Democracy turned into “Kleptocracy” as ‘thieves’ running govt: PTI


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday said that democracy had been turned into “Kleptocracy” and the country’s affairs were being run by thieves.
As a result, the people at large were suffering with the prices of general commodities increased three times due to which the middle classes had been literally “eliminated” from the social fabric of the country.
“The so-called democracy has turned into a quagmire for the people of Pakistan. This is not democracy and rather it is Kleptocracy as dacoits are running the affairs of the country.
The (foreign) debt has increased from Rs 6000 billion to Rs 14000 billion in mere five recent years and the middle classes have been removed due to the skyrocketing prices,” said Imran Khan while addressing a packed gathering here at the Attock Bar Association hall.
The PTI chief said that corruption was rampant in the country and there was an “alliance of a few” between the ruling parties while the provincial rulers were also now eyeing the federal government claiming it as their turn.
He said due to the chaos and violence in the country, the foreign investment had been blocked into Pakistan. He said that the lawyers and PTI were striving for the cause of independence of judiciary. He said that the introduction of true democratic norms in the country was a must as true democracy was the only answer to the woes faced by Pakistani people.
“I think this is about time that our peoples should decide which sort of government they want. They would have to decide between thieves and the saviors. They would have to decide what sort of government they want for their future generations,” he remarked.
Imran Khan said that there was a dire need for the people to elect revolutionist politicians who are patriotic and pro-public. He said that the government’s performance was pathetic and the country needed committed people with ability to get the country back on track of development.
He said his party (PTI) had committed leadership which had ability and commitment for the country. He said keeping in view the country’s economic meltdown, the federal cabinet should be lean and mean and its size should not cross 17 ministers.
He said the incumbent system was not meant for democracy and rather it aimed at minting more and more money for personal interests. He said that it was time for the politicians not go for their petty interests and rather stand for the cause of the country.
“Each and every MPA is being doled out Rs 70 million in the name of development funds. Pakistan did never saw a chaos as the situation has been during the past five years,” he said. Imran Khan added that Rangers and Army deployment were no solution to Karachi violence.


  1. We are with you Khan sahib. Inshallah we will vote you to power to get rid of looters like nawaz shareef and zardari.
    Long live Imran Khan, long live Pakistan.

  2. IMRANKHAN PTI- BY OWN CONFESSION took rs 150 crores in tip from foreign jew gambler whom imrankhan gave betting advice !!!! IMRANKHAN is clearly KAAFIR GADAAR FIRANGIS GULAM .. zardari or nawaz sharif –GOOD MUSLIMS – better than nightclubs dalaal immoral kaafir imrankhan . thats why imrankhan has been rejected by pakistani voters last 15yrs .. imrankhan sponsored candidate lost badly in recent bye election in multan … PAKISTAN PEOPLE MAY BE POOR HELPLESS BUT ARE WISE GOOD MUSLIMS who have so far rejected the biggest chor HARRAMKHOR IMRANKHAN PTI .. INSHAA ALLAH !

  3. Imran should join Tahirul Qadri in his bid for a change in the entire electoral system, Otherwise we will be condemned to new kleptocrats after the elections.

  4. watched 11th hour badami interveiw with gen musharaf who says interim govt in march 2013 must last 3yrs and no elections in may 2013 ! gen musharaf also said IMRANKHAN NOT capable of pm post without full support of the army and army is dependent on ADVICE from friends in DUBAI .. musharaf also blamed judiciary for political problems in pakistan.. gen musharaf said judicial activism is bad INTEREFENCE in governance of pakistan by the EXECUTIVE . GEN MUSHARAF lamented major corruptions in judiciary and all political parties of pakistan including PTI . he was severly critical of punjabi lahori judiciary in detroying the trusts of sindhis balochis pathans .. interesting views of gen musharaf —

  5. I really dont understand some people blaming Imran Khan for gambling or corruption. Any Moron can think like that. Not a normal person can ever have bad views about IK. Please understand IK is the last hope for Pakistan. Not supporting IK means you are part of status quo and corrupt Mafia. Think, do you really want to be part of it. I hope not.
    Support PTI for the sake of future of your children and for betterment of Pakistan.

  6. The notion of the military and the superior judiciary joining together is a wishful thinking on the part of the opposition political parties that could not knock out the federal government through the National Assembly and now wish that either the military or the superior judiciary or both removed the federal government. There is a wide gap in the perceptions of the superior judiciary and the military on governance and military affairs against the backdrop of the former’s populist disposition in pursuing judicial activism.

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