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What is the difference between the Taliban and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf?

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Honestly, there aren’t many differences. First and foremost, Taliban are militants. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is their civilian outfit. The Taliban attack NATO supply tankers/trucks. The PTI is now helping them by providing the necessary sitting ducks for the attacks. If all the tankers/trucks are parked till the “sit-in” gets over, what are we looking at? A potential attack. Thank you Imran Khan for providing yet another opportunity.

One must also ask the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf which is now turning into Pakistan Tehreek-e-Azadi, if the drone attacks are taking place in Tribal Areas, why is your sit-in taking place in the settled areas? Go to Waziristan, Kurram and Parachinar, stage a sit-in and then help in stopping the drone attacks! That will be “azadi” for the people.

I also commend the transporters for joining the sit-in. As they say, if you can’t beat them, join them. By staying put, the transporters are saving themselves from the wrath of the destroyers.

Transporters suspend Nato supplies to join PTI protest

By Ali Hazrat Bacha

PESHAWAR, April 23: The transportation of goods to Nato forces in Afghanistan came to a standstill here on Saturday as truckers also joined the sit-in protest, organised by Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) at Bagh-i-Naran in Hayatabad against the US-led drone attacks on Pakistani territories.

It was observed that oil tankers and trailers loaded with different items had been parked at different terminals and truck stands on Ring Road and G.T. Road under tight police security.

A police official said that they had also asked the transporters to suspend the service for two days as they might face problems due to the PTI sit-in.

He said that owing to the presence of Nato oil tankers on Ring Road the PTI-led procession had been allowed to reach the venue via Khyber Road where contingents of police had been deployed.

District Coordination Officer, Peshawar, Siraj Ahmad said that the transport service would be restored today (Sunday) evening with the end of the protest. “We have taken appropriate measures for the security of participants of the public meeting and sitin,” he said.

The provincial government, he said, had allowed the PTI to hold its scheduled protest programme and that was why the administration also diverted traffic to avoid congestion on the main arteries.

When contacted, Sarhad Goods Transport Owners Federation’s senior vice president Ashraf Khan Khalil said that all the members of his organisation had parked their tankers and trailers and would fully participate in the sit-in against drone strikes on Pakistani civilian population.

“We are Pakistanis and have the same feelings like others against the killing of innocent people in drone attacks.

We are ready to even support a strike longer than two days,” he said and added that the entry of Nato forces in Afghanistan had added to the miseries of Pakistanis.

He praised the PTI chairman, Imran Khan, for taking a firm stand on the issue and asked the government to stop the Nato supplies as it had endangered lives of people, including the transporters.

“Besides, hundreds of drivers and cleaners have so far lost lives on way from Karachi to Afghanistan due to attacks,” he said and added that police had also added to their problems by forcing them to pay bribe while crossing the border.

It was observed that residents of various localities had thronged to the G.T. Road and waited in long lines to welcome the vehicular procession of Imran Khan. They also showered rose petals on the procession and shouted slogans in favour of his mission.

Both sides of the roads were decorated with Imran’s portraits and his party flags. The cavalcade also led to disruption of routine traffic on the busiest thoroughfare, mainly from Gulbahar to Hayatabad.

The policemen were seen regulating traffic on the major intersections and all the link roads had been closed to avoid traffic congestion in the city.

In some areas traffic mismanagement was witnessed, as police had focused attention on the G.T. Road to facilitate the procession.

A familiar face at another familiar face's event (dharna): Facilitated by those without a face?

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  • what kind of crap you are writing?? to hell with you. a guy is out to bring out change and you dont support him. dont want to waste my time here. grrrr

  • if the guy is sincere in saving life of Pakistanis, after this dharna he must go to Parachinar and give dharna on Tal-Parachinar road to open that road for the people of Parachinar. Whenever that road is opened the people he is trying to save from Drones, attack on innocent people kill them and kidnap them. People of Parachinar although are from different sect but still they are Pakistanis.

  • bieng a pukhtoon he iz a very sincere with the people ov tribal areas nd now u can say that he iz the agent of taliban……now u tell me that where iz ur bluddy pukhtoon leaderz.wash your brain must before passing any comments against Imran khan ok.jeo PTI…….

