LAHORE: Tehrik-e-Minhajul Quran Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that January
14 would bring about a revolution in the country, and the people of Pakistan will
end the hegemony of the so-called political giants of the country.
Addressing the Ulema and Mashaikh Convention, held at the Minhajul Quran Secretariat
in Model Town here on Thursday, Qadri said he would start his long march along with
three million people, and their number would reach four million till the culmination
of the march. “No one will return from Islamabad till the final outcome,” he declared.
Qadri said many political forces had staged long marches in the past and only
a few thousand people were with them at the start of the long march. But he would
start his journey from Lahore along with three million people, he added.
Qadri warned that if elections were held without reforms, it would be tantamount
to breaking up Pakistan.
“If elections were held without reforming the electoral process, the same people
would come to power and the unending hegemony of a few hundred people would continue
to prevail in this country,” he added. He said he would prefer travelling with those
participating in the long march.
He said Islamabad would turn into a ‘Tehreer Square’ on 14th of January and people
present there would decide the fate of the country. “Millions of people in the long
march would bring about a revolution,” he added. He said his call for the long march
had disturbed those roaming the power corridors.
Dr Qadri said some political figures had got personal with him and started issuing
false statements about his views and practices but that filthy campaign could not
restrain him from his mission. “Your fowl language would not save your power on
January 14,” Qadri warned.
He said the country could not afford such political system which had been hijacked
by a few ‘fortunate’ families and the rest were deprived of even food. He said the
people would go to Islamabad with the objective of rooting out the corrupt system
which brings the corrupt, incapable, thieves and dacoits into power.
He said Ulema and Mashaikh had supported Quaid-e-Azam wholeheartedly to make
Pakistan, and now they would support him to save the country.
Apparently referring to Nawaz Sharif’s statement, Qadri said few people were
raising questions about his return after three years and accusing him of some special
agenda but why they don’t ask about those who returned to the country after eight
years. He clarified that he had no agenda other than putting the country on track.
“I have come to put things right which had never been done in the past 65 years,”
Qadri said his demands were not against the Constitution or against Holy Quran
and Sunnah. Terming children, women, youth and old people his force, he said he
had taken the step only for the well-being of the people, and not for his personal
interests. He said he was not against politics but wanted a uniform system for everyone.
Qadri also took oath from all Ulema and Mashaikh attending the convention to
reach Islamabad along with their thousands of supporters for saving the country
from thieves and dacoits.