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Faith leaders protest killing of Christian couple at PAT prayer ceremony

Thursday, 13 November 2014
Faith leaders protest killing of Christian couple at PAT prayer ceremony Addressing the participants of the prayer ceremony, PAT Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur said that every Pakistani is grieved on the horrific and tragic killings of Shamma and Shahzad in Kot Radha Kisan. He said that PAT strongly condemns this barbaric incident and calls for severe punishment to those who are involved in this crime. He said that Islam is a religion of peace, love and humanity and does not allow anyone to take life of others.

Operation Zarb-e-Adl necessary for success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses press conference

Friday, 14 November 2014
Operation Zarb-e-Adl necessary for success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses press conference PAT leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that he had presented three demands in his meeting with the Army Chief namely registration of FIR, secondly constitution of a neutral JIT which enjoys our confidence too, and thirdly resignation of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. He said that the Army Chief termed these demands fair, adding that FIR was registered but two demands are yet to be fulfilled. He asked the Army Chief to play his role in making them get justice.

Qadri refuses to accept any JIT under CM Shahbaz Sharif

Friday, 14 November 2014
Qadri refuses to accept any JIT under CM Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr Tahirul Qadri on Friday refused to accept any joint investigation team (JIT), as long as Shahbaz Sharif is the chief minister of Punjab, ARY News reported. In his address to the PAT workers through a video link, Dr Tahirul Qadri questioned if the officials of the Punjab or Balochistan Police were to be inducted in the JIT, then why did the government wasted five months for this.

Model Town incident: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri rejects new JIT of Punjab govt

Friday, 14 November 2014
Model Town incident: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri rejects new JIT of Punjab govt Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has rejected the newly formed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of Punjab government. Tahirul Qadri expressed his concerns over the investigation team comprising of six members till resignation of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. He termed it as ‘shameful move’ by the Punjab government.

PM better head JIT to acquit himself: Qadri

Friday, 14 November 2014
PM better head JIT to acquit himself: Qadri TORONTO: Rejecting government-appointed-committee probe into Model Town massacre as biased, Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Dr Tahirul Qadri Friday ironically advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to head the joint investigation team (JIT) and give himself a clean chit, Samaa reported.

No JIT acceptable till Shahbaz Sharif's resignation: Dr Tahir ul Qadri

Friday, 14 November 2014
No JIT acceptable till Shahbaz Sharif's resignation: Dr Tahir ul Qadri Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahir ul Qadri has said that no Joint Investigation Team (JIT) would be acceptable to PAT unless Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif resigns from his office. “Where does the question of a deal or retribution money arise from when the JIT has been rejected?” questioned PAT chief. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Friday via video link, Tahirul Qadri said that making a JIT on Model Town tragedy was a shameful act.

Dr Raheeq Abbasi asks workers to start preparations for local government polls

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Dr Raheeq Abbasi asks workers to start preparations for local government polls PAT President Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi visited Chiniot, Jhang, Bhawana, Shor Kot and Ahmadpur Sial in the first phase of his countrywide visits aimed at reorganizing local chapters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek. He visited the families of those martyred and injured in Model Town on June 17, August 10 and during revolution march on August 30-31 to pay his respects to the families who rendered the sacrifices of their near and dear ones for the lofty ideals of revolution and change in the system.

Daily Times: Unlawful ECP mother of all ills, says Qadri

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Daily Times: Unlawful ECP mother of all ills, says Qadri NEW YORK - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that the mother of all the ills is the unlawful Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). He said that the ‘London Plan’ formulated between Pakistan Muslim League-N and the Pakistan People’s Party was to enforce the election reforms of their own choice, now stands exposed before the people of Pakistan. Talking to different groups of overseas Pakistanis who called on him in New York on Tuesday, Dr Qadri said that the enforcement of Article 213 of the constitution, formation of election commission, hearing of election petitions and under Article 218 the holding of free and fair elections is inevitable for the future of true democracy.

Pakistan Tribune: Illegally Constituted ECP Mother of All Evils: Tahir-ul-Qadri

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Pakistan Tribune: Illegally Constituted ECP Mother of All Evils: Tahir-ul-Qadri NEW YORK - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that illegally constituted Election Commissions of Pakistan (ECP) is mother of all evils and problems in Pakistan, Pakistan tribune reported. Talking to different groups of expatriates in New York on Tuesday, Qadri said that “London Plan” orchestrated by ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples to enforce selective reforms in ECP now stands exposed before the nation.

Imran Khan should trust cunning rulers only after thinking deep and hard: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Sunday, 9 November 2014
Imran Khan should trust cunning rulers only after thinking deep and hard: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri PAT chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that Imran Khan should trust the shrewd, cunning and deceptive rulers only after thinking deep and hard. He said that it is a matter of routine for these rulers to set up judicial commissions and then refuse to accept their recommendations. He said that these rulers do not have any credibility, adding it was for this reason that PAT decided to wrap up Islamabad sit-on on its own and convert it into a countrywide movement instead of trusting the rulers.

