LAHORE – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has assured the government that his party workers would not indulge in violence during the 'Revolution March' on August 14.
“Our workers have been trained to be peaceful during their struggle,” he said while speaking to reporters outside his residence after meeting a delegation of the Sunni Ittehad Council. They (the workers) can't even think of violence and unrest, he said.
“Despite bearing teargas shelling, bullets and police torture and everything that happened in Model Town incident, they (our workers) didn't fire a single bullet. Our workers have always been peaceful and patient,” he said.
“I reject all allegations of violence (against PAT workers). I invite (the police) to search every nook and cranny of Minhaj-ul-Quran Secretariat. If they find any weapon in our custody I will retract the call for revolution march,” he added.
He also invited advisers, ministers and representatives of political parties to visit Minhajul Quran to inspect the site for arms. He said students of Minhajul Quran educational institutions were not in the ‘revolution march’ as they are on holidays till August 21, the hostel of the university was vacant and women and men workers of the party were residing.