Our struggle is constitutional and democratic; Qadri

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that their struggle was 100 percent constitutional, legal and democratic.   Addressing participants of the Inqilab March, Saturday Dr Qadri said the constitution is not just words written on a piece of paper and it should be implemented for the welfare of the masses. He said the Objectives Resolution was made part of the constitution to renew commitment of the founding fathers about objective behind the creation of Pakistan.   He said people are the real owners of Pakistan and the elected representatives are duty bound to look after their interests and run the affairs of the state. However he questioned whether the people were getting justice and have been provided safety of life, honour, freedom of gathering and expression, across the board application of law and access to information.  Similarly he said there is no judicious distribution of resources and rich are become richest and poor committing suicides. Qadri said seven years have passed and local government elections have not been held because the rulers fear that they would lose them. Sharif brothers owe Rs 15-20 billion. “Is the nation aware of how much tax is paid by Nawaz and Shahbaz?” The PAT chief asked why the centre was being run by the Punjab chief minister and if parliament had protected the lives and property of people. “It is the responsibility of the state to protect the life and property of citizens.”   Dr Qadri called for the nation’s leaders to be put on trial under Article 6 of the constitution for violating the constitution.   On the occasion, a former Police constable Ghulam Jaffar in uniform reached the venue and offered the sale of his accompanying children. He said he belongs to Jhang, worked in Adiyala Jail as Head Constable and dismissed after 24 years service on corruption charges.INP

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