Why I Left PTI is Now Justified!


Why I Left PTI is Now Justified!

Almost two years back, I took a conscious decision of leaving PTI. (Though I was not an official member) but was a supporter only. Rather a diehard supporter of PTI. And like many others, I too desperately wanted a “change”. So at that time (called it my immaturity) Imran’s rhetoric appealed me like any other immature youth.

 

Leaving PTI make me felt as if I committed a big sin or a blasphemy for sure. Because PTI’s supporters (trolls) targeted me with verbal abuse and filthy language etc (which is now one of the noted traits of PTI’s supporters). A part from filthy comments I also came across with few interesting remarks like “you will be dishonest with Pakistan if you don’t support Imran Khan” and “let him give a chance at least he will do something as he is an honest man”, “you will regret your decision of leaving PTI” etc.

 

But today, why I left PTI, is justified now. How? Within a short span of 2 years PTI exposed itself from time to time. Be it continued delay in party’s intra elections to the election rigging. Someone who always talks about free and fair election is incapable to have free and fair election in his own party…… with PTI our future is bright!

 

From alliance with Sheikh Rasheed to the inclusion of opportunists and leftovers (of other parties) in the name of electable and trashing dedicated workers like Sherin Mazari etc.

 

From failed long march to Waziristan to MQM sponsored jasla of Karachi. And the last nail in the coffin was PTI’s support to Dr. Tahir ul Qadari.

 

In my previous article (Why I left PTI) I said “Trying something new is good only when it is useful and when it makes sense otherwise you will end up in more mess.”

 

With Imran Khan and his dream team of opportunists we will for sure end up in a bigger mess.

 

Mr. Khan and his so called political party (to me it is not more than a pressure group) is not in position to deliver. As Khan lacks leadership qualities and lacks decision abilities, most of the time he act as a (spoil) child on issues and PTI lacks coordination within itself. PTI is all about fashion and modernity and abusing others.

 

So for all those who still think PTI will do wonders, and Imran Khan is the last “hope” must open their eyes and must have look at PTI’s last 2 years and Imran Khan’s U turns to the important issues.



A contributor for The News/Geo blogs


  • Monem Al-fayed

    I respect your views and comments against my party and Imran khan and Im sure your intentions are for the benefit of Pakistan. And on behalf of PTI, I sincerely apologize for the all the rude comments which offended you. So you continue your struggle by complaining about PTI and Imran khan (in each and every one of your articles) and we’ll make our struggle by at least trying to do what is right and let the time decide who was better.
    When I see them buying bloggers,writers,columnists by secret funds, power and what not,I just raise my hands and say “Iyya ka na’budu wa iyya ka nasta’een”

  • Tauseef

    Dear Maryam, I read your article and can understand that you have written this out of your frustrations b/c there were no sufficient logical points you have. I am neither a member of tehrik-e-insaf nor a supporter of other political party. The comments given by PTI supporters when u left them were pretty logical. Imran has decision making ability and vision.

    What options you have, vote to MOST HONEST and CLEAN PERSON Mr. Zardari
    VOTE to most intelligent decision maker Mr. NOON
    or to MQM (they will be part of next govt. whether it is PPP, PML(N), PTI, etc.)

    you tell me who is lesser evil. or dont tell me b/c u deserve zardari.

  • Faizan P. Hashmi

    Madam you are gonna get abused for this. That is the only thing they are best at

  • http://www.facebook.com/hisham.idris.503 Hisham Idris

    In my view it is now clear that the Tsunami Khan will not be able to win any significant number of seats in the upcoming general elections but he still will be able to cause dents to the PMLN vote bank which will only benefit the PPP led alliance in Punjab.

    Pakistanis should know that this country may not survive if PPP led coalition wins again in the next elections. To stop PPP led coalition from coming again into power we will all have to unite our vote bank. PPP led coalition is trying its best to split the anti PPP vote bank. Alliance with PML-Q, Raja Pervez Ashraf as Prime Minister from Pothwar region and the South Punjab slogan are just few examples of their designs.

    Unfortunately, the Tsunami Khan has committed mistakes one after another that has cornered him in isolation. However, on number of occasions Imran Khan has mentioned that he is fighting for Pakistan and not for the Power. I believe his words. The best course the Khan could take from here on is to strengthen the anti PPP alliance no matter if he had to shake hand with his self declared political opponent Nawaz Sharif. If Imran Khan can accept people from PML-N in his party then nothing should stop him from shaking hand with Nawaz Sharif himself.

    Trust that it will be a small price that can save Pakistan and put it on the right direction. Pakistanis have suffered extensively at the hands of the Army and PPP Governments. Now have mercy on us, Pakistanis deserve a Government that should work sincerely and honestly to solve the sea of problems and create opportunities for them. Split vote bank can take this dream further away from us. Too much of time has been wasted – now there is an opportunity to move forward it should not go wasted again. Lets think above our personal egos and political interests.

