Qadri calls for electoral, financial support to bring ‘revolution’
FAISALABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri vowed to pave way for revolution in the country provided the masses continued supporting his party both politically and financially.
Addressing the PAT rally in Faisalabad on Sunday, Qadri said he will bring revolution in the country if the nation supported him in three things, namely vote, note and support.
The PAT chief announced membership of his party, asking the citizens of Faisalabad to join his forces for his party’s organisation.
“I will be here tomorrow. Become a member of my movement and support me.”
Subsequently, Qadri called for people’s financial and electoral support.
“I am not a capitalist, and don’t have feudals and landlords in my party,” he said. “I am an honourable man and want financial support to fight for your rights.”
He said the difference between other rulers and him was that they used nation’s money to make their own assets, while he will develop and make Pakistan a great country with their money.
“Money from the poor will be used to fight against looters and plunderers.”
Asking for electoral support through votes, he said, “Support us through your votes. We will contest every election, be it local, national or provincial,” he said. “Gives us votes, and we can turn this country into Quaid’s Pakistan.”
He said the masses were awoke which was in fact a revolution.
“Poor and weak are now ready to fight with the powerful,” he said. “This is the first phase of revolution.”
Faislabad will be made into a separate province
Dr Qadri also announced to give Faisalabad the status of a province once he comes into power.
“I promise to make Faisalabad, Sargodha, Gujranwala, and Rawalpindi separate provinces,” he said. “The Seraiki belt too will be given its due share.”
He said he will bring a Supreme Court bench to Faisalabad, while High Court benches in Jhang, Chinniot and other cities.
Overseas Pakistanis will pay foreign debt
Continuing with opposition of the current system, the PAT chief said no government in the country was working for the poor as foreign debt and inflation was increasing by the day.
“The nation’s wealth is being spent to pay the interests on these loans,” he said. “How will the masses get development when money is being spent on loans only?”
He said that if he comes in power, foreign debt will be paid within six months as overseas Pakistanis will donate to him generously.
“Everyone trusts me,” he said. “If I go on foreign tours, overseas Pakistanis on my call will pay all the foreign debt owed by Pakistan.”