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PTI to recover country’s looted wealth once in power: Imran

Published Dec 20, 2012 11:06am


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PTI chief Imran Khan greets supporters, Oct 6, 2012. — Photo by AFP/File

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday said that once in power, he and his party would recover the country's ‘looted wealth’, DawnNews reported.

Speaking at a PTI meeting in Peshawar, Khan said the people should not vote for politicians whose assets and properties were outside Pakistan.

The PTI chief added that he would dissociate Pakistan from the 'war on terror'.

He invited Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and leaders of other political parties to take the opportunists in the PTI to their own respective parties.

Khan said the PTI was an ideological party, adding that, in the war between ideology and money, ideology would win.

The PTI chief said the PTI would defeat so-called political heavyweights with the help of the youth, adding that, the PTI's tsunami would sweep away the corrupt system and would establish a system of justice in the country.

He further said that a PTI government would promote the local government system across the country, including in the tribal areas.


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Comments (29) Closed

ammar Dec 20, 2012 03:47pm
Imran will win InshaAllah
M. Asghar Dec 20, 2012 01:08pm
The PTI cann win the elections only, if it mobilises the majority of the countryside electors suffering from and rendred voiceless by a ferocious feudalism.
Agha Ata Dec 20, 2012 01:19pm
Why don't we get latest news about Imran Khan and PTI in Dawn on the Internet?
Mushtaq Ahmad Dec 20, 2012 01:06pm
oh Pakistanis Please give IMRAN chance
sfomann Dec 20, 2012 04:21pm
He is probably the only honest leader in Pakistan right now. So we all have to make choice. Do we want IK to be your next leader or do we want to the same of the old. I think choice is very clear. The only question here is if we are going to come out of our comfort zone to make it happen.
Muj Dec 20, 2012 12:46pm
We all have to full fill our duty to cast our vote on that day and that can only help PTI to win inshallah a
Imran A. Dec 20, 2012 04:04pm
Imran Khan could not solve his own family problems, how could he solve the country problems.
pakiboy Dec 20, 2012 01:50pm
immi .. ab kya hansa hansa kar maro gay ..
wajid hayat khan Dec 20, 2012 01:42pm
those people should be given oppourtanity who have a love for islam and pakistan who have courage to drive the foriegn policy of eguality not of foreign dictated and who have a will to improve country economic conditions
Rizwan Rauf Dec 20, 2012 01:36pm
I pray PTI win the forth comming election when ever its held
AK Dec 20, 2012 01:33pm
Imran need to protest about the killing of the health workers now, otherwise we will belive he supports Talibans secretly. I like Imran, but he need do some ground work for the party and let young people come forward.
Ali Dec 20, 2012 01:04pm
Yes we Khan! Inshallah the future is ours and that of our children and grandchildren. Thanks for exposing the Noora- Kushti that has been going on between the two parties for the last 30 years.
Bakka Dec 20, 2012 11:47am
Pakistan's future lies with parties like PTI.
Asif Kahsmiri Dec 20, 2012 11:36am
In Sha Allah PTI will win.
Liaqat Dec 20, 2012 01:27pm
Pray for the success of PTI
John Dec 20, 2012 03:06pm
I am glad that Dawn has covered PTI news!
Sharif Dec 20, 2012 02:16pm
The only way forward is PTI
Imran Dec 20, 2012 04:27pm
We should ensure that we do come out on the voting day and do give a vote for change which PTI can only bring
zarar Dec 20, 2012 06:30pm
People, even if you have been with non PTI in past. This is your last chance, support and vote PTI in the coming elections. You have seen what other parties in power have done thus far for us. Lets save Pak togather with PTI.
mansoor Dec 20, 2012 06:52pm
One thing I am sure of.IK children will not come and take over as chairman and PTI will never become Ltd company and the nations wont have to worships and follow any isms. May Allah bless IK..
gangadin Dec 20, 2012 08:00pm
Before we listen to any non-sense from him, he should be forced to declare all his assets and how he acquired them.
majid canada Dec 20, 2012 08:49pm
we have tried ppp and nawaz sharif for years and what has happened of pakistan we all know. we have no other option but to try imran. we know that zardari and sharifs are proven corrupt. pl pakistan wakeup and try new generation for good of pakistan.
kam Dec 20, 2012 09:46pm
Those who oppose PTI are ENEMIES of pakistan. For only ememies of pakistan would continually support the same parties who have looted and plundered the country. Only Friends of pakistan would support a party that aims to STOP the loot and plunder.
Anony Dec 20, 2012 10:02pm
Best of luck PTI and Imran Khan. Inshallah PTI will win. Everybody, please exercise your right to vote.
Syed Shah Dec 21, 2012 12:40am
But how are you going to do it without any agenda of structural reforms. You should have built on people's aspiration not the same vaderas, choudhries and sardars in the party. You should target the people not a few land lords. Introduce first land reforms. Limit land holding and distribute excess land among landless poor. Then you will see new faces in the parliament. Not until then.
farooq Dec 21, 2012 01:09am
Corruption is biggest issue we face and i see Imran is very likely to be least corrupt, hopefully.Knowing that he runs a charity from long time and seems to me he is a good human then again absolute power corrupts everyone.
ali Dec 21, 2012 02:38am
Promotion of local government is very important as the general public will get directly involved in the development efforts. Mr Khan does probably know that the looted billions are stacked in different banks and financial institutions all across the world under different persons and company names, to recover the loot, he may have to take the help of recovering agencies who charge a hefty percentage of the money they recover and there may also be legal battles.So Mr Khan has a gigantic task ahead of him.
TKhan Dec 21, 2012 12:39pm
@Imran A, Cheap Shot!
Shakeel N Dec 22, 2012 08:48am
Corruption is one of biggest evils in the country. No party can control corruption except PTI. Why? because other major parties themselves use corruption for sustaining their rule. They loot public money to increase their wealth; they bribe people to buy their votes; they invest money of local leaders to buy their loyalties; they bribe elected politicians for 'horse trading' in parliament and so on. Therefore they cant control corruption. PTI can control corruption because they are free from such kind of politics. It is must for people to understand this can vote to PTI only if they want change for cleaner, corruption free Pakistan. Vote for PTI!!!