Imran Khan – A major threat for PML-N
Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), claimed to attract a massive crowd for his rally and certainly proved his word once again, as almost half a million people were seen at the Minar-e-Pakistan on Sunday, October 30, 2011.
Although the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) representatives, declared the rally as ‘flop’, deep within their hearts they would know that this was not the case.
Imran has turned out to be a big threat for PML-N, as there is plenty of support for him in Punjab, province of Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif, chairman of the PML-N, had joined hands with rival party Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) after the general elections in 2008. However, both parties failed to live up to the expectations of the public, as the country is struggling with hunger,
poverty, corruption, terrorism and many other things.
According to Imran, the biggest threat for Pakistan is corruption. He demanded, “All politicians should declare their assets. PTI is forming a special cell to probe foreign assets owned by politicians. We will go to the Supreme Court, we will for an independent
Election Commission, if politicians do not declare their assets. We will run a civil disobedience movement if they do not declare their assets.”
The PTI chief further added that he will fight for the rights of the minorities in the country and will strengthen the women.
Addressing to the people of Pakistan, Imran said, “We will stand with you not because I am shouting political slogans, but because it is my duty to stand with the weaker class. PTI will stand with the minorities. For the women of Pakistan, PTI is that party
which will get you your rights. We will work on education for women. When they get education they will stand for their rights.”
After looking at the successful rally in Lahore, it appears that PML-N will be unable to stand in the way of PTI.
PML-N has always been alleged of being running after power, as they have a history of joining hands with the opposition in order to come into rule.
Nawaz was an ally of military dictator Zia-ul-Haq, but now curses him because of the damage he caused to the nation.
Similarly, he joined hands with the Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain in the nineties, but then turned against him and finally he did the same with PPP.
However, with the dominance of Imran Khan, PML-N seems to be without any option now and their next step will be to try and join hands with PTI.