  • what is the difference between “let us destroy pakistan” and ppp?
    Honestly, there is none.
    ppp knows only about “building” mismanagement, corruption, poverty and lawlessness in the country
    ppp knows only about “building” its bank balances from looted money

  • LOL!! Check out the comments. This is the ISI generation. ISI says shit, they shit. ISI says ‘now eat your shit’, they eat it, but call this act a ‘revolution.’ 😀

  • ppp ki bay-hissi aur nalaiqi ki had hai…
    gareeb ka khoon choos kar bhi aram nahi, 3 say 4 guna khanay ki qeematon mein izafa, qarzon pay qarz, intaha darjay ki corruption aur bad-intazami, itni na-ahli kay koi shoba nahi sambhala ja raha………..
    ………………..
    magar phir bhi kuch agalmand hain aaik website pay jinhain ppp kay in karnamoon say tarqqi aur khushali ki boo aati hai…. in “aqalmandon” ko bunyadi tor par “critical reflections” aur “build” ka matlab samjhnay mein shadeed galat-fehmi ho gai hai.

  • what is the economic agenda of Imran Khan? Any body in his party know? i think he will borrow money from Al-qaida. Import cheap food from waziristan.

  • Bhai Mubarak, Imran Khan has announced that in 30 days if drone attacks are not stopped, he and his supporters will stop all NATO supplies and even if that doesnt work, he’ll march to Islamabad. He also pleaded CJP to help stop drone attacks.

    “Aankh maaray, woh CJ aankh maaray”

  • @bukhari
    pehlay ppp kay economic agenday pay gaur kar lo, imran khan kay agenday ki fikar baad mein kar laina… sub say pehlay to us nay tax laina hai tumhari party kay makhdoomo aur gilanio say, us nay chori ka paisa wapis laina hai bhutto aur zardarion say… bus yeahi soch kar tum logon ki jaan nikal jati hai … aur shoro ho jatay ho on “let us build our selfish interests”.
    and what is the economic agenda of ppp? zardari knows? he only knows how to swell his corruption from 10% to 100%.
    check the ground realities… what has ppp done to our economy?? qarz pay qarz pay qarz… aur sub qarz ka paisa awam ki bajay “corruption hamara haq hai” waloon ki jaib main….

  • Imran khan main aik bath hai k wo dosre leaderon ki tarah america ko raam raam nahi karta..aur baar baar Zardari se yahi kehte hain k…
    Khudy ko kar buland itna k har taqdeer se pehle
    Khuda bandey se khud poochey bta teri raza kya hai

  • پلیز حمید گل ،منور حسن ،حافظ حسین اور عمران خان وزیرستان میں دھرنے کا اعلان کریں ،یہ سارے طالبان کے حامی وزیرستان کیوں نہیں جاتے ؟ یہ سوات بھی نہیں گئے جب فضل الله وہاں پر گلے کاٹتا تھا یہ لوگ کہتے تھے کے وہاں ہندو ہیں اور آپریشن بند کرو پھر کہتے تھے کے طالبان کی شریعت نافذ کرو

    یہ لوگ وزیرستان آخر کیوں نہیں جاتے ؟
    کیوں کہ انہیں طالبان سے خطرہ ہے کے وہ ان کو بھی کرنل امام یا خالد خواجہ کی طرح قتل کر دیں گے

    او بھائی اگر ڈرون وزیرتان میں ہو رہے ہیں تو جاؤ نا وہاں پر پھر ………….. یہاں پر ٹوپی ڈرامہ کرنے کی ضرورت نہیں ہے
    حمید گل اور جماعت اسلامی عمران خان کو استمعال کرکے پاکستان میں طالبانی اور مودودی انقلاب لانا چاہتے ہیں
    عمران کے اس دھرنے میں پانچ ہزار سے زیادہ لوگ نہیں تھے اور ان میں بیشتر جماعتی اور سپاہ صحابہ سے تعلق رکھتے تھے
    عمران اور اس کے حامی بچے اس خوش فہمی میں نا رہیں کہ یہ کوئی الیکشن کے رزلٹ ہیں اس سے کہیں بڑے جلسے اور دھرنے آئی ایس آئی جماعت اسلامی سے کروا چکی ہے ،جس طرح طالبان مافیا نے بینظر کی پہلی حکومت گرانے میں قاضی حسین سے دھرنا دلوایا تھا ووہی لوگ عمران خان سے بھی یہ کام کروا رہے ہیں کیوں کے جماعت اسلامی میں چلاھوا کارتوس بن چکا ہے

