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Qadri-Govt negotiations successful, Qadri praises coalition government, Dharna comes to an end

Tahir-ul-Qadri announcing the declaration in Islamabad

Tahir-ul-Qadri announcing the declaration in Islamabad
Tahir-ul-Qadri announcing the declaration in Islamabad

PT Report

Islamabad: The 4-day long sit-in staged by supporters of Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri came to and end tonight in Islamabad. Leader of the Tehreek-e-Minhaj-ul-Quran congratulated the whole nation on peaceful ending of the Dharna. He individually introduced all members of the negotiation team. He joked about the pointed-statements of Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira published in the national media.

He also appreciated the role of President Zardari and other political leaders, including Altaf Hussain, for his wisdom and democratic acumen.

All members of the negotiation team later addressed the protesters and congratulated them for contributing to the democratic process.

Tahir-ul-Qadri also appreciated the role of the media during the protest.

Download the text of Islamabad Long March Declaration

The parties have agreed on the “Islamabad Long March Declaration”, having the following points:

1) The National Assembly shall be dissolved at any time before March 16, 2013, (due date), so that the elections may take place within the 90 days. One month will be given for scrutiny of nomination paper for the purpose of pre-clearance of the candidates under article 62 and 63 of the constitution so that the eligibility of the candidates is determined by the Elections Commission of Pakistan. No candidate would be allowed to start the election campaign until pre-clearance on his/her eligibility is given by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

2) The treasury benches in complete consensus with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) will propose names of two honest and impartial persons for appointment as Caretaker Prime Minister.

3) Issue of composition of the Election Commission of Pakistan will be discussed at the next meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 12 noon at the Minhaj-ul-Quran Secretariat. Subsequent meetings if any in this regard will also be held at the central secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran in Lahore. In pursuance to todays’ decision, the Law Minister will convene a meeting of the following lawyers: S. M. Zafar, Waseem Sajjad, Aitizaz Ahsan, Farough Naseem, Latif Afridi, Dr Khalid Ranja and Hamayoun Ahsan, to discuss these issues. Prior to the meeting of January 27, the Law Minister, Mr Farooq H Naek, will report the results of this legal consultation to the January 27 meeting.

4) Electoral Reforms: It was agreed upon that the focus will be on the enforcement of electoral reforms prior to the polls on:

A. Article 62, 63 and 218 (3) of the constitution

B. Section 77 to 82 of the Representation of Peoples’ Act 1976 and other relevant provisions relating to conducting free, fair, just and honest elections guarded against all corrupt practices.

C. The Supreme Court Judgement of June 8, 2012 on constitutional petition of 2011 must be implemented in Toto and in true letter and spirit.

5) With the end of the long march and sit-in, all cases registered against each other shall be withdrawn immediately and there will be no acts of victimisation and vendetta against either party or the participants of the march.

This declaration has been entered into in a cordial atmosphere and reconciliatory spirit.


4 thoughts on “Qadri-Govt negotiations successful, Qadri praises coalition government, Dharna comes to an end

  1. We have learned that our rights and claims can not be achieved unless and until we have protested or sit in in front of governor house/parliament house or on the road, let us see how the Government implement the long march declaration in his true spirit, Qadri has done a magnificent job and conveyed strong messages to Govt Establishment and people of Pakistan.

  2. It is well said that “there is no rose without thorn”. There are some personalities who become source of inspiration and role model for their society, area, country and world as well. According to their own capacity they work and think. The social activists and moderators are honoured and respected globally and nationally owing to their selfless services and conveying messages of hope and peace for all humanity regardless of cast, colour and religion. In my opinion Dr. Tahirul Qaderi is also amongst of such reformers of society who are working and thinking globally and nationally.
    Dr. sab had initiated a mission of peace & integration at globally through signing London declaration in 2011 where all the reformers had agreed to raise voice against cruelty, corruption and inequality and respect the rule of law.
    It would be better if Dr. sab had sent his suggestion to Government for bringing reforms in systems and Government would have accepted readily because in West the Dr. sab gets thousands of dollars against such consultations and lectures. If he offers his services freely or suggest some improvement areas for the reforms of systems some leaders take it ill and consider him agent of some countries or agencies.
    Really it is alarming and challenging for leadership, why such people are not listen.

    As our great national Hero Dr. Abdul Qadir khan had frequently said we need Muhib watan Pakistani regardless of cast, colour, religion and party affiliation. Same was reflected in Dr. Tahir’s speech. He wants to see Pakistan in true sense the Quaid-i- Azem s Pakistan and welfare Islamic state based on golden principals of Islam that is fairness, accountability, transparency, equity, equality, rule of law and justice in our daily routines. The scholars have named these Islamic values of society the principles of Good Governance. The developed countries have made great progress through following these values those were once basic principles of Islamic states.

    After these discussions I would say both the parties ( Dr. Tahir & Government leadership) are worth appreciable as they changed the behaviour and spectrum of all stake holders towards peace, mental development and conducive environment through their tolerance, patience and consultation. Top leadership is worth mentioning in this regard.
    This is the greatness of Dr. that he does not draw only the attention of authorities towards improving areas of Govt. systems but rationalize his arguments as well and convinced them to accept it and incorporate these areas in the systems to make corruption Free State.

    We also recognize the efforts and good wills of our various political and religious leaders who bridged the gap and played moderator role to reducing the tension and frustration of Pakistani nation.
    It is hoped these declarations would be incorporated at national as well as provincial level and all scholars and intellectuals will play their role to build the Pakistan a welfare state by intervening according to their capacity.
    As GBIANs we would expect with the management and leadership to incorporate these principles in GB systems as well.

  3. A Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin suddenly descends on Pakistan and achieves this.Who funded him? Why the Establishment favoured him? His fatwa agaianst suicide terrorism is well known.does this declaration has sactity of constituion of Pakistan?

  4. Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri did a great job from many angles based on politics, socially and discipline point of view. He brought up the image of peaceful nation. Graduation condition for candidates and up to now, all efforts are being carried out to achieve the removal of dirty factors from politics and assemblies and not immediately but this will certainly give fruitful results in future for the betterment of the nation.

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