ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Tahirul Qadri has said that only two institutions -- military and judiciary -- are performing their job with responsibility in Pakistan, Geo News reported.
Addressing the participants of long march here Tuesday, Qadri said they wanted renewed democracy in the country and it could not be successful until there are electoral reforms.
He said he wanted democracy along with the protection of human rights and institutions. The TMQ leader said 70 percent MPs do not pay tax. "We do not want to see those who have made billions from corruption, in the parliament," he added.
"No representation without taxation," he snapped.
He said that due to the inability of the political leadership, a national policy against terrorism could not be constituted.
While delivering the conclusive address of the long march, he named it as “Islamabad declaration” and said it is the voice of the entire nation. He said that the declaration consists of seven points.
He said that these millions of people have gathered in Islamabad to raise their voices for their rights. The nation is going through tough times and facing poverty and hunger.
As Tahirul Qadri went on with his address, a breaking news of the Supreme Court's order to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf flashed on TV channels. Upon getting this news, the charged TMQ leader became even more excited and he started congratulating the thousands of participants of his long march.
He also had the people in attendance of his rally chant slogans of 'Supreme Court zindabad (long live Supreme Court)'.
It is important to mention here that the deadline issued by the TMQ leader to dissolve assemblies has expired today but none of his demands have so far been met.