Shireen Mazari’s Resignation Letter

26 Sep

Imran Khan, Esq

Chairman PTI,

Islamabad                                                                                                        25th September 2012




Dear Imran,


It is with great sadness and disappointment that I am writing to let you know I have been compelled to leave PTI. As you know, when you came to see me at the time you had just formed PTI, I had made a commitment to you that I would join PTI only whenever I was able to join direct politics, especially electoral politics. I totally agreed with your vision for change, especially in the context of foreign policy which has always been a central focus of mine for over 40 years. So it was with absolutely no hesitation that I came to see you in 2008 after the elections PTI boycotted. I joined PTI with no bargaining for any position. All I sought was an assurance that the same ideals, again especially in terms of change and foreign policy, still prevailed.


I worked for the Party and tried to help any way I could – be it with Omar Cheema in the media or with the administration of the Islamabad office as well as formulating an alternate viable foreign policy narrative for the Party. The most encouraging and vital aspect of PTI at the time was the driving sense everyone had that we were going to be the harbingers of change not only in terms of nationalist policies for Pakistan but also in a new egalitarian non-elitist political culture. In fact this egalitarianism prevailed throughout the party beginning with yourself, which allowed for a truly democratic interaction in the Party.


In addition, your appeal of change was your own style of politics where you reached out directly to the masses of the electorate. It may have taken a long time but the Lahore 2011 jalsa was the game changer for Pakistan’s electoral politics. Unfortunately after the Lahore Oct 2011 jalsa, after which you, like ZA Bhutto, could have built up your party’s existing leadership including the large group of middle class and professional followers you had into potential “electables” who would directly interact with the people, you chose to open the floodgates for old traditional “electables”. 


 So, after trying to accept the new PTI realities for some time, I feel in all honesty I cannot go along with this post-Lahore PTI for the following reasons:


  1. This shift in moving from directly reaching out to the electorate to using intermediaries  – the so-called “electables” – between the people and yourself has gradually turned the PTI into a traditional political party with all the excess baggage that that connotes.  No doubt some of these “electables” are indeed financially clean, but to effectively hand them control of the Party was unwarranted. After all if they were so skilled and committed to principles then why were they unable to formulate policies to improve the country? Most had been Party hopping and had occupied public offices for substantive time periods yet they represented no stream of change or an alternative narrative to the status quo. The energy policy of PTI reflects this status quo mindset as does the economic policy which is effectively purely a fiscal policy set to please the IMF! A whole critique can be made of the economic policy but the main point is that it has no relief for the common man, including a total absence of any reduction in utility rates. It is strange that while you have been critiquing GST and indirect taxation consistently and correctly, the PTI economic policy has done a total reversal on this position – reflective of the policy shifts being made in PTI.
  2. A new culture of money has sprung up with big money taking over Party programmes. The plane and helicopter dependency is one reflection of this but so are other disturbing happenings like the donation of Rs 50 lakhs by one individual to some ISF leaders directly – ostensibly for aiding the membership drive – instead of it going via the Party account.
  3. The membership drive itself through membership booklets has some serious questions hanging over it and I did try to raise these in the PSC meeting on the issue but to no avail. I still maintain that by selling the booklets we allowed the rich members to purchase huge amounts of the booklets and then make their members with no check on whether these books were being filled simply to build up local support for the intra party elections at Union and District levels or whether the members being enlisted were genuinely believers and supporters of PTI! Also rumours abound about motorbikes and other gifts being given by the big money players to people who managed to make a certain number of members. In other words, the intra-Party elections are not going to be held on a level playing field by any yardstick!
  4. The reality is that today PTI has been effectively taken over by traditional politicians reflecting big money and/or feudal “sardars”.  As if that is not disappointing enough, retired civil and military bureaucrats have also found senior niches in the Party. Tragically none of these new entrants can bring about the change which PTI had been promising.
  5. To make matters worse, our think tanks which contain some of the most senior technocrats have been totally ignored in policy making despite some very competent people being present there like Mr Pervez Butt who headed our PAEC for many years. All these competent people have been either totally ignored or treated with utter disdain by the big money players.
  6. As for the incident in Rajanpur, I maintain my position that you could have driven the one hour distance from DG Khan to Rajanpur and I had offered Mr Tareen for your group to stay overnight at my village if you could not make it to Mr Tareen’s farm in Lodhran. The next day you had to go to Sindh and my village was much closer and Mr Tareen has an airstrip next door in Jamaldinwali so his plane could have come to pick your party up.  That I made the critical speech before our people in Rajanpur was necessary as I felt their pain – since they had waited from 11 am right uptil 4 45 pm! Many were flood affectees and to simply suggest that they should be reassembled from across the district the next day was not possible.
  7. Sadly, instead of resolving the issue amicably, your social media and their “trolls” chose to use filthy abuses against my daughter which compelled her to leave the party; and you chose to adopt a vengeful posture by serving me with a show cause notice and then sending a message that I should make a public apology and retract my statement. Since I maintain I did nothing wrong and since there was nothing incorrect in my statement about the takeover of the Party, I will not dignify the show cause notice with a response – especially since the points cited in it also happen to be factually incorrect.
  8. I have never doubted your integrity or commitment but unfortunately you are being overwhelmed by those who have never had an ideology in all the years they were in politics or the bureaucracy. It is not enough to simply have faith in you because a Party is defined by more than one man – it is defined by its collective leadership.
  9. I hope that we are not reduced to abuse and name calling on the social media again as it will not do anyone any good. I do not want to reduce myself to personal attacks and we refrained from such filth even when my daughter was being subjected to filthy abuse. But there are limits to everyone’s patience.
  10. If PTI really does choose to revert to directly relating to the masses, its original character and ideology of change and justice, I will be there to serve the Party in any way I can. For me coming into electoral politics through PTI was simply to affect national agendas in a way that qualitatively changes Pakistan for the better. Sadly, the commitment to change, that made us all in PTI develop a comradeship and bond that was unique, is withering away fast in all but name. So it is with a heavy heart that I leave PTI knowing that the only change PTI has brought has been in yourself and the nature of the collective leadership.


Shireen M Mazari                                           


102 Responses to “Shireen Mazari’s Resignation Letter”

  1. Ahsan Mlk September 26, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    A lot of apprehensions written down here. I wonder if the concern was voiced in the same manner in the political strategy committee?

    Oh well…there definitely are some minor party procedural issues as well. But all in all, a hasty and irrational decision I must say.

