ISLAMABAD: Warning of a looming revolution through a short speech to his followers late at night on Wednesday, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr Tahurl Qadri announced suspension of talks with the government and said final decision would be taken by an ‘ Inqilabi Jirga’ of people on Thursday evening.
“Participants of Inqilab march would decide (Thursday) today at 3 pm to decide about the fate of nation and Pakistan, and it would be a day of revolution”, the firebrand Canada-based anti-government cleric said. “We will prove true and realize the dream of Qauaid-e-Azam and the promise of constitution of the country to the masses”, he maintained.
Emotional Qadri said people’s Jirga would decide about the destiny of deprived and oppressed masses of the country. He said talks with the government met with complete failure as it was not ready to meet the initial two conditions straightaway set as confidence building measure for more talks. “We want registration of FIR against 21 persons including premier Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minsiter Shahabaz Sharif and their ministers over Model Town carnage where 14 persons met with martyrdom while 90 faced serious injuries, “ PAT chief said.
After the expiry of 48 hours deadline to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) government given by PAT chief for the accomplishment of his demands, series of talks held on Wednesday night between Tahirul Qadri, and Governors Sindh, Punjab and a government negotiations committee led by Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar to find ways to resolve the prevailing political stalemate. Firebrand Canada-based anti-government cleric who has been staging a protest sit-in with thousands of diehard party workers and rigid devotees for the last ten days to oust PM Sharif’s government. Both the sides discussed ways and means to end prevailing political deadlock. However, talks between both sides did not bore fruit to resolve political deadlock.
Addressing to a charged crowd here at Constitution Avenue, Tahirul Qadri on the Wednesday night stated his final words. He said it was going to be last night of sit-in and asked his followers to get ready to take the bull by the horns. “Listen! Talks have failed. We need to get ready for final match with the government,” Qadri said. He made it clear to thousands of his followers that government was given ample time to make negotiations successful. Sadly, they did not accept our legitimate demands. We are left with no option other than to fight for right.
Concluding his short speech on Wednesday night, Qadri appealed the masses to join his march for a final match. “ Please come out of your comfortable houses. We are going to make history. Come join us for a bright future of your next generations,” Qadri asked masses especially the residents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
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