Will Imran Khan Make a Difference?


Will Imran Khan Make a Difference?

PTI’s rise after the rally of 30th October, 2011, a partial disillusionment with their politics, parting of a few loyalists such as Shirn Mazari, and Khan’s commitment to hold intra-party elections are events which should be seen in totality. Do these events predict the demise of Khan’s political career?

 

 

Most of the opinion makers do not see PTI making any formidable electoral gain in the upcoming elections. For many up till now PTI’s political performance is an apologetic tale of half-achieved goals; Khan’s politics, arguably, is imprecise, vague, and shoddy. Thanks to his patience he is still around. Political analysts see PTI a chip of the same old block- part of the greedy theater of power politics.
Some are of the view that the party is embroiled in in-house strife, and is gradually imploding. One need to pause before making a sweeping conclusion about a party and a man who made headlines all over the world, not long before, but now for some reasons have lost the support of his people.

 

 

The claims which Khan made in his Lahore rally were not unrealistic, and up till today he has not recanted from any one of those however the proposed methodology of executing ambitions is bit wanting in pragmatism. Besides, the arrival and departure of notable ‘electable’ has certainly damaged his party’s image and programme. But the question remains whether it deters Khan from pursuing his goals? Khan’s narrative on corruption is consistent, and a leader is not judged by the events and eventualities his decisions trigger but by the solidity of his purpose.

 

 

In fact, the events such as Khawja Asif’s immoral attack on the SKMH and the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Asghar Khan’s petition externalizes Khan’s commitment to take on the forces of status-quo.

 
The rule is simple; the leader should be honest. Will Pakistanis vote a man who is upright, pays his taxes, patronizes educational projects, and is a world class philanthropist? Are these accomplishments enough? Perhaps not. Given the Machiavellian tactics the two ruling parties are capable of Khan’s commitment to eradicate the institutional corruption seems a daunting task. Khan invited Nitish Kumar (the CM of the Indian state of Bihar) to interact with the PTI’s top leadership. He vows to eliminate big corruption in 90 days, a claim which in Nawaz Sharif’s view is a political jugglery. To whom one should listen? Who sounds more able and committed?

 

 

Pakistan’s power politics is decided in rural constituencies which operate like fiefdoms where money, land, and one’s clan ties play a vital role. Has Khan been able to break this nexus? At least, the younger generation from the villages of KP and Punjab is Khan’s attentive ideological audience, and these young people will make a huge difference in the coming elections.

 

 

Khan’s rally to Waziristan, though strongly criticized by his opponents, may make an impact in terms of electoral gains. He is the only politician who dared to ruffle the feathers, and lead his supporters and public towards the worn-torn areas. At least, the voters will think that there is a man who is capable of challenging the US’ hegemony in the region.

 

 

But to many political pundits Khan’s politics is a pack of contradictions and half-hearted attempts. However, in all fairness one asks where and when did he withdraw from his stance of making Pakistan a welfare state, and of freeing it from the economic dependency of the US? Even the much repetitive charge of him being backed by the ISI seems ridiculous since it is now proven that in the past other parties had hobnobbed with the military Generals. Meanwhile, Khan can capitalize on the Supreme Court more recent judgement. His party will benefit from the SC’s verdict of the door-to-door verification of the voters’ list in Karachi; the urban middle class of Karachi, young students, and a trickle of foreign-retuned elite see Imran as a hope.
Khan is also criticised for being harsh on PMLN, and for going soft on Zardari. This may be correct, but only politically. He is not in love with the PPP. Now that the coalition of PLMQ and PPP failed to deliver in the by-elections it is clear that the real battle will be between the PTI and PMLN, a fact which PLMN often spurned in the past.

 

 

Consequently, the much vaunted theory of the PTI splitting the vote bank of the PMLN is based on paranoia of the defeated. Khan, as it seems, instead of splitting the traditionally secure vote bank of the PMLN is more likely to ‘dent’ it.
PMLN is an incumbent party, and are using all resources to further their electoral campaign. The Supreme Court has already directed the president to abstain from political activities. Will the Punjab’s CM also listen to the SC? One should praise the CM for suddenly becoming over-concerned of the welfare of the youth- a pivotal point in the TI’s manifesto-and for building bridges and installing modern transportation system, but many young people ask if one should vote merely because the incumbent Punjab government is constructing roads and doling out machines. Can’t we have ideological, and more sublimer reasons to bring change through ballot?

