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The 23rd of June

Early morning on 23rd June 2014, Islamabad bound Emirates flight EK612 was forced to change its course after not being given permission to land at its original destination. The flight carrying Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was diverted to Lahore after encircling the skies of Islamabad for some forty minutes.

Dr Qadri’s announcement of his return into Pakistan early on in June had clearly caused shockwaves in the Pakistani government. Bold statements made by Dr Qadri on bringing a populist revolution into the state of Pakistan, paired with an effective ten point agenda on how to bring these changes, sent the government into a frenzy. Statements from cabinet ministers who lashed out stating “we will hang you upside down” were direct threats to Dr Qadri. Scenes in Model Town, Lahore was a further aggression to convey the same message. The government’s tall claims of prosperity soon started to fall short as they not only failed to take any concrete actions to remedy the massacre, but made claims for a judicial commission, which in other words means is to brush things under the carpet. Any real accountability for the government’s responsibility to protect it’s citizens was non-existent. The government failed to address who ordered the Punjab Police’s destructive rampage outside Minhaj-ul-Quran secretariat, and the home of Dr Qadri which killed 15, and injured at least 80 supporters. Furthermore, it failed to address the role of non-state actors associated with the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi; and the sensational Gullu Butt, a symbol of Pakistan’s nasty political culture.  

From these scenes in Lahore it is became apparent that the PML-N government was prepared to show no mercy towards those who questioned their authority. Yet despite all the criticism, it had learnt little as Dr Qadri’s supporters arrived to Islamabad to welcome their leader, the government conducted another brutal crackdown which sent many critically in hospital and others unlawfully arrested. The condemnations increased from various political parties. Dr Qadri’s supporters are well known for their unprecedented peaceful activism which was displayed in the four-day ‘Long March’ sit-in at the capital Islamabad. Yet the government had deployed new dirty tactics to blame workers of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Dr Qadri’s political party.

With the private TV channels broadcasting every movement of Dr Qadri’s plane, the intentions of the government became evident. Once the aircraft had landed at Lahore, Dr Qadri and his followers had quite tactically refused to leave the aircraft as he claimed that government’s politically-motivated diversion constituted hijacking. Dr Qadri kept requesting the armed forces to ensure security, as he did not trust the PMLN government which brutally massacred his supporters a week ago.  Dr Qadri claims the government uses terrorist outfit’s as their Gestapo.  

The refusal of Dr Qadri to leave the aircraft had allowed sufficient time for his supporters to gather outside Lahore airport. The government had miscalculated the diversion thinking he would have no supporters waiting in Lahore, yet Dr Qadri had expected this. At this point the government started alleging ‘hijacking’ by Dr Qadri, and wanted to use this as a pretext to carry out a bloody operation inside the aircraft.  This was becoming an international issue and any such action against Dr Qadri could result in total chaos across the country. The establishment had thus decided to discretely intervene through Governor Sindh Ishrat-ul-Ibad who negotiated with Dr Qadri, and the Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar, once a British MP, who escorted Dr Qadri. During this emergency, it was as though the Governor Punjab had exercised his discretionary power which allowed him to override the authority of the Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.  

The government’s threats to arrest or deport Dr Qadri had failed abysmally. Soon Dr Qadri was walking freely as he visited his injured party workers at Jinnah Hospital with the Governor Punjab and his escort team. He arrived at his Secretariat where his party workers were killed, where he once again threatened the government that the revolution is near.

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Pakistan Update – Diverted Flight and Aggravation

Whilst thousands of peaceful and law abiding citizens are waiting to greet there leader Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in Islamabad, outside the airport they made it clear that they had no intentions of entering the airport. They just wanted to wait and see Dr Qadri, and that is what they did. It was only until moments before Dr Qadri’s flight was due to land, police aggravated the people by shelling and showering tears gas onto the peaceful people, driving them closer to the airport. This is no democracy where the police of a state have political motives. This is not the police of Pakistan’s, this is the police of PML-N, and the ruling

In addition to this amidst the chaos caused by the police, the commercial Emirates flight, EK612 was left circulating the skies of Lahore for 30 minutes before news spread that the flight had been diverted to Lahore international airport. This in flight diversion has caused upheaval and suspicion as there has been no genuine reason given for the in flight diversion, it has become widely accepted that the motives behind the diversion of this commercial flight have been solely political.

