Islamabad (December 24, 2017): The federal capital’s local administration is considering requesting the Interior Ministry to put Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Dr Tahir ul Qadri’s name on the Exit Control List.
According to the details, Islamabad administration has compiled report of all all the cases and court proceedings against chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahirul Qadri. The district administration is pondering to put Qadri’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL).
According to sources, five cases are registered against Qadri three of which are registered under the sections of Anti-Terrorism Act. Life-time warrants against have also been issued by Qadri Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) which has also issued order for forfeiting his property.It may be mentioned that chairman PTI Imran Khan has got himself bailed in cases registered at Secretariat police station but Qadri has not yet approached the court for bail.
Sources informed that Interior Ministry will be approached to add Qadri’s name in the ECL.
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has issued a permanent warrant against Qadri, and also ordered to confiscate his properties, sources said.
Unlike Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the PAT leader has not yet taken bail from the court in the cases.
The two ‘political cousins’ face charges of destroying property in the Red Zone, attacking the state TV channel’s building and injuring then Islamabad Operations SSP Asmatullah Junejo.
In August 2014, violence broke out in the federal capital when PTI and PAT supporters attempted to break a police cordon and storm the PM House, using cranes to remove barricades.
The clashes between police and protesters resulted in the deaths of three people and caused injuries to over 560. Of the injured, 77 were security officials deployed in the Red Zone, including SSP Junejo.
The decision to march to the PM House was taken after talks between the government, PTI and PAT had failed to end the deadlock over the resignation of then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The two parties were protesting against the ‘rigging’ in the 2013 General Elections.