Oath violation: Qadri to file appeal in Canadian federal court

Published: January 19, 2013
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File photo of Tahirul Qadri. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

File photo of Tahirul Qadri. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has decided to file an appeal in the Canadian federal court after Canadian authorities summoned him for violating his asylum oath, reported Express News on Saturday.

Qadri has hired four lawyers who will appear in the federal court on his behalf and will maintain that Qadri received complete security in Pakistan, said sources.

Meanwhile, Qadri’s lawyer Mendel Green who had requested for Qadri’s asylum in Canada refused to contest the summon order issued by authorities.

Canadian authorities had summoned Qadri on February 5, and sought explanation from him for violating the oath he took while seeking asylum.

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

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

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  • Mirza
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:19AM

    This man is on Canadian welfare (govt aid for poor) and had an ostentatious show of money in Pakistan. Now this poor man on welfare hires not one but four lawyers! Yet he wanted to expose the liars in Pakistan!

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:23AM

    “Qadri has hired four lawyers who will appear in the federal court on his behalf and will maintain that Qadri received complete security in Pakistan, said sources.”
    Credit goes to Rehman Malik for providing complete security in Pakistan.

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  • Usman
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:25AM

    Where is the proof? If you have then why are you hiding?

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  • Usman
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:36AM

    Minhaj ul Quran had earlier denied this conspiracy theory.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=550173958326475&set=pb.180816168595591.-2207520000.1358573615&type=3&theater

    Now whom we should believe.

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  • Indian
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:00AM

    As an Indian I think our politics are confusing but I will not even begin to understand Pakistani politics. The leader of one of the top parties is a UK citizen. The Pakistan Army has billions in assets and businesses (everything up to biscuit manufacturing) and who knows where that money goes. Gilani went and now is Raja going or not going? Will any Pakistani friends here tell me who they think is going to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan now? What is going to happen???

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  • Ingrid
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:10AM

    I would like to tell you all of a incident that occurred to a v good friend of mine yesterday which upset her terribly and she still cant quite talk much about it. She was in a supermarket in the inner city which was doing a quiet trade at the time. She was alone in an aisle when a muslim man entered with 2 v small children around the ages of 3 or at the most maybe 4. The 2 little boys had v large toy guns in their hands, almost bigger than then themselves. They were passing slowly by when my friend heard one child say this comment to the other. ‘ WE can go kill the baby Jesus with these now’ said one, and the other ‘and those people that like him’. The father looked guilt stricken when he realised they had said right under my friend’s nose and made an effort to stop the children saying more but they just looked puzzled. Of course they were puzzled because no v small child would know anything of this nature without being taught by the father and prob the mother in the family home.So they would have been wondering what are we doing wrong? My friend was distraught and livid with anger. He was African in appearance, possibly Somalian and this area opf our city has a large no of refugee and immigrants living in the free public housing we give them.My friend is v weel educated and doing a Phd in Health issues. She is the last person who would say anything racial etc against people like this. I will let you all think on what this means as it wont be just ‘an isolated case’, as people stupidly lull their minds, its will be common in the privacy of their homes.

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  • fawad
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:14AM

    That was all drama staged by QADRI. Shame on you Qadri.

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  • MA
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:14AM

    Are we Pakistanis this naive and brainwashed that we don’t see an imposter, liar, publicity seeker, etc etc to have wasted so much energy and time on this person. And ofcourse there is the big question of who pays for all that has happenend?

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  • FP
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:23AM

    @Indian:
    Only Asif Ali Zardari knows who will be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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  • Usman
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:26AM

    Still waiting for proof of this story. I think tribune have now become the originator of conspiracy theories. If no, please present the proof of the story so that we can ask from the minhaj ul quran organization

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:29AM

    I cannot believe that ISI did not know that Qadri got his Canadian citizenship on the basis of his asylum application. Bad luck for Musharraf as he was planning to coming back to Pakistan on the shoulders of the army and Qadri.

    Does anyone know the nationality status of rest of Qadris family like his sons and daughters? Do they also hold Canadian nationality as asylum seekers? It would be strange if only Qadri is an asylum seeker and the rest of his family are not.

    I think that Canada can revoke his citizenship as the application for asylum was deceitful. Citizenship of naturalized citizens can be revoked but citizenship by birth cannot be revoked. Qadri’s case is more weak as he holds citizenship of Pakistan also. This is another mystery why Canada did not question Qadri as to why he is retaining and probably also renewing his Pakistan Passport, a country he is fleeing?

    Qadri has been in Pakistan since Dec. 23, 2012 and these things are coming out only after his long march ended.

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  • Dilip
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:31AM

    A man living on social welfare can hire 4 lawyers!!!!!

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  • observer
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:38AM

    No wonder Qadri Saab was in a hurry to conclude an agreement. Any agreement.

