(LIVE) Islamabad protests: Imran asks Nawaz, Zardari to declare their actual assets

Published: September 21, 2014
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Imran Khan addressing his supporters at Azadi sit-in. PHOTO: ONLINE

Imran Khan addressing his supporters at Azadi sit-in. PHOTO: ONLINE

Imran Khan addressing his supporters at Azadi sit-in. PHOTO: ONLINE A file photo of Islamabad High Court. PHOTO: IHC.GOV.PK Imran Khan (C) gestures upon his arrival at an anti-government protest in Lahore on September 28, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Express News screengrab of PTI chairman Imran Khan addressing his rally in Lahore. Express News screengrab of PTI rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore. PTI chief Imran Khan addrssing his supporters on Saturday evening. PHOO: ONLINE Express News screengrab of PTI Vice Chairperson Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressing media in Lahore. File photo of Islamabad police. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/EXPRESS Express News screengrab of PTI chief Imran Khan addressing his supporters on Thursday. Jamaat-e-Islmai chief Sirajul Haq and former interior minister Rehman Malik. PHOTOS: PPI/PID In this file photo, a supporter of Dr Tahirul Qadri enters the newsroom of the headquarters of PTV during anti-government protests in Islamabad on September 1, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP Imran Khan addressing his supporters on day 41 of his protest. PHOTO: ONLINE Express News screengrab of Imran Khan addressing sit-in participants PTI vice president Shah Mehmood Qureshi talking to Express News anchor Javed Chaudhry (unseen) on Monday. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB Javed Hashmi along with PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP A view of the National Assembly. PHOTO: APP PTI chief Imran Khan addressing his supporters in Karachi on Sunday evening. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD SAQIB/EXPRESS PTI rally in Karachi on September 21. PHOTO: PTI PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP "A day will come when we will help the poor people of India. We will prefer friendship over slavery," Imran Khan. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD / KARACHI / LAHORE: The protests by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers has entered its sixth week with an end to the impasse no where in sight.

The government has been reassured by the Parliament as a resolution backing democracy and the incumbents was unanimously approved, as focus inevitably moves more towards the raging floods elsewhere in the country.

On the other hand, the Opposition’s Political Jirga – which had been touted as the last hope of an amicable resolution to the impasse – has decided to only meet with heads of the protesting parties to carry forward negotiations after last weeks’s abortive attempts.

For their part, both Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri remain rooted their demands. Having termed Nawaz Sharif as untrustworthy while and ‘exposing’ his ‘corruption’ before thousands every evening, PTI and PAT are now gearing up to announce their next course of action.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

– Imran says when they say “Go Nawaz Go” they actually mean “Go Nizam Go”

– Police move out of schools in Islamabad 

Read all our coverage of PTI’s Azadi March here and the Inqilab March here. Updates of the Islamabad protests from September 15-20 can be found here.

September 30, 12:40am

As part of their protest against the alleged rustication of a student who chanted ‘Go Nawaz Go’ during a federal minister’ speech, hackers defaced a web page of Preston University’s official website.

The webpage carried a message from the hackers Mujahid Sheroze and Muhammad Bilal, where they claimed that they had hacked the page over the expulsion of a student.

It had been reported that a student who shouted ‘Go Nawaz Go’ during minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal’s speech had been expelled.

The hackers warned that they will leak personal information Dr Abul Basit if the expelled student is not restored.

However, the university has refuted allegations that it had expelled the student. In a statement on the un-defaced main page of the site, the university say the student in question had not been expelled and was still attending classes.

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September 29, 9:54pm

Imran Khan while addressing ‘Azadi’ sit-in asks Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari to declare their actual assets.

“Not only do Nawaz and Zardari hide their assets, the money they make from corruption is siphoned out of Pakistan.”

He urges his supporters to email the ECP asking them to make public details of assets of parliamentarians on its website.

Responding to a question on whether Imran will bring Dr Afia Siddiqi back to Pakistan once he comes in to power, the PTI chief shied away from a direct answer. Instead, Imran launched into a tirade against previous regimes, asking what kind of government hands over a woman and her small children to another country. Without takeing the name of former President Pervaiz Musharraf, under whose regime Afia was handed over to the US, Imran said when PTI comes into power, they will hold to account all those responsible for handing Afia over to the US.

PM Nawaz Sharif’s assets details as of June 2013 can be viewed here.

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September 29, 4:45pm

Justice Athar Minallah suspended Section 144 imposed in the federal capital until the next hearing of the case on October 1, during the hearing of a case in Islamabad High Court regarding PTI’s petition against the imposition of Section 144 claiming it was an illegal measure, Express News reports.

In light of Islamabad deputy commissioner’s statement that he did not give PTI permission to stage a sit-in in front of Parliament House, Justice Minallah says the sit-in appears to be “illegal.”

“If proven that the sit-in is legal, the government will bear the expenses otherwise, PTI will.”

Further, the justice adds that children should immediately be removed from the sit-ins to avoid any harm to them.

Urging the PTI to seek Parliament for political questions, the justice says they will only hear questions pertaining to the law.

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September 29, 2:05pm

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the entire Parliament and the nation stands on one side while a handful of elements stand on the other, while talking to media representatives in London.

“Those staging sit-ins are doing their work while the government will continue to function without any detraction,” the premier asserts.

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September 29, 1:54pm

Pakistan Peoples Party leader Qamar Zaman Kaira, hitting out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan says, “Imran Khan, in his speeches, is talking about electoral democracy, which is something we also worked for during our term.”

He further states that the PPP had also tried to work towards free and fair elections, adding, “Khan sb, you alone cannot resolve the issues of this country, that is not democracy.”

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September 29, 8:30am

Schools in Islamabad, which were previously occupied by police, have opened after 45 days, Express News reports.

September 28, 9:40pm

Imran Khan’s motorcade has left the rally grounds in Lahore.

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September 28, 8:30pm

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan begins his address at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.

“I fear that Nawaz, after looking at the crowd today, will immediately resign. But I want him to stay a little longer so that my movement can spread to every corner of the country,” he says.

Imran says PM Nawaz did PTI a favour by summoning a joint session of Parliament since it revealed the real faces of parliamentarians.

“The difference between Nawaz and me is that I built myself, I was not brought up by General Ziaul Haq,” says the PTI chief as he refutes claims that he has been staging a sit-in on ‘someone’s’ directions.

Imran claims they have established a world record by staging a sit-in for 45 consecutive days.

“Even the Election Commission of Pakistan has admitted that ballot papers were published unlawfully at the last minute.”

Imran demands that the ECP should immediately publish form XIV on its website. “If the ECP does not publish form XIV, it will mean that ECP too was involved in the ‘match fixing’ of the elections.”

“The ECP has conceded that returning officers were not under its control,” he adds.

“On Thurdsay I will go to Mianwali and after that I will go to Multan.”

Express News screengrab of PTI chairman Imran Khan.

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September 28, 7:00pm

PTI supporters gather at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK/ EXPRESS

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September 28, 3:40pm

PTI chairperson Imran Khan says today’s rally in Lahore will be historic, while talking to media representatives in Islamabad before leaving for the cultural capital.

“We will celebrate Eidul Azha on Azadi Chowk,” Imran reiterates.

The PTI chairperson adds that he will keep holding rallies in different parts of the country and will return to his sit-in in the federal capital in the evening.

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September 28, 3:45am

“If top Indian politician Jayalalitha can be sent to jail for corruption, then why can’t we ask Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif how he has built a multi-billion-rupee empire,” said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

read the full story here.

September 27, 12:15pm

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, speaking to reporters in Lahore, says that there will be a historic gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan on Sunday, Express News reports.

Referring to the sit-ins, he says the protests will continue and move forward to Lahore, Multan and other cities and towns.

“We will make our way to Sindh and meet the people there. They are tired of corruption,” he continues.

PTI is having wheels placed on their containers to enable them to travel through cities and towns, the vice chairperson mentions.

When questioned about the date of the containers making their way to other cities, Qureshi says party chief will declare the dates in his press conference.

He concludes by outlining that every other party has a family culture, whereas PTI have internal democracy.

September 26, 9:39pm

Imran says is addressing ‘Azadi’ sit-in, says if he comes into power, will not leave the country till 110m Pakistanis are raised above poverty line.

“If a person does not give up on hope, one cannot be defeated.”

Imran says they can make ‘Naya Pakistan’ by bringing justice, ending corruption, adopting austerity and improving the police.

The second of three ways to create ‘Naya Pakistan’ is to focus on providing better education, he adds.

“The third way is by making Pakistan an Islamic welfare state,” says the PTI chairman.

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September 26, 3:16pm

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Javed Hashmi says he has submitted his resignation in order to strengthen the electoral system.

Hashmi says he will contest the by-elections, adding if he wins and gains the support of various parties such as the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), he will not follow their policies but work to strengthen democracy.

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September 26, 2:09pm

The Sindh Assembly, during a session, adopted a resolution against the ongoing sit-ins staged in Islamabad by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Express News reports.

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September 26, 10:25am

While addressing his supporters, Imran says when they say “Go Nawaz Go” they actually mean “Go Nizam Go”.

He says that PM Nawaz will be welcomed with “Go Nawaz Go” slogans in New York.

Speaking about corrupt leaders of the country, the PTI chief says a handful of corrupt people are making the nation pay with inflation and blood.

“Status quo can be defeated with the power of people,” he adds.

During his address, Imran requests his supporters to promise that they will not tolerate any sort of oppression.

The PTI chairperson also reveals that his party is making a website which will have the names of all policemen allegedly involved in illegal detention and torture of protesters, adding that if he comes into power he will make sure that they are punished so that in the future no one will have the courage to oppress someone.

“You have to come in the evening today as it is a war for your future,” he further states, requesting his supporters to arrive at the sit-in.

He also says “the protest in Lahore on Sunday will break every record of sit-ins.”

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September 26, 9:52am

Police who had occupied educational institutions in Islamabad have now vacated all premises, Express News reports.

Security personnel had arrived in the federal capital from across Pakistan to ensure security during the anti-government sit-ins and were living in government schools during the summer vacations.

However, the schools were not reopened even though the holidays ended over a month ago.

Academic activities are likely to resume from tomorrow now that police have vacated the buildings.

Islamabad High Court had issued orders for immediate removal of police from state-run schools.


September 25, 4:17pm

PTI Punjab President Ejaz Chaudhry says that the government has not allowed the party to hold a sit-in at Minar-e-Pakistan, Express News reports.

He says that this a ploy by the government to stop the sit-in from taking place.

Moreover, he says that they will organise the sit-in at the premier’s residence if the government doesn’t change its decision.

However, our correspondent Abdul Mannan says that the district government has granted permission to PTI to hold the sit-in at Minar-e-Pakistan on September 28.

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September 25, 01:20pm

PPP’s Rehman Malik says that the jirga has been continuously appealing to PTI, PAT and the government to continue negotiations and resolve the outstanding issues.

“Please be friendly with each other and work according to the Constitution of Pakistan,” Malik urges.

Adamant to end the political deadlock, Malik says the jirga will do its level best to have the parties sit down and discuss their issues again as the country is in danger.

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September 25, 01:15pm

Jamaat-i-Islami ameer Sirajul Haq further reaffirmed points made by Bizenjo, adding that the whole country is worried about the political situation.

He claims that the job of the jirga is a difficult one but they are doing their best to end this deadlock.

He refers to the power share deal signed by Ashraf Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah in the Afghanistan election and questions why Pakistan cannot come to a similar conclusion.

Concluding his address he urges PAT, PTI and the government to think with clear minds and begin negotiations again.

“We are with the people of this nation and with the Constitution of Pakistan,” Haq says.

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September 25, 01:10pm

Members of the opposition Jirga addressed the media in Islamabad today, Express News reports.

Acting President of Nationalist Party Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo emphasises the importance of negotiations to resolve the current political deadlock.

“No situation can be resolved without negotiations,” Bizenjo states.

