RAWALPINDI: The residents of NA-56 in Rawalpindi are no doubt proud of being represented in the National Assembly by Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.

But less than two months after the elections, wall-chalkings have appeared in the constituency asking ‘Where is Khan?’, ‘Whom will you approach?’

The PTI chief, who won the seat after defeating PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi on May 11, has not returned to the area for thanking the voters except visiting the house of a PTI supporter once, who was shot dead on Election Day.

The PTI chairman secured more than 80,000 votes against 67,000 of Abbasi.

During the election campaign, Hanif Abbasi had frequently warned the area's people not to make the blunder of voting for Mr Khan. He used to argue that the PTI chief would never spare time from his luxurious villa in Bani Gala to visit the narrow streets of Rawalpindi for hearing the day-to-day problems of residents.

On the other hand, there are also people who complain how difficult it was to approach Imran Khan.

“In this area, people are faced with day-to-day problems like approval of building maps, timely lifting of garbage from outside their houses and shortage of drinking water. I think Imran Khan is too big a politician for these small problems,” said Zahoor Anwer, a resident of Satellite Town’s B. Block, who had also voted for the PTI chief.

Javed Khan, 44, a rickshaw driver, had long been fascinated by Imran Khan’s speeches during which he would frequently mention the woes of taxi and rickshaw drivers.

But the rickshaw driver lost all the hopes the day he tried to visit Bani Gala along with his five friends to meet Imran Khan. He and his friends were denied access to the residence of the PTI chief and turned away from the gate by a dozen of security guards.

In Rawalpindi, people always prefer to elect a candidate who would later help them in getting their issues resolved through civic agencies like the Town Municipal Administration (TMA), Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa), Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), hospitals and educational institutions.

In 2010, the then MNA Hanif Abbasi was at loggerheads with the director general RDA only for delaying the building plan of his voter. Almost all lawmakers in the city visit the offices of municipal authorities for helping their voters to get their work done. “I don’t think Imran Khan will ever pay a visit to a TMA office like this,” said Waheed Mughal, a resident of the constituency.

A wall-chalking by PML-N supporters in Haideri Chowk reminds voters in NA-56 about the missing Imran Khan which is indeed an embarrassing situation for the PTI workers.

However, Rana Sohail, a local PTI leader, told Dawn that his party had set up a complaint office at Sixth Road where the residents can file their problems. He added that the PTI workers can deal with the local issues without involving the party head.

“Imran Khan will soon also visit the area and listen to the complaints of the residents.” The PTI local leader said after facing a crushing defeat in the constituency PML-N leaders were spreading propaganda against the PTI chief.

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Comments (88)

zulfiqar
July 1, 2013 9:05 am

We all know Imran Khan was in hospital and still he is not 100 percent fit. The residents NA-56 should contact any of his representative if they are facing any problem.

Farwa
July 1, 2013 11:35 am

i think that this is only propaganda by the PML-N leaders to dicourage the PTI voters. We all know that Imran Khan has recently returned from hospital and soon enough he will visit all his constituencies and will look after the people's problems. We have elected him for a 5-year tenor, lets not judge him in a 1-month time only. Patience is a virtue and we have bigger issues to resolve.

Haroon
July 1, 2013 11:42 am

Pindi people are proud to have him keep NA 56 seat. And insha Allah he will do a lot for us when he is fit. He is an honest and hardworking guy, he wont leave us in wilderness.

aisha
July 1, 2013 1:53 pm

The writer asks how difficult it is to approach IK? Can you please elaborate on how easy it is to apprach Mian sahib or Mr Zardari.

fida sayani
July 1, 2013 2:16 pm

This is from the Pre-Partition days of Pakistan. Liaquat Ali Khan approached Jinnah with a suggestion that since we have a correspondence of Nehru with Mrs. Mountbatten, why can we cannot use it to our advantage and silence Nehru. Jinnah immediately snubbed Liaquat “Political issues are fought politically”. Nawaz Sharif is no Jinnah. Therefore, I am not surprised at this campaign staged by Muslim league against Imran Khan.

akhan
July 1, 2013 2:19 pm

what is the purpose of this article, why to single out IK

Mr.T
July 1, 2013 2:22 pm

Who did chalking ? and if it's chalking then why it become news ? if it's become news then what to achieve ? Just an other breaking news to sell...

