Govt issues white paper on PTI performance in K-P

Published: September 25, 2014
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PML-N MNA Marvi Memon. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PML-N MNA Marvi Memon. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday issued a white paper on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) performance in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for the past 14 months.

Addressing the media in Islamabad, PML-N MNA Marvi Memon presented the paper titled ‘A Great Betrayal in the Name of Change’, which compares the performance of the PML-N government in Punjab and PTI government in K-P.

“PTI has failed to deliver in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and in order to divert the attention from their performance they started to disturb the system through sit-ins,” said Memon, adding that PTI has not fulfilled the promises it made during election campaigns.

“K-P government has spent only Rs25 billion of total outlay of Rs83 billion during the current fiscal year,” she added.

Memon was flanked by Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and privitisation minister Muhammad Zubair.

Earlier, on September 24, Rashid 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’.

Further, censuring K-P Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak for ignoring his province for the post 40 days and attending the sit-in instead, Rashid said the PTI government should have made K-P a model province.

Terming Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, a man with a “violent mind”, Rashid said the joint investigation team has declared that violence was initiated by PAT workers during the clashes in Model Town between police and PAT supporters.

Meanwhile, Zubair said PTI resorted to politics of sit-ins to obstruct progress in other parts of the country as they were failing to run K-P.

“PTI leadership did not feel it reasonable to face people for having failed in serving people after five years,” he said.

“Under the 18th Amendment, PTI had the power to reform the education and health sectors and improve law and order, but the PTI government completed failed in it.”

The privitisation minister also alleged that 82 per cent of PTI’s lawmakers do not pay taxes while PTI chairman Imran Khan speaks against tax evaders in his speeches.

Citing a recent survey of Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency, Zubair said the satisfactory level in Punjab is plus 33 per cent, while in K-P it is minus four per cent.

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  • sa
    Sep 25, 2014 - 6:36PM

    good job

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  • Imran
    Sep 25, 2014 - 6:41PM

    Yeah Unlike PML(N), where 83b in pockets and 25b might have spent.

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  • usman271
    Sep 25, 2014 - 6:57PM

    Merely spending money is not a barometer of good governance. In fact, if KP is being conservative with its funds, this is a good thing. Borrowing from IMF and blowing it all away on showcase projects is not “performance”. Future generations will have to pay the unending interest on the loans Punjab govt. takes out today in the name of “performance”.

    With people such as this writing white papers – i worry for my country.

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  • Hassan
    Sep 25, 2014 - 6:57PM

    Now thats what im talking about. instead of blaming PTI of non-issues this is what all province should do , this will encourage healthy competition which , in the end, will benefit people of Pakistan.
    Im sure PTI will have proper answers to all what is said in the paper. (that is if PMLN as usual have not lied in the white paper)

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  • Azmat Sahi
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:10PM

    “K-P government has spent only Rs25 billion of total outlay of Rs83 billion during the current fiscal year,” … meanwhile Punjab govt spent Rs 100 Billion on only one project i.e. Metro Bus…now performance is judged by spending….. PML-N govt should be thrown into Arabian sea for giving such stupid logics…

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  • ishrat salim
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:14PM

    How can they compare performance with Punjab where Shariffs are ruling for the past many years…it is simply unfair.

    PML N have pushed panic button, hence, the re-action….lol.

    I had lot of respect for MM, but after her joining PML N, lost that respect…she has gone blind to the extent that if PML N says it is night, she agrees. She has no conscience like many, of course, but having said that, why PML N has to re-act to the draft report by EC dtd Dec 2013. The election was conducted by the caretaker govt, so push it to them to justify what is in the report, because mismanagement has resulted in complaints & almost all political parties have accepted that rigging was done. So, why are they trying to defend that document & IK`s demand etc; or let all political parties submit petition to SC to take notice of the document & investigate it. We are all getting worked up for nothing. If SC is interested to resolve the issue, which they should & can as per article 190 of the constitution, this issue can be resolved once & for all. But PML N govt attitude makes one feel that there is some thing which they are so jealously trying to protect. If they are so confident of their mandate, why are they not agreeing to form commission & then trying to impose un-reasonable TORs….come on PML N guys – grow up. If you are the most popular party with majority, you need to be more open hearted.

