Dr Tahirul Qadri, patron of the Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran, on Tuesday reiterated that he and his entire family will not take in the upcoming general elections.

Addressing a news conference at Minhajul Quran’s secretariat here, he said he and his sons and family won’t take in the elections.

“My daughters and daughters-in-law will also not take part in the general elections,” he asserted.

However, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is free to decide whether it wants to take part in the electoral process or not.

Replying a query regarding the validity of agreement with the government before the end of long march, Dr. Qadri said agreement has been made with the government, whether current regime stays in power or not the agreement will remain intact.

He said had the army intervened in the long march, democracy would not have been saved nor the peace.

Dr Qadri said people are increasingly getting disappointed with the prevalent system in Pakistan, adding the democracy should have a mechanism of auto-accountability. The responsibility for everything cannot be attributed to the previous governments, he added.

He said that his long march was cent percent successful, adding that people have become aware of their political rights after the long march.