PML-N govt will not remain in power beyond August: Qadri

Published: August 3, 2014
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Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri addressing a press conference in Lahore on Sunday. PHOTO: EXPRESS/SHAHBAZ MALIK

Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri addressing a press conference in Lahore on Sunday. PHOTO: EXPRESS/SHAHBAZ MALIK

Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri addressing a press conference in Lahore on Sunday. PHOTO: EXPRESS/SHAHBAZ MALIK Express News screebgrab of Tahirul Qadri. Express News screengrab of Qadri addressing a press conference in Lahore.

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri said on Sunday that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government will not remain in power beyond August.

“A revolution is coming,” said Qadri, inviting applause from his supporters. Taunting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the PAT chief asked the PM to pick whether the federal government or the provincial government of Punjab would fall first.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the PAT leader lashed out at the government for mishandling the Model Town clashes, saying the matter would have been dealt with differently if it happened in the West.

On June 17, at least 14 PAT workers were killed and dozens of others injured in violent clashes between party activists and policemen in Lahore. The confrontation had started when a 15-member police team tried to remove barriers in front of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri’s house and the Minhaj International Secretariat.

Qadri stated that an FIR against the deaths of PAT workers has not been registered even a month-and-a-half after the clashes. “The leaders and murderers did not let the case get registered,” said Qadri while recalling the horrors of the Model Town tragedy.

“The state of the people of Pakistan is worse than that of dogs in the western world.”

Qadri claimed that Shahbaz Sharif was directly involved in the killing of his activists as he has complete record of telephonic calls which he will reveal at a later date. Further, Qadri warned that this time around the police would be treated in the same way that they treat his activists. Warning police officers to tread carefully, Qadri said that there would be no one to save them after the end of August as the current government would be ‘finished’ by then.

The PAT leader also announced that Youm-e-Shuhada will be observed on August 10 to honour those who were killed in the Model Town clashes. Further, he said, August 4 to August 9 will be observed as a week of martyrs.

Qadri said that they plan to hold the ceremony of Youm-e-Shuhada at the Minhajul Quran Secretariat but if the police try to stop activists from doing so, they would hold it at Jati Umra, the residence of the Sharif family, instead.

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  • Ali
    Aug 3, 2014 - 2:49PM

    Its PML-N Leadership which is least bother about basic rights of the civilians. With our votes you become King & start killing us…Ex-Voter of PML-N

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  • Khurram
    Aug 3, 2014 - 2:51PM

    Enough of Mr. Qadri Jokes…please pack your luggage and on board the first available flight to Canada…we don’t need u hereRecommend

  • PakPatriot
    Aug 3, 2014 - 2:53PM

    Qadri sahib Please wake up… If we supporter of PMLN and Propakistanis are not on streets there is reason, because we have patience, we do not want bloodshed of innocent people who follow you… “I am not coming out of Plane if you do not provide me secuirty and bullet proof vehicle” Shame on you life lover…Recommend

  • Ishtiaq
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:01PM

    Qadri sahb we are with you, Pakistan does not need any mid-term elections, Pakistan needs REVOLUTION..

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  • popsaeed
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:06PM

    All previous prediction went wrong for God sake molana sahib save your knowledge for lecture onlyRecommend

  • Rex Minor
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:09PM

    Any individual with the basic intelligence knos that the Prime Minster current posture is no longer tennible, therefore Mr Qadris statement is not a great discovery, the question remains however as to who is next in the line to take over, the military or the civiian de ja vu?

    Rex Minor

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  • Ishtiaq
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:09PM

    @Khurram Fools like you have nothing else to say, always same stupid comment, “Go back to Canada”. He is Pakistani and all his supporters are also Pakistani.. Pakistan is not your property that you order Qadri to leave , stop this nonsense..

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:10PM

    Insha-Allah PML N government will complete it’s term but you won’t be in Pakistan on 15th of August.

