LAHORE - Former president Pervez Musharraf made a telephonic contact with PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Sunday.

Talking to The Nation, PAT spokesperson Noorullah Siddiqui said that Musharraf inquired after Dr Qadri’s health, and both the leaders discussed the country’s political situation.

“Musharraf invited Dr Qadri to visit Karachi. The PAT chief’s visit to the port city is expected after Ramazan depending upon his health and schedule,” the spokesperson informed.

To a query, Noorullah said that his party’s options of alliances with the likeminded parties for local body polls in Punjab are open. The PAT would participate in the polls with full preparations, he added. The spokesman, however, said it was too early to say about any alliance with Musharraf-led All Pakistan Muslim League in the upcoming LB polls. Any decision for making alliances with other parties including the APML would be taken after consultation among the party leaders, he maintained.

The PAT chief also hosted Iftar dinner for the families of Model Town victims on Sunday. Speaking on occasion, Dr Qadri said the JIT report had no standing after the judicial commission report on the Model Town incident.

“The findings of the executives have no value and legal standing after the inquiry report of judicial commission,” he claimed.

Dr Qadri said the PAT had devised a strategy for getting justice, and the assassins of the Model Town tragedy were becoming nervous with every day passing. He said the accused would nokt be spared no matter how much they were powerful. He appreciated the sacrifices made by the PAT workers for bringing political awareness among the countrymen.