Imran Khan (C), chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, gestures to his supporters during the Freedom March in Islamabad August 16, 2014 — Reuters Photo
PTI chief Imran Khan. — File photo
Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahirul Qadri. — AFP
PTI chief Imran Khan (R) gestures upon his arrival at a rally in Islamabad on August 15, 2014. — Photo by AFP

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said he will continue to lead protests in Islamabad along with thousands of his supporters until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down.

Will Imran and his party manage to shake the government enough to consider some of their demands? Will the government send its emissaries to Imran? Or is PTI looking to reject dialogue with the government altogether?

How will Tahirul Qadri and activists of his Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) approach the situation?

Follow our updates on the ongoing political fix and read on Friday's political happens here.

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2014-08-17 01:57:49

Imran Khan promises Sunday will be “final round”
 Imran Khan addresses the crowd.— AFP photo
Imran Khan addresses the crowd.— AFP photo

Imran Khan tells his supporters that Sunday will be a very significant day in the history of Pakistan.

He asked participants of the sit-in to gear-up for the “final round”.

Imran said nothing less than the resignation of the premier of the country would be acceptable.

2014-08-17 00:58:22

Qadri announces 48 hour deadline
 PAT chief Tahirul Qadri addresses revolution march
PAT chief Tahirul Qadri addresses revolution march

Addressing his revolution march, Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri gave a deadline of 48 hours for the government to dissolve itself.He said after the deadline, the public would decide the fate of the rulers.“Revolution is the need of each and every family in Pakistan. My struggle for revolution is for 180 million people,” he said.Qadri also demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign and surrender before the police.

2014-08-16 23:41:50

Things will improve in a few days: Siraj-ul-Haq
 File photo shows Jamaat-i-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq. — Photo by INP
File photo shows Jamaat-i-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq. — Photo by INP

Jamaat-i-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq has predicted that the situation will be normalized soon.

Talking to DawnNews, he termed long march as an opportunity of joy for “depressed masses”.

The JI chief said that no heed should be paid to those predicting turbulence.

“Political figures are working to calm the situation down and everything will be fine in the next few days,” he added.

2014-08-16 23:18:18

Rent, prices of food items climb in dharna-hit Islamabad

2014-08-16 23:12:46

For PM Nawaz, it's business as usual
 File Photo of PM Nawaz Sharif
File Photo of PM Nawaz Sharif

Seemingly undeterred by two powerful sit-ins being staged by PTI and PAT in Islamabad, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is holding routine official meetings at the Prime Minister House.

In this regard, today Sharif chaired a meeting of Joint China Commission, where he directed officials concerned to immediately start work on Karachi-Lahore Motorway.

— Mateen Haider

2014-08-16 22:58:41

Dharna amid heavy showers

2014-08-16 22:35:10

PTI workers break gate at Sports Complex

2014-08-16 21:47:39

Spot the PTI leaders

 — Imran Khan speaks as senior party leaders look on
— Imran Khan speaks as senior party leaders look on
2014-08-16 21:23:52

Qadri’s supporters outnumber Imran’s

 AFP file photo of PTI supporters
AFP file photo of PTI supporters

While it is difficult to put a figure to the exact number of participants at the PTI and PAT rallies, police and journalists on the ground said that Tahirulk Qadri supporters in Islamabad outnumber those of Imran Khan.

On Saturday evening, DawnNews reporter Irfan Haider said the Pakistan Awami Tehreek supporters were better organised and had made provision for food and shelter. Most of them are from rural Punjab, with a large number from Jhang, but a generous estimate of the total number is about 12,000. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf supporters have an urban demographic, with the maximum number of supporters at about 10,000.

The Associated Press quoting police officials on the ground early Saturday evening reported that nearly 35,000 people were present at Qadri's rally and 25,000 at Khan's.

Both Khan and Qadri have vowed to bring 1 million followers into the streets of Islamabad, a city of roughly 1.7 million inhabitants.

AFP said that of the million promised in Islamabad by Khan and Qadri, just thousands remained in the capital by Saturday evening.

2014-08-16 21:05:54

Fast bowlers don't have patience, says Imran

2014-08-16 21:04:16

The tsunami can go to PM House: Imran

 — screengrab of Imran addressing sit-in participants
— screengrab of Imran addressing sit-in participants

Imran is back to address the crowd gathered at Aabpara for a sit-in.

“The tsunami that started in Lahore can go to Parliament House and Prime Minister’s House,” he said.

Addressing Chaudhry Nisar that there is a time limit on our patience. “Nisar, your conscience tells you that Nawaz has not won the election fairly. You must also be aware that the prime minister who keeps his money outside the country… where does this money come from?”

2014-08-16 20:52:42

Suicide bombers planning to attack Islamabad protest rallies, warns Nisar

The country’s top intelligence agencies say terrorists are planning to carry out suicide attacks on protest rallies in Islamabad, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan told reporters today.

"Two suicide bombers are known to have entered,” Nisar told a press conference. “Their aim is to target PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf) and PAT (Pakistan Awami Tehreek) rallies.”

The information is based on reports from "the country’s top-most military intelligence agencies", he said.

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2014-08-16 20:12:17

Imran vows to stay at the sit-in venue all night with supporters

2014-08-16 20:09:57

Nawaz never played a cricket match till the umpire was on his side: Imran

 — Imran Khan addressed supporters in Islamabad
— Imran Khan addressed supporters in Islamabad

The PTI Chairman alleged that Nawaz Sharif “never played a cricket match in Gym Khana till his umpires were appointed”.

“He has done the same in election. He has the same attitude towards judges,” Imran told supporters.

But now the Pakistani nation has made its decision, he said.

2014-08-16 20:02:38

This crowd is the largest I have seen: Imran Khan

 — screengrab of Imran addressing supporters
— screengrab of Imran addressing supporters

Imran remarked that the crowd gathered for his sit-in is overwhelmingly large.

“When I entered Pindi, I saw a sea of people. What is 1 million people? I have never seen so many people,” he said.

He promised to make the country financially strong.

“You will not need to line up for visas at US embassies. You will not need to run to Dubai in search of jobs. Citiziens of Pakistan will make money here, he said.

2014-08-16 19:55:14

No deal between us and govt: Imran

PTI Chairman in his address to participants of the sit-in said, “There is no deal made between the PTI and government.”

“What could I want? What could Nawaz offer me?”

2014-08-16 19:47:57

Imran Khan addresses the crowd

Imran looked up to the skies and said, “God we are ready. You can test us in any way you want.”

2014-08-16 18:38:08

Imran says he will not go home till Nawaz resigns

Speaking to media representatives, the PTI chief said he will not go to his residence in Bani Gala and will spend the night with his supporters.

“I will not go home until the resignation of Nawaz Sharif,” he said.

