Qadri pleads for speedy justice

Updated Nov 12 2018

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Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), speaks to his supporters in front of the Parliament House building during a "Revolution March" in Islamabad August 28, 2014. — File photo
Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), speaks to his supporters in front of the Parliament House building during a "Revolution March" in Islamabad August 28, 2014. — File photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has demanded immediate measures for ensuring the provision of inexpensive and early justice to people.

Speaking to party leaders here on Sunday, he argued that the states and societies get strengthened only with the rule of law and supremacy of justice.

Asserting that non-provision of justice is one of the reasons behind extremism and frustration among the masses, he lamented that announcements were made in the past about reforming the judicial system but nothing was implemented. He called for urgent steps for the provision of inexpensive and speedy justice.

Recalling the 2014 Model Town incident, Dr Qadri said workers of PAT passed the period in much agony and pain. He regretted that no progress had been made in the case during this period as the heirs of the Model Town tragedy victims were still waiting for justice.

He hoped that the process of justice would come on track after summoning of the Sharifs in the case by the Supreme Court on Nov 16 (Friday).

Published in Dawn, November 12th, 2018