Imran Khan, Asif Zardari to address from the same container: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Addressing the media along with the political leaders after presiding over the joint meeting of the APC Steering and Action Committees here at the PAT secretariat, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri made it clear that there will not be two or three but one container in the protest demonstration on January 17 on The Mall, Lahore. Asif Zardari, Imran Khan and other leaders will address from the same container. He said that we happily and unanimously settled all matters in the meeting and he is happy to announce that the whole political leadership of the country is united in the struggle to rid the country of the long night of oppression, barbarism and corruption. He said that justice will be provided to the martyrs of Model Town and Kasur tragedies and those who committed oppression will be taken to their logical end. He said that we are not constrained by anything except democracy, law, peace and the Constitution, adding that our struggle is for elimination of oppression, establishment of real democracy and the restoration of the Constitution.

The meeting of the Steering Committee was attended by Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Jahangir Khan Tareen, Abdul Aleem Khan, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Senator Kamil Ali Agha, Liaqat Baloch, Nasir Sherazi, Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Fayyaz Warraich and Basharat Jaspal.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the next course of agitation will be announced in the protest demonstration on January 17. He said that he has concluded his discussion with Imran Khan in this regard and will take it up with Asif Ali Zardari. He said that Shahbaz Sharif is responsible for Model Town massacre, stating that Justice Najafi Commission report clearly held him responsible. He said that we are not demanding resignations anymore, adding that they will have to tender resignations now. He said that it is the movement for riddance of oppression. He said that the Sharif empire will not be borne anymore. He said that neither man nor women nor children have their honour and life protected in the Sharif Raj. He said that Chief Minister spent 11,000 billion rupees during the past 10 years in the name of reforms and improvements in the social sector. He said that now he will have to tell the nation as to where this huge money went and what changes he brought about in the lives of the people.

Dr Qadri said that he has got information of the secret meetings of Shehbaz Sharif including the identity of those who attended them, which will be shared tomorrow. He said that the protest demonstration will get underway forcefully at 12:00, stating that the whole programme has been divided into two sessions with the break of Maghrib prayers.

The PAT Chairman said that he would be going to Bilawal House in the evening of January 16 on the invitation of the PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari. He said that five honourable justices of the Supreme Court unanimously dubbed Nawaz Sharif as dishonest, corrupt, and untrustworthy and kicked him out of power on these bases. He said that Nawaz Sharif will have to give an account of the looted wealth. He should be ready for it and time is not far when he will go to jail. He said that the days of the incumbent mafia in power have also been numbered.