    Look how people reacted and celebrated the launch of the Metro Bus Service in Lahore. It is not that the Bus service is something out of this world but people
    celebrated it because they forgot to smile and there was nothing to cheer about
    in the country since long.

    The Khan should feel the pulse and sit with the PML-N, JI and other good parties to develop a master plan of Reforms and Development for the country. Unite the vote bank and contest elections together and after coming into power work wholeheartedly to change the fate of the people of the country.

    Nawaz Sharif shook hand with Benzair Butto to save Democracy now it
    is high time that he shakes hand with Imran Khan to save Pakistan.

    For the PPP led coalition one should be fool to expect any thing good from them unless their unreal leaders are gone.

    Jamaat-e- Islami should initiate efforts and engage Imran Khan to join hands with the Grand Alliance for Pakistan at this critical moment of Muslim’s history in the sub continent. JI has greater role to play in the future and I hope and pray that JI plays its due role that we expect from it today.

    Lets we witness the change in our lifetime. I appeal to PTI, PML-N and JI to not to deprive us from the change. These parties do not realize that responsibility on their shoulders are far greater they can imagine. Lets we unite our vote bank and pool our energies together to steer the country towards progress, prosperity and true Islamic Society.

    No one knows better than the Khan that it takes eleven dedicated players in the cricket team to win a match. The bouncers alone will not deliver but the teamwork. Let’s have something better than nothing and play your positive and constructive role within the proposed Alliance. I wish the Khan listen to this appeal and
    respond positively. No use in staying the 12th player.

  • http://www.mahmoodmirza.com Mahmood Mirza

    Thanks for sharing your perspective Maryam. So which party leader are you supporting with your vote in the upcoming election? Bilalwal Zardari, Nawaz Sharif, Altaf Hussain, or someone else? Keen to know your choice of leader.

  • Shan

    If you are so much analytical about imran khan than you should compare the existing or available leadership with him. I suppose, you will see the difference… we have already given chances to nearly all the available leadership and have evaluated their skills by giving them responsibility of running the state and the rest don’t need to mention… I think, IK and his team should be given a chance before criticizing him…

  • Imran Qasim

    Well miss Write such article isn’t a big deal now whatever you have written is Okay. But can you please guide us to whom we should support???? Who is right leader? ??? Who can deliver? this is what you don’t know you are paid for what you have write your mind is to close to think whom you should support to bring a change .

  • HAIDER

    Hey we don’t want to comment on ur article >> And even dont want to litsen u.

  • ahmedj

    I wonder why the comments are not visible even on the fourth day? This truly justify the flawed quality writing. It is better to be brave and hear criticism when you write against someone.

  • Muhammad Mohsin

    ooh..Big loss for PTI indeed..
    by the way who are you?
    one more thing you are still immature..

  • Raza

    i have just skimmed through this article and trust me i am shocked on the how you justify what you did. First of all do you seriously see a need to justify? justification for what? did u do something wrong? well never mind. You wrote Imran supporters use abusive language in day to day debate, particularly on social media. Well i am not sure where you are going with this? are u implying Imran is responsible for this? that will be quite absurd or all supporters or most of them are not civilized? … Now you will most probably be thinking i am diehard fan of PTI or as u ppl say of Imran, well let me tell u i am not. But i wanna know why he is on the frying pan where as both PPP and PLMsssss are not. If i am not mistaken the later ones are in power at the moment and i m not blind… Ya i forgot, you mentioned about U turns… a u turn by a person who is not in opposition nor is in power matters this much. :) and by the way if u only be neutral, tell me when it happened. Please consider again i am not blind as to what is happening around me.

  • Irfan

    So now you have a better option to vote for like PPP/PMLN/ANP/MQM or others. And they do not have these problems in their parties which you mentioned for IK.

  • Kashif IQbal

    first please explain wht is leadership qualities…..? and then i wish to tell u one thing that no one is perfect in this world even you.you mention in ur article that internal election was delayed due to imran did’t take any decision you really think that PMLN (n) and PPP is political parties ? both parties are just family ruling parties with BIG time pass with no vision that how to develop the nation . so please give him a chance to deliver . wht u think that nawaz sharif or zaradari is good leaders if you say no …….then why you are so much idealistic approach against imran ….?

  • Javed Khan

    I totally disagree with Maryam for;

    1. Holding elections within the party like PTI held, no party ever can think of holding such elections. The biggest party PPP, the 2nd biggest PML(N) and the most disciplined party MQM will never dare hold elections like what PTI did. Hence the delay. Remember, PTI was never in Power before and past history of attracting bigwigs and it has to go through the learning curve that the other parties do not learn at all from their past mistakes. These parties have accumulated wealth through years on wrong doing and now will use it to buy ‘electables’, and hence these ‘electables’ are hesitant to join PTI

    2. Let all the bopportunists join PTI, but remember its the Captain who will lead them. The Captain already declared that only clean and self assessed people can find a place (tickets etc.) in PTI. Today ther is a rush race to join PPP,PML(N), PML(Q) whoever offers better terms, party ticket, money, future ministership. These opportunists do not have the advance booking for tickets etc. with PTI, so they stopped joining PTI.

