ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on Tuesday further upped the ante by demanding the hanging of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif over the Model Town deaths.
The cleric said the resignations of the brothers would not resolve the problem now. “Now the issue is not just limited to the resignations of both the Sharifs, rather the hanging of both of them will deliver the real justice, as a report of the tribunal investigating Model Town carnage has declared Shahbaz Sharif and Punjab government murderers,” the firebrand clerk shouted while addressing his charged supporters and devotees who have been staging a sit-in for the last many days on the Constitution Avenue in the sensitive Red Zone of the capital.
Qadri, whose ultimatum to the government was to expire in 24 hours, said that only one day is left in his ultimatum to rulers. “Your are not safe any longer,” he told the rulers. The PAT chief held both Sharif brothers responsible for the Model Town tragedy and urged they be punished. “Nawaz and Shahbaz must resign and present themselves to accountability,” he demanded. “The martyrs have won while the murderers have lost,” Qadri said.
Outlining his thoughts about democracy, Qadri said that democracy means justice for everyone, enough safe drinking water, bread to eat and health facilities. To him, he said, democracy should bring prosperity to the poor and smiles on the faces of the oppressed and hopeless people. He said he and his party will bring such democracy where there will be no lootings, and lives and properties of each and every citizen will be safe. He said enough bread, safe drinking water, honourable shelter for everyone, mechanism to help and support the poor should be available.
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