Tahir Ul Qadri

  • HC orders release of protesters; Imran, Qadri mount pressure 2 days ago

    Islamabad: In a major boost to the morale of anti-government protesters, a Pakistani court on Sunday ordered the release of all arrested supporters of Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, a day after the two leaders suspended talks and mounted pressure on the embattled government. Pakistani police arrested several protesters and a...
  • Pakistan: Tahir-ul Qadri suspends talks with government 3 days ago

    Islamabad: One of the two anti-government protest leaders in Pakistan on Saturday said that he has suspended talks with the PML-N government following a crackdown on demonstrators demanding ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "We have suspended the talks as the government has begun arresting my workers in Islamabad and...
  • Pakistan: PM Sharif criticises anti-government protesters for Chinese President Xi's trip deferment September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday criticised anti-government protesters for staging sit-ins that forced Chinese President Xi Jinping to postpone his maiden visit to the country, jeopardising major infrastructure projects backed by the "all-weather" ally. Talking to people during his visit to flood affected areas of Sialkot in...
  • Pakistan: Defiant PM Sharif warns of elements hampering country's progress September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday appeared defiant as he warned the people to be wary of elements staging sit-ins and hampering national progress even as the three-week-long political turmoil showed no signs of a breakthrough. "It is your duty and the duty of nation to take notice of...
  • Pakistan: Imran Khan vows to stay in front of Parliament till PM Sharif quits September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's anti-government protesters on Saturday had a quiet day in the capital's high security area where they have been camping demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, even as opposition leader Imran Khan vowed to continue the sit-in until goals achieved. Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Khan promised his supporters that he would...
  • Pak SC asks parties to submit suggestions to resolve deadlock September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday asked all parliamentary parties to submit their suggestions to resolve the ongoing political impasse between the government and protesters seeking Premier Nawaz Sharif's resignation. A five-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, asked for the suggestions by Thursday while...
  • Pakistan Parliament backs embattled Prime Minister as crisis deepens September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. But, signalling a possible softening in his position, protest leader Imran Khan said he would meet a conservative Islamist politician who...
  • Pakistan PM Sharif chairs joint Parliament session as crisis deepens September 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of Parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif enjoys a solid majority in Parliament and by convening both Houses he seeks to reaffirm that he is fully in...
  • Pakistan on the edge as protesters storm Cabinet Secretariat, PTV office September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the Secretariat and the state-run PTV, even as the powerful Army Chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif, triggering rumours that he was advised to step down. Fresh clashes erupted between police...
  • Pakistan PM Sharif 'not stepping down'; Imran Khan, Qadri booked on terrorism charges September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: After the fortnight-long crisis in Pakistan, the media on Monday reported that the Army had advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down in the wake of the massive protests. The Army and the Pakistan government, however, have denied the reports. Sharif will now be meeting the leaders of the...
  • Pak crisis live: Fresh clashes erupt, protesters march towards Cabinet Secretariat September 1, 2014

