'Election in September, CJ will favour us and govt will fall,' Hashmi quotes Imran

Published: September 1, 2014
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PTI President Javed Hashmi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PTI President Javed Hashmi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: In a move that is likely to deepen the political crisis enveloping the country, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) president Javed Hashmi on Monday accused PTI chairman Imran Khan of acting at the behest of others, while alluding to the army and the Supreme Court. 

The PTI president, who had a recent falling out with the Imran over his decision to march towards the PM House , alleged that the protests were scripted. “Imran planned for general elections that would be held either late August or early September. Imran came here with a plan. Who’s plan? I don’t know,” Hashmi said.

And while Hashmi remained coy about who was behind the conspiracy, the PTI president couldn’t help alluding to the Pakistan army, whom he also alleged was the driving force behind keeping the Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri’s protesters and Imran’s own in tandem.

“You [Imran Khan] would only move when Qadri moved. Whether it was from Lahore, or when we arrived. Are we their hostages?” Hashmi said angrily. “You were only abiding because they told you to move [in tandem with Qadri].” Hashmi refused to elaborate who ‘they’ were, but made regular references to the army continuously liaising with Qadri, not Imran Khan directly.

He implicated the current chief justice Nasirul Mulk, by claiming that Imran told him “we have a friendly chief justice now”. While he did not name Mulk by name, he affirmed that he was referring to the “current” chief justice.

“Imran had told the core committee it won’t be called a martial law…we will file a petition in the Supreme Court and get a judge of our choosing…and he will say okay,” Hashmi said. He continued, saying, that the “Chief Justice will validate the actions that will be taken eventually… Justice Jillani [the former chief justice] will retire and the current CJ will become chief justice … and they will get rid [of the government].”

He also made references to DG ISI Zaheerul Islam and many members of his own party without completing sentences or elaborating on the allegations. But he saved most of his ire for Imran Khan.

“Khan sahib you promised everything, and along the way you broke every promise,” he said.

Hashmi had initially voiced his dissent in a press conference on Sunday over the PTI’s decision to move the protests to Prime Minister House late Saturday night. The move, which triggered the violence that has since engulfed the capital, was not endorsed by Hashmi. He claimed that the entire core committee had decided against the move, only for Imran to later veto the decision and move his supporters there anyway after he received certain ‘instructions’.

Despite the dissent, Hashmi claimed that he was still president of the party. “I wish, Khan Sahib, that you would have read your own party’s constitution,” he said, alluding to Imran’s allegedly unilateral decision to remove Hashmi from PTI.

“Imran abides by the constitution when he wants. He doesn’t care about it otherwise. He is the king of his own party,” he said. On Sunday, Hashmi alleged that Imran changed his mind after a ‘message’ that he had received.

On Monday he again called out Imran’s decision to move to Prime Minister House, saying that other PTI members – Arif Alvi, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Jahangir Tareen, Pervaiz Khattak – were against the move as well. The members had earlier denied Hashmi’s allegations, saying he was the only dissenter.

Arif Alvi, MNA from Karachi, moved swiftly to deny the charges. “Imran never said any such thing about the chief justice,” Alvi told Express News. Alvi also denied Hashmi’s allegation that Alvi voted ‘no’ in the decision to move to Prime Minister House. “Hashmi Sahib was the only dissenter,” Alvi said.

He also reserved harsh words for Sheikh Rasheed, not a PTI member, but a regular feature alongside Imran Khan throughout the protests.

“The entire core committee told you, Khan Sahib, that Sheikh Rasheed will ruin you, but you didn’t listen,” said Hashmi while questioning Sheikh Rasheed’s role in PTI and the march.

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Reader Comments (52)

  • Bait
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:36PM

    Bravo, Javed Hashmi. You’re the only one with the guts to tell the truth and if democracy survives in Pakistan it will be thanks to you.

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  • Last Word
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:39PM

    So, it has become crystal clear who is orchestrating the duo show in Islamabad. In that case, NS and his government days are numbered.

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  • sabi
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:42PM

    Javed Hashmi you have endorsed my views about pti that it – has no leg to stay on its own but to look at others for help.
    Conspiracy is finally being exposed to role back democracy.
    No fear democracy will emerge more stronger.

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  • Ahmad Hassan Awan
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:46PM

    All the leaders speculate about Future. If Imran Khan tried to make most out of the tension between inept bogus civilian government and Establishment. What is wrong in it.Hashmi is a
    spent force. He tried to discredit the most creditable politician in Pakistan. Shame on you Hashmi, Go Nawaz Go. Long Live Imran Khan and Pakistan,

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  • ahmed
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:49PM

    one need real guts to speak against army. True Lion.

