Protests will continue till recounting takes place: Imran Khan

Published: May 25, 2014
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PTI Chairman Imran Khan sitting on the stage along PTI leadership. PHOTO: EXPRESS Screenshot

PTI Chairman Imran Khan sitting on the stage along PTI leadership. PHOTO: EXPRESS Screenshot

FAISALABAD: Addressing a rally in Faisalabad to protest alleged rigging in the May 2013 general election, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said he would continue his protest until recounting took place in the four constituencies where he believed rigging had taken place.

Khan said that all those who were involved in the rigging process should be investigated and charged under Article 6 of the Constitution if found guilty.

Further, Imran said, PTI is the first ever party to hold intra-party election.

“When PTI will hold its second intra-party election, any one of you can become the PTI Chairman,” said Imran Khan.

Talking on tax reforms, Imran said that said that revenue can not be generated until corruption is rooted out. We are not in favour of increasing the tax rate, rather we believe in widening the tax net.

He claimed that tax collection has doubled in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa since PTI came to power last year. He also announced that his next rally would be held in Sialkot on June 7.

Naseebo Laal concert

Earlier, a ‘free for all’ government-organised concert featuring Naseebo Laal and Hans Raj Hans in Faisalabad became a bone of contention between the government and PTI.

PTI claimed that it was but one of several ‘tactics’ that had been employed by the district administration to woo crowds away from their jalsa.

With the PTI having announced its protest against rigging in elections two weeks ago, supporters of the party insisted that the government was all out to hamper the turn out at the Dhobi Ghat – the venue of the protest.

However, upon his arrival at the protest venue, the PTI Chief Imran Khan said the government’s tactics would not affect the PTI protest.

“The government thinks people are fools, they think people are not serious and they can distract them by arranging concerts, but what the government does not know is that their time is up,” said Imran Khan.

Banner wars

In the days leading up to the protest, Faisalabad saw PTI banners being put up everywhere. But the city woke up on Sunday to find it decorated with hundreds of posters and pana-flex billboards of the Textile Park — a recently announced initiative of the Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.

Canal Road, Mall Road, Chenab Road and Bilal Road, which previously were decorated by PTI banners, were decorated overnight with Textile Park banners hoisted right above the PTI banners.

“Our banners were taken down overnight by the district government officers,” claimed PTI leader Shahzad Younas Sheikh.

Sheikh, the former vice president of the PTI Youth Wing, said that till early Sunday morning banners and poster of the PTI were being taken down by the district administration officers.

“As late as 4am on Sunday our supporters were on the streets to put back all our posters and banners which were being taken down.”

Officials of PTI claim that their banners were being continuously taken down by government officials from various neighbourhoods including Katcheri Bazaar, Allied Morr, Chiniot Bazaar and areas surrounding the motorway.

But what distressed the local party leadership more on Sunday was the public concert also being held on Sunday at the Bohranwala Ground.

Calling it the ‘Naseebo Laal democracy’, the concert was viewed by PTI leaders as another attempt to distract crowds from the jalsa.

“They [the government] talks of democracy and democratic attitudes. This is their tolerance to democratic processes. This is nothing but ‘Naseebo Lal democracy’ sponsored by the government,” said central president of the Insaf Students Federation of the PTI Farrukh Habib while speaking to The Express Tribune.

Government vehicles, he claimed, were being used to advertise the concert throughout the weekend. Colourful banners advertising a free for all ‘musical night and laser light show’ were put up across the city next to PTI banners.

But a resident of Nishat Colony, Atif Khan, dismissed PTI’s claims.

Although a supporter of PTI, Khan said while the concert may attract crowds it could not prevent staunch supporters from going to the jalsa.

“You simply cannot trade your political views and cause for Naseebo Lal’s concert,” said Khan.

Government denies allegation

PSO to DCO Faisalabad Riaz Anjum has maintained that the government has worked with the PTI leadership regarding security arrangements. He denied that any hurdles were being created by the government.

While the PTI officials claim to expect a crowd of over 50, 000 at the Dhobi Ghat jalsa on Sunday, provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah criticised the PTI leadership for holding such a jalsa.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, he said the government was cooperating with the PTI in regard to arrangements for the protest but he also questioned the motive of holding such public protests.