    3. For the past several years, IK of PTI has been consistant and steadfast on very important and chronic issues that the country is facing that is, War against Terror, Corruption, education (education emergency he wants to impose), Tax evasion, plundered wealth by Zardari and the Shariefs and the likes.

    4. It really doesn’t matter if he had addressed a public rally of Sh. Rasheed. The important thing is his lone struggle for years to do some thing for this country. On a smaller scenario and as an individual his SK hospital is a remakable achievement.

    5. I’m neither member of PTI or diehard supporter of PTI but I remember one thing that when Nawaz Sherif announced the six nuclear explosion back in 1998,he froze our hard earned foreign currency in Pakistani Banks and I like all other overseas Pakistanies had suffer while he/his collegues transfer their money prior to his speech.

    6. I strongly believe that PTI/Imran Khan is the only hope for Pakistan, make no mistake that another 5 years of Zardari, MQM, PMLN or Q, this country is doomed.

    MJ Khan

    Jeddah, KSA

  • Ashher

    Surely a PITTY story. You will surely regret ur decision as Kaptaan is fulfilling his decision of Intra-party elections. And who will u support now..?? Is there any other hope for you. Are you loosing hope?? Which other party has taken this bold step. i m just an ordinary supporter of PTI. i just went to a PTI office in my area, i don’t have any one of my family members in politics, but i was welcomed there with open arms. the local leadership is also common people like us. This party will emerge as a leading party of the people of pakistan, as this party is for the People of Pakistan. Can u cross-question any other party leadership…?? No one has gutts to face the people of Pakistan, because none of them have delivered. Time to wake up and Time to save PAKISTAN.

  • shigarr

    give me one good justification or what you said! Why you left? What have PTI done wrong in terms of its agenda? you are talking about opportunist joining the party but you failed to highlight opportunist leaving the party. What about intra party election that enabled people like tailor and raksha driver to be elected? etc. etc. etc.

    A self-thought instead of an analytical article. Even a 12 years old can write better than this.

    Do a bit of research what journalism is and then start writing. I am not a journalist but I can see lot of logical and comparative errors in this article.

    You will not even be considered for journalism in any educated society. Who approves these blogs to be published on thenews website yet alone to be linked on the home page of geo. Shame!!!!

  • Hannan

    hahahaha….. we love Khan and he will be next PM… tum sarroo….

  • http://www.facebook.com/Abdul.Salam.PTI Abdul Salam

    It is veyr good that PTI is getting clean day by day by leaving people like you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mohammed-Shuaib-Sheikh/678769295 Mohammed Shuaib Sheikh

      Abdul Salam • 5 days ago

      It is veyr good that PTI is getting clean day by day by leaving people like you.

      Good, one day it will be totally clean and so PTI will have no one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/baba.sayen.90 Loki KA Baap

    Nice try…You are nothing but PMLN tout, do you think your very smart and can make people fool ? grow up kiddo, PMLN Media sell is working against PTI since long time and you are also part of it, AND DONT USE GIRLS NAME IN YOUR LIE AND FALSE PROPAGANDA, Be a man MARIA BHAI.

  • Irfan

    So now you have a better option to vote for like PPP/PMLN/ANP/JUIF/MQM.

    and these parties do not have these problem which you mentioned for PTI.

  • Farooq

    Can you suggest who should people of Pakistan should vote?

  • Irfan

    Best of Luck.

  • jimmy

    U PMLn troll…cheap tactics to defame pTI

  • Arslan Ch

    your opinions are yours but when you are making one party (pti) look like a bunch of opportunists .. please tell me about the choice we have who are not in your vocabulary opportunist?? seriously when you are stating a fact or trying to make it .. do it with strong justifications .. you point out shereen mazari just one case against so many people who got elected from grass root? Get a life women… it seems you don’t have one and haters don’t deserve one either!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/humama.khan.9 Humama Khan

    Lol… PMLN and PPP r the only hopes in Pak…. The master of u turns is Nawaz sharif from 1985-2013 his political career is been full of u turns… Wht abt zardari and the master of all u turns Altaf HussaIn… Imran has done which these nimphos won’t do in their whole life.. Bringing democracy within the party by doing intra party election n whoever is writing “I LEFT PTI” is a lier becuz true insafians can’t leave PTI cuz they believe in Imran and his 17 year struggle and the writer who wrote this paid to this job cuz they knw tht Imran won’t compromise on his principles and if he gets the power then its bye bye to all corrupt ppl in Pak…!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JASIM.KHAN.AFRIDI Jasim Khan Afridi

    You still seem immature.
    What do you think? Imran should have asked you before he does something?

    PTI has always followed issue based alliance policy. And it still is doing it.
    About TUQ, You are making that up. No one supported him.

