bat but is incapable of any serious thought or political debate. Corruption and terrorism cannot be wiped out in a year never mind three months.
    Going by the current situation it is looking likely that PTI have zero chances of being elected to power. So, IK can afford to say what he likes because he will not have to deliver and he knows it.

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  • observer
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:01PM

    On the one hand the Khan supports DPC and shares the dias with Malik Ishaq and ASWJ, and on the other he claims to support the poor Shia victims.

    Is there no end to such hypocrisy?

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  • Ali Farooqui
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:06PM

    Sir Imran Khan. I dont think anyone is as genuine as him. No one deserves our votes more than he does.

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  • Baseer Agha
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:16PM

    Pakistan is the most divided nation, perhaps this is the reason behind the disruption and chaos in Pakistan, and the most alarming is that the good ones though very few, has to face more critics than the most corrupt one, that same situation is here,

    i thing Pakistan should unite under One person, and that is IMRAN khan, because he is the only person who cant be sold out by any one.

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  • Vikrant
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:22PM

    It is doubtful if Imran Khan will even last 90 days in office (i.e. IF by hook or by crook he comes to “power” in the first place!) — so the claim is comedic at best…

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  • Dr Aliya Khalid
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:28PM

    Why Imran only ?…Why don’t you ask the same from heads of other political parties.?.
    …….@Aijaz Haider:

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  • ahmed41
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:35PM

    @Beatle:
    No need to give a date line of 90 days. That’s being a bit dramatic !!!

    Lets all think~~~what’s to be done about intolerance towards fellow citizens. Why is the OTHER to be killed ?

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  • Saleem
    Jan 13, 2013 - 5:54PM

    All politicians make tall claims. The people in land of pure have been fooled by such claims many times before. If they wish to be fooled yet again who is to stop them. They deserve the leaders they have chosen in the past and will choose now.

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  • Haris Chadhry
    Jan 13, 2013 - 6:11PM

    Khan: spoken light a true politician.. !

    Wait 2 days on the carnage by being quiet.. and when the media shines its bright lights on the dead bodies being laid in open sky for 2 days.. make a glaring visit to … guess what ? to do political point scoring..

    Why talk politics on such a sombre occasion ! But then again its the taliban-khan we are talking of !

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  • Salman
    Jan 13, 2013 - 6:24PM

    Geo Imran Khan. You are a true leader Pakistan deserves

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  • Nabidad Khan — Sharjah
    Jan 13, 2013 - 6:53PM

    I appreciate Imran Khan for his visit to the grieving families who are bravely protesting against Friday’s brutal terrorist attack in Quetta along with their beloved’s deceased people.
    But at the same time, it is really very disappointing for me that Mr. Khan – who is still not in power and has no hidden agreement with the powerful agencies of the country – why not openly condemn terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi by the name that has claimed the responsibility.
    I would request all powerful stake holders of the country to be open with their people and stop playing games with poor and vulnerable people of the country.

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  • Watan dost
    Jan 13, 2013 - 6:56PM

    I really do not understand his fetish about 90 days, he brings it in almost all issues.

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  • kashif
    Jan 13, 2013 - 7:14PM

    My vote is for you PTI.

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  • liked that
    Jan 13, 2013 - 7:17PM

    i decided to caste my vote for the first time and it will go to PTI,,, after I read this news!!! brave and inspirational leader!!!
    P.S: where is the honorable CJ, who takes so much interest in individual cases but is mute over the death of 100 plus innocent people???

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  • saleem
    Jan 13, 2013 - 7:21PM

    Terrorism in 90days
    Curruption in 90 days

    Economy in 90 days

    Why not make him a PM for 90 days ……….Everything will be solved in 90 days

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  • NOOR MUHAMMED
    Jan 13, 2013 - 7:36PM

    So can corruption neopotism and violence, and the sea’s are made of milk and the mountains of Swiss Cheese and my name is Napoleon, don’t live in cloud cuckoo land sir these evils are in the very fabric of our society and that fabric took sixty years to weave and will take just as long to weed these evils out, yes sir you could make a start to eliminate these evils but please give us a realistic plan.

