APC resolution similar to PTI's demand for peace: Imran Khan

Published: September 9, 2013
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File photo of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: INSAF.PK WEBSITE

File photo of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: INSAF.PK WEBSITE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that the resolution of All Parties Conference (APC) was in many ways similar to the demand for “peace” pushed by PTI.

In an official statement, Khan said that this was just the beginning of the formation of a national holistic policy on counter terrorism.

He added that his meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, prior to the All Parties Conference (APC) had also proved to be satisfactory.

Khan said that political parties had shown clarity in opposing drone strikes in the Conference, stating that this would allow Pakistan to move in a clearer direction in terms of developing its counter-terrorism policy.

PTI Chairman said that taking the drone issue to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) must also be seen as one of the many policy options.

Asserting that he opposes the idea of sending military to tribal areas, he said that his meeting with General Kayani and Prime Minister Sharif had answered a lot of questions.

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:19PM

    So you have it your way IK, better not complain now.

    Good luck in your peace talks with ‘Terrorists’

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  • Uza Syed
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:19PM

    If you are claiming wisdom or even your victory, there’s no problem with it as long as this doesn’t represent voice of the very monsters who threaten us and who should ultimately be targets of our national resolve and wrath.

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  • Hammad
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:24PM

    Whatever happened to not politicking on terrorism Imran Khan? Let it be decided that your pressure led everyone to call for peace talks. If they too fail like the last 16 times, you should come to the people and accept that the whole time, you had been misleading the public for your own political benefit.

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  • csmann
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:33PM

    Did he ,in his carrier,even once mentioned TTP,much less criticize them??

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  • Imtiyaz Wani
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:33PM

    IK is a great leader and only hope for Pakistan.

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  • Imtiyaz Wani
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:36PM

    IK is a great leader and only hope for Pak

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:36PM

    Now he also deserves an International Children’s Award.

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  • Imtiyaz Wani
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:39PM

    IK is a great leader and only hope for Pak.

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  • Saima
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:41PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    In case you are unaware, Imran Khan already has the honor of being UNICEF’s first Special Sports Representative. .

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  • Qasim
    Sep 9, 2013 - 7:44PM

    IK is the only leader who wrote book on Tribal belt. His family belong to that area. He is much educated on that than to us living in Punjab or Sindh urban.

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  • Sep 9, 2013 - 8:03PM

    LoL now do something yaar… and stop crying because it makes us laugh alot.

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  • asim
    Sep 9, 2013 - 8:16PM

    These are Taliban who are hiding another breed is being nurtured by the policies of the elite mafia. The Jobless youth is suffering and few families are ruling since the creation of Pakistan.

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  • LSE
    Sep 9, 2013 - 8:53PM

    Imran Khan! U Rock Boy!! I love u & PTI!!

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  • moz
    Sep 9, 2013 - 8:59PM

    @Qasim:

    He himself has hardly ever lived in the tribal belt. There plenty of MNAs and Senators from tribal areas, he is not the only one.

    “He is much educated on that than to us living in Punjab or Sindh urban.”

    I living in urban sindh know that culture is backward. They have a literacy rate of 2% for males, and 0% for females. Tribal Areas contribute absolutely to the national economy. They are virtually under the control of the Taliban. If we can’t speak about tribal areas than he shouldn’t talk about Karachi, because he knows nothing about this city since he is not from here. It is amazing to note PTI’s dual standards. They want army in Karachi to wipe out MQM, but want to talk peace with the taliban.

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  • Amir
    Sep 9, 2013 - 9:00PM

    Praise the lord, IK is happy….

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  • yolo
    Sep 9, 2013 - 9:01PM

    @Iftikhar Khan:
    Your way? Everyone’s way.

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  • ishtiaq
    Sep 9, 2013 - 9:07PM

    IK is tired now.. its better to agree with the govt, we cant do more protests yaaaar.

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  • ali ahmed
    Sep 9, 2013 - 9:35PM

    APC accepted your demand..now you should not cry…

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  • sabi
    Sep 9, 2013 - 10:08PM

    The writing on wall is very clear,talks with taliban will fail and monster of terrorism will emerge bigger as ever.Will IK take responsibility for that failure? My guess is he will not.Its going to be hard days for this government and for the nation, trapped between pseudo intellectuals and
    terrorists.Recommend

  • Riaz Siddhu
    Sep 9, 2013 - 10:11PM

    Non of the parties tried to gain political points on this issue except this kid. Stop point scoring and start working.

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  • Zain
    Sep 9, 2013 - 10:22PM

    @csmann

    Firstly its not CARRIER, instead it CAREER.. SECONDLY you should just search some past interviews of his. HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS OPENLY CRITICISED TTP and all other faction of it. Get your records straight before misleading others. The biggest problem in Pakistan that you only know how to criticise without proofs. IK on the other hand has criticised who ever he has with proofs. All of you laughed at his white paper but for the first time some one made an effort to prove the allegations levelled on others instead of just bantering all the time!!

    *from a PMLN voter who admits his mistake of voting for yet another deceiver and a corrupt “so called” leader *

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  • Karachiwala
    Sep 10, 2013 - 12:04AM

    please ET. keep this in records, and reference this news item when he start crying.
    which i believe will happen next week.

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  • Xnain
    Sep 10, 2013 - 1:29AM

    @Uza Syed:
    Quite an interesting reply from one whose own leadership took the same view as PTI…..

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  • aalu
    Sep 10, 2013 - 1:43AM

    @MFaisal:
    U can cry a lot aswell.

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  • Mamu
    Sep 10, 2013 - 1:46AM

    @moz:
    Wake up boy. PTI said no to army in karachi.Recommend

  • Mamu
    Sep 10, 2013 - 1:48AM

    @sabi:
    Why IK take responsibility. Dint I see all the other leaders in thar conference room. Recommend

  • tocket
    Sep 10, 2013 - 1:51AM

    @Zain:
    *amazing reply Zain. And a smack on csmann for his usual comments. *Recommend

  • pti
    Sep 10, 2013 - 1:53AM

    I COULD NOT SEE MQM CHIEF IN THE MEETING.U misunderstood me. I am talking about the real chief.Recommend

  • Qasim
    Sep 10, 2013 - 3:03AM

    @moz:
    You must know IK visited tribal belt quite often. And non of Sharif family and Zardari family went to Tribal area in last 15 years. Even though PMl-N and PPP are making policies on Tribal belt.

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  • Khalid
    Sep 10, 2013 - 5:34AM

    @Zain
    Please top propagating lies. He has never criticized the monsters and he has only contributed to a faltering resolve to address this issue. Stop pretending IK even understands the issue. He is a seeker of personal glory. Beyond this nothing matters to him. He can change any position any time, if it suits him.
    You guys who part of a cult are barriers to the solution.

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  • o.b.server
    Sep 10, 2013 - 7:50AM

    Was the sectarian killing also discussed? Any action plan?

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  • MAD
    Sep 10, 2013 - 10:19AM

    @moz: the only party in Karachi that wants the army is the MQM my friend. What rock have you been living under.

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  • Sep 10, 2013 - 1:15PM

    Federal government of PML-N has included suggestions of PTI in APC resolution. Imran Khan should support the govt on TTP issue. He should not do politics for the sake of politics now. Hope that PTI will play its positive role in establishing peace in Pakistan through political means.

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