Imran also called for the immediate resignation of Shahbaz Sharif and said that a government that had come to power through rigged elections had no legal standing.

He said that those involved in rigging should be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution.

2014-08-16 18:15:56

Tahirul Qadri presents his charter of demands

Addressing his supporters, Qadri was presented the PAT’s charter of demands.

1) Resignation of Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, their governments as well as the arrests of the Sharif brothers in accordance with the law. He also called for the addition of the names of Sharif brothers to the exit control list so that they cannot leave the country.

2) He also called for the dissolution of the national and provincial assemblies and said the assemblies had people who did not meet constitutional requirements listed in Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution

3) He called for the formation of a national government which works on the project of thorough democratic reforms in the country

4) He called for the accountability of all corrupt individuals

5) Qadri called for free medical care for those who could not afford it.

6) He also called for free education for all so that no child is left without an education.

7) He further called for the state to ensure that the country’s women are financially independent.

2014-08-16 17:59:46

I forgive the Gullu Butt of Islamabad: Tahirul Qadri

During his speech, Tahirul Qadri spotted an apparent trouble maker in the crowd who had a pistol on him.

The crowd brought the man to Qadri who took the pistol away from him and then embraced the man.

He advised them man not to engage in unlawful activity, saying he had forgiven the Gullu Butt of Islamabad.

The whole scene gave the air of a farce.

2014-08-16 17:56:26

Tahirul Qadri calls for due process of law against Nawaz, Shahbaz

Addressing his supporters in Islamabad, Tahirul Qadri said that a case was being registered against Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif over the Model Town tragedy.

He added that now it was up to the police to either follow the due process and register an FIR or suffer the consequences.

He further invoked the memory of his 14 supporters who died in the Model Town tragedy of June 17 and asked if the law of the country would avenge the killings.

Qadri requested all shopkeepers in the area to open their shops so people can go about their business and purchase things from them.

I guarantee all shopkeepers that none of my supporters will cause harm and if there’s any harm done I will pay for it.

2014-08-16 17:21:46

Blast from the past: When Nawaz offered Imran to join his party

2014-08-16 16:33:25

Video: Qadri says our struggle for revolution will be peaceful

2014-08-16 16:22:46

PTI leaders meet to discuss demands, deadlines

A consultative meeting of the PTI chaired by party chief Imran Khan is under way.

Javed Hashmi, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other senior party leaders are partaking in the consultation.

The meeting is discussing the demands and the deadlines that PTI will be putting forth when the party begins its protest sit-in. — Reported by Sohail Iqbal Bhatti

2014-08-16 16:05:30

Islamabad police on a Saturday afternoon

2014-08-16 15:31:00

'Protest should stay within the law'

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar says the protest should be held within the parameters of the law.

Speaking at a press conference alongside Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, Sarwar said that all political stakeholders, including the army, agree that there should not be any unconstitutional moves.

He said that MQM chief Altaf Hussain and Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad are trying to resolve matters between the parties.

2014-08-16 15:28:18

Govt preparing to negotiate with PTI, PAT

2014-08-16 14:56:28

Supporters of Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad

Supporters of Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad on August 16, 2014. — Photo by AFP
Supporters of Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad on August 16, 2014. — Photo by AFP
2014-08-16 14:43:55

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2014-08-16 14:41:30

Govt and Azadi marchers

2014-08-16 14:26:52

Qadri announces "love for every human soul"

A supporter of Tahirul Qadri adorns her forehead with the word “Inqilab”. — Photo by Reuters
A supporter of Tahirul Qadri adorns her forehead with the word “Inqilab”. — Photo by Reuters

Calling for “love for every human soul,” Tahirul Qadri told his supporters that the democratic revolution that the PAT was seeking had no room for violence.

"Our revolution is democratic and has no room for militancy and terrorism," the PAT chief said.

Qadri said he and his party rejected violence and wanted peace.

"We are non-violent and believe in a non-violent revolution," he said, directing his supporters that if anyone is seen to be carrying arms, they shouldn't allow them to enter the crowd of PAT activists and supporters.

2014-08-16 14:07:58

The revolution won't take much longer: Tahirul Qadri

PAT chief Tahirul Qadri. — File photo
PAT chief Tahirul Qadri. — File photo

Addressing a crowd of supporters in Islamabad, PAT chief Tahirul Qadri said the revolution will not take much longer.

He congratulated the nation on the so-called revolution in the country, adding that he would not move from the venue until the country experiences a revolution.

Qadri said he would present his party's charter of demands at 4 pm.

He said it was only after 11 pm that he and his marchers were permitted to enter Islamabad and promised his supporters that he will not abandon them and will not leave the venue until a revolution was set in motion.

2014-08-16 13:58:37

Video: Imran Khan's address to the participants of long march in Islamabad

2014-08-16 13:37:22

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2014-08-16 13:30:14

Political dramas should end now: Ahsan Iqbal

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal. — File photo
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal. — File photo

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that everyone had witnessed the turnout rate at Imran Khan’s long march.

Speaking to DawnNews in a television interview, the minister said the country was presently in a state of war, adding that political dramas should end now. He said people were facing immense problems due to marches and protests.

Iqbal said the PTI should not test the patience of the people any further.

He said the PML-N was prepared to approach Imran if the need arose.

2014-08-16 13:16:10

Pomi Butt released on bail

Pomi Butt smiles as he appears in the court of a judicial magistrate today. — Photo by Iqbal Mirza
Pomi Butt smiles as he appears in the court of a judicial magistrate today. — Photo by Iqbal Mirza

A judicial magistrate in Gujranwala accepted bail pleas of nine PML-N activists, including Pomi Butt, who had allegedly attacked PTI activists travelling in the Azadi march.

The magistrate ordered their release after the submission of surety bonds worth Rs 100,000 by each person.

Salman Khalid Butt alias Pomi Butt, who is a brother of PML-N MPA Imran Khalid Butt, had allegedly attacked PTI activists travelling in a caravan towards Islamabad. Following accusations of planning the clash between PML-N and PTI, Butt had offered himself for arrest before the police.

He was presented today in the court of the judicial magistrate amidst tight security arrangements during which the police requested that the nine defendants be sent on a 14-day judicial remand.

Judicial magistrate Rana Sheheryar accepted surety bonds of Butt, Liaquat Ali, Malik Fayyaz, Abdul Hameed, Waseem Yaqoob, Sajjad Ahmed, Aijaz Ahmed, Babar Ali and Malik llyas, and subsequently ordered their release.

Speaking to media representatives outside the court, Butt said it had been proven in court today that he was innocent. — Reported by Iqbal Mirza

2014-08-16 12:40:32

No backchannel between govt, PTI: Irfan Siddiqui

Prime Minister's Special Assistant on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui has said no backchannel talks were under way between the government and the PTI.

