Branding the Badami Bagh tragedy as a grave conspiracy against Pakistan, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has condemned the act of vandalism and setting of houses of Christian community ablaze. He said that terrorism and Pakistan could not go together. He said that time to decide was now.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that those who played havoc with law and order and harmed peace were at large, while the federal and provincial governments were celebrating the completion of their tenure in office. He said that these inhuman activities were a glaring proof of failure of law enforcement agencies and the Punjab government. He said that Sindh, KP and Balochistan were burning in the fire of terrorism. He said that bomb blast in Peshwar the other day and scores of other terrorist incidents served to strengthen the image of Pakistan being a dangerous country where terrorists ran free.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed these views while talking telephonically to Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, President of PAT, from Canada yesterday. He said that terrorism and extremism constituted an existential threat to the territorial integrity of the country. He bemoaned that the federal and provincial governments and political parties were not beholden to the magnitude of the challenge at hand and were busy in politicking.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the Constitution of Pakistan conferred equal rights on the non-Muslim citizens. Such incidents, he said, were an open attack on the Constitution. He said that it was responsibility of the incumbent government to ensure implementation of the Constitution and maintain law and order in the country. He said that the vested interests and expediency had constrained the government from taking open-ended action for protection of fundamental rights of its citizens particularly the non-Muslims. He said that thousands of people lost their lives due to terrorism and nothing concrete had been done to arrest the deteriorating state of affairs.