 

 

The liberal sections of the society and a part of the media also have their reservations about Khan’s ideological stance. However, having a different view does not make anyone a religious or other sort of fanatic or fundamentalist. Talal Asad, the renowned anthropologist, once said that’ the continuing obtuseness of liberals [ is that they are] never consistently liberal’. This also reminds me of Khan’s ex-wife’s comment that he is ‘a cross between Gandhi and Guy Fawkes.’ The philanthropic side of Khan does not dovetail with the hypocritical face of Pakistani politics, but so far he has shown nerves and stayed in the political field. Sadly, his stance on war on terror is seen from the US’ lens. Simply because he has a different view does not make him a ‘Taliban Khan’. Similarly, Khan’s opinion on Baluchistan can be contested but he had a huge rally there, while other parties have so far only forged alliances with local lords.

 

 

Despite odds Khan took his party to intra-party elections. These elections are very unique because first time a lot of technology is used to determine members’ franchise. Other parties do not have the moral courage and heart to hold intra-party elections. The reason that many notable electables left PTI resides in the fact that they persuaded Khan to postpone elections.
Khan may be politically naive but he entered into politics neither for the money nor for the fame. He was surfeited with these much earlier. And, one should realize this fact before rejecting and discarding him. During the election campaign he will face more character assassination. Is not Khan a man more sinned than against sinning?
Khan’s critics and opponents have different standards of judging his politics. At least, they expect him not to be like a typical Pakistani politician. Khan has audience both at home and abroad who listen to him keenly therefore regardless of the narrative of suspicion on the more recent configurations of the PTI’s politics Khan is set to contest the upcoming elections.



Rizwan Akhtar

is currently reading for his PhD in Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, UK


  • M.Saeed

    No doubt that, Pakistan’s power politics is decided in rural constituencies operating under feudal-lords holding the reins of their subject humanoids enslaved in their water-tight domains, enticed in hallucination of miraged good-times down-beyond the blind alley donkey-years away.

    Perhaps, Imran Khan knows and hiding some wonder-trick under his sleeve to get those humanoids transformed in a jiffy, into super-humans!

  • S Nasrullah

    @Rizwan Akhtar: From the hotch-potch of your analysis – trying to be impartial and objective – you have taken on the crutches of the lame to evaluate an Honest Pakistani politician with grace and grit. How do you get swayed by a supposedly small section of Opinion makers casting their casual inference: “Most of the opinion makers do not see PTI making any formidable electoral gain in the upcoming elections. For many up till now PTI’s political performance is an apologetic tale of half-achieved goals; Khan’s politics, arguably, is imprecise, vague, and shoddy. Thanks to his patience he is still around”. Bunkum. IK is the formidable personality in current political landscape of Pakistan

    Living Continents apart, and avidly reading about his media evaluations internationally by people of reliable and respectable judgment, there is a consensus of opinion that IK is indeed an upright, down-to-the-earth politician with an unwavering Mission to redress the injustices and iniquities that exist in great abundance and which has triggered the social,economic and political upheavals. Here in USA, there is a growing awareness that US is losing its moral grip on the world by continuing with brutal extermination of people without due process of law ( Drone attacks). Take morality out of any venture to establish democracy, peace and harmony in a country in turmoil, external intervention is invariably perceived as committing naked aggression whatever noble intention may have been the compelling imperative.

    IK’s perception coincide with what the conscience pricked people of the world are indignantly rebuking extra-judicial killings of perceived enemies and the huge casualty of collateral damage incurred with Drone attacks, and what the youth of Pakistan are sincerely concerned about. The people of Pakistan are sick and tired of the loot and plunder perpetrated by the PPP government and its cohorts under the false facade of pseudo-democracy. The youth of Pakistan are its future and they are the ones who would chart the right course for Pakistan to progress and prosperity and for which they would struggle and sacrifice.

