Punjab CM, law minister should resign immediately: PTI chief

Published: June 18, 2014
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A file photo of PTI chairperson Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

A file photo of PTI chairperson Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan extended support to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) while speaking to media, Express News reported on Wednesday.

Khan said PTI will stand by Dr Tahirul Qadri’s party till they get justice for the eleven killed and several injured as clashes erupted between Qadri’s supporters and police. Khan said extreme measures were taken to scare people from coming out on the roads.

He further added that the Punjab government feels threatened by PTI’s anti-rigging protests and Qadri’s supporters and thus resorted to firing at peaceful protesters outside the Minhajul Quran office.

While questioning why Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif hasn’t resigned as yet, Khan suggested that Punjab law Minister Rana Sanuallah should be put behind bars.

Earlier today, Khan also visited the victims of the clash in Jinnah Hospital.

On June 17, the PTI leader announced to hold a protest against the incident in Bahawalpur on June 27.

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  • Mohammad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:46PM

    It was my dream alliance and In sha Allah it will come true for the betterment of Pakistan.

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  • Nomi
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:58PM

    well well – will the protest include a local concert?

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  • Safwan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:58PM

    I could not agree more. This is state terrorism by Shahbaz & Co. It didn’t seem like what was happening in Lahore, it seemed more like Srinagar or the occupied Palestinian territories. Shame on these murderers.

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  • YP Mississauga
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:04PM

    PML(N) is its own best enemy, they know how to mess up royally.

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  • Abdul Majid
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:10PM

    Well said, Imran Khan!

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  • Shah
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:10PM

    and they replied: “ok we will resign”Recommend

  • Muhammad Ahmed Khan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:11PM

    Keep it up Khan, let this be the last straw on the camel’s back !!!

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  • Umer
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:13PM

    Not just resign but should be prosecuted.

    btw where is judiciary suo motu when you need one? Are judge sin the pocket too?

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  • NightWish
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:20PM

    Khan is right.

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  • synergy
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:25PM

    why is this guy always supporting non-democratic forces?

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  • H Chaudhry
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:29PM

    Enough with these wolf cries of resignation. Did you resign on Banu jailbreak? Resignation is not an answer at this point. The whole system is breaking. Why this sick man Qadri is not held accountable, why is he preaching hate at this time when every one needs to be on the same page.

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  • Ahmed
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:30PM

    Too many Pakistanis have a slavish mind and worship the loudmouth Imran Khan, ignoring the damage he has done to Pakistan with his pro-taliban propaganda (painting those cold-blooded murderers in cahoots with criminals from central asian and arab countries as “peaceful muslims” and “hamaray log”). Fortunately, the majority of Pakistani voters look at deeds not words and that is why the power-hungry Imran Khan is getting so desperate now.

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  • Janz
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:36PM

    Did anyone resign when the jail breaks happen in kpk. ??? This is the situation in our country . Unfortunately no one is sincere . All these politicians are messed up and need to sent to mental asylum. And enough of these international political party heads. They should stay in their beloved foreign countries. In the end poor people of our country loose their lives and all who are part of this should be punished.

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  • Jibran
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:37PM

    @YP Mississauga:
    Not only their own enemy, but they are also the enemies of the people, the state, and the national institutions.
    Their only friends are judges, Geo TV, and the terrorists.

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  • Sami
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:39PM

    Rana Sana Ullah is the real face of PMLn politics. He brutalized the innocent people, and now on one TV channel he states that we were not involved, and on other channel he threats we will see all those guys who wana go against us.

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  • ahsanshah
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:44PM

    So should Pervaiz Khattak for D.I Khan jail break, polio outbreaks , measles deaths, local extortions , and failure to curb terror to mention just a few of the ills pedvalent in KPK.

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  • Merchant
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:46PM

    Messrs PM & CM Sharifs should both resign and then prosecuted in a court if law. This is the only way long awaited justice will be served to ordinary Pakistanis.

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  • Jibran
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:50PM

    PAT needs to move to the supreme court for the gross cruelty meted out yesterday. All parties must support them against the illegal chief minister of Punjab. The Showbaaz has lost legitimacy.

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  • Sa
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:59PM

    Shahbaz Sharif is responsible for ordering the Punjab Police to take such extreme measures against the protesting crowd, He should be tried in the court for murder for 11 people along with the police officers how were involved.

