KARACHI - We never participate in political gatherings, but Imran Khan’s revolutionary approach won our hearts and minds, compelling us to come to the airport to receive the youth’s future leader, who cannot be ignored,” said a group of students from College of Business Management (CBM) while talking with Pakistan Today. The group had gone to the Jinnah International Airport Karachi on Friday to greet the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman.
“We were busy in group studies for our semester examinations when we saw the news slide on a private television channel about the arrival of Imran Khan at the Karachi airport, and immediately left for the airport,” said Salman Shahid, a student of accounts and law at CBM. “We cancelled almost every gathering during the semester exams, but we cannot keep away from Khan, who has given us a hope to change Pakistan.”
To a question, the visibly excited youngster said that Khan is the true leader of youth and is honest with Pakistan, particularly the youth. “We have our mathematics paper on December 26 (Monday) but we have decided not to sleep in at night and cover the course of study as we will not miss the PTI’s National Unity Convention (NUC) on December 25,” Shahid said.
Another group member, Sajeel Faisal, told Pakistan Today that they have prepared 300 shirts with a picture of the PTI chairman printed in front and plan to sell out the shirts during the public gathering.
“Everyday some politician or government official comes to Karachi, but for the first time, I have come to the airport to receive any politician,” he said. “Khan had proved his credentials by first winning the cricket world cup and then establishing the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.”
“We cannot neglect his services for the masses of the country. He is the only one who can turn our dreams into reality,” Faisal said. “Khan is sincere with Pakistan,” proclaimed another youth – a student of University of Karachi (KU) – Mussavir, anxiously waiting to see the PTI chairman.
“My BCom Part-I papers will start from December 24 (Saturday) but I cannot miss to see him [Khan] in person,” he said. “I will also attend the PTI’s convention on Sunday.” On being asked why he had put his studies on the backburner, Mussavir replied that he was there to witness the future of Pakistan and “I am ready to sacrifice my future for the Khan’s cause”. Talking with Pakistan Today, Sindh PTI Youth Wing President Iqbal Khan Niazi said was of the view that the province’s youth is actively participating in motivating their peers for a change.
“The youth has taken over the responsibility of preparations for NUC at the Quaid’s mausoleum,” he said, adding that the youngsters have even been handed over the security matters, as they are performing well from the onset of the movement.
“The PTI will not only bring about reforms but also bring a revolution in the country,” Niazi said, referring to the ‘tsunami’ repeated many times by Khan in his last address.