A source said that the Arrest warrant has been issued by local magistrate. Authorities were awaiting from interior minister Rehman Malik to Arrest Tahir ul Qadri.
“There have been deliberations on the issue and, at the moment, the government is in two minds — whether to start negotiations with Qadri or arrest him,” the source said. Other sources said Qadri and the others were booked under provisions of the law related to attempted murder, interfering in the functioning of the government, snatching weapons from the police disturbing the peace.
Meanwhile, thousands of protesters led Qadri, rallied in Islamabad for the third day in a row on Wednesday, giving the government time till Wednesday night to quit and dissolve the national and provincial assemblies to overlay the way for electoral reforms.
Qadri, who began a protest near parliament, outlined four demands during his speech on Wednesday, including electoral reforms according to the Constitution before polls and reconstitution of the election commission. He said there should be no secret compromise between the ruling Pakistan People’s Party and main opposition PML-N on forming a caretaker government.
“The government should decide by Wednesday night (on these demands),” said Qadri. “This so-called democratic government will end today or tomorrow, God willing…Now we can’t accept corruption anymore in this country. We want true democracy,” he said. In a three-hour speech, Qadri repeatedly attacked politicians. At one stage, he urged his supporters to be ready to disrobe corrupt leaders and expose their “tattoos”. Tahir ul Qadri Also Says that government will remove one or two days.