Jasim
July 1, 2013 2:23 pm

This is exactly what Imran Khan was trying to tell the people of Pakistan. The poor people of Pakistan should never be dependent on MNAs and MPAs for resolving these petty problems. Local governments should be in place with full authority and independence from MPAs and MNAs so that you don't have to run after cheap local politicians to get your garbage removed. Since the majority of the people of Pakistan voted for the same old political class that intentionally keeps the people dependent upon themselves, the people of Rawalpindi are no exception. So it's not Imran Khan or any other MNA's fault. It's the people who voted to keep the status quo who are to blame.

Ayaz
July 1, 2013 2:43 pm

Did IK ever promised what is said to be expected from an elected. His promise was to devolve the power to the people, a solution where people will not have sit at mercy of so called MNAs. Legislation is the job for elected through which they should correct the system and that’s exactly what they were voted for.

dodo2010
July 1, 2013 2:44 pm

@aisha: Two wrongs dont make a right Sister!

Talha Khali
July 1, 2013 3:10 pm

Get real PTI-supporters. Face the facts, If someone published similar news against any other party candidate, then definitely your reply would not be the same as it is for Sir. Imran Khan. Sir. Imran Khan is a very good orator indeed, he would definitely have had good excuse for this. GOD bless him!!

Azhar
July 1, 2013 3:12 pm

Is this the job of an MNA? Let's don't challenge the conscience of the people of Rawalpindi. They know exactly what they voted for. They voted for a change, for independence from begging the likes of Abbasi for matters that are a citizen’s right. PTI has the chance in KPK, let’s see if they succeed in transforming promises to reality.

Hammad
July 1, 2013 3:19 pm

@aisha: It means there is difference between them?

comment
July 1, 2013 3:25 pm

true leaders that care for the people do not hide away

Pindi guy
July 1, 2013 4:04 pm

@Mr.T: This is not news article it is a feature everybody has the right to express the view you can write a feature high lighting the achievements of IK if you can find the ones that really matter

atts
July 1, 2013 4:00 pm

@aisha: so by your comment one should derive that IK is no different from NS or AZ.

zafar Iqbal
July 1, 2013 4:15 pm

Before election IK fell down from a lifter and was seriously injured , so he was unable to move any where .few days ago he took oath . so the people of Rawalpindi should not be so impatient .He will visit soon and hear the people's problem.

Wahab
July 1, 2013 4:30 pm

Hello G. Imran khan was badly injured you dont know? imran khan made first visit to Rawalpindi after injury you dont know? he even not 100% fit you dont know? he is also chairmen and gotta checka ll MPA duties which is badly effected because of his health you dont know? Islamabad need to wait until things get settled beacuse here in punjab PMLN hasn't started anything and we do not asspecting for now. let them make a base first.

Asim Iqbal
July 1, 2013 4:38 pm

In KPK also people ask the same question: where is Khan? He has left peshawar constituency and also not thanked the people of kpk. Pervaiz khattak is managing all the affairs...

Naeem Syed
July 1, 2013 4:46 pm

Wah Bhi Wah! Imran khan has EMPOWERED you, the PEOPLE to STAND UP FOR YOUR SELVES. Why do you expect someone else to do your work for you? Next you will want to know why he has't swept your Gali for you. Many Years ago I was praying next to Baba Zahin Shah TaJI in Karachi and in reverence after the prayers I asked him to say a Dua for me and he looked at me and said" Kya Tumare Haath Tootey Huain Hain " So You do what you have to do and Imran has done his job in awakening you..

