Sunni Tehreek to launch political party on March 23

Published: January 30, 2012

Qadri announces new party to contest in the next general elections. PHOTO: NNI

KARACHI: Sunni Tehreek (ST) chief Mohammad Sarwat Ejaz Qadri said on Sunday that the organisation would contest the next general elections as a political party by the name of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST). Its first public meeting would be at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on March 23.

Qadri made the announcement while addressing the ‘Pakistan Bachao ‘Jan Nisaran-e-Mustafa Conference’ organised by ST at Nishter Park. He added that prominent personalities would be joining the party and that they would be making important announcements at the gathering in Lahore.

At the conference, ST inducted prominent businessman and social activist Sabir Dawood as its new member.

Qadri said that the students wing of ST, Pakistan Islam Students Federation (PISF) had also opened its units in universities and colleges.

The participants at the conference included Amir Jammat Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan Allama Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qadri, Chief of Nizame-Mustafa Party Haji Hanif Tayyab, leader of JUP Shabbir Abu Talib, prominent ulema including Allama Rehan Ahmed Amjadi, Tariq Mehbob, Mufti Abid Mubarak and  Allama Mufti Inayat-ur- Rehman Hazarvi.

Addressing the conference, the leaders called for the arrest of culprits involved in the Nishter Park bomb blast of April 11, 2006. Qadri added that if the killers were not arrested, ST would besiege the Governor House.

Earlier, Qadri had said that his party was still contemplating joining the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and that the ST was yet to reach a consensus on the move.

“I cannot confirm as the executive council will decide but we will soon reach a positive decision and the nation will hear good news. We are pondering over all aspects for becoming the part of the movement lead by PTI,” he said.

The ST chairman had added that his party had also requested PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi to bless them with his generosity, leadership and guide the ST as part of an impending move to join the ‘tsunami’.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Jan 30, 2012 - 12:41AM

    how many political parties are in pakistan… it looks that before next general elections many parties will be formed..

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  • Jan 30, 2012 - 12:42AM

    It looks that many political parties will be formed before next general elections

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  • ali tanoli
    Jan 30, 2012 - 2:48AM

    where they get names from and ISI political wing working very well since 1980..

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  • Danish
    Jan 30, 2012 - 11:33AM

    Plz change your party name. Do not abuse the word ‘Sunni’

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  • khan
    Jan 30, 2012 - 1:08PM

    Who will account for the blood of Salmaan Taseer?

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  • omar
    Jan 30, 2012 - 8:36PM

    any party haviing the name sunni in its name demonstrates the discriminatory point of view. you dont have my vote i’d say but its good that these people have decided to bring their viewpoint through proper channel… i hope they stick to this

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 30, 2012 - 9:07PM

    There is no more room for any more political party in Pakistan.

    All political parties should change their mindset and instead of arguing as how Pakistan should go forward, the need of the hour is to get united and solve the problems of the masses, boost economy, end terrorism and moreover be honest with Pakistan.

    I have not seen a single leader of any political party of Pakistan who is close to the thinking to take forward Pakistan similar to former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahatir bin Mohamad who took Malaysia right from the bottom and placed it in one of the most foreign exchange earning countries with a higher per capita income of an ordinary Malaysian.

    All political leaders of Pakistan are selfish and they want to be in the government by hook or crook for the sake of publicity and earning money, right or wrong.

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  • Tanzeel
    Jan 30, 2012 - 9:12PM

    yeah arrest the culprits of Nishtar Park Bombing, and Mumtaz Quadri is the iconic hero of Pakistan, don’t punish him

    why this hypocrisy hypocrisy hypocrisy re?
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  • s shah
    Jan 30, 2012 - 9:41PM

    This is all we need: another sectarian partyRecommend

  • Jan 31, 2012 - 1:51AM

    Mullahs and Politics in Pakistan…. so whats new?

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  • Feb 12, 2012 - 6:59PM

    it is a best desicion that Sunni tehreek come in politics .because S.T protect PAKISTAN much better than any other party.
    Kadam barhao SARWAT bhai ham tmhare sath ha

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