Tahir Ul Qadri

  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue 3 days ago

    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' 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...