LAHORE: A day before deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif is due to lead a rally from Islamabad to Lahore, his arch rival Dr Tahirul Qadri reached the provincial capital from Norway, calling upon the national institutions including the judiciary to use their influence to get published the report of Justice Ali Baqir Najafi about the killing of 14 workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek.

Addressing a gathering of his party workers at Nasser Bagh, he hinted at the possibility of launching a decisive campaign against those responsible for the three-year old tragedy. “Our sit-in now will be final and decisive,” he announced while addressing his charged followers.

Leaders from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), PML-Q, Awami Muslim League, Sunni Ittehad Council and Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen also addressed the rally. Prominent among who addressed the rally were PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Chaudhary Sarwar and AML’s Sheikh Rashid.

Political analysts predict the Pakistan Awami Tehreek chairman’s entry into Pakistan’s already troubled political arena could put Sharifs in further crisis. Qadri had launched the Qisas (blood for blood) movement few months back to get justice for families of Model Town incident which took place on June 2014 and claimed lives of his 14 followers in a fierce clash with police.

Qadri, a prominent cleric who leads PAT, charity Minhajul Quran International, alleges ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif are involved in the incident. He reached Lahore from Europe after less than two months of his departure from the country. In past three years, although he made many short stays here and led different protests against the government, but he could not achieve his “desired results” and left Pakistan leaving protest campaign in the middle. However, he vowed to continue struggle for “getting justice.”

At the gathering, Qadri repeated old allegations against Sharifs, calling them corrupt and a product of military dictator. Qadri said he would announce the date of sit-in when he will start the Qisas movement. He criticised Nawaz Sharif’s rally from Islamabad to Lahore, questioning against whom the former prime minister was leading the protest. He termed Sharifs enemy of the state and friend of India. “Sharifs’ political survival is a threat to country’s survival,” he said.

Qadri demanded the Model Town incident should be probed from the joint investigation team formed by the apex court to probe Panama case against Sharif Family. Qadri also demanded to introduce reforms in every institution and especially in election commission of Pakistan before holding any next election. He called for a united opposition to “challenge the kingship of the Sharif family.”

Qadri was earlier received by a large number of party workers at Allama Iqbal International Airport and escorted in shape of rally from the airport to Nasser Bagh at The Mall where. Strict security arrangements were made for his passage. Qadri is likely to hold an all parties conference and announce protest movement against PML-N government this week.