Tahirul Qadri asks govt to bring 'change' by Jan 10

Qadri says he will lead a march to Islamabad if govt fails to do so.

Web Desk December 23, 2012

LAHORE: Allama Tahirul Qadri, head of Minhajul Qur'an International (MQI), said the government should improve the current setup by January 10 or else he will lead a protest march to Islamabad on January 14.

Qadri was addressing a gathering named “Siyasat nahi, Riyasat bachao” at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore.

Criticising those in power, Qadri said in order to save the country, the people of Pakistan must decide if they will let corrupt people represent them.

Referring to the recent investigative report on country’s lawmakers who don’t pay taxes, Qadri said such people should not be allowed to become a part of the parliament.

“How can people who themselves break laws be allowed to sit in the parliament,” he said.

He also said that the parliament formulates laws that are in favour of the lawmakers rather than the people of Pakistan.

Speaking about his political plans, Qadri said his entire agenda is in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan.

He further added that the much-anticipated election should take place but the concerned authorities should ensure it is conducted according to the Constitution.

The leader of MQI had earlier said that he wanted revolutionary changes in political and electoral system of the country.

Qadri had said that he successfully defended the true image of Islam in the West, claiming that now they are convinced the true image of Islam is not that the one adopted by terrorists.

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Imran Malik | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Yo give man a chance.

A4Activism | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend Oh my! Having read the naïve conspiracies that people have posted regarding Dr Tahir ul Qadri's motives, I must say I'm in agreement with the political commentator Hassan Nisar when he said that the only people ranting and raving about Dr Qadri's HUGE impact on Pakistani politics are those that have had their tails stamped on!!! The beneficiaries of the current corrupt electoral system and their allies stand to lose out. A system which fails to address the exploitation of the tens of millions of voters who are coerced into selling their votes for fear of retribution or quite simply due to the fact that they happen to be poor and have no provision of security because they can't afford to pay the corrupt police bribes to protect them. Thus naturally those that stand to lose out have be shouting and screaming, after all they won't be able any longer to pass tax laws for the masses that they violate themselves as parliamentarians. With regards to all the unfounded accusations and sensational conspiracies it suffices to say that time will judge whether or not people were completely off their trolleys or whether their views were justified. In my opinion it's the former!!! Pakistan Zindabad!
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