“No one has been formally mandated to hold any talks,” he said, adding that matters needed to be resolved in accordance with the law.

In a telephone interview with DawnNews, Siddiqui said that while Imran had the right to demand Nawaz’s resignation, the prime minister had the right to decide whether or not to resign.

“The PML-N has the majority in Parliament which has chosen Nawaz as the prime minister,” Siddiqui said.

He added that Imran’s demand for the dissolution of the Election Commission of Pakistan was absurd.

“It is as absurd as calling for the dissolution of the Supreme Court,” he said.

Pakistan has a Constitution and laws and all demands made by any individual or party must go through that sieve otherwise it will become the law of the jungle in the country, Siddiqui said.

2014-08-16 12:13:10

Tahirul Qadri's supporters at Zero Point

The image shows PAT supporters taking shelter under the bridge at Zero Point. — Photo by Irfan Haider
The image shows PAT supporters taking shelter under the bridge at Zero Point. — Photo by Irfan Haider
2014-08-16 11:55:54

Video: PTI leaders addressing activists in Islamabad earlier

2014-08-16 11:49:22

Islamabad police stops PAT activists from setting up high stage in Red Zone

Islamabad Police has stopped the supporters of Tahirul Qadri from setting up a high stage in the capital’s Red Zone area.

A number of PAT activists and supporters are currently in the Red Zone area.

A stage was being set up in the area that houses sensitive buildings and installations but the police has directed PAT workers to halt the activity.

2014-08-16 11:20:31

A PTI supporter in Islamabad

The image shows a PTI supporter standing on the roof of a vehicle in Islamabad. — Photo by Irfan Haider
The image shows a PTI supporter standing on the roof of a vehicle in Islamabad. — Photo by Irfan Haider
2014-08-16 11:18:40

A leadership out of touch?

2014-08-16 11:03:11

PTI leaders in Islamabad

PTI leaders Asad Umer, Arif Alvi and Shireen Mazari. — Photo by Irfan Haider
PTI leaders Asad Umer, Arif Alvi and Shireen Mazari. — Photo by Irfan Haider
2014-08-16 10:37:03

I expect the political situation to improve: Sirajul Haq

Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq says he is expecting that the political situation will improve.

He said the JI has advised both parties to arrive at a middle-ground and an agreement of sorts.

Siraj added that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was also engaged in mediation efforts and he will be meeting its leaders soon.

2014-08-16 10:17:41

One doesn't become PM by holding a big rally: Rana Sanaullah

PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah has said that Imran Khan shouldn’t think that just because he has managed to hold a big rally, he has become the country’s prime minister.

“No one becomes the country’s prime minister through a rally,” Sanaullah said, adding that if the PTI chief was sincere about holding discussions with the government, the premier would be happy to meet Imran at Bani Gala.

Sanaullah further said that if Imran really believed the elections to be rigged, he should call for the dissolution of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly first.

The PML-N leader said Imran should understand that nothing real could materialise from rallies and the PTI chief should sit down for talks with the government.

Sanaullah also said that he was accepting Imran’s challenge, adding that his party could manage to put together a bigger crowd if it had 10 days to do so.

He added that the PTI chief’s demands were unconstitutional.

2014-08-16 10:16:26

PTI activists: Images from Friday night

2014-08-16 09:46:51

Saad Rafique denounces Imran's demand for Nawaz resignation

PML-N leader and federal minister Saad Rafique has denounced Imran's demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a mid-term election in the country.

The federal minister said that if Imran had any reasonable demands to make, he should start visiting the Parliament where these would be heeded by the elected representatives of the people.

Rafique said approaching the issue through street protests and sit-ins was erroneous on part of the PTI chief.

2014-08-16 09:35:07

Imran trying to derail democracy: Marvi Memon

Marvi Memon, a PML-N member of parliament and spokeswoman, says Imran Khan had ignored constitutional routes to address his grievances.

She said Imran ignored all constitutional routes, including an offer by Nawaz to set up a judicial commission to investigate rigging allegations.

“All his efforts are undemocratic and unconstitutional and an effort to derail democracy,” she said.

