LAHORE: In a latest move against the long march of Minhaj-ul-Quran International’s (MQI) Chief Tahirul Qadri, the two biggest ruling parties Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) have contacted each other to bring out a solution, reported Aaj News Thursday.
According to the sources, PPP leaders have suggested to table a resolution in Punjab assembly against Tahir ul Qadri to impede the long march of January 14, joined by two of its coalition parties including PMLQ and MQM.
However, PMLN has sought some time to respond PPP.
Today at a press conference, Nawaz commented on Qadri being an establishment’s pawn or a foreign agent, saying that he is not sure about any of the claims but is suspicious about the intentions behind staging a political show at a time when the nation is looking towards a transition from one democratic setup to another.
MQI chief had given an ultimatum to the government to get things fixed in early January or he will lead a “million march” to the federal capital.
Qadri has been criticised right, left and centre for his stance and the timing of his return to Pakistan.
Besides, a petition was already filed against Dr. Qadri in Lahore high Court (LHC) by Justice Zafarullah Khan of Watan party.
Story first published: 3rd January 2013