AZMAT KHAN
July 1, 2013 4:52 pm

MAY IK GET 100 PERCENT WELL.BUT NOW HE IS A SPENT FORCE.

babar
July 1, 2013 5:58 pm

"I will change Pakistan in first 90 days" said Imran Khan" IK is full of lies if he is not even reach his constituents in first 30 days then he will not be able to deliver any promises he made. Now he has come up with new dreams for poor people. KPK is the worst affected province and he is not doing anything to bring peace back to KPK. For everything he passes the buck to federal govt. If there is a will there is a way, hard work can achieve any dream. Imran Khan should resign and apologies for his wrong doings from his contituents.

Khan
July 1, 2013 6:04 pm

Well, I am from Karachi and not a big fan of IK when it come to politics. But, I shall call a spade a spade: I belive, He is much much better than NS & AZ.

Love Pakistan

Zak
July 1, 2013 6:12 pm

He is ill recovering from spinal injury sustained in the cause of Pakistan, so NA 56 have a heart and have compassion both Islamic traits and human elements. Thank your stars u voted for Imran , look what Punjab gave you- Nawaz who spends all his time plotting against Musharaf for acts done 14 years ago while the country bleeds with civilian corruption, PML-N included.

FJ Siddiqui
July 1, 2013 6:20 pm

IK is trying to resolve problems at large scale by bringing change in policy and process. He is trying to install local governments to resolve people's daily life issues.

It is the politicians who exploit people by 'solving' their 'problems' as many don't know that repair of streets and fixing broken water pipes is not the job of legislators but of the local administrators and hence there is need to have local bodies in place.

Soon KPK will set an example and people will know.

PTI local leadership, however, should improve their visibility, respond to such misleading propaganda and educate masses about right way to doing things.

Patriot
July 1, 2013 6:37 pm

This is exactly what Imran Khan was trying to tell the people of Pakistan. Ours is a messed up system, intentionally kept so by our political parties & leaders (except IK). These local problems have to be handled by the Local Bodies which PMLN has kept in abeyance for last five years. MNAs /MPAs have to do legislative work in any democracy but our political leaders do this type of politics to maintain their fiefdoms in their constituencies and also continue loot & plunder of tax payers money in the name of DEVELOPMENT FUNDS. DEVELOPMENT FUNDS MUST GO TO LOCAL BODIES & NOT TO MNAs/MPAs.

Patriot
July 1, 2013 6:42 pm

Very well said. Our people should ask the PMLN Govt to allow functioning of Local Bodies through local elections & NOT TO CONTROL LOCAL BODIES THROUGH THE COLONIAL SYSTEM OF COMMISSIONERS/DEPUTY COMMISSIONER. In all truly democratic systems, whether UK, USA, Europe a true local bodies system works. Dev Funds are kept by the PMLN Govt (like governments in other provinces) to bribe their MNAs/MPAs and allow them loot & plunder of national wealth.

Patriot
July 1, 2013 6:43 pm

This wall chalking is obviously by vested interests - Hanif Abbasi & company of ephedrine fame. DAWN should go for a balanced reporting.

Khuram
July 1, 2013 7:17 pm

The day when people shall understand that these are not the problems but their rights through the local government; that shall be dawn for them. MNAs and MPAs are not meant for these issues but for the legislation. How would people visualize legislators in the absence of law and order? Hopefully, KP Government shall open visibility and dawn to the public.

BTW - Is Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif openly available for public?

Noor
July 1, 2013 7:42 pm

can any one approach Nawaz Sharif from NA120 or for that matter from NA52 CH Nisar Ali Khan or even a state minister for these petty issues. These are the responsibilities of LB, which unfortunately this Punjab government is defying for the last 6 yrs...

