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ESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, while addressing a historic and mammoth gathering here on Sunday, announced the launch of "Tabdeeli Razakar Programme" comprising of one million young volunteers.
"Under the programme, one million enthusiastic youngsters would go from door-to-door to convey the party’s manifesto of change to the common people to pave the way for o positive change in across the country.
Besides this, the volunteers would also perform duty at polling stations across country on the polling day to thwart any bid of rigging during polling process by wicked and crooks who want to steal away the destiny of the people of Pakistan," said Imran Khan while addressing a charged and emotional crowd during the historic public gathering here.
PTI leaders Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Dr Arif Alvi, Jahangir Khan Tareen, Dr Asad Umar, Asad Qaisar, Shaukat Yousafzai, Murad Saeed and Begum Nasim Hayat also addressed.
Referring to his political opponents criticism and back-to-back surveys claiming decline in the PTI's popularity graph, Imran Khan asked his political foes to look at the mammoth gathering to know that the PTI's victory in the upcoming elections was a writing on the wall.
"Those claiming that tsunami has subsided should themselves see this tsunami of the youth. They should know that the tsunami is rather getting more aggressive by the each day passing as the polls are nearing.
Those who are afraid of the PTI's tsunami would have to suffer another shock on March 23 when they would have to see a flood of the people of Lahore and it would not be a mere tsunami but it would be a ‘tsunama’, which would help sweep away all the corrupt forces in the forthcoming elections," Imran Khan said.
Imran Khan said that the PTI would also unveil its new manifesto which would address all the woes and issues being faced by the people of Pakistan on the streets.
“On the election day, the people of Pakistan would have to decide whether the politics of money, greed and interest would prevail or the PTI's vision and ideology and passion of youth would stand triumphant,” remarked the PTI chief responding to the slogans of the charged crowed.
Referring to the intra-party elections of the PTI, Imran Khan said that the party workers were busy in intra-party polls at the time when other parties were preparing for forthcoming general elections, because the PTI firmly believed that for bringing a revolution in the country it was a must to bring revolution within the ranks of the party itself, which other parties can only dream for.
The PTI Chairman, while terming the participants as "lions and tigers" said that the intra-party polls had made life hell for leaders of the family-limited political parties as now the workers of those parties were raising questions and were pressing them for holding intra-party elections following the footsteps of PTI.
"These parties did not give genuine leadership to the country by making nominations instead of electing people and rather they had made their parties family-limited outfits because their workers lacked the courage to question their leaders as there was no accountability system within their ranks.
He said that in case of the PTI, every individual whosoever was accountable and the elected representatives could pull him out if he or she if any case of wrongdoing was proved against them.
Imran Khan said that PTI had given the chance to its workers to elect their leaders and closed the door for Imran Khan’s sons and relatives to become head of the party like in other parties.
“Nawaz and Bhutto’s suffix are a pre-requisite if you want to become leader of PML-N or PPP and that is why Bilawal Zardari had to change his name and added suffix Bhutto to become chairman of the party, which never to be happened in the PTI,” Imran Khan vowed.
“I even could not think to make my son, Salman Khan a leader of PTI, because leaders could not be made by adding family suffix," he said and added that the PTI has taken up the gauntlet to eliminate the hereditary and dynastic politics from the country forever.
Flaying the attacks against people of different communities, Imran Khan lashed out at the Punjab government, stating that had it not made an electoral alliance and seat-adjustment with the terrorist outfits, the gruesome incident at Badami Bagh in Lahore would not have taken place.
"Those making false claims of good governance in Punjab should tell why the police had allowed a mob to ransack and set on fire around two hundred houses of the Christian community. The Punjab government should be ashamed of it".
The PTI Chairman said that corruption and tax evading were the major ills that brought the country to a verge of collapse and leadership of the two major parties were mainly responsible for this, because they transferred their wealth to abroad by plundering the national kitty.
Imran Khan warned them that though they had made record corruption of the history, they should bear in mind they would have to face a historical accountability when the PTI assumes power.
The PTI Chairman made it clear that a coward, plunderer and selfish never become a leader, as for a true and genuine leader it was a must to be brave, honest, upright and selfless.
Coming down hard on Maulana Fazlur Rehman on holding All Parties Conference (APC), Imran Khan questioned him why he had convened the APC when the tenure of the incumbent government was almost over.
He said that the PTI had the solution of the unrest in tribal areas and on-going wave of terrorism and these issued would be resolved immediately by involving the tribal people and police if PTI was voted to power, as the ruling junta neither had the will nor the courage to deal with the issues.
Imran Khan vowed that the PTI would along other issue had the solution for the prolonged and unscheduled power outage, which the other parties did not do even ruling the country for the last three-decade.