Imran Khan faces wrath of protesting parents as he arrives at APS

Published: January 14, 2015
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PTI chief Imran Khan lays a wreath while visiting Peshawar. PHOTO: PTI TWITTER

PTI chief Imran Khan lays a wreath while visiting Peshawar. PHOTO: PTI TWITTER

PTI chief Imran Khan lays a wreath while visiting Peshawar. PHOTO: PTI TWITTER An Express News screenshot of parents protesting against Imran Khan.

PESHAWAR: Parents of children martyred in the Peshawar attack protested against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday as he arrived at the Army Public School, Express News reported.

The PTI chief, who was accompanied by his wife Reham Khan, was forced to turnaround as mournful parents, overcome by grief and anger, refused to let him inside the premises of the school.

However, according to Express News, Imran managed to enter the school through a separate entrance.

Imran was earlier advised to postpone his visit to the army-run school as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif had to visit the school the same day.

“You were busy getting married without doing anything about my child who died less than a month ago,” said a weeping mother, outside the school, while another parent said the PTI chief had deserted them when they needed him the most.

Urging the PTI chief not to politicise the Peshawar attack, a protester said, “We do not need anyone, whether it’s Imran Khan or Nawaz Sharif.”

“Imran came after one month to visit the school because he was busy with his wedding,” he added angrily, claiming Imran should be ashamed of himself.

Further, Imran was criticised for not doing anything despite being elected as a member of national assembly from the province.

Meanwhile, the PTI has announced that their provincial information minister will shortly hold a press conference to “expose those behind today’s incident.”

Information minister strikes back

Grabbing the opportunity to lash out at PTI chairman Imran Khan, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said what Imran had to face today was reminiscent of his style of politics against the PML-N.

“The nation chanted ‘Go Imran Go,’ today because Imran introduced them to these chants,” he said. He added that the chants against the PML-N made no difference to them, but they should matter to Imran since they are coming from mournful parents who have lost their children.

Imran Khan visits APS with 21-car strong motorcade

Always the first to speak against VIP culture, PTI chief Imran Khan was spotted travelling with a 21-car motorcade during his visit to the Army Public School in Peshawar.

As security officers cleared a path for the convoy, the PTI chief’s claims of travelling with no protocol were also swiftly cleared away.

Further, people on the spot said when Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser’s car was stopped, he created a ruckus and abused the people around.

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Reader Comments (118)

  • THE
    Jan 14, 2015 - 12:55PM

    Amazing ! Bravo to the parents, he must have thought that the parents of dead children dont come to school!

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  • Abu Noor
    Jan 14, 2015 - 12:57PM

    This treatment is very much justified. Alas! we have lost another potential good leader to his own self-focused desires!!!

    May Allah SWT bless Pakistani nation with at least one “self-less” leader! Ameen

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  • MK
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:00PM

    thats what i said. He shouldn’t have married so soon after this event.

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  • Acorn Guts
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:03PM

    FIx K-P before going for the federal govt. Mr. Khan.

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  • usman
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:03PM

    Imran Khans actions were clearly showing he and his party was playing neutral in the after events of 16th December. he should have been more vocal about TTP like he is vocal about rigging and nawaz shareef but he dare not too.

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  • AS
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:04PM

    you reap what you bow

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  • Muzaffar
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:04PM

    We cannot even imagine what these parents went through. Their anger is so much justified except for criticizing IK’s marriage affair.
    a PTI supporter

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  • Ashraf
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:06PM

    Such a great tragedy under his watch and he goes and gets married. His apathy is appalling.

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  • Zaida Parvez
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:08PM

    “Go Imran Go !”
    Lol Imran Lol !!

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  • Rex Major
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:11PM

    Got what he deserved

    Rex Major

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  • asad
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:11PM

    go imran go go imran go imran go row imran row imran row……..

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  • Shafaq
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:11PM

    Parents were absolutely right. Btw where were Mr. CM, KP?

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  • imran
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:13PM

    Newly wed couple choose the wrong place to show solidarity. Why they married so soon is the first question to be asked.

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  • F Khan
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:18PM

    This is good. Khan Sb should know how the people feel if you are soft on the taliban and more harsh on nawaz sharif.PTI fans please don’t tell us now that this all is sharif created.

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  • Sonya
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:18PM

    I am surprised why the parents didn’t object the unclear policy of PTI on Talibans, extremists and their sympathizers and over and above keeping his Walima at a Medressah.

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  • Green!
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:21PM

    Actually Parvaiz Rasheed is right, Imran will face the fiercest of criticism whenever we find him falling less then our expectations because he has always spoken for a common man, carries himself like an average Pakistani, would spend nights sleeping on road, eats with madarsa students while sitting on the floor. This is why an ordinary citizen finds him closest among all the politicians. And the way he has criticized others for everything that they have been doing wrong, he has set very high standards for himself and huge expectations from the public.
    Those parents are in pain and have every right to criticize whoever they find wrong. Thats ‘tabdeeli’ in itself. May Allah grant those parents with Sabar. Ameen.