  • Anonymous

    ok so if you think PTI is not right then can you please also let us know, who in Current Politicians we should support ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/saad.satti.16 Saad Satti

    PTI will soon emerge as the only honest and democratic Awami party in Pakistan. Our country is on the brink of destruction. Whatever you have decided is your business but we cannot support anyone other than PTI. We only have one Pakistan and we love this country too much. Peace be with you :)

  • Anonymous

    You have the right for your opinion
    Just wondering who is the perfect leader your are supporting

  • http://twitter.com/immishah Imran Shah

    With a big heart, I might swallow the arguments that you have given in favour of your leaving PTI but I could not find alternatives in your narrative which renders your shoddily written, grammatically incorrect and politically pointless story absolutely ineffective. Criticism is peanuts, critique is the real deal. Learn it before you criticise. PS: You also need to learn English before you are allowed to write in English.

    • malik

      Alternative is Maulana Fazal ha ha ha ha

  • sami

    maryam khan for u, nwaz shrif,, zardari ,,molana fazlurehman,,chaudris,, are very suitable,,like u there are many keeps ,,in their parties ,serving these vultures ,,and wolves ,,we damn care about ur these bull shit,,lfafah writings like you there is a ;long list of,, corrupt writers who are selling them in the field of journalism .,,

  • http://www.facebook.com/fahadii.s Fahad Saleem

    I’m sorry, but I don’t agree with any of what you said and here’s why:

    1. There are different kind of people in every religion, community and even a political party. Just because a few supporters are aggressive and harsh, that doesn’t mean you should put a tag on the entire party’s supporter. I am a PTI supporter and have never abused anyone just because they think differently(and there are hundreds and thousands more like me within PTI).

    2. Intra-Party elections is not an easy thing to do and yes there have been delays but how can you not see what we are getting out of it? For the first time we are seeing our lower tabka rising just because of Free and Fair voting! InshaAllah, as per the plan there will be 80,000 quality and public nominated electable in PTI by the end of this Intra-party elections.

    3. It’s a POLITICAL PARTY. People will join and they will leave too. No one can stop them from joining at this stage but the opportunist will soon realize that they have to either stick to PTI’s policies or just leave. Just because someone left or joined a party that doesn’t mean it’s full of opportunists. We’ve all seen who the real opportunists are in the past and discussing about that itself is another long debate.

    4. By what you say I think all the jalsa’s he did must have been sponsored by either MQM, PMLN, ANP, BNP, etc. Just because he did a successful rally doesn’t mean it has to be sponsored.

    5. Imran khan support Qadri, yes but he has not joined his party (which doesn’t even exist). He has been bragging since day 1 that what ever Qadri is saying is exactly what he has been demanding for since last several years. So obviously he does support him but partially. It was only the “bring down the government by force” that Imran Khan did not support. He could have easily benefited at that time but he didn’t because he believes in bringing a change through Ballot and I am sure you are aware of the fact that the same PTI supporters who you were talking about, were pressurizing and ABUSING the leadership at that time and Imran khan took an unpopular decision to stay away from which basically nullifies the argument that he thrives on popular sentiment

    6) “Trying something new is good only when it is useful and when it makes sense otherwise you will end up in more mess.”
    So, according to you there’s no need of PTI, right? Condemning someone is very easy but what exactly have you or me done to make things better? :) You’ve written a nice long blog on why you’re happy with your decision to leave PTI but with all honesty I think none of them are really valid but then it’s your choice and everyone have their own opinions!

    Good day :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/nak.kakar1 Nak Kakar

    We know too that Imran cannot come in the government because to have real democracy, we need literate people and chances of imran is less…you have the full right whether to go with imran or not..

  • Anonymous

    Well … i am stunned…. please let us know which party you joined after keaving PTI. It will clear the fog .. i dont know who givse a damn of you leaving party.. for wat…. ? Ap.ki marzi ka change kahan se larn. Leader 1 hi hota hai ap sak ko leader bana k khud ghar bairh jae imran khan… i dont get you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShahidMahar06 Mian Shahid

    oh i think u just need to learn from past 10 billions and one metro according to me 1 billion equal to a university ……………… go on and think again
    in the govt of Musharraf the college i went is name govt allama iqbal post graduate on paris raod sialkot in 2006-7 my fee was 4000 pkrsyearly basis and same college after 3 years 19000 2009-10 …imagine…………..

  • imran

    Well done mate. Talking about Imran Khan’s U-turn what about your U-Turn. Listen mate, you are entitled to your decisions and opinions, same is for Imran Khan. You say about Imran khan what you think is right. Same goes for Imran Khan, he says what he thinks is right. Now some positive criticism, no one is perfect, everyone is bound to make mistakes, IK makes mistakes, i am not blind either and know that may be he will make more mistakes than other people, but what i llike about him is that he gives hopes to hopeless, and you on the other side is taking that hope away as well, which is fair, you have the right. But you need to get your fact correct and make sure what you claim, is true and proven. Lets do something collectively for Pakistan.

  • kanwal

    You left PTI because of your CHEAP & Dirty personal Benefits………So u r telling us to vote PPpppp or pML Noooora …….?????

