PTI wants to unite Pakistan: Imran Khan

Published: January 6, 2014
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PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

UMERKOT: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, during his address in Umerkot on Monday, spoke against the division of Sindh  Express News reported.

“PTI is a party that wants to unite Pakistan,” he said during his address at the jalsa in Umerkot.

The PTI chief also apologised to the people of Sindh for not carrying forward the ‘tsunami’ that began before the May 11 elections but stopped in Punjab.

“I apologise that I neglected you, I will make amends, I will go to every district of Sindh,” he said.

Speaking about the Kalabagh Dam, Imran stated “till all provinces don’t benefit from it, it should not be constructed.”

He also stated that the people of Umerkot should visit K-P and witness the change that has taken place in the past six months.

He went on to say that K-P is the only province in Pakistan that is free from any political interference in police matters.

Imran also commented on the May 11, 2013 elections.

He stated that immense rigging took place and there was ‘match fixing’ within every province and each province had its own ‘umpire’ respectively.

“We (PTI) accepted the May 11 elections,  but we will not accept rigging again,” Imran said.

He also stated that if rigging takes place within the local elections, people will come out on the streets and protest.

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  • Syed Aoun Naqvi
    Jan 6, 2014 - 5:53PM

    Excellent show by PTI in Int Sindh.

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  • Hasan - A Karachiite
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:13PM

    “I apologise that I neglected you, I will make amends, I will go to every district of Sindh,” he said.

    Yes, Khan Saab you neglected Urban Sindh Prior to elections and after aswell; hence the people of Karachi & Hyderabad rejected you and your puppets. Frankly speaking we don’t need you.

    Where were you on the matter of Sindh LG Act? Where were you would our rights were being stolen by Fuedals of PPP? Where were you when their was an attempted robery of our mandate?

    I am sorry I voted for you; and will never repeat the same mistake again. I sincerely thank MQM and its Quaid Altaf Bhai for standing up for us.

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  • A-No.1
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:13PM

    If you can think of creating other subas like Seraiki out of Punjab or Hazara out of KP, then whats wrong in thinking about another suba in Sindh

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  • Kaleem
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:20PM

    What is Imran’s clear stance on Kalabagh dam, anyone please? I am sure this guy can use his influence in KPK to calm them down, I dont why why he is hesitant on this key issue. Buck up man, People will stand behind you.

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  • Hasan
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:23PM

    Why don’t you do what you are supposed to do? Fix KP”s issues and address the militancy that starts and originates from KP. You were rejected by Sindh and so those who were voted for in Sindh matter as far as sindh’s issues go.

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  • Ahmed
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:24PM

    Today PTI Jalsa in Umerkot was bigger then MQM yesterday jalsaRecommend

  • Rani
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:25PM

    Rigging has caused more damage to Democracy in Pakistan than anything elseRecommend

  • Jan 6, 2014 - 6:43PM

    @Hasan – A Karachiite:

    So basically you are trying to say that IK is not welcomed in Sindh and Karachi since he didn’t raise voice against PPP government ? A government you yourself elected annnnnnddd. you added on to say that by electing PPP you and people of sindh and karachi rejected IK.

    So what exactly do you want ? LOLRecommend

  • Concerned
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:49PM

    We all saw the massive rigging in KHI in all areas not just defence. We know interior issues and the poor slave being maintained by PPP, who have no other options but to vote for the same Wadera every time.

    Time for change. PTI doesnt have all the answers but it talks about the principles we all learned as a child from our mothers.

    Whats the worst that can happen if we support PTI for 5-10 years, PPP are the most useless and corrupt party in the history of Pakistan and all they did for the past 5 years was play politics. The party that cant even build decent roads in Larkana cant do anything for Pakistan.

    MQM though says the right things but extortion and violence is still its main tools. Also we need to be ruled by a Pakistani not a British Citizen. Recommend

  • Farhan Khan
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:54PM

    @Hasan – A Karachiite:
    Sorry, no IK voter can vote for MQM. Don’t disguise yourself and hoodwink genuine PTI votersRecommend

  • BILAL
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:55PM

    @hasan -a- karachite. Read http://tribune.com.pk/story/653889/karachi-2013-the-deadliest-year-of-all/ that came in today. Congrats on the way your MQM and PPP have handled your Karachi. I am sure you love this sort of attention. You wrere never a PTI supporter. So stop lieing. Admin please post my comment.

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  • Pakistani
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:55PM

    @ Kaleem. You can read, can you?