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September 25, 12:29pm

The Lahore High Court ordered the release of 36 PTI and PAT workers who were arrested for their alleged involvement in attack on PTV headquarters on September 1.

As per the court order, the suspects should be released in an hour without payment of surety bonds.

The court said the party workers were arrested on suspicion and security forces have failed to provide strong evidence against them.

September 24, 9:45pm

Imran Khan while addressing ‘Azadi’ sit-in participants says in ‘Naya Pakistan’, their challenge will be to raise the 110 million people out of poverty.

He reiterates his refrain of not ending his protest till Nawaz Sharif resigns.

“Publicly the PML-N and PPP are adversaries but privately they are brothers.”

PTI chief says the real ‘London Plan’ was called Charter of Democracy which would allow PML-N and PPP to rule via mutual agreement.

“In the ‘London Plan’ it was decided that they [PML-N and PPP] will together form NAB which will not touch cases of Nawaz, Khursheed Shah,” he says.

He claims that the only reason Asif Ali Zardari is not asking Nawaz Sharif to resign is because of their ‘London Plan’.

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September 24, 5:55pm

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday urged PTI chief Imran Khan to bring his grievances about the 2013 election to Parliament, while presenting a fact-sheet titled ‘The Truth behind PTI’s allegations’.

“Parliament is the only platform to raise your issues in a democratic system,” said Rashid, while addressing a joint press conference with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman in Islamabad.

Read the full story here.

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September 24, 3:38pm

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said those who wanted to push the country backwards have failed to do so, in an apparent reference to the protesting parties, PTI and PAT, while talking to media representatives in London.

“The London plan has flopped and its fate is before the nation,” the premier said, referring to a meeting in London between PTI chairman Imran Khan and PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in which they allegedly discussed the plan to stage a sit-in to overthrow the incumbent government.

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September 24, 12:10pm

Police personnel, who were flown to Islamabad from different parts of Pakistan for ensuring security, have occupied  three more schools in the federal capital.

These officers have been living in various schools in Islamabad since the anti-government protests started on August 14, disrupting academic activities in the city.

Parents, students and teachers have been protesting against police presence inside schools, however, no action has been taken to relocate the security officers.

Express News screengrab of students protesting in Islamabad.

While speaking to Express News, JI Chief Sirajul Haq stresses that it is the government’s responsibility to take charge of this situation.

He suggests that the government should get a court order that prohibits police from occupying schools. “It is the govermment’s responsibility to provide students with quality education,” says Haq.

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September 24, 2:28am

September 23, 10:24pm

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September 23, 10:20pm

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday welcomed the Post-Election Review report published by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), claiming it validates their claims of the May 2013 general elections being rigged. He also threatened to register a complaint against the acting National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) under Article 6 for allegedly trying to change results.

Read the full story here.

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September 23, 6:00pm

PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi says the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has accepted shortcomings and discrepancies in the May 2013 general elections in its report made public today.

“The ECP acknowledges problems in printing of ballot papers,” Qureshi says reading the ECP’s report, while talking to media representatives in Islamabad.

Explaining that two days before the elections, printers in Urdu Bazaar were hired to print thousands of extra ballot papers, the PTI vice chairman says, “Besides Imran Khan, a lot of people questioned the authenticity of the elections.”

“The report highlights shortcomings of the interim government as well,” he adds.

Further, Qureshi questions why the report was hidden from the nation for nine months as it was published in December 2013. He adds the PTI’s stance has been strengthened by this report.

However, the Election Commission of Pakistan has denied publishing this report, Express News reports.

The ECP claims it was a mere compilation of complaints sent to the commission against the elections.

Express News screengrab of PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

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September 23, 5:34pm

Hamza Shahbaz, leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and son of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, slamming Pakistan Teherek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan says, “He should build a ‘naya’ Pakistan in K-P first, then talk about the entire country.”

He further says the truth will soon be exposed to the public.

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September 23, 3:44pm

Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq summons Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on October 13 for verification of resignations, Express News reports.

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September 23, 2:15pm

Responding to JI chief Sirajul Haq’s request to delay the acceptance of PTI MNAs resignations, NA speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Tuesday said he cannot delay the acceptance process any further.

September 22, 10:30pm

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that his party is still ready to hold talks with the government, Express News reported.

Talking to Express News anchor Javed Chaudhry on his show ‘Kal Tak’, the PTI vice president said, “We are still ready talks with government but it all depends on their intentions.” Qureshi said that the government had yet to show seriousness in their talks.

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September 22, 10:14pm

In an attempt to educate to educate the masses of their rights, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday announced the launch of their ‘Azadi Volunteer Programme’ as he slated another rally, this time in Lahore on Sunday.

While addressing the sit-in on the 40th day of their protest, Imran announced that they have launched a text-based service to bring awareness among the people on what ‘freedom’ is.

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September 22, 9:26pm

Pakistan Awami Tehrik has said that its movement is moving towards the endgame after 40-day long sit-in in Islamabad, and the next 72 hours are crucial for its decisive conclusion, our correspondent Peer Muhammad reports.

Umar Ayaz Abbasi, PAT’s deputy secretary information stated this while elaborating the speech delivered by Dr Tahirul Qadri on Monday.

The PAT chief had announced that the revolution would now be converted into a massive storm within three days. Abbasi said the next 72 hours are crucial for their movement the dharna is moving towards its ‘decisive conclusion’.

“We hope the Nawaz government will fall within 72 hours,” he said, adding that an important meeting of PAT’s Central Working Committee is scheduled for tonight, where important decision about the endgame of ‘dharna’ will be taken. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

September 22, 9:23pm

PTI’s Shireen Mazari tweets about the party’s Lahore rally on September 28.

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September 22, 9:08pm

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announces to hold a rally at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore on September 28, Express News reported.

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September 22, 8:03pm

PTI intends to a protest outside the UN office in New York during PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech in the General Assembly on September 26.

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September 22, 6:35pm

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has served Javed Hashmi, the party’s disgruntled leader and president, with a show-cause notice.

According to the copy of the notice available with The Express Tribune, Hashmi has been suspended from the party on account of repeated statements against PTI. Further, he has been asked to present himself before a disciplinary committee on September 29.

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September 22, 5:40pm

National Assembly (NA) Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq summoned on Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Members of the National Assembly (MNA) who had submitted their resignations from the National Assembly earlier, Express News reports.

Sadiq has written a letter to PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Arif Alvi, Shireen Mazari, Ali Muhammad and Munazza Hassan to appear before him to verify the signatures on their resignation letters. Read the full story here.

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September 22, 12:40am

Pakistan Peoples Party patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari indirectly called PTI chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri ‘politicians of the establishment’. Read the full story here.

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September 22, 12:40am

After addressing his party workers in Karachi, PTI chief Imran Khan announces to hold a similar rally in Lahore soon, our correspondent Azam Khan reports.

Addressing the sit-in protesters at D-Chowk on Sunaday evening, Imran says after Karachi’s successful rally, he will hold a similar protest rally in Lahore.

PTI chief warns the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he will face difficulty during his upcoming visit to New York. “It is better for you to tender resignation in national interest,” he adds.

Imran says most of the cab drivers in New York are Pakistanis and ‘they will receive you from airport to UN Headquarters.’ Questioning the utility of recent joint session of Parliament, Imran claims that Rs80,000 per minute were spent on the joint session of Parliament.

September 21, 9:45pm

Talking to media in his home town Multan, disgruntled PTI leader Javed Hashmi claims that almost one billion rupees have so far been spent on the sit-in in Islamabad, Express News reports.

Hashmi says by the time he left the sit-in, almost Rs300 million had been spent. Claiming that Rs45 million have been spent on DJ Butt only, Hashmi says this money should have been spent on flood victims.

He adds that Imran is an innocent man and everyone is trying to take advantage of him. “I believe in giving sacrifices in politics, ask people like Shah Mehmood Qureshi to spend a week in jail, they would take it as an insult.”

He further says that Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif are cowards who have no moral courage to contact him.

“I was told that Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar was also present at the London meeting between Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri; however, cannot confirm this,” adds Hashmi.

Later on, refuting the Hashmi’s claim that he was involved in ‘London plan’, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar says, “Neither I was the part of any such plan, nor I have any evidence of any such meeting between Imran and Qadri.” …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

September 21, 8:45pm

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says the PTI chairman has only promoted the politics of confrontation in the country and tried to divert attention of the nation from the floods and Operation Zarb-e-Azb, Radio Pakistan reports.

“Imran Khan could not deliver in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa during the last 14 months,” Rashid alleges while holding him responsible for the postponement in trips of foreign dignitaries.

“Imran Khan did not inform the nation about his plan to derail democracy in the country and is lying about meeting PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in London.” …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

September 21, 7:15pm

Express News screengrab of people in the crowd burning their electricity bill as part of the civil disobedience movement.

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September 21, 7:05pm

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September 21, 6:35pm

PTI chairman Imran Khan addressed a crowd of roughly 80,000 to 100,000 supporters, vowing to continue his campaign to overthrow the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government until the prime minister stepped down.

Referring to his ongoing sit-in in Islamabad, the PTI chairman said that the people of Pakistan have been struggling to make a “naya Pakistan.” He called on the people of Karachi to support his struggle and claimed to have come to the city to “unite everyone” – Sindhis and Muhajirs alike. Read the full story here.

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September 21, 6:15pm

PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi says people in Karachi stood in lines for several hours to vote for Imran Khan.

“Today we have come to Karachi to thank its people,” he adds. “I invite Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s cabinet to come count the people in PTI’s protest today.”

The PTI vice chairman alleges PTI president Javed Hashmi is siding with PM Nawaz. “Multan’s fate will be decided on October 16,” Qureshi says while referring to elections for Hashmi’s vacant NA seat.

“I admit we couldn’t give as much attention to Interior Sindh but we (PTI) promise we will go to every street and every corner of Sindh.”

“Today, people don’t see PPP as Bhutto’s party but as Zardari’s party,” says Qureshi, adding, “People in Sindh will come out on the streets to oppose Zardari’s power.”

Express News screengrab of PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressing the crowd.

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September 21, 6:05pm

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed addressing the crowd says the nations wants Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.

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September 21, 5:52pm

PTI chairman Imran Khan takes the stage.

Express News screengrab of PTI chairman Imran Khan on the stage in Karachi.

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September 21, 5:50pm

Former cricketer Javed Miandad, former Olympian Samiullah Khan, VJ Mani and TV show host Waqar Zaka are present at the protest. Meanwhile, PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has taken the stage.

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September 21, 5:40pm

There are around 20,000 to 30,000 people currently present at the PTI protest, our correspondent Rabia Ali reports.

Express News screengrab of the crowd at the PTI protest.

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September 21, 5:40pm

As the crowd at the PTI’s rally in Karachi swells, people are shoving and pushing each other to get closer to the stage while waiting for PTI chairperson Imran Khan to arrive at the venue, our correspondent Rabia Ali reports. One person is reported to have fainted as there are too many people and not adequate organisation. Meanwhile, DJ Butt is requesting the crowd to move away from his sound system.

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September 21, 5:35pm

PTI chairperson Imran Khan has reached the venue of his rally, Express News reports.

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September 21, 4:35pm

PTI chairperson Imran Khan has reached Karachi, Express News reports. Imran will offer prayers at the Mazar-e-Quaid before heading to the venue of his rally. PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jehangir Tareen are accompanying Imran.

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September 21, 3:45pm

Express News screengrab of women waiting in lines before entering the venue of the rally.

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September 21, 3:25pm

Meanwhile, people in large numbers, especially women, have started gathering at the venue ahead of the PTI chairperson’s arrival.

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September 21, 3:20pm

PTI chairperson Imran Khan has left for Karachi where he is scheduled to address his supporters, Express News reported.

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https://twitter.com/KhurrumZamanPTI/status/51346813896530327

September 20, 11:20pm

Imran Khan takes up the microphone again. Says when the people realise their power, no one can enslave them.

“In how many days Nawaz goes, this will become clear in the coming days, because it is certain now that he has to go since the people have decided that.”

