Qadri denies inciting violence, accuses media of misquoting him

PAT chief says statements made yesterday were made in regard to himself and Imran Khan, not his workers

Web Desk August 11, 2014

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri, while addressing the media on Monday, denied instigating his workers to resort to violence, insisting he had not asked his workers to kill anyone if they left his 'Inqilab' march.

He alleged that he had said that his workers should only take action if anything was to happen to him or Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Imran Khan. He added that he only urges and preaches peace to his workers.

Qadri went on to accuse the media of portraying his statements in a negative light, while holding up various newspapers' copies.

He said that the way the media has quoted him is such that he is inciting violence.

"The media is giving out a wrong message, but even then I will not put pressure on them,” Qadri said.

He added, “listen to my speech, listen to it three times if you have to, and keep in mind my body language. And if you see I am right, correct my words in the next edition of your newspaper, if not, then there is no pressure.”

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