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  • lalai
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:01PM

    What about the D I Khan prison escape by Taliban? Did you or your CM or any cabinet member resigned?

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  • Khan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:04PM

    Why the protest is in Bahawalpur when the incident took place in Lahore. Is it because the concert arrangements have already been made for Bahawalpur?

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  • Orange
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:28PM

    Sad that Innocent people have suffered while while guarding the barriers of a man who done even want to live in Pak..and Shame for those who are doing politics and supporting them, over this!

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  • Dr. Abid Shah Mashwani
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:31PM

    @Nomi Yes PMLN can invite Modi!

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  • Anon
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:36PM

    @synergy: Non-democratic forces? You mean those that use violence to try and silence all those who oppose them?

    Have you been reading the news the last two days?

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  • Wasem
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:38PM

    @synergy: maybe becu the ‘democratic forces’ kill innocent people

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:42PM

    @synergy:
    non-democratic forces? You so called democratic forces killed 8 civilians including women and you expect people to support state terrorists just because they are so called democratic forces? Perhaps even Zia was a democratic force.

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  • akash
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:42PM

    While questioning why Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif hasn’t resigned as yet.
    Ohhhh wait wait IK, did you ask same quetion to parvez khattak when innocent christians were killed by your angry brothers TTPTI.
    You have played a crimnal role in diverting the attention from the way nation deals with the brutalities of terrorism by TTP, always advocated those who killed thousands of Pakianis, so the time has again proved that your mantra of dialogue was wrong and only way to deal with these animals was military operation.
    Can you resign from party and national assembly post with immidiate effect?
    Than do you have any morale ground to ask others for resignation?
    Kindly get out of dharna and resignation mantra so that you can do atleast something productive.
    Criticism on punjab police is valid but who is criticising does matters a lot.

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  • Anon
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:42PM

    Up until yesterday I thought PTI should not go ahead with its protests in Bahawalpur.
    Today, after watching PMLN’s handling I think – nevermind Bahawalpur, its time to come to Lahore!

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  • mtlspiderz
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:44PM

    shame on PML(N) Gov. and shame on their Punjab Police If talibans are killing our soldiers in wazeristan then how come these Punjab Police fully backed by PML(N), are different than talibans? then they say these protests are stoping internation investment. Dont they see that international media was full of pictures where Punjab police were firing shots at poor people. shame on Fake democracy..shame on shabhaz sharif and co.

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  • zia ul hassan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:47PM

    sell blood of people you got right thing why you never go krachi fata to protast when innocent people die why you not proteste when IDP is suffring in ur own govern kpk why you not go theore their thousand people need help but why u go you are same greedy politcals peoplen how works only for kursi weep only for prime minister chair

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  • Umar
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:47PM

    Stupid Imran what do you think we voters of PML-N will allow you to take over government through illegal means – come out of this foolish heaven of yours – by carrying same people here and there and using abusive language do you think we will allow you to do so – get lost. Insha Allah you will always be failure Mr taliban khan. You are the most hated person.

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  • salman
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:55PM

    @synergy:
    bro, after yesterday, its PMLN who were looking like the non-democratic force.Recommend

  • Mubeen
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:10PM

    I partially agree with IK. By this logic they should demand the resignation, with same intensity, of qaim ali shah regarding the death of 7 people in cold storage in karachi attack n also of pervaiz khattak after dik jailbreak. Law must be equal for all the parties.

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  • Zafar Ismail
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:31PM

    I wasnt there but newspaper accounts agree on this:

    Around 4000 PAT activists were assembled in less than 2 hours
    Around 1000 policemen participated
    Police were pushed back at least 3 times before hostilities started
    Police and PAT activists fought for over 2 hours during which automatic gunfire and rocket propelled grenades were fired by BOTH sides (neighbours interviews)

    So my questions:
    1. How was an educational institution able mobilise 4000 fighting ready activists at 1am
    2. How did an educaiton institution have RPG and sufficient automatic weapons for 1000+ men and ammo for 2+ hours.
    3. How many of my fellow PTI supporters would like an educational institution of this nature next to their homes

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  • Stupid Politics
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:02PM

    Why is IK acting some kind of godfather of Pakistan? TuQ should stop destructive politics. Enough is enough.

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  • Anon
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:04PM

    @Umar: I’d be careful calling anyone stupid…. considering youre the one who repeatedly votes PMLN!

