RAWALPINDI - Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday said Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri had come to Pakistan on his own wish, but would leave the country after facing courts of law just like former dictator Pervez Musharraf who was suffering for his wrongdoings.
“The government will catch the law breakers from the neck and bring them to the court of law,” the minister said, talking to media persons after enquiring after the policemen injured during clashes with PAT workers, at the district headquarters (DHQ) hospital.
He was flanked by PML-N MNA Malik Abrar Ahmed, former MNA and Prime Minister Youth Loan Scheme District Coordinator Malik Shakeel Awan, ex-MPA Zia Ullah Shah and many other local leaders and workers.
Pervaiz Rashid said Pakistan Army had been battling against terrorists in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) after which tens of thousands of tribesmen, including women and children, were leaving the areas to save their lives and the government was striving hard to facilitate the IDPs.
“The Pakistani nation should come forward and help the IDPs generously. I appeal to philanthropists to donate one water cooler each for the IDPs so that they could drink cold and potable drinking water,” the information minister added.
He said Dr Tahirul Qadri who was staging his “revolution drama” to sabotage the military operation in NWA had ordered his vagabonds to torture police with iron rods and sticks. He added that PAT workers inflicted ruthless torture on the police, breaking their legs and arms besides injuring their sensitive body parts. “Dr Qadri advised his vagabonds to teach a lesson to policemen and the PAT workers carried out the orders of their boss by subjecting cops to a severe torture,” the minister said.
Pervaiz Rashid was of the view that media and public had witnessed how Qadri’s force, carrying clubs and rods, pounced on police and paralysed many cops outside the airport on his arrival. He vowed the PML-N government would root out the menace of terrorism from the country.