    As for the ‘Electables’ entry or exit into or out of PTI is inconsequential. They were never invited or solicited by IK and their involuntary actions are based on their own ambitious plans and when they leave PTI, they know that like a rolling stone that never gathers the moss, their market value plunges to ZERO. The judgmental streak elevating K.Asif’s baseless insinuation as immortal, you show partisan bias and there is absolutely no substance in your projection: “In fact, the events such as Khawja Asif’s immoral attack on the SKMH and the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Asghar Khan’s petition externalizes Khan’s commitment to take on the forces of status-quo” is simply tenuous and not maintainable..

  • NASAH (USA)

    “many young people ask if one should vote merely because the incumbent
    Punjab government is constructing roads and doling out machines. Can’t
    we have ideological, and more sublimer reasons to bring change through
    ballot?”

    “many young people” as well as ‘old’ people will prefer “government constructing roads and doling out machines” — to drive their vehicles on paved roads and fly on Internet — rather than ploughing through a muddy road of “ideological and more sublime reasons”.

    As a young man yourself don’t you think they will?

    “Now that the coalition of PLMQ and PPP failed to deliver in the
    by-elections it is clear that the real battle will be between the PTI
    and PMLN, a fact which PLMN often spurned in the past.”

    How?

    Did we see any PTI candidate fighting the 9 bye-elections against the PML(N) and winning any?

    “the much vaunted theory of the PTI splitting the vote bank of the PMLN
    is based on paranoia of the defeated. Khan, as it seems, instead of
    splitting the traditionally secure vote bank of the PMLN is more likely
    to ‘dent’ it.”

    Young man — which is more harmful — ‘splitting the vote’ or ‘denting’ it? — are you sure you’re a PTI supporter or you want the PML(N) to sweep the state?

    Ah the torture reading of such tortured disjointed arguments! You may say why read it — and you may be right.

    • fasmik

      Thats what we say that voting for Noora will split the vote since ppp voters will now vote for khan. Infact noora is trying to split the PTI vote bank by lame stupid attempts like lap tops.

      • NASAH (USA)

        Are you sure the PPP voters will “now vote for Khan”? Don’t you think — a laptop is more heavier and more real than an esoteric ‘promise’ to end corruption in 90 days?

        Not that we don’t want Khan to win — we want Khan to win — but Khan has to fight some Punjab bye-elections — and show his strength to put some confidence in Punjab electorate — if your Khan is supposed to sweep Punjab?

        • fasmik

          No one expects him to sweep punjab. But from by elections it is clear that the theory of “vote split” was not valid any more. It also disappoints me to c a well aware person like you talk of the heaviness of the “lap top phenomena” .

          • NASAH (USA)

            But Fasmik don’t you think material gifts count in Pakistan politics — or as a matter of fact anywhere else?

        • Muhammad Rizwan

          He can hardly win his seat, and only some typical old faces will win the seats, other wise, he will not make a much difference.

          The only thing, he will do, that he will be able to dent PML (N) very slightly in Punjab and INDIRECTLY, he will support PPP so that it can easily gain majority again in Federation.

          BAD Policy of IK and PTI, First, he was running after MQM and ALTAF Bhai and soon after induction of OLD & USED POLITICIANS, he realized something and then there is a PIN DROP SILENCE in that regard. Now, IK has totally forgotten what was his stance,

          I have doubts on IK’s denting only PML (N) these days, is this INDIRECT support of PPP???

          Well, IK is badly trapped by the OLD Politicians he has recently inducted and neglecting his OLD & LOYAL Party Members who stood by PTI since its inception, thumbs down for IK for his policies and behavior with the OLD party members.

          Hope so, IK is not badly trapped like Chaudhary’s Trap Musharaf 10 years back. Hope so, IK can sustain his in dependency, but to me, i don’t feel much good to be happening for IK. Instead of doing good politics, he has started doing same OLD DIRTY POLITICS of putting blames on other Parties and that too, only on single party, Why???

