PTI, PAT chiefs to hold meeting soon

ISLAMABAD – A day after Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri asked his supporters to be ready for another protest call, the leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the PAT on Thursday agreed to meet soon to thrash out a future plan of action to bring to justice all those responsible for the Model Town tragedy.

This was agreed during a telephonic conversation between PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PAT chief Dr Qadri. An official of PTI’s central media department said Imran contacted Dr Qadri and assured him of his party’s full support in his struggle to bring to justice all those responsible for the Model Town carnage.

Khan also expressed his solidarity with the PAT workers and assured of fully supporting the demands of Dr Qadri he has put forward after the Punjab government made Justice Ali Baqar Najafi’s report public on the orders of the Lahore High Court.

Khan assured Dr Qadri that his party would join the PAT in case it decided to launch a street protest against the government if the real culprits involved in the tragedy were not arrested. Both the leaders also decided to chalk out a joint future strategy in this regard.

Khan said the PTI would not join the PAT’s protest for political gains, but to show solidarity with all the people falling victims to the Punjab government’s brutality in the incident.  The PTI has also called a meeting for today (Friday) to discuss the future course of action if the PAT chief announces a protest movement.

Dr Qadri on Wednesday said the inquiry commission report carries a sufficient evidence to convict Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and others. He also said his party’s legal team needs some time to study the report and ascertain whether or not the report has been tampered with.


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