Imran Khan Mistreated and Arrested

Posted on November 15, 2007
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Owais Mughal

In an uncivilized turn of events, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan was manhandled at the Punjab University Campus today. He was later arrested by the police. A group of students kept him detained on the campus and later turned him over to the police. According to Dawn’s Report:

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan was arrested from outside the Punjab University’s new campus on Wednesday after he had been manhandled and detained in the campus allegedly by activists of the Islami Jamiat Talaba. Imran Khan had gone to the university at the invitation of a joint action committee of students.

The visit had been approved by Qazi Hussain Ahmed, chief of Jamaat-i-Islami, to which the IJT is affiliated. On his arrival at the campus, the PTI chief was confronted reportedly by a group of IJT activists who kicked him around and punched him. They took him to a room in the Centre for High Energy Physics and detained him there for about 45 minutes.

This is an interesting (and sad) turn of events. Imran Khan‘s party and the mother party of IJT are both partners in APDM. Imran and Qazi have been seen together in many media photo shoots for the past year or so. Will today’s action by IJT guys will cause long term bad-blood between the two parties? It is left to be seen.

We strongly believe that inspite of political differences, no person deserves physical bashing and humiliation as was met out to Imran. Political differences should never be taken to such extreme where people use force to get their point across. It is wrong. Shame on those who manhandled him. I was recently reading an article on political bashing in the Wall Street Journal. It had a punch line which just kept resonating with me. It read:

Our politics suffer when passions overcome reason and vitriol becomes virtue.

Details on Imran‘s manhandling can be read here, here, here and here.

245 Comments on “Imran Khan Mistreated and Arrested”

  1. Usman says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:36 am

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  2. Khurram H says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:36 am

    Sad.. Really Sad.

  3. sonia says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:45 am

    should be done, but what’s imran was doing at PU.
    It’s more about action-vs-reaction

  4. imran says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:50 am

    Dont treat like this a true pakistani. He is a brave hero (Imran Khan). Pakistanis love you Khan

  5. Shafaat says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:59 am

    Now there shall be no doubt that JI is on ISI payroll.


  6. G-FORCE says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:00 am

    These JI and JUI goons are way over their heads! They messed up UET and now they are doing a fine job of messing up PU and other such institutions in Punjab.

    Shame on JI, JUI and PU for mistreating Imran Khan!

  7. Muneeb says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:01 am

    Shame on us, shame on all of us

    Is this the way we treat our national heroes. Regardless of Imran Khan political background, he is one of the few true national heroes in the history of pakistan

    and this is the way we treat him.

    If we dont change our ways pakistan fate will always remain the same

    jab tak ham apni halat kay badalnay kai liyay justujo naheen karein gay, humain issi tarah geedaron ki tarah zindagi guzarni pari gi

  8. whole LOTA love says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:08 am

    imran shouldnt have been manhandled by the IJT students but they did the right thing by handing him to the police as he was REQUIRED by the police and was in hiding.

    Every responsible citizen should act that way in order to help Police and other law enforcement agencies.

    Imran himself is a Vice chancellor of Bradford University he should have known that UNIVERSITIES are not the place for POLITICS.

    How would Imran react if someone from outside the university staged a protest against the UK government at BRADFORD university?

  9. imran says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:28 am

    My advice to imran khan is please leave this dirt politics,nothing will change

  10. Azam says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:33 am


    I was member of IJT during my student life, and never feels ashamed of this till today.

    I have no words to express stupid, shameless behaviour of IJT peopeles against Imran.

    I believe nothing less then resigantion of Nazim – E – Ala could rectictify the sitution now. And should do it immidiately to proctect Jamiat name (which i was associate with pride and still has fond memories).

  11. Ali Kazim says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:35 am

    Im shocked and disturbed when I heard this. He is a true leader and I strongly believe he should be elected as the next prime-minister of the country.

    He speaks the truths and take stand for the right causes. Case in point is his stand against MQM where as the current govt. has formed and alliance with them (MQM). Check out his interview at Geo about his charges on MQM.

    If u r wondering what happened to this case… I heard UK asked Paki govt. for some docs which (not surprisingly) they refused. Now he (and his lawyers) r preparing a case which does not require govt. support.

    Allah Imran Khan to salamat rakhay.

    Kadam barhao Imran Khan… Hum tumharay saath hain.

  12. November 15th, 2007 2:00 am

    On what I can proud on my self. We are really wicked.

  13. Mazhar Mughal says:
    November 15th, 2007 2:12 am

    Imran Khan comes closest to what an ideal politician we can get in our morally defunct apathetic society. Brave, determined, sincere and incorruptible, he deserves better than that. Let’s not lose our way if the Marshal law regime has imprisoned him. Let’s unite and redouble our efforts for our rights, as Imran wants us to.

  14. Deewana Aik says:
    November 15th, 2007 2:16 am

    kha kay ju teer dekha kameen kee taraf tu dostoon say mulaqat ho gai

    …or something like this.

  15. November 15th, 2007 2:29 am

    Shame on those JI goons, they have done a deal with the devil.

    Imran Khan Zindabad



  16. Jeeoo says:
    November 15th, 2007 3:27 am

    It’s all happened due to not followed the Quaid’s Farman

  17. iFaqeer says:
    November 15th, 2007 3:31 am

    talba bhee maangain azaadi
    wukla bhee maangain azaadi

    mazdhoor bhee maangain azaadi

    kissan bhee maangain azaadi
    jawaan bhee maangain azaadi

    … aur ab

    Imran bhee maangain azaadi

    … Please stay tuned for further updates ;)

    Somebody help me with that missing line there: something rhyming with “Mazdoor”

  18. Adam Insaan says:
    November 15th, 2007 3:32 am

    -just another day of Shame has seen its dawn in Pakistan,

    it looks like a minority is disturbing the PEACE.

    looks like the majority wants a change in the status quo that has prevailed for so long in Pakistan.

    We all just have to keep doing what we all have to do.

    The people of Pakistan Will overcome .
    The people of Pakistan will be victorious.

  19. ayesha sajid says:
    November 15th, 2007 3:58 am

    It is indeed sad what happened to Imran Khan but some where earlier i said on this post that if all of us combined as a nation keep doing what we are meant to do , things would not go so ugly and out of hand and a saner head will prevail which will give us all an oppertunity to tackle this mess in a much better manner.

    The students have no place playing politicians and lawyers have no place playing martyres and protesters.

    The only way we can help our nation/country is by being honest to the work we do. Lets just take these two factions of society for now. If the students keep to thier classes and study to become better usefull citizens of the future, a lot of our problems will be solved. Similarly if the lawyers can instead of bycotting courts , appear in courts and tackle the long awaiting cases, the woes of so many ppl will be solved.

    It goes on for so many of us. We are least concerned about what WE have to do and how WE should conduct ourselves and what WE believe in and more worried about what the OTHER person is up to.
    With that set of mind , its no wonder where we are today !

  20. November 15th, 2007 4:00 am

    Metroblogging Islamabad also discusses it.

  21. asa says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:22 am

    well said ayesha but also bother to mention Army person duties ,their only duty is to guard pakistan not rule the country,create political parties,interfere in Judiciary, interfere in Media…if Army dogs remain in their barracks then things would be pretty much resolved…start from where it require most ,always don’t expect from civil societies to act

  22. Aadil says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:37 am

    Yesterday I heard some leader of JI saying that it was ISI men pretending to be IJT members who manhandled and helped Imran Khan arrested. He further said that JI has formed a committee that will investigate the matter in order to have a clear picture of the situation and those IJT students found envolved will be dealt with accordingly.
    As for a personal experience, I’ve always found the IJT activists as high flying who don’t hesitate to resort to violant acitivities on campus. But it is beyond my comprehension why the hell they involved in such an activity becuase Imran Khan’s Tehrik-e-Insaaf gels quite well with Qazi’s JI. Moreover the current national scenario doesn’t allow anyone sane to indulge in such a shameful acitivity. All in all it is extremely unfortunate to treat perhapes the best of current political leaders and national hero with such a cruelty. Let’s reiterate the message what Imran Khan is trying to convey; the message of hope; of movement and of struggle to free our dear homeland from the clutches of this moronic millitiary regime.

    Bhalay Dino

  23. Sada says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:38 am

    Whatever happened with Imran Khan in Punjab University is a sham and jamiat will never be in a position to get rid of this act. The whole leadership of this organization should resign and appologize.

  24. asa says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:57 am

    They should be trying terrorists in Terrorism Court, not Imran Khan! Army gone Nuts

  25. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 15th, 2007 5:01 am

    @ Shafaat,

    Btw, how did you get this secret information ?
    did ISI called you or sent u a telegram or e-mail ?
    JI & IJT are two individual entities, although they
    have a common goal, Islamic Democracy and
    Human Rights, social structure, healthy Muashira,
    Do you have some thing better ??


    I am shocked to your reaction on Imran being scuffled
    and manhandled by some saboteurs, but your reactions
    on BB being directly reason for 150 killed never showed
    such reaction of a sincere & worried citizen ?

  26. Tanzeel ur Rehman says:
    November 15th, 2007 5:02 am

    What happened with Imran Khan is not new in our Political Culture but do remember the Imrah Khan went to PU as a Political Leader NOT as a former cricketer. So lets see it from a political point of view. Jamiat proved that they have strong links with Government & they do whatever Govt. wants them to do. They are a ‘B’ party & so ‘JUI’ is. These guys aer elected in the name of Islam and never do any thng good for the religion but we should feel ashamed as we can’t bring a single genuine leadership from a population of 16 Carores.

  27. Samad says:
    November 15th, 2007 5:12 am

    Imran Khan’s treatment was deplorable but there are many lessons for him and his supporters -

    It appears that this site and most of the commentors constitute the overseas Pakistani wing of Imran Khan’s ill-fated Tehreek -i -Insaaf party and his naive politics devoid of any meaningful agenda.

    Why was Imran Khan an ally of JI in the first place – the JI that has been (and is) a toady of the establishment and CIA (look at their role in the so-called Afghan jihad). Go Musharraf go is not enough for a party to call an agenda. If he could not figure that out he needs to be re-admitted to a High school – hopefully this time he will learn something!

    He has always been making mistakes because he lacks a sense of history and understanding of Pakistani politics. He was comfy with Mushie for the first three years of the coup.

    He talks of dictatorship and independent judiciary: while he was campaigning for Gen Musharraf’s illegal referendum and was reported (pictures are in the newspapers) to have distributed mithai when the Supreme Court validated the first coup of Musharraf. And then he turned against him coz he did not ‘make’ him the PM.

    His other antics have not gone unnoticed with the ‘uneducated’ awaam – he announced the curse of colonial culture and brown saheb mentality and then he married a society girl who was white, rich and Jewish.

    He talked of Islam and then it became public knowledge that he REFUSED to acknowlegde his illegitimate daughter from another white woman. He made an out of court settlement to avoid the truth of DNA testing that late Sita White had insisted in a court of law. This was shameful and cruel to a child who now lives with his sons in London.

    He was extolling the jirgas and Taliban courts and now he is at the forefront of judiciary campaign.

    Such things are not unnoticed and the people of Pakistan are not silly to have rejected him in 1993, 1997, 2002 elections. And, there are no signs that he will do better. And I bet most of his supporters here do not bother to vote in any case -

    God help this nation where its educated expats are extolling the naivete of a man not fit for politics. He was an exceptionally talented sportsman, captain of our team and a spirited philanthropist. Beyond that, he has not shown any political skills or vision.

    Appearances on TV talk shows and hard hitting speeches against the DICTATOR he was most willing to play along with do not SUBSTITUE for leadership.

    Give us a break, please – why is ATP exclusively focusing on him? What about Asma Jehangir who is under house arrest since Nov 3? How about the arrest of hundreds of other political workers and parties? Perhaps they do not fit the yuppie vision that the visitors here would like to impose on Pakistan.

    We want leaders, not cricket heroes – we want a program for change and not silly rhetoric leading nowhere…

    What a shallow bunch we have become! This is why God gives the people, leaders that it deserves (oops I did not say it – the religion says it)..

  28. Usman Akram says:
    November 15th, 2007 5:43 am

    Benazir is so much for Democracy and human rights and see the blood she has on her hands:

  29. Usman Akram says:
    November 15th, 2007 5:47 am

    For God’s Sake, Keep the youth out of politics.
    Students movments were started by Bhuto and now Imran is trying to do the same, after effects will be gangs, students stopping and beating bus drivers on the streets…..