Imran, while pointing towards the crowds, says “no power can defeat you and within days you will hear good news.”

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Reader Comments (197)

  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 21, 2014 - 7:22AM

    Yes PM Nawaz has to go for next election to be occured in 2018 :)

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  • itl
    Sep 21, 2014 - 7:29AM

    Go Nawaz Go!

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  • llama
    Sep 21, 2014 - 7:31AM

    @H Chaudhry:
    No, I refuse to remain a slave to feudalism until 2018. GO Nawaz GO

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  • Karachi
    Sep 21, 2014 - 7:33AM

    IK we are waiting for you! Imran Khan Zindabad!

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  • Leela4fun
    Sep 21, 2014 - 7:38AM

    I guess Jinnah did not manage to get a FREE Pakistan!

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  • H. Khan
    Sep 21, 2014 - 7:55AM

    These two rallies have caused enough damage to Pakistan.Now it is becoming clear that it was greed and lust for power that drove Mr Imran Khan and Mr Qadri to united and plan these rallies.So sad.Imran Khan has disappointed me

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  • Humza
    Sep 21, 2014 - 8:40AM

    @llama: I refuse to be a victim of mob politics by sore losers like IK and TUQ. Democracy means respecting the opinion of majority who voted for Nawaz Sharif. Imran Khan is more of a feudal than Nawaz Sharif. So go back and live in the container until 2018 Imran Khan!

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 21, 2014 - 8:49AM

    @IIama So you dont agree with me and dont respect my vote for N in 2013? You have no choice but to wait till 2018. Sorry this is not how things work. 5-10K people can not and will not dictate majority / Silent majority that is.. Either live with this is or leave.

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  • king
    Sep 21, 2014 - 8:52AM

    hey mr PM..watch out for some chand hazar people in your palace…and watch how close you get to the end of your reign tonight….Karachi awakes…..go Nawaz go…..

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  • Nadeem
    Sep 21, 2014 - 8:59AM

    Bilion time “Go Nawaz Go”

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  • Khurram
    Sep 21, 2014 - 9:04AM

    Imran Khan…being a Pakistani…i reject your forceful democracy…please leave us alone

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  • Raju
    Sep 21, 2014 - 9:06AM

    Dear IK, please wait for 2018 general elections for your dream come true of becoming Pakistan prime minister. There is no short cut in democracy like you want

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  • Salman
    Sep 21, 2014 - 9:09AM

    A big NOOOOOOOOOOOOO to Imran Khan and his dharna politics. He is too immature to be a chairman of PTI, let alone Pakistan.

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  • Maria
    Sep 21, 2014 - 9:19AM

    Go to UK and look after your children and ex wife Imran Khan. Stop damaging Pakistan!

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  • I use my brain
    Sep 21, 2014 - 9:28AM

    @H Chaudry: People like you have a small mind. You guys will be the slave of PM Nawaz for the rest of your lives.

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  • Ishfaq
    Sep 21, 2014 - 9:55AM

    But IK, how will NS go, umpire has not raised his finger and has refused to do so…

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  • Zaida P
    Sep 21, 2014 - 10:45AM

    Pakistan’s nightmare is having dreams.

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  • BILQUIS
    Sep 21, 2014 - 11:00AM

    Imran Khan has failed not only his supports but also himself. He is standing (colluding) with a person who treats his followers with contempt. He first threatened to kill them if they dare to leave his container mission and then he threw tissue paper laden with his excreta (sweat) at them with contempt. If you donot believe me, then watch every action and the body language of this person while he was throwing his excreta at them. Sadly the gullible and ignorant slaves pounced over that excreta! And Imran Khan promises to take the nation out of slavery every day yet happily colludes with this person who suffers from narcissism.

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  • imran
    Sep 21, 2014 - 11:18AM

    @Leela4fun: Mind your language its Quaid-e-Azam

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  • Junaid
    Sep 21, 2014 - 11:40AM

    Wow. He is having a dream. Goggle it. You will see a famous speech of MLK Jr. ” I have a dream “…what a copy cat. ..

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  • Ali Mohammed
    Sep 21, 2014 - 11:49AM

    IK we fully support you in struggle for Naya Pakistan.. Go Nawaz Go

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  • Alter Ego
    Sep 21, 2014 - 1:33PM

    IK , i sincerely hope that you will blame someone else than NS for Karachi’s problems.

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  • Alter Ego
    Sep 21, 2014 - 1:34PM

    @llama: .
    I refuse to have IK destroying life and business in Islamabad.
    Go IK Go.
    Did he go ??
    No ,he did not and neither will NS.
    Not in this way

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  • liaqat ali
    Sep 21, 2014 - 2:05PM

    @BILQUIS:
    I agree about TUQ but IK has no less ego. Count the number of I’s he utters in 15 minutes and hear the abuse he hurls towards everybody . He want to be ZAB with none of his qualities .How naive I was to vote for PTI in 2013. IK has proven greedy , in haste and is allowing blackmailers to be strenghtened. He has taken Pakistan back at least a decade in its slow but steady march towards democracy and thus making themselves a respectful nation. Shortcuts work only in dreams . Nations need stability and slow hard work . We dont need another Zia or Musharraf to interrupt for another 10 years and then leave us back to square one. Ik of course wont get anything out of it but somebody may. AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. Anybody doubts, ggogle and read the book by Ayesha Siddiqa.

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  • Zain
    Sep 21, 2014 - 2:15PM

    Supporting PTI is like supporting TTP as he never condemns them.

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  • NightWish
    Sep 21, 2014 - 2:19PM

    I find amusing people who still support these status quo parties like they have done any good to your country .
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  • Sep 21, 2014 - 2:40PM

    Dear

    Imran khan is fighting for the democracy that assures every citizen in the country a justice, health facility, education, housing and clothing and not the democracy in its current state in our beloved country depriving all of their basic rights.

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  • Mango man
    Sep 21, 2014 - 2:40PM

    Supporting NS is slavery and Supporting IK is building Naya Pakistan. Height of arrogance and self rightism. I support NS because he does not abuse his opponents, he is not proud and keeps humility. I have no material gain from him whatsoever. If you still call me slave of PMLN, I have all the right to call you slave of IK and being blind in worshiping personalities.

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  • Sep 21, 2014 - 3:00PM

    @Khurram:
    @king:

    GO NAWAZ GORecommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 21, 2014 - 3:17PM

    Long Live Imran Khan and I wish, more correctly, pray that in about an hour you should break all the records in Karachi. Iqbal Hadi Zaid / Former DiplomatiRecommend

  • Aysha M
    Sep 21, 2014 - 3:55PM

    What will PTI achieve by this in Karachi. If it is about Go Nawaz Go, battle against Sharifs should be taken to Sharif turf, which is Lahore not Karachi

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 21, 2014 - 4:01PM

    Imran was only a puppet who fell for false incentives. Real master planners were Fake Revolutionary Thug and few representatives of dark forces. Imran knows the conspiracy now, that’s why he is running around in different cities and inviting law to get hold of him..

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  • Malikpur - Janderbari
    Sep 21, 2014 - 4:40PM

    @king: you people don’t have courage to speak against Altaf hussain… abusing elected Prime Minister…shame on such party, its leader and its follower who abuse in the absence of other….. your leader is puppet / tout of agencies it proved!

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  • Hypocrite
    Sep 21, 2014 - 5:12PM

    Travelling in pvt jet, living in a palace, have, police escorts, block traffic..whats the difference between him and others then? He should first change himself

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  • king
    Sep 21, 2014 - 5:25PM

    the next jalsa should be in Raiwind…Let’s end it there folks….

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 21, 2014 - 5:42PM

    I am watching live tv coverage and it is such a mammoth gathering in Karachi that hardly anyone can boast about and the beauty is that many have come from overseas as well to show their support for Imran Khan and the government has issued warning to be cautious as they felt that there could be some suicidal attack on the gathering but to me it is mere a desperate attempt on the part of those who do not want to quit. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.com

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 21, 2014 - 5:50PM

    @Iqbal Hadi Zaidi: You are right. Imran will break a record but it will be about lowest attendance. People of Islamabad are bored to death, now its turn of Karachites.

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  • muhammad ahmed khan
    Sep 21, 2014 - 6:18PM

    People know their rights. No more family dynasty in the name of democracy. No more VIP culture, Go Nawaz Go !!

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  • YA
    Sep 21, 2014 - 6:36PM

    PTI cannot hold a bigger Jalsa anywhere else this is where they get support from you know who via our beloved Bhai in London…. you will notice nothing will be said about the flag bearer of Karachi… Obviously some topi drama is needed to show the distinction between MQM and PTI and we saw that yesterday……

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  • Gg
    Sep 21, 2014 - 6:58PM

    NS can never gather such a crowd in Karachi. He is PM of Lahore only. Pakistanis wake up and get rid of Nawaz

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 21, 2014 - 7:23PM

    Javed Miandad has a bigger heart than Imran Khan. During his cricket career, Miandad surrendered captaincy to Imran twice, also cooperated with him honestly. It was Imran who stabbed him in the back and declared innings when Miandad was very close to triple century.

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 21, 2014 - 7:37PM

    Believe you me! Millions women, children and men from each walk of life, speaking different languages, professing various religions who had been waiting for months to see their leader Imran today not only to welcome their leader but also they pledged to be back Imran Khan for uprooting PM Nawaz which as such must be very much troubling and pricking for PM Nawaz in any case. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.com

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  • Saima
    Sep 21, 2014 - 8:16PM

    Disappointing turnout in Karachi, where did all the so called “Insafians” go when we needed you in Karachi?

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 21, 2014 - 8:25PM

    When and who will do bigger gathering in Karachi to topple Imran Khan? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.com

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  • imtiaz
    Sep 21, 2014 - 8:29PM

    IK speaks for everything except late Zohra Apa’s murder & rigging in Khi.Coward!

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  • Alter Ego
    Sep 21, 2014 - 8:52PM

    As expected
    >> no mention of daily killings in Karachi
    >> no mention of electoral rigging in Karachi
    >> no mention of Zahra Shahid killings
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  • llama
    Sep 21, 2014 - 9:06PM

    @H Chaudhry: You are a chaudhry so of course you would say that.
    @Humza: Go back to grade 8 and learn what democracy is. This is not a democracy it is a plutocracy in which the rich are above the law. Protesting is democratic, using the police and courts as your own militia is not.

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  • khan
    Sep 21, 2014 - 9:26PM

    @Zain: What good does condemning do? Every time somebody gets killed or injured we condemn the incident and move on. Then what? This is the system we intend to change. GO Nawaz GO!

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 21, 2014 - 11:19PM

    Listening to some PTI leader Shafqat Mahmood today talking about how farmers life has improved tremendously in Punjab compared to other provinces but the same leader has audacity to say PMLN has nothing to do with it.. This is why PTI was rejected and will happen again in 2018. So much campaign ammunition is given by PTI to N.Recommend

  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 21, 2014 - 11:21PM

    @IIama so I am a Chaudhry and my vote doesnt mean anything? Is that what I am hearing. MQM is all good but PMLN is bad and people following PMLN are not worthy of consideration and their vote mean nothing or in other words, Punjab’s vote and choce doesnt mean any thing?

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  • Anon
    Sep 21, 2014 - 11:47PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: And yet Miandad comes out in support of Imran, saying he is a much better choice than Nawaz, and that its time for Nawaz to go!

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  • IOBAL HADI ZAIDI
    Sep 22, 2014 - 12:24AM

    Don’t you know that PM Nawaz whose election symbol was Lion has really proved as lion by seeing Imran’s show in Karachi. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat / Kuwait

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  • waqar
    Sep 22, 2014 - 1:07AM

    The Jalsa/dharna was successfull, there were more people than the space. It proves that people of Karachi are with Imran Khan.

