CJ should take notice against Rehman Malik, demands Qadri

LAHORE: Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Tahirul Qadri demands Chief justice to take a sou moto action against Rehman Malik over his announcement regarding terrorism attack on the long march.

Dr. Qadri said a story was being broadcast on state television that cited Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik stressing that TMI chief Dr. Qadri will surely be attacked in long march. He demanded the minister be arrested for his assertion on national TV.

During a press conference in Lahore, Dr. Qadri has presented his charter of demand prior to the long march on January 14.

In his agenda he has called for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to be dissolved and a new “impartial commission” to be formed.

Disclosing the first point on his agenda, Dr. Qadri said election commission will be dissolved and constituted afresh. The second point is that caretaker government will be impartial. And, the caretaker set up will be formed in consultation with all political stakeholders, he said adding elections will be held under Representation of People’s Act 1976.

The remaining points have been taken from judicial ruling of Supreme Court (SC) dated June 8, 2012 on constitutional petition 87/2012, he noted adding the judicial ruling makes it binding to act upon the Article-218(3) of the Constitution.

He said CEC Fakhruddin G Ebrahim was an honest man, however, he would not be able to conduct impartial elections due to his old age.

The TMQ chief further demanded that polls be held according to Articles 62, 63 and 218 of the Constitution.

He informed the media that the march will start from Data Darbar tomb in Lahore and will end at Bari Imam tomb in Islamabad.

The greatest march in the history of Pakistan will begin at 9am tomorrow that will empower the people, Tahirul Qadri said adding the course of long march cannot be hampered through negotiations.

On the occasion, he again invited Imran Khan, chairman PTI to partake in the January 14 long march as his party is raising the slogan of change.

“My charter of demand to be presented in Islamabad will be seven-point agenda and I will narrate here only three and remaining four will be declared on January 14. The other points will relate mechanism of electoral reforms,” he said.