Qadri

  • Islamic religious leaders ask voters of their community to reject all political parties November 25, 2013

    Muslim religious leaders on Monday told Muslim voters to reject all political parties in the ongoing assembly elections, accusing politicians of using the community as a vote bank. "We appeal to Muslims not to vote for the so-called secular parties and exercise the 'NOTA' option to express their anger and anguish...
  • Pakistan: Sufi cleric Qadri to boycott general polls March 18, 2013

    Islamabad: Muhammad Tahir-Ul-Qadri the Islamic cleric, who is pushing for electoral reforms in Pakistan, said that his political party would boycott the forthcoming general elections in the country. Qadri said the electoral reforms that were promised to him in January by the then government after his long march to Islamabad...
  • Pak SC rejects Qadri's plea seeking reconstitution of EC February 14, 2013

    Islamabad: A petition filed by fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri seeking reconstitution of the Pakistan's Election Commission was dismissed on February 13 by the Supreme Court following a heated exchange in the courtroom between him and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. After three days of arguments that largely focussed on Qadri's dual nationality, a...
  • World View: Is Pak democracy going to be derailed? January 19, 2013

    Is Pakistan democracy going to be derailed in the wake of the protests led by Sufi cleric Tahir ul Qadri against the PPP government? Suhasini Haidar asks experts. ...
  • Pakistan cleric's party may take part in poll January 18, 2013

    Islamabad: A cleric who has been pushing for electoral reforms in Pakistan will resort to street protests aqain if the government does not abide by an agreement that eased a political crisis, an aide said on Friday. Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, who has a history of ties with the military, reached...
  • Pak govt, judiciary on a collision course January 18, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Thursday reached out to fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who has been camping outside Parliament along with thousands of protesters for the fourth day in a row demanding the government's resignation and dissolution of the national and provincial assemblies. The country is going through a political crisis...
  • Pak govt to dissolve National Assembly before Mar 16 January 18, 2013

    The government also agreed that the caretaker administration would be chosen in consultation with all parties. ...
  • Pakistani cleric, PPP government strike deal January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani officials on Thursday said the government and a Muslim cleric had struck a deal to end four days of protests by thousands in the capital. The agreement with Tahir-ul-Qadri was reached late on Thursday evening. Qadri demanded the government be dissolved and replaced by an independent caretaker government. He...
  • Pak govt in talks with Qadri as protests continue January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan government on Thursday reached out to fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who has been camping outside Parliament along with thousands of protesters for the fourth day in a row demanding the government's resignation and dissolution of the national and provincial assemblies. A four-member committee, formed by the government, held talks...
  • Pak govt sets up committee to talk to Qadri January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has constituted a high-powered four-member committee to hold talks with Sufi cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. This came as Qadri's deadline to the government to act on his demands came to an end. Qadri on Thursday gave the Pakistan government a 90-minute deadline to act on his demands to quit...
  • Not supporting Pakistan army, want electoral reforms, says Sufi cleric Qadri January 17, 2013

    Even as the Pakistan Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in connection with the power scam, the man making it worse for Ashraf is Sufi cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri who continues to lead a 'million man' march against the government. Qadri, however, refuses to have any...
  • Firebrand cleric raises fear of 'soft coup' in Pakistan January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: To Pakistan's ruling party, a firebrand cleric camped outside parliament with thousands of protesters is looking more and more like the harbinger of their worst fear: a plan by the military to engineer a "soft coup". In their eyes, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri seems like the perfect candidate for such...
  • Pakistan SC keeps the heat on PM Ashraf in corruption case January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis seems to be deepening. The Supreme Court there intends to keep the heat on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case. To add to the government's troubles, Sufi cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri is drawing thousands at his rally against the government and has set a midnight...
  • Pakistan government says elections by May 15 January 16, 2013

    Islamabad: Amidst protests by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri for the dissolution of Parliament, the Pakistan government on Wednesday said it was determined to complete its five-year term and hold the polls by May 15. "There are few days left for the completion of the term (of the government). All the parties and real...
  • Qadri leads demonstrators in Pak for third day in a row January 16, 2013

    Islamabad: Thousands of protesters led by Canada-returned cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, rallied in Islamabad for the third day in a row on January 16, giving the government time till January 16 night to quit and dissolve the national and provincial assemblies to pave the way for electoral reforms. Qadri, who marched into...
  • Pakistan is currently suffering from political confusion: Ayesha Siddiqa January 16, 2013

    The arrest of Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf comes at a time when elections are not too far off. With Dr Tahirul Qadri's march into Islamabad and the constant ceasefire violations along the LoC, is democracy under threat in Pakistan? Is the Army trying to sabotage the civilian administration?...
  • Pakistan: Qadri steps up pressure as PM faces arrest January 16, 2013

