All cases involving plunder of resources should be transferred to military courts: PAT Core Committee

The central Core Committee of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), in its meeting held here today at the central secretariat, decided to hold countrywide protest demonstrations against the Model Town tragedy. It demanded the transfer of cases involving loot and plunder of the national resources to the military courts. The meeting also decided to celebrate the Independence Week from August 7 to August 14, 2015. An eight-member committee was also constituted to revise the constitution of Pakistan Awami Tehreek. The meeting also condemned the suicide attack in Saudi Arabia in the strongest possible words.

The seminal meeting of the PAT Core Committee, which was held under the chairmanship of Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, demanded of the government to release the report of the Model Town Judicial Commission on the pattern of the Judicial Commission that probed rigging charges. A resolution was adopted in the meeting that paid rich tributes to PAT chief Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on presenting historic Islamic Curriculum on Peace and Counter-Terrorism.

It was observed during the meeting that economic terrorism had a deep connection with terrorism. As long as the economic terrorists are not brought to justice, it is not possible to eliminate injustice, exploitation and radicalism from the country. The Core Committee meeting was attended by Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Brig. (r ) Mushtaq, Basharat Jaspal, Fayyaz Warraich, M. Noorullah, Qazi Faiz-ul-Islam and Sajid Bhatti. Two newly inducted members of the Core Committee namely Major (r ) Muhammad Saeed and Makhdoom Nadeem Hashmi also attended the meeting on the instructions of PAT chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

The meeting also deliberated on the all the important matters pertaining to the LG polls in Punjab. It appealed to the honorable Supreme Court to take notice of the Punjab Government’s tactics to get the polls delayed on flimsy pretexts and repeated issuance of Ordinances. A resolution welcoming the decision of the Supreme Court in favour of the military courts was also adopted unanimously in the meeting. It was observed that the ruling of the apex court would have far-reaching positive impact on the ongoing war against terrorism as it would help dispose of the terrorism cases speedily now.

The Core Committee decided to dispatch more medicines and food to the flood-hit areas of the Southern Punjab. Three truckloads of goods and necessary items for 1500 people will be dispatched immediately on the same evening. It also condemned the unprovoked Indian shelling, recurring violation of Working Boundary and Line of Control by the Indian military and the apologetic attitude of the Government of Pakistan on the issue.

Addressing the meeting, Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that the Model Town tragedy is the gravest incident of human rights violations in the country. He said that non-provision of justice to the families of 14 martyrs despite passage of one year is another act of terrorism in itself. He said that the PAT and its workers can never forget the brutality committed on the innocent people in Model Town. He said that it has been decided to hold countrywide protests to press the government for justice. He said that we would wage legal battle and demand justice on the streets as well.