The protest was to start at 5pm but hundreds of cars, vans and buses were witnessed entering the city from Lahore via motorway as late as 4pm.

The DCO office had announced that more than 3, 000 police officials had been deputed for security.

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Reader Comments (89)

  • Asad
    May 25, 2014 - 8:47PM

    Wasnt Abrar Ul haq suppose to be living abroad since he couldnt imagine living in a country being governed by PML N

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  • Ali ash
    May 25, 2014 - 8:48PM

    Naseebo Lal vs IK …. Lollllll

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  • Hameed
    May 25, 2014 - 8:59PM

    No hope from these losers. PTI lost the elections. They should accept the defeat with open heart.

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  • ehsan
    May 25, 2014 - 8:59PM

    Imran lacks sportsman spirit.
    PTI will not be able to win even 10 seats in next general elections.

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  • Zahid Ali
    May 25, 2014 - 9:01PM

    What has PTI given to KPK except corruption and lawlessness. Baseless noise by PTI just to hide its failure in KPK.

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  • PakPower
    May 25, 2014 - 9:04PM

    The N-leaguers desperately trying to mask the voice of the public. They say IK is destabilizing the country. For the sake of argument, lets say IK is, in fact, destabilizing the country, then why isn’t the government willing to end this ‘destabilization’ by verifying the electoral results of just 4 constituencies? Yeah, beats me as well.

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  • May 25, 2014 - 9:08PM

    Long live PTI! Pakistan Zindabad!

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  • Hamid
    May 25, 2014 - 9:44PM

    It is the greatest blessing that a selfish and Liar man like Imran Khan is not PM of Pakistan. He is wasting nation’s time.

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  • Taimoor
    May 25, 2014 - 9:46PM

    I voted for PTI and I request IK to please return my vote.
    I did not vote you for doing this politics of agitation.
    This politics can badly affect the economy of Pakistan.
    I had lot of hopes from PTI but I was wrong.

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  • Truth
    May 25, 2014 - 9:48PM

    Rigging is only there where PTI lost.
    There is no rigging where PTI won.
    Dirty politics of PTI.

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  • Sofia
    May 25, 2014 - 9:48PM

    “The government thinks people are fools, they think people are not serious and they can distract them by arranging concerts, but what the government does not know is that their time is up,” said Imran Khan.

    Finally, the truth comes out. He wants to overthrow the government. It’s not about electoral reform and all that stuff about accepting the election results was bogus.

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  • Afridi
    May 25, 2014 - 9:54PM

    These public rallies are just an attempt to hide PTI’s failure in KPK. I am from KPK and things are becoming worse in the province. There is no difference between ANP era and PTI era. Both are the most corrupt.
    PTI’s people are busy in doing massive corruption in KPK. I am sure that PTI will not be able to win in KPK in next general elections.

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  • RealPeople
    May 25, 2014 - 9:55PM

    Faisalabad Jalsa: Punjab has SPOKEN. “Tabdeeli aa gai hai”. PML N REFORM the election system now otherwise get ready for TSUNAMI. LONG LIVE IK

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 25, 2014 - 10:24PM

    Spending tax money on free concert is as bad as spending secret fund on PTI concerts. Its another matter that nobody can ask Imran Khan the source of his expenditures.

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  • String theory.
    May 25, 2014 - 10:25PM

    Thanks IK for giving helping Faisalabad people to have proper load shedding due to IK protest

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  • PakPower
    May 25, 2014 - 10:26PM

    @Afridi:
    I too live in KPK and I can’t seem to fathom what KPK you had in mind when you wrote this comment.Recommend

  • Mohammed
    May 25, 2014 - 10:29PM

    The reality is that all these people saying they voted for the PTI but won’t now, never actually did vote for us. So get lost and keep voting for the family business and continue to be treated as the sheep that you are.

