Qadri asks supporters to observe Youm-e-Shuhahda throughout Pakistan, starting today

PAT chief claims 8 “innocent and unarmed” party supporters who had come to observe Youm-e-Shuhada were killed

Web Desk August 09, 2014

LAHORE: A day before the Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s 'Martyrs' Day' rally, PAT chief Tahirul Qadri announced on Saturday that Youm-e-Shuhada would be observed in every street of every city of Pakistan starting from today (Saturday).

Speaking to media in Lahore, Qadri asked his supporters not to limit Youm-e-Shuhada to Lahore and start observing it wherever they were as soon as his press conference was over.

The PAT chief claimed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif “want to set the country ablaze,” stating that Punjab has been turned into a battlefield by the Sharif brothers.

He also claimed that eight of his “innocent and unarmed” supporters who had come to observe Youm-e-Shuhada were killed, adding that most of them were shot right in the chest.

Qadri also said that the 14 workers who lost their lives in the clashes outside the Minhajul Quran secretariat on June 17 should also be added to the total death toll, which was now 22.

“Stop fighting the police in your attempts to reach Lahore,” he advised PAT workers, asking them to observe Youm-e-Shuhada in all tehsils, union councils and provinces of the country.

The PAT chief claimed that over 1,000 of his supporters were injured and some of them were in critical condition.

He added that PAT workers, both men and women, were being deprived of basic necessities like food and water, alleging that this was being done so that these people would die of hunger.


Muhammad Rizwan Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

Where we going, who are we Pakistani, a Nation, No leader IK,TQ,NS,etc is sincere with country.. Everybody thinks about their future, not country future... Why we dont get lesson from, Libya,Egypt, Syria, Iran, Afhghanistan, Why Muslim fighting in this world now, why Christians, Hindus, Jews not fighting with any other God bless us

Dr.A.K.Tewari | 9 years ago | Reply

A good u turn , now they will remain at home and revolution will be on bed . They left the other to march towards Islamabad and face the consiquences . Nawaz has made all the arrengements to welcome them . Most of the parents will also not allow their wards to participate in the march . Only terrorists in the form of common man will dare to enter in the Islamabad on 14th August . If they remain peaceful then they will be allowed to go back otherwise UFO will deal with them .

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