ISLAMABAD: Censuring the speeches in the joint session of Parliament, Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday said that his supporters are “peaceful” and not “terrorists.”
Addressing the participants of the sit-in, the PAT chief said that the parliament needed to think about why these protesters were here, adding, “Parliament should give me an answer as to who the murderers of those killed during the Model Town incident are.” Qadri asks the MPs to obtain a copy of the judicial tribunal’s report on the Model Town incident which holds Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif responsible.
“MNAs should have stood up against this atrocity,” Qadri said, adding that nobody brought it up in Parliament or protested against the incident. Qadri said he is cutting short his speech due to the rain and will address his supporters again. Holding the Nawaz government responsible for the three killed during clashes between police and protesters on Saturday, Qadri demanded that an FIR should be registered. He lamented that parliamentarians have been labelling the innocent participants of anti-government march as ‘terrorists.’ He demanded that those nominated in the Model Town FIR should be arrested immediately. In case of failure, he suggested that the government should bring changes in law and exempt the government, if it carry any atrocities against innocent people.
“Our workers will give their lives to protect the Chinese president,” said Qadri, adding, that the cancellation of the Chinese president’s trip is a failure on the part of the government. “When the government can’t protect its citizens, and kills them instead, how can they give security to the Chinese president?” Qadri questioned. “We will not go back,” Qadri clarified. “I am opening a school here, it will be called Inqilab March School,” he says.
“Who will call killing of innocent people killing as true democracy”, he questioned. The government is carry on destruction of people, he claimed. About killing in Islamabad sit-ins, he said FIR should be registered against Prime Minister and federal ministers. He also claimed that Inqilabi Marchers will not return until their genuine demands accepted and provide justice to Model Town victims. Qadri reiterated that the people are protesting for their rights and assured that they will got success soon.
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