KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan vowed to transform Karachi into a great city with his 10-point agenda, as he addressed the party’s power show near Aladdin Park on Saturday.
Thanking the people of Karachi for welcoming him here, he said the city’s residents are the most politically mature in the country. “Karachi is the financial hub of Pakistan. Karachi’s people [are always] the first to unite against the country’s issues,” he said, as he called on the public to shun differences and come together for the common good. Lamenting the state of education and health in Sindh, particularly the interior areas, Imran said it had become the most impoverished region in the world. He said the only way to end poverty was to eliminate the menace of corruption. “No country can progress when its leaders are rooted deep in corruption.”
Imran said his priority would be to end corruption from the country, if his party won the elections later this year.
“How can they [the ones in power] end corruption when they are themselves involved in money laundering worth billions?” the PTI chief lashed out at the ruling PML-N. Earlier, Vice Chairman PTI Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones at the May 12, 2007 tragedy.
“12th May 2007 was the day when people of Karachi decided to move away from the politics of blood, and today is the evidence of that promise,” he said in his address.
Taking direct aim at the Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement, he said the two parties have been ruling Karachi for decades and when “Karachi’s law and order situation worsens, they blame each other.” Calling on the people to decide the fate of Karachi, Qureshi questioned what would have happened to the city if the Rangers had not come in.
“Election is nearing, it’s the time to decide, you’ll have to stand up for the better future of your children,” he continued, as he urged the public to vote for PTI. Agencies