LAHORE – Retracting from his earlier statement, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri said on Monday that he never told his followers to kill people who turn their backs on the 'revolution,' adding he meant for himself and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan when he used those words.
Qadri claimed that his statements are being presented after distortion. Addressing the media in Lahore, he alleged that the Punjab government was distorting the facts. He claimed that many journalists misquoted him. He said people were offering sacrifices on his and Imran Khan's call, adding that if he or Imran Khan retracted from the mission of 'revolution', they should be treated in the same manner.
Talking about his plan, he said even though he and Imran Khan would struggle together for the revolution, his party's 'revolution march' and PTI's 'Azadi March' were still different. He said both marches will become a joint struggle, adding that the revolution march will take place on August 14 in any case.
Qadri said that he had announced his plan for the revolution march in May this year.