(LIVE) Islamabad protests: Qadri says he will address his workers at 4pm

Published: August 9, 2014
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Express News screengrab of PAT chief Tahirul Qadri speaking to his supporters. Imran Khan gestures as he arrives on a stage during a protest march against the country's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Islamabad on August 16, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Imran Khan addressing the rally at Abpara Chowk. PHOTO: EXPRESS SCREENGRAB Imran is seated in the centre, alongside other PTI leaders. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB PTI supporters waiting for PTI chief Imran Khan in Islamabad early Saturday morning. PHOTO: AGHA MAHROZ/EXPRESS Supporters of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri hold up his pictures as they wait for his arrival in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS  PTI workers celebrate during the 'Azadi' march. PHOTO: AFP PTI's Azadi march has reached Gujranwala. PHOTO: EXPRESS SCREENGRAB PTI supporters gathered at Zero Point in Islamabad. PHOTO: HUMA CHOUDHARY/EXPRESS K-P Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak at Zero Point in Islamabad. PHOTO: EXPRESS SCREENGRAB PTI rally at Zero Point in Islamabad. PHOTO: Huma Choudhary/EXPRESS PTI rally at Wapda House in Lahore. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/EXPRESS A truck (L) carrying Imran Khan as he heads a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP Imran Khan (C) addresses supporters as he heads a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP Express News screengrab of PTI chief Imran Khan addresing his supporters in Faisal Chowk. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. PHOTO: APP Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar. PHOTO: APP PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP  A supporter of Imran Khan gestures while sitting outside Imran's residence before the start of today's Azadi March in Lahore August 14, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS Express News screengrab of PTI leaders including party chief Imran Khan. A file photo of PTI rally in Lahore. PHOTO: RIAZ AHMED Imran Khan addressing PTI workers in Lahore on Wednesday night. PHOTO: SHIREEN MAZARI TWITTER PTI President Javed Hashmi. PHOTO: EXPRESS/IRFAN ALI PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: INP The Red Zone and diplomatic enclave sealed off in the Federal Capital. PHOTO: INP Court says it will not allow violation of anyone's rights in the name of security. PHOTO: EXPRESS/SHAHBAZ MALIK PTI chairman Imran addressing a conference in Lahore. PHOTO: EXPRESS/TARIQ HASSAN PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi. STOCK IMAGE Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri. PHOTO: STOCK IMAGES In this file photo, supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan stand on a tree as they wave party flags during an anti-government protest rally in Islamabad on May 11, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Express News screengrab of PTI leader Arif Alvi speaking to the media in Lahore. Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan speaks during a press conference at his residence in Islamabad on August 11, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the Pakistan Muslim League-Qauid (PML-Q) Punjab president. PHOTO: INP Express News screengrab of PTI Punjab President Ejaz Chaudhry speaking to the media in Lahore. PTI central information secretary Shireen Mazari. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS / Sirajul Haq. PHOTO: PPI PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: QASIM USMAN

LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson’s year-long accusations against the government for rigging last year’s elections gained momentum this month, with Imran Khan calling for an ‘Azadi’ march on August 14 from Lahore to Islamabad.

Canada-based cleric Dr Tahirul Qadri joined in the protest, announcing an ‘Inqilab’ march, running parallel to PTI’s rally.

Despite the government’s insistence for PTI to call off its protest rally and its attempt to block PAT’s rally, both opposition leaders are proceeding to the barricaded capital today, vowing to bring down the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government.

Get all the latest updates on the Azadi march and the Inqilab march here.

All previous stories relating to Qadri can be found here, and all previous stories related to the Azadi march can be found here.

Below is an interactive Google map showing Imran’s location from his residence in Lahore to Islamabad. The green marker shows the current approximate location of Imran, who is heading the rally.

August 16, 2:28pm

“Our revolution is a hundred percent, a thousand percent, a million percent peaceful,” he says.

“There is no room for blood, militancy and terrorism.”

“My ideology is non-violence, non-violence and non-violence,” Qadri says.

“We rejected any kind of manifestation of militancy,” the PAT chief adds.

He states that peace and love is the message of the Minhajul Quran as well as his party.

He also advises his workers to be peaceful to their enemies.

“If anybody tries to become violent, I will kick him out of my company,” Qadri says.

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August 16, 2:18pm

“We have already sacrificed 14 lives on June 17 but we remained peaceful,” he says.

“We did not become vengeful, we did not retaliate,” he says.

PAT does not believe in militancy, aggression or extremism, he adds.

“We want to make Pakistan a peaceful state.”

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August 16, 2:18pm

Qadri asks his supporters for permission to speak in English in order to address the whole world.

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August 16, 2:14pm

He warns his workers that if they see someone with arms they should hand them over to the ‘Inqilab’ march administration.

“I salute my sons and daughters for their great contributions in the ‘Inqilab’ march,” Qadri says.

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August 16, 2:14pm

“We believe in democracy, Constitution and the law,” he says.

“We will not be terrorists and we will not be violent,” Qadri adds.

He advises his workers to sacrifice their lives if someone shoots them and not retaliate.

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August 16, 2:14pm

“We have been peaceful from the very beginning, we have always been peaceful and will remain peaceful,” says the PAT chief.

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August 16, 2:14pm

“From this point on I will not move from here till I succeed in bringing a revolution,” Qadri says.

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August 16, 2:12pm

“I am not well, I have a throat infection and a headache,” Qadri says.

He says that the Chaudhry brothers went to their home to rest and asked him to come along but he refused.

“I will be with my workers, I’ll sleep where they sleep, I’ll stand where they stand, I’ll sit where they will sit and I will not leave you for even a minute,” the PAT chief says, addressing his workers.

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August 16, 2:07pm

The PAT chief says he has only come to congratulate his workers right now.

“I have come to appreciate you for being a part of this ‘Inqilab March,'” he adds.

He states that the revolution is not very far off.

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August 16, 2:02pm

The government has not helped with the seating arrangements at the sit-in and it was solely done by his workers.

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August 16, 2:01pm

Qadri says he will address his workers at 4pm and present his charter of demands.

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August 16, 1:56pm

Qadri arrives on stage which has been prepped for him on Khayaban-e-Suharwady to address the PAT rally soon, Express News reports.

The PAT chief is expected to stage a sit-in with his supporters for his ‘Inqilab’ march.

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August 16, 1:07pm

A court in Gujranwala on Saturday approved the bail of Pomi Butt, vandalist of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ‘Azadi’ march, Express News reported.

Read here for the full story.

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August 16, 7:25am

PAT chief has fallen ill and has opted to rest before he addresses his supporters near their approved rally spot near Aabpara Market on Khayaban-e-Suharwardy.

On Khayaban-e-Suharwardy, PAT workers are busy making preparations for the rally.

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August 16, 4:35am

We will not not leave here till Nawaz resigns, says Imran Khan.

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August 16, 4:26am

PTI chief asks supporters to re-convene at Aabpara Chowk at 3pm on Saturday for the sit-in.

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August 16, 4:26am

Imran asks Nawaz to resign, hold re-elections.

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August 16, 4:22am

Referring to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s speech in the National Assembly where he reportedly said that approximately 60,000-70,000 votes in every constituency could not be verified, the PTI chief said he knew why they could not be verified.

He alleged that just two days before the general elections, the election commission transferred Anwer Mehboob to Punjab, who allegedly ordered printing of hundreds of thousands of extra ballot papers. When the chief secretary and additional secretary asked Mehboob why he was asking for the printing of those extra ballot papers, he replied that he had orders from higher authorities.

Those ballot papers were then allegedly distributed among PML-N workers, who used them stuff ballot boxes on Election Day, claimed Imran. “That’s why all these votes are not verifiable.”

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August 16, 4:20am

I have to die one day, I’d rather die for Pakistan, says PTI chief.

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August 16, 4:19am

I was warned that there are threats to my life, with the Punjabi Taliban planning to attack me, says Imran Khan

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August 16, 4:17am

PTI chief Imran Khan now addressing the rally.

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August 16, 4:08am

We do not want any one apart from Imran Khan as prime minister, says PTI president Makhdom Javed Hashmi.

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August 16, 4:07am

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August 16, 3:56am

Shah Mahmood Qureshi says they will present their demands at 3pm on Saturday.

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August 16, 3:52am

Shah Mahmood Qureshi claims 4,000 PTI supporters have been detained by Punjab police.

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August 16, 3:44am

Shah Mahmood Qureshi takes the stage.

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August 16, 3:02am

Egged on by Sheikh Rasheed, the crowd chants, “Goodbye Nawaz!”

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August 16, 2:52am

Imran Khan is on stage at Aabpara Chowk, alongside Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and PTI Punjab chief Ejaz Chaudhry.

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August 16, 2:37am

The stage at Aabpara Chowk for PTI rally is ready. PTI leaders Pervaiz Khattak, Javed Hashmi, and Azam Swati on stage.

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August 16, 2:24am

Speaking to Express News, PTI chairman Imran Khan says that he will sleep among PTI workers at Aabpara Chowk tonight. “And we won’t leave until we secure real freedom,” he said.

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 August 16, 2:12am

PTI chief Imran Khan arriving at Zero Point in Islamabad. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

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August 16, 1:49am

PTI supporters in Islamabad early Saturday morning. PHOTO: IMRAN KHAN FACEBOOK PAGE

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August 16, 1:32am

https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/500378484070305794

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August 16, 12:57am

A van reportedly carrying PTI supporters fell into a ditch, killing three people and injuring 13 according to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital administration. The accident took place near Shakarparian, in front of Pak-China Friendship Centre.

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August 16, 12:47am

Still no sign of PAT supporters or any arrangements at reported gathering point on Khayaban-e-Suhrwardy.

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August 16, 12:42am

Chaos at the PTI gathering point. The stage is still being built – welding is being done. It may take another hour or two for it to be built, Peer Muhammad reports. Security is being handled by around 900-plus PTI youth wing and Insaaf Student Federation members. They have formed security layers leading up to the stage. A contingent of more than 100 security officials will be protecting Imran Khan.

KP CM Pervaiz Khattak’s security will be provided by KP police.

A large number of supporters are still scattered in different adjoining areas awaiting IK.

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August 16, 12:22am 

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August 16, 12:10am 

Both PAT and PTI rallies have been allowed to converge at Aabpara Chowk.

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August 16, 12:08am 

PAT spokesperson Sheikh Zahid Fayaz announces on Facebook that the PAT rally will be held on Khayaban-i-Suhrwardy, parallel to PTI’s rally on Kashmir Highway. Officially, PAT was designated to Faisal Avenue.

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August 15, 11:52pm

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August 15, 11:50pm

Talking to Express News. Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed said, “Pakistan is not a banana republic, where a few thousand people would come and force the prime minister to resign.” In the interview, he calls both Imran and Qadri “irresponsible”.

