Tahirul Qadri’s long march to be greeted by cold weather, rain

Published: January 8, 2013
A Pakistani resident covers his body with a warm shawl as he walks along a street during a cold and foggy morning in Islamabad on January 8, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

A Pakistani resident covers his body with a warm shawl as he walks along a street during a cold and foggy morning in Islamabad on January 8, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

The ongoing spell of cold in Islamabad is likely to get worse in upcoming days, in time for Tahirul Qadri’s long march planned for January 14.

Qadri, with support from Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has planned a “million-man march” calling people from across the country to join in to demand reforms in the electoral system.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain is expected in Islamabad and upper parts of the country from January 11-19. The new rain spell will help clear the heavy fog which is hindering air and motorway traffic in several cities.

Foggy and cold weather conditions are likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Larkana and Sukkur division over the next 24 hours.

Snowfall is also expected in the upper parts of the country and Margalla Hills in the next few days. According to a PMD official, the cold weather has broken the record of the past 50 years in certain regions.

The maximum temperature in Potohar region and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has fallen to 14°C from 18°C.

An AFP picture shows a Pakistani pushing his cycle along a street during a cold and foggy morning in Islamabad on January 8, 2013.

Lowest minimum temperatures (last 24 hours)

Skardu: -17°C

Astore: -15°C

Hunza: -11°C

Gupis, Dir and Gilgit: -8°C

Parachinar and Malam Jabba: -6°C

Drosh: -5°C

Quetta: -4°C

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Human
    Jan 8, 2013 - 1:10PM

    That’s Simply Perfect
    i hope it snows tooooooo


  • Jan 8, 2013 - 2:57PM

    This cold weather is due to cold start doctrine of India. RAW is involved.


  • Waqas
    Jan 8, 2013 - 3:50PM

    So you want to say

    “Its too cold for revolution?”


  • Ali
    Jan 8, 2013 - 4:07PM

    We are in favour of long-march for throwing out the two partners in corruption (zardari & nawaz) back to their respective locations i.e. UK & KSA. Army ruled the country much better than these politicians. Before 2007, there was no loadshedding, jobs were available, inflation was less, and GDP growth was close to 8%.


  • Atif Eajz
    Jan 8, 2013 - 5:10PM

    If you’re happy & you know it clap your hands –


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 8, 2013 - 6:20PM

    Send him back where he belongs. His welfare cheque is ready for pickup. Allah also doesn’t want him to play with Pakistan’s future.


  • shobz
    Jan 8, 2013 - 6:59PM

    That was because the global economy had not collapsed back then. Pakistan was doing well because of all the aid pouring in.


  • jabeen
    Jan 8, 2013 - 7:44PM

    you know what, all you against Qadri dont want a change, you dont want pakistan to prosper, because you all are corrupt, you are just like zardari, and nawaz sharif. you are the people who dont go hungary, jobless, and your kids dont get killed, that is why you dont want change!!!!!!!

    The guy s not asking anything for himself you idiots, he is doing for the country, and NOT even taking money from the country to bring about change. It people like us liking in the uk, europe, and us that are paying for this change so GROW UP, nad see what is hapening. dont see who is sayng it, listen to what he is saying.!!!!!


  • Azharhussain
    Jan 9, 2013 - 3:36AM

    Insha allah change wil come on jan 14 as we wish for the beterment of our country. I just want to say one thing to those who thinks that due to so much cold weather people wil not come for löng march and those who wil come not be able to bear cold weather they r wrong .these people r not suporting dr qadri these r doing this for islam .and u all wil see how people wil do with the blessing of Allaha insha allah


  • علوی
    Jan 9, 2013 - 12:53PM

    The cold can’t stop CHANGE in Pakistan!Recommend

  • Hasnain
    Jan 9, 2013 - 4:53PM

    @ Alvi

    This is version-2 of the Change Drama produced by General Pasha through his Pasha Tehreek-e-Intiqam (PTI) and after the fizzling of PTI through re-launch of Tsunami-2 !

    Qadri knows that Pakistani people have a short memory and wants to take the benefit of doubt. But this person has been declared as “imposter” by Al-Azhar University of Egypt and even Qadri tariqat has also denounced this imposter. Please read yourself the following link:


    An imposter who has sworn loyalty to HM-the Queen CAN NOT to loyal with Pakistan. Let’s pledge to protect the country from any covert intrusion!


  • sami
    Jan 9, 2013 - 11:08PM

    We can not trust Mr. Tahirul Qadri since he organized the interfaith Dialogue at Wembley, London and he invited Christians,Jews and Sikhs,Hindus, HIRAMA HI SHAMA. He took christians to the MASAJIDS so that they can pray in their own way.
    He is trying to invent an INTERFAITH BOOK to follow instead QUR’AN E KAREEM. If he can twist the meanings of QURAN he can do any thing he likes.
    He might take PAKISTAN towards CHIRSTIANITY . i


  • Someone
    Jan 10, 2013 - 3:00AM

    @Zaid Hamid:
    Senseless comment by an Indian fool.


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