  30. Ahmad R. Shahid says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:01 am

    At last Imran Khan is getting a true taste of politics. He is no more a drawing room politician. This event might just change his politics for over, and from being a drawing politician he might just become a politician like NS and BB, who can bring people on the streets.

    Also it has exposed IJT and would also make their survival more difficult.

    It has further increased IK’s popularity and might make him win a few more seats in a fair and free elections, and people with few seats generally become the king makers.

  31. Ahmad R. Shahid says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:05 am

    Besides shouldn’t the IJT goons be arrested for illegally detaining a citizen of Pakistan? They took law into their own hands and should be dealt according to the law, or the law is just for those oppose the military?

  32. Ahmad R. Shahid says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:22 am
  33. D_a_n says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:26 am

    thanks a lot IJT….thanks a lot for mistreating a person who was fighting for YOUR rights and the rights of your YOUR children….thanks a lot…

    another shining example of how the bearded brigade Mullahs and their spawn/affiliates treat Muslims like animals….
    what can you say? just what can you say at this?

    these are the same people who almost destroyed UET as an institution and then have been doing the same at their current act of infamy…

    pity us to have such people in our midst…pity the nation that has been thrown to the Mullahs to fend for itself…
    for nothing brings ruin and abject disaster other than the touch of the bearded ones…

    by the way…these IJT gents were lately involved in hounding the shia students of PU from use of the university mosque….

    fitna…fasaad aur phir sub khatam….
    shukriya IJT…shukriya JI…

  34. Aqil Sajjad says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:32 am

    Protest in Islamabad yesterday


    Students of eight varsities to protest against emergency


  35. kbaba says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:34 am

    Everybody knows that all these religious parties are paid agents of USA and they have proved it How dare they attack an unarmed human if they are so patriot they should go and attack the govt lotas shame on u Qazi and co

  36. Riaz Awan says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:46 am

    Its very sad news for all peoples who love pakistan.
    Because he is one and only politician who is honest and loyal with this nation and country otherwise look others
    Bank lootara
    Commission Khoor
    Cheeny choor
    Attah Choor
    petrol pump licencer etc
    so many name we can give them

    He is only who give the gift of Cricket World Cup
    Cancer Hospital
    Any one politician can compare himself with Imran Khan
    This is the bed luck of our nation, we disgrace our hero like Dr Qadir Justic Iftikhar Muhammad Choudary, Imran Khan Chouday Aitizaz Hassan

    Mushraf is real Psychiatrist patient
    he needs counseling and treatment
    Can any one present his services for treatment of this patient for God Sack

  37. Aqil Sajjad says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:46 am

    While the law and order problems created by IJT are often cited as a lame justification for appointing army men as vice chancelers, the betrayal of Imran
    Khan by IJT is a clear example showing the army’s tacit endorsement for Jamat-e-Islami’s thuggish student activities on various campusses.
    You can check


    It even gives an address for the IJT office in Lahore. Yet, our army government, which can impose a ban on TV channels and even attack the supreme court
    to save Musharraf’s backside, never goes there and take any action against IJT for its disruptive role on campusses.
    Obviously, IJT serves a very useful role for the military, as Imran Khan’s example shows very clearly.

  38. Imran Khalid says:
    November 15th, 2007 7:30 am

    We strongly condemn what has happened with Imran Khan in Punjab University, we can only sympathize and raise our voice with Khan. Jamiat’s action is a reflection of immorility and against the political and cultural norms. Imran has been kicked, thrown, beaten, pushed and handed over to Police by so called Islamist. Punjab university is not a property of JI or Jamiat, anyone has the right to visit the campus, why they are blaming General Musharaf to lift suspension of basic human rights (emergency). It is also worth while to note that Islam has provided us clear guidelines about treatment/handling for guests and visitor, which have been put aside by an Islamist party.

    After the JI and Jamiat actions, I have serious doubts about opposition to stand united against all evils of present Governement.

  39. John Doe says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:02 am

    Imran Khan is not a hero. This is the the thing we must be absolutely clear. Being a famous sports personality does not mean that the person is a national hero.

    He DID NOT win the world cup, it was the team who won the WC, for people short memory I urge to go back and see the video of the matches. and he created bad memories of actually mishandling careers of a lot of cricketers.

    The nation must know who it regards as national heroes. Our national heroes are famous social workers, scientist and philanthropist.

  40. Darwaish says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:21 am

    Thousands of students of PU have protested today against the shameful events of yesterday. Have never seen such large gathering of PU students in a while. They were condemning IJT and their disgusting behavior. Aaj tv, which is now back in Lahore thankfully, also showed the video and interviews of protesters. Aaj website has a story and pictures of protest which you can find here

    I have been a student at IBA, PU and I know for a fact how unpopular IJT is at PU. I was glad to see that the protests actually started from IBA ;)

    Some of my friends were their yesterday and they say if Khan was allowed to move freely in PU, he would have gathered a crowd of 15-20 thousand easily and that was unacceptable for some elements.

    Anyone has video or pictures of the protest against IJT, please post here.

  41. Adam Insaan says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:30 am

    To be or not to be a ….. national hero….

    In my eyes Imran Khan has stood up for Insaaf , in an Era of Pakistan that is rather unstabile.

    Haqq is haqq and batil is batil !!!!!

  42. Umar Akbar says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:39 am

    I think Imran Khan may be the only sincere politician/leader our country has seen in the last fifty years. Having said that, he overplayed the student card, which shows his political immaturity, and the so-called students who manhandled him, must think themselves great heroes and loyal subjects of their master. Their photos are everywhere; let them and their future generations all live with the consequences of their actions.

  43. Abid says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:43 am

    The manhandling of CJP-Chaudhry and now Imran Khan is a matter not only of disgust but also shame. Whatever little dignity we may have left is gradually dissipating. Both the leaders and the masses have failed to preserve that dignity.
    It is not just the political leaders but also our intellectuals and the so-called

  44. Ahmad R. Shahid says:
    November 15th, 2007 9:13 am

    It seems like ISI has started a propaganda campaign against Khan.

  45. Usman Akram says:
    November 15th, 2007 9:15 am
  46. Ahmad R. Shahid says:
    November 15th, 2007 9:18 am

    I wonder when people say that something won’t be good for the civil society, what do they mean? Has “stability” in Egypt over the last 26 years of absolute rule by Mubarak helped the civil society? Or has Burmese military dictatorship been able over the last 45 years for the civil society to be abolished? If it were, Egypt would now be a democracy and Burma wouldn’t have witnessed 100,000 people marching on the streets.

  47. November 15th, 2007 9:19 am

    really sad…

  48. zia m says:
    November 15th, 2007 9:33 am

    Somebody mentioned Islamic democracy without separation of religion and state we will have neither.

  49. Pervaiz Munir Alvi says:
    November 15th, 2007 9:39 am

    Musharraf by Ann Coulter

    Musharraf has declared emergency rule in Pakistan, shut down the media and sent Supreme Court justices home. What’s not to like about a guy who orders policemen to beat up lawyers? The entire history of Pakistan is this: There are lots of crazy people living there, they have nuclear weapons, and any Pakistani leader who prevents the crazies from getting the nukes is George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison all rolled into one. We didn’t hear much about Musharraf until the last few weeks. Musharraf has been a crucial ally of ours since Sept. 12, 2001. His loyal friendship to the United States while governing a country that is loyal to al-Qaida might prove dispiriting to the terrorists. So, until recently, the media mostly confined stories about Musharraf to page A-18. Weeks later, The New York Times editorial page called on “masses of Pakistanis” to participate in “peaceful demonstrations” against Musharraf, which would be like calling on masses of Pakistanis to engage in daily bathing (The New York Times editorial page being the most effective way to communicate with the Pakistani masses). Most of the editorial was a mash note to that troublesome woman Benazir Bhutto for demanding democracy in the land of the deranged. Media darling Bhutto returned to Pakistan after fleeing the country following her conviction for corruption as prime minister. Her conviction was later overturned by the corrupt Pakistani Supreme Court, leaving me to ponder, which is worse: being convicted of corruption in a Pakistani court or being exonerated of corruption in a Pakistani court? She was again convicted in a Swiss court of money laundering. The media adore Bhutto because she went to Harvard and Oxford, which I consider two more strikes against her. A degree from Harvard is prima facie evidence that she’s on the side of the terrorists. I note that Bhutto demonstrates her own deep commitment to democracy by giving herself the title “chairperson for life” of the Pakistan Peoples Party. You wouldn’t know it to read the headlines, but Musharraf has not staged a military coup. In fact, he was re-elected easily just weeks ago under Pakistan’s own parliamentary system. But the Pakistani Supreme Court, like our own Supreme Court, believes it is above the president and refused to acknowledge Musharraf’s election on the grounds that he is disqualified because he is still wearing a military uniform. That’s when Musharraf sent them home. How might popular rule turn out in Pakistan? As Saul Bellow rhetorically said of multiculturalism, “Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus?” Pakistan is a country where local Islamic courts order women to be raped as punishment for the crimes of their male relatives. Among the Islamists’ bill of particulars against Musharraf is the fact that he has promoted the Women’s Protection Bill, which would punish rape, rather than using it as a device for social control. Pakistan doesn’t need Adlai Stevenson right now. It needs Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to impose military rule and drag a country of Islamic savages into the 19th century, as Ataturk did in Turkey. Pakistan’s Ataturk is Gen. Musharraf.

  50. Ahmad R. Shahid says:
    November 15th, 2007 9:45 am

    I am really not a fan of a theocratic state such as Iran or Taliban Afghanistan, but thats what Iqbal had to say:

    Juda hou dein siyasat sei tou reh jaati hai changeizi

  51. faraz says:
    November 15th, 2007 10:06 am

    why you guys are changing topic. topic here is Imran. So finally Mr “Chi” has been arrested :)

    To me it seems more like a humorous episode. The reality is student movement has nothing to do with Imran’s appeal. Somehow this joker got the idea that students are on Campus waiting for Imran Khan.

  52. asa says:
    November 15th, 2007 10:24 am

    The person who deserve to be arrested or beaten is mushy dog but alas wat a country ,he is still ruling in pakistan …shame for Pakistanis.

  53. zia m says:
    November 15th, 2007 10:39 am

    It is very hard to get rid of a dictator when students beat up political leader.

  54. Aqil Sajjad says:
    November 15th, 2007 10:45 am

    1. Rumours of a change in Pakistan by the 20th of Nov.
    2. Musharraf is going on a visit to Saudi Arabia. Some say that there is a lot of packing going on in the army house and that he is going for good and won’t be returning. (I am told that it is treason to spread this in Pakistan)
    3. There are rumours that Bush called Mush on saturday and told him that he would not be welcome in the US. According to some, this may be behind Musharraf’s perspiration during the news conference the other day.

    On the funnier side, today, Mush issued an amendment to the PCO to give authority to the President to lift the Emergency. The man has really lost it. :)

    The senate chairperson Muhammad Mian Sumro is being mentioned as the leading candidate for the care taker PM.

  55. Adam Insaan says:
    November 15th, 2007 10:45 am

    -I do think that there is a potential in Mr. Imran Khan being nominated The Prize Alfred Nobel.(peace-prize)
    -and let peace blossom
    in the State of Peace-willing
    people of PAKistan.

  56. Farooq says:
    November 15th, 2007 10:57 am

    I was really disapponited when i heared the news. Shame of Jamaat student. Is Islam teach you to harassor bully some one like that.

  57. zafar Malik says:
    November 15th, 2007 11:18 am

    it is shame for all of us the way we treated our true hero. But what else we could expect from IJT terrorists.they have ruined the peace of the university.It is not possible for IJT to do any thing with out the permission of Jamat-e- Islami, who is on the pay roll of IsI. But look at the reaction of western governments ,they don’t say even single word to dictator Mush. over the arrest of Mr.Khan,but they have alot to say over the house arrest of Benazir Bhutto.Isn’t double standerd.
    IJT doest not represent student’s thoughts.they have their own agenda. thanks

  58. A Khan says:
    November 15th, 2007 11:25 am

    Imran is a national hero but in cricket. Its the same as a military general tries to do politician job. Both are wrong. If he wants to be in politics then he will be treated like any other politician (abused and praised) not like a national hero. And in politics he is still a nobody or if anybody then not more than like Nawabzada Nasrullah khan (one man party).
    Problem is not how he is treated but where we are going to. We don’t mind when people we don’t like are being treated like that but it hurts us when our darlings are treated such. What is good for gander is good for goose. Remember Farooq Sattar, Tariq Azeem, Shaukat Qasuri. This is where our society is going. No tolerance, period.

