Pakistan's Tahirul Qadri ends alliance with Imran Khan's party

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Islamabad, Nov 18: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has parted ways with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), PAT chief Tahirul Qadri said Tuesday.

Addressing a party convention, Qadri said: "Those who are part of status quo and involved in corruption cannot become our allies." He said that the parties have different programmes, according to a Geo News report.

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Qadri alleged that formation of a joint investigation team for probing the Model Town tragedy was a futile practice.

He said that the Punjab government has not arrested a single suspect in connection with the incident.

The cleric called for capital punishment for those involved in spreading sectarian hatred and claimed that the situation could be improved only after the "execution of some people".

He said that both the civilian and military governments had never helped common people in Pakistan.

"We have never seen democracy in Pakistan for even a single day," the PAT chief lamented.

Fourteen people, including women, were killed and dozens injured when clashes between PAT supporters and the police took place at the Minhajul Quran secretariat in Lahore's Model Town suburb June 17.

IANS

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