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  • Ishtiaq
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:14PM

    @PakPatriot ok I request all the PMLN supporters ( Gullu butts) to please come to the streets, how many are you… ? ?

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  • diverst
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:29PM

    more than IK and TuQ, it is the pmln’s self panic worth noticing

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  • Aug 3, 2014 - 3:30PM

    my ap k sath ho Dr sahib we r your sporterRecommend

  • Blithe
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:45PM

    Who will be providing him Tim Hortons coffee in his container? Establishment and Canadian embassy?

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  • Reality Check
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:49PM

    A revolution? from canada? in business class? are you serious? by tahir ul qadri?Recommend

  • Omair
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:49PM

    We don’t know about them but you will not remain in Pakistan after August. :pRecommend

  • Faheem
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:53PM

    Mr Qadri, you are a funny man! Feel sorry for those who still believe you.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 3, 2014 - 3:53PM

    @Ishtiaq:
    Want revolution? Get education and some technical skills and start working. Slogan of revolution is a fraud. You will regret that you were part of it. A nation which does not work for ten days should blame itself.

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  • Malikpur - Janderbari - Abbottabad
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:02PM

    Tahir ul Qadri dreamt in the night that PMLN is not in the govt after August. He is famous of his dreams. Mubarak ho, Mubarak ho to all his supporter. I am waiting same dream from Imran Khan!!!!

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  • imran khan qadri
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:03PM

    This guy is openly asking his folllowers to kidnap police officers n raid their homes. Its quite clear that he had issued similar provocative statements n had been preaching voilence to his follower earlier as well which resulted in model town incident.
    so a strong case should registered against him n he should be put behind bar, don’t let him escape to canada like last time.

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  • Qaide Azam Revolution
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:17PM

    A revolution is coming, a revolution which will be peaceful if corrupt leaders are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we try hard enough; but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability. “An army of the people is invincible!”

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  • Mohammad
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:23PM

    In sha Allah Mustafavi inqliab will sweep the country and smiles will be seen across the common people’s faces with truth prevailing and falsehood perishing.

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  • JRR
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:33PM

    I am not a big time PML-N fan but would deiniftely like the country to avoid taking up Mr Qadri’s adventure….
    Mr Qadri… Requesting you to kindly pack your bag and leave…

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  • Hira
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:37PM

    TQ must ensured that justice be served and all the responsible people of Model town incident must be punished including Shahbaz Sharif. Its high time to say NO to all gullu butt kind of politics and take a stand on this brutality of Punjab Governement.

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  • tata
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:51PM

    Sir black cap wants to be next Anna Hazare..

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  • Faizan
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:56PM

    Yes Dr Qadri is right…..Inqalab is the only solution of Pakistan

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  • Rehan
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:57PM

    @khurram

    Not a fan of Dr. Qadri but who has given you the license to ask someone to leave their country of birth? Is this the rule of law under which our country will work now? You can just ask anyone to leave and go elsewhere? What rubbish. Having a dual nationality is a right given by the constitution of pakistan. If you don’t like it ask your local MPA to contact your MNA and then ask your MNA to have it revoked in the parliament considering democracy is so strong in Pakistan.

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  • Aftab
    Aug 3, 2014 - 4:57PM

    This man is talking about west without knowing that there is democracy and here he is destabilizing the same system.

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  • Humza
    Aug 3, 2014 - 5:09PM

    @Ishtiaq: Tahirul Qadri should know that if he called for this in Canada, he would be arrested and jailed for public mischief. A man who lives in Canada, swore loyalty to the British Queen and to uphold Western democratic ideals in order to become a Canadian citizen should behave better than this. Tahirul Qadri is an embarrassment. It bothers me to see that his type of character is even given any print at all. He should be arrested and deported – in business class as long as his brainwashed supporters are paying as always.