  59. November 15th, 2007 11:29 am

    Read my thoughts on Imran’s humiliation in urdu on my blog
    It is good that most of us condemned this brutal act.

  60. Usman says:
    November 15th, 2007 11:41 am

    I would like to answer all objections against Khan, presented above.
    First, University IS A PLACE for politics. US’ Columbia University invited Mehmood Ahmedi-Nijad at their campus, at a time when he was not even invited at United Nations forums, and was being treated as a terrorist by most western institutions.

    Secondly, Punjab University has a Department of Political Sciences. How would students learn Political Sciences, when at the time of abeyance(murder) of constitution, they burry themselves in their hidings instead of coming out?

    Morover, somebody wrote above that he should have been handled to Law-Enforcement agencies. There is no Law in this country as we speak, it died the day emergency was declared!

    Even if he was to be handed over, he is the only Player who has won a world cup for Pakistan. He has never been mistreated like this by Police, he is a revered international Policy. He gave us a World-Cup, one which our generations culd not have won, and we could not give them a safe way out.

    (I am from UET, PU should wait until UETians reach there, I’ll come there tomorrow, will see Jamiat!)

  61. ayesha sajid says:
    November 15th, 2007 11:44 am

    since you replied to my post let me clarify few points to you. I have not ‘bothered’ to mention any other faction of the society because like i said lets “just take these two factoins FOR NOW”.
    Calling the army personell ….”dogs” is not a polite thing to do and breaks all norms of decency.
    We may have differences with people but decency demands that we do not stoop down to name calling and abusive language.
    we know that the politicians, army men, judges, lawyers, etc etc , most of them at least , are corrupt and need to re hash thier vision but that does not give us the right to call them …. like you put it … dogs !!

  62. jk says:
    November 15th, 2007 11:48 am

    It would be nice if we could step into a time machine and go back to 1950 and start Pakistan all over again.

    Things are just beyond broken now.

  63. adnan says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:11 pm

    We need to metamorphise our movement against the current dictator into becoming a struggle for democracy and rule of law . We must aim for absolutely zero tolerance for the “might is right” attitude within the country………………….be it Musharraf or IJT………….anyone ignoring the constitution and trying to exercise illegal force and violence upon other Pakistanis must be finished………..yes I mean FINISHED once and forever.

  64. rafik says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:22 pm

    well done imran khan,we salute you here in south africa.have the foresight to ignore the shaiytaan jamiat talaba
    and continue the struggle.

  65. Adnan says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:29 pm

    This is same Imran Khan who gave us Shokat Khanam Hospital for Cancer patients(free!)

    I think the humiliation he faced in return would be more severe than cancer. Something which can’t be treated in his own hospital. Well done guys.

  66. November 15th, 2007 12:32 pm

    This was a shameful act by the PU goons pretending to be Islamic activists- they have once again proven how their sponsors have allowed them to hijack the University and its management.

    However, Mr Khan appears to be a little naive – he should have figured out the mullah-M nexus by now – if he did not then it is a little sad given that so many of Pakistan’s urban educated segments support him.

    History has its lessons which cannot be ignored…!

  67. Saima Nasir says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:44 pm

    Sometimes one wonders “why is our nation always ruled by corrupt politicians and generals?” Why?Suddenly the answer is clear (through such episodes)…. “we don’t respect honest and righteous men and women.”

  68. Sohail Agha says:
    November 15th, 2007 12:54 pm

    Khush-kismat hey woh jo
    Zindagi-Bhar Zinda Raha

    Salute to all the people from all the segments of society who have the courage to stand-up and be counted…..

    …yeh to chalti hey tujhe ouncha uraaney ke liye…

  69. Sohail Agha says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:04 pm
  70. Adam Insaan says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:06 pm

    Saima Nasir @


    (I have been in Pakistan many times, I live in Scandinavia).
    -and I do have to tell a thing here that changed quite a lot in my approach to understanding the challenges Pakistan is facing.

    A friend of mine, he is not a muslim was to go to Pakistan as an engineer.
    He came back , and I and he had a coffee.
    His face was pale when I asked him about his trip to Pakistan. He said ;

    I went to Pakistan and did find Islam but where were the muslims, all to few in number.
    I am back here in Scandinavia, no Islam here but many muslims………..

    I was first honest too say , just in the mood to be arguing with him, and then by second third, fourth thought it penetrated to the windings of my cerebral “capacity”, what this good man was lecture

  71. Sarah says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:19 pm

    Imran Khan I wish u success always, u have wat it takes to be a leader. May Allah bless u an keep u away from all that is bad.

  72. Adnan says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:22 pm

    A/c the news link given in main post, PU Administration was also involved.

  73. Sohail Agha says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:22 pm

    PU witnesses largest ever anti-jamiat protests
    posted by Hasan Mubarak at 8:12 PM on November 15, 2007

  74. Israr says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:36 pm

    I have personal experience of Jamiat goos, this is what they do, Punjab university new campus at least when i was in Lahore was not a center for learning but a place For Jamiat Gundas . Shame on them and JI,I hope Qazi and Ameer UL azeem get the message and also at some point get the same treatment

  75. ummro says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:37 pm

    The sad event proved beyond the shadow of doubt that JTI are in bed with the establishment.

  76. mahmood says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:49 pm

    Its shame for us to treat our heroes in theat manner. I smell some hidden hands have exploited the IJT.

  77. Sayef Hussain says:
    November 15th, 2007 1:55 pm

    Aaj TV’s deal with musharraf

    Reportedly Aaj TV is back on the airwaves. Is this without any deal with musharraf. I don’t think so. In fact we don’t think so. Aaj TV must have compromised its position on the dectator’s dictatorial and whimsical actions. Shame on Aaj TV on its betrayal of the people of Pakistan and the other struggling journalists. Aaj TV has just acted like notorius Islami Jamiat-e-Tulaba, who did its best to foil the protest against the most hated dectator of the day.

    Aaj TV would find it hard to re-gain its reputation free media serving nothing but truth.

  78. Aik Pakistani says:
    November 15th, 2007 2:04 pm

    Shame on you for jumping the gun on Aaj Tv. Do you have any evidence that they struck a deal with Musharraf? Have you read the text of the Code of Conduct?

  79. Adnan says:
    November 15th, 2007 2:06 pm

    Sayef, tasweer ka dosra rukh bhe dekh bhai.

    FYI, NONE of Pvt channels are being any kind of Ad these days. Do remember that AAJ or any other channel is run by robots. I am sure that despite of having infinite money, employees would have been targeted by management by not giving them salaries or any other benefits.

    It’s a capitalist world my friend. Owners just want money in pocket. Izzat tu ani jani wali cheez hay. ;)

  80. Viqar Minai says:
    November 15th, 2007 2:24 pm

    Aqil, is there any mention of a date when General Pakistan is leaving for Saudi Arabia?

    Also, Dawn News formally announced Soomro as the caretaker PM. He will take oath under the PCO tomorrow; curiously he also remains the senate chairman.

  81. Viqar Minai says:
    November 15th, 2007 2:29 pm

    “We need to metamorphise our movement against the current dictator into becoming a struggle for democracy and rule of law . We must aim for absolutely zero tolerance for the

  82. Viqar Minai says:
    November 15th, 2007 2:36 pm

    Aaj TV hasn’t been telecasting “Live with Talat” or “Bolta Pakistan” for nearly a week now.

    I, too, suspect that the owners have signed the code of conduct.

  83. syed ali raza says:
    November 15th, 2007 2:45 pm

    i have little or no respect for IMRAN KHAN, he is an ethnic-hate monger whose only impact on PAKISTANI politics is taking pot shots on a well established political party which represents the largest METRO city of pakistan, that is one way of gaining popularity in HATE-MONGERS, by being an ETHNOCENTRIC opportunistic weasel he managed to scrape a seat from MIANWALI what a schocker! & now he talks about being a principled opponent of the ARMY.
    if u look at his interviews given to the DUMB PAKISTANI MEDIA he plays himself as a NATIONALISTIC savior of PAKISTAN who is going to stand up to US influence & when he gives an interview to CNN & other western media outlets this person SUCKS up SO blatantly u could tell that he wish he was in place of benazir to take the JOB of PM.

    not only that he was trying to steal PAKISTANI ARTIFACTS & was trying to take them to his home in UK.

    he has little or no support what so ever, i am happy that those DISGUSTING JAMATIS double crossed him
    & by providing space on this froum to discuss this individual,
    the MODERATOR has done great disservice to the credibility of this forum if it had any to begin with!!

  84. faraz says:
    November 15th, 2007 3:44 pm

    Imran khan is in politics and he use a very colorful language against his opponent. So it don’t surprise me.

    Some one has compared Imran with Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan. Well Nawabzada was very polite and soft spoken politician and was respected by all sites. The kind of language Imran was using against Maulana Fazal-ul-Rehman, it was an inevitable retaliation.

    I hope every one should develop tolorence for other’s point of view including in both use of language and force.

  85. syed ali raza says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:00 pm


  86. syed ali raza says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:06 pm

    To make things worse the state minister of information said on Monday that the ban on foreign channels was done because they showed subjects like “gay marriages” which are against norms of Pakistani society.

    quoted from DAWN

  87. Ayaz Ahmed says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:12 pm

    you do face difficulties when u r on path of truth …..
    We love You Imran Khan ,he is great leader ,the only politician in pakistan who is not power hungry ,and he speaks daring truth….plz vote for Imran khan in elections…..and jammiat students what ever he is doing its for u and only u…

  88. Viqar Minai says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:23 pm

    ali Reza,
    I am well aware of Imran’s standoff with MQM, but could you read me chapter and verse on where he has indulged in ethnic hatemongering?

    Besides, wishing ill on someone because you disagree with them does not speak a whole lot for your cause, whatever it may be.

  89. syed ali raza says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:42 pm

    you don’t have to be explicit, his implied tone of referring to MQM says it all.

    when IMRAN khan accuses MQM of creating LAW & ORDER situation in karachi back in mid 90s, why is it that he never mentions ANP,PSF & PPSF & last but not least JI.

    how come his critcism is so devoid of any objective prespective of the situation KARACHI was in mid 90s.

    when he opens his mouth & comments on KARACHI, he reminds me of the very same rehotric one would hear from the ARMY & the establishment back in the day, for example the phony charge of “JINNAH-POR”.

    he has no clue of his complete & utter ignorance of the ground reality in KARACHI.

    all of what he says makes me think why did my FOREFATHERS even decided to immigrate to this hell hole we call PAKISTAN!!!

  90. Deewana Aik says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:47 pm

    syed ali raza, no offense but your MQM has bent over backwards for the dictator (and by extension ISI) too. What do you say to that? What credibility do you think MQM has outside MQM?

  91. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:54 pm

    To all commentators,

    kindly stop bickering on Imran’s inccident,
    it was a sabotage from anti-opposition
    and anti-religion elements, infiltrated every
    where, try to learn from actualities, instead
    of bring out your personal venum, it won’t
    bring us any strength, we are becomming weaker
    and weaker every day.

  92. ivehadit says:
    November 15th, 2007 4:59 pm

    “We strongly believe that inspite of political differences, no person deserves physical bashing and humiliation as was met out to Imran. ”

    Thou protesteth too much, Owais. This is just common courtesy and human decency we’re talking about.

    Much has been said about how Pakistan is not the same it was 10 or 20 years ago. This incident and the one in Karachi when the CJ visited suggests its still the same, if not worse in many ways with political parties and student political parties morphing into mini-mafias.

  93. Deewana Aik says:
    November 15th, 2007 5:31 pm

    “kindly stop bickering on Imran

  94. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 15th, 2007 5:41 pm

    Deewana Aik,

    Your version seems to me stereotype, eternally blaming
    others since eternity, of course Qazi’s statement does’nt
    county like always, don’t you understand MQM’s
    involvement ?? Imran’s enemy No. 1 .

