The Pakistan Awami Tehrik
() (Pakistan People's Movement
) is a political party
. In 1990, Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) participated in the national elections just one year after it was founded. In 1991, PAT and TNFJ (Tehrik-e-Nifas-e-Fiqh-e-Jafria A shia political group) now known as Tehrik-e-Jafria signed a 'Communique of Unity' to promote social and religious harmony. In another move, PAT for the first time in the political history
of Pakistan, introduced an idea of "working relationship" between the three national political forces, PAT, TNFJ and Tehreek-e-Istaqlal.
From 1989 to 1993, Qadri continuously worked as an opposition leader tying to indicate the government's mistakes and to suggest ways for improving the situation in the political, educational, and economical fields. In 1992, he presented a complete working plan for interest
-free banking in Pakistan covering all kinds of national and international transaction which was recognized and appreciated by all sections of the society including industrial and banking professionals. PAT offices were also opened in major foreign countries.
At the general elections
on 20 October 2002, Dr Qadri was elected as an MNA (Member of the National Assembly) of his Lahore constituent.
The founder and chairman of the party is Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
The party decided to boycott the Pakistani general election, 2008