Dr Qadri has addressed the press directly, from within EK612, saying that other passengers who have traveled with them have come to Pakistan to land in Pakistan, and that as a Pakistani citizens; it is there right to land in its capital city of Islamabad. They have said that the biggest threat to security and threat to terror is the ruling elites Nawaaz and Shahbaz Shareef. And for now, Dr Qadri is not leaving the Emirates EK612 until it has taken him to the destination it has set out for. Dr Qadri has communicated through the international media that has traveled with him on the EK612 that they have no trust in the security measures, and that until army officials come to to escort him, he will not leave the plane whilst in Lahore. 

Meanwhile in Lahore, outside of Allama Iqbal international airport, Pakistan Awaami Tehreek supporters have gathered in force to peacefully protest. Dr Qadri has sent a message to his supporters who are showing street power to remain peaceful, keep there protests where they are, and have repeated there is to be “No violence, no violence, no violence”.

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Pakistan Update – Suppressing The Voices

Freedom of speech has always been considered a basic human right and as a democratic country, the state of Pakistan also has freedom of speech and freedom of press, sewn into its laws and constitution. Article 19 of Pakistan’s constitution clearly reiterates “Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press”.

However, despite this basic human right, and a right that Pakistan, as a state gives to its people, Pakistan has put a limit of the freedom of speech and movement within the country.

As the hour of Dr Qadri’s arrival dawns upon Pakistan, the government have continued their cowardice moves to suppress the nation by closing off routes into the capital, Islamabad where Dr Qadri is due to arrive, and also putting a 15 day ban on Pakistan’s largest news broadcaster. In addition to this, cellular networks are down, and there is a high risk that Facebook and twitter will also be banned in the next few hours.

With such violations to individuals freedom of speech, movement and information has caused the Pakistani people to flood the streets of Islamabad to be able to welcome the leader of the revolution they desperately need. Police have used force and shelling to diffuse the public of Pakistan who have taken to the streets peacefully. A large, unnecessary and inhumane level of force is being used against supporters who are non-violent, amongst the victims of such brutality are journalists, who are getting the truth out to the world.c Alongside this, 500 leaders of Pakistan Awaami Tehreek have been arrested, with no particular, lawful reason.

The government is currently trying its utmost best to try stopping people from gaining information on Dr Qadri’s, through its cowardice acts. However the government has forgotten a fundamental aspect of revolution. The TV channels can be silenced, but can the revolution be silences? You can arrest a person, but you can’t arrest the revolution.



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Dr Qadri Is Coming To Pakistan

Just shy of 24 hours before the highly anticipated arrival of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri into Pakistan, the government has continued on its path of destruction.

The police began arresting Pakistan Awaami Teheeek’s top leadership without providing any reasons in early hours of the morning across many cities in Pakistan. This is beginning to stir the emotions as the situation has already been sensitive since the unexplainable murders, tortures and abduction of many peaceful people in Lahore by the punjab police.

It is clear that the government has fallen short of excuses to continue running the country under such a corrupt leadership, and Dr Qadri’s calls for a corruption free and real democratic Pakistan is a threat to the ruling elite’s power.

As the situation continues to bubble, Dr Qadri has warned the government that continuing such mindless and barbaric actions, and causing any problems and issues to his arrival into Pakistan will only aggravate the people of Pakistan more. The terror tactics employed by the corrupt politicians will draw revolution into the land quicker than anyone could anticipate. As the realisation of how unconstitutional and undemocratic the government and system of Pakistan dawns upon the nation it is causing a rift of realisation and motivation for the system for actual change.

Roads, public transport and communication networks are being completely cut off in and around Islamabad. Upon leaving from Heathrow airport today, Dr Qadri sent a message to the people of Pakistan to not come out to welcome him, but come out to welcome the change, and revolution they desperately needed.

Dr Qadri in coming to Pakistan. Revolution is coming with him.