  • Farhan

    Couldn’t agree more. I was a supporter of PTI but I now share the same feeling as you. I guess I didn’t expect this from Imran Khan, to me he was a man of principles. And about its supporters, I think they’ve also let him down. You will see all sorts of abusive language being used if anything is said against PTI or Imran.

  • KZ

    Ms Maryam Khan, on your bravest (wise) move to leave PTI… I throw you 2 questions & a challenge if you accept it! & I assume you’ll give proper explanation of your answers supported by evidence and facts).

    1- Who’s your pick between Zardari, Shareef and IK?

    2-What good you did for this society (beside writing this article) in your last 2 years, after leaving PTI that may contribute to good for a nation that is already tinkering with every possible social sickness?

    I may take you as short sighted and ill-visioned individual with a medium to divert already polluted mindset of simple (yet stupid) fellow countrymen, by and large, you can not even convince yourself to a point of leaving PTI, for one strong reason without a solid explanation ( irrespective to what happened eventually). I strongly believe you’re one of those individuals, who want change, but not willing to spend a day of your life to contribute any good for the society. You want an honest and un-corrupt government but you’ll never show up at the election booth to cast your vote (may be because its to warm outside, on the streets)…

    Last but not least, I’m not a supporter of any political party but I still believe while trapped with opportunists and left over – IK still is a better individual than anyone else in the leading front. & I dare you to write an article explaining this nation how come Nawaz Shareef or Zardari is better than IK – If you can?

  • KZ

    Ms Maryam Khan, on your bravest (wise) move to leave PTI… I throw you 2 questions & a challenge if you accept it! & I assume you’ll give proper explanation of your answers supported by evidence and facts).

    1- Who’s your pick between Zardari, Shareef and IK?

    2-What good you did for this society (beside writing this article) in your last 2 years, after leaving PTI that may contribute to good for a nation that is already tinkering with every possible social sickness?

    I may take you as short sighted and ill-visioned individual with a medium to divert already polluted mindset of simple (yet stupid) fellow countrymen, by and large, you can not even convince yourself to a point of leaving PTI, for one strong reason without a solid explanation ( irrespective to what happened eventually). I strongly believe you’re one of those individuals, who want change, but not willing to spend a day of your life to contribute any good for the society. You want an honest and un-corrupt government but you’ll never show up at the election booth to cast your vote (may be because its to warm outside, on the streets)…

    Last but not least, I’m not a supporter of any political party but I still believe while trapped with opportunists and left over – IK still is a better individual than anyone else in the leading front. & I dare you to write an article explaining this nation how come Nawaz Shareef or Zardari is better than IK – If you can?

  • ehsan

    well atleast he is trying some thing, and oh ya people like you hum waited for two years nothing happened decided to leave ofc a very good decision .

  • Umar Ahmed

    Bibi, 65 years of bad governance and massive corruption haunt us way more than the “2 years” you have mentioned. Human being make mistakes and get confused and so does Imran Khan. We expect that. But none can have “Surrey Mahal and Raiwind Mahal” by mistake or in confusion. That is outright corruption. We as youth are much more interested in ending this corruption spree than counting IKs U-turns which dont cost me a dime of my hard-earned money given as tax.

  • Omer

    I dont understand, none of the reasons you have mentioned make sense…while you have a right to have your opinions and party alliances…and the right to join/leave a party…your accusations against Imran Khan & thus PTI dont necessarily ring true….:

    1) Yes a lot of old characters have also joined the organization. But then most parties dont disallow members from joining, as long as they dont work against the law of the land or the party manifestos. Whether good or bad, all parties of pakistan have members some of whom even have murder or other cases in court against them. But atleast, to the best of my knowledge, most members of PTI and party ticket holders will be new, clean and young.

    2) Your hurt at being trolled is understandable, this is unfortunately due to the pakistani unculturedness, we as a nation still have much to learn.

    3) The Jalsa if any is made popular with the people who attend it. If people agree to a viewpoint or believe in a politician/cause they whole heartedly support it. You can easily see the difference of PTI rallies in Lahore/Karachi/Khaibar/Anti-Drone Rally as proof of people’s support. Compare this to the other major parties jalsas, which most seem staged, or done with the speaker hiding behind barriers.

    4) PTI is the only party in pakistan that has had a whole country wide elections for the first time in pakistan….which is how democratic parties are in the civilized world…no other party in pakistan has taken this step….and yes for a first time, there must have been some errors…but that is understandable, and rather then make fun of a democratic process, one should support the objectives achieved.

    I whole heartedly support clean, non-family based, parties who come to power based on their ideas, and the hard-work that they will do in making Pakistan a better place, for its people. In the end it is more about how we can improve ourselves and the country. I hope you as a good citizen of this country will also, in your own capacity, do good for this country (irrespective of the fact you are with PTI or affliliated with other parties). Although when you were a part of PTI, you could have also run for elections in the party, and tried to make the party even better.

