PTI forms team to hold meeting with PAT chief
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Friday formed a six-member delegation to hold a meeting with Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri today (Saturday) in Lahore “to thrash out a future strategy” in the wake of the Model Town inquiry report.
The PTI also reiterated its demand for immediate resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah
The PTI made the decision at a meeting of party’s core committee chaired by PTI chief Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence. PTI Vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi would lead the delegation while other members include Jehangir Khan Tareen, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, Aleem Khan, Ijaz Chaudhry and Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed. Both sides will meet at PAT’s Minhajul Quran Secretariat in Lahore.
An office bearer of the PTI said that the meeting mandated the task to the delegation to hold talks with the PAT and work out a joint plan of action to bring to justice the real culprits of the Model Town tragedy.
The PTI chief has already assured his party’s all-out support to the PAT in case it decides to launch a protest against the Punjab government for failing to take action against those PML-N bigwigs who were allegedly involved in the Model Town carnage.
According to a statement issued by the PTI Central Media Department, the party leadership discussed in detail the Justice Baqir Najafi’s report over the Model Town incident and demanded the immediate resignation of the Punjab chief minister and the provincial law minister. “After this report has been made public, both Shahbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah have lost moral grounds to hold on to their offices,” the PTI said.
The core committee also decided that the PTI would soon come up with a comprehensive strategy to protest against the recent decision of the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“Imran Khan is ready to lead a campaign from the front over US President Donald Trump’s decision to show solidarity with the people of Palestine,” the statement said adding an outline of that proposed campaign would be made public soon.
The meeting strongly condemned Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ignoring its disputed status, the statement said adding that the entire nation stood by Palestinian brethren and condemn American decision of rolling over global commitments with the Palestinians and undermining all norms of justice.
“The Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit is the need of the hour,” the PTI said adding that party keeps a close eye on the outcome of critical OIC summit being convened on December 13.