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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Raymond Davis Issue and politics of PTI (Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf)

 After killing of three innocent Pakistanis by Raymond Davis--a US citizen, the politics of Pakistan got a big turn and it segregated the people in two sections: Those supporting the victim families and demanding a strict action against Raymond Davis without any foreign pressure and those having soft corner in their hearts for Raymond Davis due to a strong pressure from US government. The fire erupted more when all of a sudden, in a mysterious manner Raymond Davis was released by government of Pakistan through a court decision stating that Blood money has been paid to the victim families as per laws of Sharia.
 Parties which came on roads with full vigor and strength include Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), Jamat e Islami and various religious parties. Imran Khan--the leader of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf raised the voice of the victim families in a very strong manner at every platform and he was successful to bring a good number of people on roads in nationwide protests against this unjust killing and then unlawful release of Davis. He led rallies in Lahore and Islamabad himself and his party workers staged protests in different parts of the country. PTI held big rallies in Peshawar, Mardan, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Chakwal, Abbottabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi.
 The issue of release of Raymond Davis brought Jamat e Islami and PTI further closer and Syed Munawar Hassan--leader of JI called Imran Khan to have joint protests in Lahore and Islamabad which were attended by a large number of people. The same issue also helped to melt down the ice of enmity and clash between PTI and MQM and Imran Khan's call to Altaf Hussain stunned the political analysts. The two leaders pledged to work together on issues of national interest. Altaf Hussain praised Imran Khan for his bold and just stance on all important issues.
Raymond Davis issue has revealed that Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has now got a huge popularity in all parts of the country especially in Punjab and Pakhtunkhwah and people have realized now that PML-N and PPP can't solve the problems, rather they can only add to the mess. This issue has also revealed that Imran Khan is the only bold leader who can speak eye to eye with America when it comes to the justice for the people of Pakistan.