Asif Zardari & Tahir-ul-Qadri agree to go hand in hand for justice


LAHORE: PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari held a long one-on-one meeting here on Friday, 29th Dec. in which matters related to the agenda of APC, justice for the martyrs of Model Town and the future of course of action came under discussion. Prior to one-onone meeting, the delegations of the PAT and PPP met wherein legal issues regarding the Model Town case were discussed.
Dr Qadri briefed the meeting about the legal issues ofthe case. Both leaders spoke to media after the meeting. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri thanked Asif Zardari and senior PPP leaders for visiting the central secretariat of PAT the second time within days.
He said that it is a matter of pleasure that there is a complete unanimity of views between Asif Zardari and him on matters related to the Model Town case and the future political approach.
He said that the PPP has extended complete support to PAT on the issue of Model Town tragedy right from day one. He said that after publication of Justice Najfi report, all political forces of the country have given complete moral support to the PAT, adding that these political parties will be with us during the next phase of political struggle.
He said that the APC will discuss all issues and the next line of action will be decided through unanimity and consultation. Speaking on the occasion, Asif Zardari said that both Punjab Chief Minister and Law Minister will have to resign. He said that this incident of terrorism and bloodshed did not take place in any remote village but in the heart of Lahore where police continued to shower bullets on the innocent and unarmed citizens for hours. He asked how it could be possible that the chief executive of the province was clueless about the unfolding tragedy, while the horrible scenes of massacre were being beamed across the world on TV screens.
To another question, Asif Zardari said that his policy of reconciliation was for the sake of democracy and parliament. He said that Nawaz Sharif shows a disdain for Parliament, makes the country hugely indebted, usurps people’s rights and becomes a dictator, how could the people of Pakistan bear hisstanding by him? He further said that whenever Nawaz Sharif says that he has become ideological, he qualifies it with the use of word ‘now’, stating that it is now that he claims to have become ideological.