    • Qaiser Shahzad September 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

      Just read it… This GEM will be MISSED by PTI !! ALWAYS…

    • rajatariqaziz September 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

      I believe Dr. Shireen M Mazari would comment on above genuine concern as it is become SOP in pakistan that such views are only seen after post-resignation like scenarios.

    • Ammar Ahmed September 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      These are not mere procedural issues. These are hard realities. Actually PTI(Q) was not a party at all in the first place. It was, and still it is a bunch of opportunists who has been asked to unite to promote the cause of a selected group of society whom we call “Establishment.”

      • Ahsan Akram September 27, 2012 at 8:44 am #

        Very true Ammar

    • Usman Masood September 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      I agree with your comment Ahsan.

  2. Muhammad Usman Sheikh September 26, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Her writing reflects the pain she is having … I am not big fan of PTI but I used to respect her for her hardwork she has done in the past …. but eventually it was supposed to happen because of stubborn behaviour Ik got!

  3. Muhammad Umer September 26, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Hope that the wadera culture is thrown out quickly before elections. We respect you Ms. Shireen Mazari and would like to see you playing active part again in PTI in near future.

  4. Wajahat Khan. September 26, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves, must ask how much they are willing to tolerate freedom for others.
    Good to see some views from an ex party member and would love to see some feedback from the PTI leader.

  5. Tayyab Tahir September 26, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    well i read this completely, and i myself getting so emotional. it is a sad to know that she got injured from IK…

  6. jawadrasheedsheikh September 26, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    It definitely is heart-rending to see her leaving PTI, may be Imran will be successful in winning her back (with his convincing power). If she still believes in Imran (as she says in this letter) then she should have hung to the party a bit longer, at least till the intra party elections were concluded, to see if she could observe any real ‘change’ that she was looking for(Just my opinion). Anyways, Good luck ma’am and Godspeed.

  7. Tehmas Tanoli September 26, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    PTI is democratic party, Imran khan is not above criticism , that is wht he taught his followers, we are shah party, where Mughal badshah is above all. People like Shireen Mazari are real backbone of PTI, who are time tested and guardian of PTI ideology, They could not be bought or convince on everything unless it is logical. PTI need to re consider their strategy and should reconcile with Mazari to dilute the suitation. People like Mazari are competent, carry enough experience and most of all are not opportunist.

  8. Zuhaeb September 26, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Hats off to your decision considering the issues that you have mentioned.

  9. usman September 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Plz join pmln

  10. nadeem September 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    would some1 post a summary of the letter, isn´t it so lengthy. anyways no offense

    • Waleed September 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

      I think you put nation behind your girl. To me, you didn’t resign for Pakistan but for your girl. may be some trolls were abusing her but It doesn’t mean you leave a party. I have a lot of respect for you and your family. But I think it’s a childish act nothing else. Sad

      • Asghar October 26, 2012 at 9:51 am #

        I may not be able to agree with your line of thinking. It has nothing to do with the nation or the girl. Problem with Imran is that he is neither acting as a truly principled politician nor as a routine politician with good credentials. He seems to be confused and that is the reason for his diminishing support base. He has to give a second thought to his stretegy and examin the strategy of Nawaz Sharif which is taking the later to success.

      • dr mazahir alam October 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

        agreed with mizari

    • Naseebullah September 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

      u r a great lady and really worked for building up the party in a very positive direction. IK in not an angel and recently he is the busiest leader I will say in the world. u r right that thing should not go personal,however, at this stage IK is really building a party and if He looses some support due to u. don’t u thing it will be unforgivable sine?

  11. Umer Adil September 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Good to see some one leaving for principles rather position or post. All the best Ms. Mazari. People of Pakistan needs you and people like you can really bring the intellectual change Pakistan needs.

  12. Lawangeen September 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Your concerns are respected mam,but i am compell to tell you that such issues could be solved properly if you properly made home work to present in party meetings.I am not a pti worker or member rather i am socialist nationalist..but IK is indeed a man of high integrity and honesty.I feel that you didn’t see things in bigger picture rather you focused on dots of picture.For a bigger purpose one can compromise on pity issues.Still IK didn’t decide whom will be given ticket and you left..In situation where IK need support from wise people like you such things project negative impression on masses,Otherwise IK’s value and honesty is increasing day by day whatever the case may b,the seasonal frogs will for sure jump out from the pot as election time is near.If you compare zadradi,nawaz and rest,offcourse you will find only IK upon whom one can trust.Rest,the old typical electables occupied IK is a common concern people have,but Am sure he will project young and new blood majorily as upon election annouce.You could wait but sometime peronnel ego dominate national ego and same happend with you.Being a high profile leader IK is still in hug contact with masses and this reflects his humility.You could try while remaining in part to fight against wrong doing happening in party..But as cleansing is on the way so people will leave and it is natural phenomena and with one person flight party can not fail.IK is the only leader who has charisma and vision and updated knowledge about surrounding.But we can not expect IK to be a gaint leader like prophet,Omar,Abraham lincon etc.he is man holding errors but he far better than curropt corporate political mafia.Dont you agree that this is IK who gave a new and attractive charm and life to th politics of pakistan and many big leaders following his footstep….I wish you best of luck but will request you to avoid damaging party image via your columns and other outfit expression sources.If you started condemning and criticising party and IK,the i ill consider you a typical critique full of biased inward feelings ,but we hop you being a lady of respect will not behave like others who quit party and start bruital criticism..Stay high and bets of luck madam.


    Lawangeen khan,KP

  13. Lawangeen September 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Plus IK have only 5,6 months in real politics after lahore boom boom gathering,so its too early for party to get mature as transition need time.So we feel you were in hurry in your decision and this hurry-ness reflect personal ego dominance over collective ego.

  14. ali September 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    I THINK SHIREEN SHUD HAVE STAYED IN PTI AND STRUGGLED FOR WHAT SHE THINKS IS RIGHT,,,,AFTER ALL IT TOOK 16 YRS FOR IMRAN TO REACH THISFAR….i wonder if she was self-proclaimed foriegn minister of PTI and her plan was spoiled by inclusion of 3 ex-foreign ministers…..