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 August 15, 11:45pm

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August 15, 11:45pm

Speaking to a private TV channel, Qadri said that PAT requested any of three locations in Islamabad – Fazlul Haq Road,  Kh-e-Suhrwardy, and one more – for its protest, but the authorities rejected their request.

Qadri expressed his preference for a location close to PTI, but said that the authorities are offering a location next to Faisal Mosque.

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August 15, 11:31pm

There’s confusion regarding the rallying point of Qadri’s rally. Our correspondents are currently unable to transmit information back to the newsroom because parts of Islamabad are without phone coverage.

There are reports that Qadri’s rally has changed its location to one which is closer to Imran’s.

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August 15, 11:22pm

Slogans echo closer to rally point as PTI supporters slowly converge at Zero Point and move up on Kashmir Highway.

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August 15, 11:15pm

PTI chairman Imran Khan is  half a kilometre from Faizabad, where the rain has been falling heavily. Imran Khan’s motorcade is followed by Tahirul Qadri’s rally. The PTI rally (separate from Imran) follows Qadri’s rally.

The PTI stage is being constructed on Kashmir Highway in front of the sports complex. K-P CM Parvaiz Khattak, who arrived at Aabpara Chowk earlier this evening, is monitoring work.

As sirens echo through Kashmir highway and zero point area, there seems to be a sense of anticipation.

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August 15, 10:38pm

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August 15, 10:35pm

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August 15, 10:32pm

“When we were crossing through Gujranwala, we saw PMLN workers were sitting on police cars. The PMLN should have intervened, and they did not,” Shah Mehmood Qureshi tells Express News.

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August 15, 10:25pm

PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat joins Tahirul Qadri in his motorcade en route to Islamabad, Express News reports.

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August 15, 10:22pm

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August 15, 9:58pm

With PTI’s Azadi march expected to enter Islamabad shortly, The Express Tribune takes a look at the planned site of the protest and its proximity to Islamabad’s Red Zone:

ANIMATION: EXPRESS CREATIVE

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August 15, 9:48pm

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August 15, 9:44pm

Talking to Express News, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak says that investigations into rigging should be launched in all constituencies.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak steps out of his vehicle in Aabpara Chowk, Islamabad. PHOTO: QAMAR ZAMAN/EXPRESS

Things got heated up between PTI workers when Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak reached Aabpara Chowk on Friday evening, The Express Tribune correspondent Rizwan Shehzad reports.

The chief minister had chosen to spend the night at the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa House as party workers and supporters slept on the road under the open sky.

“Had the CM spent the night with us on the roads, many of us would have felt better,” said Hasan, who hails from Nowshera. “He has just come for a photo session.”

He along with other PTI workers were angry at the PTI local leadership and organisers who failed to make arrangements for rally participants coming from other areas.

Upon arrival at Aabpara Chowk, Khattak marched towards the Sports Complex where he got into the driving seat of a container-bearing trailer and drove it away so as to stop it from obstructing the participants. Trucks, trailers and pedestrians followed and stopped near the Sports Complex on Kashmir Highway.

As the rain poured, many sought cover in the Aabpara market.

Sniffer dogs were also brought in to scan the area for bombs. On the other hand, helicopters overhead made a few rounds.

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August 15, 9:30pm

Mobile toilets being set up. PHOTO: QAMAR ZAMAN/EXPRESS

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August 15, 9:15pm

Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique calls Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah to discuss the clashes between PML-N and PTI workers in Gujranwala.

Rafique says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident. Shah says, that “It is not the duty of the court to resolve political issues but that of politicians.”

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August 15, 8:48pm

PAT convoy in Rawat. PHOTO: PAT

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August 15, 8:30pm

A criminal case had been registered at the Sabzi Mandi police station in Gujranwala against Pomi Butt and his accomplices on charges of pelting stones on PTI’s rally, on the orders of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Police official Mukhtar Ahmed said a case had been registered against 35 to 40 people, including Butt. The case had been registered under Sections 506, 147 and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Pomi had surrendered and was arrested with his fellows, Ahmed said. Raids would be conducted to arrest other unidentified men, Khan said.

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August 15, 8:10pm

The PTI workers started pouring into Aabpara Chowk and they are expecting PTI chairman Imran Khan soon, our correspondent Peer Muhammad reports.

Following the attack on their convoy in Gujranwala earlier, they separated from the main rally and are steaming towards Islamabad along with the senior party leadership.

They are on their way to Islamabad after leaving behind the main rally from Lahore due to being late amid the crowd, to arrive in Islamabad between 9 am and 10 am.

Senior leaders of the party led by K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Secretary General Jahangir Tareen, senior leaders Saifullah Niazi, Azam Swati, provincial ministers, MPs and MNAs are in Aabpara Chowk, where the main stage is expected to be set up.

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August 15, 8:05pm

PAT’s convoy reaches outskirts of Rawalpindi, our correspondent Muzaffar Mukhtar tells us.

The convoy is expected to reach the capital within an hour.

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August 15, 7:18pm

On a separate note, watch some amazing footage of the Minar-e-Pakistan and the adjoining Azadi Chowk from last night.

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August 15, 7:10pm

Former president Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the attack on PTI chief Imran Khan’s convoy in Gujranwala today, terming it an “unacceptable demonstration of intolerance towards political dissent,” according to PPP spokesperson Farhat

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Reader Comments (241)

  • Blithe
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:10PM

    If anything happens to him, blame facebook . He is suffering from megalomania – the type musharraf was suffering – from facebook tolls pressing the ‘like’ button.

    Mark Zukerberg would be responsible!

    Don’t blame Pakistan , we only gave him a miniscuke 35 seats.

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  • Ex-Aitchisonian
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:12PM

    God bless Imran Khan, our hero!

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  • Nabeel
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:15PM

    Pakistan does not need external enemies in the presence of Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri.
    These two are enough to destroy Pakistan.

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  • haroon mukhtar
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:25PM

    Allah bless Pakistan.
    Allah bless Nawaz Sharif.

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  • Jahanzeb
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:27PM

    Mr. Khan, I am still searching for that new KPK that was promised by you to be set up within 90 days.
    Where is that new KPK?
    I am from KPK and conditions are worse here in KPK as compared to ANP era.

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  • Fouzia
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:30PM

    Imran’s statements are always full of hate. He needs to learn ethics of communication.
    I have never listened such a dirty language from Nawaz Sharif.

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  • Noman Ghumman
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:32PM

    PTI is doing all drama due to one fear. They think that If PML-N rules for complete 5 years, then PTI will have no chance in the next elections.
    PTI should wait till 2018.

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  • Younus
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:34PM

    Definition of PTI’s politics.
    Abusing, accusing and blaming others without any evidence.
    Imran is creating hurdles in the way of country’s progress.

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  • ejaz aslam
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:36PM

    No trust on this man who always takes U Turn. PTI’s strategy is to only create agitation and political instability in the country. This political instability is affecting the economy of Pakistan.
    Immature and dirtiest politics of PTI.

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  • MKA
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:38PM

    Mr. Imran, you always blames others.
    When will you answer Arsalan Iftikhar’s questions? Why don’t you respond to those questions.
    I am ashamed of voting for PTI.

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  • Abdul Latif
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:41PM

    When PML-N government came into power, Stock Exchange Index was 18,000 points. It crossed 30,000 points in almost one year. It is a great success of the government. Investment has started to come to Pakistan. Economy started giving positive signals after many years. I salute Nawaz Sharif and his team for making good policies for country’s economy.

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  • kamran
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:43PM

    PTI is lead by a selfish and Liar person. Imran does not possess sportsman spirit. He often uses abusive language for others. He should stop wasting the time of nation and give attention to KPK.
    KPK is suffering due to corruption and bad governance of PTI.

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  • YOUTH
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:44PM

    No hope from PTI. Their strategy is to destabilize democratic system in Pakistan. Biggest shame for PTI. I treat them as enemy of Pakistan. They are ignoring KPK and at the same time trying to destroy Pakistan’s economy.

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  • Layman
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:46PM

    May ALLAH protect Imran khan, if something happens to him I am afraid no one would be able to stop the emotions of PTI workers..

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  • Bilal Khan
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:47PM

    PML-N took the government when there was nothing good in Pakistan. Economy was about to default at that time. Credit goes to PML-n that due to their tireless effort, economy has started to grow:
    – Stock Exchange has shown tremendous improvement during last one year.
    – Foreign investment has also started coming in Pakistan.
    – Percentage of inflation has come to the single digit.
    – Many projects for power generation have been started which will give production after few years.
    – No mega scandal of corruption has come during last one year.
    – Much improvement is seen in the affairs of Railway, PIA and Steel Mill.
    – Dollar has come down and rupee has been strengthened.
    – 3G and 4G in Pakistan. etc.

    All it shows that government is performing well despite countless hurdles.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:54PM

    This duo has already done so much damage to economy that it would never recover for a very long time. The real forces behind these fake revolutionaries must stop them, otherwise further damage to economy and country would be so big that even real forces would also fail. Act fast please.

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  • Jami
    Aug 9, 2014 - 10:59PM

    I have never listened anything good from the mouth of Imran Khan. He always uses loose language for others.

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  • Abdullah
    Aug 9, 2014 - 11:05PM

    It is only Pakistan where immature politicians like Imran Khan dont accept defeat.
    Imran lacks sportsman spirit. He possesses very little heart. His short-sightedness and narrow-mindedness are his main weaknesses. He cries like little kids.

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  • Nadia Bashir
    Aug 9, 2014 - 11:07PM

    Imran is punishing Pakistanis for not voting for PTI.

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  • Shahid Gujjar
    Aug 9, 2014 - 11:11PM

    Blockade of Lahore and the man-handling and murder of PAT candidates vindicates Imran’s stance that these are not democrats, these are Baadshahs. Down with monarchy, down with Khoon League.

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  • Imran Qadri
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:06AM

    PM wannabe Imran Khan is basically demanding Presidential,PM level security for himself during his so called Azadi March drama, obviously he can’t say that directly so this is indirect way of asking for favour from a government that you don’t even recognise in first place and curse all day long.Recommend

  • Ghulam Ali
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:07AM

    Until corrupt families and their filthy children (Bhuttos, Sharifs) are not removed from national politics, no true democracy can grow in Pakistan. Current Pakistani system is just like Saudi Royal Family. After Nwaz his children are ready to rule our children. Fully support IK and PTIRecommend

  • Humza
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:09AM

    @Nadia Bashir: I used to support PTI and I would have voted for them in the next elections. No more; Imran Khan has shown he is too immature to lead a nation and that he will stop at nothing to disrupt a country. He is afraid of the work done by PML N all over the country but he can’t do anything in KPK.