By the way this reporting is total biased from dawn, IK held a party meeting that didn't get that much coverage, as this nonsense non-issue got.... yellow journalism at its best.

sana Shaikh
July 1, 2013 7:58 pm

Didn't Imran Khan visited the family after he was discharged from hospital. it was his first visit in Pakistan. He gave priority to NA-56 just when he came out of hospital bed. So why anti-PTI again. Give him some room. He is the leader of whole country not only one area. NA-65 loves him and want to see him a leader of Pak, not only one NA.

Fawad Rehman
July 1, 2013 8:40 pm

Imran Khan is more interested to solve Taliban problems then NA 56. Talibans are the ones who protects and funds PTI. So forget if Imran khan will or would represent NA 56.

Punjab Tiger
July 1, 2013 9:02 pm

Imran Khan is same like our traditional wadera and Jageerdar. They live in posh areas of large cities and win the elections from the constituencies where they never go except election time. Per constitution of Pakistan members of assembly must have an office in the constituency where they can meet general public on regular basis. This is a another violation of Pakistan constitution by Imran Khan. I request our beloved PM Nawaz Sharif please do reelection in NA-56.

Amjad Wyne
July 1, 2013 9:23 pm

Where Imran Khan is? I think I know it. He is at the same place where Nawaz Sharif and Zardari's are. All three of them have disappeared. The two individuals that are visible and also running the country (which they should not) are: Gen Kiyani and the Chief Justice Iftikhar.

Vigilant
July 1, 2013 9:25 pm

"In this area, people are faced with day-to-day problems like approval of building maps, timely lifting of garbage from outside their houses and shortage of drinking water" Aren't these problems to be solved by local government?? Which is defunct from long time & PML-N paid no attention to revive it. Me being Rawalpindi resident would never like to knock at door of MNA but would prefer to go to UC nazim. MNA suppose to solve bigger issue at national level. Removal of local government was biggest blunder by PML & PPP

Raja Islam
July 1, 2013 9:41 pm

Imran, was always arrogant and disconnected from the masses. This is what we can expect from many PTI candidates.

Shahi
July 1, 2013 9:40 pm

Well done Mr. Abbasi for this. How long ago he took the oath. We all know he just took the oath. What do you think he sould have done so for. Do you think he should build high way for you or solve all your problem by himself alone. What does your Nawaz Sharif doing so for. Give me a brack.

Israr Khan IsmailZai
July 1, 2013 10:26 pm

Really????? I live in Rawalpindi, and for the past 5 elections (that i can remember) i have never seen any of the winning candidates to visit their area, not even once. And all of a sudden Imran Khan wins from there and chalking on the walls appears, hmmmm. I wonder who is behind that.

Ali s
July 1, 2013 10:32 pm

What kind of an article is this ?

Give the guy a break ! He is recovering from a life threatening injury and already doing much more than what a normal man could have done. Give him some time so that you or those people can give a proper judgement.

Futile Article.

laraib
July 1, 2013 10:47 pm

@aisha: you nailed it :)

Jawad
July 1, 2013 10:51 pm

One is surprised and shocked that Dawn should come up with such PML(nized) articles, with no regard for journalistic norms. First the article gives the impression as if there is only one constituency in Pakistan facing a crisis of survival. How desperate the people living in NA-56 are to demand that where Imran Khan is? It seems the writer and Hanif Abbasi are more desperate than anybody else. Both the writer and Hanif Abbasi should do some research and see why the local bodies' polls have not been held in Punjab? And for Dawn, please improve the standard of your news sense.

eskay
July 1, 2013 11:45 pm

I hope Imran Khan has read this heart breaking article. And will soon take the problems of his constituencies seriously. Other wise Bye Bye PTI in elections 2018.

