Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri says No to march towards Raiwind

Addressing a hurriedly called press conference, PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that attacking homes of people is an old tradition of the Sharif brothers. He said that despite insistence of the workers, we have decided not to march towards Raiwind, the residential place of our political opponents. He said that the decision of the second round of movement will be made in line with the verdict on the private complaint filed in the Model Town case, adding that important development is expected in the next few days. He said that the Punjab government has decided to perpetrate Model Town tragedy of its own kind on the instruction of Nawaz Sharif by declaring PAT and MQI as terrorist and banned outfits to escape from justice in the Model Town case. He said that he is informing the heads of Pakistan Army, Rangers, ISI and MI about the plan in advance. He said that we do not have any confidence in the Punjab police and would not let it enter the premises of our organization.

Dr Qadri said that Punjab police has planted project in regard to law and order. He said that Punjab police can enter our institutions during the Eid holidays in the name of search operation. He said that police tried to recover the weapons from the central secretariat of MQI on June 17, 2014, which failed miserably. He said that the police officers of IG, DIG and SP level can inspect the PAT and MQI offices throughout the country including the central secretariat without any prior information if they are led by representatives of ISI, MI and Rangers. He said that he educated his workers about peace and love and did not allow the development of thought of taking revenge on the basis of gun. He said that the workers remain in deep anxiety on the lack of justice in the Model Town case and it is for this reason that we have decided not to march towards Raiwind. He said this decision is also meant to drive some common sense in the rulers.

The PAT Chairman said that two of his decisions are permanent and immutable, come what may. One is not to take up arms for revenge and the second decision relates to not attacking the residences of his worst enemies. He said that the Sharif brothers did not address the revelation he made regarding coming and going of the Indian nationals on the multiple visas. He said that he would give a comprehensive and satisfactory answer when he receives the defamation notice. He said that he has the record of issuance of multiple visas on the letter heads of Ramzan Sugar Mill. He said that the Indian welders are coming to serve in the mills of the rulers in the name of consultants. He said that no official ambulance was allowed to enter the premises of Ramzan Sugar Mill after it caught fire, stating that only two private ambulances could enter the building. He said that even media was not allowed entry. He said that no one knows as to what has been burnt in this incident of fire.

Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Jawad Hamid, Shahzad Naqvi, and Noorullah Siddiqui were also present on the occasion.

Dr Qadri said that the Sharif brothers attacked our homes, violated the sanctity of home and martyred innocent people including women. He said that we cannot even think of stooping to this low level. He said that we would continue the struggle for justice with dignity and by keeping the values of decency intact. He said that the present rulers attacked his, and former President Farooq Leghari’s homes, adding that they did not even spare the Supreme Court. He said that we cannot do such a petty act nor do we have such morality. He said that when the police attacked central secretariat and his residence, his order to his sons was that even if all the workers present there are martyred, they would never retaliate and would not fire even a single bullet. He said that the guards serving the MQI and PAT for last 25 years wanted to defend themselves but we snatched the weapons from them.

The PAT Chairman said that MQI is the movement for promotion of knowledge and peace which is working worldwide to promote these values. He said that we reject extremism and terrorism and have waged practical struggle for this purpose. He said that MQI is the only organization in the Muslim world on which the United Nations conferred the status of a consultant following its excellent services for promotion of peace and knowledge. He said that dignity and fame of our institution is very dear to us and we would never let it get tainted.

Talking about the details of the likely attack on MQI and PAT offices, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that more than one sources have confirmed the Sharifs’ plan of an attack and he has informed the heads of Pakistan Army, ISI, MI and Rangers through press conference, adding that if any act of terrorism was perpetrated despite this, the heads of these institutions will be responsible. He said that Punjab police has criminals and weaponry in abundance. He said that efforts are being made to recover currency notes from any of our institution so that money laundering case could be filed against us. He said that the rulers are trying to perpetrate yet another Model Town. He said that our workers would not let police enter anywhere alone. He said that media foiled the heinous plan of the rulers on June 17, 2014 and it is hoped that it would thwart a similar plan of terrorism yet again.