Qadri raises the bar for Khan, steps up pressure on Sharifs

  • PAT chief says political workers should leave him and Imran Khan if either of them makes a deal with govt
  • Urges followers to reach Lahore ‘come what may’

Raising the political stakes for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri on Friday called on the people not to follow him or Khan if either of them or other leaders of the anti-government alliance enter into any sort of agreement with the Sharifs-led ruling alliance.

Addressing a press conference outside his residence hours before his workers engaged in violent clashes with the Lahore police, Qadri said that the people should continue to fight for “revolution” even if he or Khan deviate from their stances.

“The future of the country is in your hands,” Qadri said addressing the youths, which make a sizeable part of both PTI and PAT.

Lashing out at the Punjab government for cracking down on PAT workers and making mass arrests, he said the Shahbaz Sharif government was a ‘state terrorist’ which had turned Model Town into Gaza.

“After the ‘revolution’, the Sharif brothers would be held accountable for all their misdeeds,” he said, adding that the entire province had been virtually turned into a battle zone by the government.

“But I’m telling all my followers to break police cordons and reach Lahore to participate in the Youm-e-Shuhada on Aug 10,” he said.

Addressing a press conference later in the evening, Qadri condemned alleged police violence on PAT workers and said the government was hell-bent on worsening the situation.

“Our Youm-e-Shuhada is dedicated only to pay homage to those killed in the June 17 violence. I guarantee that it will be a peaceful event and the government should not hinder the participation of our workers,” he said.


  1. Sharif brothers will soon pay for their criminal actions against peace loving people of Punjab

      • And why was police there? According to Lahore High court ruling those barriers in model town were legal, But Police went there without any legal authority to remove those barriers and killed 14 people. Now people are coming to pay their respect to those martyred and Punjab has been turned into Jail. This police deserved to be chased and not just by Stick but also by Guns.

  2. Sharif brothers will pay indeed. Ishaq Dar is asking will it be cash Bank draft or Cheque.They do not know any other mode of payment.They will soon learn though when they are made to pay through their noses but strictly in kind.

  3. Here is a detailed Comparison between Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri Canadian:

    1.Both Imran & Qadri have deep-rooted connections in the West; Imran has his family (2 grownup sons & 1 daughter) well-settled in UK while Qadri is a Canadian national since 2008.

    2.Both of them have sworn their Loyalty to the Queen; Imran due to his family and Qadri due to his citizenship of choice. Imran also makes a point to appear in the charity shows of the Royal family.

    3.Both of them have reportedly had contacts with various people notorious for their anti-islam views; Imran Khan has secret contacts with Israeli Foreign Minister-Silvan Shalom and Qadri has secret contacts with the Danish cartoonist (blasphemous) Jyllands-Posten, on the basis of which he obtained asylum in Canada.

    4.Both of them were the foremost to welcome coup d’état on 12th October 1999 and proved their loyalty to Musharraf, though none of them was given any Ministerial slot.

    5.Both of them were once loyal to Nawaz Sharif. Imran was granted a plot in posh locality (Zaman Park) and piece of land for hospital in Lahore. While Qadri was paid as imam of Ittefaq Mosque, the family mosque of MNS.

    6.Both of them were greedy for power. When Musharraf didn’t accommodate them in his cabinet, they reneged in 2004/5. Both of them now condemn Musharraf in worst language.

    7.Both of them have dubious past; Imran had allegedly illicit relationships with some women while Qadri was declared as mentally ill and lusty for popularity by the Lahore High Court.

    8.Both of them are having psychological disorder/schizophrenia due to which they show extreme mood swings and wrath.

    9.Both of them have cult-following and worshipped by their brainless followers, no matter what they do.

    10. Both of them are unclear about democracy in Pakistan and are trying to thrust their own version on 180 million people of Pakistan. Both of them have been making self-contradictory statements and possess some hidden agenda to create chaos in Pakistan and throw it into the fire on ISIS model.

    11.Both of them are absolutely One-Man Show and trying to become “Khalifa” on the pattern of Al-Baghdadi (who had foreign backing).

    • You country is being run by those with dual nationality. Major portion of the revenue and foreign exchange reserves of you country is not because to your taxes or the taxes to your leaders. Those are because to the money those dual nationality holders send. So think before you speak. And as foreign backing is considered, No government in your country ever came in power without foreign backing. And loyality of Sharif brother to Zia-ul-Haq is no fantasy. For those secret contacts, is there any proof? Greed for power, you can see it that in Lahore now. about Dubious past, read "Parliament say Bazar-e-Hussan tak" and you will know about others too. Lahore High court is no place for justice, but an illusion of justice.

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