Imran, Shujaat, Qadri to discuss plans for a grand alliance

Published: May 30, 2014
Imran Khan, Chaudhry Shujaat and Tahirul Qadri. PHOTOS: FILE

Imran Khan, Chaudhry Shujaat and Tahirul Qadri. PHOTOS: FILE

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan, Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Dr Tahirul Qadri and Chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid Chaudhry Shujaat are expected convene in London on Friday to deliberate a grand alliance, Express News reported. 

The meeting between Qadri and Shujaat is scheduled to take place today at 3pm in London (1400 GMT).

The three party leaders have said that they want to end the system of corruption in the current government.

Imran will also be meeting with Shujaat, accompanied by PTI Central General Secretary Jehangir Tareen present.

According to Express News, they are going to form a strong opposition. The opposition will be named as the National Alliance.

To end the system of corruption, the party leaders have said that they will continue to hold protests and dharnas.

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Reader Comments (64)

  • ali
    May 30, 2014 - 7:12PM

    What a new concept of Naya Pakistan. IK supporters must now realize what change IK wanted to bring by joining status-que forces. This shows that he himself is the representative of status-que forces that PML-N or PPP.


  • May 30, 2014 - 7:20PM

    Imran Khan has truly discredited himself with his PML-Q alliance. His politics of extreme personal abuse for rivals alongside purely pragmatic alliances is internally contradictory, reveals his lack of principles to the public, and ultimately unmasks him as the regular-old-political-hack that he is.


  • unbelievable
    May 30, 2014 - 7:20PM

    The meeting between Qadri and Shujaat
    is scheduled to take place today at
    3pm in London

    Anti graft alliance formed in London? I suppose they know that London has evolved/devolved into the money laundering capital of the World – strange place to consummate an alliance against graft.


  • uet
    May 30, 2014 - 7:25PM

    Referendum 2002 Team making come back!


  • Fawad
    May 30, 2014 - 7:35PM

    Another Convention League, IJI and PMLQ in the making! Will we ever learn from the mistakes of history and the disastrous situation that has led us into.


  • Chachoo
    May 30, 2014 - 7:42PM

    So the representative of the poor people cannot even do the meeting in Pakistan and they have to reach London to discuss future plans for our country?


  • babar
    May 30, 2014 - 7:50PM

    I wish them all the luck…..


  • Disappointed PTI follower
    May 30, 2014 - 7:52PM

    Why is Imran Khan doing this? PML Q destroyed the country through terrible governance and irresponsible economic policy, while Qadri is a self proclaimed vehement opponent to democracy itself.

    I have supported PTI through everything. But I can’t digest this. Please reconsider IK. Don’t join hands with these loons.


  • Aamir - Toronto
    May 30, 2014 - 8:17PM

    Why do they have to meet in London to deliberate a grand alliance ????

    I always thought that Qadri and Shujaat are the products of corrupt political systems !!!!


  • Liberal
    May 30, 2014 - 8:20PM

    Great move! Anything to rid this country of corrupt, incompetent, and dishonest people who’ve robbed the people’s mandate to secure their seats so they can continue to loot and plunder. Down with the PPP/PML-N musical chairs, so we can have TRUE democracy for once. I long for the day when these thugs will be brought to justice.


  • ishtiaq ahmed
    May 30, 2014 - 8:21PM

    The existing corrupt system has been given the name of democracy, so the rulers will now start shouting that Qadri wants to derail democracy.


  • May 30, 2014 - 8:26PM

    really, Qadri??? what do you think he can do besides not getting any votes, reduce your own votebank?!


  • Abdulah
    May 30, 2014 - 8:28PM

    Meeting in London to discuss Pakistan’s future? So much for ‘Tabdeeli’


  • rap47
    May 30, 2014 - 8:31PM

    Reported by another newspaper

    “Some sources have said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will also be taken into confidence and Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri will lead the efforts to bring the MQM on board

    Dr Qadri is very close to the MQM and Altaf Hussain is his key supporter and has supported Dr Qadri whenever his campaign related to Punjab where both have a common enemy in the shape of the PML-N. Imran Khan and Shujaat also have the same agenda against the PML-N. Their alliance is natural. They have been once key allies of Pervez Musharraf and all of them benefitted from Musharraf in one way or the other. Pervez Musharraf needs them more than ever. This government needs to be brought under pressure to provide an exit route to Musharraf and that will happen when there is a grand opposition alliance in place as a cover,” said a source familiar with the London developments

    The MQM will have no issue giving its support to an opposition alliance as far as it concerns agitation in Punjab and in any case a movement against the PML-N government only benefits the MQM.Reports said that Chaudary Pervaiz Elahi has also been called to London. “


  • Fahad
    May 30, 2014 - 8:37PM

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper and more convenient to permanently shift the capital to London? Saves our country and politicians all the time and resources of travelling there all the time


  • Umer
    May 30, 2014 - 8:47PM

    well Power Hungry Imran will forming a coalition with Gen. Mush Guys. I don’t know when he will learn.


