LAHORE: Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Tahirul Qadri announced on Tuesday that he will visit Canada for a week for “routine checkups”.
“The dates of all my medical checkups were spread over several weeks, but I had them consolidated in one week to shorten my trip,” he said while speaking to the media in Lahore.
He added that he will depart on Wednesday or Thursday and will return by March 10.
The party chief had filed a petition in the Supreme Court calling for reconstitution of the election commission. The petition was dismissed after the apex court questioned Qadri about his dual nationality.
Qadri, maintaining that voters are allowed to hold dual nationalities, had refused to give up his Canadian nationality.
Qadri announced that his party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has formed a parliamentary board for candidates interested in participating in elections.
He asked the interested candidates to submit their applications to the board ahead of the party rally on March 17 in Rawalpindi where the final decisions will be announced.
The party chief had earlier said that he will tell the nation in his Rawalpindi rally whether to vote in an election or pursue a revolution. “My final contest will be on March 17 in Rawalpindi’s Liaqat Bagh,” he told a gathering in Multan last week.
During the rally, he had also presented what he called a 10-point national agenda “for progress and prosperity” of the people of Pakistan.
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