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Tahirul Qadri speaks during an interview in Lahore. — Photo by AP/File

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Monday announced the beginning of the second phase of his ‘people’s revolution’ with a rally in Gujranwala on Feb 15, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives at a press conference in Lahore, Qadri said that the ‘revolution’ had been started in order to install a real democracy in Pakistan. He said that the anti-poor system of the country must be changed, adding that the Articles 3 and 38 of the Constitution were being violated.

Moreover, the Awami Tehrik chief said that the first rally of the ‘revolution’ would be held in Gujranwala on Feb 15, a second one on Feb 17 in Faisalabad, a third one in Multan on Feb 22 and a fourth in Peshawar on Feb 24.

Qadri said that his party did not wish to postpone the upcoming general polls. He said that the Army was also in favour of maintaining the continuity of a democratic system in the country.

Furthermore, Qadri said that it was impossible to hijack the people’s revolution.

He extended invitations to all political parties, including the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) to participate in the rallies.