    آج حمید گل اور منور حسن بہت خوش ہونگے اور کہ رہے ہونگے کہ انقلاب آوے ہی آوے

    اور ہاں لگتا ہے طالبان نے دو دن کے لیہ خودکش دھماکے بھی بند کر دے ہیں ،بیچاری اے این پی صوبہ پختون خہ میں جلسہ نہیں کر سکتی اگر کرتی ہے تو دھماکہ ہو جاتا ہے پر یہ دھماکے طالبان کر رہے ہیں یا بلیک واٹر ؟ حیرت کی بات ہے اے این پی امریکی ہے اور اس پر دھماکے بھی امریکا کروا رہا ہے ؟ یا طالبان ہیں یہ؟ اور سارے طالبان کے حامیوں پر کوئی بلیک واٹر خطرہ نہیں ؟؟ مطلب طالبان ..
    جلسے میں سپاہ صحابہ اور جماعت اسلامی کے جھنڈے کافی نمایاں تھے چلو عمران کی قیادت میں مذہبی مولوی ایک ہو رہے ہیں

  • Media whiz kids of the security state Tweet

    @mosharrafzaidi A political party meeting with ISI. Hmm. Which party negotiated its leaders’ return w DG ISI Kayani? & which extended DG ISI Pasha? Twice?

  • This is how the PPP supporters treat a national hero that won Pakistan fame and the cup. Imran built a hospital and schools for the poor. Now, Imran is standing up for the poor innocent Pakistanis getting massacred indiscriminately in drone strikes. That’s his only sin in the eyes of certain PPP supporters. That’s also why he’s being accused of being a Taliban which is pure rubbish. Imran doesn’t take blood dollars unlike some parties. Imran doesn’t have foreign bank accounts nor properties in foreign land. Imran Khan is a true patriot and he actually cares about Pakistan. Think about that before accusing someone falsely.

  • @Bukhari What has the PP done for Pakistani economy ever since being in power? The last time I heard the PPP was begging from foreign countries. Even the Americans are fed-up with the curropt, inept and dysfunctional PPP. At least Imran Khan won’t be a beggar like PPP. I can assure you that much.

  • ppp = choor daku party

    PPP has Mr 10%

    At least Imran Khan is honest, clean, and a patriotic populist. Imran Khan’s party is not as corrupt as PPP

  • Note to PTI supportors: Don’t bother your CJP-lead Supreme Court now, they are too busy freeing rapists and Jihadis

  • @ Tliban Khan’s lovers,

    Has Taliban Khan or his tanga party ever organised a demo/rally against suicide bombings ???

  • First of all, who exactly is carrying out suicide attacks? If you ask me, it’s a mixed bag. Taliban/AQ and foreign elements are involved in destabilizing Pakistan. Let’s get that straight. Imran has never sided with the Taliban. Though, Imran is realistic. When you kill one innocent tribal you create many more aggrieved relatives that are willing to seek revenge. Indisputably, drone strikes kill far more innocent people. For every miscreant at least 15 – 25 innocent people are killed on an average basis. This figure isn’t fabricated. Non-partisan Western sources confirm this figure unanimously. Next question arises. Are the drone strikes justified when they kill that many innocent Pakistanis? Imran is only being labelled as a Taliban because he hasn’t jumped on the popular bandwagon. He could have easily filled his pockets with blood money. PPP would be singing his songs all day long.

    PPP never addresses the root cause of the problem because that would mean no more blood dollars from uncle Sam. As long as blood dollars are flowing the PPP would let anyone get killed under the guise of terrorism.

    Admit it PPP lovers. The PPP is only after blood dollars and even the Americans know it. In fact, the whole world knows it. PPP is ridiculed by the entire world for being the most corrupt regime on the planet.

    PPP isn’t liberal nor democratic. PPP doesn’t represent our beloved Benazir. PPP has hijacked Benazir’s image. The current PPP crop misuses sham democracy to loot Pakistan and its people.

    PPP goons that themselves live in glasshouses shouldn’t throw with stones. Before accusing Imran think about Gilani’s connections with Zia. PPP hypocrites have no right to point with the blame finger. Wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Typical PPP behaviour. Resort to a smear campaign and accusations when being run out of flawed arguments. At least, Imran isn’t ridiculed as 10% by Western powers. You PPP goons don’t have any answers apart from silly one liners.