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Akhter
Aug 16, 2014 09:39am
I wish i was there ! You're making us proud !
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shoukat
Aug 16, 2014 09:39am
election rigging investigations can only be done tribunal so setting up commission is also unconstitutional. Marvi memo plz convey my message to prime minister who seems to have no clue about constitution.
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shoaib khan
Aug 16, 2014 09:44am
Imran khan is no friend of Pakistan, a man without any vision for the country. I am still waiting for him to fulfill his promise to end corruption in KPK. He has proven to be a disruptive force for pakistan, even though I am not a big fan of Shareef brothers.
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Iftikhar Ali khan
Aug 16, 2014 09:52am
Dear Imran Khan you have been advocating that leader take risks and make bold decision. As you claim that you have support from all corners of country. very good. Announce the construction of kala bagh dam repeat kala bagh dam. you are going to make a new Pakistan . this is the right time to announce it. otherwise, you are a jealous khan & power hungry. from. Iftikhar Ali khan Canada.
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ASLAM
Aug 16, 2014 09:53am
IK: Let us say Sharif leaves and you become prime minister after elections. Do you think it would be legitimate to call for early elections and demand for your resignation by marching to Islamabad? You will have to face PPP and PMLN this time. Go back home and don't put poor peoples lives in harms way. Take some rest so that you could think rationally. People have seen your picture with Musharaf.
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Iftikhar Ali khan
Aug 16, 2014 09:53am
Dear Imran Khan you have been advocating that leader take risks and make bold decision. As you claim that you have support from all corners of country. very good. Announce the construction of kala bagh dam repeat kala bagh dam. you are going to make a new Pakistan . this is the right time to announce it. otherwise, you are a jealous khan & power hungry. from. Iftikhar Ali khan Canada.
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ahed
Aug 16, 2014 09:59am
After having a good night sleep , lets start khawaring the whole nation again , please forgive us , live and let live.
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Rahela
Aug 16, 2014 10:16am
What does it mean we will continue the sit in on Saturday afternoon??? It sounds more like a joke.
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Tariq
Aug 16, 2014 10:22am
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.". Good Luck IK!
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Nerry
Aug 16, 2014 10:33am
IK should wait for the next election and NS should complete its term...by holding a rally nothing is achived
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Kazmis
Aug 16, 2014 10:37am
People say "PM can not resign on gun point". But how? The gun is that thing which make people decide in its favor. The London pressure compelled the Gov to allow marcher to invade Islamabad. In the name of safety world forces residing in diplomatic enclave may push PM to go.
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Ally
Aug 16, 2014 10:40am
I wish to see ONE MILLION marchers.
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Aslam
Aug 16, 2014 10:43am
Well Done Imran .Not only Pakistanis whole the world is with you to get reid of Saudi Monarcy
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Syed
Aug 16, 2014 10:44am
Go nawaz go. Its time.
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Murad Maqbool
Aug 16, 2014 10:48am
The Ministers of the present Govt. & opposition parties should leave the situation of Islamabad on the discretion of people of Pakistan as they reached Islamabad on their own will and despite of hard weather conditions and inappropriate arrangements for sits-in the people are willing to see change in political setup.
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Talha
Aug 16, 2014 10:50am
There is no democracy so how can it derail? Imran Khan hasn't slept for over 40 hours now and has a fever of 102. If IK was self interested then he would not have gone through this. I don't think Nawaz Sharif can work so hard like IK because NS is used to living a luxurious lifestyle. IK doesn't care about his health but his supporters want him fully fit because he has to play a long innings so they want him to regroup himself and start the Dharnaa from afternoon with the huge support he has gathered in Islamabad.
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zain
Aug 16, 2014 10:53am
IK went to his residence for rest after speech.What a joke with his party workers and this nation.
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a.g.habib
Aug 16, 2014 10:55am
To Imran everything is cricket. Some one should tell him there are other games as well.Football is more popular in the world. In cricket shortest career is that of a fast baller; the player has to accept decision of the umpire. Also popular in Pakistan is kabbadi which Imran is now playing
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Sarah
Aug 16, 2014 11:10am
Interesting comments. Particularly like Rana Sanaullah's: "if Imran really believed the elections to be rigged, he should call for the dissolution of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly first."
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Asif Raza
Aug 16, 2014 11:28am
I live in Islamabad and I went out last night to see the marchers. Spent almost 2 hours out. It was raining and it was cold. For a 25 year old, I thought this cold might kill me or atleast send me to hospital if I stay longer outside. I hope that people on the sight dont have any serious health condition by now.
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Lucky Star
Aug 16, 2014 11:32am
Long is a waste of people's time! IK, you have to admit, you felt lost in the senate and that's why you are not going to senate sessions. If you cannot handle senator's job then you cannot handle PM job.
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riz
Aug 16, 2014 11:34am
Well said Marvi Memon!
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H Chaudhry
Aug 16, 2014 11:36am
About 30,000-40,000 at most. Looks like complete failure in Punjab yet again for Mr. Khan. Gujranwala love you :)
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Ahmer
Aug 16, 2014 11:43am
Let MNS resign and then talk.
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Zaid
Aug 16, 2014 11:47am
Imran Khan posing with his arms aloft and gelled back hair gelled back reminds me of Bob Geldof's fascist Pink from the The Wall movie.
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Arif Aslam Khan
Aug 16, 2014 11:51am
The Azadi March ended early this morning, protest will start from today, as simple as that.
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Kaleem
Aug 16, 2014 12:08pm
The fact that Imran khan could not gather more than 50K people despite claiming the target of 1 million highlights how he opts to remain away from reality. People would think, How we can trust his claim to change the fate of this country? Coming to practicality, Local body elections have not been conducted in KPK in 15 months, IK said he will do that in 3 months. The govt system works same as before. See how much they spent on education, health and development projects in past 15 months. This guy needs to redefine his party objectives, the current agitation will leave an anarchist impression on PTI. He has 4 precious years to deliver in KPK. This can be a wonderful competition between federal govt and KPK govt, it is in best interest of Pakistan to give 4 years to these parties.
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Kaleem
Aug 16, 2014 12:23pm
Yesterday, I posted my 4 questions for PTI friends and I did not receive any single answer. I re-post here with few additions: 1) One of 4 constituencies being asked by IK is NA-122 where he competed with Ayaz Sadiq. Total Number of polling stations in NA-122 is 284. Out of 284, IK questioned only 11 polling stations (and gave clean chit to 273). What happened next? PTI filed petition and Ayaz sadiq took it to LHC. The court summoned IK 8 times before giving him a final warning. Eventually, IK appeared in court on May 7, 2014 and the case is still pending (the petition was filed on 17 June, 2013). (Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-267187-Rigging-in-NA-122---hard-facts-behind-conflicting-narratives) 2) Also, Please tell us the outcome of NA-110, it is also one of 4 constituencies IK has been complaining all year along. It was Khawaja asif vs Dar, Tribunal has declared Khawaja asif winner and fined Dar for using delay tactics. 3) If the elections were rigged, Why PTI filed just 58 petitions out of 268. They also must tell us that 38 of 58 petitions have been resolved & not a single PTI NA seat has increased. 4) PTI MNAs and MPAs must return salaries for past 14 months before they ask to dissolve assemblies. Do you agree? Each MNA gets 2.5 lac approx. in salaries and other allowances, 33 PTI MNAs got 2.5 lac each, for 14 months, that's around 12 crore. Source: www.fafen.org/site/v5/publications/421_Tribunal Report - July 2014.pdf
