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Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor quits from PML-N, claimed party tickets were sold

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor also announced on Sunday his decision for quitting party. PML-N has lost one more loyal member from the party. Few days ago former provincial minister and spokesman for Punjab government, Zaeem Hussain Qadri, had also had parted ways with PML-N, as he found no respect for the loyal party workers from their leaders. Now Qadri is contesting from NA-133, Lahore, as an independent candidate after the PML-N denied him ticket. Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor…

All Parties Protest: Opposition lashes out at Sharifs, Sheikh Rasheed announces resignation from NA

LAHORE: Major opposition parties including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) demanded justice for the 2014 Model Town Massacre victims from the same stage in a protest rally organised by Tahirul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), ARY News reported. The movement is aimed at mounting pressure on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah to resign for their alleged role in the incident. The day saw rivals PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PTI chief Imran…

Qadri fires broadside at Sharifs in fiery speech to multiparty conference

LAHORE: In a bid to devise a joint strategy to press for the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Dr Tahirul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek's (PAT) multiparty conference began on Saturday afternoon. In his inaugural speech, Tahirul Qadri said the Model Town incident and ‘Mujhe Kiyun Nikala’ (why I was ousted) slogan of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif will be discussed in the conference. Welcoming the delegations of various parties, Tahirul Qadri dispelled the impression that he united different political…

LHC rejects Punjab govt’s appeal, orders release of Model Town inquiry report

LAHORE: The Punjab government suffered a major setback on Tuesday as a larger bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected its petition, challenging a single bench’s decision to release the report of a judicial inquiry carried out into the Model Town incident. It directed the government to make the report public within 30 days and provide a copy of the report to the victims of the Model Town incident. The full bench comprising Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh, Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi, and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin had…

PML-N govt has failed completely, says PAT chief

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri blasted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government on Tuesday, saying it has completely failed in the face of the challenges the country is facing.  Speaking to the media after his arrival at Lahore airport, he said the country is going through a critical phase and the government has failed to live up to its responsibilities. Tahirul Qadri said the government’s failures were not hidden from anyone. It even failed to hold successful negotiations to put…

Tahirul Qadri departs for London, vows to return soon

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on late Sunday night left for London after a brief stay here.   Boarding his flight, Qadri lashed out at former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices. He said he will return to the country after a fortnight long foreign visit. In a brief interaction with media persons, he said that Supreme Court of Pakistan has granted many opportunities to Sharif family and it is third consecutive chance for the ruling…

PAT granted permission to hold sit-in after negotiations

LAHORE: On the directives of Lahore High Court (LHC) for an amicable settlement over protest venue, the Punjab government has granted permission to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to hold its protest after successful negotiations with Mall Road Traders Association (MRTA) and change in sit-in venue.  The PAT has given assurance to conclude the sit-in by 10 pm tonight after the public speech of party chief Tahir-ul-Qadri while altering its sit-in venue tomorrow. The permission to hold sit-in came after the amendments with…

Qadri demands release of commission report over Model Town carnage

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has demanded the release of Justice Baqar Najafi Commission Report on Model Town incident, ARY News reported on Saturday. He made the demand while addressing a PAT's rally against Model Town incident in Lahore via video link. Qadri said that his party will continue their struggle for justice and Qisas of the victims. He added that the elements -- held responsible for the incident in the commission's report -- should be exposed. "The rulers will not be…

Awami Tehreek to hold protest in Lahore today

LAHORE: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri announced that his party will stage a demonstration in Lahore against Model Town incident on Friday (today), ARY News reported. Qadri made the announcement in ARY News program '11th Hour' hosted by Waseem Badami. The PAT chief said that he will address the party's protest demonstration. "We are fighting the war of Model Town martyrs and innocent victims. We will not back down from our legal and constitutional rights." Qadri stated that their struggle…

Awami Tehreek to stage anti-govt protests from Jan 27

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has announced protests against Punjab Government over Model Town incident from 27th January, ARY News reported on Tuesday. Awami Tehreek's Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, in a statement, said that the party will continue its struggle to lead the corrupt rulers to their logical end. PAT Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri will also address the anti-government protests, he said. It should be noted that 14 people, including several PAT workers had lost their lives in clashes with Punjab Police…