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  • bechari-awam
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:13PM

    IK also suggested to end NWA operation because it has no meaning after Model town killings, according to one TV channel’s beeper. That reminds me of another situation when a man went to his neighbor and asked to borrow his lawnmower. The neighbor replied that he could not do that because his wife was not feeling well. The person inquired how that was stopping him from lending his lawnmower. The neighbor replied that if he don’t want to give him his lawnmower, then any excuse is a good excuse. So now IK presumably got another opportunity to back out from his reluctant support for NWA operation ;)

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  • RealPeople
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:13PM

    Forr ALL PML N supporters-NS wants to make economically strong Pakistan after killing innocent people!!!!!!! It will never work.

    Your party doctrine is reperesented by your mascot called Gullu Butt-what else can you expect from such a phony PM!!

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  • Dawood Khan
    Jun 19, 2014 - 12:38AM

    Anyone from KPK government resigned when Bannu Jail was broken?

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  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Jun 19, 2014 - 1:58AM

    All religious, patriotic, nationalistic, social activist Pakistani groups should stand behind PTI to demand justice for the Pakistani nation against all its enemies. Return all money stolen by PMLN, PPP, MQM, and all other political thieves to Pakistan’s budget. End feudalism, and stop exploitation of Pakistan’s people. End Pakistan’s participation in US, Israeli, and Indian anti-Pukhtoon actions in Afghanistan. Support freedom and independence for Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Muslim world from exploiters, occupiers, and the enemies of Muslims.

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  • ahsan mehmood
    Jun 19, 2014 - 2:19AM

    I cannot understand why pmln digs its own grave…why they cant learn 4rm da history…people more loyal then king himself will.lead ganjas into gallows

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  • YP Mississauga
    Jun 19, 2014 - 8:10AM

    @synergy:

    Do you think this is democracy, its just a facade.

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  • Umar
    Jun 19, 2014 - 9:46AM

    @Anon: TTPTI media cell at its best

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  • Shoaib
    Jun 19, 2014 - 9:20PM

    Rana Sana Ullah is the real face of PML-N politics. He brutalized the innocent people, and now on one TV channel he states that we were not involved, and on other channel he threats we will see all those guys who want to go against us. Similarly Shahbaz Sharif is equally responsible for this incident. Shahbaz Sharif is responsible for ordering the Punjab Police to take such extreme measures against the protesting crowd, He should be tried in the court for murder for 11 people along with the police officers how were involved.

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  • Midas
    Jun 19, 2014 - 9:47PM

    This is utter nonsense; this man will damage Pakistan in ways no one has done before. He is playing in the hands of the maulvis and he got started a local agitation excatly coinciding with the timing of army operations, knowing this will become violent. These are similar situations before the debacle of East Pakistan where Pak Army was fighting indian army on the front and mukti bahni on their backs.

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  • bilal
    Jun 20, 2014 - 7:46AM

    Love you Imran Khan. Take out your boxing gloves and go for mi term elections.

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  • Anjum Arshi
    Jun 20, 2014 - 1:03PM

    I could not agree more with Imran Khan. Actually they should demand for resignation of the Prime Minister as well as all the MPAs and MNAs of Nawaz League. This will give an opportunity to PTI to serve Pakistan (with support from Establishment and the Canadian citizens and the Q-League, of course) to govern this unfortunate country. Given the great record of Khan’s party in KPK (e.g. the Bannu jail incident), we can be sure that Pakistan will be in the best hands there are. Pakistani voters made a mistake selecting the current regime against the wishes of the Establishment, and now is the time to correct this mistake. Bravo, IK! Pakistanis are eagerly waiting for the “Dream Team”, with its colourful Jalsas and concerts that will pacify Pakistanis and solve all problems.

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  • H Chaudhry
    Jun 20, 2014 - 10:27PM

    How about Mr. Khan you lead by example and fire your CM for Banu jail break and sack health minister and health secretary for the death of most vulnerable and innocent of them all, the children due to your party’s pathetic management. Deal?

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  • H Chaudhry
    Jun 20, 2014 - 10:29PM

    A sick Canadian called qadri, a misguided former hero turned liar king, two loser chaudry’s of Gujarat, mix them all and you have a grand alliance of greedy people whom lust of power is passionate, whose record is ZERO, who are at sub human character level and we call is a inqilaabi movement.

    Lets bring inquilaab, lets send the Canadian to mental asylum, liar khan to serve his former wife and her bf, and two chaudries to their homes in gujrat.

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