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.
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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
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 .
Dr Tahir even doesn't represent one single seat of parliament. I mean seriously if this guy is unleashed there are many other elements who will be provoked for violence too. Dr Tahir's chaotic speeches are directly inline with TTP but its funny that he opposes TTP but does the same himself. Hypocrisy at its best.
@Blithe: He is sympathizing...which is his right...what the punjab govt is doing in lahore and adjoining areas is insane! killing and wounding people who are out for a protest is NOT on.
There is a difference between supporting and sympathizing. Imran Khan is well within his right to sympathize.
Another false statement by this insane person. ET just watch your TV news bulletin, 109 policemen were injured and 9 buses were blazed by Qadri's goons at Bhera Interchange.
Flush pmln royals and their worshippers out - now!
@Blithe: Nothing wrong in Joining Hands. After all purpose is to bring real democracy
Please take out this chief miscreant. We have lost patience with these militias.
How can you burn police stations?