  15. Ain Cee September 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    wise decision

  16. Fahad Ahmed September 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Very good decision madam this is something you should have done even earlier when Imran said in India to put Kashmir issue on backburner, when Imran supported & attended Aman ki Asha, when Imran just gave popular statements like announcing a 30-days deadline for stoppage of drone attacks in April 2011 and then cleverly ignored it. Lately, the patriotic Dr Shireen Mazari has had altogether different stances from Imran’s. You’ve been defending Pakistan & its ideology much before Imran’s sudden popularity while being a pro Pakistan analyst against the big lot of foreign-funded liberal/secular so-called intellectuals who will always support US ,Aman ki Asha(which Imran Khan attended & supported), accepting Israel etc. A very good decision Madam. My truthful & heartiest regards to you 🙂

  17. Umair Khan September 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    this is very sad that she has left, but she should have tried more and more and more to solve the problems instead of leaving Imran in lurch. Well, Shireen is surely an impressive and one of the reason that i love PTI, but Imran khan has made us so strong that despite her leaving the party, our the Youth commitment to party will not be affected. She must have resigned on something genuin as she is not like the hoti or bhinder but she is a honest person. Despite all, she should have stayed and solved the problems instead of quitting it. Imran khan struggled for it 16 years while Shireen joined him in 2009, So i will go by Imran and prove to be a more tougher by still supporting him in anyway.

    So far its about Imaan, she is a kid. Imran khan is not responsible for the what the fake accounts abused her.

  18. Fahad Ahmed September 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Imaan please DO NOT accept this comment but please convey my message from last comment to Madam Shireen Mazari and also ask her to highlight these issues too in talk shows. I like you too & hope you turn out to be a patriot like your mother. Myself being a reservist of Pakistan Army, the “Defense Analyst” who always raised voice against foreign intervention in Pakistan & always remained pro-Pakistan was the only person I liked in PTI despite my dislike for others including the chairman IK. My e-mail ID is “” please share yours too & DON’T accept this comment. Regards.

  19. Colors of my life September 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    I am not into politics of any kind, don’t support politics, neither like politics in the first place. From day one I was having something inside me telling me things are not the way it should be. After the addition of the big guns I said to myself and others, my six sense and insticts were not wrong and this was I afraid off.

    I wish, hope and pray something better come for the common people since I don’t see anything coming up!

  20. huma lhr September 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    wen u come in the politics than u have to face the criticism of the opponents,
    but khatoon apni baiti ke
    social media main pants down haony kao dil pay lay gain hain

    this resignation is Salute to MAMTA

  21. zoharauf September 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Good Decision

  22. hussain September 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    i think lady is irrationally and un necessarily making the confidential matters public. Its speak this lady and her daughter had joined the party for personal gains and wen treated at merit established complex and jealousy with other vibrant leaders and youth

    • ejanjua September 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      i agreeeeee

  23. Sardar Naveed Haider Khan September 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    I totally agree with the contents of the letter. I hope the serious points raised by Shireen Mazari can be rectified.

  24. ehsun zefer (@EhsunZ) September 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    PTI’ s stance seems to be changing for past few months, but I wasn’t aware of changes in internal party structure. Thanks for enlightening us. About those social trolls of PTI, I guess they are just “general” Pakistani youth; who recently have developed a little interest in country politics. My advice; just don’t take those trolls seriously!

  25. Faran September 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Points one, two, three and four are written by a woman scared of loosing intra party elections.

    At point 1 you say that the newcomers have held public offices without any results but at the same time you say that Mr. Pervez Butt “A former head of PAEC” has been ignored. Isnt heading the PAEC a public post too??

    For the Rajanpur incident you say that the issue should have been resolved amicably whereas you spoke against IK in mainstream media first.

    i am sorry but i do not agree with your resignation.

  26. Ali September 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Doesn’t matter, We don’t know Shireen mazari, we only knew her because she was in PTI.
    We still have confidence in IK and PTI.

  27. Myself September 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Mentioning use of filthy language by some anonymous internet users as one of her reasons to leave the party is plain folly, and was never expected from someone of Dr. Mazari’s stature.

    Having said that, after giving her show-cause notice, Imran Khan virtually didn’t left her with any option but to quit the party

  28. Fahad Ali Syed September 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Great Decision!

  29. Zohair September 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Ive been a PTI Supporter since 2000, the times when people would make fun of you when you said you supported PTI. Throughout these years, that support has remained unwavering but i agree with whatever shireen mazari has said, Barring the personal incident, i think many people who support the party have the same concerns.

  30. Sheraz Masoud Gondal (@imSh3RRy) September 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    a good decision n well explained ………nthng above ur dignity

  31. Twaha Ahmed September 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    I am a self made educationist from an average class and had been a silent supporter of Mr. Imran Khan. This was due to his stance AGAINST the increasing uncivilized trends inculcated through the corrupt practices of the elites, sardars, waderas, makhdooms, choudrys, so-called industrialists and capitalists etc. I simply agree with Dr. Shireen Mazari that the post-Lahore-Jalsa PTI is a different party. The vibes have now changed and I am extremely grieved at this end of the beginning that has actually been initiated and all the reasonable supporters can feel it. I would like to quote an URDU verse here saying that
    “Phool Tou Do Din Bahar e Jaan Fiza Dikhla Ga’ey … HASRAT Un Ghuchon Pay Hay Jo Bin Khilay Murjha Ga’ey”.

    Being a computer science professional I think that the NOW, even the strength of social media cannot save PTI. I feel Extremely SORRY for the PTI TSUNAMI. May ALLAH SWT save Pakistan from all the EVIL. Aameen.

  32. Alisha September 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Good luck to Ms. Mazari. I hope PTI changes its trajectory and go to people for its votes, not electables.

  33. malik September 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    mam we will not let u go u r the real leader of change…

  34. Salman Abbasy September 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Always found Shirin Mazari to be forthright and upright. Have worked with Shafqat Mahmood on the Kashmir Committee and found him to be her polar opposite. Deeply pained by her pain. The PTI just lost my vote and support.

  35. Qazi Liaqat (@LiaqatG) September 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    What a nice time to leave a party! Congratulations and hope you find a ticket with N-League. Oh well, you may even win since you have gained a bit of political weight and a solid launching pad.

    All I can say here is that all in all it seems an egotistical decision rather than a decision taken on merit of principles. I am not claiming that I know what really was behind the decision but the timing and a mere inability of IK attending your camp brings everything out tells a lot. By the way I hear you also have a tiny peice of land of just around 3000 hectares (to be honest don’t even know how much that could be, since we have only known about yards, marlas and at most canals) and you have BIG MONEY big enough to afford studies at University of Edinburgh and that also without the need of working along your studies. So, please be honest and no hypocrisy.

    Just want to clear, am not a PTI member or TROLL as you may call them.

  36. muneeb ahmad dar September 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Madam Mazari, imran will not change back and will play the same role as Islamic front in 1993. i hope that i am wrong but i think i will be right.