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  • Ali Quaid
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:30PM

    “Grabbing the opportunity to lash out at PTI chairman Imran Khan” Sums up Pervaiz Rasheed.

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  • Ahmed
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:31PM

    Shame on these shameless politicians celebrating their honeymoon and getting married at this most unfortunate time! Shame on those who watched all this on TV!

    Imran Khan we do not need your photo-ops. You, Nawaz and Zardari are the same. And please don’t blame this on anybody. Parents forced you out. Simple. Don’t try to “expose” anybody here. You are yourself badly exposed.

    You did nothing for the province that voted you to power! Please celebrate your honeymoon and leave us and this province.

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  • Aimal
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:31PM

    Yes Parents are in Deep Shock. This is natural. I must say one thing, that whatever the reasons of Imran Khan Could not come on the first day of APS opening, whether he was advised by the ARMY not to visit because CAOS is visiting or because of other things. One thing is clear now, that what he teach in his DAHRNA’s ” The Accountability and Right for Protest against Wrong doings. indeed it was a positive thing for me. I am happy, not because that it was an insult for Imran and his political career may gone but happy because that even Personalty like him today face the music. we should have the courage and for me this courage was given by Imran.

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  • Khurram Nasir
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:33PM

    Political Points gaining! on Country History Most dreadful and unforgettable attack on Innocent Children who losses their lives. Still are So called Leaders not learning lesson from it.

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  • by stander
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:35PM

    Mr Mushtaq Ghani, forget your press conference and your conspiracies. your leader stands exposed today. you simply can not hide him behind curtains. when fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and friends were weeping you were busy getting a new wife for your leader. you were celebrating it all over the country. I still cry in the memory of those angels like kids.
    IK you are not the leader, slip into oblivion and enjoy your life. you are yet to go for a honeymoon. why delaying it. you deserve it.
    ET i know you will not print the comments of a man from peshawar who was running like a mad man on 16th december.

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  • Alter Ego
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:38PM

    IK you should spend some time in your own province ,as it was KPK that got you elected, not Punjab.

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  • Abid
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:39PM

    Dear Imran And Reham,
    This is real life….. accusing all leaders from the Container is easy job but facing people in any adverse situation is something different.

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  • Israr
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:39PM

    It happens because people Love IK and they expect more from him, in the case of other leaders they neither expect nor feel the need to protest. we at PTI feel that pain but at the same time we agree that IK should have postponed his marriage ceremony

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  • Anoni
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:40PM

    Let just be honest and at least realize that work needs to be done now..

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  • Abaid
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:42PM

    Bye bye Imran!!

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  • Malveros
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:46PM

    This was bound to happen sooner or later. IK should pay attention to KPK.

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  • M.noor
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:46PM

    Ye “Wrong Number” hai… and Pakistani are still dialing the wrong number…
    Indeed we do not need anyone neither IK nor NS… you politicians can not feel the pain of mournful parents…. you all are very disgraceful…

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  • Muhammad Altaf
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:47PM

    I guess for PTI Imran wedding is more important than other issue KPK is facing.

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  • Anon
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:47PM

    He added that the chants against the PML-N made no difference to them, because they are totally shameless…. but they should matter to Imran

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  • Muhammad Altaf
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:48PM

    PTI now face the real so called CHANGE

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  • Dija
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:53PM

    yes, perhaps the parents were justified in their stance!

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  • Amad
    Jan 14, 2015 - 1:55PM

    May Allah grant courage and sabr to all the children and reward them for all the bravery. Gen. Sharif is a real Pakistani leader, always there for the nation!!! Very disappointed in all the politicians though, not that we had any expectations from PML-N or ANP but Imran Khan seriously??? You went ahead with your marraige so soon after this barbaric event, would you have done the same if any of your sons was god forbid injured or killed in APSACS peshawar? Do you actually care about the people? I am beginning to have serious doubts… And the chief was going to APSACS but there were many schools opening throughout KPK, you could have gone to show support at any one of them, but maybe spending time with new bhabhi is more important. Poor show Imran Khan!!! We did not support and vote for your party for this…

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  • as1245
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:01PM

    Shame on you Imran Khan!! Ashamed at what you and your ministers are doing today! Laying unfounded claims that they are planted, shame on you!! These parents who are outside lost their kids while children inside are innocent they love celebrities! ye tha Naya Pakistan, Reham Khan take him to UK! He needs a break! Condemn his coming to school for photo opportunities only. A leader who doesnt gather courage to condemn these barbarians by name and doesnt vote for the 21st amendment is a terror apologist. A leader jau dar gaya samjho morally mar gaya! I wasted my vote on Mr Khan at least i would prefer to vote for those who condemn terrorists by name and actively participates in their eradication. Only leader left is Gen Raheel Sharif. On social media a picture a showcased on one end Gen Sharif alongwith Peshawar Corp Commander read Quranic siparah for the APS dearly departed while on the other end is a pic of Mr and Mrs Imran Khan nikah pic. Shame on you, can assess priorities.

