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Saturday, 18 May 2013Dilating upon electoral philosophy in Pakistan, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the masses were supposed to vote while the moneyed classes and winning horses were presumed to rule. He said that had those advocating change joined PAT’s Long March, they would not have to resort to staging sit-ins today. He said that had his petition against the illegal composition of Election Commission heard, the ECP would have to be reconstituted, which the judges did not want. He said that Article 218 of the Constitution sought the ECP to be composed as per Article 213 but ECP violated the said Articles and presided over the elections by pre-conceived design.
Thursday, 16 May 2013Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that resignations were pouring in and the nation would have to resign from the corrupt electoral system soon. He said that the present electoral system was characterized by duress, rigging and demonstration of naked physical power, further adding that even those who wished to bring about change sincerely were destined to fail under the system. He said that all political parties had joined the bandwagon of power and there would be no real opposition leaving the space open for the government not only to have its cake but eat it too.
Saturday, 11 May 2013Dr Qadri said that PAT chronicled a new chapter in history by choosing not to compromise on its stance against the corrupt system. He said that he wanted to see Pakistan develop into a country which should depend on its own strength and have the courage of saying NO to dictates of foreign powers. He said that Pakistan would not be able to achieve this status unless it got credible, competent and courageous leadership. He said that courageous leadership would emerge from the demolished system.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that it was regrettable that the institution which was known for taking suo moto notices on each and every available opportunity was observing silence on the prevailing state of affairs. He said that illegal and immoral Election Commission, which was established unconstitutionally, was telling lies to the people every day.
Pakistan & current system are incompatible: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri speaks at 'Democracy Conference' in UK
Saturday, 4 May 2013Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the system was going to install the same crop of plunderers and looters back into corridors of power on May 11. He said that what to speak of the system, even the faces would not change. He said that illegally composed Election Commission baptized the tax cheats and loan defaulters by violating the Constitution and cleared them in the highly questionable scrutiny process. Now they would have every justification to claim that they were declared eligible under Articles 62 and 63 and there was no blot on their character.
Monday, 29 April 2013Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri was allocated the topic of “Unity of Umma and Reason of Sectarianism”. Expressing his views, Dr Hussain dilated upon the subject of decline of Muslim world in the global background, possible ways to get out of it, and a comprehensive roadmap for a better future of the Islamic world. He also highlighted the need of focusing on knowledge, research, and technology development and allocating sufficient resources to achieve these purposes. The delegates appreciated Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri for his meaty and thought-provoking speech.
Sunday, 28 April 2013Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that PAT’s sit-in on May 11 would be a vote against the system of corruption, lawlessness, nepotism, hooliganism and terrorism. He said that it was responsibility of the institutions to decide about eligibility of the candidates contesting elections. He quoted a Quranic verse in which Allah Almighty ordained His Servants to deposit their trusts with those who were worthy of the same.
Sunday, 14 April 2013A big fraud is being committed with the nation, the Constitution and its people in the name of Articles 62 and 63. A serious conspiracy is afoot against the country. I wonder why the institutions entrusted with the responsibility of checking such transgressions are being mum on this state of affairs. No election is being conducted in this country. It is corruption, rigging being committed with abandon. Everything unconstitutional is being done in the name of scrutiny.
Monday, 22 April 2013Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that time was fast approaching when the corrupt lot that had been eating into vitals of state and society and rendering the foundations of this country would be sent home. He said that institutions were protecting evil and corrupt practices, adding that it would be a sin to cast vote under the present system. He predicted that hung Parliament, which would come into being after the elections, would not lead to establishment of stable governments with the result that political instability would continue to prevail. He said that elections of May 11 were meant to protect the status quo.
Jakarta (Indonesia): Dialogue & respect for diversity central to fighting sectarianism, Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri
Thursday, 18 April 2013Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri underlined the need for promoting dialogue and respect for differences and religious beliefs in as diverse a society as Indonesia, adding that such an approach would lead to social harmony and balance. He also talked about role and contributions of MQI and Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in eliminating sectarianism and establishing a harmonious society through promotion of peace, and interfaith dialogue in Pakistan as well as abroad.
Monday, 1 April 2013Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the leader of PAT, has said that upcoming elections and corruption are ‘twin brothers’ and the Election Commission is their ‘father’. He said that the dream of real democracy would never be fulfilled in the country in their presence. He said that if the people wanted to get rid of the oppression wrought by the system, they would have to send ‘the entire family’ packing. He asked the people to attend PAT’s public sit-ins on the polling day, which would pave the way for change of the corrupt system.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has conferred “Nishan-e-Minhaj Award” on Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi in recognition of his meritorious services as Secretary General of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. The Patron-in-Chief of MQI and PAT made this announcement in a high-powered meeting he presided in the central secretariat the other day.
Monday, 25 March 2013Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that sit-ins would be held throughout the country but added in the same breath that the participants of the sit-ins would not stop anyone from casting his/her vote. They would just get their protest registered against the incumbent system recorded. He said that the purpose of staging these sit-ins would was not to disrupt polling but to convey the nation that electoral system was at the heart of their problems and they needed to wage a sustained struggle against it to bring about comprehensive change.
Friday, 22 March 2013Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the nation suffered from insecurity and despondency because the unreal and unrepresentative leaders that came after the demise of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah deviated from his vision and violated the spirit of Pakistan’s Ideology. He said that long-term policies were not formulated. He said that it was unfortunate that the nuclear status of the country, a matter of pride otherwise, had become its weakness and posed a threat due to weak political system and collapsing economy.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the corrupt politicians were not afraid of being disqualified under the present electoral system. He said that Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution were being put at the backburner and rendered ineffective under the fraudulent system. He said that the Supreme Court ordered the retention of ‘vote for none’ column on the ballot paper but this order was not implemented.
Sunday, 17 March 2013Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that Pakistan Awami Tehreek would not take part in the forthcoming polls that had the potential of breaking the country. He said that we stood for change in the system and would continue to wage unflinching struggle in this regard. He said that sit-ins would be arranged throughout the country as part of struggle aimed at changing the corrupt electoral and political system.
Sunday, 17 March 2013Dr Tahirul Qadri has announced that Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) will not contest the upcoming general elections. At the end of his address at a rally in Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the PAT would hold peaceful sit-ins at polling stations across the country on the polling day. Dr Qadri further said that the electoral reforms promised to him were not fulfilled, so he was not willing to become part of the current corrupt political system.
Friday, 15 March 2013Qadri might play an even more significant and constructive role over the long run by choosing not to contest elections. As an outside voice favoring reform, religious moderation, and better governance, Qadri would offer a glimmer of hope for a future in which Pakistani opposition figures hold their nation's leaders accountable to the nation's constitution and laws. That would represent a genuine, farsighted contribution to the maturation of democracy in Pakistan, the best hope for long-term economic development and stability of the sort that would render Pakistan a far less dangerous and fragile state.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013Dr Qadri talking to press at the Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport said as long as the corrupt rulers were at the helms of the state the scourge of terrorism would thrive in Pakistan. Going forward Qadri feared the elections, if held under the existing “rotten” system, would break Pakistan apart. “A major surgery is required to clear the resident malignance so that a change for the better may come about”, said he. Replying to a question, Dr Qadri said he would announce his future line of action during a public rally at Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi, on March 17.