President of Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s Federal Council Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri has said that if the present government had had a grain of honour, it would have declared the launch of military operation to crush terrorists the moment the news of martyrdom of 23 FC personnel came. He said that the entire nation was indebted to the armed forces of the country who initiated operation against the terrorists by demonstrating national honour. He said that the best available recipe available to eliminate the monster of terrorism was military operation, adding that dialogue was always conducted with the human beings, not beasts. He said that the people would have to rise against terrorism, lawlessness, price hike, poverty and unemployment and stand by Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in his struggle for peaceful and democratic change in the country.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri expressed these views while addressing ‘Ambassador of Peace’ seminar, one of a series being organized by PAT in connection with the 63rd birthday of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in the Lahore Press Club. Muhammad Irshad Tahir, Hafiz Ghulam Farid, Sohail Ahmad Raza, Mian Saddique, Shahbaz Anwar Butt, Mansab Ali Qadri and other leaders were also present at the occasion. Distinguished journalist Qayyum Nizami, Senator Kamil Ali Agha, Chaudhry Salik Hussain, German scholar Dr Christine also spoke at the occasion.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that the situation demanded that the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek spread in every nook and corner of the country with Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s message of peaceful and democratic revolution and inculcated the message of revolution in the minds of the masses. He said that if the people came out of their homes, revolution would come within no time. He asked the people to give a gift of revolution to Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri on his next birthday through political struggle. He said that Pakistan was in the grip of incompetent and weak politicians and the country’s economic sovereignty and political honour had been hugely undermined despite possessing all resources. He said that there was no shortage of such ‘leaders’ in Pakistan who took popular decisions, adding that the people and the country were left to bear the consequences of these decision later on. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was a revolutionary leader having his hand on the pulse of time and took decisions in the interest of succeeding generations and solidarity of the country. He said that it explained why it was on everyone’s tongue that what Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri had said was right.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that the vision of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri would be instrumental in bringing respect and honour to Pakistan and the Muslim world. He asked the people to take to street with the conviction that they had a leader of Dr Qadri’s stature who possessed the capability to change the destiny of the Muslim world. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qari had been talking of the revolution for last four decades, not two years.
In his remarks at the occasion, noted journalist and column writer Qayyum Nizami said that about 200-300 powerful families had been exploiting the masses for decades. He asked the nation to be equipped with the conviction that it was through revolution that their problems would be resolved. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri emerged as voice of history and was giving glad tidings of revolution to the suppressed sections of society. He said that the masses should support him to get rid of poverty, destitution and insecurity. He said that the Taliban were massacring the innocent people, whereas the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) gave rights to the animals. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s strong voice against coercion, intimidation, violence and terrorism was heard at the global level and he showed the real face of Islam to the world.
Expressing his views, PML-Q leader Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was an authentic reference point against terrorism, militancy and extremism and the world acknowledged his services for interfaith dialogue, peace and harmony. He said that what Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri had said about elections proved true cent per cent and all political and religious leaders seemed to support his point of view after the elections. He said that people’s parliament could not be constituted without changing the system. He said that the message of revolution being imparted by Dr Qadri to the people would have to be heeded and supported strongly. He said that the people would have to choose between peace and terrorism. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s message of peace was for Islamic world and Pakistan and it was through implementation of this message that sustainable peace would be established.
Dr Christine, a distinguished German scholar, said at the occasion that assemblage of the entire humanity, cultures and civilizations on shared values and traditions could be instrumental in establishment of durable peace in the world. She said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was a noted religious scholar of Islamic world and a leader of Pakistan who advocated respect for dissent and was leading an intellectual, practical and scholarly struggle for giving peace and security to the world. She said that historic Fatwa against terrorism and suicide bombing authored by Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was a great asset for the world, adding that he was an ambassador of peace in real terms.
Other social and political leaders also addressed the seminar.