Tahirul Qadri’s deadline to govt expires

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri’s deadline to the government to pack its bags expired at 12 midnight (Tuesday).

He had made a number of demands including resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and dissolution of National Assembly as well as all the provincial assemblies.

Tahirul Qadri on Saturday presented ‘Charter of Demands’ of his party’s Inquilab March.

Demands of Qadri

PAT chief said the first demand of the rally is resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif over Model town tragedy. He also demanded the arrest of Sharif brothers as per the law of the land.

The parliament and provincial assemblies be dissolved as these were formed ‘unconstitutionally’. He said the sit-in would continue till all assemblies are dissolved.

A new national government should be formed for bringing about democratic reforms.

The names of Sharif brothers and the cabinet members be placed on Exit Control List (ECL).

Corrupt politicians, technocrats and bureaucrats be made accountable.

More provinces be created as there is need of them on administration basis. There should be 23 provinces in the country.

Complete protection be provided to the minorities communties.

Local government elections be conducted in all provinces.

Terrorism and extremism be rooted out from Pakistan.

Free education be provided to every single child of Pakistan.