Operation Zarb-e-Azb is Jihad against terrorism: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri
PAT chief says his party will hold rallies every Friday to express solidarity with Pakistan Army.
LAHORE (Dunya News) - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has extended full support to Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, he declared Operation Zarb-e-Azb as Jihad against terrorism.
He announced that Pakistan Awami Tehreek would hold rallies every Friday to express solidarity with Pakistan Army.
The PAT chief said that he would also visit Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) camps in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. He also announced to send funds to internally placed persons (IDPs).
Responding to a question regarding Model Town tragedy, the PAT chief said that killing of innocent workers was a worst example of state terrorism committed by Punjab government.
Qadri said that more than 1,400 of PAT workers were arrested by the police and sent in various jails in Islamabad and Lahore.
Refuting allegations that protesters attacked the police, Tahir-ul-Qadri slammed government and termed the claims as baseless.
On the other hand, Punjab government has decided to accept some of the demands of the PAT chief.
Earlier on Tuesday, a case had been registered against three thousand supporters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri at the Airport police station in Rawalpindi, Dunya News reported.
The PAT workers were booked on charges of terrorism, torturing police, damaging public property, robbery and intervention in state affair.
The First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged on the behalf of DSP CIA Farhan Aslam. On the other hand, around 500 PAT workers were nominated in FIR at five police stations in Islamabad.
At least 49 policemen in Rawalpindi and 36 policemen including DSP were injured during clash with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers in Islamabad on Monday. Three of the injured policemen are said to be in critical condition.
On Monday, PAT workers became angry after police blocked roads, preventing them from reaching Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, where Tahir-ul-Qadri s flight was expected to land. Mobile phone networks were jammed, stopping them communicating with each other.
Quadri s plane was eventually diverted to Lahore where he refused to get off and demanded to fly it back to Islamabad but later he conditionally disembarked from the plane after the government accepted his demand that the Punjab governor would accompany him to his Model Town residence amid tight security.