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.”

COMMENTS (21)

Ali | 6 years ago | Reply

Media had been patronizing all the hate speeches by Imran and TUQ. It seems this media is an Indain media. This senseless media should have some moral values and government and the opposition should bring legislation not to telecast any event/hate speeches which incites violence. Media is playing a big enemy role at this moment.

AAmir | 6 years ago | Reply

Shame on Imran Khan with joining hands with TUQ. They are working on the same agenda made in Canada and finalized in UK under the supervision of the Zionist to create situation like in Syria , Libya and Iraq.

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