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    I think their may be an issue with the coverage...

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    PTI convoy enters Tank

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf’s (PTI) convoy, comprising hundreds of cars carrying over a thousand people, led by the party Chief Imran Khan departed from D.I. Khan towards Tank early on Sunday, DawnNews reported.

    A large number of local and international media persons were accompanying the convoy. Musician and PTI member Salman Ahmed was also present in the convoy.

    President of the PTI youth wing, philanthropist and pop singer Abrar-ul-Haq was also present at the occasion and while talking to the media, said that the people of Waziristan had suffered a lot at the hands of the drone attacks and that his party was showing solidarity with the victims.

    The convoy entered Tank and was en route but was stopped near Manjhikhel checkpost on Tank Road.

    The administration had taken stringent security measures and imposed curfew deploying a large number of policemen and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in the area.

    Earlier on Saturday, Tank district’s PTI chief Ayoub Bittini told Dawn that the administration was pressing his party to terminate the march at Manjhikhel.

    The government had decided to provide security to the march until its stay in Tank. The administration has already placed containers there to block the marchers from proceeding ahead on the pretext of inability to provide security any further.

    But PTI Chief Imran Khan was adamant that the march would reach its destination at for Kotkai, South Waziristan.

    The political administration of South Waziristan banned all political activity in the agency whereas the PTI chief had also said that confrontation would be avoided.

    Earlier on Saturday, when the convoy reached D.I. Khan, for an overnight stay, which lies on the border of the province with the tribal region of South Waziristan, several hundred locals gathered to cheer on the cricketer-turned-politician.

    Dawn.com’s Sajjad Haider, who is travelling with the march, contributed to reporting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superkaif View Post
    PTI convoy enters Tank

    The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf’s (PTI) convoy, comprising hundreds of cars carrying over a thousand people, led by the party Chief Imran Khan departed from D.I. Khan towards Tank early on Sunday, DawnNews reported.
    Dawn.com’s Sajjad Haider, who is travelling with the march, contributed to reporting.
    We also prey for those 1,000 people who participated in the march including Imran Khan ,about a hundred Journalist among those 1,000 people .Allah Imran aur us kay sathion , Journalists , servants and drivers , sab khawateen o hazrat ki hifazat karna .We prey for safe back journey of these 1,000 people .
    یا الله ! ان ایک ہزار مارچ کرنے والوں کو محفوظ رکھنا . ہم ان سب کی بخریت واپسی کی دعا کرتے ہیں .

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    but not enough local media coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamranALI View Post
    but not enough local media coverage.
    I have noticed this too - zardari ££ that he has stolen is being used

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hope View Post
    I have noticed this too - zardari ££ that he has stolen is being used
    Its nawaz more than zardari... Media is promoting nawaz as next PM.

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    How much more coverage required for this show of 1000 people ?

    Itna Show to Phatoo Musalee bhi kar leta
    Is ka siraf 1 % kharcha kar kay .

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    Imran khan addresses crowds in Tank

    TANK: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Chief Imran Khan addressed crowds gathered in Tank on Sunday after being disallowed by authorities from entering South Waziristan.

    The PTI leadership decided to hold a public meeting in “Jahazi Ground” in Tank instead of KotKai, Dawn.com reporter, Sajjad Haider, who is travelling with the convoy quoted the PTI official sources as stating.

    The PTI’s convoy left D.I.Khan Sunday morning and it was expected to reach Kotkai area of South Waziristan after travelling through Tank.

    Thousands of supporters had turned out along the route to cheer on the convoy, which stretches about 15 kilometers including accompanying media.

    Some of those packed into the vehicles waved flags for Khan’s political group and chanted: “We want peace.”

    A large number of local and international media persons were accompanying the convoy. Musician and PTI member Salman Ahmed was also present in the convoy.

    President of the PTI youth wing, philanthropist and pop singer Abrar-ul-Haq was also present at the occasion and while talking to the media, said that the people of Waziristan had suffered a lot at the hands of the drone attacks and that his party was showing solidarity with the victims.

    The convoy entered Tank and was en route but was stopped near Manjhikhel checkpost on Tank Road. The participants of the march removed the containers on their own as the convoy proceeded ahead towards its destination.

    Earlier, the administration had stopped the convoy near the Mehram Sultan area as well but then later allowed the convoy to march ahead.

    The administration had taken stringent security measures and imposed curfew deploying a large number of policemen and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in the area.

    Earlier on Saturday, Tank district’s PTI chief Ayoub Bittini told Dawn that the administration was pressing his party to terminate the march at Manjhikhel.

