Government has till morning to resign, dissolve assemblies: Qadri

Published: January 15, 2013
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A file photo of MQI chief Tahirul Qadri taken during one of his religious lectures.

A file photo of MQI chief Tahirul Qadri taken during one of his religious lectures.

ISLAMABAD: Reaching his Islamabad early on Tuesday morning, the destination of his Long March, Tahirul Qadri gave the government an ultimatum for voluntarily resigning and dissolving the federal and provincial assemblies by 11 am on January 15, and let the people’s revolution take root in the country.

Speaking in a harsher than expected tone, Qadri congratulated the gathered crowd of tens of thousands over completing the long march peacefully. “The march has ended and now the revolution will begin.”

After he settled himself in a bullet proof cabin, the Minhajul Quran International chief said that they had announced their decision to hold their rally in front of Parliament house. “They had given me three venues to choose from to hold the march. I said no to them. I said that I will only end the march, and hold my demonstration in front of the Parliament.”

Rehman Malik had agreed, had given me a gentleman’s promise that the stage will be set up in front of Parliament house. I told him to have the Supreme Court and diplomatic enclave sealed off using containers so as not to disturb them,” Qadri said.

“By tomorrow the government federal and provincial should voluntarily dissolve the assemblies, for from tomorrow, the people will make the decisions.”

He also warned PEMRA to stop blocking television channels in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, warning the regulator of dire consequences.

Qadri took an oath from those gathered that they will stay at the protest location till change comes.

The MQI chief said that he will give the inaugural address of his revolution at 11 am on Tuesday.

PM directs assistance for women, children

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf directed the commissioner of Islamabad to extend assistance to women and children who are participating in Qadri’s “million man” march.

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Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief directed his coordination committee to  set up camps in Islamabad to provide food and medical care to participants of the long march.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Mirza
    Jan 15, 2013 - 3:35AM

    Here is the truth about Qadri from the highest religious scholars in the Islamic world. Who would you believe?

    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/10-Jan-2013/al-azhar-scholars-expose-tahirul-qadri

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 15, 2013 - 3:42AM

    He should be immediately arrested and charged for treason and those who are behind him should also be tried under article 6. If he succeeds, others will followRecommend

  • aaaaa
    Jan 15, 2013 - 3:44AM

    55,000/190000000 people calling for this government to resign. what ever will the government do?

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  • Simple solutions to complex problems
    Jan 15, 2013 - 3:45AM

    uhmm, inetresting, simple demands, straightforward kind of guy, very interesting. this could be the start of something positive.

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  • dfg
    Jan 15, 2013 - 3:46AM

    He cannot be a friend of Pakistan, to derail the process of democracy, which now only has 2 more months till it automatically kicks in the process. Should have renounced his Canadian nationality if he was loyal and honest!

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  • Suhaib
    Jan 15, 2013 - 3:51AM

    Since now everyone of his supporters is hostage, its time for the dark knight to rise. Anyone?

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  • SK5
    Jan 15, 2013 - 3:55AM

    Good on Dr.Qadri he has my full support…..majority of journalists in this country are proving what a big farce they are….such biased reporting can only be seen on fox news.

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  • jamshed kharian-pak
    Jan 15, 2013 - 3:55AM

    Felicitations Moubaraak today or tomarrow or later there is only one solution for Paksiatn that is Islamic Political System it means Shariat Laws in Pakistan No english laws no englisg life style But Islam No Scular no Socialist No Communist No europeen or usa style are anymore valid for Pakistan they tried All now time has come Muslims Of Pakistan take Controil of All Pakistan no more kidding no more english joks!!!

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  • Mann_Janbazam
    Jan 15, 2013 - 5:10AM

    Qadri Sb! this nation has supported you after listening your 23rd Dec Speech, we are with you till the demand of REFORMS..End of Story!! Don’t expect nation to stand behind you and accept you as “KHUMENEI”… there is no room for such roles in our society..

    Stay at your words and behave nicely and ask your people too to act the same..

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  • sabi
    Jan 15, 2013 - 5:26AM

    No to hypocricy no to Qadri and yes to continuity of democracy whatever it is.Politicians must show some courage and send him to his real place.i.e. behind bars for inciting public for rebelion.

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  • John B
    Jan 15, 2013 - 8:39AM

    Assuming he is backed by Iranian money and PAK Army as a counter measure to Sunni idealogues of PAK, he is going to bring PAK in conflict with US-PAK relations and his proposed revolution will likely become a proxy Iran -US conflict in PAK.

    May be too early to tell how he is going to fair with other religious outfits in the proposed revolution.

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  • Queen
    Jan 15, 2013 - 9:44AM

    If Qadri is so sincere in his efforts then he should have given up his Canadian nationality. Amazing that he is talking about revolutions nad yet he is inciting people to derail democracy. Hypocrisy at its peak.

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