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  • llama
    Sep 22, 2014 - 1:35AM

    @H Chaudhry: I’m talking about your opinion, of course you would support NS, you seem to be one of those people who think the nation owes them something for being born in a rich feudal family. MQM has become a party of thieves and target killers now, but at least there was once a time when MQM actually did something for the people it was representing unlike PMLN that has done absolutely nothing in it’s 30 years existence except for looting the country. Wake up, most people in villages in Punjab don’t support Pmln. Will you blame this on Ik too?–>http://tribune.com.pk/story/762904/surge-of-anger-protesters-force-pm-to-cut-short-relief-visit/

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  • S.Nasir Mehdi
    Sep 22, 2014 - 2:32AM

    @itl: It is “go Nawaz Go”, it will not end here next PM and after next PM this GO business will continue and the nation will go into drain.Do you want this

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  • Faisal
    Sep 22, 2014 - 2:50AM

    When the smoke clears, the BIGGEST winner in this entire fiasco will be the MQM. While IK and Qadri are keeping everyone busy with their dharnas, the MQM is secretly penetrating all sectors of urban Sindh through Mohajir Nationalism, and they will succeed in creating a Mohajir Province, which will eventually become the Mohajir Republic one day. Shame on Imran Khan and Tahir Ul Qadri for playing into the hands of the enemies of Pakistan.

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  • Shafia
    Sep 22, 2014 - 2:52AM

    can someone please explain to me why PTI or Imran Khan does not have the courage to criticize the MQM while in Karachi? Does MQM scare you that much? Get a life….

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  • Jadugar
    Sep 22, 2014 - 3:58AM

    tThe massive attendance by the people of Karachi is a clear message to the dynasty, the corrupt, and the feduals that the nation of Pakistan is ready for change. IK and TQ are only helping the Awam to the inevatiable. The Change is happening. @ Maria, Please dont make it personal against the leaders, I wonder what are you hiding in your closet !!

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  • chooha
    Sep 22, 2014 - 5:08AM

    Case against filed against Rana Sanaullah for making provocative statements against PTI chief typo

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  • ZAK
    Sep 22, 2014 - 5:33AM

    IK want to isolate country from whole world.

    If you think a little what this sit in has given to nation except losses.

    Master of IK Qadri and Altaf Bahi are common.

    They are coalition partner.See IK wiil never challenge Altaf Bahi and Qadri.

    All three have their roots out side country.

    Two of them are also randwas.

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  • Gullu Badsha
    Sep 22, 2014 - 6:35AM

    @H. Khan:
    Why can’t Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri plan together to protest, when Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari can plan together to loot the country & spread corruption.

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  • Gullu Badsha
    Sep 22, 2014 - 6:38AM

    @Khurram:
    People like you will always side with the corrupt for small gains.

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  • Ismile
    Sep 22, 2014 - 6:41AM

    Go Democracy Go… And let Khilafatt come

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  • Gullu Badsha
    Sep 22, 2014 - 6:46AM

    @IOBAL HADI ZAIDI:
    Quite a few friends of mine have had the same opinion about your comments being very confusing.
    The tragedy is that you claim to be a former diplomat.

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  • Gullu Badsha
    Sep 22, 2014 - 7:02AM

    @imtiaz:
    He has said that dozens of times. IK is not in the habit of giving senseless statements at any occasion like the PML(n)
    ministers do without thinking. There has to be an occasion and a place to talk about something. My friend, Imtiaz this
    was not the right time or occasion to mention Zohra Aapa’s death (may Allah Almighty rest her soul in peace)
    You shouldn’t be using words like “coward” for such a brave leader. Honestly can you imagine your leader (whoever he is)
    to go all over Pakistan and ask the people to break the shackles of the prevailing VIP culture. I don’t think there is a single leader who can do this other than Imran Khan.

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  • Gullu Badsha
    Sep 22, 2014 - 7:03AM

    @Alter Ego:
    I think you are hard of hearing.

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  • Gullu Badsha
    Sep 22, 2014 - 7:09AM

    @H Chaudhry:
    Chaudhry sahib naraz kion hotey ho bhai. Aapki rai sar ankhon par. Aap jisko chahein vote dein.
    Magar insaf zaroor karein. Imran Khan insaf ka culture lana chahta hai. Hum sub ko chahiyey
    key uska saath dein.

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  • Gullu Badsha
    Sep 22, 2014 - 7:25AM

    @Mango man:
    There is a difference in stating facts and abusing. A person abuses when he cannot state a fact or does not have substantial proof of something
    Imran Khan does not abuse his opponents, he merely states facts about Nawaz Sharif’s and Asif Zardari’s corruption. Had IK’s statements been wrong do you think these two leaders would be sitting there doing nothing about it.
    By the way since when did Nawaz started believing in humility, he is known to be a bundle of revenge, arrogance, corruption and nepotism.
    Have a mango and think about it my friend.

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  • Mirza
    Sep 22, 2014 - 7:54AM

    Going to Karachi and Lahore to try his luck is good omen for the country. It is also beginning of the end of Dharna from the capitol. Every leader should have a strategy to retreat. In politics nothing is final and IK-Qadri duo should learn from the leader of Afghanistan.

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 22, 2014 - 8:29AM

    @Gullu Imran Ka insaaf lie he gave insaaf to his daughter and to the party chairman? Sorry bhai, it doesnt work like that. Wait till 2018 and you will get chance to vote again.

     
    @Illama Sarkar 30 years of power and looting? How did you get to this conclusion. PMLN has NOT done anything for its followers? What fools paradise you live in. We VOTED for N, respect our vote. I am not sure what is your logic of MQM/PMLN comparison. MQM has actually never done any thing for its followers but that is what I leave on Karachi people to decide. As for villages and towns in Punjab, if you think they dont support PMLN, we will get a chance to test that theory in next elections in 2018.

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  • jamshed kharian-pak
    Sep 22, 2014 - 9:23AM

    Supporter of powerful Ir Pakistan the Event of Janab Imran khan sahib & Janab Allama Qadri sahib a very big but good surprise to many the bowl holding criminal political elites has damaged our country hope it’s ending soon

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  • jamshed kharian-pak
    Sep 22, 2014 - 9:23AM

    Supporter of powerful Ir Pakistan the Event of Janab Imran khan sahib & Janab Allama Qadri sahib a very big but good surprise to many the bowl holding criminal political elites has damaged our country hope it’s ending soonRecommend

  • Iram
    Sep 22, 2014 - 9:54AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: Lowest attendance lol? You crazy guy.

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  • Mishrab
    Sep 22, 2014 - 10:03AM

    @Iqbal Hadi Zaidi: Millions ??? Sir do you know what million is ?

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  • JAVAID Ahmed KHAN
    Sep 22, 2014 - 10:29AM

    @Leela4fun:
    It has now been occupied by dacoits.

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  • JAVAID Ahmed KHAN
    Sep 22, 2014 - 10:30AM

    @Raju:Those who come to power by rigged election can not stay till 2018.The days of PML N are numbered.

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  • JAVAID Ahmed KHAN
    Sep 22, 2014 - 10:37AM

    @ZAK:
    IK is uniting the country and trying his best to get rid of corrupt mafias ruling this country.You should also support him.Zardari and Nawaz shareef have been tried and tested and they failed miserably to deliver to common man.

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  • salim
    Sep 22, 2014 - 12:24PM

    It will be be business as usual only when the “BAQIYAT” of most brutal dictator i.e. the ruling family, are booted out.

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  • mushtaq ahmad
    Sep 22, 2014 - 1:00PM

    Gen Aslam baig interview was eye opener. IK has by all means proved himself a prisoner of greed and he has displayed poor social norms by abusing others without prove . We recognize contribution of Nawaz and shehbaz sharif.

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  • 2Paisa (Khi)
    Sep 22, 2014 - 1:06PM

    It was a pretty successful jalsa, I didn’t attend but some of my family members did…their estimate was that it was in to lacs.

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  • analyzing pakistan
    Sep 22, 2014 - 1:46PM

    the fact that people cannot see through these characters and realize that they are watching some very primitive people, is an indication that Pakistan is a developmentally delayed nation

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  • S hussain
    Sep 22, 2014 - 3:29PM

    If we can be honest, Pakistan achievements in last fifteen months has been quite satisfying. reducing budget deficit by almost 3% in just one year reflect good performance of pakistan,s financial team. load shelling is less than ppp erra. lahore, rawalpindi, faisalabad, qasur, Ryk, Bhawalpur, muzaffargarh, DGKhan, okara and many more towns in shehbaz sharif;s time have improved in infrastructure and cleanliness. all teachers, policeman were hired strictly on merit. No corruption seen,

    On the contrary, KP province remains very poor. Go on Nawaz sharif till 2018

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  • JB
    Sep 22, 2014 - 5:28PM

    @S Hussain; what improvement in infrastructure? Roads? Dont you think a drainage system falls under the category of infrastructure? And may I remind you PMLN has been in charge of Punjab for consecutive years now. And I am not even counting the pre Musharraf days. And load shedding is not less. In fact its more or less the same with highly inflated electricity bills. And by the way, according to World Bank data, Pakistan’s budget deficit has increase from -6.4% to -8%.Recommend

  • LHR
    Sep 22, 2014 - 7:46PM

    @2Paisa (Khi):
    Bro some of my PTI relatives also attended …they claimed it was in to crores infact

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  • MaharajUSA
    Sep 23, 2014 - 12:08AM

    SMQ still wants negotiations after frittering away the opportunity to get five key concessions from the Government. PTI has lost the initiative and is likely to exit quietly and respectfully or be kicked out. PTI has this choice for a while.
    However, the Govt. should investigate alleged rigging and must go through intended electoral and other reforms.
    Strategy of negotiations has it that when opponent offers concession they must be taken or the chance is that they would get withdrawn and the side not accepting the offer is likely to become a loser. But not all politicians are good at negotiating.

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  • Ahmed
    Sep 23, 2014 - 12:43AM

    “Talks” with PTI are like “Peace Talks” with the Taliban – namely, hitting your head against a brick wall. Much better to either ignore them or (as in case of the Taliban) send PTI packing by enforcing the law on them.

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  • jamshed kharian-pak
    Sep 23, 2014 - 1:29AM

    Ir Pakistan the only major country in the world without any major voice on world level politics the 5th Major power must take his due place, countries who are talking that Pakistan is in the pocket must be denied to them! the powerful movement in Pakistan that starts in Lahore that now CAMPED in Capital Islamabad under the Great Leadership of Imran Khan and Allama Qadri Must taken to all over Pakistan, Time has come Powerful Ir Pakistan be Made by faithful Pakistanis, Great Pakistan must emerged from the Deep Sleep

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  • Maria
    Sep 23, 2014 - 3:23AM

    @JAVAID Ahmed KHAN: Imran Khan is dividing the country and saying only those who vote PTI matter. I disagree. I will never vote PTI and I do matter as a citizen. You cannot ignore my vote. Maybe Imran Khan should explain how he owns billions of rupees flat and real estate in UK. How about his link to billionaire financier father in law Goldsmith? We need to expose all the corruption of Imran Khan and PTI now. He has Chaudries of Gujrat and Shaikh Rasheed supporting him so something is going on.

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  • Zaida Parvez
    Sep 23, 2014 - 8:42AM

    Government should NOT hold talks until PTI comes begging to them !!
    PTI now needs a face-saving option to end these ludicrous dharnas.

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  • Humza
    Sep 23, 2014 - 9:11AM

    @JB: Who are you trying to fool? We all know Punjab is the only stable and developing province in the country due to the work of Shahbaz Sharif. Even under last government when the Federal agencies did not help Punjab in any way, he still managed to help the province develop. Ask yourself where business, infrastructure and development is taking place in Pakistan and you will get your answer – Punjab. Why do you think the majority of people in Punjab support PML N? The PTI supporters here need to respect the views and votes of others. This is their main problem.

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  • llama
    Sep 23, 2014 - 10:01AM

    @H Chaudhry: If pml-n is really that great then why is Punjab in such a mess? Every single year floods devastate Punjab, Shahbaz goes for a photo shoot and then the same thing happens next year.

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  • oBSERVER
    Sep 23, 2014 - 2:57PM

    What kind of sardar is this man? Sardar of all rigging or sardar of all fraudulently elected persons.His position is indeed befitting.

