LAHORE – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri Sunday claimed that the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is working as an election cell of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

He was talking to reporters on his return to the country from Canada after six months.

Qadri also alleged that PML-N’s manifesto is being prepared by the JIT, adding the matter of the photo leak is just a drama, and no less than any plot of a movie.

Talking about the Model Town tragedy, he said its investigation has been stalled, as they are unable to get a date for an appeal hearing.

Around 14 PAT workers were killed and 100 injured during clashes with police in Lahore’s Model Town locality in 2014.

He also dismissed the practice of ‘elections’ in the country, saying no elections are held here, “it is all a drama.” Qadri did not comment when asked on his possible ‘alliance’ with Imran Khan this time around.

In June last year, Qadri had made calls for protest over the Model Town tragedy after returning from Canada.

Qadri and Khan were partners in the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad against ‘rigging’ in the 2013 elections. However, the two later parted ways over differences on various issues.


The JIT probing the global financial dealings of the prime minister’s family has recently been mired in controversy, with subjects of the investigation accusing it of being biased and indulging in character assassination.