After the meeting of the APC Action Committee held here at the central secretariat, PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri announced the decisions in a heavily attended press conference. He said that starting from the 17th of January, the massive protest movement will get underway from The Mall, Lahore, to seek justice for the martyrs of Model Town and Shaheed Zainab and protest the police brutality on the peaceful people in Kasur.
The women chapters of MQI and PAT got together before the Lahore Press Club to demand ‘Justice for Zainab’. Addressing the protest demonstration, central president of MWL, Ms. Farah Naz, said that she has no words to describe the cruelty perpetrated on young Zainab. Issuing a fact sheet, she said that 16185 rape cases of women were registered during the incumbency of the present government, adding that the number of unregistered rape cases runs into well over 30,000. She said that 839 women, girls and children were killed after rapes.
PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the last round of protest is getting underway from January 17. He said that had there been anything called a system, those responsible for perpetrating Model Town tragedy would have been held accountable for their crimes. He said that the Chief Justice made startling revelations wherein he stated that Pakistan cannot be run with 150-year old laws.
Once again after October 2016 Rohingya is facing a massacre, but this time at a far greater scale from the Myanmar state. According to UN’s special rapporteur nearly 90,000 Rohingyans have already escaped to Bangladesh. Thousands of more are making their way across the Naf river in extremely dangerous conditions arriving at the borders of Bangladesh completely exhausted and traumatised; having not eaten for days and surviving on rain or ground water.
Publications Department of Minhaj-ul-Quran International-India is participating in World Book Fair for the last 5 years under the guidance of Nad-e-Ali Saiyed (President of MQI-India). The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, working towards promotion of books and the habit of reading in the country.