LAHORE- Central leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has condemned the arrest of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers and leaders across the Punjab.

"The government has not learnt their lesson from the Model Town incident; they are
repeating same mistakes by an unannounced crackdown against PAT workers who have been arrested and harassed by police in various towns," proclaimed Pervaiz Elahi as he addressed a press conference beside Hussan Mohiuddin, the son of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri.

Pervaiz Elahi, former Chief Minister of Punjab urged the PML-N government to release the arrested PAT workers and "refrain from any action" against them over Dr. Qadri's homecoming.

In Elahi’s opinion, "Let them protest peacefully. Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif will be responsible in case of any untoward incident."

Hussan Mohiuddin accused that the government was afraid of their protest. He further informed that Dr. Qadri refused to cancel his scheduled arrival and how workers were ready to face all hurdles to greet him at the airport at all costs.

Prior to this, Pervaiz Elahi telephoned Dr. Qadri and assured him of PML-Q’s support.