After 59-day stay outside parliament, Qadri heads for Faisalabad

Published October 12, 2014
Tahirul Qadri addresses supporters in Islamabad September 3, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
Tahirul Qadri addresses supporters in Islamabad September 3, 2014. — Photo by Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Breaking his 59-day streak of being camped out on Constitution Avenue, Dr Tahirul Qadri will leave the capital for Faisalabad on Sunday, where he is expected to address a Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) public gathering.

“I am going to address the public gathering in Faisalabad, while the sit-in will continue until revolution comes,” the PAT chief announced from atop his container on Saturday.

“If you people stay on at the sit-in, then I will go to address the gathering. If you will not stay at Constitution Avenue in my absence, I am willing to change my decision to visit Faisalabad,” Dr Qadri told participants of his Inqilab sit-in outside parliament house.

“I’m warning the government that if they take any action against the participants of the sit-in in my absence, they should be ready to face a major reaction,” he said.

He said he would stay in Faisalabad for two days and also visit the flood-hit areas of Jhang.

“I will return to the sit-in on October 16 and then proceed to Lahore for a public gathering at Minar-i-Pakistan on October 19,” he said.

Published in Dawn, October 12th, 2014

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