    The crisis has deepened in Pakistan as the protesters stormed into state TV broadcaster PTV's complex in Islamabad. The protest led by PTI chief Imran Khan and PAT chief Tahir-ul-Qadri has turned violent as the protester pelted stones in response to tar gas and rubber bullets by army personnel. Protesters...
  • Imran Khan targets Nawaz Sharif government, says money power rules Pakistan politics September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: As the anti-government protest intensified in Pakistan, protesters on Monday have stormed the Pakistan State Broadcaster PTV office in Islamabad and held staff hostage. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan targeted the Nawaz Sharif government saying, "Money power rules Pakistan politics." Protesters have also threatened to march on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's...
  • Pakistan: 3 people killed, over 500 injured as anti-government protesters clash with police September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: At least three people have been killed and over 500 others were injured as anti-government protestors clashed with police in Islamabad. The top brass of the Pakistani army chaired by its chief General Raheel Sharif held an urgent meeting on Sunday night to discuss the political crisis that has...
  • 2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pakistan August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: At least two persons were killed and about 450 others injured overnight when police baton-charged hundreds of anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri who marched towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad demanding his resignation. The clashes started after Tehrik-e-Insaf chairman Khan and Awami Tehrik chief Qadri...
  • Pakistan unrest: Will continue to protest until we punish the Sharif brothers, says Imran Khan August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: A major stand-off is underway near Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence where thousands of people are protesting against the ruling government. The protestors armed with wire cutters had broken barricardes and had forced their way towards the residence in the wee hours of Sunday demanding the PM's immediate...
  • Unrest in Pakistan against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, nearly 300 injured in overnight clashes August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: In overnight clashes which began on Saturday, thousands of protestors armed with wire cutters broke barricardes and forced their way towards Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence demanding his immediate resignation. The protestors - led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahir-ul-Qadri - clashed with...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif distances himself from Army as crisis drags on August 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he was not turning to the military for help to defuse the stand-off. But in an embarrassing twist for Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Pakistan army contradicts Sharif, says government asked it to mediate August 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army today stepped into the political crisis by talking to two protesting organisations but delivered a snub to the beleaguered government which had claimed that it had not sought military's mediation. Army Chief General Raheel Sharif talked to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri of...
  • Pakistan Army Chief to mediate between protesters, Nawaz Sharif August 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's rattled government on Thursday asked the country's powerful army to help defuse the political crisis due to ongoing protests by opposition leader Imran Khan and influential cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri who are demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The decision to seek army chief General Raheel Sharif's help...
  • Pakistan's prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis August 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament on Wednesday he would not be cowed by thousands of demonstrators camped outside the assembly demanding his resignation. Protesters led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and firebrand cleric Tahir ul-Qadri have rallied in Islamabad for almost two weeks and vowed to occupy the capital...
  • Pak PM Nawaz Sharif meets Army Chief to discuss political turmoil August 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday met Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to discuss the current political crisis caused due to anti-government protests in Islamabad and the recent Indo-Pak border "skirmishes". "Overall security environment including the prevailing situation was discussed in the meeting. There was a consensus on the...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue August 20, 2014

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • Pakistan: Imran's look-alike big draw at 'Azadi March' August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan is the man of the hour for thousands of his supporters but those unable to access him can get themselves clicked with his look-alike who has been a big draw at the protest. Jamal Shah, a lecturer of English at a private college in Nowshera in...
  • Thousands led by Imran Khan, Qadri protest outside Pak Parliament, say Sharif must quit August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Islamabad is under siege as calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down grow louder. Thousands of protesters led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have reached Pakistan's Parliament in the heavily fortified 'Red Zone', which is Islamabad's diplomatic enclave. There is heavy army deployment...
  • Imran Khan, cleric Qadri reach Pak Parliament, defiant Sharif says he will not resign as PM August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan protesters led by opposition leader and Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri reached the Islamabad Parliament building in the early hours of Wednesday in their bid to force the prime minister to resign, but did not go inside. The protesters were seen on their way to Parliament wearing...
  • Ready for final match with Nawaz Sharif: Imran Khan August 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday said he along with thousands of his supporters is ready for a final match against Nawaz Sharif who was involved in an "electoral match fixing", after cleric Tahir-ul Qadri issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign. Khan, who...
  • Pakistan protesters vow no let-up until PM Sharif steps down August 16, 2014

    More than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan's capital on Saturday, vowing to stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The numbers were far below what protest organizers expected, but the power of protesters to paralyse the central business district has presented the biggest challenge yet...
  • Pakistan police charges cleric with murder and terrorism August 10, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistani police on Sunday registered three new FIRs against anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri under murder and terrorism charges and arrested 2,000 of his supporters from different parts of Punjab province. The total number of FIRs against the Canada-based cleric has reached to eight. The latest FIRs have been registered...
  • 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...