Sunday, October 30, 2011

PTI rally versus PML-N rally

I can I will! courtesy AFP.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) mass congregation at Minar-e-Pakistan is the largest by all social and politcal standards of Pakistan. The PTI is a 15-year-old budding party, who has never been in the power not even in the opposition in the elected houses. The PTI has arranged 50,000 seats for the people. These seats were filled several hours before the congregation started. Various media assessments state the number of audience around 70,000 people in the PTI rally.
This number is huge when all these people come on their own. On the other hand, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz used all unfair means to gather people in their rally two days ago. All the government departments, revenue officials and bureaucracy were ordered to bring buses laden with people carrying party flags and banners. The bureaucracy in Gujranwala alone arranged 400 buses to fill the PML-N’s Lahore rally. However, all the people in the PTI congregation came on their own, paid their own fare, ordered the party flags themselves. When Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) fills its rallies by threat, the PML-N owes its large political gatherings to Patwaris (revenue officials), the PTI’s Lahore congregation is mammoth because it was filled in by the people of Pakistan.


  1. I think the ongoing political change is brilliant for Pakistan and the reason its so great is not only due to Imran Khan but actually young generation coming out to support this man. The young generation compared to last decade and longer are more politically "curreny" as I would say. Good for IK and Pakistan both.

  2. This certainly is a good sign as young and educated people are coming out and expressing themselves. In fact the educated lot has been waiting for someone to follow who they have finally found to be Imran Khan. Good for Pakistan, since all of us want to get rid of these leeches.