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Lahore Police Operation Aftermath

Five days on from the brutal Lahore police attacks, the nation has been left with a haunting aftermath and an abundance of unanswered questions around such a tragedy

To date, the media has reported 14 deaths. However this figure is just the figure of bodies which have been recovered and handed back. In addition to this, on the 17th of June, in excess of 150 people went missing, who have not been accounted for, despite the families of the missing individuals, being pushed from one police station to another. Families of the unaccounted for individuals have proclaimed that many of their loved ones which have gone missing are women, children and elderly. In addition to this, 80 people are critically injured and in hospital not receiving adequate medical treatment for punctures to their bodies, the Punjab Police’s shower of bullets caused on them. Shockingly, today a further 20 people have been brought into hospital with critical medical conditions, and wounds which are going to cause lifetime disabilities, all obtained as a result of being victims to brutal torture.

Amidst such anarchy which has left the streets of Lahore covered in the blood of the unarmed workers arise questions as to why such terror and brutality thundered down onto Pakistan Awaami Tehreek workers for 17 hours without intervention.

The people of Pakistan, the media and all those looking into Pakistan internationally, have questioned why the police, whose role is to protect the streets, caused so much chaos and where the orders to do so came from.

A fact which can be verified with police personnel across Pakistan who did not partake in this terrorising operation could verify that without prior consent from the high authorities such as the federal law or chief minister, no police personnel can, or have the right to use force. This highlights that authority from a higher level would have had to have come before such an operation could be carried out. Thus authorisation and instruction from one of the Punjab government’s minister’s was a necessity before several hundreds of police officers could shower civilians in bullets.

The media and people of Pakistan have been searching for accountability for such a mammoth disturbance in the peace of Lahore. Looking towards the ruling body of Punjab for answers, ministers in power have fallen short of giving concise answers as to exactly what happened and why. each holding their hands up to say it was not them that gave the order. The question arises, if it wasn’t the chief ministers of Punjab that gave Punjab Police the authority to carry out such a mass murder, who did? In addition to this, if they did not give authority to cause the operation, why did they not give the authority to stop the police operation? Why did it government sit back and watch 17 hours of disturbance, violence and a shower of bullets, did they not have the power to stop such a mass murder?

With such large inconsistencies, lies and a severe lack of accountability on this Lahore massacre conducted by the police, there no doubt left about the fact that Pakistan has become a lawless land. The judiciaries and high courts, the systems, the governing bodies and the police have failed to provide protection to the people of Pakistan. Pakistan has become a state where the ruling elite are immune to the law of the land; where the police, whose duty is to keep the streets of the country peaceful are spilling the blood of innocent people.


This is no democracy, this is anarchy, and with only one day to go for the much anticipated arrival of Dr Qadri, into the heart of Pakistan, these events have shaken the nation. This incident has caused the hearts of the population of Pakistan to ache, and is continuing to cause extremely suspicious behavior from the government.


By Haleema Ghafar

(Photo of unarmed civilian being brutally beaten by Punjab Police force on the 17th of June 2014, at the Minhaj-ul-Quran Secretariat, Lahore)

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PRESS RELEASE: Lahore Police operation update

Lahore, Pakistan – The Punjab police carried out a brutal massacre against the workers of a mainstream political party, Pakistan Awami Tehreek headed by Dr Tahir ul Qadri at the Lahore residential area of Model Town - Minhaj-ul-Quran International Headquarters. On the morning of 17th July 2014 at 2am, an unconstitutional operation commenced amidst the coveted darkness as the Punjab Police force thundered down to the Minhaj-ul-Quran Secretariat, and the home of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri to haul down the security barriers around both buildings. Following the unlawful attack, approximately 30+ unarmed innocent civilian supporters of Dr Qadri have been martyred (including women/ children) & over 200 people are in critical condition.

The Police operation was an unconstitutional and an illegal attempt to destabilise the security conditions around the house of Dr Tahir ul Qadri by forcefully removing the safety barriers. The safety barriers were legally approved by the High Court via a formal court ruling a few years prior. The barriers were initially created to provide effective security to Dr Tahir ul Qadri soon after the launching of his hugely popular and successful anti-terrorism Fatwa condemning terrorist activity and proclaiming Kharijite’s as strictly out of the fold of Islam. The Punjab Police was also provided with the relevant documentation by the workers of PAT upon request thereby verifying their unlawful entry onto the premises.

Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers who had attempted to resist police demolition of security barriers constructed by PAT outside the house of Dr Qadri were subject to a brutal attack, reports include 2 women being amongst the murdered. The Punjab Police have been using tear gas, constant firing and a significant level of force against unarmed innocent civilian supporters of Dr Qadri. The constant attacks by the police turned the grounds of Minhaj-ul-Quran, Lahore, into a battle field. Local media also reported that the Punjab Police force prevented dozens of injured civilians to reach local hospitals to receive urgent medical treatment and attention. Those wounded who were denied medical care by the local medical authorities were taken back to Minhaj-ul-Quran Headquarters. Furthermore the terrorist police also attacked the residence of Dr Qadri with a bulldozer and deployed heavy machinery in an attempt to destroy the infrastructure. Guards of PAT were on the roof but had been prevented from retaliating the attacks in order to avoid further unwanted aggression. As the aggression continued the Police continued to use brutal force for the following 10 hours increasing the number of injured significantly. The workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek have responded to the brutal attacks with peaceful resilience simultaneously disallowing the Police force to draw closer to the security barriers. Local media reported that PAT workers resisted the police action by pelting them with stones as a form of defence.

The unexpected attack by the Punjab Police has been a blatant violation of Article 38 (a) of the Constitution which encapsulates “the state shall secure the well-being of the people”. What comes as an even greater surprise is that the heinous attack by the Punjab Police force on unarmed innocent civilian population has not received adequate condemnation by the federal or provincial government. In attacking the peaceful PAT protesters, the Pakistan government has also been in violation of International law. The procedural requirements for the use of force are outlined in The United Nations Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials which stipulates that all security forces are required to comply with non-violent means before resorting to any use of force.

In a separate press conference on 17th June 2014 following the unlawful operation, Dr Qadri addressed senior state officials, the federal and provincial authorities, the media and the armed forces. Dr Qadri appealed to the Pakistan government to control the anarchic situation and take effective control of the territory so as to disallow any unconstitutional and illegal measures against PAT workers. We condemn terrorism in all forms, whether these attacks are carried out by insurgents, security forces or our own government. It is truly a sad state of affairs that those individuals, who are responsible for the protection of its own citizens, are the ones carrying out such savage and ruthless attacks in the name of democracy and freedom of speech.

By: Misbah Wahid (Bradford)

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On 29th December 2013 the Pakistani Awami Tehreek will lead a rally in Lahore for the implementation of Article 38 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

On 29th December 2013 the Pakistani Awami Tehreek will lead a rally in Lahore for the implementation of Article 38 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

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Pakistan is a victim of a #FakeDemocracy

Pakistan is a victim of a #FakeDemocracy

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"The government has no long term vision or planning for Pakistan to progress. It is destroying the nation through it’s corrupt schemes. #FakeDemocracy"

— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

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"The elections in Pakistan are a means of bringing the corrupt politicians into power which results in military takeovers." - Dr Tahir ul Qadri

"The elections in Pakistan are a means of bringing the corrupt politicians into power which results in military takeovers." - Dr Tahir ul Qadri

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"These politicians are solely responsible for the plight our country #Pakistan - Ab Tak 05/02/2013"
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Islamabad Long March Declaration – a strategic perspective: negotiations vis-à-vis political obstructionism. By Abbas Aziz (London UK)

Last week the world witnessed an enthralling political spectacle as tens of thousands of peaceful protestors led by Dr Tahir ul Qadri, a renowned international scholar and former parliamentarian marched from Lahore to Islamabad and thereafter staged a three day sit-in, in order to voice their opposition against the country’s failing, incompetent and corrupt federal administration. The long march and dharna i.e. sit-in, has been referred to by a number of political historians as the largest and most successful public demonstration of its kind in the country’s 65 year history. Numerous aspects of the long march have been heralded as having been hugely successful and unprecedented. Many commentators have praised the discipline and organisation of the demonstrators who sat steadfastly for three days under the open sky, in the bitter cold of Islamabad’s infamous winter weather.