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  • S.R.H. Hashmi
    Aug 3, 2014 - 5:11PM

    Ameen, Summa Ameen

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  • tahir ali
    Aug 3, 2014 - 5:16PM

    Canadian baba is trying to set on fire in pakistan. Be carefull my dear pakitanis!Recommend

  • gulam
    Aug 3, 2014 - 5:19PM

    Dr Qadri is the true leader. He is only one man who can bring revolution in pakistan. Imran khan all the time he change the game .

    DR Qadri saheb, we are with you.

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  • gulam
    Aug 3, 2014 - 5:22PM

    Dr Qadri is the only man who talk about revolutio. He will definitely will bring inqlab. Dr Qadri Zindabad

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  • Rex Minor
    Aug 3, 2014 - 5:26PM

    If the Prime Minister does not step down; he is deliberately provking a revolution with unforseen consequences. Imran Khan and Dr Qadri are simply rying to ride the time which no army in the world can stop even forcing the army to take the ride as well.

    Rex Minor

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  • liaqat ali
    Aug 3, 2014 - 5:44PM

    Was he not supposed nto announce his famous youme inqilab day . Why he didnt?Shame or pity on people who belive likes of him. look at his naeive budget talks . A simple BA economics will do better and tell him not to dream that much. FAKE Dreaming about relgion and now about politics.

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  • Ahmad
    Aug 3, 2014 - 5:59PM

    Qadri Sahab bring revolution in Canada. Please leave us Pakistanis alone.

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  • Gullubutter
    Aug 3, 2014 - 6:03PM

    Gullu Butts have now been unleashed by their masters in the cyberspace; but going by the quality of their comments above, they need more grinding and polishing.

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  • PakPatriot
    Aug 3, 2014 - 6:05PM

    @Ishtiaq:
    We r Pakistanis first. That is why we support our government so democratic process should continue and that is only future of progressive pakistan….. We do not want any conflict with our own brothers and sisters who r innocent and been used by our foreign enemies N canadian leadership… “if I truely believe Allah,, So I should know No one can kill me except God Almighty” So why your babajee was scared at that time “Please provide me security bullet proof car, I want to live, they will kill me”..

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  • Masood Mirza Bar-at-Law
    Aug 3, 2014 - 6:19PM

    Dear Moderator, why have you blocked my comments?

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  • Masood Mirza Bar-at-Law
    Aug 3, 2014 - 6:21PM

    The Pakistani media is too naïve and must learn from the western media that has reached this stage of maturity after decades of experience. The western media hardly gives any coverage to foreigners. But unfortunately some newspapers are giving front page coverage to Canadian and British nationals.
    No wonder Pakistan is still lagging behind the world!

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  • vinsin
    Aug 3, 2014 - 6:34PM

    Jinnah was right that democracy and secularism is not for Indian Muslim.

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  • Wali
    Aug 3, 2014 - 6:44PM

    I hate PML-N and think it is the most incompetent of all mainstream political parties beacause of the refusal of NS to look beyond his immediate family/friends and worse-still not having learnt from his two previous stints and uears of exile.
    However, with every passing day my contempt for people like TUQ/IK is increasing at a timewhen coukd be more consrructive and lead thenation in support of the IDPs/military operation/electoral reforms rather thankisten to chaudharies and sheikh rasheed who have nothing to offer!

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  • Usman
    Aug 3, 2014 - 7:05PM

    @Khurrum,@PakPatriot, @popsaeed,@Ch Allah Dad, @Blithe, @Reality Check, @Omair, @Faheem, @Malikpur, @imrankhan qadri, @JRR @tata, @Aftab, @tahir ali, @Ahmad and all other paid commenters of PMLN

    Inshallah you will not be seen after august. We know our tax money is being wasted on you by corrupt PMLN but inshallah every penny will be taken back from your mouth, inshallah

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  • Alter Ego
    Aug 3, 2014 - 7:10PM

    Enough to win some seats in the national and provincial assembly
    unlike TUQ who boycotted the election(fear of failure).
    For your information each seats has about 70,000 to 100,000 people.
    Do the math.
    I voted for IK and i regret it.Recommend

  • Alter Ego
    Aug 3, 2014 - 7:24PM

    TUQ i wish you would try to bring revolution in Canada , see how they treat you.
    Leave Pakistan alone , we have no shortage of “would be saviours”.