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  • khaptaan
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:02PM

    you deseve it IK, that is what nation have to throw back at you and for people like you. RO IMRAN RO!!

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  • Kind-hearted
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:05PM

    Army Public School managed and run by Army what Imran Khan can do ? What a nation Lol !

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  • Hemant
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:07PM

    @Shafaq:
    I am Indian, But, I respect your views and I hail the Integrity and emotions of parents.
    Should teach these politicians a lesson and let them ‘understand’ the meaning of a LEADER.
    Did we (India & Pakistan) get freedom from the British with ‘LEADERS’ of ‘Such’ caliber?
    This LEADER has no guts to condemn the ‘attackers’ of the school, I understand.

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  • Parvez
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:12PM

    What did he expect ?……going after about three weeks….with a cavalcade of some 20 vehicles…….this was seen as damage control by an inept government after Raheel Sharif’s visit that disgraced the whole political class…….AND RIGHTLY SO.

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  • Dija
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:12PM

    @Amad: I WAS a die heart PTI supporter and viewed IK as a sole hope for Nation; but for him to have expedited his marriage affair under such grave conditions have made me believe that he is not much different; the only difference is that he has a clean slate and thats about it!!! I wonder what kind of remarks and aggression in his stance we would have witnessed if any ruling PML minister would have married immediately after the APS tragedy and loss of innocent lives during the dharna period by PTI supporters! you have indeed disappointed us….

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  • Rashid
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:14PM

    IK is so good at shooting himself in the foot.

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  • Iconforbest
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:21PM

    Well if some one gets married what it has to do with the killing of the kids? He himself said it was untimely and just because media was making a big fuss about it, he had to do it instead of being a constant target of exaggeration. Lots of people get killed every month in Pakistan but all the wedding, parties, shows, tv, songs this and that go on. Life does not stop. Imran khan has dedicated his life for pakistan and people of Pakistan. He has done struggles after struggles that he thinks that life is incomplete and bland with hardship. Come on people if some one is devoting time, money and struggle for you just don’t jump to conclusions. Be practical and give it a break. Everyone need space, he is an international figure and number one leader of Pakistan doesn’t mean we interfere in his personal life and especially when he himself is giving an excuse. May Allah give him health for making a better Pakistan and enjoying good times of peace with his good companion and better half. Ameen

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  • Hussain
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:24PM

    To those Sad Parents: “Jab School Khuley gi tab hi aeyngey na”
    1st Day Army didn’t allow any one else to come.
    Imran Khan also visited after that sad event on very next day to Peshawar.
    And for those who concern for his Marriage, I bet you haven’t seen such simple wedding in your life, it is the media that gave hype to his marriage.Recommend

  • KHK
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:24PM

    I’m against IK politics and the way he provided the thin end of the wedge to the army thanks mainly to our ‘his Master’s voice’, media.

    However this cannot be condoned either. Now Army oligarchy is ‘All Heroes’ and Politicians ‘all zeroes’ but no one dares to ask who was primarily responsible for the security of APS?Recommend

  • Iconforbest
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:25PM

    Well if some one gets married what it has to do with the killing of the kids? He himself said it was untimely and just because media was making a big fuss about it, he had to do it instead of being a constant target of exaggeration. Lots of people get killed every month in Pakistan but all the wedding, parties, shows, tv, songs this and that go on. Life does not stop. Imran khan has dedicated his life for pakistan and people of Pakistan. He has done struggles after struggles that he thinks that life is incomplete and bland with hardship. Come on people if some one is devoting time, money and struggle for you just don’t jump to conclusions. Be practical and give it a break. Everyone need space, he is an international figure and number one leader of Pakistan doesn’t mean we interfere in his personal life and especially when he himself is giving an excuse.

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  • Anon
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:25PM

    @Acorn Guts: Exactly my sentiments from day 1 – since he feels he can do so much – turn KPK around – make it a model for the rest of Pakistan

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  • nuzhat
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:28PM

    a good lesson for all Pakistani leaders . They are happy that their children are out of country . They have placed the other children before terrorist .As a Pakistani mother, I fully support the anger of parents. He is responsible for all this .Recommend

  • Insafian
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:29PM

    This all happened due to hypocrisy of Pakistani media, especially the lead in the plot was Geo who continuously broadcast the marriage as a high profile event, which in fact was a very simple wedding ceremony celebrated with decency due to the APS attacks, the IK’s tweet about his wedding news which he called “greatly exaggerated” exposes the plot for this day.., let me say nothing can change the faith on PTI and its national policies…

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  • Hyder
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:32PM

    Imran Khan

    “Welcome to the real World”

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  • nasa boy
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:34PM

    What has the marriage thing got to do with this???? What was the use of the protest??? Is it going to bring the departed back??? What if he had postponed his marriage, would it bring the departed back???? His marriage was given much hype by the media elsr he had no intention of celebrating it!!!!

