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Will arch-foes – Zardari and Imran – share the stage at Qadri’s rally?

By Zahid Hussain Khan Workers of PPP and PTI must be baffled at the news that former President Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Khan are likely to share the stage at a protest rally in Lahore on Wednesday. The rally has been organized by the firebrand cleric and leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahir…

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‘No possibility of PPP-PTI political alliance’

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry has ruled out the possibility of any political alliance between PTI and Pakistan Peoples Party. He said leaders of both the parties will join Dr Tahir ul Qadri’s protest rally in Lahore on Wednesday; however, both Imran Khan and Zardari will address the rally participants separately. Watch his views…

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Will take to the streets against govt with Tahir-ul-Qadri: Zardari

LAHORE: PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri met on Thursday in Lahore in the aftermath of the Model Town report coming to the fore a couple of days earlier. Conducting a joint presser together, Tahir-ul-Qadri and Zardari both flayed the government for their alleged role in the Model Town…

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Sheikh Rashid meets Imran Khan in Nathia Gali

ISLAMABAD: AML head Sheikh Rashid on Sunday met PTI Chairman Imran Khan and conveyed a message of PAT leader Dr Tahri ul Qadri. The meeting between the two leaders took place in Nathia Gali, a hill station in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to a source privy to the meeting, Rashid assured Khan said…

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Punjab is hub of terrorism: Dr. Qadri

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri said India is struggling to support Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again after it invested him into powers. Addressing via videolink Qisas March rallies held in over 80 cities of Pakistan, he called upon Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif to eradicate terrorism from Punjab, adding…

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September not to become ‘Sitamgar’: Pervaiz

Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said the desire of Sheikh Rashid to turn September into ‘Sitamgar’ will remain far from being realized. Reacting to Sheikh Rashid’s speech at PAT’s Qisas March rally in Faisalabad, the minister said September also will pass as usual. He remarked, “Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri can do nothing but pass remarks. And, the…

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September to become ‘Sitamgar’: Sh. Rashid

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed predicted that September will be too heavy for the rulers who will have to depart the corridors of powers. He said it was incumbent upon the masses to take to roads so that the corrupt commission-takers and looters are exterminated once and for all. Watch this video…

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PAT holds Qisas March in 80 cities

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is staging on Saturday countrywide mass protest sit-ins as  Qisas March against Model Town massacre on June 17. Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid reached PAT rally in Faisalabad where PAT’s enthused workers, in large number, are carrying party flags. Sheikh Rashid addressed the rally’s charged participants. PAT workers…

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PML-N leaders say sit-ins can’t topple govt

Reacting to Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s large protest sit-in at Lahore’s Mall Road, the ruling party stalwarts say the government is strong enough to withstand recent political crisis. Watch this report…

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Qadri to lead anti-govt protest on June 17

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has announced to return to Pakistan to spearhead a sit-in in Lahore to demands justice of the victims of Model Town incident, Samaa reported Wednesday. At least 14 workers of PAT were killed when police raided Minhaj ul Quran Secretariat in Lahore on June 17, 2014. “Two…

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PPP condemns Qadri over ‘harsh words’ against Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPAs Sajid Jokhio, DR Bahadur Dahri and Dr Sattar Rajpar have condemned Punjab government spokesperson Zaeem Qadri for his ‘harsh comments’ on PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Qadri and whosoever may be concerned should bear in mind that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is a full-fledged leader of Pakistan’s top democratic political…

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Army called in Islamabad to secure Red Zone

Army was called in the federal capital on Sunday after thousands of Mumtaz Qadri supporters entered Red Zone and marched on Parliament House.  Watch details in this report.

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Troops arrive in Islamabad to secure Red Zone

ISLAMABAD: Army was been called in Islamabad after hundreds of supporter of Mumtaz Qadri clashed with police, torched dozens of vehicles and reached the Parliament House. In a message on Twitter, DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said that army has been requisitioned by the Govt to control situation and secure Red Zone. Also read: Tension grips Islamabad…

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Mumtaz Qadri’s counsel to file mercy appeal before president

      ISLAMABAD: Justice (retd) Mian Nazir Akhtar,counsel for Mumtaz Qadri on Friday said that he would file mercy petition before the president in next few days after the completion of legal requirements. “I will file mercy plea before the President on behalf of Mumtaz Qadri’s father Malik Muhammad Bashir Awan”, Nazir Akhtar said…

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Qadri: From preacher to politico and back again

LAHORE: A year after leading major street protests aimed at toppling the Pakistani government, populist preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri says he has turned back to religion, but remains prepared to re-launch his “revolution” when the time is right. Weeks of sit-in protests by supporters of Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan reached a climax in early September…

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Revolutionary Qadri says he’s fit to fight govt again

LAHORE: Dr Tahirul Qadri, the ‘constant revolutionary’ leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), who was allegedly forced to call off a tediously long protest sit-in outside the parliament due to a cardiac condition, is back in shape to blast off a new uprising, Samaa reported. “I am fit as a fiddle to launch another revolution. …

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Qadri refuses to comment on judicial commission report

LAHORE: Dr. Tahirul Qadri, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, Thursday refused to comment on findings of the inquiry commission regarding alleged rigging in last general elections. The judicial commission headed by the Supreme Court Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk and comprising Justice Ameer Hani Muslim and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan in its report rejected all the…

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Model Town violence plot hatched in PM House: Qadri

LAHORE: Hours after returning home, chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, claimed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif had plotted 2014 violence of Model Town which left 14 of his party workers dead, Samaa reported Monday. He demanded operation in Punjab against those involved in killing of his…

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PST's Sarwat Ijaz Qadri, Shahid Ghauri released

KARACHI: Rangers has released Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) leaders after hours long detention during which they were thoroughly quizzed by the interrogators, Samaa reported late on Sunday night. “Sarwat Ijaz Qadri and Shahid Ghauni have been set free by the Rangers,” a PST spokesman told Samaa. Earlier, paramilitary troops, who are pushing a clampdown on…

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Rangers detain Sunni Tehreek's Sarwat Ijaz Qadri

KARACHI: Paramilitary troops, who are pushing a clampdown on Pakistan Sunni Tehreek these days, have detained Sarwat Ijaz Qadri, the chief of the religious organization, Samaa reported. “Rangers had invited Qadri and Ghauri for a meeting at their headquarters in Mithadar almost seven hours ago. After a long interrogation, the paramilitary troops sent Qadri's armed…

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Killer of Salman Taseer appeals against death penalty

ISLAMABAD: A former Pakistan police bodyguard appealed Tuesday against his death sentence for murdering a provincial governor who sought reform of blasphemy laws, as hundreds rallied outside the court to show support. Mumtaz Qadri was sentenced for killing Punjab governor Salman Taseer outside an upmarket coffee shop in Islamabad in 2011. Qadri has admitted shooting…

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