ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has agreed to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in its planned sit-in in Islamabad against the government.
Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that PTI chief Imran Khan telephoned PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and invited him to join PTI in its march on Islamabad against the government’s corruption.
He said that Dr Qadri accepted the invitation and said that PAT would participate in the sit-in. Sheikh Rashid said that PAT and Qadri’s participation would strengthen the movement against the government. He said that Qadri’s demonstrated his greatness by accepting the invitation.
Meanwhile, PAT spokesman in a statement said that Dr Qadri had accepted the invitation to participate in PTI’s protest sit-in.
PAT leader Khuram Nawaz Gandapur said that now PAT would also join PTI to lock down Islamabad in a bid to pressure the Prime Minisier to resign or present himself for accountability for his alleged involvement in Panama Leaks scandal.
PAT spokesman said that Sheikh Rashid acted as bridge between the two leaders to end their difference. The spokesman said that Dr Qadri was in Jordan. He warned that if the reservations of PAT were not removed then Sheikh Rashid would be responsible for that.
It is to be mentioned here that PAT and PTI had jointly staged the four months long sit-in in Islamabad for removal of the government. However, this time Qadri had initially refused to join PTI in its drive against the government and Qadri went abroad following serious differences cropped up between the two parties.
AML chief Sheikh Rashid has been trying to woo Qadri to join PTI’s in its anti-corruption movement.