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Muhammad Riyaz
Aug 16, 2014 12:23pm
Does Imran Khan really have the capability, infinitudes, accountability, soberness, maturity and leadership qualities a PM of Pakistan should have? He was a play boy when he was a student in Oxford and when he was a Cricket Player. His current behavior in Politics did not upgrade his Political status, as a matter of fact it went down. As I know throw media he could not apeal the masses of Pakistan as he was expecting. He claimed to have a One Milliom March, but according to NEWS, only 100,000 people are gathered with him. Now in rain and thunder storm he left his supporters in open and went to his comfortable house contrary to his promise to his supporters to stay with them, eat with them, sleep with them, etc. I think Mr. Nawaz Shareef and his team has defeated Imran Khan badly. Alas, I wish Imran Khan might have listened to the matured and honest people such as JI's Siraj Ul Haq and would not be self knocked out.
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Nazir Ahmed
Aug 16, 2014 12:29pm
Drama is over.
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Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
Aug 16, 2014 12:36pm
I really fell sorry for PM Mian Nawaz Sharif who is entangled in worst possible situation in his life. I wonder less and ponder more as to why did he fail to properly gauge the situation since months back wind started blowing against him? Imran in particular and Dr Qadri in general had shown their anger against PM and had he taken some concrete steps in the right direction then neither PTI or PAT had embarked upon uprooting him but alas he just ignored both of them and the result is that both of them are knocking at PM door. I wish the situation be normalized in the best interest of Pakistan, aameen. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat / Kuwait / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.co,m
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Hamid
Aug 16, 2014 12:50pm
They all were in an utter state of denial,were not ready to accept the votes of the people who cast these for NS.Reality is bitter but accept it now,please!
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Hamood Ahmad
Aug 16, 2014 12:54pm
What Imran Khan is asking for will result in nothing but chaos and more confusion among general public. Senior political leadership should now train their followers to respect state institutions such as Parliament, Courts, Election Commission. Today if Imran Khan will achieve something by bypassing the Parliament, people will start to believe that they can achieve their extra-constitutional demands by similar protests in the Capital of the Country. Imran Khan, if is a patriotic leader should work with his full effort in the empowerment of Parliament and for electoral reforms in future elections. Last elections now have become past. We have to move on from this point, remembering the mistakes of past.
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Ahmed
Aug 16, 2014 12:59pm
The question is how can we allow a corrupt and inefficient person to hold the post of PM when he refused to conduct an inquiry on four seats as earlier demanded by PTI. What could possibly went wrong when a very simple and a reasonable demand of PTI were accepted by PML-N. I think an in-house change or mid-term elections is necessary...
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:00pm
May be in future we can institutionalize SIT IN as the way to change governments. I expected more civilization from Imran Khan.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:02pm
@Kaleem Poor 50K people who suffered for NOTHING. They could have been working, being with their families etc.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:05pm
Imran Khan has gotten himself deep into negative politics. It is sad for Pakistan for we had potentially a good leader in him. We have lost him. I like fair politics in Pakistan. I am not alone. I am sure majority of Pakistanis want just that. I for one will never trust his intentions or ability anymore.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:08pm
My dear Imran Khan the route to PM house is via elections.We barely got there. Do not rock the boat. Understand that and and go home for now you will NEVER get there.
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Muhammad
Aug 16, 2014 01:08pm
May Allah S.W. bless our country and save us from corrupt rulers and political parties.. Unfortunately everyone is looking into their interest either ruler or opposition.. No one cares about common people.. Nawaz govt always come with huge controversies.. PPP govt always full of corruption... Imran Khan and all other political parties are just looking into their vested interested.. Nawaz govt is worst in all the scenario.. These ill politicians make it sure that this country can only be run by Army and they are not capable to do anything except fighting and looting and working for their own interest..
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:12pm
In the history of Pakistan we have voted many government in but it was always some do good self proclaimed savior who ousted them for us. First time we completed the cycle by voting one government out and voting another in. Here arrives another savior to to oust this one for us.
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Harmony
Aug 16, 2014 01:16pm
May you achieve your goals of electoral reforms and rigging free elections.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:16pm
Imran Khan may be you just don't get it. Democracy can only be learned by practice and repeated practice. Please allow us to practice for we have just started it after decades of follies. The quality of democracy will improve only with time. There are NO shortcuts to it.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:20pm
The first elected parliament of 1956 did not consist of angels. Had we allowed election after election, by now the percentage of decent people would by very high although may be never 100 percent. That would have been good enough. The mistake was to get impatient and derail the process. IK, are you not making the same mistake?
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:24pm
Please take my word for it I am not a Sharif supporter. In fact I am your supporter. I, however, will not support you for a wrong thing. You are in the bad company and your actions are taking the country backwards. Please stop it.
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Talha
Aug 16, 2014 01:25pm
Why isn't Dawn posting my comment? Only anti PTI comments allowed here, I guess.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:25pm
I look at your triumphant pose in the picture. I wish you had posed like that after winning the election. Right now it is very hollow.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 01:27pm
IK your wrong decisions and actions are making Sharifs look much better than they really are. Are really not able to see that?
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abdullah
Aug 16, 2014 01:33pm
Is there somebody to take care for our brothers and sisters in KPK....Plz do somethingggggg..
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Ahmed USA
Aug 16, 2014 01:38pm
Imran Khan may be a nice guy but he is certainly not cut out for politics...specially dirty politics which is sadly the norm nowadays...IK knows how to rally and muster support even for a total non-sense agenda...what he needs is expertise and not robber barrons around him who advises him and on whom he depends for day to day running odf his party...PTI needs traction by re-defining its mission and goals...so that it can truly be called Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf instead of Punjab Tehreek e Insaf...
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Usman A. Latif
Aug 16, 2014 01:43pm
In a society captured by criminal and corrupt mafias that stand united to protect each other, the people who suffer the most remain divided to set their priorities. The government has had two advantages/successes: 1. They created an air of fear and uncertainty to reduce the number of people actively participating in the march. 2. The weather has been unfavorable. It started to rain yesterday .. and according to forecast it is going to continue for another day or two. .. In mu opinion, PTI can gather a hundred thousand people in small town jalsas, they will manage a good crowd here as well. (A *reality check* for those sitting in air conditioned rooms)... Next time you hear of arms of a 12 year old being chopped off by a land lord, a 15 year old girl setting fire to herself in front of the court room as her abuser is set free without charges, or, a mother committing suicide with 5 kids whom she could not feed, or an PMA coming to police station in broad day light with guns, beating the SHO and taking with him a known drug smuggler, or see videos of Law minister taking bribes etc. etc. Say a prayer for the system that must not be derailed ...lest the people who commit these crimes be put to justice.
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Najeeb
Aug 16, 2014 02:12pm
@Kaleem Imran Khan can and will deliver in KPK but now the point is ELECTION REFORMS and PUNISHMENT for those who were involved in rigging