  95. Deewana Aik says:
    November 15th, 2007 5:55 pm

    ha ha good one Rafay Kashmiri. PU and MQM? lol….

    …you live on your jamaati planet all you like.

  96. Sohail Agha says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:00 pm

    Police torture on Imran Khan’s Family Members…

  97. RJ says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:15 pm

    I see this incident from a different angle. Looks like Pakistani government pay no attention to Imran Khan and ignored him properly even though he tried his best to give an impression of being “Renegade”. At last he he became frustrated and to gain popularity, he and JI staged a drama so he can be arrested ( a new fad in Pakistani politics) and get some media attention.


  98. D_a_n says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:35 pm

    @ Rafay Kashmiri…

    It’s all on video dear chap…its all there…for all of the Muslims to see the latest blossoming gift of the Jamat-e-Jahili :)
    just how are you defending them? on what grounds? every institution they have touched has almost withered and in point being UET Lhr…

    arent these the same jhonnies who were stopping Muslim Shia students at PU from use of the university mosque…DAWN gave the rather longish stand off good coverage but didnt do a good follow up….

    Its amazing how one Mullah lover will defend another Mullah(s) even if he is caught ON VIDEO spreading his shar..
    this is not a conspiracy against the Jamat-e-Jahili…

    It’s Jamat-e-Jahili who’s working to a conspiracy against Muslims of Pakistan..
    Thanks for reminding me again of what exactly is wrong with Pakistan…

    @ Syed Ali Raza…

    as you were asked previously…your post about Imran Khan made about as much sense as going on a tableeghi ijtema with a stars and stripes T shirt!!!!

    please furnish specific and credited incidents where Imran Khan has engaged in hate mongering on the ethenic Mohajir community of Karachi? and no you are not allowed to quote sources from Fox News…
    please provide the above otherwise I shall be forced to file your post under ‘bunk’…
    this gentlemen…is not a time for lies and to push personal petty agenda’s…
    We need better from you Syed Sahab if we are to somehow extract ourselves from this mess which is not of my making….

  99. Asad says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:43 pm

    Yeah he decided to get kicked punched assaulted arrested and charged under the anti-terrorist act so he could increase his popularity and then his sisters decided to get slapped dragged beaten and arrested by the bayghairat policewalas to enhance their popularity….
    Think before you write.

  100. Deewana Aik says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:46 pm

    JI will be rewarded for this in the next elections just like they were in the past for their support to the dictator. JI are the scum of the earth, supporting every dictator since Yahya Kahn and in turn rewarded handsomely by the dictators. These Mullahs are the best money can buy.

    Meanwhile 17 members of IJT sacked. Alligator

  101. Asad says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:51 pm

    bootan di sarkar
    Habib Jalib

    Dakuan da je saath na dinda pind da pehredar
    Aj paireen zanjeer na hund jit na hundi har
    Paggan apne gal wich pa lo turo pet de bhar
    Chadh jaye te mushkil lehndi bootan di sarkar

    If the dacoit had not had
    The village guard as his ally
    Our feet would not be in chains
    Our victory would not defeat imply
    Mourn with turbans round your necks
    Crawling on your bellies, comply
    Once the jack boot government is up

  102. Bhindigosht says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:55 pm

    Pretty impressive turn out at PU today. There were actually images of students, including women , tearing down IJT posters. Hopefully, the days of IJT ghundaa raj at PU will be numbered. I think they handed over Imran Khan to protect their turf.

  103. Sridhar says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:56 pm

    Do cops typically work in plainclothes? In the videos of arrests and manhandling of Imran’s supporters and relatives, one can see a lot of people in plainclothes dragging the person to the police van. These men are quite liberal with giving blows with their hands, including on women. Are they regular policemen or are they just lumpen elements “joining the party” in beating up those they don’t like? They seem pretty blatant, if they are indeed policemen, manhandling even women in the full glare of the media!

  104. Jamati Hater says:
    November 15th, 2007 7:39 pm

    Two pieces from the Daily Times… one reports that the rally against the Jamati thugs attracted 3,000, which is 2,000 more than the 1,000 reported earlier… heartening to see, but what makes it even better is that the administration too is speaking out, with the Registrar, the Students’ Advisor and the Halls vice chairman all adding their voice…\11\16\story_16-11-2007_pg13_1

    And what is the typical Jamati response? This:

    “Jamiat to rough up Imran

  105. khairulbashar Siddiqui says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:05 pm

    Samad, Bravo, You said it. Wish a good soul in whole Nation. I don’t know you meant it or it was also just empty words. I don’t see a single honest person in whole of Pakistan. Even all the leaders among pakistanis living aboard are nothing but bad, liars and irrational.

  106. Adnan says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:29 pm

    We must join daily protests on campuses, big and small, all across Pakistan demanding Imran’s release.

    This way Govt will know that if any harm comes to him, there will be uncontrollable reprecussions.


  107. ivehadit says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:42 pm

    khairulbashar sahab, why not give yourself and others the right to not vote for him?

  108. Yousaf says:
    November 15th, 2007 8:53 pm

    Support & vote for Imran inshallah . !

  109. Rizwan says:
    November 15th, 2007 9:48 pm

    Imran khan is not very smart person but has good intentions. Now My most concern is not Imran , Bhutto or Nawaz. My concern is Enemies of Pakistan.They are in Pakistan and they are trying to destabilized Pakistan.What surprises me is that Media and people like Imran Khan are either ignoring this danger or simply stupid.
    Media has failed to talk about the crimes of BeNazir but treating her like a hero. Media has failed to talk about extremists killing innocents in the name of Islam. Pakistan is a nuke power and must act like civilized nation or give up Nukes.
    If mushraf does not go after extremists then put yourself in the shoes of USA, India and Israel . These countries will do whatever it takes to disarm Pakistan from Nukes.
    And I would not blame them.
    Do what is in the interest of Pakistan and run PAkistan like a Business. Shake hands with Israel, India and to the countries where pakistan can profit.
    Look at people of Pakistan they are hopeless. They have given up. Worry about these people. Not about Benazir and Zardari.
    Give a chance to Mushraf, trust him if he is saying he is placing Pakistan on his top list. The interest of Pakistan is his first priority.
    Other PJ of Q&A of ARY all other journalists has acted like jahaliet. They are no less than someone who is burning tires on the streets of Pakistan.

  110. Mudassar says:
    November 15th, 2007 10:05 pm

    I would suggest, if we have some respect for the only hero we have produced then our team should stop playing the Indian series and come back as a protest this is the least we can do to get him out for what he has done for us, but unfortunately we are quite a shamelss bunch of people living under the stupid umbrella of Islamic republic of Pakistan.

  111. Saeed Ahmed says:
    November 15th, 2007 10:39 pm

    I am a former IJT rukn, but I feel myself very very ashamed after what happened in PU yesterday.
    “They (Jamiat) dont know what have they done, there are only few heroes Pakistani Nation has produced and Imran is definitely one of them.
    I dont know how this damage will be repaired…I mean damage done to IJT by IJT, if at all it could be repaired.
    For Imran Khan I would say nothing can bring him down, he does not need to stage any drama to increase his popularity as he is already at its peak.
    I am also a Mohajir, and very serious cricket follower but dont know why he is being termed as anti Mohajir, just because he didn’t let Miandad complete his triple century?
    He gave more encouragement to cricketers from Karachi then any other captain to date.
    Imran Khan: May Allah bless you, keep up the good mission you have taken.

  112. Viqar Minai says:
    November 15th, 2007 11:42 pm

    On a side note, Daily Times is confirming that Aaj TV has been allowed to resume broadcast on the condition that the shows “Live with Talat” and “Bolta Pakistan” will not be run.

    Talat Hussain says they will resist the infringement of their rights, or resign. Let us see…

  113. Munna Phd says:
    November 16th, 2007 12:13 am

    The maltreatment of national icon, mishandling of Chief Justice and other supreme court judges, maltreatment of civil society activits, and more more, dont you get it. What its all about. Its about the power-drunk-ARMY vs the people. There will be many Mir Jafars. I never see Musharraf as Mohajir or Imran as Non-Mohajir. I see it as a General vs a Civil Society Hero. Why it should be so difficult. Dont wrap it in ethnic color.

    The rhetoric of “Islam” as peaceful religion is shredded whenever, the holier-then-though shows the world what they are capable of. Its not just a small case of mishandling, it shows what you will get if you elect the Maulvis to power. But again, the Army may very much want to exploit the situation.

  114. Munna Phd says:
    November 16th, 2007 12:27 am

    Hum Dhekay gay
    Jab sub takht uchalay jain gay
    sub takht geray jain gay

    Hope MQM, PML(Chaudharis), JUI Maulan FazalurRehman
    and Patriots will one day be answerable to Allah for their Mir Jafar role in current crisis.


  115. November 16th, 2007 12:36 am

    Shaikh rasheed said last night on GEO that he’s ready to participate in Election 2008. However few years back he said Election 2002 was his last election.

  116. Nasser says:
    November 16th, 2007 12:49 am

    Imran is one of the few public figures in Pakistan who serves as a positive role model for our youth. And Musharraf sent a message to these young people i.e. this is how we treat a national hero. Musharraf, and his thugs, have added another dark chapter to our country’s history.

  117. Deewana Aik says:
    November 16th, 2007 1:22 am

    It seems IJT is feeling insecure in PU and wanted to get into government

  118. Mu Waseem says:
    November 16th, 2007 2:15 am

    It is really bad event of our politcal form but it is not suited to imran khan that he used the student and education institute for his personaly usage and political.

  119. Deewana Aik says:
    November 16th, 2007 2:32 am

    Its not “his personaly usage and political”, emergency and lack of rule of law effects all of us.

  120. libertarian says:
    November 16th, 2007 2:48 am

    syed ali raza: all of what he says makes me think why did my FOREFATHERS even decided to immigrate to this hell hole we call PAKISTAN!
    That could be treason in a martial law environment. Be careful with showing those emotions. The price of that venting could be very high.

  121. D_a_n says:
    November 16th, 2007 2:50 am

    oh this is beautiful….just beautiful… :)

    PU students coupled with ISO run the Jamat-e-Jahili ragged on campus…

    Mullahs on the run….

  122. Ahmed Tariq says:
    November 16th, 2007 2:51 am

    I dont think there is a man of Imran Khan’s calibre on the political scene. Though he is not a people’s man, he has not proved to be a good politician, but as far as his constituency is concerned, he has done alot of honest and hard work. And now he is also popular in Swat and Waziristan (Hamid Mir stated this in his interview with Imran… while he was hiding). Imran has his integrity intact specially after his refusal to be the PM after 2002 Elections and after seeing his popularity in different universities in Lahore and everywhere else, I have a gut feeling that he might capture 5-6 seats this time around.

    A person like him is what we need, to bring true development in terms of education and health. Economic growth rates do not matter to us. We want a prosperous Pakistan that will live ‘forever’, and that is only possible by pursuing education and health sectors.

  123. D_a_n says:
    November 16th, 2007 3:02 am

    @ Ahmed Tariq…

    when you say Imran ‘is not a good politician’..just what are you talking about?

    so you want him to be like just about every other disgustingly filthy politician that we have ever had? you want him to become a Mullah and be in bed with whosoever is in power?
    you want him growing fat off funds that are not his? youd rather he’s be Mr. 15%….????

  124. Sohail Agha says:
    November 16th, 2007 4:19 am

    Khaleej Times Editorial : A hero

  125. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 16th, 2007 4:48 am

    @ Imran’s unpleasant event has been
    Hijacked by the secular leftist Inqalabi
    thugs. The historical cheaters.

  126. D_a_n says:
    November 16th, 2007 4:52 am

    Ayaz Amir tells it like it is in today’s Dawn…

    “But even in evil there can be some good. If May 12 exposed the true face of the MQM, Nov 14 has revealed the ugly face of the Jamiat and the Jamaat. Qazi Hussein Ahmed

  127. Aqil Sajjad says:
    November 16th, 2007 5:00 am

    There are reports that even 3 of Imran Khan’s sisters, along with other women workers of PTI have been arrested this morning.

    There was a big protest against IJT at Punjab university yesterday with 2-3 thousand students participating. More protests were planned for today, but haven’t received any updates on that so far.

    There are two planned protests in Islamabad today, one being a media protest which is supposed to be taking place about this time and the other being a student protest a bit later in the day.

