Talks failed, today is day of revolution: Tahirul Qadri

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Allama Tahirul Qadri Wednesday announced the ongoing dialogue with the government completely failed and that ‘today (Thursday) will be the day of revolution’.

Addressing the participants of the sit-in outside the Parliament House, he said the negotiators even failed to meet the two of PAT’s several demands.

He said these two demands included resignation of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and registration of FIRs against 21 people, including the Prime Minister, in connection with Model Town tragedy case.

“We gave the talks and democracy a chance to an utmost extent and now we are under no moral obligation. Now no one can raise any complaints against us,” he said.

Tahirul Qadri said the option of talks was given a full chance but now the doors to negotiations with the government stand closed.

He said he would make the last speech of his ongoing sit-in on Thursday evening. “You will have to make a final decision tomorrow,” he told the participants.

Earlier, Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan, who represented the government panel for talks with the PAT leader Tahirul Qadri, also addressed the sit-inners. He said all the legitimate, legal and constitutional demands of the PAT and its supporters should be fulfilled.

The government panel that met the PAT leader comprised Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar and Abdul Qadir Baloch.