Lahore:Founder of Minhaj ul Quran International, Tahir ul Qadri
has warned the government to implement electoral reforms by 10th of January 2013 otherwise he will hold a massive rally towards Islamabad.
While addressing a huge rally under the slogan ‘Siyasat nahin, riyasat bachao’ here at Minar-e-Pakistan Tahir ul Qadri pledges peaceful transformation.He said country s affairs must be run in the light of the constitution. He threatened to hold a massive rally of four million in Islamabad on January 14 if the demands were not fulfilled.
Tahir ul Qadri said that he would not support army take over in the country and he would be the first one to oppose if such intervention will ever made.
He said there were not any foreign elements or agencies behind his today s address, stating that he was there to save the state. He termed the corruption one of the major reasons of poor Pakistani economy.
Qadri said he doesn’t have the agenda to cancel upcoming elections but to demand electoral reforms that guarantee fair and transparent polls.Referring to the holding of dual office by president Zardari, he said the constitution doesn’t allow that, adding that transparent elections cannot be ensured when the president, himself supports a certain political party.He said the masses will not accept the results of the elections if the reforms were not implemented.
He emphasised the importance of an independent judiciary in the effort to change the system in the country. “The orders of the Supreme Court are not being implemented.”
Tahirul Qadri said the system of exploitation and oppression should be ended in a peaceful manner.
He also said that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan will soon be coming to Lahore with him.
Qadri added that he wanted to see an end to terrorism in the country. He said Pakistan had become a safe haven for terrorists as he referred to the attackers of the Peshawar airport. “If a government cannot maintain law and order, then it is unconstitutional and unlawful and we are not willing to accept it.”
He thanked the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Tehreek-i-Minhajul Quran ,MQM chief Altaf Hussain for sending a delegation of 50 people to the rally.
Before formally starting his address, he offered condolences over the demise of ANP leader Bashir Ahmed Bilour.