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  • Anjum farooq
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:13AM

    Such ignorance, he got 8 million votes dear. Where r u [email protected]:

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  • Anjum farooq
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:15AM

    Great khan, stop struggle for this idiot nation. Don’t waste your [email protected]:

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:26AM

    Listen the dirty language of so called political leader imran and its political party PTI – this shows their dirty inner and character. They are fulfilling the mission of Pakistan enemies and taking the revenge of killing of taliban.They dam care for Pakistan they only care to how to capture the government and fulfill their evil mission in the name of new pakistan.

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  • H Chaudhry
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:29AM

    Really so if something happen to me Kill every one in sharif family? Is this a leader talk or executive talk? Shame on you Imran.

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  • Bukhari
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:36AM

    Taking a part of speech and make it headlines propagate wrong message and also cover the real issues. The responsibility of media is show the real issues.

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  • Anon
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:51AM

    And PMLN talking about destabilising democracy? Wasnt this the PM who wanted to declare himself Ameer-Ul-Momineen? Isnt he the only head of a party who has been convicted of taking money from the ISI to fight an election? Didnt he assure everyone that he wouldnt let the spirit of Zia die?

    Who are you guys kidding?

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  • naveed
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:53AM

    So many pro PMLN comments..are these paid commentors to write praises for nawaz..3 decades man..6 times in power..still they say they are the saviors? Pathetic.

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  • Hassan
    Aug 10, 2014 - 1:27AM

    @Bilal Khan:
    Dollar has come down?? Do you know where it was in May 2013?

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  • Adeel
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:03AM

    Same comment over and over again. Please look into the performance of the party u support, not through the eyes of social but the ground realities. And I am sure you too will suggest PTI to work in kpk and have mercy on poor souls who voted for PTI
    @naveed:

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  • Outside obersver
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:32AM

    Imran khan was a hero. Someone you aspired to be like. Rock solid and graceful in defeat and in victory.

    This man is not close to what he used to be. this man is responsible for chaos in the country he says he loves. He is no more than another average minded politician… we have lost a true icon of heroism and intellect…..

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  • Aug 10, 2014 - 2:46AM

    @naveed:
    Exactly, paid comments. The common man is down to selling organs and they are chanting PML-N and quoting macro-economic figures.
    Let me clear one thing to my people, if you want to know the real performance of a government, look at the life of the common man, has it become easier or tougher? The nature of the government will become astonishingly clear to you.
    As for those naive people quoting macro-economic figures, let me explain in simple terms.
    The figures you quote may represent the whole economy but not the economic movement, employment, inflation and regulations. You people also have forgotten to include the heavy loans injected into our economy. So please, refrain from quoting ephemeral figures and see the massive damage done to the economy.
    Also, if you people think that we won’t lead our supporters, or our popularity will decrease due to these comments, you are mistaken, we will march forth from all parts of Pakistan towards the capital.
    Our war is against corruption and injustice, for which we will fight, and if necessary, fall. But we will never capitulate!
    Pakistan Zindabad!

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  • Aug 10, 2014 - 3:54AM

    It seems like that pro – PML pathetic supporters have become accustomed to be spoken lies and unfulfilled promises that when a decent, well – spoken, well – mannered, educated and honest man such as Imran Khan speaks honestly these people don’t seem to understand him. Sadly a lot of Pakistanis have a similar attitude that is why parties like PPP and PML – take turns to rule and plunder Pakistan. But then only the educated and honest people will only understand IMRAN KHAN! Keep up the good work Imran Khan. Allah is your saviour. GOD BLESS YOU.

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  • Safar Shah
    Aug 10, 2014 - 4:24AM

    If PTI won every single case in Election tribunal it would not still not be able to form government in Center or Punjab. If PMLN lost every single case in Election tribunal it would still not loose majoriy in Center or Punjab government. These protests are not only to keep a dying PTI alive and the megalomaniac Taliban Khan does not care if it destroys Pakistan

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  • Tauheed Ahmed
    Aug 10, 2014 - 4:58AM

    In the last elections, a lot of people were fooled by Imran Khan. They wanted to give him a chance to show what he could do. He got his chance in kpk, and has proved to be incompetent and totally incapable of delivering anything beyond big words. One day people will realize how much damage Imran Khan has already done by serving as self-appointed Propoganda Minister to the Taliban for the past several years.

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  • Zaida P
    Aug 10, 2014 - 7:12AM

    Nope. They’ll hold you responsible. But I guess it doesn’t matter. You’ll be gone anyway.

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  • Xman
    Aug 10, 2014 - 8:00AM

    Facebook Khan and his burger PTI doesn’t realise that if voters of other parties had decided to come on the streets as well to deal with their agitation, not even a single PTI supporter would find a hole in the ground large enough to hide.

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  • Raisur Rahman
    Aug 10, 2014 - 9:28AM

    I was going through the column and write up, I feel Pakistani likes to be slave and serve dynasty politics. Let me tell you if you ask any Pakistani abroad they are fed up of the mafia. No politician plunder money and invest abroad. Go to Hyde Road in London and see the property of Shariffs. The poor and common man are suffering and the Elite are becoming rich and the common man are turned to Gullu Butt to save the Elite. In UAE , I have given so many jobs to Pakistanis as they cry that they are living below poverty and have no hope with their Government and system.

    Here is a man, Imran Khan who came as a messiah for the cause of common man and he is fighting to deliver the best. He is honest, intelligent, educated and have no greed but his only greed is to see that Pakistanis get the best and live with dignity.

    Pakistani’s this is your opportunity, Shariffs and Zardari will use you and treat you as a slave. The choice is your’s.

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  • danyaal
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:22AM

    aye aye captain!! we hold nawaz responsible no problem.. truth shall surface time for corrupt family politics is over

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  • sabi
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:24AM

    “If any thing happens to me..”..Mr khan while we don’t wish any ill will for your life don’t forget Benazir Bhutto expressed same concerns but what happened to her killers is an open secret.This blackmail doesn’t work take care.

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  • kk
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:50AM

    PTI workers will come to know ahter some time what actual agenda IK had, but mr IK forget victory from KPK in by elections

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  • Fawad
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:15PM

    According to the latest news, PTI spokesperson Shireen Mizari has strongly negated any such claim where PTI refuses to meet JI. Shame on ET for publishing a news item before verifying it. It is equivalent to lying.

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  • Saadat
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:36PM

    @Nabeel:
    well said

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  • Saadat
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:38PM

    true, good comments @Fouzia:

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  • Saadat
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:48PM

    Good comments @Xman:

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  • Waseem
    Aug 10, 2014 - 12:59PM

    @Xman:
    Then come out if you dare. Your Punjab Government is getting pulverized by TUQ and still you are sitting inside your houses. Have some shame and come out.

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  • Rex Minor
    Aug 10, 2014 - 1:37PM

    @Abdullah:
    He might fit into your description, but the one thing the populist self declared politician will not accept ” business as usual” of professional politicians turned millionaires.

    Rex Minor

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  • H Chaudhry
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:00PM

    @Waseem Punjab Government is sitting and laughing at their ploy to get PAT fully exposed and kill their inquillab in eyes of normal people even before it started. They will annihilate PAT when needed.

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  • Rex Minor
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:08PM

    Mr Sirajul Haq, do not interfere; it is time that Sharifs take leave for the betterment of the country and their families. Let them agree to new elections and allow the change in leadership with a reformed election procedure.

    Rex Minor

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  • Anon
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:10PM

    And as for measuring the govts performance, macroeconomic indicators arent always easy to interpret, and are often subject to dispute, even within the government they managed to present different gdp growth values to the public and to the IMF (later to be revealed to be typos!).

    There is one simple question you need to ask yourself – do you trust the Punjab Police? Do you think this is the professional force that should be in place? If you needed their help tomorrow, would you be confident? This police has been under the govt for 6 years in a row. Before that they were under the PMLN for over a decade!

    The fact of the matter is that the Sharifs and their MNAs/MPAs have always used this force as their own private army…. This is governance for you!

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  • Anon
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:13PM

    Does anyone know how many members of the cabinet are NOT related to Nawaz Sharif?

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  • Anon
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:17PM

    The problem is people are so used to being slaves they dont want anyone to disturb that…. Remember when SS’s daughter had a poor man beaten up? Anywhere else in the world that would have been a career-ending incident, but not in Pakistan! Here we are still being told about what a great CM he is…. so what if some poor guy gets beaten up or killed for not serving his family… he always use the underpass to get to hospital… of course those are short on doctors as well….you getting there wont be a problem!

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  • Anon
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:28PM

    The macroeconomic indicators are uselessly being quoted without context….

    On the other hand, our Finance minister is the guy who signed an affidavit saying he helped the Sharifs launder millions of dollars! He is also accused of fudging figures in his last tenure as Finance Minister….

    Go look for alternate interpretations of the economy…

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  • Waseem
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:28PM

    @Bilal Khan:
    You presented the facts which were presented by the PML-N government. But the problem is you do not see through these so called achievements. In case of Dollar going down to the same level as that of May 11. The question is how did it go up in the first place. When ever Loan Ranger (Ishaq Dar) come in power. The same thing happens with the dollar. Now due to this revaluation, the exports are going down. Look at the figures of the last Six Months and you will understand what i am saying. Economy is a very sensitive business to handle but Loan Ranger (Ishaq Dar) decreases the value of dollar just because a One Seater Sheikh Rashid hurls statements at them. It is just like Obama will make his economic decisions because Zimbabwe President shouts about it. This is how insecure this government is. Regarding the stock exchange. It is going up not because of the economy but because of the fact that foreign investor finds it convenient to invest in it because he will not have to build a factory for it and due to low P/E multiples which allows them to have higher profits as compared to any other part of the world. The single digit percentage of inflation is not because of this government. In fact the inflation has increased in the first year of PML-N as compared to the last year of PPP (The inflation was less then 6% in the last year of PPP). The foreign investment figure Minus Investment in Stock Market and Spectrum Licences has come down in the last year as compared to the last year of PPP government. Which indicates that the actual Foreign Investment which couls increase the productivity is still allusive.
    What is the improvement in the affairs of PIA and Railways. They are still showing huge losses and are getting huge bailouts while the improvement in Pakistan Steel is that is has been shut down to curtail losses.
    Check the facts first before commenting. The fact is unemployment has risen. GDP growth is the lowest in the last 5 Years (As reported to the IMF). Inflation is higher and the country’s economy is going down the drain. And i am predicting that this year the GDP will be lowest in the history of Pakistan. And it may go into recession for the first time in its history. The signs are visible but all the kings man cannot see those signs.

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  • Ranjha
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:40PM

    @Abdul Latif:

    You must be a KSE stock broker living on commissions!

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  • Ranjha
    Aug 10, 2014 - 2:40PM

    @Xman:

    Facebook Khan and his PTI doesn’t realise that if voters of other parties had decided to come on the streets as well to deal with their agitation, not even a single PTI supporter would find a hole in the ground large enough to hide.

