Kharian- Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that at least 40 to 50 people were killed by the Punjab government on June 17 but the police personnel whisked away 30 to 40 bodies.
Addressing a press conference here, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri said later on the bodies were delivered to the bereaved families, who were browbeaten by police to silently accept them, saying these people were killed in ‘roadside accidents’. “I question as to where the Constitution is, as State terrorism and repression has been taken to its pinnacle. In contrast, the Constitution entitles everyone to live peacefully,” he said.
“I question if police can continue for at least 14 hours a sanguinary operation without the consent of the Chief Minister,” Dr. Qadri asserted adding the Inqilab March demands Qisas for the martyrs. “We demand accountability in this regard, through the Constitution and through the law,” he added. The people of Pakistan, he remarked, seek revenge of their economic murder, adding, “We want the implementation of the rights of the poor.” The PAT chief asked if the government’s behavior was in consonance with the Constitution, adding the registration of an FIR is a right of the bereaved families. The Inqilab March, he asserted, is progressing by the grace of Allah, and that the successful march was a substantiated testimony that the people have spurned the prevalent system.