    The government had decided to provide security to the march until its stay in Tank. The administration has already placed containers there to block the marchers from proceeding ahead on the pretext of inability to provide security any further.

    But PTI Chief Imran Khan was adamant that the march would reach its destination at for Kotkai, South Waziristan.

    The political administration of South Waziristan banned all political activity in the agency whereas the PTI chief had also said that confrontation would be avoided.

    Earlier on Saturday, when the convoy reached D.I. Khan, for an overnight stay, which lies on the border of the province with the tribal region of South Waziristan, several hundred locals gathered to cheer on the cricketer-turned-politician.

    The PTI chairman earlier on Sunday urged activists to remain peaceful and to eschew confrontation with the authorities.

    “We are already successful in our mission,” he told the crowd. “Your voice has reached the world over.”

    Medea Benjamin, leader of a delegation from the US peace group CodePink, apologised for the drone attacks, saying: “We are so grateful that you understand there are Americans in solidarity with you and against our government policy.”

    However, the US peace campaigners left the convoy before it reached Tank with their spokeswoman saying they felt they had achieved their goals.

    There were some 15,000 people in the streets of Tank to greet Khan.

    Clive Stafford Smith, the British head of the legal lobby group Reprieve, said that whether or not the group reached its intended destination was irrelevant.

    “It’s already a wonderful success,” he told reporters. “It doesn’t matter what happens from here on. We’ve generated a huge amount of publicity not just in Pakistan but across the world.”

    Militants have killed thousands of people in Pakistan since 2007, and US officials say the drone strikes are a key weapon in the war on terror.

    US drone strikes in Pakistan

    Missiles fired by US drones routinely target militants in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in what US officials say is a key weapon in the ‘war on terror’.

    Peace campaigners condemn the strikes as a violation of international law, Pakistanis as a violation of sovereignty that breeds extremism, and politicians, including Khan, as a sign of a government complicit in killing its own people.

    Khan, who has regularly condemned the US-led ‘war on terror’, says he wants to show the world the damage inflicted on innocent people by the drone campaign.

    But critics accuse the PTI chief of blatant electioneering ahead of polls next year and of ignoring atrocities blamed on militants.

    A report commissioned by Reprieve, Stanford Law School and the New York University School of Law last month gave a devastating account of the affect that drone strikes have on ordinary people.

    Reliable casualty figures are difficult to obtain but the report estimated that 474 to 881 civilians were among 2,562 to 3,325 people killed by drones in Pakistan between June 2004 and Sept 2012.

    Dawn.com’s Sajjad Haider, who is travelling with the march, contributed to reporting.

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    I am sorry but I have to tell you
    The real position
    This march has proved that PTI is itself swept out .
    Imran said there will be more than one hundred thousand people in this march .
    Can any one deny this ?
    He could not manage more than 1000 .
    So less than 1 %
    This march is showing result in next elections
    PTI is unable to win a single seat all over Pakistan .
    Good bye PTI
    Go and sleep , See dreams , PTI is finished for ever .

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    What'll happen if again Zordari group come to power?

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    Though I wish IK should come in power but I believe Nawaz will win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anwer Pasha View Post
    I am sorry but I have to tell you
    The real position
    This march has proved that PTI is itself swept out .
    Imran said there will be more than one hundred thousand people in this march .
    Can any one deny this ?
    He could not manage more than 1000 .
    So less than 1 %
    This march is showing result in next elections
    PTI is unable to win a single seat all over Pakistan .
    Good bye PTI
    Go and sleep , See dreams , PTI is finished for ever .
    Are you mad? There were more than 1000 vehicles alone. And march was 30km long from head to tail which paid media didnt cover honestly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamranALI View Post
    Are you mad? There were more than 1000 vehicles alone. And march was 30km long from head to tail which paid media didnt cover honestly.
    I don't want to use any word for you .
    I respect members of the forum .
    I said nothing , Read this thread only .
    Come out of dreams .
    Let us suppose about your dream
    1000 Vehicles , Suppose 20 feet each with a difference of 10 feet each
    That could be 30,000 feet
    So it can be two miles
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    ‘Tsunami’ fails to hit Waziristan


    TANK: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan claimed victory on Sunday at the end of his march against US drone strikes, despite failing to reach his intended destination in the tribal areas.

    Imran defied official warnings to lead thousands of supporters beyond Tank, the last town before the semi-autonomous area which is the refuge of heavily armed Taliban and al Qaeda militants. He had planned to reach the village of Kotkai in South Waziristan, notorious as a place where the Taliban used to train suicide bombers, but turned back before reaching the district border after the army warned it was unsafe to stay in the area after nightfall.

