Sit-in of June 17 to draw attention to Model Town tragedy: Dr Hassan Qadri addresses Workers Convention

Addressing the Workers Convention held under the banner of MQI and PAT Lahore chapters at the central secretariat, Chairman Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri has said that the sit-in is being arranged on June 17 to demand justice for martyrs of Model Town. He said that we have informed the government that the event will be held on The Mall in every case. He said that the protest will be attended by leaders of political parties, civil society and human rights organizations. He said that the caravans would reach The Mall by evening....

Two more eye-witnesses record their statements in anti-terrorism court

Two eye-witnesses in the Model Town case, namely Muhammad Sarwar and Sakhi Badshah, recorded their statements in anti-terrorism court in connection with the private complaint filed by PAT.Injured Muhammad Sarwar said in his statement that a constable was holding two pistols in his hands and spraying bullets by changing positions. He said that one of the bullets hit him going across his abdomen. Other workers were also inured with his firing....

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri to lead sit-in in Lahore on June 17

Pakistan Awami Tehreek has decided to stage a sit-in on June 17 at the Mall Road Lahore. PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri will lead the sit-in. Announcement to this effect was made by PAT Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur while addressing a press conference at the central secretariat here in Lahore on May 26 along with other members of the Core Committee. He said that the DCO Lahore has been informed about the PAT’s plan of a sit-in through a letter....

PAT holds demonstration for justice in front of anti-terrorism court

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) held a demonstration in front of the anti-terrorism court to seek justice for Model Town martyrs. Senior leaders and workers including women attended the demonstration in large number. Addressing the participants of the demonstration, Khawaja Amir Fareed Koreja said that we would fight the legal battle and take to the streets as well for justice in Model Town case. He said that two have passed and no headway has been made in the case as the heirs of the martyrs await justice even today....

Right to Fair Trial under Article 10-A being violated with abandon: PAT

Addressing a hurriedly called press conference at the Lahore Press Club, central PAT leaders along with the team of lawyers engaged in fighting Model Town case have said that the Punjab Government is murdering justice by not holding fair trial under Article 10-A of the Constitution after formation of the highly questionable JIT. They said that there is no difference in the behaviour of the police, JIT and the anti-terrorism court. They said that apprehension expressed by Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri regarding non-provision of justice in the presence of current rulers is coming true word for word....

Keys of double-storey house handed over to father of Shaheed Muhammad Umar

On behalf of PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the keys of a double storey house were handed over to Mian Muhammad Siddique, the father of Muhammad Umar Siddique yesterday. It is pertinent to mention here that Muhammad Umar Siddique was martyred on June 17, 2014 in Model Town tragedy in Lahore. He is the fourth homeless martyr of a family who was the sole breadwinner for his parents....