By: Muhammad Shafa
WEB DESK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday held MQM and PPP responsible for creating ‘divisions’ among Karachiites, pledging to reunite the residents of the metropolis. Addressing PTI rally at Kakri ground in PPP’s stronghold Lyari, Khan said that the financial hub of Pakistan was deliberately ruined by the ‘disloyal’ political stakeholders through creating rifts and divisions among the people on ethnic, provincial, and sectarian grounds.
Imran urged the residents to come out and vote for the PTI and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) candidates in LB polls in the city to defeat Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), which has done ‘nothing’ for their betterment.
The PTI Chairman said that there was monopoly of a single political party, which comes into power again and again. He asked the voters and supporters to vote for PTI to end the monopoly of the party.
“Raise your voice against the parities which failed in protecting your life and property despite governing the city for years. Break the chains of fear and raise the flag of independence,” he urged.
“The residents of Lyari were divided on the basis of castes and ethnicity and someone else took advantage of it. Dream of Naya Pakistan could not be materialised without a Naya Karachi,” he declared.
Imran Khan appeared quite optimistic about his party’s victory in the forthcoming local bodies’ elections. He said that the people of Karachi had woken up and they would no more choose such politicians and parties who have ruined the city for their vested interests.” Your participation in this procession indicates that the real change has come. We would be celebrating our win on December 6 here,” he hopped.
The PTI and JI are jointly contesting the December 5 local bodies election through seat adjustment to defeat MQM and PPP.
Pointing out at the self-exiled MQM Chief Altaf Hussain and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari he advised youngsters to convince their parents not to vote such parties whose leaders were used to flee abroad.
He said that some 40-year back, Pakistan was respected allover the world. American President had to welcome his Pakistani counterpart at US airport. On the other hand a Pakistani deputy commissioner used to receive a Saudi Prince during his visit to Pakistan.
But today our leaders are begging for foreign aids and they have no respect at all.
“I have taken the responsibly to reunite the citizens for betterment of the city and the country. I assure you that a day will come when we will be offering loans to other countries and people from abroad would be eager to come here for studies, jobs and employment. We will restore the lost dignity of Pakistan,” he wowed.
A large number of the politically-charged party workers and supporters including women and children attended the rally.
Khan praised PTI Member Provincial Assembly Khurram Shar Zaman for making arrangements for the rally at Kakri ground. Later, the PTI Chief went to Five Star Chowrangi and Abul Hassan Asphani Road to address corner meetings of his party candidates.
Heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies including police and rangers personnel were deputed to maintain law and order at the venue of rally and corner meetings.