Tahirul Qadri urges PAT workers to remain ready for protest
LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on Wednesday asked his workers to remain ready for protest or any other call from the party leadership, ARY News reported.
Speaking to media a day after the Punjab government fulfilled his demand of making the Model Town Report public, Tahirul Qadri said that he does not want to take a hasty decision but urged his followers to remain ready for any sort of call from the party leadership.
“I hereby direct PAT administration to keep my container ready,” said Qadri.
He repeated before the media and his workers the important points of the Model Town report in which the tribunal pointed fingers at Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Shahbaz Sharif and claimed that the transfer of IG Balochistan to Punjab shows that federal government led by then PM Nawaz Sharif is also involved in the massacre.
Punjab government on Tuesday released the full report of the judicial inquiry carried out into the 2014 Model Town incident hours after larger bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered them to release the report regarding the incident which left at least 14 people dead and several others injured.
Amongst other conclusions, the report said that Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif did not pass the “disengagement” order as he claimed before the judicial commission. It also maintains that the operation planned and designed under the then Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah “could have easily been avoided” and that the “police officers actively participated in the massacre”.