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  • muhammad ahmed kha
    Sep 23, 2014 - 7:12PM

    Go Nawaz Go

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 23, 2014 - 7:27PM

    @Illama This is my last comment. Please educate yourself on where Punjab stands vs. Other provinces. As another commentator said above, Punjab is the most stable place. These floods are among worse in 100 years. Go google floods in Tennessee, Colorado, etc from last year and devastation. Floods should be controlled but blaming fingers is not right. Lets talk about floods and here are the facts

     

    1) To control floods you need Dams and water management. Dams take years to built. How many dams were built in last 16 years including 8 of a Military rulers? ZERO

     

    2) Dams also require political harmony. KPK assembly passed a resolution against Kalabagh Dam. Why has not PTI taken back that resolution from last government?

     

    3) To build water management and Dams, Federal Government needs to take a role and how long NS/PMLN are in Federal Govt? 15 Months and in past their Tenures were 27 months and 31 months. So WHEN DID PMLN get a chance to fix the water management.

     

    4) To build Dams further you need a very stable economy and in flow of cash. Since When Pakistan has a good economy? Finally PMLN has put finances in order and able to issue Government Bonds that can finance these projects.

     
     

    5) Look at education reforms done in 2011 by Govt of Punjab and how it has taken Punjab to #1 slot in education in Pakistan and how Farmers in Punjab as said by Shafqat Mahmood himself are much better than any other provinces, There is a reason Punjab voted for PMLN and that will happen again PTI does not provide a better example in KPK.

     

    My point is that you have NO CHOICE but to wait till 2018 for next elections. Its better PTI spend that time wisely to give example and a model governance to people like me who are border line independent. This agitation and not letting government work or disrupting essential day to day government functions and disrespecting Punjab vote will destroy PTI in 2018 in my opinion.

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 23, 2014 - 9:23PM

    Will you say truthfully? I favor Imran Khan for sure but nevertheless I am asking all PML (N) supporters to please let me know what had been the contribution of Sharif brothers (Nawaz+Shahbaz) who had been Chief Minister of Punjab. How much funds + aids + grants etc. had been given to Punjab during the tenure of both brothers? How much % wise Punjab has progressed during their term? Please be honest rather dead honest while enlightening me at least if not others. Who obliges me, when and from where? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.comRecommend

  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 24, 2014 - 12:14AM

    @Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Why don’t you simply google your questions and read the reports from Asian Development Bank, UN Development Organizaton etc, on growth of Punjab and reforms in Punjab during Shahbaz Tenure. It is very easy, just try to research instead of asking people to give their opinions.

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  • Peacenic
    Sep 24, 2014 - 2:03AM

    @H Chaudhry:
    You say that Punjab is the most stable and Advanced province because of the Sharifs.
    We are eternally in debt to the Sharifs for this favour.
    But Punjab was the most prosperous provinces of the five newly independent provinces of Pakistan in 1947. For this, we must surely thank the Sharif’s father or grandfather.
    An even more compelling reason for remaining beholdened to the great famly: United Punjab was the most prosperous province of the United India during the British rule as early as the early 1900s. I guess, this must have been due to the tireless efforts of the Sharif’s great grandfather. How Lucky are we to have this great family.

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  • MaharajUSA
    Sep 24, 2014 - 4:42AM

    @ET
    Daily, without fail, you front page IK’s pictures and have contributed to give IK a hero image. Why must you take sides in this conflict? Why have not informed your readers about the London plan? Is that against your agenda? Please inform your readers about the imbalance in your reporting and more importantly about why you are doing it.

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 24, 2014 - 6:03AM

    @Peaceinc WoW I am at loss of words with your lack of comprehension skills. Go re read again what I read. Compared to all other provinces Punjab is much more stable today period. This is the fact that is easily available through many of the UNDP and ADP reports. Simple google will give you results.

    You are a typicak PTI supporter I guess who has no idea how to make an argument or analyze an argument. Pathetic response really!Recommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 24, 2014 - 6:29AM

    Didn’t you hear & see what I heard & saw? Yesterday night I was watching ARY news which showed many people shouting GO NAWAZ GO in Landon before the residence of PM Nawaz means that the slogan is not only raised in Pakistan but oversea also. I had also listened that some will shout GO NAWAZ GO in front of UN Assembly as well. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Forner Diplomat / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.com

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  • Unimpressionable
    Sep 24, 2014 - 8:11AM

    Electoral body’s report vindicates Imran. It does not vindicate anyone. * Imran’s glee is false.* It is only a partial report as the full report is due shortly. What it does say is that there is no systematic or organized rigging. That means, sporadic, rigging did take place but that does not necessarily mean that PML-N was the sole beneficiary of it. Which then means, that in some constituencies even PTI would have been helped by such rigging and not just PTI but other Parties in some other constituencies as well.
    All in all, any rigging that did take place did not significantly alter the results. Even, if only for arguments sake, we allow twenty more seats to PTI yet they would be nowhere of forming a govt. So let them accept the results honorably and stop being sore losers.

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  • Humza
    Sep 24, 2014 - 8:46AM

    @Iqbal Hadi Zaidi: Do you honestly question Shahbaz Sharif’s work and commitment to the progress in Punjab? There is a reason why the majority of people in the province voted for PML N and that reason is that they have delivered. Chinese media even held up the Punjab provincial government as a yardstick for transparency. Unlike other provincial governments, Punjab’s government has built, roads, schools, hospitals, registries and improved justice in the courts. Yes there is a lot of work to be done but we can see tangible things improving. To put things in simple terms, where do people from abroad wish to invest when they think of Pakistan? Where is there relative peace, stability and progress in Pakistan. If you don’t know the answer to this, then let me remind you that it is the Punjab under Shahbaz Sharif.Recommend

  • Dr Khan
    Sep 24, 2014 - 9:56AM

    @Maria:
    Maria Imran Khan assetts are all open to public scrutiny.Each and every assett is on PTI website.He had one flat in London from his 18years income from playing cricket.He sold the flat and built a house in Bani Gala.As a follower of Nawaz Shareef Can you tell about the propeties NS and his family owns in UK?.You know very well that Imran Khan is an honest man and Nwaz Shareef corrupt from top to bottom.See the videos released on private TV channels and see how fithy NS and his associates are?

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  • Dr Khan
    Sep 24, 2014 - 9:59AM

    @Alter Ego: The reason why IK did not mention much about others was because the focus of his campaign is get rid of bigger criminal Nawaz Shareef.Smaller enemies will be tackled later.

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  • Dr Khan
    Sep 24, 2014 - 10:03AM

    @Unimpressionable: What excuses are you trying to give?.After 18 months ECP is releasing this report than saying more reports to follow.This report has enough evidence to show that 2013 elections were anything but free,fair or transparent.

    Time for a Mid Term Election early next year.This is the only way to get rid of present political crisis.

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  • JAVAID
    Sep 24, 2014 - 10:54AM

    @H Chaudhry.
    Every party said that 2013 elections were rigged on a massive scale.PPP leader Bilawal said last week that elections were rigged against PPP from Karachi to Khyber.How can we allow an assembly to continue when it has comed through a rigged elections?.Time has come to stop election rigging by punishing those who stole people’s mandate and than going for a mid term election.This political crisis is getting not going away by delaying tactics by the ruling PML N goverment.

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  • Follower of Fatima Jinnah
    Sep 24, 2014 - 11:12AM

    Election Commission is fake But report is genuine?

    — Khurram Dastgir-Khan (@kdastgirkhan) September 23, 2014

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  • Analyzing Pakistan
    Sep 24, 2014 - 12:42PM

    If the cricketer and his gang of self righteous characters have as much support in the country as they brag about then Pakistan really is in deep trouble. I have not seen such a primitive gang of leaders with overt character disorders!

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  • JAVAID KHAN
    Sep 24, 2014 - 12:52PM

    @Analyzing Pakistan: What character disorder have those who loot public weath in the name of democracy.?

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  • Shahid
    Sep 24, 2014 - 1:11PM

    Sorry to say Imran has become master of U turns. He is a coward person and compromise on every issue when time comes. In Islamabad he shouted on the stage that he will come to Karachi to get rid of the mafia but what happened he was silent about the biggest mafia and gang of criminals.Shame on Imran and his party.

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  • Watching Pakistan with disappointment
    Sep 24, 2014 - 2:41PM

    @Analyzing Pakistan:
    Thanks for pointing this out. I doubt most of his supporters even know what character disorders are, as they do not have time to look inwards. It is amazing how successful one can be in cricket and in even other fields in Pakistan despite being a total loser in the world of psychological development. The caliber of his supporters can be assessed by the language they use and the young female supporters who propose to marry a 60 year old divorced man fathering god knows how many children. Oh wait according to the Pakistani Media anchors he has raised the political awareness of people who did not know about politics:-) Give me a break!

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  • Sep 24, 2014 - 5:03PM

    IK don’t worry, these status quo always trying to underestimate you. But stand like a rock solid. One benefit is clearly seen by us that people now fighting for their right. Keep it up.

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  • Grace
    Sep 24, 2014 - 9:59PM

    @Muhammad: Imran Khan needs to move into his container and he can learn to give televised speeches like Altaf Hussain! I am sick of people who think late night parties at Dharna is going to take the place of hard work to fix all the problems of the country. I support Nawaz Sharif more than ever. Respect my vote! He has shown himself to be focused on working for Pakistan and not using bad language like sore losers like Imran Khan, Shaikh Rasheed, Chaudries of Gujrat and Tahirul Qadri.

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  • Peacenic
    Sep 24, 2014 - 11:47PM

    @H Chaudhry
    @Humza
    Instead of abusing others, give some statistics in your favour. For example, you can show us the GDP growth rate of Punjab during the last six years compared with that of Pervez Ilahi’s five years. You may also want to compare these two peeriods in terms of education achievement (for example literacy rate or primary enrollment rate), health (change in infant mortality rate or vaccination rate) or law & order (for example the crime rate).
    I suppose you agree this will be a reasonable way of backing your claims by showing how Punjab Under His Highness Shahbaz Sharif has performed in terms of growth, education, health or law & order. After all, these are the things that a common man needs, not lollypops or metropops.

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  • Grace
    Sep 25, 2014 - 12:54AM

    @Peacenic: If you are comparing the corrupt Chaudry Parvez Ilahi to Shahbaz Sharif then you have exposed yourself ! Shabaz Shaif is envy of all provinces who wish they had the same CM. Come to Punjab and see how he has given us stable province and compare with KPK, Sind or Baluchistan. If he stays another 5 years, Punjab will get even better. This is why opponents are scared of Shabaz. He is improving Punjab and they are afraid Nawaz Sharif will improve Pakistan in same way so they got people like TUQ and Imran Khan to damage country’s economy.

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 25, 2014 - 2:59AM

    @Peaceinc “Google” your questions and you will get several UNDP and ADP reports. Read them and you will get more than what you are bargaining for!

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  • S.Nasir Mehdi
    Sep 25, 2014 - 3:14AM

    @Karachi How long will to execute his promises or will he say that khzana khaley hai so it will take time and after one year a new leader will come and give dharna in islamabad and say go imran qadri go:

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  • flabbergasted
    Sep 25, 2014 - 6:53AM

    Imran says the real London Plan was the Charter of Democracy (COD.) The COD 2006 was a plan of the two most major political parties of Pakistan to get rid of the dictator, Musharraf who had usurped power in 1999. The real London Plan between Qadri and IK so called but it is in reality a Musharraf plan enacted through multiple intermediaries, including retired Generals of Musharraf’s mentoring, and possibly some still in-service powerful elements of the establishment. These elements are channels for Musharraf’s “guidance” through one Ejaz Hussein who in turn “guides” Qadri and through another channel, which Sheikh Rashid conduits to IK. Ejaz and the Choudhries of Gujrat stick together. Lately, the London Plan has tried to co-opt Altaf Hussein who played host to IK in Karachi and MQM made IK’s recent Karachi rally a huge success.
    But IK should not equate the COD with the London Plan as the former was to get rid of a despot. However, the London plan is for toppling a Constitutional Government, elected in mostly fair elections.
    That IK can distort reality, often quite successfully, is nothing new.