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  • salman
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:19PM

    Doesn’t change the fact there was still rigging.

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  • SOP
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:20PM

    Its good to see parties releasing white papers inorder to compare their performance vs the peers. I haven’t seen the white paper yet (obviously) but i wish PMLN produces a white paper on its performance in punjab since they first came into power and then compare it to anything else.

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  • Alfa Romeo
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:23PM

    Its a lie. IK and PTI has done several dharnas including drone dharna during the last year. There has been only 3 Jail Break’s. Only half the population of KP are IDP’s and staying in camps. They don’t need electricity since they have plenty of air as they start in the open as they don’t need fans. No electricity is required as they don’t have TV’s, fridge, Ac’s. They save money as food is rationed to IDP’s. The educational reforms policy is on hold as JI is objecting. PTI always supported TTP.
    So PTI has done a amazing job in KP

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  • king
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:24PM

    in other words they are diverting attention from dharna towards a not an issue at all…….lol PML N..the more you guys cry,the more i feel proud for voting for PTI .Atleast it’s the only party that is making you guys sweatv for all your wrong deeds.however what about lying on the floor of parliameny??……PTI zindabad..you wanna re elections?next time,pti will sweep the whole KPK..atleast

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  • unbelievable
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:26PM

    Other than not spending enough what exactly did PTI do (or not do) in KP? Either a terrible article or terrible “white paper”.

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  • SYMPATHY
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:26PM

    Why can’t I see tribune web desk including PML-N performance report as per white papers in this article??

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  • Sohail
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:31PM

    Imran Khan has changed the Education Health and Police sector in KPK.
    Sehat ka insaf.
    School for girls campaign
    KPk police reforms and independence have really changed then province.
    Please note that KPK is with IMRAN KHAN FOR 17 months.
    In 17 months lots of changes have been made.
    Where as Punjab is with PMLN since in total in a row 77 months.
    After 77 months of straight governance if you are comparing your self with a smaller province and 17 months of performanc. Still Gullu butts in police are not to be found in KPK..KPK police is much better.
    KPK is going up while Punjab is going down.

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  • Silent Observer
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:35PM

    A federal government, who has been elected to serve the people, are instead wasting time and resources on probing the performance of another provincial government only with the intent to politically attack them. They should be working to resolve the issues of the people and instead of probing another government should be analyzing their own performance. A very biased and one sided report of which there was no need of. I am getting the impression that the problems of the people is of no concern to this PMLN govt. They just want to pave the way for another term to govern the poor masses.

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  • Naseer
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:36PM

    I used to love Marvi before she became LOTA. She may join PTI if Imran manages to get mid term election and has a chance of winning.

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  • Lion King
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:37PM

    bringing out white papers on others Gullu League sure lacks taste in black humor

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  • Faisal
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:41PM

    Let the PTI troll-storm begin!

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  • Rafiq
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:44PM

    White or black whatever you print I will still support IK. PMLN + NS all are big liars!!! We people of Pakistan are going to give chance to IK / PTI. Its a BIGGGGG NOOOO to your white paper and we say GO NAWAZ GO.

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  • BMan
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:45PM

    Our GDP growth rate has been reported to be a samshing 4.6%… oops that was a typo, it’s actually 3.2%.

    How many typos does this white paper have?

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  • YP Mississauga
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:48PM

    PML(N) in Punjab for years and years and PTI in KP for 14 months, how can you compare. You must be out of your cotton pickin mind.

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  • oBSERVER
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:53PM

    These jokers are wasting time on silly things instead if doing their jobs. PR was enough to amuse the public and now this!!!P.S. PR stands for Perv Rashid.

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  • Sodomite
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:56PM

    Anything that comes out of PMLN and especially from this lady should be taken with a pinch of salt. They are a tola of unscrupulous characters out to fleece the people of Pakistan with their falsities.

