Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Tahirul Qadri. — File Photo by AFP

LAHORE: Dr Tahirul Qadri assured on Monday that his party would not let democracy be derailed, a week before the Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) plans to march onto Islamabad.

Moreover, he added that his party did not wish to postpone the general elections.

The TMQ chief has vowed to lead at least two million people to Islamabad, warning that half might turn towards Lahore if the march is obstructed. The controversial rally has already been challenged in two petitions in the Lahore and Islamabad high courts.

Speaking at a traders’ convention on Monday, Qadri said that ‘thieves, plunderers and burglars’ should be in jail instead of the parliament, adding that they had built palaces over the ruins of houses of the poor.

Qadri also said the government was using the state machinery in an attempt to impede his long march on Jan 14.

He told the administration not to follow any ‘unlawful orders’ from the government, urging government employees to also join him in the long march.

The All Pakistan Traders Association also announced their support for Dr Tahirul Qadri.

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Comments (9)

January 7, 2013 3:01 pm
I think the whole nation wants good, honest and sincere people to be in parliament and work for the betterment of the people and the country.
Truth Hurts
January 8, 2013 5:59 am
Yet another cheat, the person who cheats himself cannot be sincere for himself
January 7, 2013 2:56 pm
American agent Tahir ul qadiri
January 7, 2013 1:16 pm
I think he needs to chillax. Don't understand the what good a long march is going to do if its purpose is so vague.
January 7, 2013 1:12 pm
Dr.Tahir Ul Qadri is the pride of Muslim Ummah.
Mushtaq Ahmad
January 7, 2013 1:15 pm
Asif Kahsmiri
January 7, 2013 1:13 pm
this man has lost all the respect I had for him.
January 7, 2013 5:38 pm
I think all traders, labourers, doctors, lawyers, teachers and all common people should support Dr Qadri. I think we have had enought of these corrupt politicians, who do not pay bill, taxes and loans. We want change and it is about time to stand up for it. People of Pakistan be brave nobody is going to give us anything on a plate.
Rashid Sultan
January 7, 2013 3:32 pm
Who is this joker with a flower pot on his head threatening the country's authorities?
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