    Islamabad: Thousands of people in Pakistan are out on the streets supporting pro-army Sufi cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri's call for a crackdown on government corruption and an indefinite delay in elections. Protestors are threatening to stay on streets till their demands are met. Addressing the gathering, Qadri praised the military and judiciary...
  • I have no links with Pakistan army: Sufi cleric Qadri January 16, 2013

    Islamabad: Sufi cleric Muhammad Tahir-Ul-Qadri has denied links with Pakistan army terming the allegations "baseless". Qadri said he has never met ISI or any Pakistan army chiefs. Thousands of Pakistanis shouting slogans like "we want change" thronged the streets of Islamabad on Tuesday in support of the Sufi cleric's anti-government...
  • 'Pak anti-graft body to decide on launching probe against PM' January 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's main anti-corruption agency will decide whether a case should be filed against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf or if he should be arrested over allegations of graft in power projects, Law Minister Farooq Naek said on Tuesday. Speaking hours after the Supreme Court directed the National Accountability Bureau...
  • Pakistan long march: Protesters clash with police January 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Police fired in the air and used teargas to disperse followers of influential cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri who gathered for a protest in the Pakistani capital Islamabad after they clashed with security forces. Footage on television showed policemen in riot gear firing in the air and using batons to push back...
  • Pakistan: Thousands protest along Sufi cleric Qadri January 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Thousands of Pakistanis shouting slogans like "we want change" thronged the streets of Islamabad in support of Sufi cleric Muhammad Tahir-Ul-Qadri's anti-government demonstrations on Monday. Flag-waving citizens braved tear gas shells fired by the police and called for a crackdown on corruption, backing Qadri's call for an indefinite delay...
  • Pakistan: Cleric leads million-man march to Islamabad January 14, 2013

    Lahore: Just months ahead of elections in Pakistan, a lesser known Sufi cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri is carrying out a million-man march to Islamabad demanding electoral reforms. But many are calling his actions politically motivated. More than 22,000 policemen are out to ensure that Tahir-ul-Qadri's long march to Islamabad isn't able to take...
  • Pak cleric Qadri begins long march to pressurise govt January 13, 2013

    Lahore: Influential cleric Tahir ul-Qadri on January 13 began a "long march" from Lahore to Islamabad with thousands of his followers to pressure the Pakistan government to carry out wide-ranging reforms ahead of the upcoming general election. Qadri, the head of the Tehrik Minhaj-ul-Quran, launched the march from his residence...
  • Pakistan government launches talks with cleric Qadri January 12, 2013

    Lahore: The Pakistan government has launched a last-ditch effort to stop cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri from going ahead with a "long march" from Lahore to Islamabad on January 14 by initiating talks with him through PML-Q leaders. PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, who is also the Deputy Prime...
  • Pakistan: No security for Qadri's 'long march' to Islamabad January 9, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan army has rejected cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri's request for security for a "long march" he intends to lead from Lahore to Islamabad next week to pressure the federal government to carry out electoral reforms ahead of the 2013 polls. The military's media arm said the army has rejected Qadri's formal...
  • Pakistan: Taseer's assassin gets death sentence October 12, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday handed down death sentence to the police guard who assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer for calling for changes in the country's controversial blasphemy law. Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the policeman who gunned down Taseer outside a restaurant in the heart of Islamabad on January...
  • Taseer killer confesses, claims he acted alone January 18, 2011

    Islamabad: The assassin of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer on Monday confessed in a Pakistani court that he had acted alone in killing the politician and that he had been planning the attack before being deployed to guard him. Even as suspicion lingered that he was part of a conspiracy, Mumtaz...
  • Taseer's assassin showered with rose petals January 6, 2011

    Islamabad: The assassin of the outspoken Pakistani governor was showered with rose petals by lawyers and people as he made his appearance in a court room to face murder charges, laying bare increasing radicalisation of the Pakistani society. Mumtaz Qadri, the police bodyguard who killed the Punjab governor Salman Taseer, appeared...
  • Taseer's killer told fellow guards about plot January 5, 2011

    Islamabad: Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, has disclosed during investigations that he had informed his fellow Pakistani guards about his intentions, a report said on Tuesday. Qadri had told the other guards not to open fire at him after he killed Taseer as he would lay down...
  • Top Muslim cleric to issue anti-terrorism fatwa March 2, 2010

    London: A prominent Islamic scholar is to issue a 600-page religious edict denouncing terrorism in London on Tuesday in what he says is a bid to persuade young Muslims to turn their backs on extremism. The fatwa from Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, a leading figure who has promoted peace and interfaith dialogue...