          I have serious DOUBTS on this policy as by this, IK thinks only PML (N) is wrong, means PPP is a clean party and means he accepts president and current government?

          IK has raised so many questions on himself just through his behavior after the induction of these OLD & NEGLECTED Faces from sooooo many different POLITICAL PARTIES…

          • NASAH (USA)

            Riz — now you are talking like a real political analyst! Why didn’t you use this post as your main article?

            Now Imran Khan may be secretly courting PPP against the PML(N) but keep in mind that the bonhomie shown between the PPP and the PML(N) on the FTB that is Fair Trial Bill indicates — that Saeed sb’s ‘clever crow’ may be outwitting both the PML(N) ‘wolf’ and the PTI ‘wolverine’ by playing one against the other.

          • Muhammad Rizwan

            Well,

            i am fed up of my country’s Dirty Politics. All are same. No difference in anyone. IK has been saying something different before but now he is acting like other politicians. Whom we shud rely? :(

            There is no one in this country who want to bring this country out of this economically dead situation. Industries are down, billions of investments is at stake. But every politician is busy in making his bank accounts and like wise. There is no one in the politicians who want to think for the country.

            Hundreds of industries are almost shut, The most High-Tech industry in Pakistan, i.e: Fertilizer Industry is at stake because of Natural gas un-availability. Power crisis. And the list goes on….

            We need a government of technocrats and not these illiterate politicians who has this lust and hunger of money and filling their thirst for it…

          • NASAH (USA)

            Or is this the right but wrong Rizwan — Muhammad Rizwan not Rizwan Akhtar — I guess it is. Drat.

        • Muhammad Rizwan

          Well,

          i am fed up of my country’s Dirty Politics. All are same. No difference in anyone. IK has been saying something different before but now he is acting like other politicians. Whom we shud rely? :(

          There is no one in this country who want to bring this country out of this economically dead situation. Industries are down, billions of investments is at stake. But every politician is busy in making his bank accounts and like wise. There is no one in the politicians who want to think for the country.

          Hundreds of industries are almost shut, The most High-Tech industry in Pakistan, i.e: Fertilizer Industry is at stake because of Natural gas un-availability. Power crisis. And the list goes on….

          We need a government of technocrats and not these politicians who has this lust and hunger of money and filling their thirst for it…

          • http://twitter.com/khan_tahseen tahseen khan

            and you know who tah was – Musharaf!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eengr06 Irfan Ullah

    A balanced and well written article …

  • Rizwan

    From : Rizwan Akhtar

    For Nasha and Nasraulla; Dear readers thanks for your
    comments.

    1)
    I am not supposed to support or oppose anyone-in political science discourse ‘denting’ the electorate is not a pejorative term. Khan will split the electorate is the PMLN’s stance which after the by-election becomes questioned. Analogously, PTI’s non-participation in the bye- election is politically vindicated. All governments build roads, roads do not buy them electorate- it ought to be some ideology- rest is the outcome. Khan’s narrative is more ideological and less pedagogical- see all his speeches- the word ‘nazria/ ideology ‘ rings everywhere. And he seems to practise his ideology, though at times there are unforced deviations.

    2) It may be ‘disjointed’ ‘bunkum’, and ‘ hotch-potch’ –I take it as a post-modernistic appraisal–nevertheless helped ejecting a fair bit of partisanship from the opponents and supports of IK. Should not we be less judgmental and more insightful,less vitriolic and more thoughtful?

    3)
    International opinion makers are not my concern.
    I was referring more to the Pakistani press in English, and its arguably liberal
    (secular) section… they already produced a ‘narrative of suspicion’ on IK’s
    politics – I am not giving my opinion whether people buy it or not. It’s up to people.

    4)
    Nowhere either I said that Khan is not a formidable
    personality- the formidability -human or non-human- may be a ‘simulation’ in the Gramscian sense so why not avoid it and instead of being tempted into personality worship better see the actual persona of the ‘subject’.

