Qisas Movement is meant for justice: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Addressing a meeting of senior party leaders, PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the countrywide protest starting from today as party of Qisas and Accountability movement is meant to demand justice for the oppressed. He said that while the Quranic principle of Qisas refers to blood for blood, accountability means to get the looted wealth from the corrupt and put it back into the exchequer. He said that the martyrs of Model Town tragedy remain deprived of justice despite passage of two years. He said that there is little likelihood that they can get justice as long as the present rulers are in power.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the families of martyrs neither got the right of neutrally formed JIT, nor did they get the fair trial under Article 10-A of the Constitution nor was the report of the Model Town judicial commission allowed to be released. He said that we were left with no option but to take to the streets after the doors of justice were closed on us. He said that political meetings, demonstrations and sit-in will be held in Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Gujranwala in the first phase of the Qisas movement today. He said that purpose of holding these demonstrations is to draw the attention of the people and the institutions responsible for delivery of justice to the wrongs done to innocent people in Model Town.

The PAT Chairman said that an effort was made to pay the blood money of Rs. 50 million to Rs. 300 million to the families of the martyrs but they rejected the offers. He said that 27 of our workers gave the sacrifice of their life in the struggle against corruption and denial of rights, adding that his workers are the greatest asset of his life. He made a vow to continue the struggle till justice is served in the Model Town case. He said that the Sharif brothers have been in power for last 30 years in one way or the other but it is for the first time that their real face has been exposed before the nation due to the Panama leaks and the Model Town tragedy.

Dr Qadri stated that we believe in democracy but by democracy we mean justice, fair distribution of resources, and empowerment of the weak. He said that there is a mechanical democracy in Pakistan which is controlled by machines. He said that the winning horses step out of their homes after scoring victory right before the polling starts. He said that the Sharif family sent some of their members for forgiveness, adding that people living abroad were also used to contact him but he had one answer to give i.e. we would talk only after Qisas.

He said that the government is bringing about amendments of its choice in the Criminal Procedure Code to avoid Qisas and the private complaint filed by PAT in the anti-terrorism court but they would not be able to succeed in their designs. He said that corruption and desire to become a king is the real hurdle in the national progress. He said that the rulers want to conceal their economic crimes by using the Corridor project.