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  • Jibran
    Jan 13, 2013 - 7:43PM

    Your name is Tahreek-i-“Insaaf”, and according to you the meaning of the justice for the victims and their families is to give amnesty to the killers?

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  • unmet46
    Jan 13, 2013 - 8:17PM

    @gp65 The Shias believe that Lej did it, so does Imran Khan and he has condemned them by name (as i have quoted above). He also condemned the Lej by name few years back in a press conference. But those Shia (and even Sunnis) don’t believe the Lej are Muslims or Human. Its not that we actually think they are some sort of “alliens” of course. But that they are not worthy of being considered Muslims or Human. Its a figure of speech, a way of saying things. You are misunderstanding the whole thing.

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  • Saleem
    Jan 13, 2013 - 8:27PM

    Mr tsunami khan just imagine for a minute that your sons are singled out because of their religion or Pakistani nationality and are shot dead in the UK. Would you call for negotiations with the murderers. Would you blame the killing of British soldiers in Afghanistan by Taliban or the abuse of UK welfare system by foreigners as the cause for the action of the murderers. Be honest and stop fooling the people and yourself.

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  • Standartenführer
    Jan 13, 2013 - 8:31PM

    @liked that: is it the responsibility of C.J always to take notices?? where is the state responsibility?

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  • Babbarsher Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:02PM

    Conjurer Kaptaan strikes back again!
    Kaptaan will solve every problem exactly in 90 days no more no less days, any takers? Now spotlight have been hijacked by Qadri, our dear leader is recycling his old phrase; kuchh naya karo yaar, yeh tum puranaa maal bech rahe ho!

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  • Ghani
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:04PM

    @Aysha: Martyrs must not be called dead, according to Quran. Do you have courage to call LeJ “un-Islamic”?

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  • ishaq
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:42PM

    blah blah blah..guys i think v got no choice.there iz no one in the field.so v have to go with imran or u have to show some one who have plans for pakistan.i think he is the one who left.Recommend

  • Was a Pakistani
    Jan 13, 2013 - 10:20PM

    And he remains delusional as he is. This extremism is within us and nt going away. It’s idiots like him who can’t see.

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  • Babloo
    Jan 13, 2013 - 10:20PM

    The idea od Pakistan is built on religion inspired hate and bigotry and will be consumed by it.

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  • J
    Jan 13, 2013 - 10:22PM

    the reason i support IK is because since 16 years he is saying we need to change the system, he is not one of those politicians who say something and after few years say something else, his vision is completely different, he wants to reform education and make a good law and order who else apart from IK is saying? no one…

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  • observer
    Jan 13, 2013 - 10:57PM

    On 12 February PTI shared dias with Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) – the reincarnation of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP)

    In the rally PTI’s Ejaz Chaudhry claimed that the spirit of change had spread through the country and how Pakistan needs to be “cleansed of America”.
    Several speakers paid tribute to Taliban leader Mullah Omar while ASWJ head Ahmed Ludhianvi claimed Pakistan did not need aid from the US and would ask ‘God’ for help.

    So the moot question is

    A. How do you save Shias while playing footsie with ASWJ and SSP?

    B. Isn’t February, 2012 to January, 2013 more than 90 days?

    Double Speak- You rule Pakistan today.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/335663/difa-e-pakistan-religious-right-delivers-verbal-punches-at-rally/

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  • ImranFan
    Jan 14, 2013 - 12:00AM

    I don’t understand Imran. For him everything can be done in 90 days. How does he come up with this magical figure? Does he think that compromising with each and everyone or just making fair laws will lead to everyone falling in line?

    And he goes to Balochistan to express hamdardi with balochis saying the entire people o fnation are with them. I doubt that entire nation is with Balochi people, otherwise they would be on the roads as the lawyers and others came out in support of Mumtaz Qadri or this new rally for 2nd Qadri, people are coming out.

    And why isn’t IK expressing condolences with Hazaras/Shias who loose about 180 a day? Will he say to them that the people of nation are with you?