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  • Tariq Mahmood
    Sep 25, 2014 - 7:57PM

    Marawi Mem should get real and not mislead people on PML-N performance or the lack of it.

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  • Waseem
    Sep 25, 2014 - 8:15PM

    We have to make best comparison of Sharif Govt in Punjab for last 7 years and with Modi CM ship in Gujarat for last 5 years .. Gujarat did progress at the rate of 10% GDP rate . While Pakistani Punjab has 2.5% in last 7 years ..
    Why Punajb has such bad performance? Can PML-N resigned for betterment of Pakistan

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  • Z
    Sep 25, 2014 - 8:15PM

    Unable to hide PTIs failure in KPK, Imran Khan is trying to create trouble in other provinces. People are smarter then you think and will not vote for you again. Case in point is me myself, voted PTI in last election, however come next election whenever I will vote differently. Also shame on Imran Khan for knieving with a low life such as Qadri and then hiding the same from masses by initially denying the meeting in London. If there is no place for corrupt politicians there is also no place for lying ones. Go Imran Khan Go:)Recommend

  • Saba
    Sep 25, 2014 - 8:20PM

    Pipe dream Followers of anarchists will never accept this failure. They want to grab power by hook and crook even if they have to meltdown Pakistan economically !

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  • Muteeb Butt
    Sep 25, 2014 - 8:27PM

    I normally don’t comment but I just could not resist from commenting on this. Why is PML-N inviting more and more hate for them. i am sick and tired of these statemnt of PML-N. And look who is talking? Mervi Memon the one who was making fun of people when police was tear gasing and firing on people of Pakistan. Regardless of which party they support they are Pakistanis. And yes the recent election in KP where JUI lost home seat to PTI and where Bhutto could not even win, IT WAS WON BY PTI. How is that possible with -4% satisfactory? Was it rigged? you were invited for re-counting as well. Please stop making us more sick day by day with your non-sense.

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  • Karachi 3
    Sep 25, 2014 - 8:32PM

    Good strategy: share the facts and let PTI counter facts

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  • Hatim
    Sep 25, 2014 - 8:47PM

    I went through the paper and I have not seen a more biased report, let alone a report released by a government. For example it compares absolute figures of tax collected in Punjab and KPK despite the vast difference in population and GDP. A much more balanced comparison would have been the % improvement in the last 16 months.

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  • junoon
    Sep 25, 2014 - 8:47PM

    I live in Punjab and have many relatives in family members in KPK, I have been to Peshawar about 3 times alone in the past 6 months and the province looks completely different each time I visit. My family finally started getting a 24 hour water supply for the first time in 10 years. Meanwhile here in Punjab things have only gotten worse, the police is more corrupt than ever before and floods have devastated the entire region. PMLN performance cannot even be compared to MQM’s performance, let alone PTI.

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  • Sep 25, 2014 - 8:55PM

    Only one to say..Go Nawaz Go. Take your brother
    Shahbaz and your nephew Hamza with you. Including
    all the cabinet ministers, bureaucrats related to you one
    way or another,..take them too.

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  • Jan
    Sep 25, 2014 - 8:56PM

    Marvi jee,
    you are a ” THALI KA BEINGAN”
    those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

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  • OS
    Sep 25, 2014 - 9:03PM

    Panic sign

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  • Dr.Waqas
    Sep 25, 2014 - 9:23PM

    @junoon … khuda ka kauf karo.I live in Mardan and worked in Peshawar the last seven years, the growth that kpk saw in ANPs tenure is unprecedented; figures don’t lie (one has to agree that curruption was wide spread though), PTI looks busy does nothing. Truth hurts I know.sorry.Recommend

  • AL
    Sep 25, 2014 - 9:40PM

    My family in KPK says literraly nothing new has been done during the last 14 months of PTIs rule. The government machinery is as corrupt as on day1. No wonder PTI trolls are unable to bear the truth, scared that people will start digging facts and more of their incompetency will come out. Imran Khan has done zilch for KPK. Heck he didnt want it in the first place. Did not even bother to visit the province when rains killed almost 20 to 30 ppl. Also Jehangir Tareen has been awarded all major projects from mining to police hiring. Is this the Naya Pakistan Imran Khan promises off. He can keep it and yeah call his sons to come live in it first. Heck theyll refuse.