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  • Mohammed
    May 25, 2014 - 10:30PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    It’s people like me that contribute to the PTI unlike the PML which steals from the poor tax payers

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  • Luqman Hafeez
    May 25, 2014 - 10:31PM

    Looks like people have landed right here on this thread for comments after attending free musical show in Faisalabad. Why ET website looks so different from Express TV? Does ET website enjoy same kind of “editorial freedom” as another TV channel does?

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  • Mohammed
    May 25, 2014 - 10:32PM

    You are not from KPK , if you were,you would know that things are better and will get even better with time.

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  • unbelievable
    May 25, 2014 - 10:49PM

    If you have to bribe with concert then your cause isn’t as worthy as you think.

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  • afridi
    May 25, 2014 - 10:52PM

    Afghanistan sacks 5,300 poll staff

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27566088

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  • Atif
    May 25, 2014 - 10:53PM

    Dear PTI. Please come and make jalsa in gujrat. We also want the government to stop loadshedding, make a pure drinking water plant and a solar panel park here in gujrat.

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  • Afnan
    May 25, 2014 - 10:57PM

    @Taimoor: For people like you he already said. “Mai votes k ghulam nahe ho, mujhay koi 1 bi vote na de tab bi mai apni policies change nahe karo ga” (Face to Face with Moeed Pirzada).

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  • Faisal Kaleem
    May 25, 2014 - 10:57PM

    PML(n) all the way. I feel pity for PTI nooras who are following Master of U Turn. This Master of U Turn can deceive any time. No trust on him.

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  • Umar
    May 25, 2014 - 10:59PM

    So that’s all of PTI from Punjab and KPK. Quite handy party easy to move from here to there. Quite impressive IK, I congratulate you once again in gathering whole of PTI in Faislabad

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  • hasnat
    May 25, 2014 - 11:02PM

    Imran should learn the ethics of communication. He is always busy in accusing and abusing other politicians. He should learn to respect the self-respect of others.

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  • shami
    May 25, 2014 - 11:05PM

    @realpeople;Punjab has SPOKEN. “Tabdeeli aa gai hai” that was spoken by SM Qureshi on 23 march jalsa ,,and Punjab spoked on 11 May and that resulted in your lost ,,,lol

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  • League
    May 25, 2014 - 11:06PM

    All my best prayers for Nawaz Sharif. We voted for him and we will stand with him.
    Imran should avoid leg pulling.
    PML-N is the only hope.

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  • SANAM
    May 25, 2014 - 11:08PM

    Imran khan seems a immeture politician who iz power hungry..

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  • RealPeople
    May 25, 2014 - 11:27PM

    @Afridi:
    Afridis have always enjoyed the best of both worlds. I presume you still want the same under PTI. This time around KPK is implementing fair rules & regulations. You need to be happy both in good and bad times.

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  • May 25, 2014 - 11:28PM

    Pakistanis are first class fools and will not recognize a good thing when it is staring it in the eye!! They will always fall prey to deception and corruption.. I fact the whole nation has embraced deviousness and corruption and are thriving on it !! The truth is that Imran Khan is just too good a person for Pakistanis. I know I must have touched a raw nerve but is it not true that Pakistanis is being ruled by characterless people who will sell their mother for money!! There is no hope for Pakistan unless they mend their ways and reform their institutions. If there is anywhere where there is need for education and character building that is Pakistan. It is a shame that there is so much talent but it is used in the wrong manner.Recommend

  • Humza
    May 25, 2014 - 11:34PM

    no, just no.

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  • bilal
    May 25, 2014 - 11:43PM

    Nice to se pmln paid supporters burning with pain. PTI today proved that indeed it was them who had and have the peoples mandate.

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  • sabi
    May 25, 2014 - 11:46PM

    QIibla of our ruling elite is toward west while qibla of these lotas is toward Rawalpindi what change you expect from these.Ghulamo ke ghulam.Pity on pti supporters.

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  • faisal
    May 25, 2014 - 11:48PM

    Amazed at all those who are bashing IK on wasting nation’s time, destroying economy and all. I too don’t support him for various reasons but what’s wrong with a man demanding justice, why doesn’t EC/Govt/SC have a recount in just four constituencies? Let the truth come out. And pls enlighten me at what pace is economy is growing? Yeah, only if metro bus/train is the true measure of gdp progress.

