Addressing the protest rally held to demand the release of Justice Baqir Najfi Commission report, PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the Model Town tragedy is the worst incident of state terrorism. He said that both federal and provincial governments are involved in this gruesome incident. He said that when he saw that all doors leading to justice are closed, he will announce the decisive round. He said that if the families of the martyrs come out for justice, it will be difficult for the killers to freely roam around.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that all eyes are set on judiciary. It is to be seen what verdict it gives between the powerful and the weak. He said that if the killers are allowed to go scot-free, it will tantamount to murder of justice, law and humanity. He said that the first matter to be presented in the court of Allah Almighty on the Day of Judgment will that of the unjust killings.
The rally started from the Aiwan-e-Iqbal and concluded at the Lahore Press Club. PTI leader Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed, PAT Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, APML leader Fatima Atif Malahi, JUP (Niazi) Secretary General Dr Amjad Ali Chishti, MWM leader Syed Hassan Kazmi, Secretary General of Minority Alliance Reverend Dr Samuel, Bashrat Jaspal, Sajid Bhatti, Jawad Hamid, Mazhar Alvi, Zara Malik, Allama Mir Asif Akbar and Hafiz Ghulam Farid addressed the rally.
Rulers now want to kill justice after killing innocent people. We are peaceful people. We are looking up to judiciary for justice.— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) January 27, 2017
We are waiting as to what kind of verdict the judiciary delivers between the weak and the powerful.— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) January 27, 2017
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri demanded that those who conceived and planned the act of terrorism in Model Town should be apprehended and held accountable for their crime. He said that if the police had come to remove barriers, why they fired at the gates of his residence and into his bedroom, asking what barriers were placed there. Why did the policy barge into the secretariat of MQI and what kind of barriers there were inside the building? He said that DIG Operations was supervising the Model Town operation and he had the full assistance of 7 SPs and 17 SHOs.
Dr Qadri warned that if justice was not delivered in the Model Town case, then rulers will easily digest hundreds of Panama like cases without a trace and no one will be able to get justice. He said that the first JIT report dubbed the Police FIR as illegal and the members put in dissenting notes. The main accused did not present themselves in the court of law despite being summoned. So much so that the weapons used in the operation were not allowed to be inspected.
The PAT Chairman said that after killing the innocent people, the killers now want to murder justice. He said that we are peaceful people and looking up to judiciary for justice. He said that a judge who delivers justice without fear or favor will go to paradise. He said that his workers challenged the status quo. He said that the rulers were afraid of his arrival in the country and resorted to shedding blood to scare him away.
Speaking at the rally, PTI leader Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed said that Model Town tragedy is the most heinous incident of state terrorism of Pakistan’s history in which the state killed its own citizens. He said that if the Sharif brothers are not involved in the incident, then why are they now allowing the publication of the Justice Baqir Najfi Commission report?
PAT Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur reiterated the vow that seeking justice was the goal of every PAT worker, adding that there was no way the party is going to withdraw from the demand of Qisas.
A large number of women and children attended the rally.