Gerry D'Cunha
July 2, 2013 12:04 am

our people have no patience or they get trap very soon to propaganda. wait and give him some time to settle bigger issues

Muhammad
July 2, 2013 12:53 am

I am resident of NA1 Peshawar, where we had voted to Pti leader.I just vote him on reason that he would supersede the corrupt system . A system where no one moves to MNA/MPA to solve there local issues. I was amazed to see a system in Peshawar where local residents of constituency goes to MNA to solve their issues,instead to contact with Government authority.Even in Peshawar people goes to MNA to solve their property disputes instead of Law courts.I hate this system of MNA mafia

aisha
July 2, 2013 2:02 am

@atts: i mean to say, why damn IK, when others are like that. IK is new in power. give him some time to prove himself rather than jumping the gun

Hammad
July 2, 2013 2:11 am

@Patriot: Actually local body system was introduced by Musharraf and IK's entire politics is against Musharraf. If local body system is the way (which i believe it is) then Musharraf was right all along

aaa
July 2, 2013 2:48 am

Walk chalkig. Shame on people who have written all this. Ask any doctor how long it takes to get back to work after a rib fracture or spine fracture. 6 weeks is only bed rest. At least 12 weeks to get up.

Kamran
July 2, 2013 4:48 am

Aqal kay dushman....the job of the MNA is not to sort out rubbish....build roads....etc but do better legislation assemblies in the Parliament. All these issues are related to MPAs....infact local Councillors. However, if PTI is successful in local bodies election...then punjab will have to follow which would be a great change and that is what is in his hands...and funds would have to be devolved to the lower levels. People need to think bigger but unfortunately us Pakistanis think about today not tomorrow.

Faisal Butt
July 2, 2013 4:49 am

Its not the people of Rawalpindi. Its the supporters of Hanif Abbasi who are complaining. First of all how many times Nawaz Sharif visited NA120. I am from that area and he never ever visited the area and secondly, IK never promised to come personally and resolve their local issue and that is why he wants to implement local body system. So Hanif Abbasi suporters should stop this propoganda and respect PTI's mandate.

Shahryar Shirazi
July 2, 2013 7:18 am

@Patriot: Who will make sure that the innocent people of NA-56 ( and as such over all Pakistanis) understand this ?

saeed G.
July 2, 2013 8:23 am

Let PMLN fight for there EX-MNA in Afiderin Drug Case. IK is National Pakistani leader this is wrong propaganda of PMLN against IK, did PM elected from Sargodha, Lahore and now PM is station in Pindi, did Lahore voters will say where is NSharif ?

Jahanzaib
July 2, 2013 9:26 am

People have to remember that IK has not been elected to give them personal benefits, he is the hope of the nation. The day to day problems are because of the wrong and unjust system. We have brought him to change that!

sarim hamza
July 2, 2013 9:36 am

should imran go and sit on muree road. or adress the problems at national level. what a waste of time by the writer... bring up something constructive. or in the next article ask nawaz shrif to go and sit in kalma chowk, lahore instead of dealing with country matters in islamabad.

Ali S
July 2, 2013 10:05 am

@Patriot:

Let me know when you've run out of excuses.

Syra
July 2, 2013 11:12 am

I know you wont publish this as usual but at least you can take this comment to the writer of the above article. I wonder whats so wrong with Dawn, I've been observing the biased propaganda from Dawn highlighting every trivial issue raised against IK and boasting off things and cosmetic initiatives taken by Nawaz. what makes you think that people cant notice it...what do you have for MQM and Nawaz and what else against Imran Khan/? media is supposed to be neutral and you should not be taking sides. just look at the tone of this article, its so immature and biased as you say "Hanif Abbasi has frequently warned the poeple of this area...."....don't put it here and I'm going to put it on facebook and twitter...These days only social media is being able to provide freedom OF expression to general public whereas news channels and print media like DAWN has so far provided freedom of expression to its paid fraternity and politicians only

Awaam
July 2, 2013 12:07 pm

This is what happens when you vote in for personal interest and not national interest. while we know he's dealing with bigger matters at hand, we should show some patience for the resolution of petty issues

Bangash
July 2, 2013 12:21 pm

I am not supporting any politician, but why dawn will write such undermining article about Imran Khan and not about Nawaz who has been brought by his Masters US/Saudi/Qatar for a reason. Look at his past deeds privatization of everything to the hands of foreigners. Hope our old nation will grow up one day.

