Posts tagged as: Long March

President Zardari’s Political Wisdom Shines Again

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Many saw it as a turning moment for Pakistan, which definitely is not a new thing for the 200 million plus of the country, but Tahir-ul-Qadri’s long march was something that forced people to think that everything was just about on the brink of collapse.   Unlike the Occupy Wall Street protests in the United […]

Presidency assures of no action against Tahirul Qadri’s long marchers

The Presidency clarified that potential crackdown would be taken against the sit-in being staged by supporters of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad for the past three days.   It issued a clarification, making it clear that the issue would be settled through dialogue. Later, Interior Minister Rehman Malik also extended an offer […]

Imran Khan refuses to join Tahirul Qadri

Thanking Tahirul Qadri for inviting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to join his long march, PTI Chairman Imran Khan reiterated his stance of putting protests on hold until the caretaker setup was formed.   Imran said this while presiding over a party meeting on Wednesday held to review the offer made by Qadri. “Protests will only help […]

Prime Minister Ashraf welcomes declaration of opposition parties

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has welcomed the declaration of the opposition parties at a conference held in Lahore on Wednesday regarding upholding of constitution and holding of free and fair elections in the country.   The heads of opposition parties including Pakistan Muslim League-N Chief Nawaz Sharif, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Chief Fazlur Rehman, Jamat-e-Islami […]

Imran Khan demands resignation of President Zardari

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan demanded an immediate resignation of President Asif Ali Zardari, ruling out the possibility of free and fair elections under the former.   The above is one of the seven demands that the PTI Chairman Imran Khan made while talking to media persons here. He also demanded immediate announcement of general […]

Govt allows Tahirul Qadri’s march to stage sit-in at D-Chowk

In a bid to avoid a possible smackdown, the government has surrendered to Tehrik Minhaj-ul-Quran leader Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri’s demand of allowing his long marchers to stage a sit-in at D-Chowk.   On the face of it a showdown was in the making as the chanting protesters responded by pushing aside barricades made of shipping containers […]

All of Tahirul Qadri’s demands should be accepted: Altaf Hussain

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that the demands put forward by the Minhajul Quran International (MQI) head, Dr Tahirul Qadri, were the collective voice of the people of Pakistan.   In a press release issued on Monday, Altaf said that the demands of Dr Qadri should be accepted immediately, and no […]

No one will be allowed to enter red zone: Rehman Malik

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that Tahirul Qadri has been allowed to set up stage at Express Chowk near D-Chowk in Islamabad.   He‚ however‚ said no one will be allowed to enter the Red Zone where diplomatic community is housed and Parliament House and Supreme Court are situated. The Minister said participants […]

Long March: Tahirul Qadri demands dissolution of parliament

Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri gave a 7-hour deadline to President Asif Zardari and the Pakistan People’s Party-led federal government to dissolve all assemblies by 11am today (Tuesday) as “they had lost the right to govern people”.   “Morally, your government and your assemblies have ended tonight,” Qadri told a mammoth gathering from behind […]

Tahirul Qadri to lead long-march without MQM

Sticking to his demands, Minhajul Quran International chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that he will go ahead with his plans for long march to Islamabad on January 14.   Addressing a press conference, he said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) decision of not participating in the long march would not make any difference, long march will go ahead […]

MQM Chief Altaf Hussain’s ‘Political Drone Attack’ Hits Tahir-ul-Qadri

Minhaj-ul-Quran chief Tahir-ul-Qadri could not have had it any worse with just three days remaining till what he has set to be a historic long march towards Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad as MQM head Altaf Hussain decided to point his ‘Political Drone Attack’ towards Qadri and launch it when all preparations were at their peak. […]

MQM announces not to participate in Tahirul Qadri’s long march

The Muttahida Qaumi (MQM) Movement on Friday announced that it will not participate in Minhajul Quran International’s (MQI) million-man march, scheduled for January 14.   Interestingly, the MQM chief Altaf Hussain had stated yesterday that it would continue to support and participate in Dr Tahirul Qadri’s “million-man” march at any cost.   The announcement was […]


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