Why judicial commission report not being released if rulers have no relation with incident? PAT

Addressing an emergency press conference along with team of lawyers, PAT President Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi and Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur have said that if the rulers have no relation with the Model Town incident, then why are they not releasing the report of the judicial commission that probed Model Town tragedy and why are they afraid of constituting neutral and independent Joint Investigation Team (JIT)? They said that the Punjab government is bringing its influence to bear on anti-terrorism courts....

British Mayor dismayed by lack of justice to martyrs of Model Town tragedy

Later on, while talking to media, Malik Nasir, Mayor of Hounslow Borough, said that it is a welcome development that local government elections are being conducted in cantonment boards. He said that there is no better and more effective system than the local government system for service of the people at their doorsteps. He said that localized and grassroots issues cannot be resolved while sitting in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi or Peshawar....

PAT rally in Faisalabad demands justice for martyrs of Model Town tragedy

A protest rally was taken out against the Punjab government in connection with the Model Town tragedy under the banner of PAT Faisalabad chapter. Thousands of PAT activists including people belonging to all walks of life attended the rally. The participants chanted slogans against the government and demanded justice for the martyrs and the injured of Model Town tragedy. PAT leaders Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Bashrat Jaspal, Rana Tahir and Rana Idrees Qadri addressed the rally....

PAT rally in Multan protests lack of justice in Model Town case

PAT chief Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that we would not rest till we make those responsible for Model Town tragedy face justice and go to gallows for their crimes. He made it clear that no tactic employed by the rulers can make distract us from the path of seeking justice. He said that the rulers are in contact with the terrorists and conspiracies have begun to be hatched to thwart the military courts. He said that after the military, it is PAT which is raising effective voice courageously in war against terrorism....

Killers of Model Town tragedy not to be pardoned: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

PAT chief Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that we would not rest till we make those responsible for Model Town tragedy go to gallows in the Model Town case and no tactic of the rulers can make us budge even an inch from the path of justice. He said that the rulers have their contact with the terrorists and conspiracies have begun to be hatched to throw spanners in the works of military courts with an intention to frustrate them....

PAT writes to WTO about Dr Tauqir Shah's role in Model Town Lahore massacre

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) writes to WTO about Dr Tauqir Shah's role in Model Town Lahore massacre. Dr Tauqir Shah has been appointed as ambassador of Pakistan to the World Trade Organization. We write to apprise you of his unsuitability and unfortunate background of his appointment to WTO. On the 17th of June 2014 the government sent the police to carry out an armed operation at the head office of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) and the residence of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in Lahore, which continued for approximately fifteen hours....

Elimination of terrorism not possible until foreign funding stops: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

PAT chief Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has made it clear that unless foreign funding is banned, it will not be possible to eliminate terrorism. He said that foreign funding to seminaries reflects criminal negligence of successive governments that failed to discharge their responsibility for reasons of expediency and narrow interests. He said that all governments of past are equally responsible for mushroom growth of extremism and radicalism in the country....

Government deceiving people on issue of terrorism: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

PAT chief Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the government is deceiving people on the issue of terrorism. He said that funds have continued to be received from abroad in the name of elimination of terrorism and the past governments were also involved in this practice. He said that the French President and the whole cabinet led a rally of four million people against terrorism, asking when the honour of Pakistan’s Prime Minister will wake. He said why did the Prime Minister not appeal to the nation to take to the streets after Peshawar tragedy and why did he not invite the heads of Muslim countries?...