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  • Aiman Kay
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:50PM

    God help Pakistan if it is true.

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  • LHR
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:55PM

    PM assures the nation: “I will neither resign, nor go on leave,”

    Bravo PM. We have fought for Democracy and gained it after long struggle against the dictator Musharaf and the nation is looking at you to uphold this.

    Imran, Qadri, Sheikh and Chaudires supported the dictator then….and are still doing their very best to harm democracy.

    May Allah give PM and all the parliament courage and patience to stand against those against democracy

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  • LHR
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:59PM

    Imran calls others KINGS and BADSHAH…….Infact he himself is acting like a badshah of his party
    PTI President’s major allegations against IK are enough for IK to stand down from Chairmanship of PTI until full investigations are carried out?? Isnt that what IK is preaching??

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  • Citizen26
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:01PM

    With all respect to Mr Hashmi – You should retire from politics now. New generation has evolved now and it is a new batte-ground for politicians. Your way is history now.

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  • Ex-PTI
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:02PM

    No Police needs to register FIR against IK……..Remarks of PTI’s own President is an FIR in itself against IK!
    Well done Hashmi for exposing Khan!

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  • Lahori badshah
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:14PM

    Well there are only 3 logical explanations, as only he knows the real truth,

    1). That’s he’s saying the truth, and everything is being conspired by the powers to be, however does not explain the corruption of the elections made by PML-Gullu league ?

    2). That he hashmi played the stoogie and always was an insider and saboteur for the PML-Gullu party, there to learn and later destroy and defame whenever he can, as he has done it before this is the most logical option!

    2).that he, mr. Hashmi is an old fart,, just smells bad but has dementia and Alzheimer’s setting in therefore clouding his memory and judgment, he should stay home before yet another stroke !

    The truth is always elusive, however PML- Gullu league and PPP are morally ethically corrupt with NO vision nor good wishes for the FUTURE of Pakistan, PTI has both the desire, ideas and good people that may bring it close to a reality however they may ever get a chance of elections are always rigged by the powerful Gullu Butts & Pommy Butts of the day !

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  • Jibran
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:28PM

    Javed Hashmi has gone berserk. First, he is blaming the supreme court for the script. Second, his statement is factually wrong. The problem throughout has been that the courts were not listening to anything against Nawaz. Third, if there was any conspiracy, why he chose to become part of it for this long.

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  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:29PM

    It looks, Javed Hashmi has been send into PTI by PMLN, to make problem in PTI

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  • Anon
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:35PM

    Hasnt Hashmi’s story suddenly gotten a lot more precise and dramatic? Yesterday he was saying he didnt know where Imran got a signal from, implying it was the army…. today he’s telling entire paragraphs of Imran’s collusion with the army

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  • Imran
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:46PM

    This year the fakeness of many so-called leaders and men of principles has become apparent, including but not limited to Achakzai, Javed Hashmi, Nawaz, and Shahbaz.

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  • AJamal
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:56PM

    Why Javed Hashemi remained with the long march for almost 3 weeks? He should have said all this much earlier. Now he looks as a NS agent.

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  • Reality Check
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:01PM

    Hashmi sb respect for unveiling int conspiracy to destroy Pakistan, May Allah guide us out of this mess

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  • Imad Shah
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:09PM

    Imran khan being instructed ??? Truth is Javid Hashimi bottled it and now this is an elaborate plan to save his political career. #pathetic #Gonawazgo #Longliveimrankhan ; #hashtag

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  • Navaid
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:11PM

    PTI is a total failed party. Time for Hashmi to join a real party, the MQM.

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  • itl
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:11PM

    He seems to have become a tool of N league. Everything he said seems to be a compilation of what N league ministers have been saying.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:17PM

    JH is our greatest hero. He has exposed the cat which was out of bag long time ago but nobody had courage to call it by its name. This year’s Oscar goes to both stooges who have given great performance.

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  • Dr.M.M. Khan
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:18PM

    Well what can you expect from Brutus. “This was the most unkindest cut of all”(Mark Anthony)
    Hashmi seems to have been planted in the PTI by whom. Your guess is as good as mine. He has turned out to be judas.