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  • Ricky
    May 26, 2014 - 12:07AM

    @Sana:
    You say IK is too good for Pakistan. So what is he doing away from his family and all the kids? Why has he never worked for a living and living in luxury of other people’s money. In his 60 plus years he has only been a failed politician yet would continue dreaming of his victory. He is a pent force who is much younger than most politicians including Zardari, NS and Altaf.

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  • The Silent Game;
    May 26, 2014 - 12:17AM

    The simple is that some force; agencies and establishment along with the non-state actors want to pressurize, destabilized and demoralized the country and the process of democracy. This is the same game that has played since independence, separation of Bangladesh, destabilization of Afghanistan and insecurity of South East Asia. But those who playing the games from behind the screen are the real culprits. That in-fact want to fail the nation and country. But the truth is that I had failed and they will be failing in their greed and agenda. Great work democracy and good luck. In 2012/13 PTI was used against ANP to wash out from KPK and at country level against MPL(N), PPP and MQM. The gambler is the same but the faces are different……. the establishment.

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    May 26, 2014 - 12:20AM

    The above photo can even amuse someone who has a no sense of humour.

    The whole brigade in MajaSaja style is looking tensed as if watching a Kabbadi Dangal of their soon knocked-out team.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 26, 2014 - 12:43AM

    Next protest on June 7. Very hard time for “well done” burgers..

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  • king
    May 26, 2014 - 12:49AM

    when i see haters of PTI,i ask myself a question…How unlucky we are to not prosper in Imran khan’s leadership…………..never give up IK…….THE BEST IS YET TO COME INSHALLAHRecommend

  • May 26, 2014 - 12:54AM

    @Taimoor:
    Then you do not know a,b,c of politics, better never vote again, it’s better to be away then become a cry baby in front of the public.What IK is doing is absolutely corrctect politically even there enemies must appreciate the courage and patience of IK.

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  • May 26, 2014 - 12:55AM

    @Sofia:
    Any government who came after igging election does not keep the legitimate authority to rule when everybody knows N league massively rigged the election then it’s the constitutional right of those parties who got affected with their electoral fraud.

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  • Chaigram
    May 26, 2014 - 12:56AM

    Long live IK……Shariff clan has to go…….Inshallah.

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  • Verds
    May 26, 2014 - 12:56AM

    What’s wrong with demanding mid-term elections, if that is even IK’s plan. There’s nothing wrong with it as it doesn’t conflict with democratic norms. Take for example the case of Japan; from 2007 to 2012 there were 5 prime ministers in 5 years. Because there, remaining in power is based on bringing progress to the country. Can’t we at least have 2 PMs in 2 years? Will it make us undemoratic? I think not.

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  • May 26, 2014 - 12:57AM

    @hasnat:
    People earn respect with their action, IK or anyone will not respect those who does steal public mandate to come in power, power hungry politicians have no respect and should not be respect by public as they are the ultimate losers not the gainer as they think they can fool people.

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  • May 26, 2014 - 12:59AM

    @League:y
    yeah only hope for keeping alive the family mafias political dynasty.we are sick and tired of this dynastic politican either mians of punjab/kashmir or bhuttos of sind

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  • zafarsiddique
    May 26, 2014 - 1:08AM

    Imran khan you only setting back the progress of Pakistan holding these jalsa

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  • May 26, 2014 - 1:10AM

    George Bernard Shaw says no one can predict a winner and loser in football and politics.bu the way IK is moving he will surley be the next PM of Pakistan.Good luck IK, Down to all your haters.

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  • stevenson
    May 26, 2014 - 1:18AM

    @Hamid: Waste of time and unnecessarily waste of time is all that comes to mind with PTI protests. Imran Khan has shown he is not fit to be PM again. Grow up and accept the mandate and help build the nation Imran Khan – I was a former PTI supporter but no more!

