LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said his party supported the stance of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, the patron-in-chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), adding the protest demonstrations would definitely be organized, but, not at the cost of political system.
Earlier, a six-member delegation of the Muttahida led by Rizvi, called upon Dr.Qadri at his residence. Later, talking to media, the MQM leader said reservations were being voiced over the potential clash on August 14—the day when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will take out Freedom March amidst the imposition of Arrticle-245 in the federal capital’s D-Chowk.
The Muttahida leader Rizvi remarked his party was in the process of consultations in connection with the participation in Inqilab (Revolution) March or Azadi (Freedom) March. He furthermore added, “Dr. Qadri took us in confidence over certain issues.”
The matter related with participation in the Inqilab March, will be mooted before the Rabita Committee to make a final decision in this regard, the MQM leader observed.
Commenting on Model Town Tragedy in which over a dozen people were shot down, Haider Abbas Rizvi said, “No one can even think that such an incident can occur in the country. We have showed up here to extend condolences to the bereaved families.”
Today’s meeting was primarily meant to share the sorrow with the grieving families, who lost their near and dear ones in the sanguinary tragedy, Rizvi asserted adding he and his delegation met all the leaders of Minhaj-ul-Quran.