The long march has also been duly praised for setting an unprecedented standard for peaceful protest in a country that has up until recently, been synonymous with violent protests and continues to be embroiled in terrorism. This achievement is further amplified by the fact that the Federal Interior Minister claimed he had credible intelligence confirming the definiteness of a violent attack against the protestors. Considering Pakistan has a history laden with terrorist atrocities and violent protests, the fact that the entire process which lasted five days, was completely peaceful and free of any form of social unrest, is in itself an awe-inspiring achievement. Additionally, Dr Qadri has become a household name within the short space of a few weeks, captivating the minds of not only the hundreds of thousands of people who took part in the dharna, but also the millions that tuned into their television sets and watched events unfold via the unprecedented media coverage.

It’s worth noting that there is almost unanimity among political analysts and commentators regarding the aforementioned achievements. In addition, many believe Dr Qadri was successful at mobilising the public by galvanising popular sentiment, and perspicaciously projecting the voice of the masses by using his long march and dharna as an effective platform from which to air the public’s discontentment with the political class. Yet irrespective of the various achievements (a number of which have been purposely overlooked in order to focus on the proposed subject), post event analysis regarding the Long March Declaration (LMD) i.e. the agreement reached between Dr Qadri and the government, has been fairly mixed. The long march can be politically dissected and analysed through various frames of reference in order to determine the extent to which it has impacted Pakistan’s political trajectory. One may evaluate for instance, the immediate impact of the long march on the forthcoming elections, or the medium-long term political repercussions, and whether the events of the past few weeks will have a lasting effect on Pakistani politics in the years to come.

Nevertheless, the focus of this current analysis is limited to evaluating Dr Qadri’s political strategy since the crux of the post-long march/dharna critique is largely centred on the LMD and its legal and constitutional authoritativeness. The main criticism banded around by sceptics is the notion that isolated and under severe pressure, Dr Qadri opted for a ‘face saving’ exit. In reality this assertion could not be farther from the truth. Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher once said, “supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” It is evident from the events that unfolded during the course of the weeks leading up to the long march that neither the government nor opposition parties were in the mood for negotiations. In fact both refused to recognise Dr Qadri or his demands for electoral reforms up until the afternoon of the final day of the sit-in protest in Islamabad, at which point only the government decided that a change of strategy was necessary.

The opposition parties who for the past five years have failed to come together on serious domestic and foreign policy issues such as tackling terrorism, target killings, energy shortages, abject poverty, drone attacks etcetera, finally managed to pull themselves together and put aside party political differences to oppose a man they claimed was insignificant. Just the mere fact that this ‘insignificant’ figure proved to be the catalyst for cross party consensus is sufficient proof to support the notion  that Dr Tahir ul Qadri’s long march was a successful enterprise. Unfortunately in the case of the proposed and (not to mention) much needed electoral reforms, the opposition proved to be proponents and adherents of political obstructionism by opposing Dr Qadri’s reforms agenda and by showing an unwillingness to reach a compromise irrespective of the popular support Dr Qadri amassed. During this time, the present government largely considered incompetent and corrupt also embraced the same political strategy adopted by its political rivals. However the government took a slightly nuanced approach to political obstructionism comprising a degree of wishful thinking by hoping that with the passage of time, the protesters would decide to up sticks and disperse.

Apart from the fact the neither the government nor the opposition were prepared to negotiate a way out to see an end to the siege of the federal capital (as if that wasn’t bad enough), it is well documented that the Federal Interior Minister planned to carry out an assault on the protesters which he termed an ‘operation’, until his antics were quite rightly addressed by the President. Consequently both the government and opposition emphatically displayed an inability to come up with a viable political strategy to deal with the public demonstration that had gridlocked Islamabad. On the other hand Dr Qadri, politically isolated yet resolute, adopted a political strategy which entailed the use of various pressure tactics as evident from his initial arrival to Islamabad whereby he provided the government with a five minute window in which to relocate the stage from its initial setting on the peripheral boundary of the Blue Area, to D-Chowk just metres away from the parliament building. In the days that followed, Dr Qadri made a number of intermittent proclamations in a bid to intensify pressure on the government. Many of these pronouncements have unfortunately been interpreted literally by political analysts, who have misunderstood Dr Qadri’s statements as a result of not taking into consideration the broader strategic context in which they were issued.

