Model Town has been transformed into Gaza: Qadri

Published: August 8, 2014
Express News screengrab of Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

Express News screengrab of Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Friday labelled the PML-N government “state terrorists” for sealing off roads to his residence in Model Town, Lahore.

“Model Town has been transformed into Gaza,” said Qadri, referring to the barricade around the Minhajul Quran secretariat and deployment of heavy contingents of police in Model Town.

“The government has assumed the role of Israel in Gaza,” Qadri alleged, while claiming that thousands of his workers, who have gathered at his house ahead of the planned Youm-e-Shuhada rally, are now running low on food and water supplies due to the government seal off.

Urging the public to bring food and water for his workers, Qadri insisted that his supporters overcome all obstacles and continue gathering at his residence to transform the future of the country and fight for their rights.

Qadri said the police has been raiding the houses of PAT workers and arresting them, including women.

“Innocent PAT workers are being arrested,” he said, adding that present rulers will be held accountable for their actions.

“The Punjab government and police have made the situation worse in Model Town,” the PAT chief added.

Refuting police claims that Model Town had been sealed off to ensure his security, Qadri said that the government has not provided him with any security. “If anything, the government has been arresting members of my personal security staff,” he added.

When asked about whether the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) chief or he would negotiate with the government on August 14, Qadri said the supporters of PTI and PAT  should abandon their leaders if they negotiate with the government or don’t proceed with their planned marches.

“I request PTI and PAT workers to bring a revolution and support the long march,” said Qadri, reiterating that he would announce the date for his revolution march after Youm-e-Shuhuda.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Asharaf
    Aug 8, 2014 - 4:53PM

    Yes, he is right. The rulers seem very cruel and undemocratic.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Aug 8, 2014 - 4:56PM

    When miscreants threaten to attack policemen , what do you expect?

    TuQ does not believe in the constitution.
    He is comiting treason and the state should not allow him to go through with his evil designs


  • Blithe
    Aug 8, 2014 - 4:57PM

    Model town needs to be cleaned of miscreants who throw bricks and use sticks with nails poking out of them to attack policemen


  • PTI UK
    Aug 8, 2014 - 4:59PM

    Shame on you Molvi Qadri…..undermining the sacrifices of 100’s of innocent children in Gaza…..and using their name for your anarchasists activities.

    You have proved you are worse than those zalim israelees killing innocent children


  • Aug 8, 2014 - 4:59PM

    What a comparison Dr. Sahib. Comparing the terrible sufferings of the Palestinians to your own vested political interests? OK I have had enough of this guy now. When is this charade coming to an end?


  • Karachi 3
    Aug 8, 2014 - 5:27PM



  • Orient
    Aug 8, 2014 - 5:30PM

    Its just a storm in a tea cup


  • AJamal
    Aug 8, 2014 - 5:32PM

    PML N going down fast under the weight of “heavy mandate”.


  • hobo
    Aug 8, 2014 - 5:34PM

    Mr Qadri please pack your bags and go back to CANADA where you came from.


  • Humza
    Aug 8, 2014 - 5:34PM

    Shameful comments by Tahirul Qadri. He openly calls for anarchy and rebellion but he expects everyone to allow it? He wants to destabilize a country like the Arab Spring so Pakistan can become another Iraq, Syria, Libya or Egypt. Sorry he should have learned to work within a system to bring about change while he was in Canada. He is the worst hypocrite who sees how people effect change peacefully in foreign lands but insists on unlawful means in Pakistan.


  • imran
    Aug 8, 2014 - 5:45PM

    Why PML N is so afraid ? Sorry but this Punjabi/Kashmiri alliance will soon be finished once and for all. Punjab should look for a true Punjabi leadership who can look beyond the borders of Punjab over all of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Aug 8, 2014 - 5:48PM

    Not Gaza but the Branch Davidian Compound of Waco, Texas that has to be razed at all cost if the government wants to restore law and order and establish its writ.


  • Hira
    Aug 8, 2014 - 5:50PM

    Shame on PML(N) ……..they are using negative tactics to stop the marches and people are deprived of their fundamental rights, where is AZAAD ADLIYA?


