Tahirul Qadri joins hands with Imran Khan for Islamabad siege

Published: October 24, 2016
Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri. PHOTO: AFP

Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chairman Tahirul Qadri has announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the latter’s quest to lockdown Islamabad on November 2.

PTI chief Imran Khan spoke to Qadri on telephone, and welcomed the PAT chief’s decision to join the anti-government protest planned for November 2, PAT spokesperson Noorullah Siddiqi told The Express Tribune.

“I have told Imran that PAT will participate in PTI’s Nov 2 sit-in. The modalities of the cooperation between the two parties, however, will be finalised in the next few days,” Qadri told a private news channel over the phone from Jordan.

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Siddiqi added that till now, Qadri’s participation was not possible as he had engagements in Jordan, London and Morocco, however, a meeting between the two parties will be held soon.

PAT Secretary General Khurrum Nawaz Gandapur said Qadri had accepted Imran’s invitation, and the party wanted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to be held accountable.

Meanwhile, the PTI has already won ‘unconditional support’ of the PML-Q for its forthcoming protest.

The PTI is up for a final showdown next month, vowing to lock down the capital until the prime minister resigns or presents himself for an impartial and swift investigation into alleged offshore business as revealed in the Panama Papers.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • M.S.
    Oct 24, 2016 - 10:01PM

    Another thug is on his way. God save Pakistan.Recommend

  • Billoo
    Oct 24, 2016 - 11:09PM

    Easy solution: He is foreign national. Dont let him board the Plane to Pakistan or deport him back to Canada….Recommend

  • F Khan
    Oct 24, 2016 - 11:11PM

    How many days this visiting politician is here this time? Winter is just around the corner in Canada and would be a good time to take a break in a container in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Jibran
    Oct 24, 2016 - 11:18PM

    No Jaddeh and Saroor Palace this time with 40 suitcases. The Thug Brothers should be behind bars.Recommend

  • vivek
    Oct 25, 2016 - 6:28AM

    Sorry Dual passport holderRecommend

  • Imran malik
    Oct 25, 2016 - 6:39AM

    Extremely disappointed with the level of maturity of IK. he is a street thug nothing less and nothing more. With the likes of the Lal Masjid, maulna Sami and now Qadri joining he is showing his true colours….Recommend

  • SA
    Oct 25, 2016 - 11:46AM

    Please Please Nawaz do not give up. Recommend

  • zar
    Oct 25, 2016 - 2:57PM


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