  • Imran Khan also blackmailed Abdus Sattar Edhi

    Pakistan is at a critical make-or-break stage

    Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of the Edhi Foundation, is unarguably the most renowned philanthropist in Pakistan. He began his work in 1951 with the opening of a free, one-room medical clinic in Karachi. Currently, his foundation runs 250 centres across the country and houses more than 2,000 children at any given time.

    The centres also provide free burial of unclaimed bodies, free health care and dispensaries, rehabilitation of drug addicts, free assistance for the handicapped, and family planning counselling. Over 6,000 destitute, runaways, and mentally challenged individuals are also in the foundation’s care. The Edhi Foundation has also managed to raise the largest single fleet of ambulances in Pakistan, providing transportation to over one million persons annually. The foundation is also involved in relief efforts for victims of natural and other disasters on a national and international level.

    Dawn.com speaks with Edhi to gauge how the foundation has been affected by the ongoing political and security situation.

    Q. Your foundation is involved in a range of activities. How do you decide what projects to pursue?

    A. My work involves supporting those who have no one to look after them. That also involves looking after the dead bodies and arranging a respectable burial for them. I cannot say no to anyone.

    Q. Is there any part of the country where your organisation has encountered problems owing to the security situation?

    A. We have never had any serious problems with anyone. There have been incidents reported by our workers and volunteers regarding hide-snatching [during Eid-ul-Azha] in the past, but we are operating as we always have. In fact, we are also planning to establish centres in Tank and Hangu. Even the Taliban haven’t made any trouble for us; they donated money to the foundation and said they did so because I was helping those who couldn’t help themselves.

    Q. The foundation has accepted donations from the Taliban; does that mean that you agree with their ideology?

    A. No, I do not. I also told them that I do not agree with all the violence and destruction and the effect it has on people’s lives. To that, they said they were not behind the attacks that targeted civilians and ordinary people.

    Q. What is it that makes your angry?

    A. I don’t get angry – it’s not in my nature. Sometimes [my wife] Bilquis and I have arguments, but that’s all.

    Q. Do you think philanthropic organisations such as yours cause the state to further abscond from its civic responsibilities?

    A. If the state can ensure that all who are subject to pay taxes do so, that would be a good enough start. If people were to honestly pay their taxes and also give charity, it would solve more than half of the country’s problems.

    Q. In 2008, eight children were abandoned by three women at an Edhi Foundation centre. The foundation later paid the families Rs. 100,000 each to take the children back. Are pay-offs of this kind effective when the root causes for children being abandoned are not addressed?

    A. Pay-offs are, of course, no solution, and we normally do not hand out money like that. Usually, we give shelter to children whose families abandon them, primarily for monetary reasons. The day people stop abandoning their children at our centres, I will believe that things are changing in Pakistan. But that does not seem to be happening. It is also quite clear that the government does not get actively involved, so I have no hope of people getting support from the state.

    Q. No hope? Isn’t that a fatalistic position to take regarding the state machinery?

    A. It is. But how can I have hope in a state that is being exploited by the current system – a system that is itself being manoeuvred by groups with no commitment to the people of this country. The whole political frame as it currently exists has to reinvent itself before we can even begin to hope for change in Pakistan.

    Q. Have you ever been approached by political or other groups for support?

    A. Once, I was approached by General Hamid Gul, Imran Khan and few others, mostly military and intelligence officials, who were conspiring to overthrow Benazir Bhutto’s second government and wanted me to get involved. I declined because I am a social worker and not a politician. I also did not want to tarnish the credibility of my organisation by getting embroiled in something that obviously seemed quite disturbing. Eventually, I was made to feel threatened enough to temporarily leave the country.

    Q. How do you see the future of Pakistan?

    A. I will continue to do my work and serve the people. However, Pakistan is now at a critical make-or-break stage, and if the system does not undergo a major overhaul, I am afraid that the country may even break up. Given the current conditions, it will take nothing short of a calculated, studied revolution to change things and save Pakistan.

    DAWN.COM | Metropolitan | “Pakistan is at a critical make-or-break stage”

    http://www.defence.pk/forums/national-political-issues/50772-pakistan-critical-make-break-stage.html

  • Pakistan is at a critical make-or-break stage” By Qurat ul ain Siddiqui March 15, 2010 http://archives.dawn.com/archives/66970

    Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of the Edhi Foundation, is unarguably the most renowned philanthropist in Pakistan. – Eefa Khalid/Dawn.com

    Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of the Edhi Foundation, is unarguably the most renowned philanthropist in Pakistan. He began his work in 1951 with the opening of a free, one-room medical clinic in Karachi. Currently, his foundation runs 250 centres across the country and houses more than 2,000 children at any given time.