    Yes, but first Non League will have to find those voters in real life–fake voting chits stuffed in ballot boxes don’t come out to protest!

    And if you disagree, bring your “voters” out of their holes and prove us wrong!!!Recommend

  • Taimoor
    Aug 10, 2014 - 3:08PM

    A lot of compensated comments.

    Whenever you see “I was a PTI supporter, but…” “I voted for PTI, but…” “I used to like Imran Khan, but…”

    It must ring your bell!

    PMLN propaganda in full swing.

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  • shar
    Aug 10, 2014 - 3:41PM

    @Abdullatif Load off rubbish;, mkt is inflation sensitive and rupiah depreciation is being factored in.Then you have the laundering of money turning black to white another gift from nawaz to the criminals,there are many factors and variables involved but spouting nonsense is not what growth? What investment? Fact is tje sale of pakistans best assets at a discount and no increase in tax, only through stealth again the poor pay it is a criminal regime pak is drowning in debt thanks to crooked status quo parties!

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  • Parvez
    Aug 10, 2014 - 4:56PM

    What the PML-N does not understand is that the best way to tackle the so called Azadi March is to………. allow it to happen and more importantly facilitate it to happen peacefully. Sadly the Sharif brothers just lack the grey matter required to understand that politics is not all about power and how to abuse it.

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  • JB
    Aug 10, 2014 - 5:06PM

    I am sorry to say but I am so glad I came out of Pakistan. The comments I read on this site from the PPP and PMLN lovers simply shows ignorance. Knowing the kind of property these people have made through their tenures is an open secret. How can you trust someone who says one thing before the elections and forgets them after? Shahbaz Sharif promised that he will drag Zardari on the streets of Lahore after winning the elections. Not only did that not happen, Zardari got a Guard of Honor and NS actually went to him for advice!!! I mean, everyone knows about Zardari and his rule and his assets. Do the PMLN supporters forget so easily? Are they so afraid of change that they do not want to give someone else a chance? Do they actually believe that ‘third times’ a charm? Do they actually think IK would do more damage to the country compared to 3 rules of PMLN, 2 rules of PPP and one tenure of Musharraf??? I am simply shocked at the comments of these people that inspite of what our country has been through, inspite of how openly we see all sorts of corruption; we are still unwilling to change.

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  • salman
    Aug 10, 2014 - 5:27PM

    @Xman:
    Come out on the 14th. No one is stopping you.

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  • Real Truth
    Aug 10, 2014 - 5:50PM

    This 65-yo kid is asking a democratically-elected PM to resign, yet he keeps parroting that all his demands would be within the constitution. Either he has not read the constitution, or perhaps he is going to demand that the Constitution be amended to read: “If Imran Khan Niazi does not get elected to be the PM of Pakistan, His Bigness will be entitled to force any elected PM to resign at his sweet will” :-)

    SAD REALITY is that Never mind 2013 election results, with this level (or lack) of maturity, IK is destined to LOSE 2018 elections as well. IK is, therefore, better-advised to start fabricating the accusations he is going to use to cover his defeat in 2018.

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  • Fahad
    Aug 10, 2014 - 5:53PM

    All my prayers for respected Mian Nawaz Sharif.

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  • Salman Husen
    Aug 10, 2014 - 6:37PM

    I am not supporting PTI & Mr. Imran Khan directly, but one chance should be given to PTI to see new Pakistan.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Aug 10, 2014 - 8:56PM

    @Jahanzeb

    Why relate fibs and ignore what the Federal Government and its private khakis have undertaken in the garrison cantonments of your province where army writ of the colonial days linger on and the reign of the Governor, commissioners and the corps commander rule is over the civil administration which is struggling with the influx of refugees from the tribal territories. Why not address the three Sharifs who are now collecting the foreign aid for the displaced people and distributed it as well,.
    .

    Rex Minor

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  • zafar
    Aug 10, 2014 - 9:06PM

    Look at this lady ,that was complaining about uncivilized comments on his daughter by young blood of pti ,when she left party ,and now just with having seat in National assembly ,she forgot all and is defending PTI .it is true that every one is for sale ! , does she representing a Pakistani women with his figures and actions ,what a change ?

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  • Hamid
    Aug 10, 2014 - 9:27PM

    Imran and Qadri have committed to destroy Pakistan. Shame for them

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  • Jamali
    Aug 10, 2014 - 9:37PM

    @Salman Husen:
    New Pakistan? But where is new KPK that was promised by Imran Khan.
    We are seeing even worse KPK.

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  • Abdul Latif
    Aug 10, 2014 - 9:41PM

    @Ranjha — I am not KSE broker. You people should have courage to read and listen the truth.

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  • dilawar
    Aug 10, 2014 - 9:52PM

    Shame on Imran who is promoting violence in Pakistan. He is teaching violence to his workers. He should know that there are millions of Pakistanis who voted for PML-N.

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  • Saima
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:00PM

    Imran is not sincere with Pakistan. He is on the mission to destroy Pakistan. He lacks sportsman spirit. He should accept the defeat like Indian politicians of Congress.
    Allah bless Nawaz Sharif.

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  • hellodrsoul
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:10PM

    The worst politics by PTI. Rigging allegations in 4 seats has got transformed into derailing the whole system. Do not forget that Pakistanis went voting despite threats from taliban. And this lunatic has no respect for those sacrifices.

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  • PML-N
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:13PM

    Allah bless my leader Nawaz Sharif. May give him health, success and long life.
    May save him from hate of haters.

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  • Urooj
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:32PM

    PTI is the party of illiterate and uneducated people.
    This thing is evident from the language of Imran he uses for other politicians.

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  • Xman
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:33PM

    @Waseem/Ranjha : How come anyone who criticises PTI is by default considered a PMLN supporter? Anyway, regardless of PTI allegations, it still doesn’t change the reality that more people from various parties DID NOT vote for PTI than who did. This silent majority has shown resolve, despite desperate attempts by PTI and TUQ to steal their mandate. PTI is behaving like a child who cries when it doesn’t get the toys it likes, and it’s not just PMLN supporters now who are being affected by this attitude.

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  • waseem
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:36PM

    I request Imran to please return my vote. I voted for PTI in the hope of a good change. But Imran is doing negative politics that is harmful for my country. It was better to vote for Pml-n.

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  • ALI
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:40PM

    nawaz sharif is the only hope for pakistan.
    No hope from failed people like Imran and qadri.

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  • Qazi Faheem
    Aug 10, 2014 - 10:52PM

    Imran, you are an an absolute idiot. You every move is for the destruction of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 11, 2014 - 12:32AM

    Imran wants to reform electoral process but his long march partner who is not more than a fake revolutionary thug, wants to destroy whole system. In simple words, Imran is filling the holes, whereas Qadri is drilling the holes.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Aug 11, 2014 - 12:54AM

    After 14th August 2014 imran and his party PTI will come to know how to respect the PM Nawaz Sharif. We PMLn supports are desperately waiting for the 14th Aug to see the end of drama (flop drama) of manic old man and his party PTI – time is not so far away.

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  • Ranjha
    Aug 11, 2014 - 1:01AM

    @Qazi Faheem:

    Imran, you are an an absolute idiot. You every move is for the destruction of Pakistan.

    Nawaz Sharif, you are an absolute idiot. Your every move is for the destruction of Pakistan.

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  • faroq
    Aug 11, 2014 - 1:03AM

    First there used to be bomb blasts. Imran used to support it.when it stopped now he wants to explode on pakistan.Recommend

  • salman
    Aug 11, 2014 - 1:45AM

    Only an idiot of the highest calibre could have made the previous govt of zardari look good in comparison. Unfortunately, the idiot happeneds to be our PM. May allah save us from the kingdom of noon.

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  • Ranjha
    Aug 11, 2014 - 1:50AM

    @Fahad:

    All my prayers for respected Mian Nawaz Sharif.

    Too bad. Allah does not listen to prayers for the Seven Headed Kali!

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  • sabi
    Aug 11, 2014 - 4:17AM

    There is no place for taliban and Taliban khan of Bani gala in Pakistan.Army is clearly on the side of Pakistan viz a viz Nawaz Sharif.Their (inqilabis) bad time has arrived.

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  • Ranjha
    Aug 11, 2014 - 4:37AM

    @MKA:

    I think you should be ashamed of lying that you voted for PTI.

    Typical Non League devious darbari!

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  • bilal
    Aug 11, 2014 - 4:58AM

    ppl like khan and qadri just want to come to power by hook or by crook! okay fine agreed that they want to remove these millionaires and their families! but they are doing this to bring themselves to power! power hungry people

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  • a_writer
    Aug 11, 2014 - 5:00AM

    Is there anybody left in Pakistan who is concerned about the welfare of the state and all the citizens of the country, instead of their own narrow, selfish interest? Such petty bickering is indeed very sad.

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  • S Hashmi
    Aug 11, 2014 - 6:15AM

    @PML-N:
    When you pray for someone, make sure that person is pious. Not someone who is a thief, liar and oppressor. Nawaz Sharif is a thief because he stole someone else’s mandate. He’s a liar because he lies about his government’s successes. He’s an oppressor because he doesn’t care about the poor awam, no matter how many photo opps you see in the news. All he cares about is his own wealth and family. So next time, make sure when you pray for someone, the person is worthy of your prayer. If you still want to pray for such people then simply pray for hidayat for them.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 11, 2014 - 6:54AM

    Its one of the strangest alliance of two opposing ideologies. One is a fake revolutionary thug who wants complete destruction of whole system and the other one is an idiot who wants reforms but has refused to listen anyone.

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  • Pakistani
    Aug 11, 2014 - 8:17AM

    Dear PTI
    Don’t ask for my vote if you think the Parliament does not work, don’t say that you can change the corrupt system when you are going to scream and shout and come crying back claiming a foul. What kind of a political party are you that you cannot resolve things without resorting to a street march….I am sure some will follow you…..I won’t though….not for any other political party but for Pakistan.

    I won’t follow you because as your protest which you are quick to remind us is your democratic right brings country to a standstill it will immediately harm that poor man on the street who relies on his daily wage to support his family you may forget him…I won’t…I won’t follow you.

    The government may not have handled the whole thing correctly I agree with that but when I ask myself what is good for Pakistan? your protest which will stop biz, close schools disrupt life and is as of now expected to go on indefinitely is never the answer. So not for any leader or party or political anything or anyone I won’t join you for Pakistan and I hope you fail I hope this politics of roads and protests fails.

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  • Anoni
    Aug 11, 2014 - 9:40AM

    My advise to Imran Khan.

    Please stop this madness and show us that you are really our leader

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  • Waqas
    Aug 11, 2014 - 10:22AM

    I was a die heart fan of PTI … but the union of PTI to PAT is the last day i support PTI … count me out of this Azadi March !!