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  • M Malik
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:20PM

    O’ come on Baghii.. Khan’s strategy of aligning Qadri is just about making the voice loud and giving tough time to Govt. Khan and his sitters would not be in strong position if they act alone.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:26PM

    @AJamal:
    JH parted his way when Imran decided to follow fake revolutionary thug. Till that time he remained loyal to Imran Khan. Imran’s last minute U turn to attack Parliament House changed everything.

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  • LHR
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:27PM

    Until yesterday hashmi was the biggest hope for PTI after IK……..Today when he unveils the conspiracy of his leadership he is the worst of the worst in the eyes of PTI !!

    What a joke PTI is

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  • LHR
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:30PM

    Hashmi is the ELECTED President of PTI…….If he says this it must be true?

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  • Irfan Sahotra
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:30PM

    Imran Khan, the philosopher, the thinker, the revolutionary, the sage and most-of-all Quaid-e-Azam-incarnate wanted to make Naya Pakistan on the basis of Bangladesh Model……what a pity our nation has been going crazy about this cricketer considering him their one & only savior.

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  • Fawaz
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:35PM

    One very simple question to Mr. Baghi…you are a champion of democracy right? You knew that Imran Khan’s actions were based on a hidden force….What were you doing all this time? Why all of a sudden it was a light bulb moment for you?

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  • LHR
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:37PM

    no matter how much press releases are issued by ‘badge walas’ but both ISI and IK are badly exposedRecommend

  • javed
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:47PM

    All these N league halfwits crying democracy here don’t seem to have the faintest idea of what democracy is. This country is not property of Ittefaq Foundry or Sharif Group. It is our country and we will take it back, one way or another I can promise you that.

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  • Sami
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:48PM

    Tomorrow he will disclose more revelations.

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  • Humza
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:57PM

    @Citizen26: It seems like Imran Khan is the most dictatorial of all the political leaders. He won’t listen to his own party but orders everyone around like a King. He calls for civil unrest, working with all the most corrupt people lie Sheikh Rasheed and is in cahoots with Tahirul Qadri who doesn’t even have an elected voice in parliament and lives in Canada! This would be a joke if it wasn’t real and threatening the nation. It’s time to arrest Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri to stop the mob rule mentality of violence can solve anything. Register FIR against IK !

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  • Parvez
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:07PM

    If one carefully see what he is saying and the circumstances under which he is saying it…….one would ignore this.

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  • akram
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:18PM

    @Ahmad Hassan Awan:

    I doubt about your credentials because saying that Hashmi is not telling the truth while Afzal Khan and his king Imran and IMAM Qadri are telling the truth. Shame on you,

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  • Weirdity
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:31PM

    If IK is “their” tomboy as Hashmi claims, then its curtains down for democracy in pakistan. As long as tomboys like IK and Qadri are available to be used as tools, there is not much hope for Pakistan.

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  • Muslim Leaguer
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:33PM

    Javed Hashmi is the senior-most elected member of PTI, when Imran Khan became “unopposed” Chairman and Makhdoomzada Shah Mahmood Qureshi as “unopposed” Vice Chairman.
    Imran Khan’s order to oust his party President Javed Hashmi prove his Dictator mind in one-man show party. If Imran Khan fails to accept democracy in his party, how an he accept democracy in Pakistan?

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  • Imad Shah
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:34PM

    Glad Hashmi is gone; this guy seemed very two faced to me from day one; shame IK did not recognise this before. IK needs honest politicians like Shah Mehmood Qureshi

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  • nadeem
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:41PM

    It has been obvious all along that the ISI has been behind IK since at least June 2011, and behind TUQ since at least December 2012. The plan was to either get the 2013 election cancelled or to at least get a split mandate. None of that worked, and NS came out with a big mandate. That terrified the military, knowing that if one day civilians take control it would be the end of the extraordinary powers and extraordinary wealth of the khakis. The end of the empire! So Plan B, which we are now seeing unfold

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  • Muslim Leaguer
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:45PM

    Double-standards of PTI exposed!!

    The allegations of Javed Hashmi are declared “unfounded” by Imran Khan’s assistants working under the Chairman-Imran Khan.

    As per his own formula, Imran Khan should resign from the Chairmanship till independent investigation is conducted and, if found guilty, must be punished for treason.

    Javed Hashmi is the senior-most elected member of PTI, when Imran Khan became “unopposed” Chairman and Makhdoomzada Shah Mahmood Qureshi as “unopposed” Vice Chairman.