Zaheer Asghar
July 2, 2013 12:31 pm

Just a simple question: Is NS approachable to the people of NA-120? Mark my words, NS will get back to his people right before 2018 elections!

As far as IK is concerned, He must visit his constituency; He is delayed because of his injury and then a long bed rest! and He will!

Omair
July 2, 2013 12:51 pm

These are things to be dealt by local bodies. PML N has not supported the local bodies only for getting popularity by this.

Omair
July 2, 2013 12:56 pm

@Asim Iqbal: Pervaiz Khattak should manage the affairs of KPK and not Imran Khan

Pakistani
July 2, 2013 3:41 pm

IK is not their to clean up the roads or to get approved maps for voters, a legislator by law ows to make legislations for the betterment and smooth working of system, which, unfortunatly every legislators has ignored in the past and the result is in front of us. Waht change has happened in RWP by the visits of Abbasi to TMA??? So, try to understand the role and duties of MNA's. They are not meant to visit TMA (like abbasi did in previous term and now taking credit), they are meant to make laws eassy so that issues like visiting TMA would not arise.

Omer
July 2, 2013 3:50 pm

"Where is Imran khan?" .... He is in our hearts.

MA
July 2, 2013 4:44 pm

elsewhere, in Karachi, people are getting killed and now with the advent of Ramadan in a few days, criminals have upped their thug tax demands. wondering where are all the law enforcement agencies, CM and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, correct me if I am wrong if he has even addressed a plan to curb the terrorism in Karachi city?

Jamshed Khan
July 2, 2013 5:05 pm

@Omer: This is the kind of approach, ie, heart over mind, that has kept us politically backward. Otherwise why would incompetent, corrupt politician would come back to power over and over again.

Umair
July 2, 2013 5:51 pm

Cleaning roads, streets and drinking water is not the work of MNA. Its the resposibility of the institution in the area who can be answerable to MPA. So this column has nothing much realistic to tell by the way

Lakhkar Khan, Pekhawar dhe khkulo khar
July 2, 2013 6:21 pm

Where is Imran Khan? Don't know but he is nowhere near reality for sure.

Anon
July 2, 2013 6:42 pm

Nice to see Dawn steadfastly maintaining its anti-PTI line... keep it up! Has work started for next week's piece?

M aslam
July 2, 2013 7:47 pm

@Talha Khali: I agree with you. He is good to provide excuses.

Salman
July 2, 2013 7:57 pm

Is Nawaz Sharif approachable by his own party workers?

vallilakhani
July 2, 2013 8:36 pm

we pray almigty give progress to country lakhani

anam
July 2, 2013 9:11 pm

A biased article.Nothing else.

Ali Shafi
July 2, 2013 10:38 pm

What PMLN Govt. has done till now ? Till now after their Govt. 200-300 people have been killed in Bomb attacks and terrorist activities or may be more and they have still not addressed this issue which is the major issue of Pakistan due to which our economy is going down and country's reputation too :(

shabut
July 2, 2013 11:33 pm

All I can say is that, what an illogical and out of the context article.

observer
July 3, 2013 12:26 am

IK is just playing with people's minds, he lacks sincerity towards innocent people. He has shown a very biased personality in his entire career. He never owned Seeta White after proving guilty by the DNA report and court verdicts.

fahad
July 3, 2013 3:03 am

“In this area, people are faced with day-to-day problems like approval of building maps, timely lifting of garbage from outside their houses and shortage of drinking water. I think Imran Khan is too big a politician for these small problems,” Approval of building maps is not the responsibility of MNA. People should contact the relevant authorities like Cantonment board Rawalpindi or TMA etc.

Waleed
July 3, 2013 6:26 am

So you agree that there is no difference between IK and NS and for that matter AZ. Pakistanio do you still think that anybody living in bungalows spread over acres will perceive your problems and will serve as your advocate.

