Jan 13

Analysts Views on Tahir ul Qadri’s Long March

Chief of Minhajul Quran Allama Tahirul Qadri has given a seven point Charter of Demand for his Long March.

Addressing a news conference in Lahore on Saturday he said these seven points include electoral reforms‚ and about the caretaker government. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri is a leading Islamic scholar and educator

He said his other points of demand would be made public in front of Parliament House in Islamabad.

He said he does not believe in secret talks but wants open talks.

He said his March would be for the supremacy of constitution and the law.Dr. Qadri said the march would begin as planned tomorrow and would remain peaceful if not confronted.

He was of the view that the Election Commission will have to be dissolved as Chief Election Commissioner is honest personality but four of its members are nominees of the political parties.

He said elections would only be acceptable if held under articles 62‚ 63 and 218 of the Constitution.

While‚ Pirs of Golra Sharif Shrine have categorically stated that they and their followers have nothing to do with the long march of Tehrik-e-Minhajul Quran Chief Tahirul Qadri.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday afternoon‚ Pir Jalaluddin and Pir Nizamuddin said Tahirul Qadri’s statements are self-contradictory.

Expressing their inability to support the Long March they said we are religious people and don’t want to get involved in politics. They said Qadri doesn’t enjoy support of Ulema.

They urged their followers to distance themselves from the March.

Meanwhile‚ Pir Riaz Hussain Shah of Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat has also disassociated itself from the Long March.

He also announced to dissociate from the planned Long March.