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Najeeb
Aug 16, 2014 02:13pm
People in the Election fraud need to be punished first before we move from ZERO point
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Emad
Aug 16, 2014 02:14pm
My car got hit by reckless driving by Punjab police bus last night in Islamabad. Who will pay for damages who will give justice, imran does not care, Shabaz sharif .... Or the useless police ...nawab sharif sb who do I go to for justice and complaint against the police.
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Tanvir Afgan
Aug 16, 2014 02:19pm
Steadfastness and moral courage will prevail against the trader monarchy from Lahore
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Mazhar, Layyah
Aug 16, 2014 02:19pm
feadalism will never finish capitalism will go on. fundamentalism will never finish extremism will go on marches will never finish deals will go on poverty will never finish corruption will go on change will never come protests will go on Sorry to say, this is about Pakistan
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Sunil
Aug 16, 2014 02:19pm
A democratically elected, independent and powerful government in pakistan, is in favor of India and peaceful and stable South Asia. Unfortunate that enemies of pakistan are in pakistan itself. Why these people want to topple a democratically elected mandate got government ?? Seems like just another effort to create instability and ruckus in pakistan. I guess some powers are there, who don't want pakistan going on democratic and stable future. pakistani media and people of pakistan must understand and fail these people. My best wishes !!
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M.Saeed
Aug 16, 2014 02:27pm
Cattle never die on demands of hungry crows!
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Talat Haque
Aug 16, 2014 02:31pm
Sheep - being led to a new slaughter - sheep and wolves in sheep clothing
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Ahmed USA
Aug 16, 2014 02:31pm
Media should wake up and have some courage to ask Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri as to why their respective family members are kept away from leading these marches from the front row...whereas poor and ignorant folks including women, children and elderly are asked daily to offer sacrifices and consequently put themselves in harm
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abdullah
Aug 16, 2014 02:32pm
Loseerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..Couldnt even gather more than 15k people..And he says a million march.people have seen you in KPK so they dont wana waste time..
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khattak
Aug 16, 2014 02:39pm
Sorry I had a room booked at Marriott and didn't want to pay cancellation fees plus the food at Marriott is awesome!
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Sajjad Haider
Aug 16, 2014 02:50pm
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Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
Aug 16, 2014 03:28pm
Where is Imran Khan whom I am praising for years? He announced to be back at 3pm to start DHARNA and it is already 1520 in Islamabad and 1320 in Kuwait and he did not do what he has promised. I read he had 102 fever late last night but he must have recovered by now. He must be back at the spot and start dharna otherwise he will loose his face and credibility. Dr Qadri is very much nearby and if Imran delays then Qadri can overshadow Imran. Hurry up, Imran, you are already racing against time. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / Former Diplomat / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.com / Mobile (00965)66229897
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Ahmed USA
Aug 16, 2014 03:38pm
This "kushti" now...is not a match anymore between Imran Khan/Tahir ul Qadri against Nawaz Sharif... instead it has become a popularity contest between PTI and PAT....just see who wins.......... :-)
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Salim A
Aug 16, 2014 03:42pm
As much as I dislike the Sharif brothers and their closeness with their Saudi patrons, Nawaz, was elected in about as fair an election as possible in Pakistan. Even western democracies don't have unblemished and totally fair elections. Family ties, money and influence are all played out in their most ugly fashion in the US and Europe. Look at George Bush's election in 2000. His brother, in Florida, who was the Governor and his attorney general rigged the election to tip it in favor of his rival. The matter went to the United States Supreme Court, who was at that time loaded with right wing justices. They ruled in favor of their favored candidate - George Bush. Al Gore his rival, accepted the rulings of the SC and quietly and peacefully bowed out, even though later it was discovered that he actually won the election. This is how mature nations handle their problems. There were no street agitations or rallies by Al Gore to whip up his supporters. The world knows how disastrous George Bush's presidency was for the US and the Middle east. To keep moving forward, each elected government should be allowed to complete its terms and not be run out of office by street agitation. It becomes a vicious cycle of instability and anarchy.
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bkt
Aug 16, 2014 03:48pm
@Iftikhar Ali khan > We don't need Kalabagh dam as badly as we need many small dams on the Indus and reservoirs to hold the excess water. These projects are not as lucrative but they will do more for Pakistan than one big, highly controversial dam. If we need electricity, we can put lots of windmills in Sindh's wind corridor, power plants in Thar coal mines underground to minimize pollution and then mine our shale gas. We need cheap, workable projects that dont have huge kickbacks like Kalabagh promises!
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 03:49pm
Does the revolution mean that Qadri will become the Prime Minister? Nice short cut to the PM House!
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bkt
Aug 16, 2014 03:49pm
The revolution is just around the corner. By this time tomorrow we shall be watching something else on TV.
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gerry d'cunha
Aug 16, 2014 03:51pm
imran khan's love for his supporters has come out of the blue last night when he left his supporters and went to his residence to have a good nap while his supporters were on the road without sleep - open your eyes pti supporters
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 03:53pm
Qadri Sahib, Now that the Revolution has happened in Pakistan, let us go to Canada and bring about one there too.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 03:57pm
Qadri Sahib, Do the terms like elections, voting, democracy, people's choice etc mean anything to you? How do you know people want you or your revolution. Commonsense would dictate that the only way to find out is through the terms I mentioned above. Is there another way by which only YOU know?
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pakistani
Aug 16, 2014 04:12pm
@Kaleem making a building on poor soil cannot sustain it for long in pursuit of supporting and bringing democracy we are compromising and sacrificing country's honor and long interests.moreover there cannot be any practical comparison between federal government and a.smaller province like Kpk in terms of resources and management. These guys who are ruling. Fed and punjab for continues six years now what change and difference have they brought so far that people like you are comparing it with war torn province Kpk which is not at.justifiable,
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baakhlaq
Aug 16, 2014 04:14pm
My sympathies are with the simple and innocent marchers for taking all these pains just for nothing, but a lesson is there i-e next time choose the right leadership,one that can sacrifice one's comforts and rest for the followers.
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raja
Aug 16, 2014 04:23pm
where is the biggest gathering in the history of Pakistan...? I heard IK saying many time , i will sleep with his people.. he was right he took his own people to his home and they are sleeping...rest are awam who cares..?
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zia
Aug 16, 2014 04:26pm
@shoaib khan this corruption is build up of 6o plus years, do you in your complete sense thing it can be erected in single term , even Obama is in his second term struggling, in this world everything is time , no one has geni magic akra k dabra and poof problem solved
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Anees
Aug 16, 2014 04:29pm
Maryam Nawaz Sharif ? @MaryamNSharif Follow I am told the abandoned PTI workers (Azadi Marchers) conveyed their gratitude & prayers for PM NS as they received the lunch boxes #Pakistan 12:30 PM - 16 Aug 2014... You are being told LIES.
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Syed Ahmed
Aug 16, 2014 05:06pm
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Syed k Habib
Aug 16, 2014 06:29pm
