Sheikh-ul-Islam, Dr Maulana Tahir-ul-Qadri attempted to make a historic come back to Islamabad to start a revolution, but his revolution and plane along with revolution was diverted and thwarted at Lahore.
Qadri who took asylum in Canada around a decade ago on pretext that his life was in danger from extremists for meeting Danish Cartoonist, finally decided to come back to his native country to start a revolution and topple the democratic government. Qadri had stop overs in London and Dubai, and he finally boarded Emirates flight bound to Islamabad where he ordered his Minhaj-ul-Quran workers to receive him with historic welcome. The roads and areas to airport were sealed and section 144 was imposed, but his workers still managed to reach the airport after torturing hundreds of policemen on their way.
Close to landing at Islamabad, the government decided to divert his flight to Lahore where it landed peacefully but Qadri and his workers refused to come out of the plane until he was given protection by army. The situation escalated when 5 hours passed and Emirates formally complained the incident as hijacking attempt. In desperate attempt, Qadri finally agreed to leave the plane on 2 conditions, that he would be accompanied with Governor Punjab and Media should give him full coverage from airport to his residence.
Qadri finally made a speech at his Model Town office and claimed that time for revolution has come and he would make an example out of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif. His revolutionary speech was washed away pre-maturely due to rain, similar to what happened in key speech of Imran Khan’s career on 23rd March 2013 at Minaar-e-Pakistan.
This event that ended on a good note that Qadri failed to make any historic arrival show, however there were hundreds of unfortunate incidents in Islamabad and Rawalpindi where policemen were tortured by so called peaceful followers of Qadri.