  • Umar Ahmed

    Bibi, 65 years of bad governance and massive corruption haunt us way more than the “2 years” you have mentioned. Human being make mistakes and get confused and so does Imran Khan. We expect that. But none can have “Surrey Mahal and Raiwind Mahal” by mistake or in confusion. That is outright corruption. We as youth are much more interested in ending this corruption spree than counting IKs U-turns which dont cost me a dime of my hard-earned money given as tax.

  • Umar Ahmed

    Bibi, 65 years of bad governance and massive corruption haunt us way more than the “2 years” you have mentioned. Human being make mistakes and get confused and so does Imran Khan. We expect that. But none can have “Surrey Mahal and Raiwind Mahal” by mistake or in confusion. That is outright corruption. We as youth are much more interested in ending this corruption spree than counting IKs U-turns which dont cost me a dime of my hard-earned money given as tax.

  • http://www.facebook.com/syed.salman.543792 Syed Salman

    LoL, Nobody even knows you. I wonder which trolls came in your dream and abused. Come on yara, Baz nahe atay notankio se… Attention Seekers!!!

  • Mirza

    No political at all but i don’t understand what is wrong with people not to let try some one for the first time, lets see IK does good or bad !sorry not very attractive and sad reasoning, it shows reciprocal rather justifying. Dil ko behlane ko Ghalib ya khayal Acha hai!:)

  • farhan

    100% agree with writer.

  • malik

    altaf hussain ha ha ha

  • malik

    who had 2 factories and now has 12 . what a progress . We should become his 40 thieves by joining his party then he will be our Ali Ba Ba

  • Maryam Tahir

    Thanks God, I’ve never even think of supporting him.

  • jamil

    dear friend, if u do not favour or vote for imran khan, you left with two other options mr.asif ali zardari and nawaz sharif. both has been test a lot. so , i think, a chance should be given to imran khan, imran khan policies might be wrong, but , everyone agrees on one quality of imran khan, that he is honest.

  • latif afzal khan

    Yeah for sure i agreed with some of your views, but you still did not justify your rationale reason of leaving PTI, Political parties do commit wrong decisions but it does not mean that they are stupid at all. you can disagree with some opinion even remain in the same party. you can not jugde some one with your own pradigm. let me ask you one more thing, what other option do you have beside PTI? the same currupt seasons politicians?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mohammed-Shuaib-Sheikh/678769295 Mohammed Shuaib Sheikh

    Poor Maryam, she has disturbed a nest of hornets. PTI supporters please do speak for your party and party leader but stay decent.

    IK is in favour of limiting the meaning of the clause which is related to the character of perspective candidates for the assemblies. Is this not subversion of the constitution?

  • http://twitter.com/shaikhirfanb Irfan

    Very sorry Maryam. I have seen abusive language used by majority of Pakistanis? Does it mean I will leave Pakistani nationality for that? PTI comprises Pakistanis and include youth and other Pakistanis who have tendency to abuse. Rather than blaming PTI for that, you should look at PTI leadership and whether they encourage them to abuse and whether they abuse themselves. I have seen PMLN and PPP and obviously Geo’s very favourites MQM leaders abusing and this comment should be more relevant to them. Just saw a PMLN MNA Abid Sher Ali abusing on twitter the other day?
    Also, a good mature leader should make u-turns based on what he thinks is appropriate at that time unless its a matter of straight forward principle. If you dont realise your mistakes, you are immature not the other way around.
    All the best to you and if your intentions are sincere and you are not driven by the interest based media or other vested interests in your opinion feel free to criticise PTI but be more factual and mature in your arguments.
    Thanks

  • Sameera Khursheed

    well said. i fully agree with you. If PMLN and PPP govts were corrupt, why PTI accepted Javed Hashmi and Shah Mehmood Qureshi who were Ministers in the govts of these “corrupt” parties? Have they become “Mr. CLEAN” after joining Imran Khan? secondly IK critisizes politicians for their assets in foreign countries. he himself have assets in UK. if not then from where his two sons getting their educational and living expenses?

  • Zafar Yousufzai

    If you have left PTI, which party will you join now? Who is more honest and more qualified than Imran Khan? See what Imran khan has delivered even though he has not been in power.

  • Tahir-ul-Qadri

    Instead of writing such articles, the author should stand on CNG pump!

  • Talat Hamdany

    That’s the most immature argument ever. The elections now held inside the party for tickets is the first ever in Pakistan in any party. This is an eye opener for other parties and will put a lot of pressure on other party ‘leaders’. Anyway folks just let Maryam be. She set up a “shosha” and sitting back and enjoying herself. That was the bottom line.

  • Tahir-ul-Qadri

    Another wayward article containing incoherent, unsupported arguments and plenty of crap. I suggest author to focus on cooking and household chores rather than writing about politics.

    • Farooq Hashmi

      Male-chauvnistic mind-set of certain people is the impediment in the progress of women in Pakistan.