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  • Pak Soul
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:34PM

    Shame on Imran. This was his hate speech and power craze that made him turn many including myself away from him. A supporter for him since 2008-2014, it was only Khan’s hate speech that made me go to support Nawaz Sharrif.

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  • Shahbazi
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:38PM

    As per Islamic Laws, mourning should not be of more than 3 days. So the marriage of IK should not be linked with Peshawar attack as long as it is not held within 3 days of the attack.
    I also request the people not to criticize someone over his personal legitimate acts, had IK have done any wrongful act with Reham in privacy and no one would have known about it, but no the courageous leader married her publicly.
    As you know that Islamic history contains many examples of marriages in war, where fellow soldier die every minute. So the question regarding any one’s marriage should be abstained from, it is Sun-nah and must be appreciated.

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  • ily
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:40PM

    kpk cm pervez khattak should resign.as imran khan demands that nawaz sharif should resign,if he has rigged election.khan quotes examples of other countries.his government in kpk has lost credibility.there is no difference btw pti and other parties now.parents are absolutely right and their protest is justified.

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  • asim
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:43PM

    this would’nt have happend if he had cocentrated more on KPK then his marriageRecommend

  • Bilal
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:44PM

    You deserve more than this Imran Khan – you cannot be a leader – who is self focused – u r similar to butchers of PPP and N-league etc.

    it is the voice of parents whose children got martyred – Now IK will say N-league or Army is behind this – lolzzzz. People will still praise him bcuz they lost the free of cost Musical Show/Concert at Islamabad.
    You Fools Open your eyes and feel the Pain.

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  • chaudhry
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:49PM

    I Khan has no leadership qualities.His followers are emotional and should use mind.He has put his followers in trouble and preaches law breaking.

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  • Shuaib
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:55PM

    THanKs my dear leader to hear the voice of Pukhtoon mom
    actualy we know that only IK can take step for justice thats we criying in the front of our beloved leader
    and for those said parents ““Jab School Khuley gi tab hi aeyngey na”
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  • Jan 14, 2015 - 2:58PM

    Imran khan deserve it.. Wife selection and timing of marige and honeymoon is wrong

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  • Zee Ali
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:58PM

    In the midst of all this, people have forgotten that IK is not running the country. The government should also be made accountable of this gross lack of intelligence. Imran Khan also visited after that sad event on very next day to Peshawar.
    The question is how this even has changed the life of a common Pakistani. Yes we are very vocal on social media writing statements giving opinions etc, but for all of us life remains the same going out for dinners and lunch, celebrating birthdays and weddings of loved ones, celebrated new year heavily, watching nuisance morning shows and drama, continue to take bribes, striving hard to immigrate to another country. After this catastrophe did anyone of us who was not EFFECTED, stopped these activities. The firm answer here is NO. Then how we expect our leadership to rise and address this tragic event. One should remember the leader comes amongst the nation and this is the nation we are today. We are all self-centered people nothing else. May Allah protect Pakistan always (Ameen)

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  • Ehsan
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:59PM

    It isn’t just a matter of Imran marrying so soon, it is also a matter of marrying a person who does NOT represent pakistani women. British women are Imran’s choice so it casts doubt of whether can can lead or even understand Pakistani ladies.

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  • Jan 14, 2015 - 3:01PM

    ro imran ro PTI very happy of the solgan of go nawas go but recation on front of there face

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  • Imran AB
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:04PM

    What do you expect from am man who refused to own his own child until he was ordered by the court to go for a DNA test. Now she lives with his ex-wife and two sons and yes this is his personal matter …….. in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan ……… Any non Islamic country in the world would not let anyone with this kind of history be let to run in elections ………. !!! How do you judge a person’s character ?? By his past or by his future ?? Why is everyone blind to this fact that shows the trait in IK’s character !!!! The Sahrif Brothers , Zardai & Son and others are bigger evils ………… A leader is supposed to be sensitive to his people’s grief , under the PTI’s watch the APS Peshawar had to lose more than a hundred of innocent children ……… A Marriage at this time by the leader of the party which rules KPK shows you his real self centered personality , whatever, reason he may give to justify as this can never be justified . He is more than sixty years old and been around the world a few times and studied at Oxford ………. Stupidity can never be his trait … but sadly it looks like it is now !!!

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  • malik
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:05PM

    Tabdeeli a gae hy

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  • Jan 14, 2015 - 3:05PM

    ro imran ro

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  • Rahi
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:07PM

    Shame Imran shame. He was supposed to be responsible for the well being of people of KPK but he got married in a haste (hint hint) while whoe nation was mourning. He has an utterly disgusting moral fibre.