    On wednesday, there was a protest near Ab Para. I have heard that it was well attended, but haven’t received any info on the estimated number of participants or any other details about how it went.

  128. Aqil Sajjad says:
    November 16th, 2007 5:05 am

    From the emergency times:

    Islamabad, Wednesday: Around 200 protestors, all exuberant and passionate, carried posters, wore black ribbons and waved the black flags as a sign of utter disappointment and despair in their Government’s policies. The protestors, mostly students from various universities of the capital chanted anti-Musharraf slogans. They demanded a free judicial system, lifting of curbs on media and a democratically elected head of the state. A minor of 5 carried a poster on his tender shoulders saying ‘ GO , UNCLE MUSHARRAF GO! ‘ which showed that even the younger lot of pakistans population is starting to speak up against the tyrannical rule of Musharraf and his dictator-like mindset. More student protests are planned at various universities of Islamabad, and a unified massive student movement will be launched very soon with-in the capital.

  129. Aqil Sajjad says:
    November 16th, 2007 5:13 am

    Also from the emergency times:

    IJT’s bigotry & food for thought for Imran
    By Supreme Court

    Hopelessness and despondency seem to have an air of inevitability in the current national ambience. The slightest good that materializes has to come tumbling down. We had a judiciary that was finally asserting itself as a bastion of civil rights only to be unceremoniously sabotaged, sacked and sent packing to Neverland. The more foolhardy amongst found solace in the embryonic student movement that has revitalized campuses across the country. Even before it can assume some form and substance, it has been undermined by the most moronic of behavior by the PU

  130. Aqil Sajjad says:
    November 16th, 2007 5:16 am

    First protest at NCA

    About 150 students at NCA held a peaceful protest yesterday. They are planning to hold a demonstration everyday and have expressed full solidarity with other student activists, especially the ones at LUMS.

  131. November 16th, 2007 5:18 am

    From the DAWN ope-ed today:

    “Those who believed that the honest and the straight-talking should come forward to rescue Pakistan from the clutches of the corrupt, the incompetent and the insincere were happy to see him take the political plunge. Many among them were soon disillusioned by Imran

  132. D_a_n says:
    November 16th, 2007 5:22 am

    @ Rafay Kashmiri…

    Uh Rafay…I dont know which planet you are currently on..
    but Imran gets manhandled..kicked….betrayed…stabbed in the back…whacked….
    and the leftists secularists are the thugs??????!!!!!!

    how in the world does that make any sense….???

    even though that leftist secularist tag you apply without even knowing what it means……and I am not one…if that implies wanting my country to be free….to be able to decide our own destiny…then yes…label me and others as such…

    we all know who has no clothes now sir….it’s time you brought that to the table as well…

    intellectual bankruptcy is not a ‘virtue’ Pakistan cab afford now…

  133. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 16th, 2007 5:25 am

    Pak Tee house,

    Opposition JI, PML N, opinions suppressed by media,
    and journalists ! Just check yourselves, watch Geo only !

    Dawn is an opportunist newspaper infested by the
    secular leftists journalist.
    It is hijacked even it was founded by Quaid, it was soldout
    to secularism, capitalism, and Raj’s English-speaking
    brownies chaprasis.

  134. Sohail Agha says:
    November 16th, 2007 5:57 am

    Concluding Paragraphs

    ”….Despite his political leanings, Imran of late was on course to restoring to himself the old aura, that of a guerrilla commander who relied heavily on springing surprises to make an impact. His ambushes during his playing days are part of Pakistani folklore. He excelled in catching his opponents napping by sending out a soldier

  135. Aqil Sajjad says:
    November 16th, 2007 6:17 am

    Salman Taseer is in the care taker cabinet. No wonder the Daily Times was writing editorials smacking of intellectual complicity with the dictater.

  136. Sohail Agha says:
    November 16th, 2007 6:18 am

    Khush-kismat hai woh jo
    Zindagi-bhar zinda raha

    It takes courage, a lot of courage and sacrifice to stand-up for the cause you believe in. It’s very easy to provide the commentary from the sidelines than to be on the forefront.

    Salute to all those ‘Walking the Walk’.

  137. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 16th, 2007 7:03 am

    D_A_N Bhai,

    Could you just check a comment (click further) by
    Aqil Sajjad today at 6.17 pm. I think he is living on the
    same planet, but on different continent !!

    Hum waha’n hein jahan say hum ko bhi
    kuch hamari khaber nehein atti.

    I say this , (on the mental conditioning, and
    brain washing of Pakistanis by media)

    Pila pila kay rindo’n nay mujh diwanay ko
    Siwaiy hosh kay rakha nehein kahein kaa

  138. Ahson Hasan says:
    November 16th, 2007 8:43 am

    I can only say that this is a fall of a hero. Looking at this particular picture I feel agonizingly sad and believe that when nation’s start treating their heroes in such a manner, the downfall and collapse of the system is not too far away.

    I belong to a generation when Imran was our role-model, a remarkable character who led from the front and never gave up.

    I perhaps have no words to express my frustration. It’s highly disappointing.

  139. Saeed says:
    November 16th, 2007 9:25 am

    Imran khan is very straight forward and daring Pakistani. It is unfortunate that he got such treatment.
    In our society majority goes for their own/personal interests and crosses the limit.
    When a daring son of Pakistan (Imran Khan) devotes himself heartedly despite of all the luxuries and comforts of life just for the sake of pakistan, he is treated so badly why?
    Why we not support such true heroes to make them successful and on the whole for the freedom/victory of our country. ?
    I am proud of his greatness and devotion for Pakistan.

  140. November 16th, 2007 9:26 am

    this is such a ridiculous thing.

  141. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 16th, 2007 9:42 am

    The think “elite ” sales season on media,
    please buy !!

    Intellectual Tabqa is opportunists, Salman Taseer is an
    example, they have monopoly on journalism , media, and
    bavardage !!

  142. waqas says:
    November 16th, 2007 11:15 am

    I m a student of PU and we as a student of PU welcomes imran and condem IJT as we have the history of fighting against any unhuman activity and of fevering the right one .I had soft corner for IJT and PTI(Imran’s party) before this incident but after seeing what was happened with imran i have to chang my thinking for IJT. Our govt. have made pakistan an unhuman country for the past three to four year. We have no human rights niether we have justice nor we have freedom of press.We have no political freedom and we becames one of the most currupt nation in the world.Imran took a right step of mobilizing the students against our govt. which made our nation to live from hand to mouth.N ow,we welcomes leader like imran khan having passion, agression and having political principels.He should be our president as he can save our nation (He had shown it from the making of shukat khanm kainser hospital, a show of great management).May allah gave two of our great khan’s (imran and Dr. abdul qadeer) a long life.
    Continue fighting for the right of common men of pakistan
    we the student of PU and all the other institutions are with you and your struggle.
    PTI(Imran’s party) ZINDABAD

  143. awais says:
    November 16th, 2007 11:34 am

    I am a business man, and i take intrest in politics, i think Imran khan is not a popular leader of the pakisan, he is a leader of smallest party, but he want to be a Hero, against all papular leader ship, he has any ability and no any agenda for the pakistani nation, let me now, why he was gon in punjab univerisity? there were only student protest against musharafm, but imran wont to be hero, why………….? Islami jamit talaba has no any blamished past, it is a single papular student orginization all over the pakistan, Nimaz, Jihad, Qurran and sunna also preached by this organization. but imran khan to way on complition of forginer agenda, i pray only the May allah bless our country.

  144. Jamil says:
    November 16th, 2007 12:01 pm

    We all need to respect each other and the law.
    We need to be peaceful. We need to be together.
    Stop hate and adopt love.

    The most scientific site in the world

  145. Nadeem says:
    November 16th, 2007 12:46 pm

    Shame on IJT for what they did with Imran Khan. I know IJT leaders from my university time, corrupt, power hungry, good for nothing guys same like maulana’s and JI. From the very beginning I was doubtful about this alliance Imran Khan was having with this Maulana’s . Even a stupid IJT member knows that these Molvi’s are sincere to none, they are not even sincere to God and Islam that they use to promote there agenda. Trust me most of them end up in jail or grave. Some Clever ones like Mr. Blouch becomes leader of JI. I have lost hope in Pakistan. Where one person can play with whole nation and judiciary just for his power. IT HAPPENS ONLY IN PAKISTAN.

  146. Deewana Aik says:
    November 16th, 2007 12:46 pm

    “Islami jamit talaba has no any blamished past, it is a single papular student orginization all over the pakistan,”

    awais, give me a break. You either did not study anywhere in Pakistan or are being deliberately untruthful. All my educational career I saw Jamaatis as nothing but thugs and liars and cheaters. Anyone who has studied at PU, UET and QAU, among other institutions, can testify to that.

    Here is a nice article for you and for Rafay Kashmiri, the eternal denier.

    From the horse

  147. Adeel says:
    November 16th, 2007 1:14 pm

    Imran should leave the country and let us all self destruct our self. Why is he really trying to help us at all, we don’t want to be a better citizen, we are happy with the mess we have created, we love to be hypocrites with ludicrous intentions for our self. Let us be part of the ‘pack’ and glorify our stupidity.

  148. RJ says:
    November 16th, 2007 1:40 pm

    What an irony, it looks like all the people who are blaming MQM are as polarized as MQM. Alas they don’t realize but they are the different sides of the same coin. I don’t want to say it openly but associating Musharaf all the time with MQM is the figment of imagination of nothing but a polarize mind. I always thought that ethnicity is no long an issue in Pakistan, but looks like it is still one of the biggest factor in Pakistan; and this time Musharaf is the victim and it is not started by MQM.

  149. Mareum says:
    November 16th, 2007 3:21 pm

    We are proud of you Imran as students of Pakistan.You need a good team to run your party. Happy birthday (it’s on 25 Nov.) and good luck for your future.

  150. Roshan says:
    November 16th, 2007 11:19 pm

    It was once again Imran Khan’s blunder to trust on Islami Jamiat Talba. Anyone who have been in politics in general and students politics in particular knows about unfair tactics and double standards of Jamaat’s politics double. It clearly shows Imran’s straight forward attitude in politics. He is undoubtedly politically correct but lacks cleverness which gave him such a hard blow. I think its a great lesson for him to be more smart in his future moves as he will face multiple challenges and blows in future too.
    I also pray that the nascent and sincere movement in Punjab University to get rid of Jamaat wont be sabotaged by violence as latter will try to regain its control in PU no matter how much bloodshed and violence it causes.
    A very good article in The Nation on Jamaat’s planning to trap Imran and this is how these JAMATIYAY strategize their unfair political moves.
    How and who bowled Imran Khan out:

  151. Moiz says:
    November 17th, 2007 1:45 am

    IJT and JI have proved this beyond doubt that they are on ISI payroll…
    Long live Imran

  152. D_a_n says:
    November 17th, 2007 2:00 am

    @ Rafay Kashmiri…..

    man..I dont know which planet you are on as I asked previously…but it must be lonely up there….

    MTM throws out IJT….

    as somebody asked you in a previous post….why cant you just be like the rest of the Mullahs and at least ‘pretend’ to be anguished by this….its easy and convenient and no fuss….

    Also, your reather tacky reference to Khans and Changez Khan…
    you forget the magnificent Ottomans who are als able to trace their lineage to the man :)
    but am going off track here…..
    but when this is over my friend….the rest of us Musalmaans will never forgive you Mullahs for siding with the devil……

  153. Ashfaq says:
    November 17th, 2007 5:37 am

    Imran is a hero for all Pakistani’s all over the world. It’s sad to see that a minority bunch of hired thugs representing themselves as JI. If I was to face these idiots I would feel pity for them as they do not know right from wrong. They are the Munafiks of Islam. They in my opinion deserve the treatment that Musharaff gives them when he treats them worse then the dogs. Long Live PTI, Long live PAKISTAN – ZINDABAD – Inshallah our day will come and PAKISTAN will be free and for all PAKISTANI’s not for one man like the dog MUSH

  154. AUK says:
    November 17th, 2007 6:31 am

    Sohail, Thanks for the link. I am posting Khaleej Times Editorial here for the naysayers.

