LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahirul Qadri claimed on Thursday that whenever he wants, he can make Pakistan People Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan sit together at a single table.
Qadri made the claim while addressing the all Pakistan lawyers convention at his party office. During the meeting a five-point resolution was also unanimously approved by the lawyer community and the PAT chief.
The PAT chief, in his address, reiterated his call that Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah should immediately tender their resignations and present themselves for justice. He added that all senior police officers who ordered the crackdown against Model Town’s innocent people should also be suspended, and a joint investigation team on the pattern of the Panamana scandal should be formed to probe the case.
While sharing about his meeting with PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat, Chaudhry Pervaiz Illahi, AML chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Jamaat Islami and Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen leaders, he said that the leaders of these political parties assured him that they would take part in PAT’s call for justice whenever the movement starts.
Qadri also thanked the lawyers, who attended convention in large numbers and announced their support to his party’s cause. “Now we are more committed to take justice for this noble cause,” he added.
The PAT chief, in his usual aggressive tone, said that he firmly believed that the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) government had committed the crime and was involved in the killing of 14 innocent people. He added that they had committed this crime for their one point agenda which was ‘to stop the PAT movement’.
“We have arranged two sit-ins in the past, I hope they will not compel us to carry out a third protest,” he remarked.
During the convention, Rai Bashir Ahmed, a senior lawyer of the Lahore high court submitted the resolution, which was passed unanimously.
According to the resolution, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Law minister Rana Sanaullah should step down immediately and present themselves for justice, as Justice Baqar Najafi report clearly identified that they were the ones involved in committing crime.
The second point of the resolution said that all police officers should be suspended and should be presented for justice.
The resolution adds that all culprits who committed the crime should be sent to jail and be dealt accordingly. A JIT, on the pattern of the Panama scandal, should be formed as soon as possible under the observance of honorable judges of Supreme Court and High Court.
The resolution calls for arrest of the culprits and law enforcement recover the weapons used in the murder, and then a report should be submitted to the judicial magistrate under section 173.