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  • Alter Ego
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:10PM

    @Anon:
    IK is totally shameless as he does not see to the province that got him elected.
    Before criticizing others he should look into his own affairs.

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  • Alter Ego
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:14PM

    @Hussain:
    IK should have been in KPK instead of partying in lahore and islamabad.
    He should see to his province and make it the envy of others before throwing stones at others.

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  • Alter Ego
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:18PM

    @Kind-hearted:
    Army Public school is in KPK ,is it not ? and Pervaziz Khattak is CM of KPK, is he not ?

    Tears on your ignorance and hypocrisy

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  • Jamshed
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:21PM

    Amazing, person who should be facing the wrath is attending the first day of school like a hero whereas politicians are facing the music

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  • straightshooter
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:30PM

    Imran Khan! TTP will destroy you, both in this world and the next.

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  • Mamoon
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:41PM

    Imran Khan did visit the school after attacks. Here is the link of this same news site. http://tribune.com.pk/story/810598/imran-khan-visits-terror-hit-peshawar-school/

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  • Asad
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:46PM

    Good learning patch for Mr. Khan. I think he should visit homes and listen to grieviences and explain his point of view. For a matter of fact no body has done anything else than publicity stunts.
    We also as a nation should learn, we are not even united on eradication corruption from society.

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  • wb
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:51PM

    Pakistanis leaders, Pakistani criminals, Pakistani terrorists, Pakistani media, Pakistani civilians, Pakistani athletes…all deserve each other.

    Failures, dishonesty, hatred, lies, bigotry everywhere!Recommend

  • danya
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:53PM

    The whole nation was not mourning on 31st december midnight, they were partying and celebrating new year. now all of a sudden “whole nation was mourning” when IK got married. bravo to pak nation bravo.

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  • Ek Pakistani
    Jan 14, 2015 - 3:56PM

    They have rights to do protest no one will be ever understand their Pain.
    but atleast MR KhAN and his wife has guts to visit APS and none of the leader visited #APS.
    I have a question where is Asif Ali Zardari .. So called hero of the nation Bilawal Bhutto Zardari , Mian nawaz sharif , Mariam Nawaz , Maualana sahab any one from Jamat-e-islami, ANP ,

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  • fareshta
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:06PM

    IK and Steve job got the similirities; like apple lost idea of making good phones..so, in the same manner IK will lost his fame as a leader after this marriage affair !!

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  • Ashraf
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:06PM

    Just GO IMRAN GO, GO IMRAN GO, if you don’t give an answer to a disrupted families & parents of Peshwar attack God forbid if you will be the PM to whom we’ll be questioned???

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  • Umair
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:14PM

    Except the one mother, rest were members of 16/12 Shauda Forum. What is Shauda Forum? It was made by members of ANP PPP PMLN etc. As they dont get support on their own party banner so they made this new forum. Its purely political and it was they who protested outside APS. Imran khan himself went to the protestors and ask them the issue and what he can do for them. But they started talking politics- clearly showing their actual purpose of being there.Recommend

  • pervaiz
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:14PM

    This is unfortunate and this tragedy should not be happened but IK who is greedy for his promotion by media made his wedding too hype. Had he enough inteligent, he should postponed his wedding. Anyhow what happened, IK deserved for this due to bad advices from his advisers especialy Sheikh Rasheed

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  • straightshooter
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:32PM

    @wb:
    Well the Pakis are still formidable, water bottle. Two more words ‘Indian trolls’ would have made your statement more relevant, methinks. It is not by coincidence that Indian trolls and trollettes come marching ta-da, ta-da on Pak-origin websites. More bile to your vitriol, lady.Recommend

  • zainab ghani
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:33PM

    Pervez Rashid means to say that since PML-N is already so shameless therefore no amount of chants can matter to them but for Imran Khan who is an honest man and the only mistake he made was the huge sin of getting married, therefore its a big blow for him

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  • Mrs tariq
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:35PM

    I was a supporter of PTI and I’m regreting that being a public figure and national hero could not wait to get married atleast 40 days.a comment above of a brother is right that we hav weddings and parties going on but don’t forget imran is elected by public and treat them as family and secondly the incident was taken place in his own province. This is a difference between a common man and public figure. Plz understand the difference. If reham was already facing problem by media that was also not that important than the children martyred. the wedding could be waited. Just 40 days .All we hear now from him is about rigging of elections he should hav been talking about terrorism and security issues of our children.

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  • Aly Shah
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:40PM

    Simply Wow! 16th December, and Dharna/Drama returns. In the mean while what concrete steps did PTI take to root out terrorism. PTI did not support the arrest of Abdul Aziz, abstained from voting for the military courts or from taking part in the initial proceedings of the frame work, neither did you denounce terrorism on the scale you speak about rigging. MQM showed more courage. PTI has the same stance as other religious parties. and Congratulations on getting married. I wonder who you’re representing anymore.