    “THE treatment meted out to Pakistan

  155. I love Musharaf says:
    November 17th, 2007 6:54 am

    I always loved Musharraf but this is quite shocking to see Imran khan the proud son of our nation, who always fought against injustice, he left his lavish life for the sake of this nation, and see how is this man being treated by we shameful nation. We are sorry Imran Bhai, I donot like Musharraf anymore…

  156. AUK says:
    November 17th, 2007 7:34 am

    What Ayyaz Amir had to say about this

    “But Imran has not been diminished by it. He continues to stand tall. He is a brave man who has showed great courage during the post-martial law period. It is the Jamiat and its parent body, the Jamaat, which look small. Manhandling one of the few national heroes we have and then handing him over to the police: can anything be more despicable?”

  157. WAQAS KHAN says:
    November 17th, 2007 12:14 pm


  158. sasa says:
    November 17th, 2007 2:50 pm

    I agree with you Waqas. I also have positive sentiments for Imran. Let us rally in support of his freedom. We need Imran now, more than ever. He is the one and only hope. But to do this we need to be organized, and united.

  159. November 17th, 2007 2:56 pm


  160. sasa says:
    November 17th, 2007 3:46 pm

    Atleast the Indians know better than most Pakistanis; to how to treat Pakistan’s national hero. May this amazing article written by an Indian teach us what it takes to be an “Imran Khan”:

    (Excerpt from the article – What if Imran Khan were Prime Minister of India: ….Imagine, for a moment, Partition never happened.

    Imagine, for a moment, an Indian cricket team with Imran, Javed Miandad, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, in the same XI.

    Imagine a born-leader like Imran taking to politics in India.

    Imagine an Imran Khan using his charisma, his mass appeal, his vision and his leadership abilities and climbing up, to the post of Prime Minister of India.

    A truly secular politician, mature enough to lead, young enough to work hard, with undeniable leadership skills, total commitment to the values of democracy, and unafraid of taking on the system. He could be a male version of Indira Gandhi without a Sanjay Gandhi to cause trouble….)

    Commendable effort by the author.

  161. AUK says:
    November 17th, 2007 6:52 pm

    Sasa, Amazing words. And all we can do is to reveal our petty minds and our petty interests, and are not afraid to sacrifice one of the greatest sons born on this soil for those interests.

  162. Adnan Ahmad says:
    November 17th, 2007 8:34 pm

    Thanks for the link , Sasa. I know that Imran is not a typical Pakistani leader with bunch of makhdooms and Nawabs and Jageerdars in his party and therefore is electorally weak and Adil can rightfully call him a civil society actor. But despite his electoral weakness there is no one else who can be considered ideal for leading Pakistan. I stopped following anything he had to say after seeing him sitting in between Qazi Hussain And Fuzluarrahaman not too long ago but the above event may open his eyes. To quote another commentor, in Pakistan’s 60 years history maulvi kabhi kissee kaa nahi hoowaa.

  163. Hamza Hasan says:
    November 17th, 2007 9:05 pm

    I was once an Imran Khan supporter. Of late, however, his alliance with the obscurantist JI, and his generally right wing views, had driven me away from him.

    The youth of this country are crying out for a honest and progressive leader to rally around. On some aspects Imran Khan fits the bill. However, in the last couple of years, Imran Khan disappointed me with his recent right wing stances (e.g., abstaining from voting for the Women’s Protection Bill).

    If he chooses to distance himself from the Islamist parties, I am sure his popularity among students will rise. Perhaps this recent incident with the IJT will encourage him to do so.

  164. Deewana Aik says:
    November 17th, 2007 10:11 pm
  165. Adnan Ahmad says:
    November 17th, 2007 11:37 pm

    Deewana Aik,
    Great artice! It briefly discusses the real role of Jamaat Islami in the darker parts of Pakistan’s history

    I have mentioned this before that much of the public support for MQM in Karachi and Hyderabad actually stems from people’s hatred (yes I am using the word hatred) for Jamaat Islami from the days they were the most powerful party in the preMQM era. And in a way one can quantify that hatred looking at the size of Altaf Hussain’s rallies. Same reaction is waiting to happen in Lahore. I just don’t know when. But when it does I just hope is not as drastic. I do, however, know that Punjab University and other schools in Punjab have been occupied territories of Jamiat for a very long time and they need to be freed.

  166. Zakintosh says:
    November 18th, 2007 12:56 am

    whole LOTA love (November 15th, 2007 1:08 am) asks: “How would Imran react if someone from outside the university staged a protest against the UK government at BRADFORD university?”

    Protests happen frequently at all universities in the UK & the USA. Here are two brief excerpts from the web that might answer your question better:

    Exhibition recalls four days of student protest that shook the University

    Thirty years ago the administration of the University of Leeds was brought to a standstill when hundreds of students staged a four-day sit-in at the Parkinson Building. The era of student protest had arrived in Leeds with a vengeance. Playing a central role in the occupation was the then President of the Students

  167. Ghalib says:
    November 18th, 2007 2:38 am

    jamaat is on the payroll of army! and IJT is one hell of a munafiq party that i have ever seen! no politics but just using the islam name for the sake of dirty game! thats y even maulana muadudis son even didnt follow him! they talk abt islam and act against it.they called imran and ameer ul azeem,staged a pathetic politics in which they turned their own man in and imran khan to police with a lame excusethat they actin selfish for no politics in students! o contrary their nazims asks all their leadership to come when they are elected!
    what a bunch of lamers IJT is! their credibilty now in PU is bleak! imran is popular among the youth for his strong nature and vision! hes much more than the maududi who just ran a movement against bhutto;s ouster as he drank wine lol and was makin a constitution that they percieved was unislamic! and today siding mush another drunk geek with more enlightenment that bhutto cant even think off! way to go jamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat e unislami and hats of to Islami Jagga Talaba!

  168. mafzal says:
    November 18th, 2007 5:37 am


  169. zia m says:
    November 18th, 2007 10:46 am

    I have heard Imran Khan is sending text messages from jail.Please post them here would be nice to hear what he has to say.

  170. Adnan Ahmad says:
    November 18th, 2007 11:20 am

    Just read Ayaz Amir’s article that AUK briefly quoted above. God bless him for expressing my sentiments. As many on this blog know I have no meat for MQM or Altaf Hussain but I applaud MQM for “giving jamaat islami a taste of its own medicine in Karachi and Hyderabad.” When history is written this is one good thing that can not be taken away from MQM. I quote a more detailed portion from Ayaz’ article below. Worth reading.

    “”This brings me to Imran Khan

  171. AUK says:
    November 18th, 2007 11:28 am

    Latest from Punjab University is that 14 of its faculty members are charged by Punjab police for “sedition”.

    What is the difference between this government and the British of 1857 trying to crush an uprising by the Muslims of India? The only difference is that the British were the invaders, and these are our own people. The commonality is in the tactics.

  172. AUK says:
    November 18th, 2007 11:33 am

    Pakistani High Commissioner in the US “Maliha Lodhi” told BBC that Imran is under house arrest.

    He is not, he is actually in jail, along with his 3 sisters, his female cousins and an aunt. We also don’t know the charges that they are booked under. If anyone has information on the contrary, please post.

  173. Deewana Aik says:
    November 18th, 2007 12:15 pm

    Pakistani High Commissioner in the *UK*

  174. Adnan says:
    November 18th, 2007 1:12 pm

    As I said on other forum, the tussle between Jamat and MQM is quite natural. MQM is actually Jamat-e-Islami( Haqiq)i.

    Altaf Hussain used to be an active member of IJT in late 70s and used to do “Shola Bayan” speeches for Jamat-e-Islami at KU. Some issue happened between Altaf and Jamat and Bai Altaf was beaten like hell by Jamatis(Just like Imran today). Altaf was already pissed. He had talent to bring people out. His ideology was very helpful for Zia at that time who was worried about popularity of BiBi. Zia & Co(read agencies) found a handful tool in form of Altaf and prepared him against B.B. Just like Fatima Bhutto is being prepared these days against B.B. The hatred inside Fatima is no different than hatred inside Altaf against Jamatis. Zia cashed this feeling that time against Benazir and now Mush and Co would be cashing Fatima against same BiBi after 2 decades. Later Altaf pioneered APMSO and their main target was always anti-Jamat activities. This is why you seem them more charged up against jamaties than their “enemies” like Punjabis or Sindhis whom they consider reason of oppression of Mohajirs in Sind.

    In short, Ideology of MQM is not political rather it’s a product of revenge against Jamat. Many MQM supporters don’t even know why they hate Jamatis. What a sad and ignorant class I must say and I was also part of it till 90s.

    as far as Jamatis are concerned. They beat up an invidiual in past which produced a person as “Altaf Hussain” who made MQM. They beat today an individual named Imran who might come up with a party which would remove traces of Jamat completely from Punjab. So jamat just hit the hammer on its toes by repeating same mistake.

  175. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 18th, 2007 4:22 pm

    @ It is hereby, required from the Pakistani
    authorities conerned to release, immediatly,
    Imran Khan and all his family members, along
    with all the prisoners of opinions illigaly held, to
    be released and an enquiry be established to find
    out the culprits of this hideous act and punish
    them accordingly. And lift the state of Emergency.

  176. Riaz Awan says:
    November 19th, 2007 5:05 am

    According to newspaper Daily Express dated 18/11/07 police station Dara Ismail Khan where they kept Imran Khan without any facilities, Mosquitos and harsh behaviour of present dictator and officils can not stop Imran khan from his way. Because his way is way of truth, honesty, rule and regulation,justic and love to his nation and homeland. We condemn all these foolish threat. Be remember Mushraf truth is truth Nalson Mindala prove this at te cost of 27 years Jail. Be remember Imran khan is person who can do this because he accept the given challenge he also prove. You mushraff and ur companion be remember do but which u ca n face in future “Makafata Amal” very soon be started

  177. ABC says:
    November 19th, 2007 5:10 am

    Jamat Islami and jamiat talba both agar sharam or haya ha to choolo bhar pani lao or doob kar maro tumari bagarati ki waja say aaj aik dictator pori qoum per zulam kar raha ha

  178. zia m says:
    November 19th, 2007 7:41 am

    Imran Khan on hunger strike in jail.Demands free judiciary

  179. Abid Majeed says:
    November 19th, 2007 8:04 am

    I condemned the manhandling case of of Imran Khan in Punjab Univeristy by the student body. I think this is pre-planned mischief against Imran Khan and to malign the crediblilty of Punjab Univeristy. You can say that that was the struggle to create/produce another political organization in Punjb University rather than IJT.

  180. lida says:
    November 19th, 2007 11:16 am

    this guy is a patriot Pakistani has built a hospital for the poor!!!!
    I am ashamed for being called a Pakistani today!!!!
    I dont agree with evry thing Imran says but I respect him whole heartedly for what he has done for our Country.

    Jamiat Talaba should be sent to Gitmo and executed!!!

  181. Saima Nasir says:
    November 19th, 2007 12:53 pm

    “It was this desire for the freedom of my people to live their lives with dignity and self-respect that animated my life, that transformed a frightened young man into a bold one, that drove a law-abiding attorney to become a criminal, that turned a family-loving husband into a man without home, that forced a life-loving man to live like a momnk, I am no more virtuous or self-sacrificing than the next man, but I found that I could not even enjoy the poor and limited freedoms I was allowed when I knew my people were not free. Freedom is invisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.” (1995, p.175)

    Nelson Mandela in his biography ‘Long Walk To Freedom’

    A man who demanded “Insaaf” for a common man has been made into an example, so one ever dares to ask for such a commodity in Pakistan.

    Is Imran Khan’s treatment by the authorities any different than what is meted out to a defiant peasant by an almighty feudal?

    Will we always live like second grade citizens in our own country? How many Imran Khans are needed to be dishonoured before our collective conscience is jolted out of a deep slumber?

    Imran khan has given face to those countless innocent men and women who have been wasted in our jails for the crimes they never committed and also the ones whose ‘courage’ had become their biggest crime!

  182. Mudassar says:
    November 19th, 2007 7:33 pm

    Is this what we should do sit back and watch someone go to hunger strike, who made a cancer hospital for us, our governments could never think of , who has brought laurels to the country by being the chancellor of a foreign uni, someone who is constructing a college for the backward areas, who plans a similar hospital in another city, someone who could have enjoyed a luxurious life but is in jail not for his personal gains, just for the love of country and not to talk of his cricket success.., yeah surely we deserve the treatment we are getting.

