Covering new ground: Imran Khan to address Karak, DI Khan

Published: April 21, 2013
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: RIAZ AHMED/EXPRESS

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: RIAZ AHMED/EXPRESS


All arrangements have been finalised for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) convention in Karak district on Sunday. This will be Imran Khan’s first address here.

Insaf Students Federation activists will work alongside the police to provide security at the Jail Chowk ground, which can accommodate 50,000 people.

PTI District President Gul Sahib Khan said the party chief is expected to speak to the rally participants in the afternoon.

Next stop

Imran is also scheduled to address a rally at Bisaqi Ground, DI Khan on the same day. The DI Khan police say they have made stringent security arrangements for the public gathering-at what they consider a safe venue.

The district has started planning for Election Day. Registered Afghan refugees will not be allowed to leave their camps on May 11. Retired Frontier Constabulary and Pakistan Army personnel will be hired for the next 20 days and will be paid Rs10,000 per head.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2013.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Sami Ullah
    Apr 21, 2013 - 10:20AM

    Khan I Love you.


  • Falcon
    Apr 21, 2013 - 11:06AM

    What is the logic behind this? ” Registered Afghan refugees will not be allowed to leave their camps on May 11″


  • Asif Nawaz
    Apr 21, 2013 - 11:44AM

    D.I.Khan is yours IK.


  • Khan Gul
    Apr 21, 2013 - 12:33PM

    Right in between Karak and Dera Ismail Khan districts is Lakki Marwat. Maulana Fazlur Rahman is the most favourable candidate from Lakki Marwat. It is very assuming to see IK taking singles up and down the pitch but is scared of hitting a chakka at Lakki Marwat. Since IK has already done this in constituencies in Lahore, and Karachi, this confirms that Imran Khan belives in the new PTI motto, “I don’t touch you, you don’t touch me”.


  • PTI_Supporter
    Apr 21, 2013 - 12:40PM

    Someone should send those Afghan back to their country, for Gods sake. Enough is enough!!!


  • Green Tiger
    Apr 21, 2013 - 1:24PM

    Tsunami is coming to DI Khan. Inshallah, PTI will win.


  • Voice of D.I.khan
    Apr 21, 2013 - 1:43PM

    PTI suppoter,, PTI will win inshallah form TANK N.A 25. but I don’t think Mustafa Kundi can win from D.I.Khan N.A 24. Either Senator Waqar or Molana will Win from this seat…!!


  • Mohaisin Sharif
    Apr 21, 2013 - 2:33PM

    Imran Khan should give more attention to rural areas than cities to gain more power! Really we need new and honest leadership! My request to all beloved Pakistanis to come out and vote! If not now then will be never!


  • Nawaz Sharif
    Apr 21, 2013 - 3:33PM

    PTI will win!!!


  • Nawaz Sharif
    Apr 21, 2013 - 3:36PM

    Everyone support PTI! Forget all the others- they are all corrupt! Only PTI can bring change InShaAllah!!!


  • John the Baptist
    Apr 21, 2013 - 3:46PM

    The great thing will be if PMLN is route but Nawaz Sharif wins his seat. Imran can then ask him to show his bi-partisan support by leading the sewage repair committee in Lahore to fulfil his “deep seated” desire to serve Pakistan. Nawaz’s charge will be to make sure not a single gutter remains uncovered and that no litter is blighting the streets of his constituency. Now that is a task for a true lion!

    The truth is if he wins and his party is routed, he will never show up in the assembl–he will be too weak in the knees without the support of his coterie of sycophants. Jeddah will be a safer option!


  • Abid
    Apr 21, 2013 - 4:36PM

    Pti will win in pk 22 with a lead of 20 thousand votes


  • Apr 21, 2013 - 4:44PM

    IK our new Prime Minister


  • Alamgir Khan
    Apr 21, 2013 - 8:29PM

    @Khan Gul:
    A political rally is meant to mobilize supporters, not to create supporters. If he has no support in Lakki, as you say, what is the sense in gathering people there and whom? Let us leave aside our prejudices and compare the selflessness, sincerity and preparedness of these leaders, and we shall know the difference.


  • Khan Gul
    Apr 22, 2013 - 4:23AM

    @Alamgir Khan: Come down from the skies please. My point was that IK is scared to directly confront ALL the big whigs whom he claims to get rid of in his jalsa’s. Since he is not fielding directly against Maulana Sahib, that means Maulana Sahib will also be elected into power along with the N-league big-leagues and before you know it, IK will be compelled to form coalition governments with these very people. You can leave talk of selflessness and sincerity of your leaders to 2018 elections.


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