  • Imran

    I can only call it a funny post, would have gone well in a circus!! Problem is, Imran’s Calibre is as high as peoples expectation from him and there is no match between him and the others family politicians. Ask yourself some basic question to get the answer, You want Pakistan the way it is? Is there any better Leader then him? Any one more honest then him? Anyone on social circuit or political circuit including the trillionaire politicians, have they done anything as good as him? I don’t think so. For the PTI lovers and Imran’s followers and those who care for humanity, please read my article about “Shaukat khanum and Imran Khan” and share your thoughts, will be much appreciated.
    http://travellersinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/shaukat-khanum-cancer-hospital-and.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726752590 Scott Jaz

    Im glad you left, now do me a favour go hang yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohammad.nadeem.79219 Mohammad Nadeem

    this may be your point of view and not necessarily facts. I think the accusations which you levelled against PTI are only perceptions and none is a fact, like alliance with sheikh rashid, supporting tahir ur qadri etc. Did it happen formally?
    As for the opportunists, they came and went away. no harm done. A newly formed party can’t close its doors for public.
    In a scenario, where there is filth all around, the logical decisions would be to select a less filty spot. so must we do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohammad.nadeem.79219 Mohammad Nadeem

    one more point. the reason behind this phenomenon of abusing opponents on internet blogs on part of PTI workers. In my opinion it must be due to the fact that its the only party which has attracted and gathered a large number educated youth, which use internet as a medium of communication rather than watching porn sites all the day. they express their feelings and opinions. this educated youth sometimes reasons with logic and sometimes indulge into abusing others.

  • Fair BallotBox

    It’s written in a very bold words in various books: The hardest thing in life is to choose one amongst two bad options. And it becomes more difficult when the options are many and all are bad. But I think in this time, there is no better option than IMRAN KHAN. If you are waiting for an Angel-like person to vote for, your wait is meaningless. Visit http://www.fairballotbox.com/country.php?id=Pakistan and cast your vote for the leader of your choice. Best of Luck

  • sohail

    though i know that there is very rare chance of pti to win but i still support pti only because we have tested all other options but for instance if imran khan proves to be a conventinal political leader ;people of pakistan will look for someoone more inspiring than imran khan so it will initiate an evolution in political culture of pakistan.

  • A Shehryar

    I’m a Musharraf supporter and while I don’t support IK fully (I do prefer him over all others) I can’t help but point the weak arguments you have raised in your article. You talked about his intra-party elections as being rigged, but yet you have given no explanation of how larger parties than PTI, such as PPP and PML-N, can have their intra-party elections within a matter of few hours and still have them all clean and straight forward? You raised points about inclusion of opportunists, yet you have not mentioned any of the opportunists going into PPP and PML-N. You mentioned that IK does not have leadership qualities, yet you have not mentioned a name from PPP or PML-N who has even a bit leadership in him/her.

    The worst part of your argument is that you have not mentioned anything about the declining economic condition relative to the world, a metric that truly defines the very survival of a country. A country that was the fastest growing economy in Asia back in the mid 2000s, now has a debt of over $150 billion, a record figure in the history of the country. Falling ruppee and increasing interests are increasing the burden of debt everyday. In the global literacy rate, Pakistan ranks 113 out of 120, behind Yemen, Uganda and Rwanda.

    It is unfortunate that you base your decision to support a party based on “who is joining and leaving the other party”, especially when there is no party in Pakistan that is clean of crooks. The only arguments you should be considering are economic and educational. In the new era, only countries with low debt, increasing gdp and a versatile, diverse educated middle class is going to survive.

    Lastly, I’m an overseas Pakistani. I can tell you when the entire world was raging a war of words on Pakistan and Muslims in the last few years, we only had Dr. Qadri, Musharraf and IK defending us outside Pakistan. We have never once seen any leader from PPP and PML-N on a foreign media defending our viewpoints. In Pakistan, they may be “shers”, abroad they show their true colors; and only if Pakistanis were shown who they really are.

  • http://twitter.com/shahbazz Shahbaz Khan

    Not worth to read, you can not close your eyes!!!

  • fakhre alam

    lefafa post. no genuine reason given.

  • Toseef Farooq

    With all due respect to everyones beliefs and opinions. I personally believe Imran Khan is a promising leader (at least he is a ray of hope.) But at the same time isn’t it true that his character has come out like a “Free Mason..” from the British Commonwealth..
    1) He is educated from UK
    2) Lived quite a bit of his life there
    3) In politics he was actually established (by unknown)
    4) Where is the money comming from?
    5) His ex-wife, her comming to pakistan, going back, conversion and reconversion :)
    6) His praying in the “Julsa”
    and so much more..
    Think about it !!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1562606404 Saima Gabol

    PTI’s popularity is growing manifold in last two years, so your decision to leave PTI was totally wrong. I can understand that when you support somebody or love somebody, you cannot accept even a slightest fault in your favourite personality. And you ignore the blunders in others because you dont care about them. We dont beleive that IK is perfect or PTI is perfect but it is far better than any party in Pakistan. But we respect you opinion and value it.