    More than 20,000 people thronged the streets of Tank for the final rally, according to police, and wellwishers lined the streets of villages along the route from Islamabad to welcome the convoy as it passed through on its two-day journey. But the turnout at the final rally was well below the 100,000 predicted by Imran’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the runup to the event, and the vast majority of those taking part in the march appeared to be party activists.

    Imran insisted the march – a motorcade that included several thousand vehicles by the end, according to police – was a success. “We have given our message – it has gone across the world,” he told supporters. “We have succeeded in raising this issue. We came here to raise this issue, we came here to take a stand against drones.” Authorities had said the protesters for security reasons would not be allowed to enter the tribal belt – where missiles fired by US drones routinely target militants – and blocked the road to Tank with shipping containers.

    But protesters removed the containers, meeting little resistance from police, allowing the convoy to approach Tank. Activists scuffled with police at one point and threw stones at the containers. The march reached Tank four hours behind schedule, and a PTI spokesman blamed police delaying tactics for the failure to reach Waziristan. Student Fakhruddin Shinwari accused the the government of trying to hide the real situation in the tribal belt. “There’s no security risk. If Imran Khan goes to Waziristan, the situation made up by the United States and Pakistan will be exposed. There are no terrorists there – it will be shown to be a lie.”

    There was a heavy security presence along the road to Tank, which a senior police officer had said earlier was not safe and was targeted by roadside bombings. Before the march began its second day on Sunday, Imran urged activists to stay peaceful and to avoid confrontation with the authorities. Medea Benjamin, leader of a delegation from the US peace group CodePink, apologised for the drone attacks, saying: “We are so grateful that you understand there are Americans in solidarity with you and against our government policy.”

    However, the US peace campaigners left the convoy before it reached Tank, with their spokeswoman saying they felt they had achieved their goals. Clive Stafford Smith, the British head of the legal lobby group Reprieve, said whether the group reached its intended destination was irrelevant. “It’s already a wonderful success,” he told reporters. “It doesn’t matter what happens from here on. We’ve generated a huge amount of publicity not just in Pakistan but across the world.”

    Militants have killed thousands of people in Pakistan since 2007, and US officials say the drone strikes are a key weapon in the war on terror. A report commissioned by Reprieve estimated last month that 474 to 881 civilians were among 2,562 to 3,325 people killed by drones in Pakistan between June 2004 and September 2012. afp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hope View Post
    ‘Tsunami’ fails to hit Waziristan
    It was preplanned show , Every one did its job ,
    Thank you establishment , Thank you Zardari
    People were saying much earlier .
    http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...13707904_n.jpg

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    I feel pity for a nation of 180 million that are not able to see what the Nawaz, ppp or others brought them. I sincerely see it as a disfunctional nation. The people are slaves of corrupt people. And only idiots vote for ppp amd nawaz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munir View Post
    I feel pity for a nation of 180 million that are not able to see what the Nawaz, ppp or others brought them. I sincerely see it as a disfunctional nation. The people are slaves of corrupt people. And only idiots vote for ppp amd nawaz...
    What you say brother is so true. But at times it is frustrating to see people still supporting these thieves and looters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munir View Post
    I feel pity for a nation of 180 million that are not able to see what the Nawaz, ppp or others brought them. I sincerely see it as a disfunctional nation. The people are slaves of corrupt people. And only idiots vote for ppp amd nawaz...
    And people more idiot than these are supporting the dirtiest politician of the world ,a puppet of establishment Imran Khan .

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    Another march is ready for Waziristan .
    Now Pakistan army is looking ready to march .
    Another attack !
    Ask Taliban Khan to come out against this attack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anwer Pasha View Post
    I am sorry but I have to tell you
    The real position
    This march has proved that PTI is itself swept out .
    Imran said there will be more than one hundred thousand people in this march .
    Can any one deny this ?
    He could not manage more than 1000 .
    So less than 1 %
    This march is showing result in next elections
    PTI is unable to win a single seat all over Pakistan .
    Good bye PTI
    Go and sleep , See dreams , PTI is finished for ever .

    Ok fair enough Cynical Pasha
    ooops Ahmed Pasha, lets assume only 1000 people managed to join the march.... That is still 998 more than what the Bald brothers (and 999 more than the murdering thug of a president) can conjure up.

    Give us one example where any of our corrupt politicians ( that you so faithfully vote for) have ventured into a territory similar to Waziristan
    without exhauting the countr
    ys reserves ....and managed to attract as many follwers?
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