LAHORE:,,, An emergency meeting of Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) held at Mansoora on Thursday condemned in strongest terms the police crackdown at the Minhajul Quran headquarters resulting in about a dozen deaths and injuries to scores of people.
The heads of the 14 religious parties attending the meeting maintained that the police action was totally uncalled for, unjustified and intolerable. Mian Brothers had always used the police and security institutions against the masses while the Punjab province had actually been turned into police state. The rulers themselves had chosen the path of self destruction, they added.
The meeting decided that the Imams and Khatibs would condemn the incident in their Friday addressed tomorrow. Those attending the meeting included Maulana Abdur Rahman Naqshbandi, Hafiz Abdur Rahman Makki, Usman Noori, Amir Hamza, Maulana Khan Muhammad Leghari, Maulana Abdul Ma’lik, Hafiz Raza Kazam.
Talking to media men after the meeting, Baloch said that the police brutal action at an educational centre, on the pretext of removing barricades, was totally unjustified. He said that barricades had been erected at numerous places in the Punjab capital and even at the residences of Sharif brothers at Jati Umra.
The JI leader said that the Punjab government had turned the Punjab capital a battle ground at a time when PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri had announced his visit on June 23.
Later, a high level MYC delegation visited the Minhajul Quran Secretariat to express their solidarity with the PAT and prayed for those killed in the tragedy and quick recovery of the injured.