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  • Qasim
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:03AM

    Protest is the right of pti or any other party. But what the so called democratic gov. is doing. hard to understand. why this fear ? I hope all goes peaceful on this 14th august. Imran is the only leader in pakistan that can bring change in my view. if you disagree its your right. But we as pakistanis must think beyond political parties. We all want a peaceful and prosporous pakistan.

    pakistan zindabad

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  • Usman
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:07AM

    Looking at most of the comments, that is our nation. Everyday in our discussion rooms we criticize Government & all bad that happenings, but someone says lets get together n try to change our fate instead getting united against evil they start criticizing the one who is trying good. We did against Fatima Jinnah, Dr. Abdul Qadir n now Imran Khan.

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  • Qasim
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:07AM

    i guess all these comments are paid for .

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:38AM

    Arrest of Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri shall create more problems and difficulties in Pakistan’s political and democratic system so the government should never even to cerebrate about their arrest the doing is so far and the government has to show wisdom in this regard so that Pakistan could secure from more turmoils,ordeals and crises because Imran Khan’s and Tahir-ul-Qadri’s followers are extremely sentimental and can do any thing on their leaders’ commandments and in this regard the live example is PAT’s workers faced police’s bullets directly on their chests and killed but never left their place.Therefore government should stay away from their arrest…..

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  • ejaz noman
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:45AM

    Every move of Imran and Qadri is for the destruction of Pakistan. Both are enemies of peace. Shame for these both.

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  • sharjeel
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:58AM

    Imran, you are mad, illiterate and mentally retarted. Imran should be sent to Mental Hospital. His madness is destroying Pakistan.

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  • Huma
    Aug 11, 2014 - 12:02PM

    Imran and Tahir Qadri are puppets of establishment. Real bone of contention is Pervez Musharraf.
    Establishment is using Imran and Tahir Qadri for early release of Musharraf.

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  • imran
    Aug 11, 2014 - 12:02PM

    I am extremely disappointed in Imran Khan and his band of opportunists. My family and I had voted for him. We had been active in the creation of the New Pakistsn. Never again. Mr Khan has demomstrated that he us extremely imature. Not fit for leading the nation. Never never again… down with PTI.

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  • Ehtesham
    Aug 11, 2014 - 12:08PM

    There is much improvement in law and order of the country since start of Nawaz Sharif government. There is much reduction in drone attacks, suicide attacks and bomb blasts. It was quite peaceful Ramzan and Eid.
    Imran wants to destabilize peace of the country. He is the biggest enemy of peace.

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  • GOHAR
    Aug 11, 2014 - 12:14PM

    Imran Khan and Canadian Qadri are agents of jews. They are working on the agenda of foreign forces.

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  • Tahoor Ali
    Aug 11, 2014 - 12:32PM

    Imran, please don’t spoil our independence day.

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  • Khalid Malik
    Aug 11, 2014 - 12:35PM

    Imran, please answer the questions raised by Arsalan Iftikhar.
    I have never seen Imran speaking truth. His speeches and interviews are always full of lies.

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  • Ahmad Raza
    Aug 11, 2014 - 1:09PM

    May Allah Pak bless Pakistan.
    IK, TUQ and NS are very minor & ordinary things.

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  • KPK
    Aug 11, 2014 - 1:17PM

    PTI Team has ruined KPK. Now they want to ruin Pakistan.
    Where is Imran’s new KPK. I believe that ANP era was better than PTI era in KPK.
    KPK is sufering due to corruption, lawlessness and bad governance of PTI.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Aug 11, 2014 - 1:53PM

    After 14th August 2014 govt of PM Nawaz Sharif will not talk with you – even then imran and PTI will have to follow the constitunal way – and that is going to the election tribunal or election commission, and presenting their bogus evidences in the press conferences is of no use as the people of Pakistan aren’t stupid enough to follow you and qadri.

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  • Dildar Shah
    Aug 11, 2014 - 2:33PM

    I had voted for PML-N in last elections hoping they would have matured in their years out of power, but seeing the way they are running government and heavy handed approach to democratic right to protest, I am deeply disappointed. Will never vote for this bunch of tried, tested and failed ‘leaders’ again!

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  • Jaffar
    Aug 11, 2014 - 4:46PM

    May 2013 elections were free and fair. All independent international surveys (Gallup, IRI, Economist) forecasted victory of PML-N with clear majority. Imran’s criticism is baseless.

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  • Naheed Aslam
    Aug 11, 2014 - 4:53PM

    PTI is ruling KPK only because of greatness of Nawaz Sharif. He could easily form KPK government with the help of Moulana Fazal ur Rehman. But he did not do so. He respected the mandate of PTI in KPK and offered them to form KPK government.
    On the other hand, Imran Khan refused to respect PML-N mandate.
    Narrow-mindedness and short-sightedness of Imran.

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  • M. Aezaz A. Mirza
    Aug 11, 2014 - 7:28PM

    Nothing is going to happen. The big fishes have survived storms greater than this one. Its just a diversion strategy, from what?, we got no idea about it. Huge brains they got.

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  • Laila Raza
    Aug 11, 2014 - 8:28PM

    Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif are headed back to Adiala Jail and they will Inshallah be tried for murder of the innocent women, men and children they killed at Model Town. The Sharifs lust for power has made them worse than a dictator, and their days are thankfully about to end.

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  • Ameera Shah
    Aug 11, 2014 - 8:32PM

    I hope the Sharif brothers are headed to the gallows, they have done more crimes than half the people in prison. It is time to pay for it.

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  • Tayyab Minhas
    Aug 11, 2014 - 9:56PM

    14 August is the day to unite the nation. But selfish Imran and Qadri are dividing the nation.
    All should unite on 14 August while these selfish people want agitation of this historic day.
    Shame for Imran, Qadri and their noora followers.

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  • Aroosa
    Aug 11, 2014 - 10:21PM

    Nawaz Sharif Zindabad. Allah bless him.

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  • Afzaal
    Aug 11, 2014 - 10:34PM

    By seeing all the pro PML-N comments it makes me believe that the osul of our nation is dead. This is the reason that leader like Nawaz Sharif is ruling this slave nation. To get freedom and liberty from the corrupt leadership a revolution is needed but our nation is too weak and simple minded to have courage to stand for their rights. Like we used to say “hamere mulk ka Allah hafiz” but the truth is Allah even don’t help people who don;t want tohekp themselves. Good luck.Recommend

  • Mehreen
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:00PM

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

    Will this nation ever learn? If Mr PM is so pious in every sense, what does he fear? If he was such a good and ‘sharif’ person, he would rather resign then accept such kind of accusations. His appetite is too big and he needs to be reminded of the life hereafter!

    Huqooq-Allah tau maaf hojayenge, lekin Hooqooq-ul-Ibaad nahin. This world or hereafter, you will SUFFER! And the sufferance of hereafter will be much more! This is for all those who think that Namazi Nawaz is what Pakistan needed! And everyone who supported evil that damaged the rights of an ordinary man, you shall also be answerable!

    I totally support PTI and PAT. I can’t be sure of anyone’s niyat, but I have seen enough of Nawaz And I would rather have the ‘lesser of two evils’.

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  • Shahid Ghumman
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:31PM

    Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri are creating hurdles in the way to country’s progress. I am 100% sure that they are agent of some foreign forces who don’t want to see progress in Pakistan. History will never forgive these two idiots. Allah save Pakistan from them.

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  • neutrino
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:29AM

    I and many of my friends voted for PTI. Mr. Imran Khan you don’t get our vote anymore! We are very disappointed with you.

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  • Junaid
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:51AM

    Before protesting in Islamabad, Imran Khan should first tell the nation of his performance in KPK. What has PTI done in KPK so far??? Absolutely nothing! So this is just a tactic to earn some support from his demoralized supporters. PTI’s popularity has gone down tremendously. PTI has done nothing in KPK contrary to their pre-election fantasies and that failure has made them crazy and now they are just releasing their frustration by pointless protests!Recommend

  • Junaid
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:52AM

    Before protesting in Islamabad, Imran Khan should first tell the nation of his performance in KPK. What has PTI done in KPK so far??? Absolutely nothing! So this is just a tactic to earn some support from his demoralized supporters. PTI’s popularity has gone down tremendously. PTI has done nothing in KPK contrary to their pre-election fantasies and that failure has made them crazy and now they are just releasing their frustration by pointless protests!

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  • Mehreen
    Aug 12, 2014 - 1:12AM

    @ Shahid Ghumman
    Seriously dude? You are absolutely hilarious!

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  • FN
    Aug 12, 2014 - 1:14AM

    @Fouzia: Please don’t lie. N league has always targeted Imran Khan family and his personal life. Imran Khan has never responded in kind. He is above the trash talk that N league loves to indulge in.

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  • Maria
    Aug 12, 2014 - 5:19AM

    @Shahid Ghumman: Imran Khan is really immature and Tahirul Qadri is just a man who knows no decency. Shame on the two of them for trying to undue the good work being done in Pakistan. Look at how one year of this elected government has turned the economy around for the better.

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  • Prognosticator
    Aug 12, 2014 - 6:09AM

    IK and Netanyahu need anger management classes.

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  • Anjum Arshi
    Aug 12, 2014 - 7:02AM

    “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac” (Henry Kissinger)

    That’s what IK is after…..

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  • observer
    Aug 12, 2014 - 9:12AM

    Azadi march updates: Army will not pose hurdles, they are behind the people, says Imran

    OK.

    Now we know who is backing who.

    Not that we could not guess. But thanks for confirming it.

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  • Dawood
    Aug 12, 2014 - 9:28AM

    Imran Khan is doing the dirtiest politics ever done by any politician in Pakistan.
    He is the biggest enemy of peace.
    He is the biggest enemy of Pakistan.

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  • Muzafar
    Aug 12, 2014 - 9:59AM

    Azadi march updates: Army will not pose hurdles, they are behind the people, says Imran
    It is proved that Imran and Tahir ul Qadri are being backed by Army.
    There is no value of ballot box in Pakistan. All is to be decided by Army.
    Very sad.

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  • Jazba
    Aug 12, 2014 - 10:02AM

    Imran, you are the biggest Liar in Pakistani politics.
    Your actions and tongue reveal that you are an ignorant and illiterate person. Such man can never lead a nation.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Aug 12, 2014 - 10:02AM

    Army is not behind imran its only former spy master retired general pasha and general musharaff only and nothing else. This imran will come to know on 14 Aug 2014.Recommend

  • Saleem
    Aug 12, 2014 - 11:28AM

    Imran, when will you become mature.
    You are 61 years old and still trying to be representative of youth.
    PML-N won the elections because youth voted for PML-N.
    No sane and educated man can vote for PTI.

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  • Weirdity
    Aug 12, 2014 - 11:58AM

    IK’s greed for power makes him physically turn ugly.Recommend

  • Ali
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:00PM

    Behind the people !!! they are actually behind all of this.

