Qadri playing with public emotions in name of religion: Sanaullah
LAHORE—Punjab s law minister Rana Sanaullah, while responding to Dr Tahirul Qadri address during Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-in staged at Mall Road Lahore on Friday, said that the PAT chief should adopt legal option for trial of Model Town tragedy in the military courts. Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry while talking to Dunya News said that Dr Tahirul Qadri is playing with people s emotions in the name of religion.
He further said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is currently out of country due to illness and will re-turn to Pakistan soon. Earlier, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri asked Army chief General Raheel Sharif to give justice to victims of The Model Town incident through military courts. Qadri was addressing sit-in organized by PAT, whereas leaders of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Awami Muslim League (AML), Jamaat Islami (JI) were also in at-tendance.
He said that family members of deceased people in Model Town tragedy were offered high-level jobs abroad and for 30 years he had taught his workers to live with valor and dignity. Qadri also said that this government may not last until September as these rulers made Pakistan isolated in this world. He added that Pakistan cannot be ruled by corrupt and incapable kings as Pakistan’s law cannot catch the oppressors.
He accused Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and said that he had been acting as a worka-holic and appeared to be working 14 to 15 hours per day but he was sleeping on June 17 when 14 people were shot down in Model Town by Punjab Police during constant firing for 12 hours. The murderers were different police officers including DIG, DSPs, SHOs and other brutal police officers but masterminds of the whole plan were Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, he added.
Qadri also said that PM was not interested in security of the country and Pakistan’s law system could not provide justice to any helpless. Talking about the legal proceedings he said that 3 senior ministers were sent to meet session judge and despite orders by High Court the case could not proceed due government pressure. He thanked print media and electronic media who broadcasted the happenings of vicious firing risking their lives.
He said that when he with PAT workers reached Islamabad, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif accepted to act as arbitral regarding the issue. In the history of Pakistan it had never happened that witnesses were blamed as suspects filing more than two cases on one person, PAT chief said. He also raised question over an anti-terrorism court where the case could not proceed as the judge was supposed to retire in April 2015.