    The centres also provide free burial of unclaimed bodies, free health care and dispensaries, rehabilitation of drug addicts, free assistance for the handicapped, and family planning counselling. Over 6,000 destitute, runaways, and mentally challenged individuals are also in the foundation`s care. The Edhi Foundation has also managed to raise the largest single fleet of ambulances in Pakistan, providing transportation to over one million persons annually. The foundation is also involved in relief efforts for victims of natural and other disasters on a national and international level.

    Dawn.com speaks with Edhi to gauge how the foundation has been affected by the ongoing political and security situation.

    Q. Your foundation is involved in a range of activities. How do you decide what projects to pursue?

    A. My work involves supporting those who have no one to look after them. That also involves looking after the dead bodies and arranging a respectable burial for them. I cannot say no to anyone.

    Q. Is there any part of the country where your organisation has encountered problems owing to the security situation?

    A. We have never had any serious problems with anyone. There have been incidents reported by our workers and volunteers regarding hide-snatching [during Eid-ul-Azha] in the past, but we are operating as we always have. In fact, we are also planning to establish centres in Tank and Hangu. Even the Taliban haven`t made any trouble for us; they donated money to the foundation and said they did so because I was helping those who couldn`t help themselves.

    Q. The foundation has accepted donations from the Taliban; does that mean that you agree with their ideology?

    A. No, I do not. I also told them that I do not agree with all the violence and destruction and the effect it has on people`s lives. To that, they said they were not behind the attacks that targeted civilians and ordinary people.

    Q. What is it that makes your angry?

    A. I don`t get angry – it`s not in my nature. Sometimes [my wife] Bilquis and I have arguments, but that`s all.

    Q. Do you think philanthropic organisations such as yours cause the state to further abscond from its civic responsibilities?

    A. If the state can ensure that all who are subject to pay taxes do so, that would be a good enough start. If people were to honestly pay their taxes and also give charity, it would solve more than half of the country`s problems.

    Q. In 2008, eight children were abandoned by three women at an Edhi Foundation centre. The foundation later paid the families Rs. 100,000 each to take the children back. Are pay-offs of this kind effective when the root causes for children being abandoned are not addressed?

    A. Pay-offs are, of course, no solution, and we normally do not hand out money like that. Usually, we give shelter to children whose families abandon them, primarily for monetary reasons. The day people stop abandoning their children at our centres, I will believe that things are changing in Pakistan. But that does not seem to be happening. It is also quite clear that the government does not get actively involved, so I have no hope of people getting support from the state.

    Q. No hope? Isn`t that a fatalistic position to take regarding the state machinery?

    A. It is. But how can I have hope in a state that is being exploited by the current system – a system that is itself being manoeuvred by groups with no commitment to the people of this country. The whole political frame as it currently exists has to reinvent itself before we can even begin to hope for change in Pakistan.

    Q. Have you ever been approached by political or other groups for support?

    A. Once, I was approached by General Hamid Gul, Imran Khan and few others, mostly military and intelligence officials, who were conspiring to overthrow Benazir Bhutto`s second government and wanted me to get involved. I declined because I am a social worker and not a politician. I also did not want to tarnish the credibility of my organisation by getting embroiled in something that obviously seemed quite disturbing. Eventually, I was made to feel threatened enough to temporarily leave the country.

    Q. How do you see the future of Pakistan?

    A. I will continue to do my work and serve the people. However, Pakistan is now at a critical make-or-break stage, and if the system does not undergo a major overhaul, I am afraid that the country may even break up. Given the current conditions, it will take nothing short of a calculated, studied revolution to change things and save Pakistan.

    The writer can be contacted at quratulain.siddiqui@gmail.com

  • Sheraz, while we all admire your efforts but please come up with an intelligent argument and counter valid criticism. Rhetoric might get your Imran Khan some Facebook fans for his poker team but without ISI, your Imran will have a hard time.

  • ^^ I’ve already provided lengthy arguments. You should be more concerned about the gibberish that Saleem is posting.