  37. K. Bajwa September 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Proud of you. Well done. Great stand.

  38. Syed Muhammad MEER . September 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Ms Mazari.thinks better for the party,chairman should ask the think tank of their view point.I believe she has a few points to ponder.

  39. Hafsa September 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    It is just the same old maligning-PTI story, but this time, sadly, coming from someone we trusted! Does Pakistan matter more to you or your family…..i agree its hard. Since your excuses are lame, did PTI’s upcoming excursion to Waziristan scare you, now i’m wondering?

  40. Poor Pakistani September 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    After the Lahore Jalsa.. my 20 year old son, who never takes interest in Politics asked me to get his vote registered… When we saw intake of “Electable” in PTI, my son wailed Why IK is getting these thieves in his party…
    He was die hard PTI worker… he used to say even if IK give ticket to a “Rabid Dog” we will give our vote to that animal for IK … but sadly now he is more confused & angry at new PTI… with corrupt intake… very sad day for Pakistan… Ms. Mazari was an asset for PTI… it is a big loss

  41. Irteza Malik September 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    As we all are watching closely “The Tsunami” of Imran Khan will be limited to Storm in the Flush we do at every visit to LO

  42. Anis September 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    An eye opener for those who refuse to see the hard reality staring them in the face! Old wine in new bottle……that is what PTI stands for. Jago, Pakistan!

  43. Rizwan Hussain September 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Ms. Mazari will be back in party soon. She only have grievances on some policies and i hope Imran Khan will visit Rajanpur very soon. Other parties might be contacting MS. Mazari but i know she will only be back in PTI very soon.

  44. Ahsan September 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Those who say PTI wasnt a party are fools. I think we will see plenty leaving the party who came as opportunist. When you do such an act, you should think about the country. Only for country’s sake, we should trust I Khan. He is not God( Naozu billah). He will make some errors but his intention is pure and good for country.

  45. shahmir khan niazi September 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    well prophet pbuh said a rightly guided man would never demand the post of caliphate to help the people as sahabas Abu bakar,umar usman and ali RA all rejected as,so imran khan demands to be the head ,and indeed is a work of a selfish,rational minset,so my brothers and sisters dnt be fool to follow his lead

  46. Mujeeb Afidi September 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    who care Ms. Mazari, I joined PTI for his mission and vision, not BECAUSE OF YOU.

  47. Huma September 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Well written an true that Lahore jalsa was achieved without tha bandwagon loaders

  48. sheen September 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    well great lady, daughter has a big mouth, anyway you`ll be missed Dr… pls dont bad mouth PTI we all know you wont, and you are one of the first to join when there was no lahore jalsa… your resignation has done big damage to PTI and i dont like it one bit!

  49. Nafees Mahmood September 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Seems to me her real beef is that Imran did not go to her Rajanpur, and she lost face. If she had cleared his visit before hand, then her ire is justified, if not, then she is being very childish.

  50. Mohammad Iftekhar Yezdani September 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Shireen Mazari,
    I agree with you on the ‘unexpected’ change in PTI’s agenda/methodology. I myself was on the verge of joining PTI, ready to serve with all my capabilities to bring PTI a name because of the ‘change’ it was offering to the destitute nation. I got caught by surprise when, instead of young and motivated youth who could have shaped a vibrant party were seldom heard and a new wave of ‘ping pong politicians’ flooded PTI. That was when I dropped the idea of joining PTI. I may later think of it again once if the leadership lets the youth drive the promised ‘change’.
    As far as your daughter is concerned, she is a respectable person, since I personally know her because of a business project we did together some two years ago. Throwing mud at people has been a favorite activity for many, this I realized during my past 12 years in Pakistan and unfortunately, such people are not sparing the new media, letting the word out that the masses can be driven, tossed around and manipulated with filthy, misinterpreted information.
    Thumbs up for having so bravely written this resignation.
    My best regards.

  51. PTI supporter September 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    Addressed to Dr Shireen Mazari,

    Very disappointed, disheartened and saddened.
    Well Blood is thicker then water.
    Given Imaan serious differences,this was an eventuality I guess.
    The letter is frankly a let-down. I was expecting a more substantive Ja’ccuse from Dr Mazari.
    Its both relieving as a PTI supporter, but ultimately disappointing, as I had a very high regard for you.
    In my opinion in the light of these grievances the resignation was an extreme step.

    1.” I had made a commitment to you that I would join PTI only whenever I was able to join direct politics, especially electoral politics…….All I sought was an assurance that the same ideals, again especially in terms of change and foreign policy, still prevailed.”

    You should know better. Did she really see yourself as a constituency politician? That does explain the hostility towards the Lagharis and the reaction to the whole Rajanpur incident.
    In my mind Dr Mazari had a far important role which it seems she did not fully appreciate. She was to provide the core of PTI Foreign and defense policy. pakistan has to rethink how it formulates its Defense and FR policy. This needs moving away from whims of GHQ and NDU to a national debate,professional think tanks and an elected leadership caliing the shots.
    With the ingress of the $20 Billion dollar shadow government into Pakistan (via USAID,ISI T wing,Fusion cells etc) this will be battle for Pakistan destiny. Are we to be for ever dependable Satrap or a self respecting country?

    The evidense suggest thats how IK saw you too. You were appointed to that post as VC. IK also used your services to this effect to great success at the APC and later when you accompanied IK to China.
    Has IK changed any position on FR. If that were true would he stick his neck out into a foolhardy march into S.waziristan of all places. If he has not and that all you asked for, how can you abandon him now.
    With you gone the relief of our Imperial bootlickers (So called “Liberals”) on twitter is palpable. From NJ to Marvi Sirmind to Kamran Shafi to NFP, Beena Sarwar and the usual suspects. This had brought them great relief.

    Now IK in the top echelons of the party is left alone with a substantively Nationalistic view on FP, Defense policy etc.
    Expecting anything substantively different from SMQ,Kasuri or Sardar Asif would not be reasonable. Without you by his side IK may find taking a nationalistic stand harder. The forces that be will chip at his position.

