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Youth Pakistan - Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri returning to Pakistan on 23rd December, vows to bring change
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri returning to Pakistan on 23rd December, vows to bring change
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that change would not come
about by becoming part of corrupt and elitist system but by clashing against it.
He said that the present electoral system was the biggest enemy of the people and
He said that the ruling elite regarded the people as their slave and their psychology
was like that of Pharaohs of Egypt. He declared to return to Pakistan on December
23 this year. The keynote address of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was shown around the world
through internet technology.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed these views while addressing Workers Conventions
through video conference from Canada. These Conventions were held under the banner
of Minhaj-ul-Quran International today in over 25 Tehsils and 100 countries of the
world including the main ceremony at the Central Secretariat in Model Town, Lahore
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Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that it was wrong to describe the prevalent system
as democracy, for democracy denoted exercise of ‘rationality’ and ‘free choice’,
while the people were forced to vote along caste, tribal, ethnic and linguistic
lines in Pakistan, which was contrary to the spirit of democracy. He said that the
system protected the interests of 3% of the privileged elite while 97% of the masses
did not have access to the basic necessities of life.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the assemblies were rubber stamps and debating
forums for fabricating lies. He said that in this system, the decisions by the apex
court were not being implemented and the people were being punished through price
hike, inflation and skyrocketing dearness. He said that the country’s sovereignty
was being sold for peanuts and all talk of integrity and sovereignty by the ruling
classes was a sham.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri asked the masses not to allow a handful of privileged
people to befool them anymore and initiate effective but peaceful struggle against
the current electoral system as it was based on corruption, violation of people’s
rights and anti-people policies. He said that MQI’s slogan of change in the system
would become the basis of durable change in the society.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri condemned the brutal assassination attempt on the
life of Malala Yousafzai and her fellow students, adding that terrorism originating
from radicalism and fundamentalist mindset had undermined peace. He said that the
attackers did not merely try to kill innocent Malala but they tried to kill the
He said that the profane movie makers were the worst enemies of humanity and
global peace. He asked if the Prime Minister of Pakistan could be sent home for
contempt of court, why the government was silent and not knocking on the doors of
the International Court of Justice.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that international law did not allow the making of blasphemous
movie. This was the collective matter dealing with respect of religions, which should
not be looked at from the angle of freedom of speech. He said that law on respect
and sanctity of religions already existed in a number of western countries but it
was not being implemented. He said that if the denial of Holocaust was a punishable
act, how anyone could justify the injuring of feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims around
the world. He said that Old and New Testaments contained references describing blasphemy
as a crime publishable with death.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri highlighted the need of legislation at the UN level
to preclude any possibility of such despicable occurrences. He also urged the Muslim
countries to work out collective policy on the matter.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Raheeq Abbasi said that the people of Pakistan would
give historic welcome to Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on his arrival at Minar-e-Pakistan
on the 23rd of December. He said that preparations had already begun in this regard.
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