    Looks like this Drone has proved to be as big a dud as the Mansoor Ijaz ICBM.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:49AM

    So Qadri REALLY is a Pakistani politician.

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  • observer
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:09PM

    @FP:

    Only Asif Ali Zardari knows who will be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

    But ‘For How Long’- is known only to Arsalan Iftikhar’s daddy.

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  • ExpakinUs
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:24PM

    @Indian: I hope the next PM is from India ok the army may not want him than the next PM is going to be Saudi Ok The people of Pakistan wont like him , OK the next PM is going to be from Israel the Muslims won’t like him Ok the PM is going to be from OH what the heck I give up left Asif Ali Zardari be the next President since understands exactly what the people of Pakistan want and deserve Cheers

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  • sabi
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:26PM

    Such an open display of hypocrisy shows how low he thinks of Pakistani nation’s IQ.He is making money in the name of religion.He is not alone this pak sar zameen is full of such thugs.I feel pity for my nation for too innocent to understand the difference between men of God and men of satan.

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  • Zein El-Abidin
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:42PM

    This is hilarious!!! I’m gonna get some popcorn!
    But wait… How is it that a man on Canadian welfare is able to spend MILLIONS of DOLLARS in Pakistan and now hire FOUR lawyers? The fake “Shaykh-ul-Islam” has a lot to explain. This bozo is truly a joke! I feel sorry for those who follow such an incompetent, deceitful leader.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:46PM

    Taking an oath in Canada and taking one in Pakistan are two totally different matters…….he’s learning the hard way.

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  • Zalim singh
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:39PM

    most asylum applications from Muslim nations are fake. Why cant Qadri seek asylum in Dubai. Kuwait or S.Arabia?

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  • Rashid
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:55PM

    @Ingrid:
    Although more than 90% of our population was not with this Liar Qadri, and people you have seen with him on the road were employees and students of 600 madrasas with their families, who were forcibly brought and kept there as hostages. Now coming to your friend’s narration, Baby Jesus doesn’t make any kind of sense, nor any muslim will teach his sons something like that. Because muslims believe and respect Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him). The kids might have said “BABY JEWS” which your friend might have wrongly interpreted as baby Jesus. Every person is well aware of jewish atrocities and genocide of muslims at Gaza.

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  • Usman
    Jan 19, 2013 - 2:12PM

    Why media is spreading conspiracy theories? If this is not why tribune have not given any proof? 4 hours have gone but still no proof. Please give the proof so that we should be able to ask the minhaj ul quran.

    Thank you

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  • Rashid
    Jan 19, 2013 - 2:21PM

    Qadri should be thankful to Mushahid Hussain for the face saving. As Long Marchers were set to abandon the Long March due to rain, cold weather and illness of children, Agha Murtaza Poya called Mushahid Hussain for face saving and rescue. When the news reached Qadri that Mushahid has convinced Govt to give Qadri a safe exit and face saving, only then Qadri gave the ultimatum of 3 pm for negotiations. What a drama…..poor Pakistani audience.

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  • Muhammad
    Jan 19, 2013 - 3:24PM

    Qadri made fool of some poor employees and their families. Every one was paid for sitting in procession.

    Long live Federal Court of Canada.

    Qadri say bacho, mulk bachao.

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  • FJ
    Jan 19, 2013 - 4:48PM

    Democracy is the real revenge, now I understand!

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  • Dr.A. K.Tewari
    Jan 19, 2013 - 4:50PM

    Quadery sahab don’t worry go ahead , at this critial time The Canadian court can ‘t comment but will prefer to remain calm and quite on your case .

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  • Feroz
    Jan 19, 2013 - 6:03PM

    @Usman:
    Tribune is only printing news and facts, they do not need to give you proof. However your friend Qadri does need to give a solid explanation for the reason he lied on oath and how he organized a million dollar march while collecting his dole from Canadian Government. You may make a better Caliph.

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  • Jan 19, 2013 - 6:14PM

    @Mirza: Sir you are very right. Such people only defame and disgrace the country of their origin with out any feeling of shame. Worth knowing how this man fighting against corruption has amassed such huge wealth? He must be kicked out from Canada and I think he will be.

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  • anwar
    Jan 19, 2013 - 6:24PM

    One of these days we are gonna have to break some faces to get the respect of the union. And it not PPP that will do that

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  • American
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:00PM

    @Rashid:
    In what way were ANY babies..jews or pakistani or muslim or hindu… responsible for ANYTHING that happens in Gaza or any where else ?
    This is exactly what Ingrid was horrified about…this is classic tribal mindset straight from 7th century Arabian deserts…kill the entire clan (babies and all) for real or imagined offenses.
    Pakistanis should step into 21st century with education and respect for every one…else the world will pass them by (if not already).

