LAHORE: Allama Tahirul Qadri, head of Minhajul Qur’an International (MQI), invited all religious and political parties of the country on Thursday to join his protest, planned to be held on January 14, 2013, in Islamabad.
Holding a press conference along with Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) deputy convener Farooq Sattar, Qadri said that all those parties striving for reforming the electoral system and are fighting for people and democracy should join the protest.
“January 10 is the deadline, and January 14 is the day when our people’s parliament will announce a decision. We will resolve to provide rights to the people and to restore the real democracy,” Qadri said.
He assured that the protest will be peaceful and not in violation with the Constitution. “There will be no rioting. The protest will be peaceful. This is our political and constitutional right. Democracy allows peaceful protests.”
Qadri added, “We just need implementation and the execution of the Constitution, and we need the restoration of true and real democracy. We need the rights of our people back. We need to eradicate corruption and every kind of political exploitation from the electoral system.”