Tahir Ul Qadri alerts workers for protest call

December 6, 2017

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri directed workers on Wednesday to remain alert and wait for a call to launch protests against the government of Punjab Justice Ali Baqar Najafi commission report pointed fingers at Punjab Police and government’s inaction in Model Town incident.

Dr Qadri addressed a press conference in the provincial capital during which he instructed workers of the political party to remain alert and prepare to protest against the government seeking justice for Model Town incident.

The PAT chief said that for the past 26 hours, government officials including Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, have been saying that the report did not hold any official responsible for the Model Town tragedy, “this is false propaganda”.

Qadri added that he did not try to access the real report before the court issued orders, but as the latter has been done, the real report needs to be accessed and compared with the one which was released.“A meeting of the core committee [of my party] and lawyers is scheduled for tomorrow,” said Qadri.

He also said that he has advised his party workers and the administration to remain ready, as at “anytime a call can be given”.

“My message to the workers is that they should stay ready.”

The PAT chief further said that he has asked the administration of his party to keep his container ready and further elaborated that though he plans to go for Umrah on Dec 11, his plans can change if the situation evolves. Earlier, PAT was given a certified copy of the Model Town Judicial Inquiry Report. After getting the copy of Justice Baqir Najafi’s report, PAT leader Khurram Nawaz Gandapur said that his party was stuck to its demand of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. INP