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  • Queen
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:23PM

    It is better to support Imran Khan than the corrupt PML-N leadership which has a long list of children waiting to take over their fathers to establish monarchy in Pakistan. If PML-N is so democratic, then it should have had conducted verification of votes in four constituencies on PTI’s request.

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  • Ashraf Liaquat
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:36PM

    Imran and Qadri are dirty puppets of establishment.
    Establishment cannot digest democracy in Pakistan.

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  • Hassan
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:41PM

    Names of Imran Khan, Qadri, and Sheikh Rasheed should be put in ECL.
    They should not be allowed to escape from Pakistan.
    They have done nothing good for Pakistan. They are arousing the public for violence.

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  • Wajahat
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:49PM

    Imran Khan is continuously insulting all those millions of voters who voted for PML (n).
    He should understand that it is democracy. It is not monarchy.
    He could win elections because people rejected his dirty politics.
    Allah bless our Prime Minister.

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  • Ravian Lahore
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:52PM

    All my support, prayers and best wishes for Nawaz Sharif.
    Imran is doing all drama just to hide PTI’s failure in KPK.

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  • Abdul Rauf
    Aug 12, 2014 - 1:09PM

    Arsalan Iftikhar answered all the blames in the press conference.
    Mr. Khan, Please show some courage and answer the allegations imposed on you by Arsalan Iftikhar. I am sure you have no answer.
    I voted for you but I shall never repeat this mistake.

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  • itl
    Aug 12, 2014 - 1:13PM

    @Hassan: I agree with you their names should be added on ECL alongside NS and SS because as time has proven when the time comes Nawaz Sharif is the first to run to his Saudi masters.

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  • Pity
    Aug 12, 2014 - 1:19PM

    @Wajahat:

    May Allah bless our country from our prime minister ( who is busy in saving his own prime ministership )

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  • shoukat jahan
    Aug 12, 2014 - 1:29PM

    PTI’s long march will badly fail. PTI does not have roots in public. It is a party of violent and illiterate people.

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  • Ali
    Aug 12, 2014 - 2:08PM

    My whole family voted for PTI. This was the last blunder that our family committed and will never ever in our life we will repeat this blunder again. This man has really become a liability for this country

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  • AAmir
    Aug 12, 2014 - 2:12PM

    Arif Alvi is an elected MNA from DHA Karachi , never seen him after he got elected even when 40 people died during Eid on the beach so what is the difference between them and other politician.

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  • Rex Minor
    Aug 12, 2014 - 2:17PM

    It is high Noon; time for the political leaders to demonstrtae wwho is going to come out as a winner from the shoot out? one thing is sure that this time it is the Sharif himself who is going to decide on the fate of Sharif, neither the rogue military nor Qadri and Imtan Khan is determined to stay on his feet as well. These are not good times for the Sharifs for whom politics was a part time occupation any way. Besides Imran Khan has the card of KPK people as well.

    Rex minor

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  • Ahsan
    Aug 12, 2014 - 2:23PM

    cannot imagine IMRAN KHAN, sitting along side Tahir ul Qadri in Azadi March, whats wrong with imran khan. where is he going? I voted him in past election, and all i wanted to see him joining hand with Tahir ul qadri.

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  • Nida Alvi
    Aug 12, 2014 - 3:14PM

    @Qasim: such a sick comment. it is only PTI that pays for propaganda.
    For proof, check the misappropriations of funds by PTI leaders who dole out the donation’s money for personal projection of Taliban Khan.

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  • Pervaiz NAWAZ
    Aug 12, 2014 - 3:28PM

    All of these people making bad comments don’t realize that country is running on loans and one day Pakistan wont be able to pay back and either america or some other country will be running Pakistan and then you can say Allah bless Nawaz Sharif.

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  • Amir
    Aug 12, 2014 - 4:54PM

    3 things happening:

    Imran is cashing on anti-PML N vote which will be damaging to PPP, PML-Q, ANP and MQM.
    He is damaging to the economins growth
    He is strengthening the PML-N as PML-N voter who wanted to vote for him in last election will not do so in the next.
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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 12, 2014 - 5:30PM

    TUQ said “PAT chief says his suppor­ters will not spread violen­ce”. Any neutral person convince me to believe this man’s statement. Please refer to Mufti Naeem’s comments on TV yesterday. He addressed the media saying “To call him (TUQ) Allama is the insult of word Allama”

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  • Salman Nazir afridi
    Aug 12, 2014 - 5:53PM

    Imran and Qadri are trying to destroy our country pakistan but they will never succeed. The people of pakistan will slab them on there faces on August 14. I am not belongs to any political party. But requesting to the govt of pakistan to arrest these 2 big criminal Imran and Qadri and put them in a jail for life to teach them a lesson. In feature no one will try to destroy our country.

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  • Asif
    Aug 12, 2014 - 7:25PM

    What a nation of fools, NS and cohorts got 3 opportunities to prove their mettle. During each incumbency, their net worth multiplied an unimaginable 1000 times!! They sit and join hands with Zardari, creating a nexus that has brought the country to the brink of disaster. The resistance we are observing against IK is predictable as these people do not want to ever let go of their complete stranglehold on the Pk nation. They have gotten into our minds and we have accepted their existence and antics. Shame on us for condemning a man who is actually trying to bring a change, a change to the status quo, change to the system. For those losers who think kPK is worse off now, go and take a look again, kpk police has been revamped and most of the corrupt officers removed or jailed. The health and educational system has been revamped and upgraded drastically. These systems have already been put in place, the results and changes are already being witnessed. Unparalleled to anything in the past!!!

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  • lkhan
    Aug 12, 2014 - 7:36PM

    Pakistan has enough problems especially in KPK where any sensible politician with vision would have concentrated all his time and hard work to prove to his voters his worth. Instead, a provincial government that is not governing, we all have seen the 90 days campaign promises go to the dogs. He is not there for the IPDs either – and then foul mouths others to cover his bad incompetent and crazy ways. As if it was not enough, this megalomaniac now is marching on the capital. It is a shame that he can not be held responsible for the economic damage he is doing to the country. What an absolute fool he is, If only Pakistanis would see through his unethical and baseless arguments. Mad mad man he is.

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  • ZAFAR
    Aug 12, 2014 - 7:54PM

    Before I had strong believe that Imran khan is an honest person and can never tell a lie but in politics he is constructing false and suspensful stories (like yesterday rigging story) and that latter these stories prove to be wrong ! IK plz get rid of the peoples who tell u these stories (i think they are jobless Punjabi film industry writers) and spoil your image!

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  • lkhan
    Aug 12, 2014 - 10:17PM

    After hearing IK reply to NS’s address to the nation, one has to say IK has very relevant complaints. He has repeatedly asked for the recount of four constituency votes without any results; he has complained about the NS family taking over government posts as if they own the country; he has complained about corruption at all levels; he has complained of the politicisation of the Punjab police force, destroying meritocracy in the process; the killing of 15 people in Lahore at a peaceful demonstration where one of the goondas of the Sharif family, destroyed vehicles and more under the police’s noses and has been released today; and much more. I am not for IK, but I have to say everything he said was legitimate and made a lot of sense. I think he is very brave putting his life at risk marching to Islamabad, knowing how the police reacts under such conditions.
    After all the Sharifs took to a long march as well, why have they been so scared of this march? Why not practise democratic ways and welcome the march. Indeed feed them when they reached Islamabad out of hospitality; sit down with IK and beat out solutions… Why stop peoples of Sindh and KP to join the march. Such goonda tactics will backfire, add more wood to the fire…

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  • Aug 12, 2014 - 10:43PM

    Who is Imran Khan to demand the resignation of an elected government. He should have approached judiciary first unless otherwise he thinks the judiciary is worthless and hopeless. Of course, the judiciary is also proved this as LHC directing the Prime Minister to fall on the feet of opposition leaders.

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  • Indian
    Aug 12, 2014 - 10:48PM

    If Nawaz Sharif resigns who will be prime minister of Pakistan? Hope Pakistan has stable corruption/rigging free democracy in Pakistan. Pakistan has to solve their problems. Too much power politics in Pakistan. There is no sincerity both in Imran Khan and Nawaz sharif, all are trying to do politics to gain power at any cost, that is why Pakistan is Pakistan and not America, hope god gives sense to these people.

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  • Keely
    Aug 12, 2014 - 11:20PM

    @Nadia Bashir:
    And 14 persons were killed in model town !!!

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  • Xahid
    Aug 12, 2014 - 11:31PM

    If IK become PM, then Petrol will be 50 Rupees per Litre, Dollar will be 50 Rs, Roti will be 2 Rupees and there is no terrorism in country, no Target killing count, no Bhatta khori in karachi, Pakistani’s become a high rated standard of living

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  • Akram
    Aug 12, 2014 - 11:34PM

    Establishment and its puppets (Imran + Qadri) are in full action.

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  • Jugnoo
    Aug 12, 2014 - 11:44PM

    Imran has never provided evidences to prove his blames. He has always blamed Nawaz Sharif. It is better if he puts some effort for KPK instead og blaming and abusing Nawaz Sharif. I dislike him only because of his dirty tongue.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 13, 2014 - 12:33AM

    After rejecting PM’s offer, he is losing political parties support. JI is trying hard to convince him but he is inflexible which may result derailment of Democracy.

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  • Nice
    Aug 13, 2014 - 12:55AM

    @Xahid:

    I like your sense of humour or shall I say sarcasm?

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  • H Chaudhry
    Aug 13, 2014 - 2:50AM

    @Keely 14 “Mobsters” were killed in model town that resisted law enforcement. This would have happened to them in any country. Sorry to burst your bubble but when Police for right or for wrong comes, you have to yield in. The JIT including MI/ISI report is coming out so wait and see. They have actually put a lot of blame on hate mongering of sick Canadian. No court of law can find government guilty in a riot where mobsters fought police.

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  • Aug 13, 2014 - 3:32AM

    @Blithe:
    What NS is suffering is nothing but suicidal did nothing when IK was saying only halqas and now ready to make the whole judicial commission when he saw his difficult is not far just on the door. Facebook phenomion is not just with IK only there are lot of trolls like your who are supporting PML on face book what you will have to say about them another mental illness or personality disorder of NS.

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  • MINHAS
    Aug 13, 2014 - 9:02AM

    Army is behind all this drama because they can not digest democracy in Pakistan. Imran and Qadri are agents of army.

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  • Kolsat
    Aug 13, 2014 - 9:56AM

    Has any one noticed that not one out of 169 comments is recommended. This shows Pakistanis are confused or they do not know the difference between right and wrong. For I hope Pakistan will err on the side of democracy.

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  • Naveed
    Aug 13, 2014 - 10:05AM

    Imran, Please get admission in Nursery Class and learn ethics of communication. I dislike you because of your dirty language used for others. Please be civilized.

