Two days ago, I had the opportunity to visit Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s container at D-Chowk. I was staggered at the thought that this man had spent two months in this small sized container. It had a very tiny washroom, a sofa, a study table and two chairs. The government’s claims of luxuries and an AC in the container are far from reality. Anyone who criticizes Tahir-ul-Qadri should try to spend a day in the container. He is sacrificing his comfort, he could have stayed in Canada and enjoyed a relaxed life, researching Islam and carrying out studies but he left all this and came to Pakistan and started his struggle for revolution.

People responded positively to his call, there is still a large gathering in Islamabad. Most of the people assembled are from the lower strata of society, whose fundamental rights have been snatched by our rulers, and now they think Tahirul Qadri is the only person who can give them back their rights. I interviewed people there, most believe that they have succeeded, as the thinking of the laymen due to this sit-in, has changed. People now stand up to say ‘no’ to VIP-culture and protocol.

Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri have decided to launch rallies in different cities to spread the revolution. They both speak for the downtrodden, the bereft and the needy, and they have exposed the filth of the elite, so people follow their call. It is hoped that the status-quo will soon be toppled.

KHURRAM IQBAL,

Lahore, October 13.