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January 24, 2011
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‘Present system backs powerful elite’

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January 24, 2011

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LAHORE
DR Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said the current system in the country has been geared to protect the vested interests of the powerful elite and no one is raising voice against this corrupt and oppressive system.
He said this while delivering his keynote speech on phone from Canada to a concluding session of two-day meeting of Minhaj-ul-Quran International Majlis-e-Shura in Lahore.
Dr Qadri said holders of fake degrees were the members of assemblies after getting elected again on the strength of their money.
He said, “There is a dire need to get rid of this system if we have to preserve the future of our succeeding generations.
The people of Pakistan need to be at the forefront of campaign for awakening the national consciousness.”
The present system, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri maintained, allows for change of faces at the helm of affairs.
Unless people rise up and be counted, the power elite, which comprises 3 percent of the country’s population will continue to push them against the wall, he said.
Condemning scourges of terrorism, extremism and radicalism, he said Minhaj-ul-Quran International rejected these reactionary forces and was engaged in an intellectual struggle against these evils around the world.
“Our vision is based on dynamic spiritualism, welfare, tolerance, moderation, modernity and peaceful coexistence.
“Unless the roots of terrorism are eradicated, this menace will continue to afflict our society,” he opined.
“At a time when the world is moving ahead towards integration for the benefit of humanity, our society is afflicted by the evils of conservatism, radicalism, sectarianism and ethnic divisions. Influenced by others, the Muslim societies have forgotten their values and culture.
In these circumstances, heavy responsibility rests on the shoulders of all those associated with Minhaj-ul-Quran International that they come out and awaken the public consciousness for the sake of

humanity,” he observed. He said economic, political and energy crises had made life difficult for the common man.
He said the government was bent upon fleecing the people on this or that pretext instead of cutting down on non-development expenditure.
The Majlis-e-Shura unanimously adopted a resolution against skyrocketing price hike, target killings, energy shortage and unending spate of terrorism.
The resolution demanded of the government to find immediate solutions to these raging crises.
The meeting was attended by over 600 delegates from across Pakistan. Amir-e-Tehreek Sahibzada Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani, Pakistan Awami Tehreek Vice Chairman Aaga Murtaza Poya, Nazim-e-Ala Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Naib Nazim-e-Ala Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Anwar Akhtar Advocate, Raja Jamil Ajmal, GM Malik, Irshad Ahmad Tahir, Farooq Mahmood, Qazi Faiz ul Islam, Jawad Hamid, Rana Muhammad Idrees, Rana Fayyaz, Sajid Mahmood Bhatti, Javed Iqbal Qadri and other leaders of all forums of MQI were also present on the occasion.

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