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PAT chief Allama Tahirul Qadri quits politics

"Our struggle to get the justice for martyrs of Model Town will continue till the last breath," Qadri said.

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Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Allama Tahirul Qadri on Saturday has announced that he is quitting politics, citing health problems and the immense amount of work.

While addressing the party workers via video link, Tahirul Qadri said, “I announce retirement from Pakistan’s politics and political activities. I am handing over all the powers to Supreme Council”.

He has expressed disappointment over the political system, Allama during his address said it has no place for the poor and middle classes.

“Everything, except for [discussion on] people’s welfare, happens in the parliament. I have been a witness to all this as a member of the parliament”, he added.

Talking about the Model Town tragedy, he requested the government to provide justice to the families of victims and fulfill its promises in this regard.

“Our struggle to get the justice for martyrs of Model Town will continue till the last breath,” Qadri said.

Furthermore, in a tweet, Allama Tahirul Qadri further stressed his point of view. “We will continue our fight in pursuit of seeking justice for #ModelTownMassacre. It is due to us and is part of our faith to demand until the justice is served”, he wrote.

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