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  • mudacer
    May 26, 2014 - 1:19AM

    imran khan please leave these people,,,they are happy in living with these corrupts leader…in 35 yrs they havnt recognized sharif family,,,,,,,this nation deserve these type of politicians,,,people like khan cant fit here,,,,honset ,,hard working and true leader can never survive here

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  • tahir
    May 26, 2014 - 1:47AM

    mariyam nawaz , hamza shahbaz , captain safdar , bilawal bhutto are the faces of inherited politics of pakistan . khawaj saad raffiq or anybody else being most talented can never remove them because they are sons and daughters of party leaders , this should be avoided .it seems interesting that mariyam nawas was given chairmanship of youth programme . hamza shahbaz , bilawal bhutoo … do you think they can decide on merit when they are so biased for their owns sons and daughters

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  • Haider
    May 26, 2014 - 1:54AM

    What is the first thing one wants in a leader in whose hands he puts his destiny. Honesty. Is there anyone who can claim that IK is dishonest or corrupt and his counterparts are not. Not electing an honest leader is a shame. Road builders would build only roads while people die of hunger or commit suicides due to unemployment. But if nation wants that then why not. Enjoy the slavery as their generations rule your generations like masters. Long live IK. May Allah be with you!! !!

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  • bilal
    May 26, 2014 - 1:55AM

    PPP and PMLN supporters are indeed mentally corrupt… unable to differentiate between right and wrong.

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  • Wajid khan
    May 26, 2014 - 4:20AM

    We r with u IK. Keep up the good work to reform EC
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  • ik wari fair SHAIRR
    May 26, 2014 - 8:16AM

    IK, on the other hand, saying that government should recount only 4 constituencies. Why only 4?
    then there should be recounting in KPK.
    Secondly he is saying that government is making hardships for there protest. Its not democracy. Then i want to ask him. Is protest only for your will is democracy???

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  • Ebad
    May 26, 2014 - 9:03AM

    Imran Khan has frustrated the opponents again. Recommend

  • zia
    May 26, 2014 - 9:59AM

    Imran Khan should stop doing conspiracies against democracy. Democracy demands tolerance from the politicians but Imran is very intolerant.
    PTI should accept defeat. They will also get bitter defeat in the next elections.

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  • Voter
    May 26, 2014 - 10:09AM

    Why did PTI lost National Assembly Seats of NA-1 Peshawar and Mianwali where Imran won in the general elections. People realized very soon that PTI has no potential to deliver.
    PTI can never win elections due to its immature and selfish leadership.
    No sane man can vote for PTI.
    PTI is the party of uneducated people.

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  • Cheema
    May 26, 2014 - 10:18AM

    There is tough competition between Imran Khan and Naseebo Lal. Both are performing well.

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  • manzoor ellahi
    May 26, 2014 - 10:33AM

    @PakPower: IK should come up with some evidence and logical comments…..pti wokers should accept that their election campaign wasn’t upto the mark…..targeted areas were only of rich people with no emphasize on the villages….

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  • Malik Ehsan
    May 26, 2014 - 10:36AM

    PTI Media Cell and paid supporters of PTI in full action.
    PTI is seen only on social media. This party has no roots in public.

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  • Junaid
    May 26, 2014 - 10:56AM

    Imran khan is the only sincere leader in Pakistan.. I don’t understand why ayaz sadiq and saad rafique have taken stay order if they had won the election… just open the 4 constituencies and then see what happens..

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  • Junaid
    May 26, 2014 - 10:58AM

    Imran khan is the only sincere leader in Pakistan.. I don’t understand why ayaz sadiq and saad rafique have taken stay order if they had won the election… just open the 4 constituencies and then see what happens..Recommend

  • Junaid
    May 26, 2014 - 11:00AM

    Imran khan is the only sincere and honest leader in Pakistan… may ALLAH bless him

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  • Ebad
    May 26, 2014 - 11:14AM

    @ Malik Ehsan
    The same statement was heard again and again before the elections. But 8 million ‘confirm’ votes were casted in polling stations, not on Facebook or Twitter. And tens of thousands present at D-chowk as well as in Dhobi Ghat were actual humans, were they not?