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  • irshad
    Jan 19, 2013 - 9:31PM

    This is to be confirm that he (TUQ) met the malaoon cartoonist (I don’t want to right his name) and if so then how over govt is owned his personality as a democratic person.

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  • Arif
    Jan 19, 2013 - 9:34PM

    Qadri’s march proved to be a storm in a tea cup, much ado about nothing. The way he hankered after, nay begged for, media attention reflects that he was tasked by some foreign agency to put up a show to justify the money he has been devouring for years. The fed govt. started and then stopped ferreting out his financial strings. The people need an explanation about why he staged the long march and agreed to a noneforceable agreement. Surely Qadri is a liar, a paper tiger.

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:04PM

    @Zalim singh:
    In a recent TV show, Qadri said that Saudi Arabia rejected his application for Citizenship. So, he applied for Canadian citizenship.

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  • Usman
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:23PM

    @Feroz:
    Thanks :) printing without proof. No reference means false news

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:30PM

    Months ago, I commented on another item in ET. It was somewhat on these lines (do not remember my exact comment):

    Greatest fights of all times. I The Good, The Bad and The Ugly:

    Muhammad Ali Vs. Joe Frazier – The Good
    Zia Vs. Zilfiqar – The Bad
    Coming soon: Ashfaq Vs. Asif
    Will it be “The Ugly”?

    Both are continuing their tenure and both wants to continue. Both knows only one can come out from this Cage Fight.

    On another note, Islam has reversed itself in Pakistan with the alignment of institutions to topple the civilian government.
    That time a father was willing to sacrifice his son for Allah. Now Motherland shall be sacrificed to save Arsalan.

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  • Amira
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:41PM

    @Rashid:
    Achcha? – And killing “BABY JEWS” would be okay???? Some kind of logic here! Even if Ingrid’s story is not true, your reply to it is quite enlightening. Hypocrisy at its best!

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  • Shaquel
    Jan 20, 2013 - 2:39AM

    Whether Dr Tahirul Qadri is genuine, original or great or NOT – one thing is clear: His supporters are genuine in their grips against the current crops of political elites and rajas!

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  • Jan 20, 2013 - 5:02AM

    @Indian:
    God knows better and God will take care of affairs of Pakistan .We do not worry too much.
    So you please also ,do not worry. You Indians care so much about Pakistan. Please give our Kasmir back to us.

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  • Jan 20, 2013 - 5:11AM

    @Raj – USA:
    Please ask mr Qadri to return welfare dept money he received in Canada. This is same thing as Governor of Sind and MQM member was taking welfare money, even though he was governor in Pakistan for more than a year. When British govt made this information public, then he returned the money. These kind of people are dishonest to the last drop of blood

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  • Jan 20, 2013 - 5:12AM

    @Zalim singh:
    How about MARS!

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  • Rehan
    Jan 20, 2013 - 5:42AM

    This is very bad and false news! Tahir ul Qadri showed the documentation to the press today which states that he got his stay on the basis of being a world renowned islamic scholar and that he is a doctorate in Constitutional law! That was back in 1999 and he got his passport in 2005 when he left the parliament!

    Tribune should be ashamed of posting false stories and lies!

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  • Jan 20, 2013 - 5:43AM

    @Ingrid:
    @Rashid:

    Wow…and I thought Ingrid’s comment was rather prejudicially irrelevant and off-topic, but Rashid’s outrageous twisted bigoted extremist condoning reply just totally took the cake.

    I thought ET made a mistake in publishing the initial comment, but considering the eye-opening reply, I say just leave both comments there for good and all to see how such fears and prejudices get justified, and no doubt the news of high profile religious cleric like Tahir-ul-Qadri being called by the Canadian courts to be questioned on possibly breaking the law would raise them again.

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  • Rashid
    Jan 20, 2013 - 9:32AM

    @American:
    It seems to be a 4 year old child perception. Let’s we elders be out of ‘babies war games’. By the way, by any chance, have you ever gone through a copy of ‘The Protocols’ or ‘Protocols of the elders of Zion’.

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  • American
    Jan 20, 2013 - 5:14PM

    @Rashid:
    My age and what I read or did not read is irrelevant. I am not the issue here.
    I am sufficiently old and adequately read to understand that you don’t condone murder, beheading, throat-slitting, of any one, for real or imagined offenses.
    To consider that some, any one, are worthy of such treatment is bad thinking and very bad religion.

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  • Rashid
    Jan 20, 2013 - 11:41PM

    @American:
    You can read the “Protocols of the elders of Zion” here http://iamthewitness.com/books/Protocols.in.Modern.English.htm Even if you are a freemason, you should have an adequate knowledge about what you are talking and whom you are defending.

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  • Usman Ilyas
    Jan 21, 2013 - 8:12AM

    So, the man who had to rely on the Canadian welfare system is now able to hire not one, not two, not even three but FOUR lawyers to file his appeal?

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