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Lota

(lō`tä), city (1992 pop. 50,123), S central Chile, a port on the Gulf of Arauco, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Founded in the 17th cent., the city grew rapidly after coal was discovered in the region (1837) and is now part of the Greater Concepción conurbation. There are also industries producing copper and bricks. The botanical park on a hill above the city is famous for its landscaping and sea views. The city has suffered significant damage from earthquakes, most recently in 2010.
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Lota

 

a city in central Chile, in Conception Province. Population, 59,000 (1967). Lota is a port on the Pacific Ocean and has a railroad station. Coal is mined, and a ceramic wares factory is located there. A seaside resort is in Lota.

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Rahim, Hanif Ramay and a host of others left the PPP because, according to them, the PPP had become polluted with the lotas. The committed leaders could not afford to live with lotas who have no ideology or principles; what they seek is power at all costs and so far they have been very successful at it.
A close study of PTI reveals that the election strategy of Imran Khan revolves round the Lotas. He is depending more on them rather than the founding members and the diehard workers of the party.
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Accusing Imran Khan of ignoring the youth and inducting turncoats, familiarly known as 'Lotas', into his party, she said the party has deviated from its manifesto and sidelined the youth who were the face of the PTI slogan of change.
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Labelling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) 'a hideout of lotas [turncoats] and corrupt elements', Mr Khuhro also described the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) leadership as 'a band of disgruntled and dejected people with anti-Sindh agenda'.
I am hopeful that the activists of two national democratic parties PTI (not to be confused with PTI-L (lotas) led by Imran Khan) and PPP will liberate their parties from the dictators and convert them into institutions that provide a platform for the emergence of new leadership.