Tehrik-e-Minhajul Quran Chief Lauds Role of Dialogue Committee

LAHORE: Tehrik-e-Minhajul Quran Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday termed his long march a success as his demand for electoral reforms had been accepted by the government.

Addressing a press conference at the TMQ headquarters, Qadri lauded the role of government committee, which made its utmost efforts to save democracy during the dialogue process on the last day of long-march.

“We have projected the image of country by launching a peaceful long march and showed that Pakistanis were a peace loving nation and not a terrorist one,” he added.

He claimed that the Punjab government had sent 6,000 police commandoes to disperse the marchers. Replying to a question about the participation in the general elections, Dr Qadri said that the decision in this regard would be taken from the platform of Pakistan Awami Tehrik.

He said he was not going to Canada on summoning by any authority there and denied the report published in a local daily about his nationality. He got Canadian immigration on March 31, 1989 and never applied for political asylum there, he added.

He said that he was given nationality by Canada on June 24, 2005 on the basis of his religious background.

He condemned his character assassination by PML-N leaders. Everybody has the right to have difference of opinion in a democracy but personal attacks cannot be tolerated, he added