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  • Ahmed
    Sep 25, 2014 - 9:41AM

    Imran you have done great job for us, #gonawazgo

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  • JAVAID
    Sep 25, 2014 - 10:00AM

    @flabbergasted: When the “Script theory” failed in which PML N and its associated parties tried to blame Pakistan army behind the Islamabad Dharna,they started with this so called “London Plan” conspiracy.Javed Hashmi has been specially purchased by the rich Nawaz Family in order to malign IK and PTI but it will not work.

    Governor of Punjab has already spoken about it denied about his involvement in London plan as claimed by Javed Hashmi. IK and Dr Qadri met over a cup of tea for 20 minutes or so.Some people instead of responding to the massive rigging allegation of 2013 election are now trying to make a conspiracy out of this meeting.

    Sooner PML-N realize that its their poor performance and failure to conduct impartial enquiry on election rigging, that is making PTI and Imran Khan more popular every passing day.Public is sick of this kind of so called democracy which makes rulers richer and people poorer.They want to see a change and Imran Khan is the only HOPE for these educated middle class Pakistanis.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Sep 25, 2014 - 1:18PM

    Shame on you judges.

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  • Muneeb
    Sep 25, 2014 - 9:25PM

    If we can be honest, Pakistan achievements in last fifteen months has been quite satisfying. reducing budget deficit by almost 3% in just one year reflect good performance of pakistan,s financial team. load shelling is less than ppp erra. lahore, rawalpindi, faisalabad, qasur, Ryk, Bhawalpur, muzaffargarh, DGKhan, okara and many more towns in shehbaz sharif;s time have improved in infrastructure and cleanliness. all teachers, policeman were hired strictly on merit. No corruption seen,
    On the contrary, KP province remains very poor. Go on Nawaz sharif till 2018.

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  • Unimpressionable
    Sep 25, 2014 - 9:42PM

    @JAVAID:
    The London script is actually the Musharraf plan. Emails have been hijacked which show some of the details, see:
    http://www.awaztoday.tv/News-Talk-Shows/66499/Aapas-Ki-Baat-19th-September-2014.aspx

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  • Go Jirga Go
    Sep 25, 2014 - 11:50PM

    Led by Siraj the hypocrite the Jirga wants to trap the govt.

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  • Obfuscation
    Sep 26, 2014 - 12:50AM
  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 26, 2014 - 1:28AM

    #RoImranRo

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  • enough!!
    Sep 26, 2014 - 3:04AM

    obnoxious faces whose faces most likely a majority of Pakistanis do not even want to see have been given so much importance by this incompetent govt. Any competent govt and supreme court would have already addressed the lies of the narcissists of PTI

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  • sterry
    Sep 26, 2014 - 3:51AM

    @JAVAID: No Imran Khan is not the hope for Pakistan – his behavior during the Dharnas show that he is not fit to be anything but a cricketer and playboy. He has exposed himself as being nothing but a man who will stoop to any level to destroy the country. Public is sick of him and his silly Dharnas – his few thousand supporters mean nothing compared to majority.

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  • Alter Ego
    Sep 26, 2014 - 8:02AM

    @Dr Khan:
    Justice should be equal for all regardless of the circunstances.

    isint that what IK is telling people?

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  • Strange
    Sep 26, 2014 - 8:48AM

    Strange that IK wants to undermine the very system that empowered him. If he and his cohorts become rulers the system would not change but only the rulers who would face the same problems as the present dispensation. And, it is not necessary that they would perform better. After all, Imran’s cohorts, with the possible exception of Asad Umer, are old tried politicians, some of them turncoats, including SMQ.
    Imran does not have a magic wand to wish away the problems that are affecting Pakistan adversely. He is a novice and has not really proved his governance in KP.
    Therefore, it seems that the main objective is just to remove NS for which the real motives are hidden behind catchy slogans and promises. His followers are mostly young liberals with very little experience of the real World.
    Imran should have not denied himself the seasoning which comes with extended political experience. He is in a hurry to grab power, which would not be in his own interest nor in the interest of the country.

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  • Concerned
    Sep 26, 2014 - 9:21AM

    @Obfuscation: “Shujaat admits “London plan” but concocts it” You probably mean distorts its.

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  • Peacenic
    Sep 26, 2014 - 10:30AM

    @N-leaguers
    Is none of you capable to come up with facts showing how N league governments in Punjab or the Center compare with previous governments? For example, compare the six years of N league in Punjab since 2008 with the preceding five years of Q league in terms of GDP growth, school enrollment, health indicators such as infant mortality rate or vaccination rates, or crime rates? Seems belonging to N league is a matter of faith that does not require any rational proof.
    GO NAWAZ GO.

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 26, 2014 - 11:47AM

    Be at least honest, if not dead honest, to be honest. (a) Who, including all of those who have died (may Allah bless their souls, aameen) or still alive, could gather so many thousands in dharnas right from 14th August, 1947 when Pakistan came into existence till 14th August 2014 other than my favorite Imran Khan? (b) Who, if any be Miss or Mrs or Mr, could stage so many dharnas miles apart in different cities of the country quite simultaneously? (c) Who could attract so many educated women and girls (their faces themselves tell you about their educational background and enlightenment and it will be just futile effort on my part and others to ask for these females’ educational credentials) in dharnas (d) Who as Prime Minister had been thrown out prematurely twice from PM office and now facing dharna for third time other than your favorite Mian Nawaz Sharif? (e) Aren’t we admitting quite bluntly and nakedly that we do not have even one capable person amongst millions of Pakistanis to be our Prime Minister other than Mian Nawaz Sharif? (f) Aren’t you, excluding me, admitting that even on PML (N) strength there is not a single soul to become Prime Minister other than Mian Nawaz Sharif? (g) How much in terms of money Mian Nawaz Sharif father had owned in 1947 when Pakistan was created? (h) How much in terms of money does Mian Nawaz Sharif and his younger brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif own now in 2014? (i) What could be maximum % of earning money in any business including foundry which late Sharif owned initially? There is no point in asking 26 questions from A 2 Z and therefore I am limiting to just a few core questions which if answered will automatically answer many other related and relevant questions in any case. I am requesting all of those who read it (provided if flashed) both in Pakistan and overseas to please do reply my all questions in quite crystal clear terms without any shadow of doubt and ambiguity at least to enlighten me if not others. Iqbal Hadi ZaidiRecommend

  • Dija
    Sep 26, 2014 - 3:16PM

    @H. Khan: Disappointed only those who are the breed of this corrupt systems and wants corruption within the system to strengthen…..for all the such elements who wants this nation to fail; further disappointment might be on the way so better leave with Grace….

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 26, 2014 - 5:30PM

    Imran should us before that he was not against Mian Sahib. We have wasted our time defending Mian Sahib.

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  • Humza
    Sep 26, 2014 - 6:33PM

    @Dija: I am more disappointed to read the immaturity of those who ignore hard work, respecting a system and learning patience to fix a nation’s challenges instead of being deluded by self serving opportunists like Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan. Human nature is the same the world over but what defines an evolved society is the strengthening of institutions, civil society and respect for all citizens – whether we agree with their vote or not. The majority population voted for PML N; We need to understand that in a developing democracy such a system needs to be supported and strengthened – not undermined by mobs of violent protesters. PTI supporters think they are above the law or that they are better than others – no way. I used to support PTI but I know see that the system and working within our imperfect system is the only way forward – it may take 5 , 10, 20 or 50 years but there is no short cut to hard work. Learn to work within the system for the betterment of society – otherwise this nation will be condemned to go the way of Arab states such as Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Iraq or Syria which are in the midst of worse anarchy and corruption.

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 26, 2014 - 6:50PM

    @Peaceinc you are probably not ready to accept answers! There is no information that we can provide you will satisfy you that is why I suggest do you own research! Things you are asking have been asked million times and no better answer to these than reading Punjab Millennium Report from UNDP! Offcourse, than you will UNDP is also bought out. Punjab spoken in 2013 and it will speak again in 2018. The ones who are delivering for Punjab will win (again).

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 26, 2014 - 6:57PM

    @Iqbal Hadi Your questions are not questions but Opinions. I am very surprised that you used to be a diplomat. The analytical thinking is non existent. That said, to answer some of your genuine questions, EVERY ONE can get 15-20 thousand out in Dharna and that’s how many there were! For Qadri, its even more easy as every sick religious leader can get few thousand slaves easily so no the DHARNA did not have any strength otherwise PMLN would have caved in.

    Rest of your questions as I said are opinions, instead of trying to get answers here do some research. One thing you will find out that NS paid tax in millions last few years and Sharif family combined have paid over billions in taxes since 1990s. A simple google search will get you several DAWN/TRIBUNE articles with numbers.

      NS and PMLN IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE period! Wait for 2018 elections.

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  • Ibrar
    Sep 26, 2014 - 10:02PM

    Electoral body’s report vindicates Imran. It does not vindicate anyone. * Imran’s glee is false.* It is only a partial report as the full report is due shortly. What it does say is that there is no systematic or organized rigging. That means, sporadic, rigging did take place but that does not necessarily mean that PML-N was the sole beneficiary of it. Which then means, that in some constituencies even PTI would have been helped by such rigging and not just PTI but other Parties in some other constituencies as well.
    All in all, any rigging that did take place did not significantly alter the results. Even, if only for arguments sake, we allow twenty more seats to PTI yet they would be nowhere of forming a govt. So let them accept the results honorably and stop being sore losers.

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  • Peacenic
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:15AM

    @H Chaudhry
    So you mean you are unable to bring any statistics on
    1. Economic performance (GDP growth rate)
    2. Education performance (gross or net enrollment rates)
    3. Health performance (infant mortality rate or vaccination rate)
    or
    4. Law & order (crime rate)
    that could show how Shahbaz Sharif’s six year reign has been better than the preceding five years? After all, it is these four that are generally considered as the criterion for judging any government’s performance in developing countries.
    Let me be charitable. If you can not do the above, at least bring the same statistics comparing N league’s three stints in power in the center with other regimes and show us how N League’s performance is any better.

    p.s. UNDP and ADP report do not exhilerate me the way they do you, research and analysis is my bread & butter job.

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  • Look who
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:48AM

    Look who is talking. Imran pays electric bills, his latest bills as per info from LESCO/WAPDA, while telling others not to pay. Oh, what a cheat!

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  • Sara
    Sep 27, 2014 - 3:28AM

    @ H Chaudhry…You seem a little naive Sir….we are all aware that anything in Pakistan can be faked for a price and yes i guess that includes
    Tax returns too and do you seriously believe that the media prints the truth and only the truth all the time! It is obvious even to a simpleton that this country has been financially and morally raped by its so called politicians and yes of course that includes your beloved PLM-N.
    And by the way I went for the first time tonight to visit the Azadi March to see for myself after having read in some article today that it had fizzled out….much to my surprise I witnessed a crowd of more than 60,000 in high spirits, what a great inspiring atmosphere!
    I didn’t go to the PAT side but was told there was similar crowd….hardly a flop after 43 days to still be able to pull crowds like that.
    So Sir put that in you pipe and smoke it, take a deep puff and chill.

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  • Now this
    Sep 27, 2014 - 8:09AM

    ET: please post this here as well
    @Look who:
    IK announced in around 17 August 2014 that he and his followers will go for civil disobedience and he subsequently burnt the electric bills he received. He vowed and asked his followers not to pay electric bills and govt. taxes. The latest is that without announcing his withdrawal from his commitments, he has paid the electric bills for his Lahore residences and other facilities with late payment surcharges, which amount to a total of one lakh rupees and could go over if the bill for Bani Gala is included.
    The point is did he lie? He said one thing but did the other. Now, do his followers need any further proof of his infidelity and can’t they see he is untrustworthy. For those who are blinded by his charisma, this evidence would mean nothing to them. But those who are not gullible would lose trust in him.
    Further, he talks about ending VIP culture then look at the amount of electricity he consumes. Look at the bills, which do not include the electricity consumed at Bani Gala. If he is really with the people, as he claims, he should sleep under the open skies with his sit-in followers and not in his sheltered container and not in Bani Gala anyway.
    The upshot is before accusing others of lying, he should stop lying himself.

