DALLAS: Pakistan Awami Tahreek (PAT) chief Tahir ul Qadri will not become a country which the founder of Pakistan Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah dreamt of until people of Pakistan and overseas Pakistanis don’t stand for it.
He was addressing a reception in his honor by Dallas Pakistani community. The topic of the seminar was “Democratic Rights of Overseas Pakistanis”.
Addressing the meeting he said that looking at the plight of Pakistan, it seems “Yazeediat” has come live again.
He said that the reason for dharna that was staged by Awami Tahreek and PTI was negligence of the state towards the of the country.
He questioned as to why Pakistan has only four provinces. Qadri said that if Pakistan has thirty or thirty five provinces, then it will be easy for people to get justice, as by creation of new provinces new courts will be established.
He said that both the governments of Nawaz Shareef and Zardari had sold national assets on dimes. He said that Nawaz Shareef has sold 40 national institutions to his cronies and friends.
He said that Baluchistan has unlimited quantities of gold and minerals. “If these natural resources are exploited, then not only Baluchistan but the economic condition of whole Pakistan will change,” the PAT chief added.
Qadri said that everyone in Pakistan is encroaching on others rights and stealing from others which have set hell loose.
He said that during Zardari tenure Supreme Court had forced the government to not appoint CEOs of 58 public corporations.
“However, Nawaz Shareef did that through one notification. Currently every corporation head is PMLN worker”
He said that after plundering national institutions rulers have their eyes on natural resources. The deals on gold mines are being handled by their sons sitting overseas.
The event was also addressed by Ex. Mayor of Paris Texas and General Parvez Musharraf’s cardiologist Dr. Arjumand Hashmi, John Hamid, Parvez Malik, Iqbal Hussain, Nadeem Zaman, Mona Kazim Shah, Jawid Siddiqui, Shakeel Ahmad, and Nazia Khan.
Afterwards while talking to Jang/ Geo correspondent on the question which is widely in circulation in social media by PTI activists as Dr. Quadri took money and his contacts with Railway Minister Saad rafiq, Dr.
Quadri said that it has been two months since he met Saad Rafiq.
Qadri termed all the allegations rumors and vowed to sue the person who started this rumor for two billion rupees.
He said that he refutes the claim that he was sponsored by establishment. He said Nawaz Shareef would have gone, if he had been working with establishment and his movement would not have ended.
He said that the video that is doing the rounds on social media is a doctored one. He said he has objection on the procedural aspect of blasphemy law.
The PAT chief said that any ordinary corrupt policeman can file an FIR under this law which is not right.
Qadri said that an FIR under the blasphemy law should only be registered by a first class magistrate not a corrupt lower level policeman so that this law is not misused.
The event where Parvez Musharraf’s APML workers were seen quite active, PTI and MQM Dallas officers were also participating.
The Ex-Mayor of Paris Texas, Dr. Arjumand Hashmi and Ex. President of Pakistan Society of North Texas Barkat Basaria was on the stage with Dr. Quadri.
The crowd was quite thin for the event, as the organizers failed to fill even half of the seats, a large number of people left before the end of Dr. Quadri’s speech. Dr. Tahir ul Qadri also visited The Minhaj ul Quran Center, where the host Dr. Mansoor Mian welcomed him.