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  • Ebad
    May 26, 2014 - 12:32PM

    @ Voter
    PTI lost NA-1 and NA-71 in by-elections. Fine. But why did you forget to mention that PTI won NA-25 Tank, NA-27 D.I Khan, PP-72 Faisalabad, PP-243 D.G Khan, PP-247 Rajanpur and PK-86 Swat in by-elections after losing these seats in general elections. Either you don’t know the complete facts or you don’t want to see them, in either case, facts dont change.

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  • Shoaib Multani
    May 26, 2014 - 1:37PM

    PTI is the ultimate loser and always crying.
    Criticism is the easiest thing to do in this world and selfish Imran is doing the same.
    He can do nothing constructive.

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  • qaisar
    May 26, 2014 - 1:41PM

    Imran is trying his best but he cannot beat Naseebo Lal.

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  • bilal
    May 26, 2014 - 3:58PM

    @PakPower:
    are you trying to win the argument by reverse psychology!!

    come dude – read what wrote LOL

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  • Dawood Suleman
    May 26, 2014 - 4:38PM

    I have only one problem from Imran.
    Why does Imran not speak truth? Why does he always tell a lie?Recommend

  • ASC
    May 26, 2014 - 6:28PM

    Great Going IK; please keep pushing for reforms in the electoral system

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  • ASC
    May 26, 2014 - 6:31PM

    Reforming the system can never be a waste of time; you keep trying until you suceed or die trying. Great Khan Sahib, please keep going!!!

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  • zafar
    May 26, 2014 - 6:55PM

    ik is actually a disappointed person and is playing in the hands some antidemocratic forces to satisfy his ego otherwise after one year of election his hue and cry are meaningless and it makes no sense when he in in government and in national assembly .he should have resign first the do agitation !

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  • Ali S
    May 26, 2014 - 7:28PM

    Imran Khan’s mentality hasn’t changed since the 80s – he can’t take no for an answer from anyone. I voted for PTI in May 2013 but seeing their current antics, I’m glad that they lost – this kind of blame-game politics is the last thing Pakistan needs right now. He needs to accept the outcome and move on by setting an example in KPK instead of having a sore loser’s attitude and vowing to keep crying over something that’s done with over a year ago.

    I’m no fan of PML-N, but to their credit, they’ve brought down the dollar below 100, made Pakistan Railways and PIA profitable for the first time in years and walked the ‘peace talks’ to their unavoidable outcome (airstrikes in FATA) – and all this in less than a year of being in power. What about IK’s promise of ending corruption in 90 days? Why doesn’t he prove himself in KPK?

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  • For the people by the people
    May 26, 2014 - 7:34PM

    If people believe we should just ignore the rigging and continue living, why have elections in the future then? Why not just declare Nawaz a dictator and end democracy.

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  • Saadat
    May 26, 2014 - 11:41PM

    Whole nation totally agree with you@Hamid:

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  • babar
    May 27, 2014 - 9:55AM

    PTI and IK your doing a brilliant job by giving awareness to people whom mandate have been stolen by these thieves .. we need reforms in this country so we can have free an fair election which any party would accept not preplanned and rigged election like these where culprits have been rewarded by PCB chairmen ships and so on … we need democracy not an monarchy of shareefs zardaris or bhuttos ….

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  • nadia
    May 27, 2014 - 10:59AM

    All sitting on the stage like they have come on a Mehndi function.

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  • Orange
    May 27, 2014 - 1:01PM

    I am so thankful to nation for NOT electing this crazy and greedy khan! He has not done a thing in KP and couldn’t resist saying stupid things.Recommend

  • JB
    May 27, 2014 - 1:07PM

    I am simply surprised at the IK haters. Atleast he is taking a stand. What has the federal government done so far? Load shedding is at its peak? Where are the promises? Where are the results. IK brings all sort of statistics to the table but no one refutes them except by saying ‘KPK government is corrupt and is a failure…blah blah!’
    Please prove it. Refute IK claims. Only then can you be taken seriously. Can the NS supporters justify millions spent on the security at their Raiwind palace?

