Revolution not reform: Qadri rejects idea of mid-term polls

Qadri insists that his expectations are very different from those of Imran Khan.

News Desk July 18, 2014



Pakistan Awami Tehreeek chief Tahirul Qadri said on Thursday that revolution and reform are parallel to each other and though they move together, they do not have a meeting point.


Speaking to Express News at his residence, Qadri  said Imran Khan’s demand for mid-term elections will not change the exploitative system PAT is fighting against.


“Mid-term elections will further sustain the status quo. It will not change the elitist political system, network of corruption, culture of police and courts and all those factors that make the whole process of elections unfair,” he said.


“Our philosophy of revolution is to replace the rotting system through peaceful struggle,” he said.


Qadri insisted that his expectations were very different from those of Imran Khan.


He warned that the corrupt rulers would become political martyrs if Imran succeeds in toppling the government and holding mid-term elections.


Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2014.

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Grace | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Anwar: What strong political force? He is a guy who ran away to claim asylum in Canada where he swore oath of loyalty to British Queen and promised to respect democratic system and constitution. He has no character to challenge democracy in Pakistan. Why does he fly on first class when he says he paid only $300 tax in Pakistan? People in Pakistan see him for the phoney he is. No one wants to see Arab Spring revolution so Pakistan can become another Syria, Libya, Iraq or Egypt. Please do your revolution in Canada - but wait they would arrest him if he tried to create public nuisance there and Tahirul Qadri swore to obey Queen!

Mehar Hanin | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Ullo Pata: @Mehar Hanin: And did 90% , which is around 180 Million people contact you personally to tell you they are with Qadri? Speak for yourself not on behalf of others…Please !

YES, they did.

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