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  • Hameed Asim
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:44PM

    Actually the parents are in a great shock. They think that this incident was occurred due to reason that all the security forces of the country were busy in protecting and safeguarding the IKs dharnas and agitation. The enemies of the nation got a room to enter in as the whole nation was suffered in a trauma created by some imported persons who have nothign to do with the affairs of innocent people. They only wanted to get those days for granted and for enjoy as the IK in his latest interview with his spouse declared that he was getiting bored after election.Recommend

  • raider
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:45PM

    @THE:
    dear, what imran have done these parents, have imran nutured these terrorists, have he been pm recently or in past or even on a excutive post of any sort no, no imran dont have had ISI, MI or other security institution on his disposal, imran has a cm with torn out police which laking even a capability of tap a call, school is situated in jurisdiction of high security zone of pak army, although their anger is justifiable but not to imran khan, have they protested a army cheif whose institution even failed to protect GHQ, mehran air base, kamra complex

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  • Fawad
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:49PM

    Can someone explain what visiting a place actually accomplishes? I mean if any leader arrives at the school and lays down a wreath, what does it do for the families who lost someone or the students there at the time?

    All this superficial empathy. All public servants and political players should be restrained from any such activities including openings of bridges, etc. It is their duty to serve the public by enacting policies and having those enforced in the rightful manner. There is no need to have photo-ops at any stage.

    Sit in the offices and get the institutions in order. The rest is a domino effect and will work out eventually.

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  • Raghu
    Jan 14, 2015 - 5:10PM

    @usman:
    It is not my mistake u dint read IK’s tweet about comdemning ttp. what a shame you r.Recommend

  • ayesha
    Jan 14, 2015 - 5:12PM

    Nawaz sharif never bothered visiting the school.

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  • Sheila
    Jan 14, 2015 - 5:26PM

    I don’t think this was a natural reaction of the lady who showed her outburst at IK as how is he to be blamed for negligence. It is very unfair of anyone to criticize IK’s marriage as are all the Weddings in Pakistan postponed after such incidents? I fully sympathize with the parents of the innocent victims who lost their lives in the tragic incident but this kind of behavior against such a patriotic and conscientious leader who married so simply and ate Valima along with poor children is unwarranted . I am really feeling bad about IK and Reham Khan.

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  • 21stamendment
    Jan 14, 2015 - 5:41PM

    some perplexed individuals need to realize he is being criticized rightly over what hollowness in terms of his promises of which he made. It was his duty as provincial govt to be there on frequent times but then he didnt have as priority to vote for 21st amendment which was/is against these very barbarians and preferred to wed. If you didnt vote for 21st amendment then you are with the enemy frankly! Both federal and kpk provincial govt have histories being terror apologists. Shame on them!

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  • Ali.baloch
    Jan 14, 2015 - 5:58PM

    If you read the comments and the number of recommendations (all paid) it looks liks, IK is the sole responsible for all the terrorism in pk and the ruling NS and company are doing right by staying at home, having their business deals done with the Arabs on the day after APSAttacks.. IK you are wrong to show people the real faces of the old politicians and you are also wrong to marry, you are wrong that you keep visiting APS children, you are also wrong to face the wrath for something you are not responsible of…No doubt why thieves and corrupt have been ruling this nation…

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  • Shamshad Nabi
    Jan 14, 2015 - 6:00PM

    Imran Khan is a hypocrite and a deceiving opportunist . For the last ten years hehas been a strong supporter , advocate andpublic relations chief for the TTP . Now he wants to gain political advantage by visiting the army school in Peshawar . Hehas shown by his antics that he is apolitician who cannot be trusted .

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  • Shahzeb
    Jan 14, 2015 - 6:20PM

    Such a biased media that it is generalizing voice of a single woman to entire population. Go and see the official videos of PTI where you can clearly hear people chanting Go Nawaz Go and Aayi Aayi PTI. So shameful of you tribune.Recommend

  • NObaid
    Jan 14, 2015 - 7:01PM

    I totally agree with youexcept of what you said at the end that he is responsible for all that @nuzhat:

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  • Shaheer Khan
    Jan 14, 2015 - 7:14PM

    We all feel great hatred and disgust against Imran Khan for several reasons.My brother also embraced martyrdom in this unfortunate incident. But *we are not at all against his marriage. Rather his selfish behavior and irresponsible attitude shown by him that is not to be expected from such a leader is what angers us. I’m sadly disappointed by his response. Even after such incident , he is still whining about election results. I pray that Allah gives him the sense to care for his public.

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  • mali
    Jan 14, 2015 - 7:32PM

    You are only showing one side of the picture – Shame on You. When Imran went into the school, he received a warm and rapturous welcome from the students and the entire student body was chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go’. It is immature journalism to share incomplete information.