  183. Sohail Agha says:
    November 19th, 2007 7:35 pm
  184. Bushra Zulfiqar says:
    November 20th, 2007 2:15 am

    Imran Khan’s arrest is a national shame for us all, he is arguably the only credible politician in Pakistan’s political scene. His arrest will remain an unforgivable sin committed by the current regemie. They have hurted the whole country by the inhumane behavious extended towards this figure of national pride. Imran Khan should be freed immediately with a public apology from the Punjab Government.

  185. Deewana Aik says:
    November 20th, 2007 2:45 am
  186. Deewana Aik says:
    November 20th, 2007 2:46 am
  187. Sohail Agha says:
    November 20th, 2007 3:12 am
  188. D_a_n says:
    November 20th, 2007 9:15 am

    @ Rafay Kashmiri…

    so this is what the intellecutal defence of the Jamat-e-Jahili….
    that this is between Imran and Jamat-e-Jahili….??

    are you serious? Do I detect serious argument erosion and ‘falsehood fatigue’

    then why be so worked up about the judiciary…it was between Mush and the Judiciary!!!?? Yeah…I know…See how that sounds….

  189. AUK says:
    November 20th, 2007 9:42 am

    Rafay Kashmiri, A couple of things. If you don’t have an argument try not polluting these pages. 2nd, this is not between IJT and Imran, it is between all the forces of democracy and this tyrant and his goons, whether it be the agencies or those working for them.

  190. Sohail Agha says:
    November 20th, 2007 12:42 pm
  191. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 20th, 2007 12:48 pm


    @ I had given you the answers from UNO but they were sensored (not like your comments, alas)
    your aguments are Wawellas and syappas nothing
    else, the left is only capable to do that.

    Well, as it is between your BB, Mushy & Uncle Sam !!
    life among three !!!

  192. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 20th, 2007 1:57 pm


    @ JI and IJT

    your are still living in Ayub’s & Bhutto’s era, 52 years
    ago your predecessors used the same cacophony, just
    check newspapers, and magasines, in my capacity I
    don’t think I should bring out the old litrature on Ayub’s
    (dead) regime and his legacy, zuriates. e.g.
    Arch enemies of JI ,

    Don’t know Altaf Gauher is still alive, Shaikh Masood Sadiq, Kauser Niazi,(PPP’s Mullah), JUI’s G.G.Hazarvi, and
    Mufti Mehmood etc. etc. you bring them out, I shall bring
    my late Uncle, Shorish Kashmiri OK ? solid knock-out
    guaranteed, I hope ATP will permit this “Danggel ” ?

    I will defend JI, IJT, Imran Khan, Nawaz Shareef, and all others pro-Constitution of Pakistan, we have to tolerate Left
    and their accolites as democracy obliges.

  193. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 20th, 2007 4:09 pm


    Your forces of Democracy ?
    give us their names please ?

    About my argument !
    why don’t you pronounce on BB,PPP Musharraf & Bush ??

    We have heard your open free and antique rusted opinion
    on JI, IJT etc lets hear about BPMB.

  194. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 20th, 2007 5:25 pm

    @ On Imran Khan’s behalf the so called
    fake ” forces of Democracy ” champion’s
    pouring down of classical demagogy and old
    cacophony is spectacular and interesting, they have even
    forgotten their real enemies, they will continue, as we
    all can observ, bringing out their 53 years old
    bubble frustrations against a fantome advers.
    This is how we spend our energies.

  195. Deewana Aik says:
    November 20th, 2007 9:44 pm

    Free Imran – put your name to our petition

    The University of Bradford has launched a campaign to free its Chancellor, Imran Khan, from imprisonment in his home nation of Pakistan.

    Imran, who is also Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Movement for Justice) Party and a political rival of President Pervez Musharraf, was arrested and charged under anti-terrorism legislation on Wednesday 14 November 2007 after appearing at a rally at a university in Lahore, Pakistan.

  196. Nadeem Altaf says:
    November 20th, 2007 10:00 pm

    Imran is on hunger strike. I am really surprised that no body in Pakistan is taking notice of that. Its a shame

  197. AUK says:
    November 20th, 2007 10:17 pm

    Yes, he has been on a strike since Sunday. I am hoping that people close to him can get him out of this. Only his brother in law has been able to see him in the high security Dera Ghazi Khan jail.

    His life is too precious to be wasted like this. I would urge all to show their support here and in whichever you can.

  198. M. Khan says:
    November 21st, 2007 2:17 am

    I have not always been an admirer of IK but after the imposition of martial law in Pakistan – he is the only political leader who has come out unequivocally against anything thats associated with this regime. He might lose out in the end – but at least he will have this satisfaction that he fought for something precious – whether the masses realize it or not – unlike every other politician – be it the mullahs or the sharifs or the so called liberals/secularists.

    Just to respond to couple of comments that I read on here
    - In the West – universities are bastions of free speech and political discourse is welcomed. And, since when did the fascists thugs of IJT have ever sought permission to beat up people – break up congregations – chant slogans in favor of JI agenda that they complain about IK not getting permission from them to be on campus as if they are the owners of PU – this reminds me of another episode couple of decades ago when we travelled to Lahore from Karachi during our academic tour and had arrangements to stay at UET – and IJT thugs blocked the gates of the university in the middle of the night during a storm after a day and half of travel just because the trip was organized by their political rivals – 150 people including girls had to find accomodation in the middle of the night – this is IJT fascists for you!

    Down with the Army (gang of good for nothing duffers!) and mullahs and their chamchas galore. God help our country and its apathetic masses.

  199. Sohail Agha says:
    November 21st, 2007 3:41 am
  200. Sohail Agha says:
    November 21st, 2007 3:56 am
  201. Sohail Agha says:
    November 21st, 2007 11:14 am
  202. auk says:
    November 21st, 2007 11:53 am

    “It’s not a defeat that destroys you, it’s being demoralised by defeat that destroys you.” Imran Khan

  203. Deewana Aik says:
    November 22nd, 2007 12:15 am

    Abbas Athar on Jamaat Islami and IJT;

    Anyone who wants to see the real faces of Jamaat Islami and IJT should read Abbas Athar’s columns these days.

  204. Sohail Agha says:
    November 22nd, 2007 10:48 am

    Imran’s Release on Sky News

  205. AUK says:
    November 22nd, 2007 11:10 am

    Tehreek-i-insaaf is asking for financial support to help pay for the costs of organizing the movement against the dictator. You can make payments using paypal or by check. If you believe in what Imran stands for, this is the time to show your support.

    Link below.

  206. Atelieranalyst says:
    November 22nd, 2007 11:16 am

    Dear Editor,

    What utter twaddle by Britain

  207. AUK says:
    November 22nd, 2007 12:18 pm

    Atelier (whoever you are), You got to be kidding here. Who paid you to write this up? Watch the link below if you want to know the support that this guy garners among the Pakistani youth. And this also disproves everything you said about PU. PU loves Imran and here is the proof.

    If Imran was a political opportunist, he would have been the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Political opportunism is the name of the circus that Pakistani politics is all about. What Imran stands for is called “not compromising on principles”, and if you don’t know what that means, I sympathize with you.

    “Mr” Altaf Husain and his “political fortress”. Do you have any idea why Altaf Husain hasn’t set foot in Pakistan since the early 90′s? Do you know what the politics of MQM is about. Do you know how much blood he and his goons have on their hands, and if Imran raises his voice against it, then that is a “crime”. How? If you are a Pakistani, I am ashamed, if not, then I want to know who you represent.

    Imran’s struggle is to change the course of this country. If the job was that easy, we wouldn’t be talking about it. It may take 20/30 years, maybe more. This is not about running for an office, and winning an election. As Imran said

  208. Abdullah says:
    November 22nd, 2007 2:16 pm
  209. Deewana Aik says:
    November 22nd, 2007 8:10 pm

    Abdullah, it

  210. Deewana Aik says:
    November 22nd, 2007 8:12 pm

    Rais Fatima on Jamiat in Karachi educational institutions;

  211. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 23rd, 2007 10:28 am


    @KashifHafiz’s article is, probably a truth based
    commentary, the reaction from IJT and JI is an
    example of genuin Democracy, whereas general
    situations of some of the Student’s organ. are very
    biased and doubtfull about their political orientations.

    @Deewana Aik,

    Your Progressive Rais Fatima’s Daricha was, no
    doubt, a Daricha, but the wrong one, thru which
    you can only enjoy watching your own Paradise.

  212. D_a_n says:
    November 24th, 2007 6:35 am

    genuine demoracy by JI and Jamat-e-Jahili huh?

    maybe you can explain this one …\11\24\story_24-11-2007_pg13_1

    You know how I explain this…..just business as usual for the dirty, lying and fascist Jamat-e-Jahili…
    lies, lies and more lies….proud to be in bed with just the right crowd!

  213. D_a_n says:
    November 24th, 2007 6:38 am

    also, if the Jamat-e-Jahili is so democratic as you choose to percieve…
    then how come theyre sending death threats to students protesting against them? Isnt protest an integral part of democracy?
    enough with the lies sir. enough please! before my ears should bleed!

  214. Deewana Aik says:
    November 24th, 2007 8:05 am
  215. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 24th, 2007 12:04 pm

    @dedicated to all those …………members and
    their partisans

    Zikr hota hey jab Jamaat ka
    teray kizbon ki baat hoti hay

    Tu jo chahay to jhoute banta hay
    ik afwah bhi sachai banti hay

    Kia ho ilaaj Malikholiay ka ?
    Istarha say nisyyan banta hay !

    Teri Ta’arif ho magar kesay ?
    Yun Kehnay say hizyan Banta hay

    Teri Paighambery ko kia hay rad
    Gar kuch aur kahon to kufr banta hay

  216. Deewana Aik says:
    November 27th, 2007 4:18 am

    Even Qazi Hussein Ahamd is blaming Jamiat 100% for the incident in PU and ghundagardee too;

    Let’s see if Qazi Hussein is now branded as liar by pro-Jamatis here.

  217. Hameeduddin Khan says:
    November 27th, 2007 11:26 am

    In my previous opinion was that Mr. Imran Khan is young blood and and new face to our country and should be given a chance to show his ability as Prime Minister. But, Now I have changed my opinion, because, Mr. Imran Khan is very hot mind and says what he want to say without respect -i.e. for example in all his talks he says Musharaf do this Musharad did this and so on………If he said Mr. so and so then what…………anyway this is my opinion and my pray to Allah – GIVE US A NEW , YOUNG, HONEST, LEADER .AAMIN
    Hameeduddin Khan (Lakri)

  218. Deewana Aik says:
    November 28th, 2007 4:59 am
  219. Deewana Aik says:
    November 29th, 2007 5:17 am

    New Jamiat nazam is not even a PU student but a ghunda.

    He was formerly involved in ghundagardee in International Islamic University. What a qualification to be a Jamiat nazim.

  220. Deewana Aik says:
    November 30th, 2007 5:23 am

    More on Jamiat, by Tahir Sarwar Mir;

  221. Awais says:
    November 30th, 2007 5:48 am

    Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) is a largest student organization in Pakistan. It is an independent organization of youth.

    Also known as the Jamiat (“jam-ee-at”), it is one of the oldest student organizations in Pakistan, founded on 23 December 1947 in Lahore, Pakistan. The organization has attempted to increase the decency among the public and glorify the image of Islam specially in colleges and university campuses across Pakistan. Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba is one of the very few organization in Pakistan that doesn’t base itself on Cast or Race.

    Islami Jamiat Talba has made many sacrifices for Islam and Pakistan.

    Islami Jamiat Talba Believes in the Oneness of God (Allah) and that Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) was the last prophet of Allah. Islami Jamiat Talba through his movement, succeeded to declare the Ahmadis (Qadianis) the non-Believers in the national law of Pakistan.

    Islami Jamiat Talba Pakistan is working in Pakistan to eliminate the non-Islamic factors and the secularism from the curriculam and techings of the educational institutions of Pakistan.

    Islami Jamiat Talba’s Central secriteriate is located in glorious city of Lahore in Pakistan. The postal address is 1-A Zaildar Park Ichra, Lahore Pakistan.

