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Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri. - File photo
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri. - File photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Wednesday called for a meeting of all the like-minded parties on June 26, DawnNews reported.

A meeting between chief of the Awami Muslim League, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, and Qadri was underway at the latter's Lahore residence.

During the meetings consultations and discussions were held over the next plan of action to be taken regarding the formation of an anti-government grand alliance, which would be announced tomorrow on June 26.

Earlier during the day, chief of Tehrik-i-Subah Hazara Baba Haider Zaman and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Shaukat Basra and Makhdoom Shahabuddin also called on Dr Qadri and discussed the prevailing situation and the future course of action to be taken.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM), PML-Q and Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) have agreed to Qadri's invitation and will be attending the meeting.

The meeting headed by Dr Qadri will discuss a future joint action by all the parties.

Earlier, an anti-encroachment drive was conducted by a contingent of police personnel in order to remove the barrier outside PAT chief Tahirul Qadri's Lahore residence.

Upon receiving resistance by Qadri's supporters, police baton-charged and fired shots at the protesters who in turn began to hurl rocks at them.

A violent clash erupted between the police personnel and PAT supporters that killed at least seven people including women and injured over 80 others following which Dr Qadri returned to Pakistan.

Previously on May 30, PAT chief Dr Qadri and PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Pervaiz Elahi and Moonis Elahi had agreed to join hands to launch a struggle for “devolution of power” after a meeting held in London.

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sultan Jun 25, 2014 04:28pm

Dawn has made a mistake that the grand alliance will be announced tomorrow june 16 though it should be june 26 as today is 25.

True Pakistani Jun 25, 2014 04:56pm

and the circus goes on.

Charanjit Jun 25, 2014 05:04pm

Bahot afsos ki baat hai ki ek democratically elected govt jo ki achha kam karne ki koshish kar rahi hai usko unsettle kiya ja raha hai..tum log kabhi sudhar nahi sakte...jab millitary aati hai to kahte hai democracy chahiye jab democracy aati hai to milliatary ke dewane ehtejaj karne lag jate hai, or country ko aage badne nahi dete...aapas mein hi ladte rahte hai..apni history and legsy(backstabbing) ko repeat karte rahte hai...kab samjhoge ki democracy needs at least 20 yr (its only seventh yr) to show everyone that which one is good millitary or democracy...but tum log nahi sudhar sakte

shibly Jun 25, 2014 05:15pm

@Charanjit this is called Democracy as Shame Democracy, back door Democracy

Khalid. Jun 25, 2014 05:45pm

These are all single man parties without vote bank, they are just fooling the people. I dont know when Pakistani public will understand that these are all : MADARIES:

Zahid Khan Jun 25, 2014 06:10pm

He is a Canadian qadri not Pakistani

azam qadeer Jun 25, 2014 06:16pm

Wha tyou mean like minded who hate PML N? Amazing why we are hungry for money and money we deposit in outside of pakistan we never see but still contineu to do so Please work for unity

Ahmed Jun 25, 2014 06:28pm

Mr. Tahir ul Qadri, in order to get our vote, please tell us as to how are you going to solve Pakistan's scocio-economic problems...plz. give us (public) a no non-sense answer...otherwise please do not waste our time and energy...time for vague and empty promises is long over...

Khan Jun 25, 2014 06:59pm

Why cannot we keep these dual nationals out of Pakistan and tell them to launch Jihad in their adopted countries. We could have a "NO FLY" list of our own and inform the airlines and countries not to except such people who we know are trouble makers to board for a destination in Pakistan. ECL could be modified as EECL EXIT ENTRY CONTROL LIST. We are just tired of these self proclaimed leaders and Nijat Dehindas who think of themselves as a gift from God to the Pakistanis. Please keep them out of Pakistan.

asif Jun 25, 2014 07:02pm

Well done this alliance will surely represent all segments of society

zafar khan Jun 25, 2014 07:44pm

Why you don't let Nawaz Govt to run his term. you are destabilizing not only the people elected Government, but Pakistan as well.Why don't you settle this on election day.

Chakra Gaye ? Jun 25, 2014 08:06pm

So do they plan to provide solutions if yes how .... Please enlighten the public on all issues faces right now, and what is their stand on each n how will they be different from the policies of the present government

Shahpur Jun 25, 2014 08:23pm

These people know the rulers well. One time most of them were together. And rulers know something is coming soon for sure.

Syed Ahmed Jun 25, 2014 08:38pm

Pakistan Peoples Party leader Shaukat Basra and Makhdoom Shahabuddin also called on Dr Qadri yesterday and discussed the prevailing situation and the future course of action to be taken. It is the same political party that signed an agreement with Dr. Thair ul Qadri chief of PAT, for carrying out reforms in the election mechanism and machinery strictly according to the 1973 constitution and later backed out. They are partly responsible for the prevailing situation which is a result ridiculing the Article 62 & 63 by the returning officers and election applet tribunals and discriminatory acts by courts. The powerful, rich and well-connected money launderers, bank loan defaulters, tax evaders, forged degree holders and goons entered the parliaments. However there is no last word in politics. Dr. Qadri must watch out, the fairly old politicians with a new attire my use Dr. Qadri

Hussain Jun 26, 2014 12:00am

@Khalid. Lol and PML-N and PPP what would you say about them?

Adib Jun 26, 2014 12:43am

This is all we need another joker steps into mainframe politics. When will we ever learn. Such a shame

Khan Shahzaib Jun 26, 2014 02:11am

At least don't call it 'grand alliance'. With the representation these people have in the parliament, they should not be able to form anything more than 'mini alliance'. Media should also give them coverage as much as they deserve...

Daanish Jun 26, 2014 02:53am

he is being used by chaudhries, the slogan of fight for poor does not make any sense.

Lets see he can ask his followers to stop paying bribes, follow traffic rules, be honest in their day to day life and business to show a revolution is coming. Otherwise he is another clown looking for power.

Ishrat Jun 26, 2014 03:11am

TUQ is not Khomeini. And Nawaz Sharif is no Shah of Iran. This fish is out of its little pond.

Ahmer Jun 26, 2014 05:39am

@zafar khan Because Nawaz was elected in a rigged election.