  • Javed Chaudhry & Mushahidullah Khan Expose Imran Khan – 1 (Kal Tak 21 MAR 2011)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=r3rYSS9LyYM

    Javed Chaudhry & Mushahidullah Khan Expose Imran Khan – 2 (Kal Tak 21 MAR 2011) http://youtu.be/z9HuCNw__5U

    Javed Chaudhry & Mushahidullah Khan Expose Imran Khan – 3 (Kal Tak 21 MAR 2011)

    http://youtu.be/7V3EPedUhQQ

    Javed Chaudhry & Mushahidullah Khan Expose Imran Khan – 4 (Kal Tak 21 MAR 2011)

    http://youtu.be/zxO5P26_YTo

    Hassan Nisar Exposes Imran Khan

    http://youtu.be/OfQB0aSY77Y

  • Allah karay collateral damage mein PPP kay log marain… ta kay in ki aqal mein yeah baat aayay kay militants say ziada innocent log mar rahay hain drones say… qabailion kay massoom auratain bachay marain to ppp ko kia??…. bunyadi taur par ppp hai he na-ahal, in ki apni benazir case ki investigation to ho nahi saki, aam awaam ka khayal karain gay????

  • Stupid article….what is PPP doing ? anything good…if he is establishment then Zardari should expose the establishment ! instead of running the country into the ground

  • which idiot wrote this article

    “Go to Waziristan, Kurram and Parachinar, stage a sit-in and then help in stopping the drone attacks!”
    why?? Peshawar is the capital of KP province, thanks to idiots of PPP waziristan is not safe

  • Recently Imran has decided t give a sit-in against drones. Drones about which General Mahmood commanding office of the region has spoken quite clearly that these have been the most effective tools so far in elimination of local and foreign terrorist in the land.
    I am against the drone myself but only those drones fired by USA. In my view these drones or similar sort of any action must be lead by Pak army itself. These drones must be done with more accuracy and power and should be done by pak army itself with sincerity. These operations will be just like the correction of errors and mistakes done in past in shape of peace accords with these elements. It should not be used as political point scoring by players who are fond of such scoring. Opposing drone and Army operations is like supporting, protecting, promoting and defending the terrorists and terror allied forces in Pakistan.
    We should not forget that this was the army operation which made it possible that children of swat are going to schools. It was the army operation which has made life comfortable for common citizens in running their life and business affaires. If it had not been taken perhaps , by this time we would have been under the rule of soofi Mohammad or Mangal Bagh.
    Now army is hesitant in operation in Waziristan in order to strengthen its bargaining power with USA. Imran’s sit-in is a very timely and accurate example of how army is playing its cards. On one hand Army’s spokes person telling the fruitfulness of drones and on other hand we are giving impression that we are not going to conduct any further operations. We the general public and their so called representatives and new ambitious politicians are playing like a puppet in their hands.
    TTP was made in 2004. Yes; after 9/11 all those who ran away from Afghan, came into our lands including individuals of every nationality. Till 2004, pak establishment kept its eyes closed and these elements strengthened themselves. If we recall those days, when these foreigners’ were asked to leave, they refused to leave our land. These elements were being supported by JI, JUI and Imran khan. No. of times, peace accords were signed with them on demands of these elements. Till the time peace accords were there, Imran supported Musharaf. Imran support for musharaf was till the moment when there were peace accords but when pak army decided that we have to get rid of these elements which emerged as permanent threat to the sovereignty of Pakistan and its society, Imran started to criticize Musharaf. Imran support or opposition to Musharaf was not because of any other factors except the protection of Taliban. Now after every suicide attack TTP is claiming its responsibility and our leaders are opposing the Army operations in their territory. Interestingly when these peace accords were occasionally violated by Taliban, Imran and allies kept their lips silent and when ever these were violated by Pak army, they condemned the government (not army……).
    Perhaps very less people are aware of the fact that this hesitant policy of pak army has empowered, & encouraged militants and Taliban so much that now Parachanar is practically not the part of Pakistan. To enter in Parachanar we have to adopt the route via Afghanistan.
    Equation day by day is becoming more simple and clear. Taliban claiming Suicide bombers and terror activities, against them are drones and military operations. Army spokesman is proving drone’s effectiveness and OUR emerging leader is opposing army operation. Who is the end beneficiary; Nation can see it with even closed eyes.
    In current political scenario there is no body who can lead the Pakistan. Who can emerge as a savior , as a visionary leader. Every “leader” has proved them-selves a “dealer”. Nawaz and Zardari deals have been discussed and known. Imran deal’s is with Taliban and ISI, unfortunately not with General public of Pakistan. Pakistan civil society and youth must come forward to give a Leader to Pakistan. As per famous columnist Hasan Nisar , “Imran is surrounded by Almaas bobies? Can we expect revolution through them?”
    PTI supporters claim that Imran condemns the terrorist attacks in Pakistan cities. Imran condemnation is just like That I oppose the terrorist activities but I want to save the terrorists. Imran stance is no different from Mr. Zardari who claims that he and PPP respect the Supreme Court and judiciary but cannot obey and support their decisions.
    I don’t know that why current govt is consistently dragging them-selves in this mess which has been piles up in last 60 years by establishment and allied forces. I don’t know why they think that they can take the Pakistan out of this situation in current scenario where nothing is going on their way. They should morally quite the govt putting clearly all the facts in front of nation about the causes behind their failure.
    In the end I can only wish and pray that “ Kaash koyee to ho jo Pakistani nation se sach boley sirf Pakistan aur awam key liyey…..kaash.”