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  • Zeeshan Khan
    Jan 6, 2014 - 6:59PM

    Why everyone is against new provinces? It is permissible under constitution. We need more provinces.

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  • Insaf
    Jan 6, 2014 - 7:08PM

    Imran Khan – the PAKISTANI politician
    Imran Khan Zindabad

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  • Hani Sindhi
    Jan 6, 2014 - 7:13PM

    “I apologise that I neglected you, I will make amends, I will go to every district of Sindh,” he said.

    A great politician who has the courage to apologise to his people, did PPP, MQM, PML ever apologize to pakistanis for their wrongdoings??? The only thing they do is claim themselves to be the best and self praises day and night. Salute to the true Pakistani.

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  • Jan 6, 2014 - 7:14PM

    Imran Khan and his party support the creation of Hazara and Saraiki province, then what’s all fuss about the creation of separate province for Urdu Speakings? Then why doesn’t PTI change the ethnic name of K-P (Pakhtunkhwa) into NWFP back? Why is PTI demanding the establishment of other provinces (all those provinces are based on ethnic basis). Imran Khan! stop your hypocrisy, if you do not support Urdu Speaking then you should poke your nose into this matter too.

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  • Syed Aoun Naqvi
    Jan 6, 2014 - 7:52PM

    @Hasan – A Karachiite

    Only MQM workers call AH as Bhai. You’re exposed. LOL

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  • ali ahmed
    Jan 6, 2014 - 7:55PM

    Imran khan..people of urban area still remember how you treated Miadad during hyderabad test,did not allowed him to make a record

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  • ali ahmed
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:09PM

    I.K. first make KPP corruption free as you promised……40 rooms and suites had occupied by unauthorised members of the ruling parties.The unauthorised persons causing huge financial losses to the assembly secretariat on account of payment of utility bills.Under the assembly rules,cabinet members including ministers ,advisers,special assistants,chief ministers and parliamentary secretaries are not entitled to stay in the hostels..as reported by dawn 5th jan.2014

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  • Nikki
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:13PM

    ” PTI wants to Unite Pakistan: Imran Khan”.
    Unite all politician on national issues, Pakistan will be united.

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  • Kaleem
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:20PM

    @Pakistani: I have been reading twisted statements by Khan over Kalabagh. When leaders cant take a stand openly, they make vague statements. Even a child knows that it cant be made without consensus, what we expect from Khan is to take steps for developing consensus. What steps were taken in past 6 months regarding this?

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  • RB Mian
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:26PM

    @ali ahmed
    Get a life please.

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  • sabi
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:28PM

    “Speaking about the Kalabagh Dam, Imran stated “till all provinces don’t benefit from it, it should not be constructed.”
    In Punjab IK talked of consensus on Kalabagh dam in Sindh he talks of benefits.And just few days ago his party stressed the need for consensus on dam.What consensus if other provinces don’t benefit.Big lol.

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  • Nikki
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:46PM

    @Kaleem:

    zero step + zero step=zeroRecommend

  • Saira
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:46PM

    @Hasan – A Karachiite:
    Exactly my thoughts! Thanks. I voted for PTI in the last elections and will never do so again. PTI has remained silent on all Karachi issues and Sindh at large. MQM has spoken out and results have been seen already (SHC verdict). My vote for MQM.Recommend

  • saeed
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:51PM

    @Farhan Khan:

    Are you saying no Urdu speaking voted for IK?Recommend

  • Zeeshan
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:51PM

    @Farhan Khan:
    Correct. PTI voters are not smart enough to realize MQM has solutions to problems and a clear stance on national policies. And the guts to look at the terrorist in the eyes, while your Imran Khan chickens out even if his own MPAs get killed.Recommend

  • Noman
    Jan 6, 2014 - 8:55PM

    @Hasan – A Karachiite:
    Typical Imran Khan hysteria, Get well soon!Recommend

  • Hasan – A Karachiite
    Jan 6, 2014 - 9:00PM

    To all the haters:

    I’ve always been a MQM supporter and voter, But alike many of you, I thought whats harm-full in giving new party a chance; I commited this crime on May 11th, for which I, along with many other Pakistani’s repent for till this day. Recommend

  • Hammad-Punjabi
    Jan 6, 2014 - 9:11PM

    im punjabi and i support MQM

    the only party which is basd on realism and practicalism

    only MQM has spoken so strongly for the local bodies

    mustafa kamal of MQM is the hero of not only karachi but entire pakistan

    we need MQM to develop our multan, lahore

    i hope my peshawari pakhtun brothers will agree with meRecommend

  • Jan 6, 2014 - 9:15PM

    Mr. Khan need to stay in K-P. And solve the problems there.
    Keep polio workers safe. Get employement up by allowing
    truckers to work and put money in local economy. No help
    from him needed in Sindh. Thank you sir. Just stay there.Recommend