    5)
    If you go into the history of Khan’s politics SKMH is a consistent reference of his
    unique achievement, and he started his political career projecting this ‘image’-
    image-making is a part of modern political discourse- so Khawaja Asif hit at that image- I tried to restore that image,only on the level of argument, ‘logic’ and “discourse”. Edward Bond, the British playwright says that “ all imagination is politics”. So, the readers are also supposed to have their share of imagination. By that very fact, you may be right that there is a ‘moral streak’ in that reference, but the reference in itself is not out of place. The difference between a ‘symbol’ and ‘symbolism’ is very subtle in political arena.

    *Lastly, all this could have been said in the article but
    should not be.

  • Umair Safdar

    well with qasoories , shah mahmoods , sardara asif ahmed ali and all other people from musharaf league will not make any difference the hype of imran khan is going down, i think there are few reasons for it 1) always target N league and say nothing to ppp who is main culprit of the country and 2) by taking old horses in his party 3) changing stance quickly i.e. u turn on MQM, by this PTI has raised alot of questions on their future.

    • Nadeem

      and this is why you support the all clean tax paying Nawaz Shareef , who has all his money inside Pakistan. Cchaaa gaye ho yaar!

      • Muhammad Rizwan

        Don’t be emotional. We, the youth has a lot of passion and emotions and we always like such movements which imran khan started, but it ended in the same time, the way it was started.

        Major BAD’s in Imran Khan’s party:

        1- Induction of same old politicians from same parties whom IK have been pointing out for a long time. Till the time they were in those parties, they were all wrong and as soon as they have joined PTI, have their PAST become CLEAN???

        2- He always talks of nawaz shareef PML (N), why he never points out PPP? DOUBTS ON THIS (QUESTIONS STRONGLY ARISES)…

        3- In start, before the induction of OLD, NEGLECTED AND USED POLITICIANS OF EXISTING POLITICAL PARTIES, Imran Khan have been raising his voice unanimously against MQM and ALTAF Bhai, now what has happened??? Why he is their PIN DROP SILENCE???

        I was and i am a great fan of Imran Khan, as a person and of PTI, but that PTI which was PTI of Before Quarter 4, 2011. Not today’s PTI with almost same shameful faces of already used politicians….

        MY VOTE is with Imran Khan ONLY, and not with newly made PTI, if he stands from my area, i will VOTE for him otherwise, i will give it to someone else…

  • Anonymous

    very well written and .. the only thing we should keep in mind that politically he is clean as a newborn. if these thugs can get into power many times why not give him a chance? For once we will be proud and respectful of our chosen leader

  • Patriot

    Nice Article!

    Dear All, first of all i want to ask one thing, you need change, you need revolution so how we can bring change if we still vote ppp or pml-n the same old corrupt parties which have been doing huge corruption from last 60 years, we know that neither Imran Khan is angel nor he is 100% perfect, in-fact no body is perfect but at-least he is a man who is new , he is a man who doesn’t have any political feudal background like others, and most importantly he doesn’t have any deficiency of money, so such kind of a person who already have the fame, money never do corruption, at-least you should try your luck by voting this new talent, who is declaring his assets, the difference b/w Imran Khan and other leaders is that others indicate problems but Imran Khan indicate solutions of those problems, his first strategy of “Removing Corruption in 90Days” is actually the last strategy because root cause of our failure is corruption, once the corruption is removed there is no need to formulate further strategy for the development of this country, people all of us know this God Gifted piece of land is abundant of all resources, the reason y we r so far away from other countries is our poor corrupt leadership. Even most of the countries which are 80% smaller than us in-terms of resource,area are more developed than us, WHY? because they have good leadership and every citizen including their govt is sincere. So, Think and just vote for PTI to bring new face, to bring change, to bring revolution, believe me this is the last time. Its Now or Never1

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hadi-Sakey/100000836990043 Hadi Sakey

      Imran Khan is not a feudal lord. The feudal lords and industrialists will unite to defeat Imran Khan under all circumstances. Even if IImran Khan’s party goes to poll and wins the Armed forces will not let him enter the corrido of power.