  • The nation asks Imran Khan , why he has never condemned the suicide attacks and terrorist activities?? Is this not enough to believe that he infact is amongst the politicians and groups who are encouraging the terrorists and support the extremism?? In recent event of Raimond davis why he is frightened express the role of the Security Institutions or agencies? Why he is not naming the Army or ISI and only blaming Punjab & federal Govt?? He and altaf are coming close only because they have reached the conclusion that it is the ARMY only through which they can come into power?? They really are seeking the shoulders of ARMY in their hunger for power and for that they are searching the shortcut.

  • http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/2010/06/04/parachinar-pakistan’s-gaza-strip-2/
    Self explanatory link ……..Tells the whole story.

    Military operations and Drones are the violation of “Taliban human rights “(As per PTI spokes man) ; Can any body explain from PTI , That do the following category of victims/Victims ‘families have the human rights or not?
    • All those who have been killed in suicide attacks, surely in far exceeding numbers than those Taliban died in drones and military operation.
    • Slaughtered by Taliban in swat and other regions; Another countless category , figures never shared with public by agencies in order to keep one segment of general public sentiments in favor of Taliban so that it can be used politically or strategically when ever required.
    • Countless number of law enforcement agencies.
    • Attacks on shrines , truck drivers , common citizens , women and children.
    And If PTI replies , that yes they also do have the human rights ( because theoretically in a civilized society , these can not be denied ) , Then should not the nation ask , that whether Imran want to lead the nation by riding in two boats with opposite direction at the same time?? Result is crystal clear.

    Conclusion & SLOGANS by PTI ; TALIBAN HUMAN RIGHTS MUST BE PROTECTED ON THE LIVES OF SUICIDE BOMB’S VICTIMS , BLOODSHED , SLAUGHTERED CHILDERENS , WOMEN , MEN , SOLDIERS BECAUSE THESE DONT HAVE ANY HUMAN RIGHTS.

  • This is a Brilliant piece of Bullshit !
    Probably written by a slave Minded Brown Sahib, Dreaming to have a Us or British passport….
    Imran Khan is the One to Bring a real change in Pakistan and the whole Youth is with him !
    Pay my salaam to Daddy Ghaddari and his fellow Bastards- Tell them to begin packing and book some seats for London !

  • Another surprising thing about Imran Khan’s burger supporting youth: they feel proud in cursing others with expletives when the other side simply asks a question whether Imran Khan is Taliban Khan or not.

    My dear youth called Phoenix, dont worry, we are not labeling you as Taliban. It is your leader who will doom you

  • Imran Khan in an interview by Kashif Abbassi said that if his party won next election, he will be prime minister of Pakistan. Than he will take a class of Obama and teach him about actual situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. If Obama refused to follow Imran than he will mobilize his nation to fight war against USA.

    I think he should go USA to mobilize American Tax payers and Muslim Umma there. He thinks that current party in government is USA’s slave then he should demonstrate here but he should go USA to demonstrate against Obama administration.

  • PPP has proved: it does not consider that the tribal people are Pakistani. The issue is about innocent tribals being killed in the name of collateral damage. The ratio of innocents to militants is far too great. I wish that PPP chamcha’s families get killed in “collateral damage”. Then they will understand… or perhaps they will not because USA’s dollars are more important to them than their families!
    Actually PPP has no definite policy regarding the terrorism issue (Infact, PPP has no policy at all regarding any issue…. oh, sorry, i forgot: “corruption hamara haq hai” is the only policy). When US says it is considering talking to Taliban, Zardari also gives a statement about talking to Taliban. Then nobody calls him taliban??