Nevertheless, the result of Dr Qadri’s political strategy (if seemingly ambiguous and haphazard to begin with) became apparent by the end of day three when he successfully managed to force the government to open a way for negotiations in order to discuss his charter of demands and thereafter reach an agreement. As a result of the pressure Dr Qadri successfully built up over the course of the three day sit-in, the government was finally forced into sending a 10 member delegation comprising senior political figures and serving federal ministers in order to commence negotiations. Although Dr Qadri made four principle demands during the dharna, the overarching and central demand was the reinstatement of constitutional supremacy through implementation of articles 62, 63 and 218, the enforcement of the Supreme Court’s ruling of 08th June 2012, as well as implementation of sections 77-82 of the Representation of Peoples Act 1976, so as to ensure free, fair and transparent elections. Dr Qadri very wittingly added to this central demand, a number of seemingly outrageous demands as a bargaining tool to ensure he was triumphant in achieving a 100% success rate in regards to his fundamental demand for electoral reforms, something he had been consistently arguing for since the historic 23rd December 2012 event in Lahore, attended by an estimated two million people.

Thus in a battle that tested the nerves of all those involved, Dr Qadri displayed a degree of supreme excellence from a politically strategic perspective by managing to break the enemy’s resistance without fighting. According to Tzu’s philosophy, as expounded in his seminal work ‘The Art of War’, the wise man is he who overcomes his adversary without the use of force, and in this context Dr Qadri is without doubt the victor, for he possessed the ability to march towards parliament having achieved a critical mass, yet he chose to opt for a route that paved the way for an amicable resolution. Whilst the heads of political parties both in and outside of government focussed solely on preparing for the forthcoming elections, Dr Qadri embarked upon a journey aimed at widening political participation for future generations. The comparison one may draw from this intensely fought battle between a man with sound political conviction coupled with the tenacity to take on the political status quo, and an ever increasingly out of touch political elite, can be summarised in the words of the nineteenth century theologian James Freeman Clarke who said, “A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”

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Press Release: 17/01/13 - 5:30pm GMT

For immediate release: 17/01/13 - 5:30pm GMT

 

‘Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri and the millions of Pakistani’s in Islamabad have won.’

 

Dr Qadri set a deadline of 1 hour 30 minutes at 1:30pm for the President to come to him and start dialogue. Within that time the call came and a ten member team was sent within forty minutes and dialogue began. After five intense hours the ‘Islamabad Long March Declaration’ was finalised and it was sent with a three member team to the Prime Minster who then signed this. Then all the ten members signed the agreement as well as Dr Qadri. The Islamabad Long March Declaration was presented to the millions which consists of the some of the following: the National Assembly will be dissolved before March 16, from then the 90 day caretaker procedure will take place, a thirty day scrutiny of all candidates of Parliament according to Articles 62 and 63, the discussion of the Election Commission re-constitutionalisation will take place within two weeks, free, fair, honest and just elections will take place and the Supreme Court verdict of 8th June 2012 will be fully implemented. This is the success of the most peaceful green revolution in the history of the world. There was no bloodshed nor deaths and no harm nor destruction to the city. This was the first time in the history of Pakistan that there was a peaceful march which lasted five days, even despite terrorism threats and police attacks, people came out and continuously kept coming and stayed to take their rights back.

 

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On 23th of December 2 million people gathered in Lahore to demand change. We didn’t get a response on our request. So we marched with thousands of cars to Islamabad and stayed in front of the Parliament for 4 days with the chance that any moment we would be removed with force. But alhamdulillah, the spirit, patience and displine of the millions of people who came together on Jinnah Avenue, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri brought us the change we came for. I have experienced the largest political rally of Pakistan’s history and the change we all wanted. Alhamdulillah.

On 23th of December 2 million people gathered in Lahore to demand change. We didn’t get a response on our request. So we marched with thousands of cars to Islamabad and stayed in front of the Parliament for 4 days with the chance that any moment we would be removed with force. But alhamdulillah, the spirit, patience and displine of the millions of people who came together on Jinnah Avenue, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri brought us the change we came for. I have experienced the largest political rally of Pakistan’s history and the change we all wanted. Alhamdulillah.