Geo News: Parliament is protecting thugs: Dr Qadri

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Tehreek-e-Minhaj ul Quran Dr Tahirul Qadri has given two days deadline to the government to step down, Geo News reported on Wednesday.

Continuing with his address to the participants of sit in at D-Chowk, he said that the parliament is protecting goons and plunderers, claiming that they would flee soon. He said that democracy demands the protection of fundamental rights rather than encouraging competition between the powerful and poor.

He praised judiciary for bravado and freedom and said that the government has left no chance to corner the institution.

He said that the tax evaders can never become the members of Parliament and such people can not guard the country. Loyal and honest persons are required to rule the country, he added.

The firebrand cleric also said that the lawbreakers cannot be the lawmakers and such offenders have their places in jail and not in the parliament.

He stated that the parliament consists of members who got their loans waived off and questioned that how could they bring true democracy in the country.

Tahirul Qadri said that our Parliament is full of defaulters and thieves who are serving as ministers. Seventy percent of the parliamentarians did not submit their tax return, and on the contrary, a defaulter of even Rs 10,000 is not eligible to become a member of the Parliament as per law, he said.

He, then, questioned the crowd if they have seen any corrupt person serving as a premier any where in the world.

Dr Qadri alleged that the current leadership does not accept the supremacy of judiciary and ridicule the courts. He said had it been in their control, they would have sacked the judiciary as well.

The TMQ leader said that the march will question the financial institutions that who borrowed loans and did not return. He said that according to law, a defaulter should be in jail but here they are ruling the country for the past five years.

Qadri said that plunderers and thieves are everywhere and they have made an alliance.