    It does’nt matter if you run schools ,
    It does’nt matter if you are an islamic scholar.
    (the argument made by your followers)
    You are not a representative of the public.
    The people did not vote for you.
    It does not give you the right to destabilize govt.

    You say people are with you, win the next election , prove it.
    Then change the system.Recommend

  • zaheer khan
    Aug 3, 2014 - 8:14PM

    Respected Qadri Sahab

    You are very good religous scholar.
    Your lectures are world wide seen and heard.

    But for God Sake I would request you to avoid creating chaos in Pakistan.

    Pakistan cannot afford protests at this stage.

    Beware of the fact the some defeated figures want to use your shoulder for gun fire.

    Be responsible citizen and avoid any confrontation with govt misdionary.

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  • Rex Minor
    Aug 3, 2014 - 8:53PM

    One gets the impression that he means it!!! He should make sure that all exits are blocked for the Prime Minister, who has the experience of getting away with his fortunes intact.

    Rex Minor

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Aug 3, 2014 - 9:50PM

    @Ishtiaq: Gullu qadri soon you will see the reality and day dreaming will end

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  • Anjum Arshi
    Aug 3, 2014 - 11:45PM

    @Ishtiaq: it’s a fact that he is a Canadian by choice. That is where his home is. Pakistan is for Pakistanis, not for Canadians.

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  • Anjum Arshi
    Aug 3, 2014 - 11:46PM

    @Ishtiaq: And, please mind your language while addressing colleagues on this forum.

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  • Anjum Arshi
    Aug 3, 2014 - 11:48PM

    @Reality Check: Fantastic Reality Check. BTW the Establishment must be desperate to choose this joker!

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  • Anjum Arshi
    Aug 3, 2014 - 11:53PM

    @gulam:
    So interesting to see all comments from Qadri supporters are so empty and stupid. He must’ve jinxed them all!

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  • Anjum Arshi
    Aug 3, 2014 - 11:54PM

    @Rehan:
    No he cannot bring mischief here. He should go back where he chose to call home. He is not a Pakistani.

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  • Anjum Arshi
    Aug 3, 2014 - 11:56PM

    @Alter Ego:
    Indeed, so are thousands others who voted for Imran.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 4, 2014 - 12:16AM

    Why media is giving so much projection to a foreign national? Media also show some nationalism instead of spreading sensation.

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  • Kashif Iqbal
    Aug 4, 2014 - 3:11AM

    You will not remain in Pakistan after summers, I believe.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Aug 4, 2014 - 11:41AM

    Underestimation of any one is always hazardous therefore never underestimate Tahir-ul-Qadri because if his followers can sit in Islamabad in winter in rainy season then can sit now in summer till the completion of PAT’s and PTI’s same objectives….

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  • Libra
    Aug 4, 2014 - 12:02PM

    Whether PML-N remains in power or not. But, Qadri will loose power in August 2014 to go back Canada.

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  • Roni
    Aug 5, 2014 - 2:51AM

    Why would this carpetbagger not do politics in his own country? All the leaders who live and are citizens of other countries not be allowed to create disturbances in Pakistan. We already have enough law and order situation and do not need help from foreigners.

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  • Shahid
    Aug 7, 2014 - 2:37PM

    TUQ are you sure that you will remain in Pakistan after August.

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  • Amna sheikh
    Aug 7, 2014 - 6:52PM

    Why should a man sitting in PM seat with overwhelming majority in the Parliament run away. I thought Qadri is a little sensible person but now I am sure that he has gone nuts. Qadri should be arrested and sent to some mental rehabilitation centre.

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