Military courts issue being made controversial: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

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PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the federal government has made the matter of extension in the tenure of the military courts controversial. He said that those who are throwing spanners in the works of the military courts should tell the nation as to what alternate arrangements they have put in place to punish the terrorists. He said that urgent decisions need to be made in order to rid the country of menace of terrorism. He said that a system that failed to dispense justice to families of martyrs of Model Town despite passage of 28 months, how will it provide justice to the hundreds of thousands of families affected by terrorism? He said that the rulers should take steps to safeguard the interests of 180 million people without letting any expediency creep in.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed these views while talking to senior PAT leaders through telephone yesterday. He said that whether it is Justice Baqir Najfi report, or news leak, or report of Justice Qazi Faez Isa or Panama leaks case, the role of the government appears to be suspect in every case. He said that those who mask truth in the garb of lie and have no remorse in murdering justice do not have any right to occupy top public offices. He said that the Prime Minister divided the responsibility of the Panama on his late father and children. He said that dragging the late father in the Panama controversy is not right and denial of his favors.

Dr Qadri said that an effort was made to hoodwink the SC through the Qatari letter. He said that Nawaz Sharif’s speech in the Parliament that he made to explain his asset is enough to send him to jail. He said that the rulers have no qualm of conscience while telling lies before the nation and elected constitutional forum. He said that the Planning Minister made a dishonest statement in the Parliament with complete ‘planning’ yesterday. He told the Senate that Rs. 4800 billion were spent to achieve Millennium Development Goals in last five years, which is a complete lie.

The PAT Chairman said that it is strange that Rs. 1000 billion were allegedly spent annually for provision of health, education, sanitation, clean drinking water, social welfare and population planning but the people have remained unaware of this bounty being spent on them. He said that after expenditure of Rs. 1000 billion, every city of Pakistan should become New York, London and Paris in terms of facilities. He said that according to the ground realities, Pakistan is among the countries that showed poor performance with regard to achieving MDGs. He said that the country was required to achieve 100% literacy rate by 2015 under the MDG but the reality is before everyone to see.