The country is sinking in chaos and confusion. It is already in category of fail states and our so called leaders are busy fighting for there political selfish ambitions, not realizing how fast the country is going down. What an example, whole world laugh on us. We could not produce one single honest leader, who is a real leader, who does not love his personal wealth or selfish ambitions but love his country. See next door his mother came in rickshaw to caste vote, see how he build gujrat, and see how our leaders are building there own empire by there corrupt practices. We as people of Pakistan are to be blamed, we don't want to work, we don't want to sacrifice, but we want all leisure of life without working for it. Unless and until we as people of Pakistan don't give sacrifice by working hard, getting right education, build core values in our up coming generation.We will never ever come out from this chaos.
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Irfan
Aug 16, 2014 06:43pm
Whether you like it or not, what ever he said it is what we need.
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Ahmed Ijaz
Aug 16, 2014 06:49pm
Nothing is going to change. Waste of time. You don't change a Govt with 40 thousand people in a march.
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Vince
Aug 16, 2014 06:49pm
@shoaib khan You are not a big fan of Pakistan either, because you want PPP and PML (N) looters and fraudsters to stay in power.
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Vince
Aug 16, 2014 06:50pm
@Iftikhar Ali khan Stay in Canada.
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Ganga Din
Aug 16, 2014 06:51pm
@Harmony: Not on the street, in the parliament.
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Aam Aadmi
Aug 16, 2014 07:26pm
@Usman A. Latif : will the angles like IK and TuQ change it over night who enjoy all perks and benifits.
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Aam Aadmi
Aug 16, 2014 07:27pm
@abdullah : very important Q. Ask IK, TuQ and company
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Aam Aadmi
Aug 16, 2014 07:30pm
@Ahmed : You are so ignorant. Such enquiry is done by tribunal not by a PM or CM
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Ahmed Ijaz
Aug 16, 2014 07:31pm
As marchers abandon the protest site, Imran now says he will come back from his 5-star accommodation. But its too late. IK should call the march a failure and disperse to spare us further problems.
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Aam Aadmi
Aug 16, 2014 07:33pm
@Talha : No you are wrong my friend. Remove your "Ainak" of "Ta'assbb" and read all the comments and then you see DAWN is not "Muta'assbb."
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 07:45pm
Qadri means nothing to me. I suspect my feelings are shared by most in Pakistan. It, however, is a great pity that we have lost Imran Khan as potential leader. This march has exposed him totally as naive and incapable of sound judgement. I would no longer wish to see the reigns of the country in his hands.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 07:46pm
Imran said I will not go home til PM resigns. Did PM resigned last night for Imran went to sleep in his palace.
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M J Syed
Aug 16, 2014 07:47pm
@Vince How about Chaudhries?
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dr.omar
Aug 16, 2014 07:49pm
allah khair kray ga
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majid
Aug 16, 2014 07:52pm
In the words of Steven Tyler "Dream On" Mr . IK.
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krishna prasad
Aug 16, 2014 07:52pm
For me as an outsider, IK looks like a joker. Dr. Qadri looks like a clown. First of all, if Qadri is a patriot- do some service to your countrymen first by starting some charity and uplift their lives. Revolution should come from bottom and up. Not to be forced by misleading people to topple an elected government. Renounce your Canadian citizenship. Stay in Pakistan and fight. Don't indulge in individual petty egoistic fights with political leaders. Both of you are doing no good by fighting this way. Go to courts and let the courts decide and abide by it. Otherwise you become a history and in the run-up could land into more trouble with law enforcing authorities.
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Naeem Qureshi
Aug 16, 2014 07:53pm
IK go home. You are a shameless power hungry politician
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Naseem
Aug 16, 2014 08:08pm
@Aam Aadmi I would respect a candidate who is bold and and does not fear speaking up against the injustices being done to Shias and Ahmadis. They have suffered enough
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Tooba
Aug 16, 2014 08:11pm
@Iftikhar Ali khan, As a leader of the whole nation, IK should never announce the construction of Kala Bagh Dam. You seem to be a biased person. If Sindh has rejected the construction of Kalabah dam, then none has any right to announce its construction. Long live Imran Khan! Ameen!
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Tooba
Aug 16, 2014 08:19pm
@shoaib khan, Imran Khan is the only friend of Pakistan. May he live long! May he become the prime minister of this country! I have never seen such a courageous, bold and truthful leader! You do not worry he has to a great extent reigned the bureaucracy. Soon he will conquer them all. It will take some time to replace the bad bureaucratic machinery. Bureaucracy of KPK is not happy with him because he keeps check and balance on them. The previous governments have never done it. He will eliminate corruption too especially corruption in police. I am with Imran! I am with Imran forever!
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Muhammad Ahmed Khan
Aug 16, 2014 08:21pm
They say, its a point of no return for everybody. It happen always and they survive.
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indian
Aug 16, 2014 08:35pm
@Aslam as if IK would be any different. All this is save Musharraf campaign.
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imad
Aug 16, 2014 08:37pm
@Tooba cool
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iftikhar
Aug 16, 2014 08:49pm
Dosto let Ihsan iqbal and other cabinet members sleep, they themselves will not change nor let you change. Change is not good for Pakistanis' health. keep sleeping and let ur rulers sleep as they requested not to disturb them. Nawaz wil try to find some way with the help of Saudi Monarchs' to become ameer ul momeen so that his family, ihsan iqbal and gull buts can rule for ever.
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Apolitical Patriot
Aug 16, 2014 08:52pm
Humein Quaid ka Pakistan hi theek he, naya nahi chahiye... Usi ko behtar kar lo.
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KAMAL
Aug 16, 2014 08:59pm
A very new trend in Pakistani politics?...All change of government by marching to Islamabad. Now and onward no need to have election in Pakistan. Great saving for GOP abolish the election commission and other machinery and relieve the employees to march with IK & TuQ.
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Mustafa J.
Aug 16, 2014 09:10pm
Unfortunately a significant number of Pakistanis have reached the lowest depth of intelligence that they can be swindled by con men. If the current events are allowed to continue, Pakistan will never have lasting government and the pattern of marches, protests, threats, slogans shouting, inqelab (revolution), will continue from generation to generation endlessly. This will never bring peace and prosperity to Pakistan. May Allah give wisdom to those who have lost wisdom. Insha Allah.
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khalid
Aug 16, 2014 09:12pm
@shoaib khan Maybe like the major corporations are doing nowadays including Japan hire an outsider (non-national) CEO to run the corporation as no competent national CEO is available to manage. You are right about strategic direction for the nation. Do you honestly think any Pakistani has any sense of strategic direction for their country any more. What I see an a non - Pakistani, that Pakistanis love their country and want the country to give them what ever possible but the Pakistani is unwilling to give anything back to the country.
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Harmony
Aug 16, 2014 09:35pm
@Ganga Din - Parliament doesn't work where PM doesn't bother to sit. Besides he has tried that option already if you follow the news.
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zafar
Aug 16, 2014 09:49pm
So now Imran is blaming everyone for his own failure to mobilize enough people for his march. Time now Mr. Khan to look at your own tactics of impatience and hubris.
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Farida Rahman
Aug 16, 2014 09:52pm
It is all beyond a comment. People in the past were not this stupid, they always went under the cover of law one way or other. Poor people were never dragged into it. IK never keeps his word. At first it was just his right to demonstrate. "Ok, go ahead". Then right to Dherna,' Ok, go ahead'.Now it is PM's resignation----does it come like this in civilized societies? We know , Imran has nothing better to do with his life but what about his followers. No one goes to school or college, no one works, no one has family to take care of ?
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Ahmer
Aug 16, 2014 10:09pm
Govt should allot empty building to PTI and PAT marchers lest they all fall sick. After all, they are Pakistani too.
