Sheikh Rasheed, Qadri meet in London to discuss Islamabad showdown
LONDON: Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed and Pakistani Awami Tehrik (PAT) head Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri met in London to discuss PTI’s upcoming Islamabad protest against the government.
Sources disclosed that Sheikh Rasheed was unable to convince Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri to join the upcoming protest movement against the government which will be spearheaded by PTI chief Imran Khan on October 30. During the meeting, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri also did not voice his desire to meet Jahangir Tareen.
The meeting between the two politicians ended with Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri demanding some time to make a decision regarding the matter. Meanwhile, on the other hand, senior PTI leader Jahangir Tareen said he hadn’t expressed the desire to meet any political personality during his stay in London.
“I am here in London on a private tour,” he said.
PTI chief Imran Khan has threatened to ‘seal Islamabad’ on October 30 if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif does not resign or present himself for accountability for the Panama Leaks controversy. Imran has threatened to bring out the public on a massive scale and had stated that he would not let the government run after the October 30 protest.
So far, popular political parties such as the PPP and JI have distanced themselves from PTI’s movement.