    .:: Back to Top
    Below is a beautiful description of IJT Pakistan by one of its representative:

    “Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Pakistan, A students’ organization, founded on 23rd December 1947 in Lahore and after a tireless struggle of last 56 years has become the largest and the most organized students’ organization in Pakistan. Jamiat has been striving for upholding the banner of Allah since its inception and its main emphasis has been at conversion of the society by preparing Islamic mindset among the nation, particularly in students.

    Jamiat has a conviction that without the implementation of Islamic laws, the society can never be converted into Islamic culture and cannot be able to reflect the directions of Islamic teachings onto the world. Jamiat has always tried for the betterment of Pakistan regardless, whose ever is the ruler of Pakistan. Students are those who have been affected more by the infraction of rulers in many ways in Pakistan.

    Therefore, many impediments and constraints came into various shapes in the way of Jamiat to avert it to move further from its aristocratic mission of Islamization like the ban on students’ union in academic institutions which was a main source to develop influence of students. But, fortunately, Jamiat has succeeded to move forward with its global mission of Islamization. The students have abominated the bars produced by the rulers because it was due to the thought that students be avoided to involve in issues relating political concerns and national interests of the country. Hence, yet, our universities are unable to restore ban on students’ union despite the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan has adjourned through its landmark decision to make necessary arrangements for students’ elections in the universities and colleges of Pakistan.

    Now, Islami Jamiat-e- Talaba is the biggest organization amongst students in Pakistan. It has never deviated from its basic mission and goal of establishment of an Islamic Society, which guarantees peace, justice, employment, prosperity, education, health and social security for its inhabitants. This is a consequence of Jamiat’s endeavor that many of its accomplices have presented their immolation in Kashmir, Afghanistan and in Pakistan against the rival forces.

    Islami Jamiat Talaba has been trying to save the youths from astray, delinquency, obscenity by showing them a path of righteousness and good deeds for the sake of infinite hereafter and the success in this worldly life. This is because of view that only youths could play decisive role in any revolution because of the historical fact that revolutions come with the help of young and dynamic factor and this is an obligation for revolution that a big part of its followers and associates shall follow ethics and morals.

    No doubt Jamiat is a trend settler in regard to that it fractionated the effects of left and secular lobbies in educational institutions of Pakistan since the decade of 80′s, subsequently these lobbies are in a desperate plight to defend itself in the academic institutions within the entity of Pakistan. Therefore, Jamiat’s endeavor is widely acclaimed in every element of life including ulemas, teachers, students, intellectuals, politicians and those who belong to Pakistan’s defense”.

  222. Awais says:
    November 30th, 2007 6:08 am

    Zinda he jamiat zinda he
    tum kuch bhi ker lo zinda he
    tum nak bhi ragrro zinda he
    tum kan bhi pakro zinda he
    zinda he jamiat zinda he
    mula ke karam se zinda he
    maoon ki dua se zinda he
    moazan ki azan se zinda he
    zinda he jamiat zinda he

  223. Awais says:
    November 30th, 2007 6:11 am

    Koe kuch bhi ker lay, Jamiat Zinda rehay gi.

  224. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 30th, 2007 7:45 am

    @ Imran Khan is with APDM, not with Mushy,BB
    or MQM, so the anti-JI/IJT should calm down and
    go back to their pind.

  225. zia m says:
    November 30th, 2007 8:17 am

    Please let Mush know
    Chashma laga ke bhi kum dekhte hain.

  226. Dewana Aik says:
    December 1st, 2007 6:05 pm

    “@ Imran Khan is with APDM, not with Mushy,BB
    or MQM,…”

    …and APDM’s Qazi Hussein Ahmad blames Jamiat for ghundagardee;

  227. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    December 2nd, 2007 4:04 pm

    Deewana Aik,

    All the authentic democrates act in the same way,
    correction is the basic democracy, not covering up
    or hiding away the crimes.

  228. Deewana Aik says:
    December 2nd, 2007 7:06 pm

    A little too late for Jammat Islami to call itself democratic after supporting every dictator from Yahya Kahn to Musharaf. Jamiat has just become too embarrassing even for a pro-dictatorship Jamaat Islami hence Qazi’s condemnation.

  229. Deewana Aik says:
    December 5th, 2007 6:21 am

    Jamiat doing ghundagardee and breaking rules in PU again;

  230. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    December 5th, 2007 7:14 am

    @The Mushi’st seculars and liberals leftists are doing
    ghundagurdi in election commission and its
    tricked and doubtfull electoral lists. The must leave PU, have
    no choice, or they will be thrown out.

  231. Nayab Khan says:
    December 5th, 2007 7:38 am

    Sorry, can you list these options somewhere on your site, i think it will be very helpfull for quotes etc.

  232. Nayab Khan says:
    December 5th, 2007 7:50 am

    “Final test”

  233. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    December 5th, 2007 4:59 pm

    Dear commentators
    Ranjha heer da or Heer Ranjhay di ?

    @ Affaire Imran Khan/IJT/PU
    You must have observed that on this blog, we have 13
    pages full of anti JI/IJT old style rumours based fictive
    thrillers by fictive partisan Ranjhas, dying in love of
    Imran Khan.
    On the other hand the minute problem between IJT
    and Imran Khan seems to have ended long time ago !!
    have we heard any thing in that direction from parties
    concerned?? if not, then I must suggest all these
    ” Mamaiy heer day” to dislodge their camp and
    disappear, their days in PU are counted. Even Fazlu
    will not help them.

  234. Muhammad Ashfaq says:
    December 9th, 2007 10:51 am

    Please give me the phone number or email address of Imran Khan
    Sadar Tehriq e Insaf

  235. Aik Aur Dewana says:
    February 2nd, 2008 5:44 am

    Jamiat does it again!

    Lahore, Feb 02, 2008: The Punjab University’s (PU’s) Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists on Friday allegedly thrashed the members of the Student Action Committee (SAC) and stopped them from distributing pamphlets for the independence of the judiciary and the media.

    The SAC members said dozens of IJT workers tore the pamphlets that contained the message for the freedom of the media and the judiciary. “They threatened us of dire consequences if we try to do such activities in the PU,” they added.

    A PU teacher said that with the appointment of the new vice chancellor (VC), Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, the IJT halted their activities. “Dr Kamran is much concerned about the existence of the IJT in the university,” he added. He said the IJT workers were in search for a time to resume their activities.

    “The PU teachers, who are sympathetic towards the IJT, have started raising voices against the VC following the removal of a PU teacher, Mian Aftab Ahmed, the former PU Applied Psychology Department head,” he said.

    A PU student said the IJT was notorious for imposing its specific agenda on the PU students. He said the students had also initiated a movement against the IJT following the manhandling of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in the campus a few months ago. He said due to the Jamiat’s strong hold in the university, they had also misbehaved with some of the teachers in the past, but no action was taken against them. He said the IJT workers also told students not to take part in anti-IJT movements.\story_2-2-2008_pg13_6

  236. Aik Aur Dewana says:
    February 4th, 2008 10:20 am

    BZU expels nine: IJT nazim’s entry banned

    Multan, Feb 04, 2008: The disciplinary committee of the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) has expelled six students forever and three others for one year after a clash between student wings of two political parties left six students injured, a BZU spokesman said in press statement on Sunday.

    The spokesman said the university had also banned the entry of Islami Jamiat Tulaba Nazim Luqman Nazir and another activist Bakht Khan to the university.

    IJT activists beat six members of the People’s Students Federation (PSF) on Friday for speaking in support of a student who was beaten by them (IJT activists) for sitting with his sister at the university canteen.

  237. Aik Aur Dewana says:
    February 4th, 2008 10:21 am

    Same old, same old…these Jamatis have nothing better do than to beat up someone for accompanying his sister. Even by dark ages standards they are in a class of their own.

  238. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    February 4th, 2008 1:49 pm

    Ilaaj bil-misle,
    Dundda pir mustand’ i’ an da,
    tey khotta Pir k…..ran da (sorry don’t remember anymore)

    @ IJT must clean up PU,and every University in Punjab as
    they are infested with conteminated secular communist
    and colonial Mirassi blood. The Roshan Khaayals donkeys
    of the same “grey shade”.

    The news,

    IJT has beaten the hell our of “surkhay” mirassi, they
    don’t come to PU anymore,

    Rumours smell bad. its smell ” surkhi ” !!!!

  239. Aik Aur Dewana says:
    February 6th, 2008 10:31 am

    Crackdown on IJT men for harassing PU students

    Lahore, Feb 06, 2008: The Punjab University (PU) administration on Tuesday night started a crackdown on the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists and expelled students, after receiving complaints against them about harassing students and officials.

    Earlier, a report was received that the IJT activists, carrying guns, threatened hostel 4 guards on Monday. The IJT activists also warned the guards not to interfere in their affairs.

    The PU official said the IJT activists had also harassed the hostel warden for bearing a strict attitude towards them.

    Dr Mansoori said two of those activists were ‘illegal students’ and two had been expelled from the university. Those activists had been pressing the hostel officials to show ‘leniency’ towards them, he added.

    Jamiat and terrorism…what a surprise.

  240. Muhammad Zafir Zia says:
    February 11th, 2008 7:05 am

    Although all of us has written aginst Jamiat and its involvement in Punjab University incident. We all ex-members of IJT were very disturbed on the PU incident and what Jamiat did on Nov 14….but we came to know the true picture afterwards.
    Obviously the Punjab University(PU) incident certainly
    is a black mark on the face of Islami Jamiat
    U have to agree that Jamiat is the oldest,largest &
    most organized student party in Pakistan.Jamiat is an
    idelogical party with a proper manifesto, organization
    and approach. Jamiat has always rose to the occasion
    whether it was movement aginst ayub khan , whether it
    was movement aginst creation of bangladesh, from jihad
    of afghanistan and to that of kashmir, Jamiat has
    always been in the forefronts and has sacrificed lives
    for these noble causes
    I wanted to say after the PU incident the whole print
    and electronic media started to accuse Jamiat and
    tarnished the image of IJT. I agree that it is not
    wrong to write against Jamiat and I know Jamiat have
    already paid a heavy price already on the PU incident.
    All of you very rightly wrote aginst Jamiat.But my
    point is Jamiat has accepted its mistake, Jamiat has
    taken necessary arrangements and measures after the
    incident, the PU IJT nazim is replaced , 17 arkan has
    been suspended immediately, IJT has formally accepted
    its mistake.
    Imran Khan himself has said it was agencies and not
    Jamiat reponsible….
    What can IJT do more?yet print and electronic media is
    accusing Jamiat! I want to ask you what should Jamiat
    do more than confession and accept its mistake against
    the manhandling of Imran Khan and media personnel.
    I cannot recall any party accepting its mistake and apologizing………..

    The rest is for u to decide

  241. hanan says:
    March 4th, 2008 4:33 am

    um hey !!!
    imran khan ure lukin so cute and i loved reading ur articles!!!!!!

  242. imran bazmi says:
    May 13th, 2008 8:55 am

    it was a very disgraceful moment for whole the nation,
    we should not do things like that.
    we always aware of our opponents.

  243. Ammar says:
    July 28th, 2008 7:54 am

    AOA! Dis indeed was a very disgraceful moment for the whole nation. Over the years IJT has built up a reputation of being the most effective voice of students across the country & while the activities carried by Jamiat are quite appreciable;dis particular incident did disappoint everybody!

  244. Watan Aziz says:
    November 15th, 2010 5:40 am

    We strongly believe that inspite of political differences, no person deserves physical bashing and humiliation as was met out to Imran. Political differences should never be taken to such extreme where people use force to get their point across. It is wrong. Shame on those who manhandled him.


    Our politics suffer when passions overcome reason and vitriol becomes virtue.

    double ditto

    But what was coverage at ATP for CJP when he was slapped around like a common criminal in the eye sight of the lineup of the establishment?

    And his wife was manhandled by a policeman?

    And where were these “signatories” so earnest in their resolve when a mere crowd (and that should be condemned as well) shows up?

  245. abdul malik says:
    August 9th, 2011 11:45 pm

    Pakistani youth educated or uneducated lost their faith in THEMSELVES and lost their faith in ALLAH. Their minds are washed by brainless Gondas and evilminded mullahs who forgot HUMANITY. HUMANITY is the best religion in the world. Pay respect to each and every living creature including Humanbeing. This IJP students are innocent and misguided by_______. They need proper guideness from learned scholars. This students are the PILLAR of future Pakistan. May ALLAH shower HIS best Blessing on IJP students.

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