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PAT set stage for sit-in today at Mall Road

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is all set to stage a sit-in at Lahore’s Mall Road to mark the second anniversary of the Model Town massacre.

According to details, PAT workers and supporters are staging a protest sit-in at Mall Road today (Friday) against Punjab government and Punjab police for the Model Town firing incident that left 14 persons dead.

Chairman PAT Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, who reached Lahore from Dubai on Wednesday, will address the demonstration.

Party activists across the country are expected to take part in the demonstration against the government.

Senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Chief of Awami Muslim League Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed are also expected to join the Awami Tehreek chairman in the Lahore sit-in.

Talking to the media, Qadri said that he is here to demand justice for Model Town Lahore tragedy. He also said that Sharif brothers and PML-N led government is responsible for the massacre.

Qadri also called upon the Army Chief to take action and launch an investigation regarding the incident.

Criticising the government and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Qadri said that the government has neither direction nor policy.

“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif does not even know how to deal with his party,” he said adding that PM is no more able to take any decision himself.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.