State directly responsible for Model Town killings: Qadri

Monday, 10 November 2014
State directly responsible for Model Town killings: Qadri NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the Taliban or the Al-Qaeda were not involved in the killings of PAT workers in the Model Town incident but rather the state machinery is directly responsible of the murders. Addressing Pakistani community at a huge convention in Houston, he said Constitiution is being desecrated and this is the time for new socio political contract.

Corruption has destroyed institutions

Sunday, 9 November 2014
Corruption has destroyed institutions LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri asked the United States of America (USA) on Saturday to stop supporting corrupt elements in Pakistan as individual corruption had wreaked havoc on national institutions. He was addressing overseas Pakistanis at a convention in New York according to a statement issued on Saturday.

The way forward: ‘PAT had consulted PTI before ending sit-in’

Sunday, 9 November 2014
The way forward: ‘PAT had consulted PTI before ending sit-in’ ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) called off its Islamabad sit-in on October 21 in consultation with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the party’s central leader said on Saturday. “After analysing the situation that the sit-in had become stagnant, static, irrelevant and failed to achieve its main objective —toppling the PML-N led government — PAT chief allowed his workers to leave the venue,” the party’s central president , Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, said.

Only rulers responsible for people’s killing: Qadri

Sunday, 9 November 2014
Only rulers responsible for people’s killing: Qadri NEW YORK: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that no militant organisation but sitting leadership is responsible for the Model Town tragedy in which at least 11 people were killed and many others injured during a clash with police on June 17. Addressing a convention in Houston, he said that the constitution was being desecrated and this was the time for new socio-political contract.

Government machinery, not Al-Qaeda & Taliban, were involved in Model Town incident: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Monday, 10 November 2014
Government machinery, not Al-Qaeda & Taliban, were involved in Model Town incident: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri Addressing a convention of Pakistani community in Houston on November 09, PAT chief Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that it was not Al-Qaeda or Taliban but the official machinery of the government, which was involved in shedding blood of innocent PAT workers and civilians in Model Town on June 17. Questioning the rationale of the government’s privatization policy, he said that selling off the state-owned enterprises in return for some quick bucks is no economic management to run a country.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri asks US & West not to support corrupt system in Pakistan

Friday, 7 November 2014
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri asks US & West not to support corrupt system in Pakistan Addressing the members of Pakistani expatriate community in New York on November 07, PAT Chief Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has asked the United States not to extend its support to the corrupt system in Pakistan. He said that corruption of individuals has destroyed institutions, adding that those claiming to bring back looted money of one another parked in overseas banks during their election campaign end up striking deals after they get into power. He said that fundamental rights of Pakistan’s citizens are not secure due to massive corruption and the Model Town tragedy is the worst example of state terrorism.

Justice, peace & democracy core message of Imam Hussain’s martyrdom (RA): Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Monday, 3 November 2014
Justice, peace & democracy core message of Imam Hussain’s martyrdom (RA): Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri In his special message on Youm-e-Aushra, PAT leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the nation will have to vow to rise up against the Yazidi system today and that this will lead to national progress and stability. He said that the only way available to the Muslim community in general and the Pakistan nation in particular to achieve glory is to constantly wage a struggle against Yazidi attitudes.

Samaa News: Qadri says PAT sit-in gave awareness to nation

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Samaa News: Qadri says PAT sit-in gave awareness to nation LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri said the Inqilab March sit-in imparted unprecedented awareness to the nation about their rights. He said this while talking to media at Minhaj-ul-Quran International Secretariat before leaving for the airport to fly to the US. Dr. Qadri asserted he will re-organize his political party across the country and abroad.

ARY News: Dr. Qadri promises ‘early return’ before leaving Pakistan

Monday, 27 October 2014
ARY News: Dr. Qadri promises ‘early return’ before leaving Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri said he was leaving country tonight to look after party affairs abroad and will return in mid November, ARY News reported. “I will reorganize my party structure in the United States before coming back to Pakistan. I will spend most of the time in the US and also visit Canada.” he said while talking to media. He said PAT had entered the mainstream politics to play active opposition’s role in the country. Dr. Qadri said he would return to Pakistan by November 16.

Dawn News: ‘Superpowers’ support for govt’ made Qadri change his strategy

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Dawn News: ‘Superpowers’ support for govt’ made Qadri change his strategy LAHORE: Dr Tahirul Qadri claims support from some super powers for the incumbent government made the party change its strategy from protest politics to electoral politics for bringing revolution in the country. He also says despite reservations on the local body system being introduced by the Shahbaz government in Punjab, his party won’t boycott the ballot. “My activists did miracles during the 70-day Islamabad sit-in facing all kinds of hardships, particularly during the night between Aug 30 and 31 (when protesters occupied the PTV building).

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