Qadri vows to hold rallies, fight till last despite ill health

inp 24-78Poisonous gas fired on Aug 31 affected my heart most’

PAT chief to leave for US by the end of December

LAHORE: Despite his ailment, chief of PAT, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri Tuesday vowed to continue his fight for the rights of the poor till revolution.

Talking to media here, Dr Qadri said that his condition deteriorated Monday night and the blood pressure is more than Sunday. He vowed to continue his scheduled programmes of public meetings till 25th December in Karachi and then take a break during the winter months.

Explaining his health condition, the PAT chief said during his visit to US, he got tests but deferred treatment as it involved angiography and heart operation which would require at least four months rest.  He said even Monday night his doctors in US told him that they were coming and take him abroad for treatment forcibly but he requested them not to do so.

Qadri claimed that teargas shelling on a protest he was leading on 30th -31st August night in Islamabad’s Red Zone had destabilized his health, but he ignored treatment only to continue his struggle. He said after checkups in the US, it was revealed that the poisonous gas has affected the heart most.

Qadri said he would take rest after 25th December, leave for US and will be back soon to fight back. He said he would visit Southern Punjab from March till May, 2015.


In reply to a question, Dr Qadri said PTI has invited PAT for the 30th November rally in Islamabad. A PTI delegation led by Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi will be meeting him in Lahore and a decision will be taken there. INP

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