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  • Sabeen
    Aug 13, 2014 - 10:15AM

    Imran has introduced violence in Pakistani politics. His followers are violent and illiterate.

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  • Aug 13, 2014 - 11:00AM

    So eventually two parties are in same bucket, Let’s if they move forward we shall see some real change in country, If it is needed http://fazalgilani.com/so-it-becomes-a-joint-march-on-the-independence-day/

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  • Shafi
    Aug 13, 2014 - 11:00AM

    Nawaz Sharif is the only ray of hope in the darkness. He is the most mature and patriotic politician. Allah save him from the hate of haters.

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  • Dr Javaid Khan
    Aug 13, 2014 - 11:28AM

    @Raisur Rahman: The problem with PML N supporters are that they have not seen true democracy in Pakistan.They accept and take it for granted that looting public money is the right of the ruling party.I can assure the PML N supporters that even this party is given 50 years to rule they will not do any thing except building roads and metro bus service.

    Nawaz Shareef does not know the ABC of democracy.Public wants rerms in police and investment in health and education.Giving labtops may get you cheers from few thousand students but deprive millions of children from basic fundamental right of education.

    The way Punjab goverment is reacting at AZADI MARCH by blocking roads and closing petrol pumps shows that they goverment days are numbered.
    My entire family over 100 people are supporting Imran Khan and praying for his success in getting rid of corrupt PML-N goverment.Nawaz Shareef has learnt nothing from his two prrevious Prime Ministership.Sooner he goes to Jeddah better it is for Pakistan.

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  • Faraz
    Aug 13, 2014 - 11:52AM

    I have been waiting for PAT to become next “Khawarij” of the state.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Aug 13, 2014 - 12:05PM

    @Dr Javaid Khan: You must be missing the democracy of Musharraf… hahahahaRecommend

  • khan
    Aug 13, 2014 - 12:41PM

    @shoukat jahan:PMLN is a party of corrupt people not PTI.

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  • khan
    Aug 13, 2014 - 12:47PM

    @Proud PakistaniMusharraf era was much better than this sham democracy.PTI does not want and military ruler to take over.It wants true democracy in Pakistan where there is equal rule of law all citizen including the ruling elite.

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  • Koukab
    Aug 13, 2014 - 1:39PM

    PTI has completely destroyed KPK. Now they are determined to destroy Pakistan.

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  • Jahangir
    Aug 13, 2014 - 1:41PM

    PTI and Taliban are strategic partner.
    Both are enemies of peace, democracy and political stability.
    Imran wants to help Taliban through this long march.
    This government initiated operatin against Taliban and Imran started long march against this government. Shame for Imran for doing such dirty politics.

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  • Aug 13, 2014 - 2:07PM

    I think Imran should Cancelled Azadi March atfer Nawaz declared complete audit of Election through supreme court of Pakistan. It seems both Imran Khan and Qadri are real enemies of Pakistan becasue they want to destroy all development project. Both are just looking for the

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  • salman
    Aug 13, 2014 - 2:28PM

    Imran and tahir ul Qadri are being used by establishment to derail democracy. Bad role of establishment. I pray for Nawaz Sharif.

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  • Rabia Kiran
    Aug 13, 2014 - 2:59PM

    Prime Minister has accepted the demands of Imran Khan.
    Now Imran should cancel his long march.
    Much maturity shown by the Prime Minister.

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  • Viking Star
    Aug 13, 2014 - 3:03PM

    @Nabeel: You think the likes of Zardari and NS are saviors of Pakistan? May God give you some wisdom. Imran Khan is the cleanest among all politicians in Pakistan and I wish him all the luck!Recommend

  • GUL
    Aug 13, 2014 - 3:05PM

    Imran is an agent of Jews. His every action is for the destruction of Pakistan. There is no need of long march after acceptance of his demands by the government. He is acting as advised to him by his mentors.

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  • salman
    Aug 13, 2014 - 4:02PM

    (shahbaz) Terming PTI chief’s demand of resignation from an elected Prime Minister as unconstitutional and unlawful

    Er…wasn’t shahbaz himself shouting “Go Zardari Go” and threatening to lead long marches against PPP govt?
    Why the double standards now?

    This is the kind of logic that PMLN and its supporters fail to understand or answer….

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 13, 2014 - 4:14PM

    Government should contain TUQ at Lahore. He should not be allowed to lead the march to Islamabad. His agenda is to spread anarchy in the country after which he will flee the country. BTW where are his two sons now?

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 13, 2014 - 4:15PM

    There is nothing ethical or liberal in allowing a ‘self-exiled’ Canadian national to come into our country and start launching tirades against state machinery

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  • Rex Minor
    Aug 13, 2014 - 4:25PM

    we are witnessing the impending historic event of a non violence demonstration by the people of Pakistan for whom freedom and liberty of the individual is non violable and is imbedded in the Quraanic scriptures. let the Sharifs dynasty and their followers join the march and ensure that it remains non violent. Any other course than solidarity with the will of people will be counter productive and eventualy land them in front of the judiciary and medical quarters.

    Rex Minor

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  • Farhan
    Aug 13, 2014 - 4:58PM

    @Xman:
    Stop with calling PTI burger n all. There are lots of people from every walks of life who are also very much PTI. Unfortunately you see most media outlets interviewing only aunties with cell phones. Case in point, the guy from Lodhran coming to the march on his cycle!!! 400km!!! to Lahore and has the same plans for Lahore to Islamabad stretch. So OPEN your eyes Nawazo fans!Recommend

  • IM
    Aug 13, 2014 - 5:34PM

    @Nasir Mahmood:
    TUQ’s words and actions go against his OWN “Fatwa” against terrorism!

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  • IM
    Aug 13, 2014 - 7:11PM

    @IM:
    In TUQ’s words: “All citizens of a Muslim state are duty-bound to abide by its laws, rules and regulations. One of these principles is that a Muslim state and society should be a paragon of peace and coexistence. For this reason, Islam strictly prohibits taking up arms against it, challenging its authority and declaring war against it. Islamic law considers such actions as rebellion. God forbid if such conditions are created, then it is the primary responsibility of the Islamic state to take urgent measures to decisively eliminate rebellion and terrorism so that no individual or group can dare destroy the harmony of society, ruin peace and shed blood. Islam holds the peace and tranquillity of society in general, and of the Muslim state in particular, so dear that it does not allow people to raise the banner of revolt in the name of confronting injustice, oppression and other vices committed by the ruling elite. The banner of rebellion against a Muslim state cannot be raised unless the rulers commit explicit, declared and unequivocal disbelief, and use force to prevent the performance of religious rituals, like prayer.

    …it is totally forbidden to rebel against the Muslim state—and there is no difference of opinion between any schools of thought on this matter. Any armed rebellion that challenges the authority of the state is nothing but a civil war, a blatant act of terrorism and a clear act of strife.”

    Then TUQ insists on using only democratic, constitutional, and other appropriate (supposedly “civilized”) means to reform the rulers and system of governance as follows:

    “The adoption of all constitutional, legal, political and democratic ways to reform the rulers and the system of governance and prevent them from the violation of human rights is not only lawful but a binding duty upon Muslims. Indeed, it is from the obligations of faith to strive at the individual and collective levels—through the appropriate means—for the establishment of truth, abolishment of terror and oppression and restoration of justice.”

    Read the above and more from his “Fatwa” @ http://www.fatwaonterrorism.com/fatwa-on-terrorism/extracts-from-the-fatwa/, especially Question Four. Readers are welcome to compare these against his words and actions after arriving in Pakistan, and be the judge.

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  • Mehreen
    Aug 13, 2014 - 8:03PM

    @AAmir
    What is Alvi supposed to do when people wanted to commit suicide by going to the beach when the tides are high, if people jump off a cliff it’s nobody’s fault and no body needs to condemn it!

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  • Mr. Honest
    Aug 13, 2014 - 9:37PM

    Courts & Fundamental Rights: An Interesting Contradiction in process? On one hand we see that courts have been very slow in reacting to Police imprisoning people inside container walls all across Punjab, along GT Road and in Islamabad, violating the most fundamental right of the freedom of movement, of trade, of business and even when court orders the containers to be removed then Punjab government defies and files another review. Keep in mind that this usurpation of fundamental rights of “movement, trade & business” is happening for the past several days. Hundreds of people have been arrested as ‘preventive custody’ and motorbikes seized without there doing anything against the state or private property – just to help a government’s political strategy.
    At the same time another bench is hearing a petition that attempts to block the public’s fundamental right to protest. And court is trying to oblige the government – on Attorney General’s arguments; who is actually acting like a court jester by suggesting that Zero Point in Islamabad is close to Red Zone – to fix a place for demonstration which helps government’s political objectives.
    Many of you have often wondered: What is wrong with Pakistani systems of politics, administration and justice; here is a clear example of double standards; many who support these double standards should discover their true selves in it…Amen! Dr. Moeed Pirzada

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  • lkhan
    Aug 14, 2014 - 12:44AM

    It is utter madness that the likes of IK and Qadri play such dangerous havoc within the country. That the PM has spoken to the nation, offering three supreme court judges to head a committee to investigate the election riggings claimed by IK, would be accepted by any person with a sane mind. But IK the megalomaniac, who desires power under any pretext possible continues his self effacing march. Who is he to demand the resignation no less of the PM, and other conditions such as no interim government after the said resignation. He considers himself beyond the law and the constitution. A totally insane man who has no place in politics, such games will harm Pakistan immensely, as his support of the Taliban until recently, as his none-governance in KPK, as all the rubbish he lets out each time he speaks. He likes bringing in examples such as Hitler as examples, he reminds one of Hitler’s insane ways…. his ignorance is dangerous for Pakistan.

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  • Muslim Leaguer
    Aug 14, 2014 - 3:43AM

    What a DICTATOR this guy Imran Khan is when he takes very important decisions (techno govt) for the Country but doesn’t take party’s President Javed Hashmi on board?

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  • Aik_Paki
    Aug 14, 2014 - 3:55AM

    @Jahanzeb:
    Leave KPK and see it from outside. There is a change

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  • Sexton Blake
    Aug 14, 2014 - 6:25AM

    No wonder Pakistan politics are not doing so well. Imran Khan is the one voice of sanity in the political field and so many people are bagging him. If the comments I am reading are representative of the voters as a whole Pakistan is in trouble, which of course we already know.

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  • Corrector
    Aug 14, 2014 - 6:41AM

    @Layman: well that is not true. 53% of people support PML-N. They can control emotions. Country is already suffering from troubles all around and these clowns like to make it worse. I voted for PTI myself but seeing Mr Khan building ties with Dr Tahir just boggles my mind.