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  • Alter Ego
    Sep 27, 2014 - 10:05AM

    @Peacenic:
    Punjab is the most stablen of all provinces.

    some, if not all credit of that goes to the N govt
    or are you seriously comparig the law and order situation in KPK and Karachi to Punjab.
    Can you show me the figures that IK has done positive work in KPK ?s
    Some facts and figures , not startup projects and facebook stories.
    How many businesses IK has been able to attract in KPK ?

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  • DR Javaid
    Sep 27, 2014 - 11:00AM

    Dear look who.I can respond to each and every point raised by you but one thing is very clear that Imran Khan is on the nerves of PML N supporters.He has awakened the masses of this country.Those who have come in power by the rigged election has no answers to allegations of PTI on PMLN goverment.Their days are numbered.Go Nawaz Go.

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  • Peacenic
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:12PM

    @Alter Ego
    Unlike KP, Punjab has no frontier with Afghanistan, the country facing war or civil war since 1979. KP’s lack of stability goes at least that far back. I suppose it was due to the Herculian efforts of the Sharifs that Punjab’s borders never touched Afghanistan.
    Punjab has not had a serious ethnic issue since independence, unlike Sindh whose demography was turned upside down, and caused ethnic tensions. I guess, this was another feat of the Sharifs who even from their cradle, managed to keep Punjab linguistically homogenous.
    These facts do show the Sharif family’s excellent management skills. You can mention N League’s brotherly relations with Sunni extremist groups as another brilliant strategy.

    However, there does not appear to be much evidence for the economic performance of the Sharifs, as no N leaguer has been able to compare Shahbaz Sharif’s six years with the preceding five years of Q League, despite my asking several times. Support of N League must ultimately be blind following not based on any verifiable fact or rational argument.Recommend

  • Sep 27, 2014 - 1:39PM

    IK will not leave ( Pakistan) unless (income of ) 110 Million people are raised above poverty line. Si,r we do not forget your promises of ending corruption / make NAYA PAKISTAN within 90 days . How much time frame you feel reasonable with your ability to do this and do you have any road map for it. . You also say that you mean this Nizam to go ( instead Go Nawaz go) . What Nizam is in your mind ? authoritarian rule/ Caliphate/ or democracy to continue. ( in democracy you too are a part of this Nizam). . Awaiting

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 27, 2014 - 2:58PM

    BURNING NEWS! None on the face of earth including PML N can stop Imran Khan + Dr Tahir Qadri being included in Guinness World Records Book simply because of their so long dharnas which must be very much shocking 4 not only PM Nawaz but all those also who opposed both (IK+TQ) and favored PM Nawaz. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.com

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  • Alter Ego
    Sep 27, 2014 - 6:30PM

    @Peacenic:
    The inability of IK followers to take criticizm is one of their many distinguished features.

    If KPK shares a border with Afghanistan then Punjab shares a border with India,our enemy for many years.

    If migration took place in Sindh then Punjab was divided during partition.

    Punjab is the largest province so has the highest ratio of different cultures.

    You still have not showed me facts and figures of what IK has done during his tenure.

    Was it not Pervaiz Khattak who praised SS.

    Was it not IK who called for Taliban to have offices?

    If SS has not performed well then others have performed have performed worse.

    IK remembers thle failures of SS, what about his own was he able to prevent Taliban from taking over the prison
    was he able to prevent Polio.
    was he able to attract businesses in KPK
    was he able to stop smuggling.
    was he able to stop terrorist attacks.

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  • Look who
    Sep 27, 2014 - 8:29PM

    @DR Javaid:
    “I can respond to each and every point raised by you…” But you did not! Why? Because you can’t!
    Simple things should be clear to all who have an open mind:
    • IK torched the electric bills.
    • He asked his followers not to pay them.
    • Then, without withdrawing from his exhortations to his followers, he paid the bills himself.
    • Is that not a clear and evidenced example of dishonesty? Only those who follow him blindly cannot see this hypocrisy, as tags almost everyone as dishonest but he himself is dishonest.
    You can hate NS. Okay, oppose him. But find someone really capable, competent, and honest to replace NS. IK is a poor choice and I cannot see any political leader on the horizon that foots the bill, including NS.
    As an educated man one expects you to be objective.

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  • ObserverUSA
    Sep 27, 2014 - 9:26PM

    The KP Chief Minister did not go to China as scheduled although the CMs of Sindh and Punjab did. So why did Pervez Khattak not go to China? The simple answer is he did not want China to provide electric producing power plants to overcome power shortage crisis in Pakistan. Why? That is because he wants to exacerbate the power crisis so as to bring down the Government of Pakistan. How unpatriotic can one get?
    One further reason is that if China provides inexpensive energy projects to Pakistan, the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) which are mostly owned by the West would not be able to compete. Hence this amounts to circumstantial evidence that the sit-ins are foreign inspired and foreign funded.
    The naive and gullible people fail to see the conspiracy of the IPPs who sell electricity at exorbitant rates and are sucking the blood of Pakistanis. The followers of IK and Qadri also fail to see that these “leaders” are foreign inspired and possibly foreign funded and these “leaders” are not at all patriotic.

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  • Ahmed
    Sep 27, 2014 - 11:18PM

    @Nadeem: you say “a billion times Go Nawaz Go” as if that makes any difference. Only a power-mad fool like Imran Khan or any of his followers thinks that by parroting something over and over again he can overthrow the duly elected leaders of Pakistan.

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 28, 2014 - 1:29AM

    Another Guinness Record. There were thousands of men, women and children in baarats of the 3 boys and girls who were matrimonially knotted on last Friday night in Qadri dharna. I can say with full conviction, confidence that none of the face of earth had so many attendees in any wedding around the globe as one found them in dharna. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.com

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  • truth
    Sep 28, 2014 - 5:00AM

    It has made a huge difference, while most N league supporters are busy in counting how many people attend IK jalsas. PTI supporters have spread their message of change everywhere.

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  • Enough!!
    Sep 28, 2014 - 5:28AM

    PTI leaders themselves have been paying the electricity bills so that they dont have to pay the penalty of not having paid, however, they burn their bills in front of crowds and tell them not to pay, so apparently the PTI leaders give a damn to what happens to the electricity of their supporters but when it comes to their own bills or of their own family members, they make sure that these bills are paid. I have always said that it is the pakistani media and its dysfunctional anchors that have allowed these jokers to influence gullible people by not exposing their sins. Not to have ridiculed him for not answering question about his daughter and the court’s verdict in CA just shows the character of the pakistani media, as they are so damn mesmerized by his skin complexion that they cant even confront him on his non-sense. Can u imagine a dark pakistani accused of fathering a child outside his wedding ,who keeps on slandering others, would not have have been confronted and eventually ridiculed?

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  • Food for Thought
    Sep 28, 2014 - 6:33AM

    I thought NS’s wealth came from the aggressive asset management of his assets by London based Goldsmith Bank. There were also some property deals in Oman… oh sorry that was Shaukat Khanum and that was a write off.

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  • Not Surprised
    Sep 28, 2014 - 6:53AM

    @Iqbal Hadi Zaidi:
    Keep up with your comments and if Guinness Book records the highest number of frivolous comments in the shortest possible time, you would certainly be nominated and might even easily win that coveted prize!!!

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  • Rafique Khan
    Sep 28, 2014 - 7:23AM

    P.M. damn care about 31 Million children if they are not going to schools. His children have born and brought up in wealthy family. The P.M. is not worried about who can afford schools or not.

    The PTI & PAT workers have achieved their target of GO NAWAZ GO because Nawaz Sharif went to U.S.A. When P.M. was delivering speech in U.S.A. the PTI & PAT workers were seen in sit ins and repeating the same slogan of GO NAWAZ GO and now P.M. is again coming back to Pakistan. IK must not much worried about P.M. either he will tender his resignation or not but I salute that both the political parties of Pakistan e.g. PTI and PAT has given a good concepts to their followers. Now they awakened and anything can be happened at any time on coming days.

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  • wow
    Sep 28, 2014 - 7:41AM

    @Food for Thought:
    he himself told once that he just pays property tax based on its value when he first got it, that was so wrong to even admit to thatRecommend

  • skhan
    Sep 28, 2014 - 9:33AM

    Imran has transformed PTI from a political party to a pressure group that is rowdy, noisy, and stubborn.
    He points fingers at anyone who is not with him. God know what is the logic behind his speeches against corruption, and political status quo when he is flanked by likes of sheik rashid and shah mehmood qureshi. his logic is beyond me.

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  • What's this
    Sep 28, 2014 - 9:34AM

    In one premises one can have only one electric meter. But IK has three in one of his Lahore premises. Why? To reduce the bill by dividing the units consumed into three and reduce the per unit charges that would otherwise be much higher if all the units of the three meters were aggregated. So what is this if not total dishonesty? When IK has holier than thou attitude, it does not behoove him to accuse others of dishonesty while he himself fares no better.

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  • salim
    Sep 28, 2014 - 10:28AM

    Not a supporter but being sympathetic to IK’s cause I was very disappointed to witness yesterday a senior leader of PTI in Karachi violate their own principled stand on VIP culture. This person was moving around with about a dozen armed goons in civilian dress! This is hypocrisy of the worst kind.

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  • DR Javaid
    Sep 28, 2014 - 12:23PM

    @Look who: IK residence is at bani gala and he did not pay the bill as a protest.PML supporters have no answers to massive scale rigging during the last election and trying make non issues in to issuess.Public need answers to PML n
    corruptions in nandipur power projects.

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  • Peacenic
    Sep 28, 2014 - 12:58PM

    N Leaguers make tall claims of Punjab government’s performance under the Sharifs, but in spite of my asking several times, no one has been

    able to come up with facts and figures showing how the six years under Shahbaz Sharif were any better than Q League’s five years in either

    economic development (GDP growth), education (enrollment rates), health improvement (infant mortality or vaccination rates) or law & order

    (crime rate). Apparently, even N Leaguers can not find anything worth sharing in public. Irony of the matter is that the same N Leaguers who

    can not bring these figures on six years of Shahbaz Sharif ask PTI supporters to show figures on their one-year coalition government. Sharif

    family could surely hire better trolls than these.

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  • KS
    Sep 28, 2014 - 2:03PM

    you guys SIMPLY love slavery of idols of corruption you feed

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 28, 2014 - 4:50PM

    Open challenge 2 PM Nawaz. Imran is going to address thousands of men, women and children in Lahore just after 2 hours creating a new record so far as Lahore is concerned which in implied sense throws an open challenge to PM Nawaz to gather more than Imran and deprive him the honor so earned by him but if PM Nawaz does not do so then he is also admitting openly that Imran has created history in Lahore which is the native place of PM Nawaz if one realizes. Iqbal Hadi ZaidiRecommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 28, 2014 - 6:16PM

    Shame, shame it is your fowl game- Geo Tv said there are 25,000 chairs in PTI jlasa in Lahore while ARY TV said 75,000 chairs instead. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

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  • stevenson
    Sep 28, 2014 - 9:16PM

    Imran Khan should stop his nonsense and work for the country. Wasting billions of rupees because he won’t respect the view of majority of Pakistanis. When will our people ever learn to respect the democratic system. It all about personality and not about caring about the country. Go home Imran Khan and stop your madness!