    2. Electable and Big money:
    This is a tired old argument by now. This is how a Pakistnai Parlimenty democratic system works.Its NOT the Bolsheviks or Cuban Communist or the Viet Cong. Its a Social democratic centrist party and has to party within the frame work.
    The cold hard facts are PTI can only suceed if it get some of these powerful factions and lobbies behind it. It was successful as it was getting the business community behind it.
    With ZAB the hold of Ayub khan era hod of Industrialist was broken and given back to the landholding old Feudal class.
    History has shown this was a disaster as Pakistan lost its entrepreneurial class. Hence we never had our Tatas or Warren Buffets etc. The Industrialist were reduced to dependants in Pakistan had to side with one Political force or the other to survive (See the travails of the once mighty Schon group).
    So you have the Punjab based Industrailist siding with PML N (Ittefaq,the Chiniotis etc) vs the PPP who were supported by the Karachi based Industrialist (Lakhanis , Hashwanis; who also have to appease the MQM fascist). Economic policy was destroyed. Thus privatisation under NS govt meant 70% was given out to Punjab based Industrialist while PPP tried to turn the tide in the favor of its backers. NS especially decimated Industries in KPK just to appease his constituency.

    PTI was offering an alternative. Like its Asad Umer was saying Patronage Politics has to get out of economic policy. Many Industrial groups (Saf,Engro etc) saw how this compromise acceptable higher taxes for improved security, functioning infrastructure a level playing field. They would not have to fund the Destructive Political schenanigans of the duaolply of power.

    Now one can argue can a party backed by some industrialist bring meanigful change. If you look at AKP in turkey (fianaced by the Anatolian Buisness Class) or FDR (who countered Wall Street power with(JP Morgan,Morgan Stanleyetc with Support of Big Manufacturing Industrial intrest like GE) the Answer is yes. Within the context of reform via political parties this is how it works.
    IK isnt Ho chi min,Castro or Lenin. The PTI strategy is pragmatic and conservative in this regard.

    Among the Feudal class PTI had clearly picked the best of the lot. Being financial non corrupt while in Politics in Pakistan is close to a miracle. PTI was giving a alternative plat form to these forces.

    3.On giving the example of ZAB I have to say its laughable. ZAB PPP was contained many electables by end of his term. ZAB himself was a feudal and a so called “Establishment” creation. Anyone who has read his correspondence with Iskinder Mirza or Ayub Khan knows what I am referring to. His rule as I have stated was just the reaction of the suppressd Land holding political forces against the Industrial upstarts. His policy clearly reflected this. While he had no qulams of the disastrous Mass industrialisation he could not push or implement token Lnad reforms. ZAB created the Constituency based politics of today. I am afraid you are either naive or have bought into PPP historical revisionism. Had it not been for Zia coup by 77 PPP was discredited and would be a foot note of history.( A feat they accomplish predictably whenever given 5 years in power. ) The entire so called Nazriati PPP cadre defected enmasse to the Zia regime. Just like musch of the so called Nazariati PTI cadre jumped ship to Musharraf in 03.

    4.”The plane and helicopter dependency is one reflection of this but so are other disturbing happenings like the donation of Rs 50 lakhs by one individual to some ISF leaders directly – ostensibly for aiding the membership drive – instead of it going via the Party account.”

    IK has been travelling also by road more then any political leader. Given safety concerns and risk of a serious accidents Mazari is clutching at straws here.
    Would she rather have PTI convoys stopping traffic like other Political leaders protocols. That would not increase PTI popularity.I think using Helicopters has dramatically increase the number of events IK can attend to. Jinnah views on Gandhi rediculous Public austerity are well known. IK is a wealthy man should he drive a rikshaw to Jalsa’s for propaganda purposes???

    On IKF donation that is a serious allegation. Did you rasie that in CEC? What was the response? Did they have an explanation? In the context of letter its seems out of place and clutching at straws What exactly is being implied here? Was a procedural error or a case of graft?

    5.”The membership drive itself through membership booklets has some serious questions hanging over it and I did try to raise these in the PSC meeting on the issue but to no avail. I still maintain that by selling the booklets we allowed the rich members to purchase huge amounts of the booklets and then make their members with no check on whether these books were being filled simply to build up local support for the intra party elections at Union and District levels or whether the members being enlisted were genuinely believers and supporters of PTI! ”

    As I suspected its the whole Old guard vs New Guard conundrum. This is the most disappointing part of the letter.
    Lets face it.The territorial narrow minded old guard wants to maintain its power and not let anyone in.
    Membership is allowed via an SMS message. How much worse can a booklet be???
    Who is going to decide the “genuineness” of the new PTI supporters.
    Will S Akbar Babar and SM hold an inquisition.
    This is a political party. Different facets attract people. No one has the right to question another persons motives. If SM belives in a democracy this is how it works.
    The party cant be the fiefdom of this “old guard”.
    Incidentally a quick look of the Old guard performance in election shows that in four elections they managed a stuning 2000 votes (Excluding IK votes). PTI has gone through three implosion where many of these old guards conveniently left the party when the going got tough. Many returned after things changed.
    In my view these people are an albatross. The dont bring vision or votes to the table but throw tantrums at every turn
    The whole itnra party election business was meant to appease them. Yet they dont want to stand exposed once again and lose their power.
    The process now has to go through. And a mass culling of these Jokers is along over due. Anyone sincere would still continue without a position.
    Many who were talented has gone up the ranks. Its quite telling how much venom these so called “old guard” spew once they call quits. These people want to be coddled, thats not how it works.
    I remeber being virtually alone when in my social circle when I was agaisnt Mush capitulation in Afghanistan, Murder of Akbar Bugti, Extrodinary renditions, Operation in tribal area,Drone strikes etc.
    Polling shows I (and IK) were a minority at the time. (These position drew me to PTI initially) Should I congratulate my self for my ideals and “vision” and deride everyone else for ever on basis of this. Is this a fair way to judge others? Do their mistakes at that time condemn them for eternity? No chance for redemption?
    This is the thinking of a fascist. People change their views and realize their folly. Everyone makes mistakes. Thats Human.

    6.IMF and energy policy. Atleast PTI isnt over promisng and delivering a message within the confines of believability. Should PTI have said that we would default on our loans and other radical measures. Even if you think that is the prudent course, does it makes sense to show your cards so early on.
    Do you have any idea how precarious Pakistan economic position is. We are dangerously close to spiralling into Hyperinflation. Do you have any idea of the amount of money being printed by SBP. By my estimate we are looking at a meltdown in Febuary.
    We may have to defaults anyway. Anyone who knows the scale of the circular debt crisis knows anyone serious about government has to be very careful.
    The lack of a specific complaint on the policy would indicate either you havent studied the policy in detail or you dont have a reasonable alternative. A massive increase in Health and education isnt enough?

    7.”I hope that we are not reduced ‘to abuse and name calling on the social media again as it will not do anyone any good.””Sadly, instead of resolving the issue amicably, your social media and their “trolls” chose to use filthy abuses against my daughter which compelled her to leave the party; and you chose to adopt a vengeful posture by serving me with a show cause notice and then sending a message that I should make a public apology and retract my statement.”