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  • Baba Ji
    Sep 25, 2014 - 9:50PM

    These cheap “hathkanddaas” won’t work … people are much more aware now !!!!

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  • Anon
    Sep 25, 2014 - 9:50PM

    Does this woman have any credibility/conscience left?

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  • GS@Y
    Sep 25, 2014 - 10:01PM

    It’s not a White Paper per se; it’s a PowerPoint presentation. But it does have some solid points to make:

    http://pmln.org/documents/PTI-PerformanceOverview2013-14.pdf

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  • Imad Shah
    Sep 25, 2014 - 10:16PM

    Apart from There is no God But Allah,, I don’t believe a single word that PMLN say; how can this bibi talk about comparison when they have a lawmaker within their ranks who has been filmed taking bribes on ARY??????????????? Shame bibi #gonawazgo

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  • jiyala
    Sep 25, 2014 - 10:41PM

    Very biased report. Probably written by Geo news.

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  • Atif K
    Sep 25, 2014 - 10:49PM

    If federal govt (PML-N) is very well aware of PTI lawmakers who are evading taxes then how come they don’t take actions against them, I mean they must have evidence to make such claim and also have all the powers since that is a federal issue, don’t they?

    Every time federal govt. (PML-N) comes out and claim what illegal activities others/opposition like Aitizaz Ahsan and PTI are involved in, it kind a proves that either they are lying or portrays their attitude of “Let us all do what ever we want and we all look the other way” as if this country is own by their unknown father.

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  • Razi Khan
    Sep 25, 2014 - 11:21PM

    Slow clap

    If the Government machinery is being used to do this, then I would rather have no government in Pakistan. While I was there I paid tax fortunately or unfortunately. If that tax is used to pay for this then I would recommend to all Pakistanis to stop paying tax!

    GonawazgoRecommend

  • Faisal Malik
    Sep 25, 2014 - 11:43PM

    ROFL, I’ve just had a read of the report, and my little nephew could do a better report than that.

    How can you compare how much tax is raised in absolute figures when the population of KP is much much smaller than Punjab? (same with a lot of the other figures mentioned). You either use Tax raised per head, or compare how much improvement there has been in percentage terms in tax raised. So many lies, deception and rubbish in the report.

    Seriously, if you are gonna try and deceive people, at least make it look professional and make it more believable.

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  • Hussain
    Sep 26, 2014 - 1:08AM

    What rubbish! Is this the best Nawaz Sharif could find to do his own dirty PR work.

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  • Memon
    Sep 26, 2014 - 1:23AM

    plus you forgot the most important page of the document. Bibliography/Reference page/Citation page. Person who made this report was not paying attention in University if he/she went to any.

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  • usman271
    Sep 26, 2014 - 4:27AM

    She doesn’t even know what a white paper is! It’s a powerpoint document. Disgusted.

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  • Inqliaab
    Sep 26, 2014 - 5:13AM

    @AL:
    Your so called ‘family in KP’ if they even exist, probably live in a JUIF or ANP area and are only complaining because for the first time hones work is being done in KPK and corrupt people are not making anything.

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  • Skeptical
    Sep 26, 2014 - 6:18AM

    @jiyala:
    I dont get wht PTI always blames Geo for everything. PTI prefers planted reports and questions from Mubashir Lucman and other lifafa journalists that is obvious. Lets throw stones at people who dont agree with us. I am now an ex supporter of PTI

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  • Fatima
    Sep 26, 2014 - 9:24AM

    whether you like PTI or not there is no denying they are the only party in Pakistan putting focus on education. PML-N has actually decreased the education budget.