    • S Nasrullah

      Thank you Mr Patriot for your simple, yet persuasive, canvassing for IK. It is not for a “new”, “moneyed” man who remains untried, that people must vote for, BUT for a man who is Intelligent, has Integrity and Indomitable determination to end corruption and put Pakistan on its track to Progress and Prosperity.

      IK brings with him the profundity of a Performer who achieves what he aspires and unlike the other politicians of the country, he does not change his stance or color as matter of expediency. IK is a part of the solution and not the problem and is expected to lead from the front to energize a dispirited Nation and lead them the path of glory that Pakistan richly deserves.

    • http://twitter.com/khan_tahseen tahseen khan

      If you believe that Imran can fix corruption in 90 days, you are dumber than an average Pakistani. Claims like these are reason enough not to vote for him. If you want the country to improve get Musharaf released and let him take the regiens.

  • M.Saeed

    In one of my recent visits to a village in rural Punjab, I asked one of the village farmers about whom he intended to vote. His spontaneous response was in favour of PPP. On asking for his reasons, he was equally quick to say that, PPP had provided a road-link to market from his village and a “Wazifa” for his wife (Benazir Income Support Program).
    Only if Imran Khan could find convincing reasons to counter the main but silent supporters of the PPP, one can think about him making any real difference.

  • Faisal A. Khan

    I am a pakistani youth living in london, i am 27 !! never voted in the past. But i am deffinitely voting PTI this coming general elections even if i have to come back home. I want to see pakistan prosper and if not Imran Khan then who???
    I feel we are at a verge of loosing our identity as pakistanis if we dont act and do something to stop this status – co to come in power and sell our country.

    I am against the prosecution system, The stubborn politicians who think they own Pakistan, the corruption and extreme lawlessness. So much that you cant live a honorable life. Me and so many overseas pakistani brothers and sisters wants to come back and live an honourable life.

    We all are responsible for ill pakistan today because we never vote.

    I am one of a lot who believe we as a nation have a lot of potential to be number 1 in the world if we are fair to each other. Justice for every one.

    I will vote PTI because i think we finally need a leader not an average politician, a leader who could step up and sort it out with authority.

    I will appeal the people of karachi to rise against the wicked suppression of all the parties who have military wings specially MQM. Its a do or die situation for you this time. We need the sons and daughters of karachi to say loud how much they love Pakistan.

    Its better to face a honourable death then being killed for no reason.

    I appeal the people specially the youth of balochistan to stand up for your rights. Stop looking outside of the balochi leaders who ran out of the country because they were threatened. they are living a wonderful life. Think about yourself.

    Vote a man who live and die for pakistan. Vote PTI. Get yourself organised and make your own leadership within PTI balochistan through Elections and serve your country with honesty and justice.

    I call upon all the youth of the country to stand up. And get united.

    We are powerful people. We are 1. Inshallah New year is the year of prosperity.

    Its time (to strive) against the corrupt status – co.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hadi-Sakey/100000836990043 Hadi Sakey

      I fully support you and your wishes. I am now 81 and have seen Pakistan in embryo. The country of my dream, hope and pride does not exist. The corrupt feudal lords and industrialists have made this country a hollow log. Retrogressive political policies has pushed Pakistan far behind in the comity of nations. Let us hope Imran Khan comes in the fore.

    • http://twitter.com/khan_tahseen tahseen khan

      Election 2013 is simply the “choors are electing their king” if you love Pakistan and are able to go back, go back and spend your life teaching the people the power of law & order, may be in another 60 years Pakistan can have democracy.

  • Naive

    very true, he might be vague about his future politics but I would be voting him to atleast see these bluffers out from the politics of Pakistan, it is indifferent to me what IK will do in politics… the disbelief is growing and in this situation he is pulling mass on streets,

  • Acid Rain

    If he gets elected I will officially give up my Pakistani citizenship, he’s a prime example of what is wrong in our society/politics or has been wrong for so long, hails from a privileged background, elitist and racist. With all his promises and his policies are centred around few only few issues, worst of all he promises to bring change in our society and political scene with his so called revolution…..with the same faces which have been in past governments and belonged to other corrupt parties….seriously dude??