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Khan
Aug 16, 2014 10:16pm
After looking at photos of Qadri supporters - I conclude - Qadri will deliver paradise on earth to his supporters - if he fails - they will demand his turban; ops but for now Qadri can not even deliver speech! What a joke? Illiterate supporters believe in miracles but their is only Mirage awaiting them in the dissolute terrain.
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Sadia Khattak
Aug 16, 2014 10:24pm
sitting in canada and talking about kala bagh dam?? and challenging imran khan on this issue for what reason? only because he has the kpk government??
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ashraf
Aug 16, 2014 10:51pm
@shoaib khan 100% agreed
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Raza Babar
Aug 16, 2014 11:16pm
May Allah's curse be upon all those who make mischief on Allah's earth and create misery for the poor people of Pakistan, Ameen!
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Naseem Mian
Aug 16, 2014 11:41pm
Only hope for Pakistan is only Imran Khan. Rest is bunch of corrupt greedy politicians,
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Ganga Din
Aug 17, 2014 12:22am
@Harmony: Then he should wait for the next election cycle instead of acting like a little kid whose candy was snatched. You can't remove an elected government by marching to Islamabad. Obviously he doesn't have much support or intelligence.
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AL
Aug 17, 2014 01:05am
IK if you want a better Pakistan then why you are not starting from K PK. First take a step on first stair,nobody can reach at the top without crossing stairs.I am not supporter of any party, but I think PML N is performing his duty that's why they should stay for 5 years.
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AL
Aug 17, 2014 01:05am
IK if you want a better Pakistan then why you are not starting from K PK. First take a step on first stair,nobody can reach at the top without crossing stairs.I am not supporter of any party, but I think PML N is performing his duty that's why they should stay for 5 years.
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Zaigham
Aug 17, 2014 01:22am
IK where is One million people as well as One Hundered thousnad Motorbikes??? Be mature now; but never i believe
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zafar
Aug 17, 2014 01:55am
@M J Syed Me too. The last straw for me was when he keeps repeating ' that I have everything, no one can give me anything". So please don't do Pakistan any favours.
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Priyakant
Aug 17, 2014 02:08am
Imran Khan is Pakistan's Kejriwal, all dramabazi and no substance. God help people of Pakistan.
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Tim
Aug 17, 2014 02:23am
Ultimatum from mobsters real funny! These people needs to be punished for disrupting peace of this country.. So that this madness can be ended here once and for all..
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Lucky Star
Aug 17, 2014 03:07am
@Zaigham He is the same guy who wants to plant one billion trees in KPK in 4 years. IK needs to take some Continuing Education class on "ARITHMATIC" at he Community College.
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Azam
Aug 17, 2014 03:19am
We are fighting for Imran-ism. Pakistanis, this is your chance to make the History. This is your own fight for a better Pakistan. The future generations will always remember you and your role in this fight. Go and get Noora out otherwise you will continued to be beaten by these corrupt politicians like Noora and Zardari.
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Naveed
Aug 17, 2014 03:28am
Best Job for Imran Khan is become head of Pakistan Cricket Board and head of electoral reforms committee. He is an asset of Pakistan, but he is not a revolutionary. Most of the leadership of PTI is the privileged, elite class of Pakistan. They can not be revolutionaries.
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M J Syed
Aug 17, 2014 03:39am
Having totally failed to generate adequate support for his wrong cause and in the wrong company Imran should do the gentlemanly thing and accept defeat. There will be time to come back another day. Putting a false brave face and making bad politicians type shameless statements somehow does not suit him.
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M J Syed
Aug 17, 2014 03:42am
Imran Khan do you know why have you failed? Let me tell you. You chose the wrong cause, wrong timing and very wrong company. I hope it is not too late for you to back off and take corrective measures. We really do not want to lose you.
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M J Syed
Aug 17, 2014 03:46am
IK your main strength is the promise of relative purity in otherwise very polluted Pakistani politics. I, and surely many many others like me, cannot support you for the stance you took and the the company you chose. it is sad for Pakistan.
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M J Syed
Aug 17, 2014 03:53am
@Naseem Mian That hope is gone. He has proved himself to be naive and incapable. I am saying this with sadness. He is with the wrong people doing the wrong thing at a wrong time.
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nazneen sheikh
Aug 17, 2014 04:10am
It is time for the Prime Minister to halt this theatre of the absurd! Imran Khan has exposed his followers to three days of hardship on the basis of a trumped up scenario. Surely these people have jobs to go to? Well, the top executive in the land needs to do his now. He should pull out the army to disband this assembly of people.
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pakistani
Aug 17, 2014 05:53am
@Priyakant Ik is way more better and much more experience and philanthropy works than Mr. KEJRIWAL and moreover he did not resign the way the later one did in Delhi.
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Naeem Qureshi
Aug 17, 2014 06:35am
IK is losing all his balance. His demands are unreasonable. When will he come his senses. This is not cricket. He is playing with the future of the country
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Ahmed USA
Aug 17, 2014 07:24am
Qadri has no right to become the judge, jury and executioner...apparently he and his followers apprehended and manhandled a police personnel...who kept on pleading that he is innocent...but Qadri knowingly kept asking him to keep quiet...this poor policeman kept telling that his story but nobody listened...
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Manzer
Aug 17, 2014 07:30am
@Iqbal Hadi Zaidi What steps Nawaz Shareef was supposed to take? How do you deal with an irrational person?
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Muzaffar Qureshi
Aug 17, 2014 08:11am
There is no denying the fact that the country faces numerous problems; some are of our own doings.There are others which are the result of external influences; which again are the outcome of our the irresponsible behaviour of the so-called leaders who have brought the country to this pass. Take a breath, pause for a while and think what Imran Khan, Tahir-ul Qadri and their fellow travellers are doing to the country. Future generations will not forgive them. It is still not too late. Behave as responsible persons.
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Lucky Star
Aug 17, 2014 08:21am
It will be good for IK and Qadri to wrap up their march and go home, There will be no resignation form NS. Cameron stop meddling with Pakistan affairs.
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Jawad
Aug 17, 2014 08:38am
Something's cooking
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Ahmed Ijaz
Aug 17, 2014 09:27am
Independent journalists have said that there were about Ten thousand PTI supporters and about 12,000 PAT supporters. That give s a grand total of 22,000 in total. So IK thought he will bring Revolution with just 22000 Pakistanis? What a joke.
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Mustafa
Aug 18, 2014 10:24am
@Kaleem; What in the world is fafen and what gives them credibility??
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Shabir Fazil
Aug 18, 2014 07:50pm
Since independence of Pakistan this country has shown no improvement and continues to decline, the countries resources are being drained, no electricity, businesses are leaving thecountry, the the people are robbing each other and selling their respect to survive. Since the last election everyone thought Nawaz had filled his and his families pockets enough and maybe just maybe we may see a flourishing super power emerge.... NO SUCH LUCK! What ever change emerges from these rallies will be a better one than we have had.. LETS SUPPORT THE CHANGE!
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pathanoo
Aug 22, 2014 08:44pm
Imran Khan and Tahirul Haq have not bothered to tell what is their plan if, hypothetically, Nawaz Sharif retires. Or is it because they have none except asking for Nawaz to go? All these two are doing is creating chaos and confusion to get power which the people of Pakistan did not offer them via election. So, now these two want it by bringing Pakistan to it's knees.
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