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  • Rukhsana Asad
    Jan 14, 2015 - 7:58PM

    The hype created by media on IK wedding was not IK fault because media needs sensation every single day.his marriage was simple and he had been single for more than 10 years.If people think that the world stops after tragedies then they are very naive.The responsibility of protecting APS lies first on Army then provincial and federal govt.

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  • raja
    Jan 14, 2015 - 8:34PM

    Advice to Imran. Keep your wife away from politics.

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  • Wajid Khan
    Jan 14, 2015 - 8:39PM

    Just to set the records straight, IK has visited the Army School on December 22nd for the first time.

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  • Ch. Hassan
    Jan 14, 2015 - 8:46PM

    Imran Khan deserved this treatment.
    He is the most selfish leader in the history of Pakistan.

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  • H Chaudhry
    Jan 14, 2015 - 8:50PM

    @Ali.baloch I have commend and recommended comments here and I am NOT Paid! This is the level your IQ that you think any one who don’t agree with you or your leader is paid by some one else. Sharam Karo…

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  • Pakistan
    Jan 14, 2015 - 8:57PM

    It’s hilarious to read all these hypocritical comments one after the other accusing a grown man of getting married too soon . Oh and that the timing of the wedding wasn’t right oh he shouldn’t gotten married after like 2 months ? No 3 ? Yeah 3 would be perfect every parent thst lost a child would be much more calm and they would finally have peace :/

    I’ll ask you all this question . Weren’t you attending weddings ? Weren’t you at the walimas in a suit and tie smiling for the cameras ? Weren’t you partying enjoying your December even after the incident ? Of course you were but hey I’m not a celebrity or famous so why does it matter ? What we as a nation need to understand is . Both of these parents Imran and Reham got married in a simple fashion . They could’ve gone big but choose not to in solidarity with the incident .

    We should focus on what the real issues are in the country . Think positively for the future and work for the betterment of our nation . I read a comment about imran being a self less leader . Bhai meray it’s real easy sitting behind your laptop and typing such comments . I congratulate the couple and pray you two stay out of harms way . We need to change our mentality or we will never grow as individuals .

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  • Emjay
    Jan 14, 2015 - 8:58PM

    21 car motorcade. His party leaders creating a ruckus when stopped by security.

    Next time this man starts counting other politicians’ unconstitutional expenses and attitudes, throw a shoe at him!

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  • Anticorruption
    Jan 14, 2015 - 9:30PM

    The timing of marriage and visit to APS are symbolic issues, albeit important ones. But even more important and problematic is that Imran has been the loudest Taliban apologist in our public discourse. He has played a big part in confusing public opinion and undermining the kind of clarity and national consensus we needed to build against these Taliban monsters. It was totally stupid and insensative on his part to talk his usual rubbish about rigging even at APS today. It’s clear that he cares more about his rigging obsession than he does about the suffering parents and children

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  • salman
    Jan 14, 2015 - 9:59PM

    I’m glad IK went to the school today, and I’m glad he got blasted as well. It’s good for the protesters to vent their anger. It’s all part of the healing process.

    However, saying that, I don’t think every single person there was against the visit or protesting. Seen a few pics and videos on the web, and most of the kids seemed very happy to see IK.

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  • patriot
    Jan 14, 2015 - 10:01PM

    they shouldnt come.afterall they have lost their loved ones.they should be ashamed of theirselves,they are publicizing themselves on tv and what are they demanding?insaf?khoon ka badla but how and from imran khan why not from pak army or intelligence agencies who were responsible for the scuriry of that school.terrorist were already killed.then now what politicians do?didnt understood for what parents are actually protesting.

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  • m. ishaq
    Jan 14, 2015 - 10:19PM

    Why don’t you chant against Lal Masjid children killing and why not Bajor Madrassa killing why only Army Public Schools killing. Their blood has the same color. Please protest against Injustices.Recommend

  • bilal
    Jan 14, 2015 - 11:08PM

    Some genuises are commeting here. This is IK at least 2nd visit… so you are worng… he did not come after 3 weeks.

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  • zaman
    Jan 14, 2015 - 11:39PM

    @Hussain:
    @Iconforbest:
    @Insafian:
    We as Pakistanis do not have a sense of a time and place for certain actions to happen, and it was a visit to a school affected by tragedy, and the mission was to boost the students moral.

    If there was to be an interaction with parents, the parents and school administration should have pre arranged it with Mr Khan’s administration. It is unfair for parents to have waylaid him if indeed they were parents and Islamically should be practising sa-bur as not to cause a fracas, which was most unfortunate under the circumstances.

    Mr Khan’s visit was well received by the majority of the students and from what I observed they responded very positively to his encouragement.
    At the same precise moment a dubious press conference was being televised by the government’s information minister maligning Mr Khan’s attendance at APS, NEED ONE SAY MORE.