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  • unmet46
    Jan 14, 2013 - 12:36AM

    @Ikhan actually you are mixing two separate statements. After Imran Khan visited Malala he condemned Taliban by name (actually the first time when he actually used their name to condemn them). Some time later, in an interview he was asked something like why he was not too outspoken about the Taliban, in reply to that he said he didn’t give “big statements” against them because of the threat to his party members being attacked. But anyway he still continued to condemn them by name. For example in reference to Malala Yousafzai’s case he said:

    “And this responsibility that the Taliban have accepted, the strongest condemnation of this would still be less, “No body by any means
    can justify this act, and I am
    astounded that they, the Taliban
    have even given a justification for
    it.That is first they did such a big wrong act and then even gave a
    justification for it, no Pakistani and
    no human being can justify this”
    Imran Khan

    (16th October 2012 -translation from Urdu-on a TV show

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  • Arindom
    Jan 14, 2013 - 12:49AM

    90-days – thats the time taken to beg and grovel and finally give in to all demands of the terrorists. thats how he proposes to do it.

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  • Ameet.Advani
    Jan 14, 2013 - 1:00AM

    we want to select through Electro Reform, other wise our corrupt govt not give choice to select you……you are only last hope our Nation…. and we don’t want give to some one else except u………

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  • Hamid Hameed
    Jan 14, 2013 - 4:06AM

    For ninety days?

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  • Syed
    Jan 14, 2013 - 4:46AM

    Imran Khan should be given a 3 month (90 days) summer internship to run Pakistan and fix all problems.

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  • Abdul
    Jan 14, 2013 - 9:12AM

    People focusing about the 90 days limit, at least he have somthing to come whit the other politicians are hiding, if not for you, for your children you have to vote for This man ore Else pakistan is finished as a country

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  • Ricky
    Jan 14, 2013 - 9:14AM

    The promise of 90 days does ring a bell. Did the worst dictator of Pakistan Gen Zia not promise elections every time he spoke and he did not give up power till he dropped from the sky but after establishing the terrorist schools. IK took out his 90 days magic wand and the elite are playing like crazy. How many 90 day periods IK had in his long political life and what has been his achievements beside one seat?

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  • DevilHunterX
    Jan 14, 2013 - 3:34PM

    So IK is suggesting mass executions of politicians, government employees, judiciary, media persons and armed forces?

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  • omair shahid
    Jan 14, 2013 - 3:39PM

    @MSS:
    people like you who doesn’t wanted pakistan success people like you who still want to vote for these parties who have destroyed Pakistan from top to bottom sure PTI is not perfect but they are better than these parties. all i can say is shame on you.

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  • omair shahid
    Jan 14, 2013 - 3:52PM

    @Ricky:
    what have the other parties who have been in power done for pakistan except destroying it almost every party is in power there now what have they done for pakistan that’s right nothing
    Imran Khan after many offers have never been in power. he deserves one chance.

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  • MUHAMMED SADIQ
    Jan 15, 2013 - 12:01AM

    Everyone knows who the perpetuators are but only Imran Khan has the guts to make an example of them so that the price of spilling innocent Pakistani blood becomes too high for them. Yes he has proven in the past that he is fearless.

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  • MUHAMMED SADIQ
    Jan 15, 2013 - 5:54AM

    IMRAN KHAN ZINDABAD, HE IS OUR IRON MAN EVERYONE KNOWS WHO THE CULPRITS ARE ONLY IMRAN HAS THE GUTS TO TAKE THEM ON HE WILL MAKE THE PRICE OF SPILLING INNOCENT PAKISTANI BLOOD TOO HIGH FOR THE KILLERS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS YES THIS SPILLING OF BLOOD CAN BE STOPPED IN 90 DAYS IF THE PERPETUATORS ARE MADE AN EXAMPLE OF, NOT IN A BARBARIC WAY AS WE WILL NOT STOOP TO THEIR LEVEL BUT HANGED SHOT OR ELECTROCUTED, IN A HUMANE WAY. AFTER A QUICK FAIR TRAIL, THAT’S MORE OF A CHANCE THEIR VICTIMS HAD.

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  • MAD
    Jan 15, 2013 - 10:57AM

    @Nabidad Khan — Sharjah: already condemned them himself using the name LEJ

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