  • khan
    May 30, 2014 - 9:01PM

    why meet in london?Recommend

  • String theory.
    May 30, 2014 - 9:10PM

    @fappy: Please dont use any foul language about IK , it hurt me severely , I adore him and thought him as our real savior , He categorically mentioned he is with family and no politics in UK


  • Anwar
    May 30, 2014 - 9:16PM

    Why in London? Why not in KP?


  • WlcmWlcmTUQ
    May 30, 2014 - 9:23PM

    sounds awesome.


  • zafar
    May 30, 2014 - 9:29PM

    suicidal act by ik khan other two have nothing to undress !Recommend

  • ali
    May 30, 2014 - 9:45PM

    0 + 0 + 0 equals 0. They can’t do anything. Defeated elements coming together on behest of establishment.


  • tariq
    May 30, 2014 - 9:47PM

    One does not listen, one does not shut up and one cant speak


  • Asim Ijaz
    May 30, 2014 - 9:51PM

    If forming an alliance to pressurize PMLN to take steps against rigging and corruption then its very decent approach. but considering history of Shujaat and seeing the ticking bomb TUQ , joining them would be very risky for IK


  • sabi
    May 30, 2014 - 9:55PM

    Obvious losers.


  • Sameer
    May 30, 2014 - 9:59PM

    The good, the bad, and the ugly. You make your pick!


  • Uzair - Lahore
    May 30, 2014 - 10:10PM

    Take them sharifs and zardaris down!


  • Jibran
    May 30, 2014 - 10:15PM

    Someone has to stop the mind boggling corruption of the current illegal government.


  • Ali
    May 30, 2014 - 10:23PM

    I am a PTI supporter, but I do not support this move, The Ch. Shuja and his cousin are part of the problem, TUQ may not be corrupt but his agenda is suspect.

    PTI should go alone…


  • RawWar
    May 30, 2014 - 10:23PM

    I am Pakistani, if I cant do any thing productive I cant let any other to do it… If you ask forienger to invest in Pakistan.they reply You r political instable country… Now this alliance is only for fitna and to stop current government to do anything positive.


  • doctor
    May 30, 2014 - 10:39PM

    imran ,qadri and shujat the establishment alliance against democracy …. sorry to say imran khan is now anti democratic


  • Dr Jamil Ahmad
    May 30, 2014 - 10:49PM

    This is height of desperation by Imran, I had higher expectation from him than this!


  • sharjeel ali
    May 30, 2014 - 11:36PM

    All three are dirty puppets of Establishment. They are doing conspiracies against democracy. Shame for them.


  • faisal
    May 30, 2014 - 11:37PM

    I voted for PTI but I am highly disappointed. What is IK doing. He has forgotten his ideology.


  • Insaf
    May 30, 2014 - 11:51PM

    So IK will form an alliance with PML-Q, change indeed.


  • Ali Tanoli
    May 31, 2014 - 12:20AM

    what is he doing man…


  • Jee
    May 31, 2014 - 12:46AM

    This alliance is the greatest Fitna for Pakistan. Biggest shame for this alliance.


  • jibran
    May 31, 2014 - 1:08AM

    This alliance of losers should wait till 2018 as their next defeat is due in 2018.
    PML-n all the way.


  • sabi
    May 31, 2014 - 1:48AM

    They are gathered to write-charter of anti democracy.


  • junaid & faisal
    May 31, 2014 - 2:01AM

    Allah bless Pakistan.
    Allah bless Nawaz Sharif.


  • Dilawar
    May 31, 2014 - 2:03AM

    Rona Dhona politics of these losers.


  • salman
    May 31, 2014 - 4:21AM

    3pm come and gone and no evidence of any IK meeting or alliance. All we saw was pic of IK meeting his kids. Maybe this news belonged in the gossip section?


  • Humza
    May 31, 2014 - 4:52AM

    Imran Khan has started making a spectacle of himself. Worse still he is now associating with people like Tahirul Qadri who doesn’t want the democratic system at all in Pakistan – all while he ran away and lives in a democratic state of Canada! How can anyone take this seriously? By the way, I was supportive of PTI until these antics. Can’t he wait until 2018 and show us how he has improved things in KPK?


