Hand over Quetta to the army: Qadri

Dr Tahirul Qadri regrets that Pakistan has become a ‘visa-free’ state for terrorists.

Our Correspondent February 20, 2013
Dr Tahirul Qadri speaking at a press conference. PHOTO: NNI


Minhajul Quran International chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has demanded Quetta be handed over to the Pakistan Army, arguing that the law permits it.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, he said that the Constitution provides room for the Pakistan Army to take over control of Quetta. He said the government had completely failed to protect its citizens and he announced that his organisation’s political wing, the Pakistan Awami Tehreek, would participate in all sit-ins against Saturday’s attack across the county.

Qadri regretted that Pakistan had become a ‘visa-free’ state for terrorists. He said that countless safe havens existed for terrorists in the country and that some political parties were reaping political benefits from terrorism.

He claimed that in the last four years the cases of 3,200 arrested terrorists were pending in court. He said that the courts had also released 1,200 terrorists, while 1,800 were in the custody of the police.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2013.


Nasir Mahmood | 8 years ago | Reply

Why media give importance to such people who have half stake in Pakistan.

Khuram | 8 years ago | Reply

Totally agree if the police and FC have failed what should you do leave people to the terrorits LEJ. The people need protection and if it is the army so be it. I think people care about saving lives rather than the politics of it.

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