Jhelum: Interests of ruling elite in conflict with those of the masses: Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri
As part of ongoing public awareness campaign, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (Jhelum chapter) organized a workers convention in Marhaba Marriage Garden Hall in Jhelum on November 6. The workers of MQI and PAT (Jhelum chapters) were very pleased to know that the son of their beloved leader was visiting them later in the day. All workers irrespective of their association with MYL, MWL, MSM, PAT or any other forum of MQI was anxiously waiting for the respected guest to arrive and speak to them. The members of MYL took up the security responsibilities since morning. Marhaba Marriage Hall, the venue of the convention, was decorated very beautifully on this occasion, which reflected festivity and happiness. Various flexes installed in and around the venue had pictures of Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri all over.
Three-coloured flags of PAT were adding to the beauty of the programme. PAT’s central President Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz came to the venue at 10:15 a.m. He inspected the arrangements and expressed his satisfaction in this regard. The youths of MSM and MYL entered the Hall in a caravan of motor bikes conducting the vehicle carrying the guest of honour Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri at 11:30 p.m. With the first sight of their leader, the participants burst into instantaneous slogans and environment began to reverberate with welcome slogans. The young children threw rose petals on the respected guest while the youth rolled out a red carpet welcome. Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri was accompanied by Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Razi Tahir, Saleem Ahmad Chaudhry, Qazi Naseer, Syeda Shazia Mazhar and Syeda Nazia Mazhar.
The proceedings of the workers convention got underway with the recitation from the Holy Quran followed by Naat. Saleem Ahmad Chaudhry threw light on the purpose, aims and objectives of the convention.
Addressing on the occasion, Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri congratulated the local chapters of PAT and MQI on organizing successful workers convention. He recalled that when he passed through the city during the Long March to Islamabad early this year, he was pleased to find crowds of people being on the streets to welcome Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri and the participants of the Long March.
Dr Hassan said that the public awareness campaign was aimed at making 20 million new members. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri sought the support of 20 million ‘Namazis’, not voters as the latter could shift their loyalty while the former stayed committed. He said that present version of democracy failed to resolve people’s problems as there was a major gulf between the collective interests of the masses and those of the ruling elite. He said that the vested interests of the powers that be could be protected and advanced at the cost of undermining the welfare of the people of Pakistan. He asked the people to support Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in his struggle to change the electoral system through democratic and peaceful means.
The programme ended on Dua for peace and welfare of the people.