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Tahir Ul-Qadri : ‘I am against military law’

Populist cleric and anti-corruption campaigner Tahir Ul-Qadri promised a million-man march to Islamabad to provoke a Tahrir Square revolution in Pakistan, but after four days he made a deal with the government.

He told HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi he rejected allegations that he was a tool for the military, saying he was "against martial law… pro-human rights and pro-democracy".

He added that he had achieved the maximum that was possible through peaceful means.

Watch the full interview on Thursday 31 January 2013 on BBC World at 0900, 1430 and 2130GMT and in the UK at 0030 and 0430GMT on Friday 1 February 2013 on the BBC News Channel.

Release date: 31 Jan 2013

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