  • Anon
    Jan 6, 2014 - 9:29PM

    @Hasan – A Karachiite: It’s doubtful you voted for the PTI… anyone who takes Altaf Hussain seriously cannot really be expected to have any fleeting moments of sanity….Recommend

  • Anon
    Jan 6, 2014 - 9:32PM

    @Motiwala: You’ve picked up this “economy being harmed by truckers being stopped” line from the media. It’s the studpidest argument I’ve ever heard. What’s next? Not stopping heroin dealers because they’re just keeping the economy going and earning a decent wage? Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2014 - 10:13PM

    Good work PTI in Sindh. Interior Sindh needs your attention on urgent basis.

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  • Naheed
    Jan 6, 2014 - 10:33PM

    @Hammad-Punjabi:
    I agree. MQM is the true representative of its constituencies Doesn’t matter which ethnic group you belong to. Thanks for supporting it.

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  • Jan 6, 2014 - 10:45PM

    @Nikki:
    “” PTI wants to Unite Pakistan: Imran Khan”.

    .
    So, when is he scheduled to fly to Dhaka?

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  • Jan 6, 2014 - 10:51PM

    well done PTI.Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2014 - 10:54PM

    @Hasan – A Karachiite:
    by sitting abroad what a great logicRecommend

  • Sindhi
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:21PM

    I ran khan is the only politician uniting the people of Pakistan. All other politicians are busying in dividing them along ethnic-religious lines to protect their vote bank. I fear for his life now by anti Pakistan elements.

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  • Jahanzeb
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:27PM

    PTI, MQM and Tahir ul Qadri are puppets of establishment. They are playing their respective roles.

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  • farooq
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:28PM

    you could not unite your house.
    how can you unite Pakistan?

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  • farooq
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:30PM

    IK is doing dirty politics. No hope from him. He is just fooling the nation.

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  • JUNOON
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:32PM

    Imran is the biggest liar in Pakistani politics. He should improve his communication skills. He should give respect to others so that he can also be respected. I hate the way he talks with arrogance.

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  • Youth
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:40PM

    Imran’s politics can benefit PTI but it cannot benefit Pakistan. He is doing politics against the benefits of Pakistan. He is again inviting the dictatorship by destabilizing democracy in Pakistan.

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  • KAKA
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:41PM

    PTI media cell is again in action on social media.

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  • Jawan
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:48PM

    Have you solved the issues of KPK? Are all problems resolved in KPK? After resolving all the provincial matters, he is giving attention to national issues now.

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  • vote
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:51PM

    i voted for PTI and i shall not repeat this mistake.Recommend

  • Raza
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:55PM

    I have never seen IK speaking truth. I pray Allah to guide him towards the right path.

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  • Huma
    Jan 7, 2014 - 12:07AM

    @Anon:

    My family, friends and I voted for PTI for the first time. as we wanted to give IK a chance. We have always voted for MQM as they speak for rights of urban Sindh. We are extremely disappointed with PTI for its silence on all our issues and we are voting MQM in the next elections.

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  • bilal
    Jan 7, 2014 - 12:07AM

    It is truly PTI vs staus quo. PTI vs PMLN, PTI vs PPP, PTI vs MQM, PTI vs JUI, PTI vs ANP. All these parties are so corrupt in their culture that they are unable to differentiate between right and wrong. Imran Khan is the true representative of the people of Pakistan (not just KPK, Lahore or Karachi). PMLN , PPP or MQM can not even win half the seats they won without the help of the guns. Voter verification proved that. Admin please post my comment.

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  • Blunt
    Jan 7, 2014 - 12:19AM

    @Sarmad Hassan:
    Can’t like anymore :)

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  • bilal
    Jan 7, 2014 - 12:32AM

    Love you Imran Khan.

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  • lollMQM
    Jan 7, 2014 - 12:48AM

    Looks like Altaf Hussain has got himself some social media karkoons, main job duties would be to retract statements of AH, blame everything on media propaganda and lastly attack imran khan via all means personal and political

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  • Khan - Pakhtun
    Jan 7, 2014 - 12:52AM

    im punjabi and i support MQM
    the only party which is basd on realism and practicalism
    only MQM has spoken so strongly for the local bodies
    mustafa kamal of MQM is the hero of not only karachi but entire pakistan
    we need MQM to develop our multan, lahore
    i hope my peshawari pakhtun brothers will agree with me

    I am Pakhtoon. I can think of agreeing only if your leader has the courage to come to Pakistan, else sorry i cannot accept to be led by a foreign national issuing orders and statements via telephone.

