Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri said on Friday that he would lead a long-march on Islamabad at any cost as per schedule and there should be no illusion in this regard.
Affirming his resolve to lead the march, he told a news conference that the incumbent government had lost legal, moral, and Constitutional authority to govern the country after Thursday's carnage across the country which led to killing of over 100 people.
He said Quetta and Swat blasts are a further phase of terrorism.“Wrong policies of the government caused corruption and terrorism”, said Qadri.
He made it clear that the rulers who proved failure to halt terrorism are either ineligible or aids of terrorists.
He said no one is safe in the country; either he is Muslim, Hindu, Christian or anyone else.
Qadri applauded the judiciary for dismissing writ petitions against his march and declaring them legal.
“The courts declared long-march lawful democratic and according to the fundamental rights provided by the Constitution of Pakistan,….I would request the local and foreign media that they should speak of the judiciary rejecting these writ petitions,” he added.
“The judiciary has put no check on the long march; so any step to discourage it is equal to contempt of the judiciary”.
He took exception to the Punjab government measures to create hurdles in the way of his long-march and said that the administration was directing the transporters to return advance money which they received to transport the participants of the march to Islamabad.
He said that the Punjab government is using cheap tactics in order to put stumbling blocks in the way of long march to be held on January 14.
“The media as well as the wretched of the earth and majority of poor people will stand by me in struggle of restoration for peace and eradication of corruption from the country.
Without naming the minister for interior, Sheikhul Islam said that government is disfiguring the facts of in the name of politics labeling false allegation against the sincere workers of Minhaj.
He said that autonomy of the judiciary was restored by dint of untiring struggle of the lawyers, media persons and political parties.
The TMQ chief said that ministries in the federal and the Punjab governments had been backing terrorists with providing them with safe havens.
He announced that he would make a will before his family members (Friday) today and advised them as to how they would continue his mission.
Qadri said that President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Mininster Raja Pervez Ahsraf, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah would be responsible if any untoward incident occurred during the long-march.