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  • Younus
    May 27, 2014 - 3:09PM

    Imran Khan and his uneducated team cannot realize the sensitivity of economic challenges being faced by pakistan. As per latest Monetary Policy issued by State Bank, economy is getting better gradually. Economic indicators are improving. There is much improvement in Stock Exchange during last one year.
    Imran and his team is not seeing all this. They politics of agitation can badly impact the economy. Stck market has now started coming down and responsible is Imran and his illiterate team.
    I request Imran to please avoid this dirty politics as it will badly impact Pakistan. But I am sure Imran will not stop because he does not sees things beyond his own personality. He is a selfish and greedy person. He is running behind the seat of Prime Minister which I am sure he will never get.

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  • gujjar
    May 27, 2014 - 4:13PM

    Where is new KPK that was to be set up within 90 days of PTI government.?
    Is this new KPK in Pakistan?

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  • Arslan
    May 27, 2014 - 4:56PM

    What kind of Foolish person is Imran Khan

    He is damaging the democracy of Pakistan, PMLN and PPP has worked for 30 years in establishing the Democracy closely around their own families, If this power hungry man was to be the PM what would be the future of Kalsoom Nawaz, Hamza Shabaz, Bilawal Bhutoo, Asifa Bhutoo, the cousins and family friends of PM Nawaz. Can this guy even understand how hard it is for any PM to just concentrate on Lahore and Punjab and ignore, Balochistan, Dying People in Karachi, Dying people of Thar, Building Billions of Dollar Train for Lahoris and talk about equality in Pakistan.

    Would this mean to be an end to “Muk Muka between PMLN and PPP”

    What a great change we have felt after PMLN in power, Load sheeding earlier was of 16-18 hours and now it is reduced so much only to 14 hours a day can you believe it wow. So what if the bullet train cannot be launched, their are bullets flying all over Pakistan specially in Karachi.

    But no, PMLN needs time to undo the past, whereas PTI has failed in KPK only in 12 months, how fare. KPK is a place where schools were burnt. Lawlessness was at its peak. Where as Punjab is a place where PMLN has ruled from 1985. You must visit Multan or Faisalabad to make a comparison, or even Gujranwala, maybe Okara. You would know Punjab Govt. real performance.

    Indeed it is a blessing that Imran is not the PM, we deserve it! Rather i would say we have earned it for being such a great nation.Recommend

  • Kamran Nabeel
    May 27, 2014 - 5:14PM

    Take the example of India where Congress lost and they accepted the defeat with open heart. But these gestures are not found in Pakistan.
    Entire media of India announced the victory of Modi before declaration of of even first result. No problem was there. But in Pakistan, PTI is objecting Nawaz Sharif’s victory speech when results of 118 national assembly seats had been declared and trend of all the remaining seats was quite clear.
    Nothing but dirty politics of PTI.
    PTI nooras will not understand it. That is why I say that PTI is the party of uneducated and illiterate people.

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  • Brother
    May 27, 2014 - 5:21PM

    @JB:
    I am not IK hater. I hate his politics. He never speaks truth. He blames and accuses others without providing any evidence. He always criticizes and criticism is the easiest thing. He should stop this silly politics and try to deliver in KPK so that he can compete next elections in a better way.
    All independent surveys (IRI, Gallup, Economist) forecasted clear majority win of PML-N before elections. PML-N’s victory was not a surprise. It was expected as forecasted by independent experts.
    This is year 2014 and IK is still living in May 2013.

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  • Shabbir
    May 27, 2014 - 6:37PM

    PTI is an utter failure in KPK.
    I think that Shehbaz Sharif should be appointed as Chief Minister of KPK.
    There is no other solution.

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  • kk
    May 27, 2014 - 10:44PM

    i fail to understand why IK is no requesting recounting in karachi

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  • Justice Denied
    May 28, 2014 - 12:35AM

    Dear IK
    I liked your approach and you were a positive on the political horizon. Please do not fritter away your energies on useless issues now. Concentrate on concrete issues of better governance and bringing development and prosperity to the country. Wait until it is election time the next time around and if you revert to being as good as you were before the last elections, next time you might just end up being PM. But only if you stop being frivolous for the time being.
    An awami revolution is in the making so prepare for it by raising larger issues in a non-parochial way. Pakistan needs your positive but mature contribution.

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