    This basically is the main discernable reason. The rest of the points are just after thoughts. Stock anti pti arguments that dont hold much water. Marvi meon ,PTI nazariati jokers etc all have tried to use the same.

    Strip this down,this is your ego speaking and it shows.
    You were out of line in Rajanpur. A party has to have Discipline. Why should you be excluded to rules applied to others before you. I remember you saying on TV when Pervaiz Khattak joined that the leadership had a right to demand a explanation from PTI workers who attacked the Islamabad office. Countless PTI official have had been reprimanded in the past. Many took it with grace and continued with the party.

    You were out of line and should pay. Given your senior position you should have known better. Would you berate your daughter in public or in front of your friends. How then did you do the same to your Party. It seems you dont take this seriously enough . This litrally for many is the last shot at a future, I do not exaggerate.

    There are many platforms within the party to raise your complaints. But going infront of media in such an un nuanced malice laden attack it has to be reprimanded.

    Your daughter on twitter shared a offensive tweet that troubled her.It turned out the tweeter (by the Tweet History) was a MQM worker pretending to be a PTI worker.
    No sane person i the world takes random tweet on the internet seriously. And the conspiratorial belief that some how the leadership is running this campaign against Imaan.Should I laugh or cry. This is unbecoming of someone of your intellect.

    I think in time you will recognize what folly your daughter has forced you into. Her reason as I pointed out in her other post are self serving and half baked and dont stand to scrutiny.

    You not only missed an opportunity to play part in what could be real change. You may have administered the knock out punch none of the status quo could have mustered. First time in ten years do I doubt now that PTI IA will see this through.
    As a PTI supporter I find it hard to forgive you for this. Still all the best in your future endeavours.

    • Ahsan Akram September 27, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      Well such direct accuses and personal attack from PTI was expected on Shireen as PTI has been doing it with every one same was with marvi memon when she refused to join PTI, all points raised by Mezari are Valid . If IK would have been a true leader he would have gone to her and resolved all issues but he chose to support filthy rich black sheep’s and let go her inspite of the fact that PTI is at this position due to true supports like Shireen not like mufad parast politicians who joined after Lahore jalsa . Actually PTI has always supported PPP in indirect way and criticized on PMLN only and even they are ready for collaboration with MQM , shame on PTI.

    • saadia khalid September 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      Shireen Mazari’s resignation is the beginning of the end for Imran Khan. sincere loyalists and nationalists are being replaced by Fasli Bateras.

      The PTI supportter should have had the courage to give his name

      • Kamran October 19, 2012 at 11:32 am #

        “sincere loyalists and nationalists are being replaced by Fasli Bateras.” – spot on!!

  52. Aryan September 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Some questions from Ms. Shereen Mazari:

    1) On her twitter, she said that “one has to answer to one’s conscience!”. She should ask herself whether her decision to publicly criticize party–minus her decision later to quit the party– was going to help/hurt the cause of the party. Put in another way, is it party’s inability to prove true to the agenda of change or Imran’s inability to attend her jalasa which compelled her to publically criticize

    2) Lets assume that her perception about PTI being captured by the new entrants and they are not sincere to the cause is true. Then why did she quit PTI. Is she a quitter? Why didn’t she try to change it. Whether party is occupied by anti-change or not is debatable; however, there is no doubt that Pakistan has since long been occupied by the forces of status quo. Those forces are strong and persistent. Then she should have quit politics long before if she is a quitter and doesn’t know how to fight them out.

    3) If social media posted abusive comments about her daughter, then she should ask herself what if it is from the forces of status quo, outside PTI, and disguised as PTI members to take advantage of the situation and disrupt this PTI from within.

    4) Is it difficult for her to go back on her words and accept that she made a mistake by publically criticizing PTI? I believe it is difficult for everybody. However, she should answer this question also thinking about Pakistan that poor people still need those others Pakistanis who are educated, well off and still worried about his down trodden class still being ruled by the corrupt rich lot.

  53. atif khan September 27, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    its good for pti who ever wants to leave let them go otherwise they will become nascence after word

  54. Zia ur Rahman September 27, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    Really love u shirren mazari for speaking truth after this long…”Party is defined by more than one man”……. l had been fighting all over the media to strengthen PTI not individuals……….but miss mazari u r da first drop of rain for REAL change………

  55. Iram Shakoor Khan September 27, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    I dont understand much of the politics but my gut feeling is Ms. Mazari made the right decision.

  56. Farooq September 27, 2012 at 5:06 am #

    Mazari’s letter shows as the old members were good enough to win election which is not true. Secondly she is herself doing against majority decision.

  57. shaista pal September 27, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    in my opinion Imran Khan never needed crutches like Shah Mahmood Qureshi or Kasories etc,people would have given vote to IK even if he had nominated an unknown person,but alas many questions are rising in mind now,and kindly do not compare any present day politician with Mohammad Ali Jinnah,they just can not reach the scale,its too high for them…..

  58. Ali A Cheema September 27, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Since I don’t understand economy very well, I can’t say much comments about PTI economic policy except that it announces a major increase in Tax/GDP ratio and investment in people’s health and education as its top priority. It may not be enough for Dr Mazari but I am happy with this.
    As for as politics of electables is concerned IK has made it abundantly clear that PTI is not promising tickets to any one but through proper procedure. It is declared PTI policy that no MNA or MPA will be given any development funds, no role in posting local police and other govt officials. Now to me this is the single most step along with local govt system which will purge our political system off constituency politics.
    For foreign policy, is there any change on stance on war on terror, drone attacks. IK has always maintained the vision of relations with other nations on issues rather master slave relationship.
    To me this letter doesn’t really have much substance except a tantrum over IK missing Rajan Pur trip or complaints about less than good treatment of her daughter.

  59. abdul rehman September 27, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    dr. shireen mazari we have proud on you.

  60. mazhar September 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Dear Madam,
    a masters in political science,,,and some times u have to sign the deal with devil,,,dont judge something at its early evolution- let the whole game end…till then paiwista reh sajar sey umeed-e- bahar rakh!

  61. JustPTI September 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Dear Imaan/Shireen

    I disagree with you Madam Mazari and the reasons you explained to resign did not convince me at all. It is sad that you left on personal grudges and especially for your daughter. I remember once I suggested her to distance herself from PTI and focus on her studies but she blocked me on twitter, I never abused her.

    But as you mention there are feudals who joined the party but is it not a true that you are way rich too as compared to others?

