Ashrafi for treason case against Tahirul Qadri

LAHORE – Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has demanded early institution of a treason case against Pakistan Awami Tahreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri for his 'anti-state activities' and threats to off-set a democratically elected government.

Talking to journalists on Wednesday, Maulana Ashrafi said Tahirul Qadri was conspiring to push the country towards civil war and allowing him to create law and order situation will be dangerous for the country. "Government must not show any flexibility, arrest Qadri as early as possible to frustrate his agenda of destabilising the country and harm the democratic set-up," he said.

He said politically aware and wise people would not be hoodwinked by his (Qadri)'s slogan of so-called revolution. Maulana Ashrafi posed an open question to Dr. Qadri as to why he has become active from dormancy ever since democracy was gaining roots here and all state organs are running smoothly.

Ashrafi said the nation was at war against terrorists and sacrificed thousands of precious lives. He said people won't allow Tahirul Qadri to play with their destiny.

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