No US, Britain support for Qadri

Published: January 5, 2013
Both countries issue statements claiming they do not support Tahirul Qadri or any political parties in Pakistan. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS/FILE

Both countries issue statements claiming they do not support Tahirul Qadri or any political parties in Pakistan. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS/FILE

Both the US and Britain on Saturday issued statements to the media categorically denying  that they support Dr Tahirul Qadri or any other political party in Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported.

US deputy chief of mission in Pakistan Richard Hoagland and the British High Commisioner both stated that their respective countries do not support any political party or individual.

US unhappy with CSF mechanism

Hoagland said that the US is dissatisfied with the workings of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) and will work to improve it.

Pakistan received a $688 million CSF tranche on December 28 as reimbursement for the expenses of supporting over 150,000 coalition forces deployed on Pakistan-Afghan border.

The deputy chief reiterated that any decision regarding a military operation in North Waziristan will be taken by Pakistan.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • M
    Jan 5, 2013 - 7:38PM

    Yea, u dontRecommend

  • Khurshid Qureshi
    Jan 5, 2013 - 7:40PM

    Now you shut your mouth….. who against Dr. Tahir ul Qadri


  • sabi
    Jan 5, 2013 - 8:05PM

    Hasrat in ghunchoon pe jo bin khily murjha gaye.
    Sheikh has played a bluff or anticipated overwhelming support from establishment and from foreigne hands.Now go back ya sheikh.


  • Kamran khan
    Jan 5, 2013 - 8:31PM

    Ha ha ha ” not funny ”


  • zoro
    Jan 5, 2013 - 9:09PM

    Actually he is supported by RAW and MOSSAD … and may be KHAD !!!


  • Uza Syed
    Jan 5, 2013 - 9:12PM

    Wrong side of History, again! Supporting Qadri at this juncture would tantamount to supporting people’s aspirations. Making such announcement has served no purpose, not yours, at least. In effect what you are saying or so it sounds that you are abandonning the 90% of Pakistani people in their need, these people do need support of all who support a fair and just democracy where everyone has a chance to participate and have equal opportunity to pursue her/his aspiration, a system which is not exclusive for privileged where ordinary citizen can’t even imagine having any rights, where he is like a refugee but in his own country. QADRI NEEDS NO ONE BUT THE PEOPLE WHO HE IS SPEAKING FOR, THE LARGE REAL HUGE NUMBERS OF HAVE NOTS HERE.


  • Dr.A. K.Tewari
    Jan 5, 2013 - 9:25PM

    But I extend full support to the mass mobilization being done for a change in Pakistan .


  • Chengez K
    Jan 5, 2013 - 9:37PM

    Please say the same about Altaf Hussain,Asfandyar Wali!!!

    Long Live Sheikh!!!!


  • Jan 5, 2013 - 10:18PM

    Where are our conspiracy theorists?


  • roadkashehzada
    Jan 5, 2013 - 10:19PM

    so if he has support of US and UK, american and british embassy will verify that?? they ll say, yes we are supporting him? seriously???come on…
    anyway, canada (sheikh ul islam’s homeland) is yet to verify that.


  • Jan 5, 2013 - 11:51PM

    Come on Mr.Qadri don’t take us for a ride we are already riding for so long now! Stop it now!


  • John B
    Jan 6, 2013 - 12:38AM

    Ask these following questions, PAK:

    Who in PAK benefits if his agenda is met or not met?

    Who is his opposition in PAK?

    Who is vocal in speaking for him or silent in speaking against him or speaking against him?

    I believe he is invited or supported by key political parties as a counter measure to religious parties and perhaps against IK who have become powerful within the government machinery and paralyzing the government.


  • Raj - USA
    Jan 6, 2013 - 1:57AM

    No one can come to or be in power in Pakistan without the support of foreign powers, be it KSA, USA or UK. It had always been so, even for Zia or Benazir or Nawaz or Musharraf or Altaf. This is the level of Patriotism in Pakistan. It is pathetic to see Musharraf who was once wielding absolute power in Pakistan now roaming in the streets of Dubai and London. He cannot even enter his own country. No Pakistani leader has ever had a firm root in Pakistan. Even IK could not find a Pakistani muslim woman to marry and had always had an eye for foreign and particularly non-muslim woman. Why is it that Pakistani woman, or for that matter any muslim woman have always rejected him? Without funds from overseas his party will collapse in seconds. Same is true for Qadri’s party also.


  • Hammad
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:09AM

    So. Umm. Help me figure this out. You believe the British and Americans when they say they don’t support TuQ, but you think they lie when they say OBL attacked the twin towers? Why this kolavari di?


  • umair
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:13AM

    Almighty Allah sent His friend (Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri) to bring the change, and if someone is against Allah’s decision, he/she should take care of his/her faith….


  • Mirza
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:38AM

    @roadkashehzada: I agree with you completely. Now this one news from Radio Pakistan and two diplomats from the West is most authentic. All the other news including finding and killing of OBL in Abbottabad base were wrong.


  • Ali Zaid
    Jan 8, 2013 - 4:12PM

    and ASWJ/SaudiArabia are not supporting TUQ, so this march is definitely in favor of Pakistan


  • RBTahir
    Jan 8, 2013 - 4:56PM

    Dr Qadri is being viewed as a potential threat to conventional polotical parties looting the country for over the years i.e PMLN and PPP. PMLN was much optimistic and ready to rule the country during next tenure but they r now much worried to simultaneouslu compete with PPP, PML Q, PTI and Dr Qadras well as Army /ISI becos no one wants Nawaz Sharif as premium. PMLN falls short of contempory politics and will ultimately loose next election if current strategy prevails in future.


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