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  • Corrector
    Aug 14, 2014 - 6:49AM

    @Ghulam Ali: Well trust me, Saudi’s royal family might not be perfect what so ever but this drama in Pakistan is nothing like in Saudiya. People there are happy unlike people here. I voted for PTI myself but have found IK to be amateur.

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  • Corrector
    Aug 14, 2014 - 6:59AM

    @zeenat aga: “It seems like that pro – PML pathetic supporters have become accustomed to be spoken lies and unfulfilled promises that when a decent, well – spoken, well – mannered, educated and honest man such as Imran Khan speaks honestly these people don’t seem to understand him” ?? Honestly?! Mr Khan is fullfilling his promises in KPK ??? As for “educated and honest man” have you been listening to his speeches lately? Are you kidding me!

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  • Corrector
    Aug 14, 2014 - 7:08AM

    PAT is a headache! Such small fraction and a flawed leader.

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  • Asif Mehmood
    Aug 14, 2014 - 10:29AM

    Finally PTI and its immature leadership has decided to spoil independence day of Pakistan. I am not finding words to condemn PTI. Dirtiest ever politics done by any party since partition.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Aug 14, 2014 - 10:30AM

    @PML-N
    I also voted Nawaz Sharif for change but now I am really ashamed on it because Nawaz Sharif deceived the nation and told the lie before the nation during his elections’ campaign in 2013.PML-N government is going to end very soon before 2018 Insha Allah Almighty…..

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  • Laeeq
    Aug 14, 2014 - 10:33AM

    People of KPK voted for PTI for some positive change, not for such long marches and rallies.
    People of KPK are highly disappointed. No one will vote for PTI in future in KPK.

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  • Billoo
    Aug 14, 2014 - 2:10PM

    “Electricity, gas and water will be provided at half price to low income people,” he adds.

    How about we sort out the provision of these utilities at full price first.

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  • HARIS
    Aug 14, 2014 - 4:23PM

    Imran, where is the change?
    Why did you accept every electable person from other parties before 2013 elections? Where was the merit of PTI?
    Many people of Musharraf era, PPP and PML-N were welcomed by you in PTI. Were they angels?
    Do you want to bring change with the help of these rejected politicians of other parties?
    Please don’t fool the nation.

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  • Aug 14, 2014 - 5:06PM

    Good luck IK, the hater are burning in jealousy. Good luck to both.

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  • salman
    Aug 14, 2014 - 7:45PM

    So shahbaz thinks that Lahore roads filled with PTI supporters is a “failure” of the march? (by the way Abid Ali Sher is denying shahbaz said this on twitter)..

    I thought Nawaz was the joker of the sharif family, but it seems we have a new contender :)
    I think shahbaz is “out of the loop” again! Maybe’s he’s just missing him family who are in London.

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  • Salman
    Aug 14, 2014 - 8:00PM

    wowww,,, protesting against a “Family Business” (Sharif Dynasty) is immature. I feel her excellence Ma’am Maryam Nawaz have launched few laptop beneficiaries here. You like it or not folks, the era of these family dynasties is over. Even if Nawaz Sharif stays in power, he no more enjoys the cakewalk. For PMLN supporters, Pakistan performed well on Day-1 of 2nd Test, Junaid Khan was brilliant. CheersRecommend

  • Ih
    Aug 14, 2014 - 9:14PM

    What a wonderful time to cause chaos in country! War in nwa ,on the western front a hired thug is making loud noises modi threatening in Kashmir. Pseudo heroes leading the marches . I never thought I would ever say that. Shame on you Punjab for falling prey to these pseudo heroes.(before you get bent out of shape I am a Punjabi living in USA)

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  • Bilal Awan
    Aug 14, 2014 - 9:43PM

    First time voted in my life in 2013 and my vote went to PML-N. No amount of regret seems enough for my choice. Sharif’s priorities are absolutely wrong. Let the nation drink some clean water before enjoying Metros. Enough gimmickry please!

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  • Sara Y
    Aug 14, 2014 - 10:21PM

    Supposedly no other country has this degree of loyalty towards their political leaders, where citizens have no life, nothing to do and could be easily manipulated for whatever the agenda each party has. No doubt this seems to be a circus. People are fooling themselves if they think something will be accomplished. Instead they are just putting the country on the verge of self-destruction while a third force is perhaps laughing off at this.

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  • Fatima
    Aug 14, 2014 - 11:25PM

    Majority of the comments here reflect the limited and low intellect of an average Pakistani. I want to ask these Ppl who are saying that N Sharif has actually improved the situation, what about inflation, unemployment, power shortage, shortage of un drinkable water and the list goes on and on. Pml-N supporters are happy with having kings for Prime Ministers and are waiting with stars in their eyes for the little princes and princesses to grow up and rule them, regardless of merit and ability to run a country. You all deserve to be ruled by these despots, who don’t give a crap for your well being bcz they’re too busy filling up their bank accounts.

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  • Fatima
    Aug 14, 2014 - 11:28PM

    @Tauheed Ahmed: no more damage then the blood sucking sharifs and Bhuttos have done. Get your head out of your rear end and look at what’s going on. Nearly 70 years of independence and we have only regressed as a nation.

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  • Fatima
    Aug 14, 2014 - 11:38PM

    @zeenat aga: exactly they don’t deserve a leader like IK

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  • Fawad
    Aug 15, 2014 - 2:02AM

    Test match just started between PTI and Nawaz League!

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  • Faraz
    Aug 15, 2014 - 8:56AM

    @IM:
    Rightly said

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  • Ehsan
    Aug 15, 2014 - 9:31AM

    This is not Azadi or Inqilabi March.
    This is Fasadi March.

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  • shah
    Aug 15, 2014 - 9:38AM

    Can those people praising PML N prove what development they have really made in Pakistan ??
    Nothing has changed because inflation, price hike, raise in bills, unemployment, etc still exists.

    All the claims of development made by PML-N are just artificial because there is nothing on ground.

    The history of PML N is also not very good, they never completed their terms in the past which shows they are a failure party.

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  • Azmat Khan Marwat
    Aug 15, 2014 - 9:46AM

    Poor performance and no positive change in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by PTI, but is going to change the whole Pakistan.

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  • shah
    Aug 15, 2014 - 10:01AM

    Can those people praising PML N prove what development they have really made in Pakistan ??
    Nothing has changed because inflation, price hike, raise in bills, CNG crisis, unemployment, etc still exists.

    All the claims of development made by PML-N are just artificial because there is nothing on ground.

    The history of PML N is also very clear, they never completed their terms in the past which shows they are a failure party.Recommend

  • Aug 15, 2014 - 10:35AM

    @all If you guys are going to join Azadi March start practising with container run http://fazalgilani.com/azadi-march-practice-container-run/
    :D Cheers

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  • Babar
    Aug 15, 2014 - 10:57AM

    @HARIS:
    You are very right. Good analysis.
    Imran should stop fooling the nation.

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  • True
    Aug 15, 2014 - 11:01AM

    All demands made by Tsunami Khan are undemocratic and unconstitutional.
    Imran wants to create anarchy in the country. He is an enemy of peace.

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  • Ray of Hope
    Aug 15, 2014 - 11:05AM

    Imran is a confused person. His workers are even not clear about his agenda. His demand of PM’s resignation is un-constitutional. Nawaz Sharif has done nothing wrong.
    Mr. Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim was nominated by Imran Khan. Nawaz Sharif was not agreed on this nomination.
    Imran Khan lacks sportsman spirit.

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  • AAmir
    Aug 15, 2014 - 12:38PM

    The name of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf should me changed to Pakistan Thereek-e-Inteshar.

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  • jamshed kharian-pak
    Aug 15, 2014 - 1:03PM

    in Gujranwala GuluBahat Bandits are out freedom fighters must not prolong stay here they must got out asap

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  • salman
    Aug 15, 2014 - 1:15PM

    @AAmir:
    And its official now. PMLN name is now Gullu league.
    All PMLN ministers and supporters are ordered to grow gullu style muchhRecommend

  • salman
    Aug 15, 2014 - 1:57PM

    Looks like govt wants to get martial law imposed quickly. The more they attack the march, the more desperate they look. I don’t know what it is with PMLN, but they always make things worse for themselves.

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  • Besharam Punjabi
    Aug 15, 2014 - 3:01PM

    Its fashion to criticise PTI because the repercussions are less severe. I would rather face a keyboard ninja then get killed by goons or find my mutilated body in a sack. Liberals wake up this was not an attack on PTI but democracy.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Aug 15, 2014 - 3:13PM

    Gujranwala should be mighty proud today for standing up to the carpetbagging touts of the establishment!! From this point onward, who so ever tries to denigrate and insult the mandate of the people by calling it to be Jaali and rigged – would have his backside handed on a platter.

    PML-N Zindabad!!!!

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  • Nazir
    Aug 15, 2014 - 3:13PM

    Imran, please show us your performance in KPK before demanding resignation from the respected Prime Minister.
    Imran, your only motive for this drama is to just create political instability and anarchy in the country.
    You are teaching violence to your party workers.
    ALLAH bless Pakistan.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Aug 15, 2014 - 3:14PM

    How’s IMRAN BUTT now??? Quiet worried for his safety…

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  • Formanite
    Aug 15, 2014 - 3:19PM

    Allah save Nawaz Sharif from the hate and jealousy of haters.
    Nawaz Sharif is doing the most mature politics. On the other hand, Imran’s every step is immature and childish.
    Imran always tells a lie in his speeches, press conferences and interviews.
    He has never given evidence for all his baseless allegations on others.
    I dislike Imran because he is always busy in abusing and blaming others.

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  • I am a Khan
    Aug 15, 2014 - 3:22PM

    Its Friday- are none of these Azaadi marchers and their leaders offering Friday Prayers? seems people have completely forgotten about Islam and are engrossed in this world. shame.

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  • Qaisar Akhtar
    Aug 15, 2014 - 3:25PM

    This is not Azadi March. All should call it a Barbadi March. The motives of this Barbadi March are to destroy Pakistan. Imran and his supporters want to destroy the peace and economy of Pakistan. Stock market is badly suffering because of dirty politics of PTI. This political instability will badly affect the inflow of foreign investment in Pakistan.

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  • Ebad
    Aug 15, 2014 - 3:44PM

    A bunch of thugs attacked a peaceful rally, some of the attackers were standing on the roof of a police mobile, some people call it democracy.
    P.S The attackers appeared to be highly educated, sophisticated gentlemen who truly understand what democracy is all about, they had all the potential to be ministers in the current government.

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  • Saleemi
    Aug 15, 2014 - 4:29PM

    Imran Khan is being guided by Sheikh Rasheed. That is why he is doing everything wrong. It was Imran’s wrong decision to join Sheikh Rasheed.
    All opportunists are around Imran Khan who himself is the biggest opportunist.
    No hope from this group of opportunists.
    PML – n all the way. Bravo Nawaz Sharif.

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