ISLAMABAD - A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday requesting chief of Minhajul Quran Dr Tahirul Qadri be directed not to do any thing, which is illegal, improper, unlawful and unconstitutional.
The petitioner stated that intentions of Dr Qadri may seemed to be good and for the welfare of Pakistan, apprehensions were being expressed widely that the real agenda behind his rally was to derail the nascent democracy or to bring bloody revolution which may result in the killings of innocent human beings threatening the very sovereignty of the country.
He pleaded that the constitution was very clear on the appointment of the caretaker government and apprehended that Dr Qadri’s insistence on amending Articles 62, 63 and 218 of the constitution by bringing a large number people on the constitution avenue to make it a Tahrir Square could lead to bloody incidents.
What happened at the Tahrir Square, the petitioner recalled, was known to everybody where a large number of people died as the square was tuned into a battlefield.
Moreover the revolution at the Tahrir Square was against a dictator and for the enforcement of the fundamental rights when in Pakistan, people are already enjoying fundamental rights and the fruits of the democracy. In case of any infringement of such rights, grievance can be redressed by the courts of competent jurisdiction, the petitioner contended.
The upcoming elections are very crucial for the future of Pakistan, the petitioner said adding it was the wish of every citizen that true representatives loyal, patriotic and has the desire to work for the betterment of the country should form the next government.
Dr Qadri can redress his grievances by taking legal recourse by approaching any court of competent jurisdiction, the petitioner suggested but questioned what change Dr Qadri intended to achieve by gathering such a large number of people in Islamabad.
There are so many modes and remedies which the law allows Dr Qadri to bring change in the country adding the religious leader has a right to educate and inform the public by adopting any legal means as to what was good for them and the country and even helping the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the civil society, the media and other NGOs.