  • ModiFied
    Aug 8, 2014 - 6:03PM

    Poor comparison. This guy should have been bundled in a gunny bag and handed over to FedEx to ship back to Canada. PML(N) govt. has to show some muscles to deal with such nautanki masters.


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 8, 2014 - 6:31PM

    Model town has become Gaza but it hasn’t affected your five star life style.


  • Adnan
    Aug 8, 2014 - 6:45PM

    Mr. Quadri should be arrested on immediate basis to avoid anarchy in Pakistan. A citizen having Canadian nationality want to bring revolution in Pakistan. What a joke
    Religious leader is playing with the lives of innocent people. His agenda in Pakistan should be investigated and PAT bank accounts should be seized on immediate basis.


  • Naasir
    Aug 8, 2014 - 6:58PM

    Mr. Qadri should not compare yourself to the martyrs of Gaza. You do them a great dis-service. They are local people fighting for their homeland. You are a thug and a threat to this country. If your people are running out of food and water, they are welcome to go back to their homes. If you are so sure of your power, why did you not stand in the elections?


  • zab
    Aug 8, 2014 - 7:22PM

    I Hate Nawaz League but please don’t compare model town situation with Gaza that will be a shoe on the face of all the Palestinian men and women who gave lives for the great cause…….
    Mr Qadri should think before he talks ………


  • SHB
    Aug 8, 2014 - 7:32PM

    No, this mad man does not know about Gaza.
    There is aerial bombing going on over GAZA.
    Is some body dropping bombs on model town?
    Shame on this man. He should go and jump in Ontario lake.


  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 8, 2014 - 7:36PM

    It is becouse of such people the women and children are suffering in Gaza and Kashmir for the last 66 years . They are using their death for their own survival .Recommend

  • Ghazi Shakoor
    Aug 8, 2014 - 9:34PM

    Dr. Tahirul Qadri is a man of honour. He is putting his life and the lives of his followers in danger to bring a change to the country. Why is PMLN so scared and not even letting him assemble for paying tribute to the innocent people who gave life because of the evil PMLn regime. We need the REVOLUTION.


  • Khalid Ahmad
    Aug 8, 2014 - 9:51PM

    Pakistan’s Future is Anarchy. This Nation has lost its Moral, Political, Religious & Economic direction. It not that rulers are the only corrupt people. Whole Society is rotten. Very Few good humans are left in this jungle. This Jungle is inhabited not by HOMO SAPIENS but HOMO IBLISIENS.
    Look At Rulers, General Public, Army, Police, Judiciary, Religious Scholars, Media Etc. All of them are corrupt to the bones.
    They have wasted the sacrifices of million, who gave their lives for the creation of Pakistan.


  • Bono
    Aug 8, 2014 - 11:23PM

    Do you really know what is happening in Gaza? What an insensitive comment by him! He does not have the courage to condemn the policy of his adopted country but is shameless enough to use the situation where it does not apply. I’ve had enough of him. Go back Qadri.


  • Rabia
    Aug 9, 2014 - 11:03AM

    The man is mad. I am no fan of Nawaz Shareef but Mr Qadri uses catchwords like no other. There will be people out there, deluded insane ones who will latch on to this one word and there’s be more carnage than their would otherwise have been. He has no sense of responsibility, he’s a liar, and a fraud, speaking as he is from the comfort of his own airconditioned home wherever.


  • Rabia
    Aug 9, 2014 - 11:06AM

    I am no fan of Nawaz Shareef but Mr Qadri uses catchwords like no other. There will be people out there, deluded insane ones who will latch on to this one word and there’s be more carnage than their would otherwise have been. Mr Qadri has no sense of responsibility, he does not speak the truth, he fools people, speaking as he is from the comfort of his own air conditioned home wherever. To liken present conditions to Gaza is to trivialise what’s happening in Gaza. Is this all that’s happening in Gaza?


  • khurrum
    Aug 10, 2014 - 9:29AM

    Amy body comparing shuda of Gaza with model town protests is a big slap on Palestinian Muslims,


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