Capital to have new Tehrir Square: Qadri
MQM to follow Qadri's decisions: Altaf
KARACHI: Religious scholar and Minhajul Quran International chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri said that there was going to be a new 'Tehrir Square' in Islamabad on Jan 14th.
Addressing a massive public gathering at Jinnah Ground Azizabad after visiting MQM headquarters 'Nine Zero', Qadri said that journey of 'practical revolution' began today.
'Our agenda is to eliminate feudal system and corruption in the country', he said, adding, his mission was welfare of the people and he had no hidden agenda. He said his call was for extermination of feudalism and exploitative system which had enslaved the people of Pakistan.
He said his party workers would not indulge in any act of violence during the long march in Islamabad.
"There is similarity between the manifesto of TMQ and MQM," he said.
Presenting his manifesto, Allama Tahirul Qadri said his mission was to change the current system of exploitation, and ensure provision of justice and basic needs to every Pakistani.
Refuting the allegations levelled against his movement, he said that he did not believe in any secret agenda. "Uplift of the people is my only agenda," he said.
He said that the Constitution guaranteed the liberty to the nation and stressed upon honesty but the rulers were committing corruption in the name of law and order.
Quoting references from the Holy Quran and sayings of the Holy Prophet, he said that it was the duty of the rulers to provide justice to people.
"Corruption and bribery have become hallmark of the day. The poor have been thrown at the mercy of the fate without leaving any hope for survival," he added.
The situation in the country had turned so pitiable that the leaders of the nation had become looters.
He said that the candidates meeting the criteria of the section 62 of the Constitution should be allowed to contest the forthcoming elections. Tax givers should be allowed to sit in the assemblies and tax evaders should not be let to do politics, he added.
He said that fake degree holders should be banished out of the political setup. Qadri said that he wanted democracy in its true sense.
'We want to see neutral, powerful and sincere care-taker set-up', he said.
He said that 60% of the people were educated but they did not cast their votes.
Qadri rejected the current political system and said his agenda was to eliminate exploiting system.
He strongly criticized the government's role saying it was completely failed in maintaining peace in Karachi and Balochistan.
He raised question, 'When will there be peace in Sindh, Balochistan, KP and Punjab'?
Dr Qadri said that this was not democracy but an exploiting political system and people should reject it.
On the occasion' MQM Chief Altaf Hussain said his party had joined hands with Tehrik Minhajul Quran for the restoration of true democracy and eradication of corruption in the country.
Addressing a huge public rally at Jinnah Ground in Karachi the Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain said that revolution, which had begun from Karachi today, would definitely reach to its destination.
In his telephonic address from London to Safar-e-Inqilab-e-Pakistan rally at Jinnah Ground, Azizabad in Karachi on Tuesday, he said that two oppressed parties had joined hands to bring revolution in the country.
He said the journey towards evolutionary change in Pakistan had started and the army and other national institutions should support the revolution instead of putting stumbling blocks in its way.
MQM-Awami Tehreek alliance was a ray of hope for the downtrodden of Pakistan, he added.
"Allah has given me an elder brother to lead the struggle for the rights of the poor masses," he said.
The MQM chief warned Punjab government of severe consequence if it did not provide security to Dr Tahirul Qadri.
Hussain also appealed MQM workers and supporters to fully prepare themselves for January 14 long march of Dr Tahirul Qadri. He also appealed people of Karachi to donate money for the long march according to their power.
He urged other political parties to join the journey for revolution. People's march would result in quick-march of the feudal lords and exploiters, said Altaf.
He made it clear that the Election Commission had no powers to disqualify the looters of national wealth; only a revolutionary movement could uproot and exterminate these black sheep from the political system.
Long march was not against anybody, it was for the security and prosperity of the new generations, he said.
He said MQM will follow decisions of Tahirul Qadri regarding the long march.
"Our aim is not the change of government but the change of system. Assemblies will be purged of corrupt politicians and land reforms will be introduced," he said.
He said that MQM sent middle class families people into the Parliament. The MQM chief also asked Chief Election Commission that whether he could disqualify corrupt leaders? He added that if he could do so, MQM would support him.