Depriving people of rights is not democracy: Qadri

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri said that he does not accept a democracy in which the common man remains deprived of basic human rights. Qadri said this while speaking at Mazdoor (Labours) Convention at Central Secretariat on Monday. He said the holy Quran teaches equal distribution of wealth, and this is also promised in Article 38 of the constitution. He strongly criticised the current rulers “for depriving the people of their basic human rights, which is sheer violation of the constitution”. He declared them (rulers) as corrupt and self-centred politicians. The Canadian cleric said that he will fight for the labourers of the country “to provide them a respectable living”. He claimed that after his “revolution” there would be a reasonable share for the labourers in factories. Qadri also criticised the privatisation agenda of the government, terming it equal to shedding blood of labourers. The PAT chief urged the labourers to come forward and become part of his “historic revolution, which will bring prosperity in the country”. Qadri had returned to Pakistan from Canada last month to launch a movement against the government.

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