    Please think again, you could’ve served PTI as a Foreign Policy specialist instead going on to other issues.
    Anyway, All the best for your future but you only embarrassed PTI supporters and yourself.

    I don’t think so real PTI members abused Imaan but some fake users might have done it however your daughter made a mistake too by bringing personal issue on twitter and twitter is a space where everyone can say what they feel. Imran Khan himself requested saveral times to Young Insafians that it is not OK to disrespect, did you forget his Talk show with Sana Bucha? How can you expect them PTI supporters who abused your daughters? I remember when Imaan got pissed on Pindi Jalsa and I supported her after she apologised on her rude comment. She is too young and emotional just like other young PTI supporters who do not think before opening mouth.

    Furthermore, in your resignation you forgot to mention your differences with Ms. Fauzia Kasuri too, I personally believe that it is good to have difference opinion but you disappointed supporters by leaving PTI at once, now everyone on twitter is blaming Imaan for your departure, is it not inevitable?

    One can assume that you were afraid of losing to Legharis and decided to leave just like power hungry politicians who joined PTI for personal benefits? You could’ve stayed in the CEC without holding any Position as MNA. But Your daughter jeopardised your career.

    You could’ve responded to show cause notice by these reason and if you were right then I dont think so anyone can neglect you in CEC. I am disappointed by your decision to criticizing PTI publicly on Media as it has been proved the our Media is often biased against PTI, especially Nusrat Javed and Sana Bucha etc but YOU are free to leave and no one can force you to stay in PTI. In past, I felt that you were a strong personality and will fight for a positive change but you gave up too soon.

    I wish you all the best for your future political career.

    Note: All views expressed are my personal views, people can disagree. You can also visit my blog or twitter account, I am just a social activists and an ordinary supporter who wants to see prosperous Pakistan.

    Warm Regards

    • Aamer Khawaja September 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      “I remember once I suggested her to distance herself from PTI and focus on her studies but she blocked me on twitter, I never abused her.”

      So do you also suggest this for all the young people supporting PTI, should all of them distance themselves from PTI?

      “But as you mention there are feudals who joined the party but is it not a true that you are way rich too as compared to others?”

      There is a big difference between being rich and being a feudal.

      “I don’t think so real PTI members abused Imaan but some fake users might have done it…blah blah blah…and emotional just like other young PTI supporters who do not think before opening mouth.”

      So PTI members do tend to open they’re mouths before thinking, that makes is quite possible that the do abuse too, and fact is that PTI members are the worst when it comes to abusing. Worst then PMLN & MQM combined

      “I am disappointed by your decision to criticizing PTI publicly on Media”
      And you are really happy about ‘lotas’ criticizing their former parties on media

  62. Khalid Rahim September 28, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    Well done Shireen Mazari you have exposed that PTI/ IK wear a theatrical mask:(

  63. Muhammad Faisal Shahid September 28, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    we request to SHEERYs for come back

  64. Sanee Akbar September 28, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    I totally agree with Ms Mazari.

  65. Nida Ali September 28, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Pasha Tehrik-e-Infaaq is dying its natural death before causing any harm to Pakistan!

  66. humayoon September 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    i think shireen mazari wanted more being the old guard; and now can not digest her reduced role…..

  67. Margalla Bird September 29, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    What a funny party elections. First thing it is not defined who can vote since anybody getting membership card becomes the member immediately. Moreover these are not direct elections. So called members elect the UC team which will vote (horse trading at this stage) for the district body and district body will elect the provinces bodies. So this is all game of money at the 2nd and 3rd and 4rth stage. Elections should have been by the party activists and should have been direct. This was pointed to Khan many years ago but since this system suits all the opportunists, it prevailed

  68. Syed Muzaffar Bukhari September 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    شریں مزاری نے جو فیصلہ کیا وہ قابل تحسین ہے ۔ وقت آنے سے پہلے جو فیصلہ کیا جاتا ہے وہ روشن مستقبل کی ضمانت ہوتا ہے ۔ شریں مزاری 2008سے تحریک انصاف میں تھیں اس وقت پارٹی کو سپورٹ کیا جس وقت پارٹی میں کوئی بھی نہ تھا ۔ اب ان کی واپسی تحریک انصاف کے نام نہاد سونامی بدنامی میں تبدیل ہوتی نظر آرہی ہے ۔ کیونکہ پی ٹی آئی کا کوئی واضح اورتاریخی ویژن ہی نہیں تو پھر پارٹی میں ایسے لوگوں کا گزار ا ہی ممکن نہیں جو نظریاتی ہیں

  69. Bashir Ahmed September 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Very brave of Shireen and that is what is expected of a principled person. PTI Is no more a party of masses, youth and middle class. It is same like others with a bunch of vested interests whom we all know and what they achieved during their tenure with various Governments be that of a dictator or a democratically elected dictator.

  70. Tufail Ahmad September 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    At this moment we need a group of experts to lift the country governance to a dignified level of performance. When a sincere leader does not have the support of a competent team they fail to deliver. Mr Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was sincere but his team was not professional (Just raw chairmen). He wanted to bring a revolution. But inexperienced chairmen and emotional members could not make the dream of Mr. Zulfiqar a reality. He was sincere to masses and a genius leader but with week team could not make the desired change.

    A team of sincere people who have professional excellence to has to join together and lift the country. We don’t need Rashion depo holders to run the country. We feel sorry if genius people disintegrate for minor reasons and egos.

    Tufail Ahmad

  71. masood khaliq September 30, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    Being in PTI is like a fallen leaf in the lake have no clear destination. It is better to quit with honour.