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 29, 2014 - 12:28AM

    People welcomed Pervez Rashid at Lahore airport by GO NAWAZ GO which is quite but natural but the problem is none listens to me. Days back I have hinted that GO NAWAZ GO will greet not only Nawaz but others too who are associated with him directly or indirectly but regretfully it was not published. Anyway, it goes without saying that after a few days later GO NAWAZ GO will become so much popular that it will be heard all the time all around the world. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

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  • Faraz
    Sep 29, 2014 - 12:28AM

    @ObserverUSA

    The naive and gullible people fail to see the conspiracy of the IPPs who sell electricity at exorbitant rates and are sucking the blood of Pakistanis. The followers of IK and Qadri also fail to see that these “leaders” are foreign inspired and possibly foreign funded and these “leaders” are not at all patriotic.

    In response to your impressive arguments regarding the evil nexus between Western-backed IPPs – IK – Qadri, I would just like to say one word ..”NANDIPUR’.

    I Hope you are able to ‘observe’ something here.

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  • Look who
    Sep 29, 2014 - 3:13AM

    @DR Javaid:
    False argument.
    IK paid his electric bills but burnt the same in public. He told his followers not pay but paid the bill himself. The discrepancy between what he said and what he did is dishonesty, hypocrisy, plain and simple.
    His blind followers would never admit, period. So, I cannot blame you.
    Look at another example: A US court determined that IK fathered a girl with Sita White but IK denies. Let him disprove the Court through challenging the Court legally and for reversing judgment. He cannot, as he is the culprit.
    These two examples are sufficient for any sensible person to see that Imran is not the honest person he claims to be. And, if NS is also dishonest, why replace one dishonest person with another one. Go find someone really honest, which Imran is not.

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  • shafiq ahmad chughtai
    Sep 29, 2014 - 3:33AM

    To all those people who are against IK, I just have to ask a single question.Are you really happy with the corrupt society we are living in.Are you really sure that things are going in the right direction.I know the answer is no.Support the change.If you think IK is wrong, than rise against the odds and the mafia.The current system needs to change.I support IK.If you don’t please come up with a new platform but we need to rise now.or it will be too late, the opportunity will be gone.

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  • ZAK
    Sep 29, 2014 - 6:37AM

    Doing govt in country like Pakistan is not bed of roses.

    Addressing hundreds of thousands of people while standing on container is one thing and doing some thing for people is another.

    IK has very good oppoetunity to prove himself in KPK.

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  • ObserverUSA
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:14AM

    ET: please let me post again with some formatting:
    The KP Chief Minister did not go to China as scheduled although the CMs of Sindh and Punjab did. So why did Pervez Khattak not go to China? The simple answer is he did not want China to provide electric producing power plants to overcome power shortage crisis in Pakistan. Why? That is because he wants to exacerbate the power crisis so as to bring down the Government of Pakistan. How unpatriotic can one get?
    One further reason is that if China provides inexpensive energy projects to Pakistan, the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) which are mostly owned by the West would not be able to compete. Hence this amounts to circumstantial evidence that the sit-ins are foreign inspired and foreign funded.
    The naive and gullible people fail to see the conspiracy of the IPPs who sell electricity at exorbitant rates and are sucking the blood of Pakistanis. The followers of IK and Qadri also fail to see that these “leaders” are foreign inspired and possibly foreign funded and these “leaders” are not at all patriotic.

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  • ObserverUSA
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:18AM

    @Faraz:
    “Nandipur” Fine. But I never defended NS.

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  • Dr Javaid
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:59AM

    @Look who: When PML N supports do not find any reply to the questions raised by Imran Khan on the serious corruption and bad governance by PML N they resort to filthy propaganda.No matter what supportes of corrupt sytem says public know that IK is honest and sincere to this country.
    In the past goverment changed in Pakistan either by America or by military intervention but this time it will change through a genuine middle class moment.Both PPP and PMLN has over 25 years experience of ruling Sindh and Punjab and look at the state of hospitals,goverment schools and law and order.Police is highly poltiticized in both the provinces.Model town Lahore incident is a clear example of the changes PML N brought in the police sytem in the province.

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  • JAVAID Ahmed KHAN
    Sep 29, 2014 - 10:17AM

    @What’s this: Before start accusing IK for having two electricity meters see the rules for electricity meters set over 45 years ago.This house in Zaman Town was built decades ago.At that time it was a norm to have one meter for each floor.Idea used to be that in case upper floor is given for rent than there is no confusion on who used how much electricity. It also helped reduce the electricity bill.The law that one premises can only have one meter came only recently.Did WAPDA came to Zaman Town asking for removal of meter and IK sister refused?
    Supporter of PML N have no response to massive scale corruption of their party leaders and they bring trivial issues.Country wants independent enquiry/audit of 2013 elections.

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  • aqsa
    Sep 29, 2014 - 1:17PM

    After successfull show in PMLN strong hold city of Lahore it is evident that IK has much support base in Punjab. Now the need of the time is that he should also focus his attention in KP as well to bring reforms over there so that he can present the performance of KP govt as an example.

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  • Sep 29, 2014 - 1:46PM

    He made one thousand one demands so far. I wonder how so many foolish people followed him. Of course there are more fools than clever in this world. Because of his nonsense, no capital is moving to Pakistan as the chances of insecurity and unstable government increased.

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  • Ali
    Sep 29, 2014 - 2:23PM

    A handful of people…R u high NS??

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  • Janderbari - Malikpur
    Sep 29, 2014 - 2:37PM

    @Gg: Nawaz sharif is prime minister of Pakistan not a street madari/joker who gathers people in streets!

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  • Assetts
    Sep 29, 2014 - 9:41PM

    Along with SS, Nisar, Imran has not submitted details of his assets, as per ECP. Now, how is Imran better than any other politician? He shows us greener pastures and makes tall promises, such as, he would live like the early Caliphs of Islam and adopt their ways of parsimony and frugality, yet his electric bill, divided into three meters, is approximately a hundred thousand rupees per month. Is that simplicity? He jets around frequently. Is that self-denial? And, where does PTI get all the funds for spending on sit-ins and for paying to D.J. Butts? The dharnis are enjoying without question where the funds come from?

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 29, 2014 - 9:48PM

    My law teachers advises not me but PM Nawaz. I am very proud to have been taught Law by Barrister Aitzaz Ashsan at Punjab University Law College, Lahore during 1966-69 session and just now I was watching ARY TV where in news I saw and heard Barrister Aitzaz advising PM Nawaz that due to the changed atmosphere PM should avoid attending any function unless he is pleased instead of being annoyed to listen GO NAWAZ GO. My teacher even went a step further saying that ever since GO NAWAZ GO is being shouted and heard all the time and at all the places he personally opines that perhaps political change in the country is very much in the offing. Incidentally days back I have also advised that now not PM Nawaz should not only avoid coming in public but should also skip addressing UN General Assembly in New York but he did not listen to me and the result is that in New York also thousands of Imran and Qadri supporters gathered in front of UN building and shouted GO NAWAZ GO. Will PM Nawaz act as advised by most respected teacher is yet to be seen? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

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  • Peace
    Sep 29, 2014 - 10:45PM

    If the ‘majority’ did vote for nawaz, then why is it letting the ‘minority’ who voted for imran seem as the majority

    I don’t see dharnas, long marches or jalsas, this is a rebellion. People are tired of the SAME thugs sitting in parliament, every election same corrupt faces, its about time, please pack your bags and leave before people storm your houses.

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  • Grace
    Sep 29, 2014 - 11:46PM

    @Rafique Khan: To all people who support IK , just one question. Do you not see hypocrisy and corruption of Imran Khan? At least PM of Pakistan has his kids in the country. Imran Khan’s kids are in UK and his illegitimate child from Sita White is in US. A man who cannot take care of his own children or paying support to daughter should not be lecturing others about child education and care! Imran kHan cares the least about children’s education and the country because he is only caring about his power.

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  • Impertinent
    Sep 30, 2014 - 7:21AM

    @Iqbal Hadi Zaidi:
    Your advice to NS is the height of your conceit. He does not need to listen to you. Stop giving unsolicited advice.
    There should be a limit to your tendency of self-congratulation.

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 30, 2014 - 8:01AM

    Dukhti rug per haath rakh diya! Imran last night while addressing his dharna people have told them that today is the last day for all the assembly members to submit the details of their assets to Election Commission of Pakistan and once the details are submitted then he advised his all listeners to scrutinize as to what has been submitted and what has not been submitted. Imran said since he himself knows all the details of the properties owned by PM Nawaz then he will point out as which property has either not been declared at all or declared partially etc. To the best of my best knowledge and belief it will be not only be very difficult rather impossible not only for PM Nawaz but others as well to 100% justify their means as to how the assets have been acquired by them and imbalance, if any, itself will prove that the assets have been acquired illegally which as such could necessitate legal action in addition to losing assembly membership. I have just now visited ECP site (www.ecp.gov.pk) and read the assets of Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, MNA constituency1 so it will be really very interesting to read the assets of PM Nawaz likely to be declared today which could be read tomorrow in any case so till then I apply brakes. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

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  • JAVAID KHAN
    Sep 30, 2014 - 8:13AM

    @Assetts: Dont jump to conclusions.Last date for submission of assetts details has not gone.IK assetts are all open to public,he has nothing to hide.Its Nawaz Shareef who has hidden assetts in here and abroad in the name of his family members.

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  • JAVAID KHAN
    Sep 30, 2014 - 8:15AM

    @Grace:You should gracefully accept that you have lost all arguments to defend the corrupt leadeship of PML N.

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  • Mirza
    Sep 30, 2014 - 9:39AM

    The court and judges are not allowing the use of children to achieve political goals and PM chair. These courts and judges must be biased!

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  • Dr Khan
    Sep 30, 2014 - 11:02AM

    @See for yourself: No one trust Jung group except the supporters of Corrupt Nawaz Shareef.Every TV channel described Lahore Jalsa as historic but according to Jung and Geo it was a failure.
    PML N supportes have no moral grounds to support a corrupt leader like Nawaz Shareef and when they cant find a reply to several charges against shareef family they resort to such filthy propaganda.PTI has lot of true stories about Shareef Brothers and their family members but PTI does not believe in attacks on personal lives of PMLN leaders.If we start doing that than PMLN and their supporters would not find any place to hide their faces..

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  • Dr Khan
    Sep 30, 2014 - 11:07AM

    @Look who:Now tell me if IK paid the bills than why he is being send legal notice of not payiong his bills of his Bani Gala residence.(Another lie of PML N supporter exposed). Before start accusing IK sisters for having two electricity meters at her Zaman Town residence,how come the minister of Power and Electricity Abid Sher Ali has two meters in his house as shown on Sama TV l;ast night?

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Sep 30, 2014 - 11:51AM

    If Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari would have to declare their complete within Pakistan and abroad assets then why do they send money and purchase properties abroad??????

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  • Look who
    Oct 1, 2014 - 7:54AM

    @Dr Javaid:
    The corruption of NS and the corruption of IK are two separate issues. I do not want to defend NS. BUT IK won’t be a suitable replacement as he too is dishonest.
    I don’t know which University gave you a doctorate, maybe even Cambridge but your field does not make you smart, as Archaeology, for example, doesn’t. You are unable to grasp a simple fact. That i, if IK disowns his own child how can he be the father of nation?

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  • Dr Javaid
    Oct 1, 2014 - 10:10AM

    @Look who:Much to your dislike almost all educated and sensible people of this country here and abroad are supporting Imran Khan and PTI. Go and to talk to students in universities and listen what do they say.Those who are opposing Imran Khan and PTI wants the corrupt system to continue because this system suits them very well.For your kind information I received my post graduate traing in UK from one of the most prestigious institute called Royal of College of Physician London. I returned to this country to serve Pakistan.I dont need your certificate of approval.

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  • Look who
    Oct 2, 2014 - 1:53AM

    @Dr Javaid:
    But none of your education is in the social sciences and you are as naive about social sciences as my son who happens to be a US educated physician. You are too rigid in your support of IK and cannot see his faults. I can see all the faults of the present government but someone better and honest than IK should replace NS. Try to be objective, if you can!!!
    As someone who has taught at US and more at Pak universities for over twenty years, I know the opinion of the youngsters at Pak universities, a number of them are just as gullible and misguided.

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