Razi
July 3, 2013 6:58 am

Newspapers should be teaching people what is right and wrong. We elect Senators, MNAs and MPAs to make laws and this is their only job. Not clean roads. This is the job of Executive. MNA MPA should not indulge in Executive matters. They should be making good laws. They are legislatures and supposed to make legislations. Parliament should pass a law that No development funds should be given to Senators, MNAs & MPAs. Lets join the civilized world by making this change.

Shahid Chaudhry
July 3, 2013 7:37 am

It seems that the reporter of this news is totally biased and spoke person of Hanif Abbasi. Whereas the reporter should be unbiased and should be present facts and truths. INAMULLAH KHATTAK seems to distorting all the facts and blame on Khan on the basis of Hanif Abbasi's views. Is it journalism??? Dawn News is a best newspaper but the reporters like that is not proper for Dawn News. He highlighted the problems which were not direct concerned to MNA or Khan or it's not responsibilty of Khan, it's directly related to the city administration. I hope sext time the reporter get training in journalist field before reporting. Best Regards; Shahid Chaudhry.

farhan
July 3, 2013 9:35 am

imran khan has to be blame here... any politican ran on multiple constituencies should be held responsible for by-elections costs and expenditures. imran khan wasted public tax money , who told imran khan to stand on multiple seats...... he is no different than any other pakistani politican. its true that local bodies admistrations should take care the constituents grievances but in the absence of those institutions our elected represented should deal the day to day affairs... topi drama for naya pakistan slogan.

Mir
July 3, 2013 10:54 am

Dawn is keeping this story in the forefront for sometime now, longer then any other story less favorable to Dawn I must say I have ever seen. Their servitude is commendable.

mir saifullah
July 3, 2013 11:10 am

Be patient. let him settle down major problems.Do not start blaming him. Bear with him.I think he is fully aware of all problems and he will handle them.

Zain
July 3, 2013 11:22 am

biased dawn?

Iqbal khan
July 3, 2013 11:53 am

Busy saving talbans from drones attacks.

Muhammad Farooq
July 3, 2013 11:56 am

The reason is that the election laws in our country allow a candidate to run for the polls from so many constituencies simultaneously which is wrong and wasting of time and money and also a joke with voters. If the law is changed then the candidate will file papers only from his actual constituency and will also have to attend his voters. Dr.Kadir Khan has filed a petition in the court in this regard. Let us pray for its success.

Umair Ch
July 3, 2013 1:08 pm

At-least a single time IK should visit that area, the people who voted him against HA.I agreed that he is too busy in big problems of KPK and others but he must should also listen the voice of people of Rwp and make them satisfy.

M.Aswad Mehtab
July 3, 2013 1:40 pm

Toady All Faisalabad traders are Protesting via displaying banners against PMLn whom the voted for , and they are saying PPP was better ... so how about an article on that ? Khan who is still not recovered and not even related to the tasks mentioned in the post like road cleaning etc. this looks like Hanif abassi sponsored post only ...

Gohar
July 3, 2013 3:21 pm

Yes because Dawn aka Tabloid magazine is turning into another GEO tv (read: sensational news). What ever happened to the gold old days of solid journalism. Is that not existent in pakistan anymore?

Oh and about the wall chalk... dude its been barely a month... ! you expect one guy to turn aropund the country after decades of abuse by the military, mullahs and religious nutcases...! lol Looks like our Pakistani massess and by the looks of it our news (Dawn, Geo) still have considerable maturing to do...

Adam Suriya
July 3, 2013 6:58 pm

Although i do not agree with the article ,becoz cleaning roads and etc etc is not the responsibility of an MNA ,but do agree with the topic that where is Imran Khan ?? we have not seen IK any where near peshawar with his people and there is no single statement for the people of karachi who have voted for PTI despite several threats from bhai jamat . And as a young voter i am totally disappointed with what happening in the country after election.

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