    Only KPK has seen the education budget increase significantly. Of course, the impact of education reforms take several years to be apparent unlike metro bus services which can be completed just in time for elections.Recommend

  • freed
    Sep 26, 2014 - 10:20AM

    can we expect white paper about nawaz UN trip and expenses occured, probably not. this is the glaring contracdiction that has weaken moral authority of the government.

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  • by stander
    Sep 26, 2014 - 11:27AM

    I am not for any politician or party nor do i take this white paper seriously but being from KP i must say PTI government has miserably failed and KP is in reverse gear soon to enter 16th century. i request all those freely commenting in support of the KP government to please visit KP ( ONLY PESHAWAR, which is the capital) to see things for themselves and give an honest opinion.
    In the ruining of this province every previous government has played its role but, not me, the majority of KP had expectations from Tehreek e insaf and they comprehensively proved that change was just a slogan.

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  • Ubaid Ahmed
    Sep 26, 2014 - 12:05PM

    what PTI did in KPK, PTI has destroyed economy/growth of Pakistan by chanting Dharna. In my opinion PTI is finished and should be kicked not only in KPK but from this world. NS should use power/force against illegal dharna (trouble makers). I think He should have used force on day 1, he must be out of his mind, when he would have told that these dhrana won’t destroy economy of Pakistan.

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  • Shamoon
    Sep 26, 2014 - 4:13PM

    Marvi Memon once in past was presenting white paper against PPP govt while she was active member of PLM-Q and staunch supporter of Pervez Mush, Now doing the same job while in PML-N and praising sharif bros. Her next move might be presentation of white paper against PML-N while she would be member of PPP and praising AA.

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  • Naheed
    Sep 26, 2014 - 9:57PM

    How can they compare performance with Punjab where Shariffs are ruling for the past many years…it is simply unfair.
    PML N have pushed panic button, hence, the re-action….
    I had lot of respect for MM, but after her joining PML N, lost that respect…she has gone blind to the extent that if PML N says it is night, she agrees. She has no conscience like many, of course, but having said that, why PML N has to re-act to the draft report by EC dtd Dec 2013. The election was conducted by the caretaker Govt, so push it to them to justify what is in the report, because mismanagement has resulted in complaints & almost all political parties have accepted that rigging was done. So, why are they trying to defend that document & IK`s demand etc; or let all political parties submit petition to SC to take notice of the document & investigate it. We are all getting worked up for nothing. If SC is interested to resolve the issue, which they should & can as per article 190 of the constitution, this issue can be resolved once & for all. But PML N Govt attitude makes one feel that there is some thing which they are so jealously trying to protect. If they are so confident of their mandate, why are they not agreeing to form commission & then trying to impose un-reasonable TORs….come on PML N guys – grow up. If you are the most popular party with majority, you need to be more open hearted.

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  • Haider
    Sep 26, 2014 - 10:54PM

    LOL
    What’s happening in Punjab Firings at 85 people where 14 are shot dead on point blanc..India reached mars in 75 billion USD and pmln govt spends around 300 billion USD for Jangla Bus..

    Cmin onto this white paper

    Miss Memon have u heard of Tameer e school programs and introduction of English medium in all public schools from class 1..Kpk is spending 27% of total budget on education.Attendance of teachers almost full while 14000 teachers given trainings for new schemes..

    Cmin onto health.Have u heard of Sehat e Insaf program where million of children were given polio vaccines and where polio was highest KPK govt has lowered it to much extent.Monthly stipends and conditions of hospitals is very good.Free Dialyiss and much more with ease
    30 new laws have been passed

    Now Its over PMLN u can’t fool people of Pakistan anymore

    GO NAWAZ GORecommend

  • Aahmed
    Sep 27, 2014 - 8:59PM

    Time for the PTI to end their useless and wasteful “Dharna” and get to work.

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  • Aam Admi Bechara
    Sep 27, 2014 - 9:58PM

    @Tariq Mahmood: Madame Mavri has to show her loyalty and sycophancy to her new political masters and what a better way to do so then slinging mud on PTI

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