LAHORE – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday claimed that seven of his supporters had been killed in straight firing from the police and the government forces were not letting his workers carry those wounded in clashes to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Speaking to journalists, he said that rulers were willing to harm Pakistan to any degree in order to safeguard their government. He announced that his party and supporters would observe Youm-i-Shuhada on August 10 while holding sit-ins across the country.
He also said that the government had crossed the limits of tyranny and the people were on the receiving end. He said that the government had closed the borders linking Punjab to Sindh and Balochistan and was taking all measures at its disposal against his party.
He also accused the government of cutting of food and water supplies from Model Town, which he said was being done to starve the workers of his party. The Awami Tehreek urged supporters to continue to protest all over the country till the government resigns.