  • http://www.facebook.com/syedfayyazhassan Syed Fayyaz Hassan

    Imran Khan is nothing but an ISI stooge to protect Taliban from Western wrath. This guy is clueless in policy making, His IQ level is not more than a military general. The flimsy and shallow Imran Khan is coming to an end. The Jamaat e Islami agenda against women right and against minority rights is Imran Khan’s agenda. A darling of Generals, talibans and Jamat e islami

    • http://twitter.com/khan_tahseen tahseen khan

      Well said! Ask him how much monewy he made from the cancer hospital.

  • Ibn Hanif

    No single person can make any difference until nation gets ready for sacrifices. For example if Imran comes and stops the “paid” drones the west will stop their aid and the economy will certainly suffer at the initial stages. That’s the time when instead of being patient first of all Pak media than nation will force Imran to bow in front of the USA than he will also chose the same track which had been taken by Pervaiz Musharaf and his followers. We need to cut off the western strings tied with puppet rulers and bear the qonsequences patiently.

    ” a puppet whose strings got cut learned to walk all its own”

  • Taj Ahmad

    Status update for 2013 election:-

    PPP failed in government and caused huge corruption.
    PML(N) same as above
    PML(Q) same as above
    MQM, ANP and TIP may win most seats in 2013 election and will form the
    Government in the Center and all province.

  • Xuhan

    what do am i thinking forever ever. no social change neither revolution are expetected being a pakistani nation. such kind of inovations and ideas are to realize being a nation, loyal, devoted, hardworking& stalwart nation. but i never found any person till now that he/she has spirt of being a reall pakistani. what am i found as a lover of Imran khan or nawaz khan or zardari sahab or whatever.. in fact pakistani nation are facing leader deprivation since we lost some wonderful leaders..after that chronic epidemices and treajdy ,we could never been face to leader instead curruptions damn shit machaines.. don’t think that we might bring change or revolution never never we won’t to do so being a sleepy nation.. we all don’t have conciousnesss to understand and raise being a nation we are just good to eat and sleep…

  • Najam

    NASAH – I pity that you are the leader of stupids…

    • NASAH (USA)

      My friend — you would like me to be YOUR leader Imran Khan? Thanks but no thanks..

  • M.Saeed

    We need to be realistically practical. It is an established ground reality that, Punjab is twice as big as all three other provinces combined and least feudalistic. Therefore, the only solution available to the feudal is, to divide Punjab into small fragments that they can fight and win.

    Imran Khan must have a foresight of this serious hurdle and must develop and put in place, his result oriented strategy against the plan of his adversaries already well routed on course. The hurdle has to be surmounted and cannot be wished away.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahsan247 Ahsan Khan

    His social work is in front of every Pakistani in shape of Shaukat Khannum & Nimal University. Yes he is a man who can deliver results, and bring healthy change in our life. Mostly Pakistani don’t cast their vote and crying for 5 years. We strengthen hands of Imran Khan for change in Pakistan. On election day plz cast you vote for future of Pakistan.

  • Dr Idrees

    khan do that politics which do not practice before in pakistan ….and i think this is the CHANGE

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dr.KhalidMahood Da Masstr Mind

    Surely he can …. he is a leader with lots of abilities and he know where he is going… Long live Imran Khan …. Go PTI …….. Salute to Imran Khan!!!

  • Fida Ahmed Advocate

    The difference has already been made by Imran Khan. Success in elections at any cost, the norm shared by almost all the other parties, is not his or his followers’ priority. Cleansing politics of dirty people was and still is his target which distinguishes his party from others.

  • Muhammad Rizwan

    You are right sikander, i would like to second your comments…

    No doubts about PPP and PML N, as they have already been used many times, then choice for PTI comes ONLY ON SINGLE POINT, WHY NOT TRY HIM???

