Dr. Tahirul Qadri’s Long March ended
Dr. Tahirul Qadri has ended his “Million Man March” after reaching an agreement with Government on electoral reforms. A delegation of politicians meets him yesterday after he had given 90 minutes deadline to PPP lead coalition government for negotiations. The agreement was signed by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. On January 15, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued arrest orders for Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (aka Raja Rental) & other accused in the Rental Power Plants case within 24 hours. These orders came when Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chairman Dr. Tahirul Qadri was address the sit in (Dharna) crowd in Islamabad’s D-chowk in severe cold weather. He exclaimed that Supreme Court of Pakistan’s orders has helped him achieved 50% of MQI’s sit in (Dharna) objectives.
The whole country was in griped in speculation and uncertainty since Dr. Tahirul Qadri’s announced his long march plans in massive public rally at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on December 23, 2012. In this rally he gave government a January 15,, 2013 deadline to initiate electoral reforms, quit power and form impartial interim setup that should include all stakeholders including Pakistan Army and judiciary or get ready for long march. He further said that he will make a Tahrir Square like movement in Islamabad if government didn’t agreed on his demands. Several theories were circulating regarding the Dr. Tahirul Qadri lead sit in (Dharna). Dr. Tahirul Qadri was dubbed as foreign agent perusing foreign agenda on TV political talk shows. While others speculated that he is following directions from Pakistani establishment. Dr. Tahirul Qadri may have not assembled the crowd that he has hoped but it was big enough to paralyze the Pakistani capital. Pakistan has witness worst five years of democratically elected government. All record of corruptions was broke during this bleak era. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf’s massive corruption in Rental Power Plants case is one such example. He is also known as ‘Raja Rental’ for allegedly taking millions of dollar kickbacks in Rental Power Plants fiasco. The real story is still unclear about the Dr. Tahirul Qadri’s long march and will take time to unfold. The good thing is that it ended peacefully without any violence.
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