In a strong reaction to Muhammad Sultan being handcuffed & tied to the hospital bed, MQI leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri 'congratulated' Prime Minister Imran Khan, for, in his Naya Pakistan, the law has become 'equal' for all. He said, on the one hand, those convicted by the courts are free to go abroad, on the other, the innocent and poor Pakistanis, sentenced to jail terms on self-concocted and false cases, get operated upon and treated in handcuffs even on hospital beds. He said he was deeply hurt by the treatment meted out to prisoners of Model Town tragedy.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri made these remarks while talking to senior leaders on phone. He said one of the prisoners of Model Town passed away as a result of kidney failure as well as the lack of timely medical treatment during incarceration. He said his petition for bail on medical grounds could not be fixed for hearing till the day of his death. He asked if it was the Naya Pakistan where everyone is equal before the law.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said the treatment meted out to Muhammad Sultan deserves to be condemned in all aspects. He said 107 PAT workers were sentenced to five years in jails for protesting oppression perpetrated in Model Town, stating that Muhammad Sultan is one of these workers. He said no one has been punished in Model Town case despite the passage of more than five years and the case is being heard in an anti-terrorism court in Lahore. He said contrarily those who staged a peaceful protest against the tragedy were arrested and sentenced to five years in jail term. He said the government did change but nothing has changed for the family members of martyrs as well as those incarcerated on false charges.