  72. Asghar September 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I am not a very old member of PTI, but I traveled to Lahore and Sialkot to attend the public meetings. I may agree with some of the points of MS Shireen Mazari and may not agree with some points. I have another line of thinking. I feel that Imran is wholesome patriotic, well meaning, die hard Pakistani and the one who wants to do a lot for the country. But sometimes I feel disgruntled with his way of thinking and way of action.
    I will start with Imran’s commencement of political career. In 1995, when he appeared on the Political horizon of the country, he had a tremendous good will and he was accordingly offered various positions by various political entities. Ministerial and Prime Ministerial slots, etc. He refused all. He was offered certain seat adjustments in 2002 elections, which he refused. He refused to take part in 2008 elections and now he has refused to come to an alliance with any one else. This shows a tough mind to the extent of being stubborn.
    After Lahore public meeting he boasted to take two wickets with one ball and it was not well taken by the people. We must remember that people of Pakistan may not like boasting, hollow boasting. Yes, he could have supported his claim of having an ability to take two wickets with one ball if he had participated in all the bye elections and won it with a thumping majority, but that has not happened so far.
    The slogan of taking two wickets with one ball is a bad strategy. Imran may know that the People of Pakistan want to see the back of Zardari Mafia and his cohorts like MQM, ANP, and Q league. PML-N is the single largest party which has proved its credentials in previous elections and in bye elections and denying this fact is not wise. This party has roots in the Masses of Pakistan and Imran is still not strong enough politically to whip out this formidable opponent. And if we give a fair share of votes to Imran , to the best it will split the votes of PML-N and will not be able to get enough seats for himself. That is exactly playing unwittingly in the hands of PPP.
    A wiser strategy of Imran should have been to focus on Zardari and his colleagues and lower degree of hostility towards PML-N. Imran should have taken part in all the bye elections independently or with collaboration of PML-N and PTI should have gained a vital training in polls. Moreover, it would have given morale boosting to the party and a warning to opponents.
    Without participation in bye elections, PTI is still untested as compared to PML-N. People are not very sure that it will get how many seats. In fact the people have starting commenting that it may not present a better show as compared to its 2002 performance. That is the reason why people have started leaving the Party.
    The decision of not contesting elections on the seats vacated by Shah Mehmood, Javed Hashmi, Jehangir Tareen etc should have been contested and won and people should have been made to feel the presence of PTI in the Parliament. That never happened and the doubts are being magnified about the ability of PTI to win any seats.
    My suggestions to Imran are:-
    a. Going to Waziristan is a good move and it must be taken with full seriousness.
    b, All the bye elections must be contested with full might.
    c. Party elections must be held immediately and unnecessary delay must be avoided.
    d. PTI must act upon the dictum: ” Do not multiply the enemies; rather divide the
    enemy”. PML-N should not be taken as an enemy but as a political entity with no
    vengeance. It should be made ally where need be to win any particular seat in PPP
    stronghold. We may need cooperation of PML-N to form a govt after elections or to
    block PPP to again coming to power.
    e. We must remember that the immediate and ultimate aim is to rid the country from
    the corrupt Zardari Mafia. Non of our move should be in favor of Zardari.
    f. Serious analysis should be conducted in the party central command to find out the
    reasons for lowering the graph of PTI by 22% as they say and by 10% as we say.

  73. Irfan Yousaf October 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    It is terrible for PTI that people like Shireen Mazari are leaving the party

  74. dr mazahir alam October 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm #


    • dr mazahir alam October 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm #


  75. Major retired Mian Kashif Iftikhar October 2, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    The entire episode is really tragic,specially at the brink of coming elections. Although I have retired from army but not at all participating in politics, may it be of PTI. I have all my respects for Baji Sherin for being intellect/daughter of uncle Ashiq Mazari, besides Imran Khan whom I believe Pakistan as country owes. This incident should not mar the onus of responsibility to shoulder pakistan’s better future and change essentially required. Therefore, I humbly request to shed away differences and rejoin for the interest, integrity of this State/Nation. I pray this conspiracy ends sooner than late as we all will suffer.

  76. rana asim ali October 4, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    hy.this is your good move to leave PTI.lmran khan is only a talking politicion
    he has no ideas about our holly religion and has no policy reguarding to implimentation to running pkistan at islamic way.I have gteat concern that he might looking to me as he is the follower of taliban witch are biggest animies of pakistan and a part of amerecan policies.we just called them (neem faoj) of usa.(neam faoj) is deployed for distruction of muslims around the world.
    imran also says that (naat is boarin work) it is also shoking me.
    please coment on it. thanks

  77. ashfaq ahmad October 4, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    What they want, i believe in imran khan, just answer simple question apart from PTI who you gonna vote. peoples in the villages, and also in the cities vote only to people. who are known to everyone, jamati islami is a very good party and give ticket to very good candidates but no one giving vote to them. every one says who is this man, so in pakistan peoples are giving votes to those only who made pakistan worse.

  78. Nadeem October 4, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    The effects of Dr Mazari’s decision may well be known in the times to come for PTI. However, I am an admirer of Dr Mazari and her wisdom and personally feel that this is a set back for Imran and his philosophy of change. Infact, this at the first stage was an uphill task knowing the mindset of Pakistani populace and their unending problems coupled with the inherent weakness of our system. All said, I still wish him the best and pray that Imran succeeds in bringing out Pakistan from the quagmire that we are currently so badly entangled into! I am sure if the bad taste was removed and the misunderstandings at both end addresed amicably, Dr Mazari would not hesitate for a moment to fall back into PTI folds and contribute for betterment of Pakistan and bringing back the pride for Pakistanis as a NATION!!

  79. Muhammad Naeem October 4, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    i m totaly disagree with dr mizari. actually a party is stands with different types of equipments
    1- ideology
    2-think tanks
    3- management
    4-media tools
    5- members
    6-the team or ntional and provincial assembly
    main thing is ideology question is that is the ideology of chairman is Changed if not then these some fudels which r the a good tools for party position coz thay r good players of politics and one thing more that cricket team will choose in the cricket players not in hockey players same like that political team will build with in tha political players the main thing is that the captain of the team who is the mastermind of the game how use them
    muhammed naeem

  80. Kamran October 19, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Thanks for sharing the letter. I was looking for it and wanted to read it.

    I truly respect Ms. Mazari and have always respected her views even before she was part of PTI.

    Being a recently disappointed PTI fan, I agree 100% with Ms. Mazari.

    Ever since the likes of Khursheed Qasuri entered PTI, I had lost hope, for as you rightly pointed out, financial corruption is just one form of corruption. People like Qasuri are morally corrupt and should not be allowed in a party that once stood on principles and has now moved to power politics.

    I feel really sad that IK was one person I was hoping could change our country, but he lost faith in God and forgot that God gave IK the massive crowd in Lahore and Karachi, not these recently added Qasuris etc. IK has stepped aside from principles and moved to the so called “power politics” where he has stopped caring about ideological members and started catering the “personalities” of power 😦

    I can only hope that IK and PTI wake up before its too late.

  81. engineer sadam hussain domki November 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    hi aslam o alaikum>>>>
    u r very much respectable to us we are also suffering from these same issues so what we should decide at last i with my 3000 members of PTI are going to say bye 4ever….
    engineer sadam hussain domki
    district president youth wing pti kashmore sindh

  82. Rao Zafar iqbal (@RaoZafariqbal) November 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Here it seems that money speak louder…..

  83. Rita December 22, 2012 at 7:08 am #

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