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PTI didn’t consult over its protest, says Qadri

LONDON: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that he didn’t oppose the PTI protest against government in Islamabad.

Talking to mediamen at London’s Heathrow airport, Qadri said the PTI didn’t consult with him over its protest in Islamabad.

PAT leader said he was unaware of the objectives of the PTI sit-in. He however, added that politically he supports the PTI campaign.

He said he opposes presence of incumbent rulers in the government.

Qadri said that the parliament has become deaf and dumb. The state institutions could do nothing against present rulers of the country, he further said.

PAT leader also said that the country being governed by a monarchy,” democracy doesn’t exist in the country”.

“There is no hope of justice for the martyrs of Model Town in presence of existing rulers,” PAT leader said.

He said his party has not yet announced the second phase of his campaign for justice for the blood of martyrs.

According to earlier reports, Dr Tahirul Qadri has decided to raise the Model Town killings issue before the European Union. He has arrived in London to discuss the matter with legal experts, sources said.

PAT chief has also summoned a meeting for consultations with the legal experts to devise the line of action for his quest for justice for the people killed in Lahore police firing in June, 2014.

Qadri is also expected to hold meetings with the human rights experts in London.

The incident at the Model Town of Lahore, was a violent clash between the Punjab Police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek activists on 17 June 2014 resulting in several protesters being killed by the police gunfire.



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