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. ...

Qadri arrives at Jinnah Hospital to inquire about workers' health

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri arrived at Jinnah Hospital on Monday to inquire about the health of the party workers who injured in police firing during Model Town tragedy on June 17. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervez Ilahi were accompanying the PAT chief. A large number of party workers including women were present in the premises of Jinnah Hospital and surrounded the party chief to welcome him....

MQM terms arrest of PAT workers as undemocratic action

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar on Sunday deplored PML-N government for resorting to undemocratic tactics to arrest PAT’s workers ahead of Dr. Tahir ul Qadri’s arrival in Islamabad tomorrow. Addressing a press conference here, Dr. Farooq Sattar said that there seems to be no government in the country. “It is not a democratic approach to arrest workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT),” he said....

Peaceful, democratic revolution our ultimate goal: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

PAT leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that he would rather sacrifice his life but would not budge an inch from his stated goal of revolution. He said that even if the oppressors broke all hell loose on him, he would neither be scared nor forced to yield. He said that with the martyrdoms of the workers, the constitutional, democratic and people’s revolution had begun. He said that the Model Town carnage represented the height of terrorism, savagery and oppression committed by the rulers and extreme amount of patience and restraint exercised by PAT workers....