LAHORE - The Pakistan Awami Tehreek yesterday marked its 27th Foundation Day across the country.

The main ceremony was held at the PAT head office Model Town, Lahore, which was addressed by PAT chairman Dr Tahirul Qari via a video link from Canada.

Talking to a local television in a late night show, Dr Qadri also announced arriving Pakistan in next month. Party insiders told The Nation that the PAT chief was likely to arrive in Lahore in first week of June. They said Dr Qadri will address the mass meeting outside the Punjab Assembly and made long stay here.

PAT is going to organise a ‘big gathering’ on completion of two years of Model Town incident in which 14 PAT workers were killed in clash with police. Dr Qadri following the incident (June 17, 2014) had led a long sit-in Islamabad “to get justice for Model Town victims and bring revolution in the country.” But he had to call off protest without achieving “goals.”

The rumors were surfacing since then about deal between PAT and government which the party leaders always strongly negated.

“We made no deal with the PML-N on Model Town issue. We continue struggle to get justice for Model Town victims. Dr Qadri is arriving this time to lead massive protest against corrupt government,” said Noorullah Siddique, the PAT spokesperson.