PTI chief meets heatwave victims at Karachi's Jinnah Hospital

Published: June 25, 2015
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PHOTO: MOHAMMAD AZEEM/EXPRESS

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PHOTO: MOHAMMAD AZEEM/EXPRESS File photo of PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan arrived at Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital on Thursday to meet victims of the heatwave, Express News reported.

Imran was greeted at the hospital by a throng of supporters, while the emergency gate was closed off after he went inside to meet the patients.

Read: Killer heatwave: Mercury drops but death toll continues to rise

Imran was accompanied by several other PTI leaders, including Arif Alvi and Imran Ismail.

“We didn’t ask anyone to close the emergency gates,” PTI leader Imran Ismail said when asked to comment on the indiscriminate gate closure.

Read: Government sets up 29 heatstroke relief centres in Sindh

Imran also inaugurated a PTI heatstroke camp at the hospital.

Speaking to the media after visiting the hospital, the PTI chief expressed disappointment with the Sindh government and said that its failure is “evident”.

“What is the Sindh government doing? The rising death toll reflects the failure of the Sindh government,” he said.

The PTI chief said that there were more people from the public helping out at the hospital as opposed to officials from the government.

“Issues cannot be resolved without good govern,” he said.

PHOTO: MOHAMMAD AZEEM/EXPRESS

Further, Imran appealed to the public and said not to vote for any party whose money is invested abroad.

“Nawaz spends a lot of money on metro advertisements, which is not even his. In Karachi, I saw Bahria Town’s advertisements and I know Malik Riaz spent his own money to advertise as opposed to someone else’s,” he said.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Caresless Whispers
    Jun 25, 2015 - 3:48PM

    Typical mindset of politicians…..Doing politics on the dead bodies… shame on all these politicians….Recommend

  • sabi
    Jun 25, 2015 - 4:05PM

    One who bashes metro bus systems is in no way a sympathiser of poor.Heat victims must kicks such hypocrites out just like APS parents did it in Peshawar.Recommend

  • Umer
    Jun 25, 2015 - 4:12PM

    The only leader of national stature to visit the victims!
    Shame on others!
    Jiay Kaptaan!Recommend

  • Karachiite
    Jun 25, 2015 - 4:29PM

    CM Sindh nowhere to be found, neither Minister of health, Bhutto, Zardari, or anyone else.
    At the time all PPP leaders are leaving Pakistan, Imran Khan is coming back, only to be with the suffering Karachiites. Thank you, IK. Your sympathies won’t do much but your presence shows who’s a real leader.Recommend

  • Sceptic
    Jun 25, 2015 - 4:46PM

    APS children are being treated in Lahore. Imran Khan should fix KP hospitals first before playing politics over bodies of the Sindh heat victims. Recommend

  • Sami
    Jun 25, 2015 - 5:02PM

    @Caresless Whispers @Sceptic @sabi … Say whatever you can but accept the fact that IK is the future of Pakistan.. and people love him as compared to any other leader because IK is not coward or corrupt like your leaders are..Recommend

  • Shaukat ali
    Jun 25, 2015 - 8:11PM

    Ifyou think imran Khan is future of Pakistan then why has the country discarded him already. Time to honor yourself and your ridiculous leader will soon be at an end.Recommend

  • bilal
    Jun 25, 2015 - 11:01PM

    Who has discarded Imran Khan? PTI right now is truly the only national party.

    1 in KPK (all regions).
    2 in Punjab (all regions).
    2 in Karachi.
    Will also have a good show in rest of Sindh and Balochistan.Recommend

  • Caresless Whispers
    Jun 26, 2015 - 12:07AM

    @Sami:
    Thanks GOD u stopped short of calling him GOD.. Stop worshiping these actors…Recommend

  • Shaukat ali
    Jun 26, 2015 - 6:48AM

    Bilal your day dream is your weaknessRecommend

  • Amjad
    Jun 26, 2015 - 1:51PM

    This is the same idiot who said. “I will give nation good news about my wedding”.

    He said this straight after the peshwar attacks where children were killed!! He then tried to do politics by visiting peshawar school with his new wife! This man is the biggest hypocrite in pakistan!! Recommend

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