  • @ mussali
    “If Obama refused to follow Imran than he will mobilize his nation to fight war against USA.”
    You are good at twisting facts. IK never said that he will mobilize people to fight against USA.
    IK has said several times that every country protects its own interests and its people & so will US.
    But unfortunately Pakistan is an exception because of so called leadership of PPP. It does not protect Pak’s interests but has instead joined US in their mission.

  • There is no difference between a sponsored dharna by PTI or dual stance by ML-N on moral grounds. Moreover this dharana was to take nation towards the slavery of Taliban which at te end will make u more dependent on outside nations to run your economy because one can easily imagine the investment atmosphere while under rule of Taliban. The leader who is so scared from Taliban cannot make u free from any one. The leader who thinks that there is no value of the almost 15000 lives & blood of victims of about 3500 terrorists blast/incifdents since 2004, The leader who thinks that Taliban human rights are much higher than a common citizen life ; Such leaders are not leading rather they are misleading the nation to the destruction. A brave police man can catch the criminal. The coward leader will always be submissive to terrorists. Drones are not the reasons of terrorism; Drones started in 2007 while terrorism of taliba is continued since 2002. THese Taliban alongwith their so called civilian allies must be kicked out or destroyed.
    We have to leave the double standards. either we should feel sorry for the victims of suicide attacks or we should feel sorry sorry for victims of drones. It is interesting fact that till the drones were fired in north waziristan ; Army was happy and Imran did not exceeded the limits and confined himself to only condemning the drones BUT when these were done in sauth waziristan , Army became unhappy and Imran also gave a sit-in. Imran & MQM will always dance on ISI instructions. Every body knows that in case of RD pak agencies were involved and now they are trying to re-build their reputation; Imran although in case of RD never had courage to name the Military establishment , but he is more than willing to do as advised by them. All these moves converge to only one conclusion that establishment want to defame the democratic systems to keep their role alive in pakistani politics.
    More interesting fact is that Imran did not like USA but he loves the money of USA; He collected majority of his funds from USA in his hospital campaign. Civil society must open the eyes and remove folds on the minds & eyes to build the vision that towards which direction these extremest elements wish to lead pakistan. PTI , JI and JUP are not different in the loyality of terrorists and Taliban.

  • 1. Imran has no “team” and it’s a one man show. For example, during the dharna, there was no one who could speak on behalf of the party other than Imran himself. Unfortunately, he can not be photocopied. He will not be able to win an election or deliver on other promises he is making without a credible team.
    2. I carefully reviewed various talk shows and interviews Imran gave and there is no doubt that he does not clearly come out against Taliban or extremism. All his answers try to put the blame on someone else and tend to justify the extremist actions.
    3. Imran could do it but he has to address the above to problems and totally distance itself from the islamic parties. Those parties have poor electoral record and perhaps he is been fed the ideas of “Ameer ul Momineen”. He should know that he will be a looser if he is hoping to be appointed a Prime Minister directly.

  • dear;sir
    this is Ahmad farhad azizi i am an afghan and i am living in my mothere land.i have been in pakistan for 20 year we had not any problems with those people we were like brothers and sisters so what is going now is this trugt the pakistanis whana kill as here in afghanistan if yes so tell me that why if not then why they have not countrol well to be honest we are thinking that pakistanise are over brotheres dear i what that from you brothers so pliz not figth with us you now that we are afghans and we are now that how we most kill over DOSHMAN so pliz my muslems brothers we are muslems if you are thinking that we are not so this is your problem thanks ahmad farhad

  • Kuti Nassal Humesha apni Baap logo ki bolti boltey hain, Juesy tum arami log jo Ek acha insan is mulk ko ghulami se bachana chahara hain or tum log wo apni maa, behin ko American se chodwane pe tule ho,, Aramio wo beguna jo mar reyin ha unn ka kia? agahr ek talib islam ko mefuz kar raha hain to ussy bura qu kaha jara hain … aramio agar talib na hota to iss waqat tumare bahin , maa , bivi aur din american chod reye hotey, ….. Bahar main joho sab k sab jo koi b islam k khilaf ho, insaf k khilaf ho… bahr main jo aaj k aaj abi k abi, jahanm tumara jaga hoga , or hain ,,, mubarak tume jahanum…..