Lahore (June 26, 2018): Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Doctor Tahirul Qadri has left for Europe on a two-month trip in the wee hours of Tuesday.
While talking to journalists in Model Town, Tahirul Qadri said that PAT will not participate in the upcoming general elections.
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He said that the PAT had decided not to contest the elections because “the entire system” was “flawed and could not be called a democracy”. Qadri said that the PAT will not become a part of the electoral process and would not be issuing tickets to any candidates.He clarified that he had deliberately never used the word ‘boycott’ and was only saying that PAT would not participate in the process as a political party.“Neither electoral reforms were made nor any seriousness shown in the accountability process. We cannot be part of an election which does not have anything good for the people,” he later said in a message on Twitter.
Neither electoral reforms were made nor any seriousness was shown in the accountability process. We cannot be part of such an election which does not have anything good for the people. Similar faces are seen in assembly time and again. God knows how long it will go.
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) June 23, 2018