    And not because IK is a man of principles and blah blah blah, what he did and what he is doing, he is totally negating himself day by day, first he was biggest anti-MQM personality in Pakistan, daily he was giving amazing comments, but suddenly Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Javed Hashmi came in to his party and gave him same old tips and ultimately PIN DROP SILENCE FROM GREAT PERSONALITY IK, SO CALLED A MAN OF PRINCIPLES…

    Yes, he has vision, he has potential to do something, but he is much handicapped within his own party that he can’t even have his own stance. I hope he could work alone and with his vision, but in current scenario, he appears to be a puppet who is dancing on the tricks of same OLD SHAMELESS DIRTY USED POLITICIANS WHO after getting no respect from their parent parties joined all clean and vision holder IK and ruined him and his ideas very badly…

    I can only pray that IK may escape from these same OLD SHAMELESS FACES but as he has welcomed them in his party, it appears not to be, and i have real doubts that if he is also given a chance, same people will make policies of party and all same will happen which they have been doing earlier in their parent parties coz IK hardly even can win only one seat in previous history and that, his own seat in Mianwali, now what ever numbers they will be winning that will be definitely because of those OLD FACES who are jaddi pushti sear holders and will win their seats and then they will dictate IK and all same will happen…

    ALLAH SWT hamare mulk ki hafazat farmaye aur sache aur imandaar log iktidaar tak puhanchein, miracles can happen and Pakistan really needs such a miracle now…

  • http://twitter.com/khan_tahseen tahseen khan

    Sir you are stupid as they come! If can’t see that he is chip of the same block, you are more than stupid!

  • Nabeel

    Imran Khan is talking about Change and Says he will make a difference in People’s life. But just think honestly and see the points below

    1. He comes and goes in same Bullet Proof Land Cruiser that even a good business man would not be able to buy with all his savings of his life.

    2. He is always talking about breaking the status Co and not in one single constituency there is full team of new candidates. There are candidates that has been rejected from other parties and not awarded the tickets. Those are the person who always wants to stay in the power by hook or by crook. They are now gathered under PTI’s platform. Agree me or not i am the biggest supporter of IK and PTI and when i see all around myself there same people with different platform. How would they bring change in Pakistan. Biggest ruling elites of today’s world is under PTI’s platform.

    3. He wants to bring change only in Punjab the other provinces are not part of Pakistan or they dont want change. He never said anything about MQM who proved in the previous elections that there people hijacked the whole polling station and start stamping the ballot papers.

    I appreciate the ideaology of Imran Khan but when i see these things i really got disappointed. Just think as Pakistani not as a Fan of Imran Khan.

  • Malik

    All staged drama, looks real but how come voting was delayed and lines were not moving,
    TrIck to win the elections is put your people conducting the elections specially staff at the polling stations.
    Put your malitia to take care of the ballot boxes.
    Voting lists and verification system.
    Rigging is easy and I feel for the people who came out to vote and they found out they can not vote for their candidates.
    Corrupt people are back into power and mandate is, who is going to get which post & they are already fighting over it.
    MQM, PPP, PML (all) corrupt and terroists organisation.
    Chalaz Mian is @helm .
    Lastly the media, do you think we are that stupid? Really..

  • NASAH (USA)

    Imran has already made a ‘DIFFERENCE’ in KPK.

    Under PTI the illiterate KPK will be EDUCATED by the literate JI.– not PTI — because PTI is a Sports Organization — has little experience in Education.

  • M.Saeed

    The fall had a divine blessing to rise not with tsunami-tide but with demonstrated service to dejected mankind, starting from the most suppressed and crushed under unconquered “Corruption Mountain” of KPk.

    • Anonymous

      Sadly the fall also seems to have numbed the thought process – the result being the error in his choice of words and on top not having the grace to admit it. A bigger leader can admit his error and win more hearts and minds….I guess mediocrity he surrounds himself with these days, win again whilst Pakistan loses!

      • M.Saeed

        Being proud is the worst of all human vices.
        “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels”.
        (Saint Augustine)

  • M.Saeed

    To err is human and to own one’s fault is a great bravery demanding surmountable courage. It is also the only way to correction and to be human again.

  • Ahmed Amin Malik

    Give him a fair chance, Pakistan and then decide for yourself!