Qadri’s APC demands Shahbaz Sharif’s resignation over Model Town incident

The five points of the declaration included, first Information Report (FIR) of the incident should be registered on the complaint filed by Minhaj-ul-Quran. The APC strongly condemning the Model Town tragedy stated that the cruel operation on unarmed persons was tantamount to tearing justice into shreds. The resolution demanded constitution of a commission comprising of three senior Judges of the Supreme Court, which could summon anyone including the prime minister....

APC holds Punjab CM responsible for Model Town massacre

LAHORE: An all-party conference (APC) hosted by Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri called for the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and top police officials over June 17 Model Town tragedy. In a five-point declaration issued on Sunday, participants of the APC said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was actually responsible for the Model Town shootings, which left at least 12 workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) killed last week....

National political & religious leadership speaks with one voice against Model Town carnage

Addressing the All-Parties Conference, PAT chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the rulers broke all records of savagery and terrorism by killing innocent and unarmed workers and the members of the civil society, which resulted in martyrdom of 14 people besides injuring over 125 workers. He said that police intimidated and coerced the Durood reciters in Gosh-a-Durood and did not even hesitate from desecrating the Holy Quran. He said that the Model Town police got the barriers erected around his residence and the central secretariat on the orders of the High Court after the members of neighbourhood moved a petition before the honourable Court for enhanced security measures....

Five-point joint declaration of All-Parties Conference

The police attack that took place at the residence of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri and secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International in Lahore on June 17 represents the worst ever example of state terrorism, savagery, violence and barbarism in which live bullets were fired at innocent and unarmed citizens, the unarmed women were killed by firing of live bullets for the first time in the history of Pakistan and the Holy Quran was desecrated. The Model Town tragedy is condemned in the strongest possible words. Protection of people’s lives and property, right to peaceful protest and freedom of expression are fundamental requirements of real democracy. ...

APC demands Punjab CM's resignation over model Town tragedy

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Five-point declaration of All Parties Conference Hosted by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has been finalised, Dunya News reported. The five points of the declaration included, first Information Report (FIR) of the incident should be registered on the complaint filed by Minhaj-ul-Quran. The APC demanded that the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should resign and if he does not tender resignation the President should seek Punjab CM’s resignation....

Martyrdom’s toll rises to 14 as one more injured succumbs to injuries

With martyrdom of Shahbaz Mustafavi of Muridkay who succumbed to bullet injuries here today, the death toll of Model Town carnage has risen to 14. On June 17, the Punjab Police opened indiscriminate firing at unarmed and innocent workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Minhaj-ul-Quran International during their raid and martyred ten people in the process besides injuring over 100 people including 40 who were critically injured....

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri to visit Jinnah hospital after leaving Lahore airport

Large number of PAT activists present within the premises of Lahore airport expressed happiness over their leader’s arrival, whereas, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri would leave for his home under private security. Qadri will visit injured activists of his political party under treatment in Jinnah hospital in Lahore under strict security measures before reaching home. According to reports, Qadri initially demanded security circle around him comprising of military personnel, however, further agreed to leave airport with private guards after rejecting government’s security....

Anti-government cleric returns to Pakistan, supporters clash with police

(Reuters) - A prominent cleric landed in Pakistan on Monday after his plane was diverted from the capital Islamabad where his supporters clashed with police amid government concerns about the return of a man who describes himself as a revolutionary. Tahirul Qadri, a Pakistani preacher turned political activist who usually lives Canada, is a divisive figure in Pakistan where he made headlines last year when he led mass rallies against the previous government....

Pakistan: Islamabad police clash with Qadri supporters

Mr Qadri's flight was rerouted to Lahore "to ensure the safety of the passengers and aircraft", a spokesman for Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority told AFP news agency.

"We just want to give a peaceful welcome to our leader but they pounded us with tear gas," said one protester, Reuters news agency reported.

The daily Emirates flight EK612 from Dubai had approached the Pakistani capital to land but passengers found themselves circling overhead before being diverted several hundred kilometres east. ...