Imran vows to turn Karachi into city where people would come to work

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said that if elected into power, he would turn Karachi into a city that people would come to work.

The PTI chairman was addressing media after arriving in Karachi, as part of his ongoing election campaign.

He said that while coming from Lahore he saw the provincial capital’s condition and it was in dire straits after heavy rain.
He said that since 30 years the issues of Sindh and Karachi didn’t resolve.
Imran said that after the rain if former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif would come out on the roads then he will face backlash.

After reaching Karachi, Imran said that it is important to keep ground realities in consideration while electing a new party into power. He said that after the water crisis came to the fore, people are worried about the shortage water.

“People used to mock us for the Billion Tree Tsunami project, but now they know,” the PTI chief said.
He said that the PTI manifesto will also focus on environmental issues and how to conserve more water and grow plants.

Imran also said the General Election 2018 will be based on ideology as the political parties will have to explain to the voter the ideology behind asking for their votes.

Earlier today, Imran’s departure to Karachi was delayed as heavy rains continued to lash Lahore.
The PTI chairman was scheduled to reach Karachi from Lahore via a charter flight around noon.
However, the cricketer-turned-politician had to leave at 3:30pm.
The PTI chairman is scheduled to tour different areas of the metropolis during his two-day visit.
According to a party spokesperson, Imran will tour his NA-243 constituency in the evening today.
“He will also lay the foundation stone of an orphanage in Memon Goth,” the party spokesperson added.
The cricketer-turned-politician is contesting the general election from NA-243, Karachi which comprises Gulshan-i-Iqbal and parts of Jamshed Quarters. He is also in the poll contest for National Assembly seats from Islamabad, Mianwali, Bannu and Lahore.
On June 24, Imran kicked off his election campaign from Mianwali. Imran then took to Bannu and Sargodha and will now campaign in Karachi for the next two days.
The PTI on Sunday released an election campaign travel log of Imran.
According to the log issued by the party, the PTI chairman will campaign in 25 cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Sindh in the next 21 days.
Imran will spend 11 days addressing public rallies in 14 different cities of Punjab, according to the travel log.
After Punjab, the PTI chairman will take to KP where he will campaign for five days in eight different cities.
Of the five days scheduled for Sindh, Imran will spend three days in Karachi and two in interior Sindh.
The PTI chairman’s campaign for the general election will conclude with a “massive rally” scheduled in Islamabad for July 23.
According to the party’s travel log, the PTI chairman will not be visiting Balochistan or the tribal areas in KP formerly known as Federal Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA).

July 2: Sargodha
July 3 and 4: Karachi
July 5: Swabi and Charsadda
July 6: Swat
July 7: Jhelum and Gujarat
July 9 and 10: Umerkot, Tharparkar and other cities of interior Sindh
July 11: Rahim Yar Khan
July 12: Gujranwala and Kasur
July 13: Rawalpindi
July 14: Mardan and Peshawar
July 15: Sialkot and Faisalabad
July 16: Mianwali and Bannu
July 18 and 19: Lahore
July 20: Bahawalpur and Multan
July 21: Lahore (nine different regions)
July 22: Karachi
July 23: “Massive rally” in Islamabad