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.