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Qadri hints at ‘final sit-in’ to dislodge Sharifs from power

LAHORE: Lashing out at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misleading nation about his foreign wealth, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri said he would soon be announcing ‘final’ sit-in to dethrone corrupt rulers.

“Are you ready to sit here with 14 bodies of Model Town carnage victims at GT Road to remind rulers of their oppression when they take our their rally on August 9,” he asked his workers and supporters while addressing a mammoth rally in Lahore today.

Moments later he told workers he just wanted to test their patience, adding: “I will soon give you next line of action for the sit-in and that will be final show to send these corrupt leaders home”.

“Sharif is a liar and dishonest who preferred his stashed and illegal wealth over national interest,” said Qadri.

Qadri said Nawaz Sharif and his party leaders should cancel the GT Road to protect themselves from more trouble.

“You must thank God that the Supreme Court didn’t throw you in jail, and just disqualified you,” Qadri said while referring to Sharif.

In continuation of his diatribe, he said Nawaz Sharif is a name of ‘dishonesty, corruption and lie’.

Model Town probe

The PAT chief demanded that investigation of Model Town incident should be handed over to joint investigation team that probed the Panama Papers against Sharif family.

He also called upon authorities to make report of Model Town incident public to expose elements behind the deadly shooting.

In June 2014, at least seven people, including members of the PAT, were killed during a clash between the party workers and policemen in Model Town of Lahore.

Dozens of others were injured in the clashes that had broken out when police went to the party’s headquarters in Model Town and PAT activists resisted their operations.

Earlier in a day, Dr Tahirul Qadri received warm welcome from his party workers when he landed at Lahore airport after months of stay abroad.




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