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  • Amad
    Jan 15, 2015 - 12:21AM

    @icon for best: Imran Khan is not ‘someone’. He is the guy who is claiming to bring a ‘naya Pakistan’. He is a public figure. This was not a political marraige. It was solely a marriage for Imran Khan’s emotional and physical needs. At a time when our children were slaughtered, we expected more from ‘our so called leader’. What has been his reponse to this massacre except going ahead and marrying. Do you honestly believe electoral reforms is a more important issue than terrorism and security of our children? Even if it is, does it warrant a dharna of months while Imran Khan still struggles to denounce the killers of our children. What is Imran Khan doing for the security of our children? Is this not an important issue? If somebody like Jibran Nasir can stand up to these mullahs why cant imran khan? Guess he really isnt the guy he claims and we ( well not me anymore) believed in. Extremely disappointed in PTI.

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  • Sharjeel Awan
    Jan 15, 2015 - 12:33AM

    Go Imran Go.

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  • Mahmood
    Jan 15, 2015 - 12:51AM

    What happened on arrival of IK at APS Peshawar, a very short history repeated itself. Dependent on third umpire should see his face in the faces of victims of KPK especially after army public School attacks. Blaming Sharif brothers for every thing and having soft corner for TTP, PTI should rethink of their agenda about Pakistan war against terror. Lasting since long PTI ‘SIT IN’ was nothing but a high stage drama.
    (An empty vessel makes the loudest sound) “Shakespear”

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  • love u aps kids
    Jan 15, 2015 - 2:30AM

    Dear all who support IK especially Iconforbest
    There is nothing about his wedding and who cares if he got married to whoever but we are talking about hypocrisy , pretending to be loyal sincere and loving and acting the other way .yes people get killed and life still goes on TV ,songs ,wedding everything (because we r senseless )but not by those who chant “you stick with me and I will stick with you , i will never leave you ” who blames everyone for cheating the common man and himself cheats while our hearts are bleeding? While we are in deep pain and he is starting new life ….could he not wait just till chehlam ??? Could he not organise a united prayer day at home for all the kids ? It was not a simple terror attack it was heart throbbing ..it needed more care more love and more support from a leader for whom people were ready to die .I am not talking about a common man in Pakistan getting married this time I am talking about a leader who was supposed to care for us . Would anyone even think of marriage at this time …simple or grandiose is out of question .when our people were crying with pain he was choosing colour for his sherwani ?? Is he the leader we should die for ?? I am sorry ..no .is he the leader who was building an affair while all of us were United for change and even many lost their lives …While we were following him to lead us and in container his affair was going on .I am sorry we don’t need him anymore . It’s not about affair it’s not about wedding it’s about wrong timing a very wrong timing that exposed him badly and he lost our true love .He could have been an everlasting ever lovable leader but he chose to loose and what was he expecting at this visit ..it was less than it should have been .

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  • Lion King
    Jan 15, 2015 - 11:02AM

    Well can these “parents” dare do the same kind of “protest”, pulling by collar retired generals pervez musharraf and kiyani whose policies let the taliban and other terrorists spread in all directions ???

    Similarly they will not even be allowed a kilometer close to nawaz sharif anywhere in this country including this school

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  • noorbano
    Jan 15, 2015 - 11:22AM

    @Dija:
    you are absolutely right on their wedding he and his wife wear a dress designed by Monica—who is a dress designer for the royal family of Saudi Arabia. On his visit to Peshawar he is welcomed by twenty one cars salute and his wife wears a Versace dress— a designer who designs for the royal family of Britain. Never knew that new Pakistan would so much interesting. Khan is like any other leader– do what I say don’t do what I do, change for me, but I won’t change for you.

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  • Aakash
    Jan 15, 2015 - 12:18PM

    @Israr:
    So applying your logic of protest because of Expectations we can say that people protested in Islamabad because they have more expectation from PML-N.

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  • Jan 15, 2015 - 2:31PM

    Its not fair imran khan. I am ashamed not of you but on myself that why I have casted you a vote.. why.. Ashamed of myself really.

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  • Tousif
    Jan 15, 2015 - 8:55PM

    Actually Parvaiz Rasheed is right, Imran will face the fiercest of criticism whenever we find him falling less then our expectations because he has always spoken for a common man, carries himself like an average Pakistani, would spend nights sleeping on road, eats with madarsa students while sitting on the floor. This is why an ordinary citizen finds him closest among all the politicians. And the way he has criticized others for everything that they have been doing wrong, he has set very high standards for himself and huge expectations from the public.
    Those parents are in pain and have every right to criticize whoever they find wrong. Thats ‘tabdeeli’ in itself. May Allah grant those parents with Sabar. Ameen.Recommend

  • Jan 18, 2015 - 5:40PM

    He (Imran Khan) and can’t bring your son back to life. Stop committing blasphemy and start asking for miracles from the creator, not his creation.

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