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  • Ali S
    Jan 7, 2014 - 12:59AM

    @Farhan Khan:

    I voted for PTI (NA seat) and MQM (PS seat) and I’m a Karachiite, definitely not an imaginary ‘troll’. However, I must admit that I regret voting for PTI since they went from center-right to far right after the elections.

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  • Ali S
    Jan 7, 2014 - 1:01AM

    @BILAL:

    Compare those stats with Peshawar or K-P. Taking the population size into account, Karachi is a cakewalk in comparison.

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  • numbersnumbers
    Jan 7, 2014 - 3:20AM

    I would note that the “comments” (Leave your reply below) section is now missing from some of todays ET articles that show up on the home page, preventing any comments!
    Also some articles with existing comments are now also missing the section, preventing any replies to existing comments!

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  • Kamran
    Jan 7, 2014 - 8:41AM

    Only time Imran Khan wants to unite Pakistan when he thinks, wake up PTI , you dont act like a movie actor , be real.

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  • faiz
    Jan 7, 2014 - 2:40PM

    @farooq:
    Pls say the same thing about Quaid e Azam.

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  • Shahid
    Jan 7, 2014 - 7:27PM

    @Concerned: YOU ARE RIGHT.

    MQM though says the right things but extortion and violence is still its main tools. Also we need to be ruled by a Pakistani not a British Citizen.

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  • Aamna- also a Karachiite
    Jan 7, 2014 - 8:42PM

    @ali ahmed:
    What a co-incidence that my father and all aunts and uncles who support MQM also bring in that Miandad argument every time! If mainstream politics is not anything like a cricket match then can we accept PTI’s argument that IK being the only Pakistani captain to have led the cricket team to victory in Worldcup can also lead it to being a SUPERPOWER in next few years? :p

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  • Nihal
    Jan 7, 2014 - 10:40PM

    If MQM stop collecting extortion, I will vote to MQM.

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  • Mamu
    Jan 7, 2014 - 11:00PM

    @Jawan:
    He doesnot have a magic wand to fix everything at once. He is trying his best and people of KPK are starting to see the change. Havent you watched Kashif Abbasi’s visit to KPK and interview with the people. Don’t be ignorant and open you mind.

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  • Rohail
    Jan 7, 2014 - 11:05PM

    I will never ever vote for MRA (MQM). They tortured so many people of my area. I lived in Nazimabad. PTI is the only hope to wipe out corruption, extortion and gunda gardi.

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  • a resident of Sindh 2
    Jan 8, 2014 - 4:31AM

    Why is PTI bothered about Urban Sindh, why do they keep knocking our door?. Didnt they get our response was loud and clear in the by elections? Army, in and outside the polling booths and MQM won.

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  • Adil Uddin
    Jan 8, 2014 - 5:04AM

    @a resident of Sindh 2:

    But urban Sindh is also a part of Pakistan and PTI is indeed a national political party of the country. Imran Khan and his party survived with losses and failures for 15 years and finally its magnitude was felt in 2013. So do you mean to say that its wrong to never give up. As a response, MQM is also welcome to introduce their manifesto in other parts of Pakistan, I think they already showed interest in contesting in Punjab, PTI has got no problem with that.

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  • Assad
    Jan 8, 2014 - 9:55AM

    Yes PTI wants to unite Pakistan but under the TTP banner!

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  • Assad
    Jan 8, 2014 - 9:57AM

    @Ahmed:
    Please continue deluding yourself about PTI taking over the MQM. It won’t happen!

    PTI’s support is limited to the burger class of Karachi. The rest of Karachi will stick to the parties that supports it at the grassroots levels. This primarily is the MQM, PPP and ANP.

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  • bilal
    Jan 8, 2014 - 11:37AM

    @Nihal:
    what about the extortions they have already collected. they are the pioneer in introducing bhata system in karachi

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  • a resident of Sindh 2
    Jan 8, 2014 - 12:18PM

    @Adil Uddin:
    You are right. IK has shown such overt contempt for years for Karachites that it feels difficult to let him in, more recently the SLGA was not vocally rejected as should have been. PTI perhaps stood a chance if they had the good of Karachites central to their politics in SINDH.

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