LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday announced that his party wouldnot participate in the general elections scheduled to be held on July 25.
Addressing a press conference, Qadri said his party would never be a part of a system which tramples the rights of people.
When asked if the PAT was boycotting elections, the PAT chief responded: “I didn’t use the word boycott.”
He said his party could never be part of the system involved in committing crimes on the name of democracy as Articles 62 and 63 were not visible anywhere, adding that all the PAT members would soon take back their nomination forms.
The PAT chairman said the current political system protected the corrupt and suppressed the poor, and his party was unable to stand in its support.
Recalling the Model Town carnage, Qadri asked whether it was `democracy that happened on June 17, 2014, in Lahore.’
Qadri said he would continue his fight on principles, and complained that justice was not provided in the Model Town case.— APP