    Imran Khan’s order to oust his party President Javed Hashmi proves his Dictator mind in a one-man show party. When Imran Khan fails to accept democracy in his party, how can he accept democracy in Pakistan?

    He is simply a fascist dictator suffering from “obsessive compulsive disorder”.

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  • Anon
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:47PM

    So last night, we were at “somebody came and whispered something in Imran’s ear”…. up till this point it was believable…. now all of a sudden Hashmi is writing novels on the love affair between Imran and the army.

    I hate to say this, but it seems Hashmi saab is looking for a way back into the kings party!

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  • Anon
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:49PM

    Live and learn PTI, live and learn! Promote from within, stay away from big names…. they have too many agendas of their own to fulfill.

    It seems Hashmi will now earn his way back into the the king’s court by delivering the head of Imran Khan….sad.

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  • haseeb
    Sep 1, 2014 - 11:09PM

    yes bravo.. after all quaid e azam is also history and so was East [email protected]:

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  • Malik M Ali
    Sep 1, 2014 - 11:47PM

    A simple Question, Mr. Hashmi.

    Mr. Hashmi you were with Bhutto, you parted ways or Mutinied. Alright. Then you were with Zia, then JI, then Nawaz and now Imran. You mutinied all of these with different manifestos and different political approaches.

    Who exactly are you with or had been with? Don’t utter the cliche( democracy, constitution etc). We have listened enough of them.

    Who was the best Master? If none was best the problem is with the Dog who has not only defied faithfulness but also changed Masters.

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  • Zulfiqar Ahmed
    Sep 1, 2014 - 11:55PM

    Sometime reading the comments above from PTI supporter, it makes me feel that Allah has descended them upon us and whatever they say or do, everyone in Pakistan must follow them or else we are all traitors, conspirators, corrupt and totally brainless people. And the only people/party to lead the nation is PTI..

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  • Anon
    Sep 2, 2014 - 12:05AM

    @Muslim Leaguer:… says the man whos party is called “Pakistan Muslim League NAWAZ”!

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  • M M Malik
    Sep 2, 2014 - 12:42AM

    Imran should resign, Hashmi’s allegation should be investigated by the supreme court and if proven innocent. should lead again.

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  • zaffar
    Sep 2, 2014 - 12:50AM

    Javeed Hashmi has never been faithful to any political party, not even the armed forces. He is
    JUDAS.

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  • Sep 2, 2014 - 2:21AM

    IK is acting like a middle eastern dictator

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  • Akram
    Sep 2, 2014 - 9:07AM

    @Lahori badshah:

    All what you said here applies to you, my naïve and biased friend

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  • Salman Faiz
    Sep 2, 2014 - 2:23PM

    Hasmi has cashed himself, all the wording is just like the wording from the PMLN Ministers, he deceived PTI at its peak position. All he is saying is fake and un justified at this stage, when whole of the N-league is on his way to dispraise PAK ARMY with its all GULLU BUTTs.

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  • Azmat Ali
    Sep 3, 2014 - 9:28AM

    The sins of Imran Khan, even if what Javed Hashmi Sb is claiming to be correct, are far smaller than the sins committed by NS and his clan. Why did Mr. Hashmi not identify the exact business relationships of NS when he was in KSA? Why doesn’t he declare, to his fullest knowledge, the Billions of Dollars that NS and clan have stowed away outside of Pakistan? If JH Sb is going to be so honest, let him first debunk the bigger fish, before he goes after the imperfect, but far, far better leader that is Imran Khan. Yes, IK may be following diktat of the military. So what? Who doesn’t? If IK wants an opportunity to serve the country to his best ability, this might just be the only way to do it!!! For me, given the truly evil choices available, IK seems to be the least evil of them all. Let him “usurp” the seat of power and do good for the country. I am more than happy to accept it, rather than any further rule of the corrupt, by the corrupt, for the corrupt.

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  • lkhan
    Sep 3, 2014 - 5:06PM

    If IK had listened to Hashmi Saheb and others of his core committee, stayed away from the Canadian cleric, Shaikh Rasheed and the dark forces, he would have gone very far. Today in parliament, Qureshi too said he was totally against the march to the red zone, begging Qadri with his hands held together, to call it off. So Shireen Mazari is lying when she denied Hashmi Saheb’s words that there were others of the core committee against the march.. IK seems to be welcoming his own political suicide.. Sad to see one who promised the awaam such a lot, is in fact in the hands of third forces, dark forces who can not see beyond their noses..

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