Canadian authorities summon Qadri for violating oath

Authorities say Qadri violated oath stating he was not allowed to enter the country he had sought asylum from.


Web Desk January 18, 2013
A file photo of MQI chief Tahirul Qadri taken during one of his religious lectures.

Canadian authorities on Friday summoned Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on February 5, and sought explanation from him for violating the oath he took while seeking asylum, Express News reported.

The authorities said that Qadri violated the oath stating that he was not allowed to enter the country he had sought asylum from.

According to Express News correspondent Shakeel Anjum, Abdul Shakoor Qadri, otherwise known as Tahir Qadri, had sought asylum from Canada in 2008, fearing threats to his life after he met with the Danish cartoonist responsible for making blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Qadri, through his lawyer Mendel Green, had requested that he was receiving death threats from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba.

On October 17, 2009, his asylum application was accepted, while he was issued the Canadian passport about six months back.

The MQI chief has also been receiving welfare funds from the Canadian government, citing health issues.

Qadri, who led a 5-day long march in Islamabad which concluded Thursday evening, is currently present in Pakistan.

He is scheduled to fly back to Canada on January 27 along with his family.

Correction: An earlier version of this article had incorrectly stated Royal Canadian Monitoring Police instead of Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The error is regretted.

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COMMENTS (158)

iqbal | 8 years ago | Reply

it is very interesting thing that a man on oath say that, i have 100% suerty that i will be killed in my own country got asylum than return back when he/she succed asylyum in any country as neutral person ask question that we agreed that, that person was 100% suerty for killing and he/her went xy country to get asylum and who gave suerty that person to return back to his/her won country now u are here safe? do not make people foolish, my dear this 21 cetury people are trying to book house on moon. our country were took on secularism not religeous but now it is religeous. soule of father of country still cry what does crime i did?

Robert | 8 years ago | Reply

@Aijaz Haider Canada is neither a nanny state, nor Canadians want their country's police to control their comings and goings.

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