‘Won’t stop at FIR, Sharifs resignation now’

ISLAMABAD: Addressing his supporters Sunday afternoon, PAT chief Tahirul Qadri said “because of the high-handedness of the government”, the situation has gone beyond the registration of FIR or the resignation of Sharif brothers.  
“I will sacrifice myself in fight against the treatment meted out to my sisters, daughters and party workers,” he said in his second address on Sunday. “The world has changed - Europe, Asia and all these places have progressed and there is increased social justice - why hasn’t it happened in Pakistan?” Qadri asked. He said doctors have told him that thirteen people have died and some 30 are expected to succumb to their wounds. The cleric said the government’s crackdown on protesters is worse than what Israel has done to the Palestinians in Gaza. 
Qadri said the ministers are lying, adding that it is disgraceful what has happened with members of the media. “The government should know that it has committed horrific crimes against Pakistani media and we strongly condemn the assaults.” He said that since Jinnah’s death in 1948, Pakistan has never had a government that applied his vision in the country. “Jinnah had said that Pakistan as a state would only be viable if it was free from corruption,” the PAT chief said. The PAT chief alleged that in the whole of Europe, the biggest Asian investors were the Sharif family. He said Nawaz is interested in power so far as it helps him with his business.

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