  • ks

    ridiculous article, She has failed to justify the reason of leaving the PTI, We will appreciate if she would explain what happened in last two years, Either IK has changed it policy about terrorism, about drone attacks, corruption etc.

  • Rana Zeeshan

    Imran Khan lacks leadership and decision making qualities?!? Are you kidding me?!?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/afran.hamid Afran Hamid

    Lol! Sangeen that was an awesome response :D

  • farrukh

    absurd. dosent make sense. long march to waziristan wasnt a failure. jalsa in karachi wasnt supported by mqm. and the decision not to support mr qadri was an excellent one. u talk abt khan lacking leadership qualities…lol…u must b a fan of altaf hussain or bilawal zardari. then u say pti workers abuse, maybe u are too naive to notice the abuse of pmln, mqm, pppp supporters.

  • aqsa khan

    i guess u are a member of plm-n and asked to blame pti and imran khan as all of us know that pti will win these elections and bring a change in pakistan..!!

  • zakir Mehmood

    Anyone with common sense will not compare Imran Khan with any leader in Pakistan. First of all, I don’t consider them leaders anyway. You cannot be a leader by just giving good speeches or singing during speech for your followers. These are entertainers not leaders. Look at Altaf Bhai, Karachi people worship him but he is an entertainer not a leader and so on. It goes to everyone. Imran Khan may not be a good leader but he is sincere and honest with Pakistan and his people. He is the only hope who can bring this country together and people together. Please vote for him. Don’t listen to anyone.

  • Anonymous

    This is the second article by this writer that I have come across which delivers the same message of hate. As a voice “trying to enlighten” the public, she should have raised genuine issues rather than her personal choices. I strongly urge the writer to get her facts straight before misleading rest of the public (i.e IK joining Tahir ul Qadri, MQM supported jalsa). A word of advice, switch your news source to something other than PML-N story board. It will do wonders for you!

  • Faj

    Its ok everyone has a right to give an opinion if he/she doesn’t agree with PTI its their choice. I have to agree with one things she said that the abusive language PTI ppl are using on social media that’s shameful, just go do your work and win. I am not a supporter of PTI but I sure hope he defeats PML-N otherwise its the end of PTI political carrier.

  • Hiba Hasan

    hahahahha… such lame articles only make me laugh… what a politically sensible thing by u lady!!! u have the choice to support any party that u want but kindly stop twisting facts! im a pti volunteer and i work day n night for the party without being paid. first of all shireen mazari was never trashed! she made an emotional decision of quitting the party and then she got back in no time! Secondly, PTI supported tahir ul qadri’s agenda not the man himself! and mind u karachi jalsa was not MQM sponsored! we got all the donations from our overseas pti supporters! as far as abusive language is concerned, we can never beat ur dear PML-N people in that!! So kindly get ur facts straight and think atleast a hundred times before ridiculing pti again!!

  • Hiba Hasan

    listen madam whoever u are!!! u have the right to choose any party that u want, but by no means u have any right to post such lies about anyone when u dont even have the slightest idea about it so kindly stop twisting facts. im a pti volunteer and i dont get paid for it, yet i feel i have a responsibility to work in the best interests of my country. i have seen and owned all the peaks and troughs our party has faced and im proud that we have achieved everything with hardwork, honesty and integrity, unlike other parties. let me clarify, shireen mazari was never trashed. she took an emotional decision of leaving and then got back in no time, and for ur information she is the party’s information secretary till date!! secondly, we supported tahir ul qadri’s agenda and not the person himself!! thirdly, karachi jalsa was never MQM sponsored! we got all our funds from our overseas supporters! as far as abusive language is concerned, nobody can beat ur PML-N people in that! we stanf nowhere missy! so kindly get your facts straight before passing such comments… the party doesnt need people like you its a good thing that you left :)

  • Sarmad Saeed

    Players Like Waseem Akram, Javed Mian Dad, Inzam Ul Haq, Amir Sohail, Aqiub Javed and Mushtaq Ahmed were ordinary were ordinary players. The Only extraordinary was captain whose luck made him qualify for semi finals when South Africa (unfortunately for them) lost because of rain.

  • Sal

    HAHAHAHAHA The title of your article is ” why i left pti is justified now” and for some reason there is no logical reason in it. May be you dont have any reasons and your just a worker of another party and you have been growen up that way or your so used to see courpt leaders that you dont recognise the non curpt ones now. Its a norm for u that your leader is curpt. Or may be ur satisfied with the current state of pakistan.

    But my sensier advise to u is to give writting. Simply because your not good at it. Ur angry at pti and u might have thousand valid reasons but ur not able to communicate even half a reason in this article.

    I can give u a list of failed jalsa’s and marches of other parties.E.g nawaz’s return to pk. Shireen mazari is a phd from colombia university and her asset are declared. So she good in my books. And in the cases of tahir ul qadri ur confusing the message with the messanger. THats what political parties do.! They talk!