  • Not Surprised
    May 31, 2014 - 5:45AM

    IK can do anything he likes but he will never be PM, period. Ch. Shujaat was an abettor of usurped dictatorship how can he be considered a respectable politician?


  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    May 31, 2014 - 6:07AM

    Why not included Jamat Islami, same mind party, always anti Govt..


  • Ahmad
    May 31, 2014 - 6:19AM

    Dear Ch. Shujaat et al.
    Please cut the crap… and do something positive for the country..


  • usman777
    May 31, 2014 - 7:41AM

    i say let imran be a thorn in the side of the sharifs and bhuttos… somebody needs to continually drum up noises about their swiss bank accounts, graft and outright theft.

    what kind of democracy is it when elections are stolen?


  • Silly Politics
    May 31, 2014 - 7:51AM

    It is naive to expect that from Ch. Shujaat.


  • AM
    May 31, 2014 - 10:24AM

    Shame shame IK!


  • ali
    May 31, 2014 - 10:52AM

    Goods news..IK stayed away from TUQ and Chaudry…he was in london on a private visit. I think this was just a propaganda to malign IK and PTI.


  • fawad
    May 31, 2014 - 11:29AM

    This news item is a blatant lie. Pti has time and again said they are not meeting pmlq or tuq in london. You should apologize for lying if imran khan comes back without meeting these parties.


    May 31, 2014 - 1:16PM

    These so-called politicians cannot give harm to Nawaz Sharif. My prayers with Mian Nawaz Sharif.


  • tahoor
    May 31, 2014 - 1:20PM

    Defeated elements.
    Imran + Qadri + PML(Q) = 0


  • Ayaz Ahmed
    May 31, 2014 - 3:18PM

    One Question, when will Tribune stop lying and feeding lies to public. Since he wasnt in that meeting and this has also been made clear by PTI. Is tribune going to apologies for sharing craps and lies? And do publish this msg dear Express Tribune.


  • May 31, 2014 - 5:37PM

    Three musketeers.


  • zafar
    May 31, 2014 - 7:32PM

    Because they feel some shame in Pakistan to meet their masters!


  • Salman Ahmed
    May 31, 2014 - 8:27PM

    @ali: this was totally incorrect news originally spread by PMLN. Has been denied 100 times by PTI, but the paid media still continues to write the story issued by its paymasters.

    ET should issue a correction with the same prominence as it did the ‘story’.


  • Salman Ahmed
    May 31, 2014 - 8:30PM

    All of those who read the story and made all these comments against IK have been made a fool of!!

    There never was a meeting to be held by IK with any of these gentlemen. He had gone to meet his kids and Nalam college fundraising.

    This story was denied 100 times by PTI, but was still printed by ET and some others.

    So all those who ranted and raved after reading this story have been had!!


  • Last Word
    May 31, 2014 - 10:01PM

    The only objective of Imran Khan is ‘PM banane ke liye kuch bhi karun ga’. (Shall do anything to become PM)


  • Silly Politics
    May 31, 2014 - 10:31PM

    IK should give a chance to the present government to do better. Unexpectedly, there are some and certain signs of improvement. If the govt. fails, it is likely to lead to chaos and if that follows the coming out of people on the street, all known politicians would be sent to the dust bin of history but the outcome is uncertain and could be disastrous. Agitation politics can lead to somewhere but not necessarily to the desired destination.


  • Ashraf P
    Jun 1, 2014 - 8:14AM

    When you see Mr.Establishment in the mix, you know who the puppet master is. But then, Mr.Imran Khan himself was propelled into the mainstream by the same masters. Pakistan is caught in a time warp. We might have presumed that IK will pull the nation out of it but nothing is allowed to change. For one particular force, change will be a disaster and there is no way they’ll let the control of the strings slip.


  • Ahmad Khan
    Jun 1, 2014 - 6:50PM

    chaudhris of Gujrat are political orphans, they are now looking for a new father preferably in uniform.


  • Ahmad Khan
    Jun 1, 2014 - 11:21PM

    chaudhris are politial orphans and are looking for a new father now. They can’t survive without a father.


  • Jun 1, 2014 - 11:40PM

    These forces of status quo will not let you make alliances and they will try to discredit anyone that can help you break the status quo. Don’t pay attention. Make alliances based on one simple principle: There are no friends just interests – having common interests means they are your allies.


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