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Tahirul Qadri announces not to contest elections

Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Tuesday announced his decision not to contest Pakistan’s upcoming general elections.   The Canadian-Pakistani cleric led thousands of people to Islamabad last week, protesting for electoral reforms. However, he called off the four-day sit-in after the federal government decided to accept some of his demands.   He […]

Canadian authorities summon Tahirul Qadri for violating oath

Firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who led a massive protest against the government in Islamabad, has been summoned by Canadian authorities to explain a violation of the oath he had taken while seeking asylum there, under which he had stated that he was not allowed to enter Pakistan.   The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said that […]

Imran Khan refuses to join Tahirul Qadri

Thanking Tahirul Qadri for inviting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to join his long march, PTI Chairman Imran Khan reiterated his stance of putting protests on hold until the caretaker setup was formed.   Imran said this while presiding over a party meeting on Wednesday held to review the offer made by Qadri. “Protests will only help […]

Parliament has no right to rule more; says charged Tahirul Qadri

Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that parliament has no right to rule in the country.   Addressing the long march participants at D-Chowk on Islamabad’s Jinnah Avenue in front of the Parliament House, he termed his address as Islamabad declaration saying the declaration has seven points. He says this parliament […]

Govt allows Tahirul Qadri’s march to stage sit-in at D-Chowk

In a bid to avoid a possible smackdown, the government has surrendered to Tehrik Minhaj-ul-Quran leader Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri’s demand of allowing his long marchers to stage a sit-in at D-Chowk.   On the face of it a showdown was in the making as the chanting protesters responded by pushing aside barricades made of shipping containers […]

Cannot setup caretaker system on will of Tahirul Qadri: Manzoor Watto

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo said on Friday that a caretaker government will not be formed on directions of Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri even if he launches several ‘long marches’.   Following a meeting here with PPP leaders, Wattoo advised Qadri not to become part of an […]

Tahirul Qadri to lead long-march without MQM

Sticking to his demands, Minhajul Quran International chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that he will go ahead with his plans for long march to Islamabad on January 14.   Addressing a press conference, he said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) decision of not participating in the long march would not make any difference, long march will go ahead […]

MQM announces not to participate in Tahirul Qadri’s long march

The Muttahida Qaumi (MQM) Movement on Friday announced that it will not participate in Minhajul Quran International’s (MQI) million-man march, scheduled for January 14.   Interestingly, the MQM chief Altaf Hussain had stated yesterday that it would continue to support and participate in Dr Tahirul Qadri’s “million-man” march at any cost.   The announcement was […]

Altaf Hussain to fire political drone attack: May demand for referendum for electoral reforms

In a bid to mount pressure on the government, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain Thursday announced he will fire his political drone attack within few hours.   His announcement came at a time when pressure is building on the major political parties with the approaching date of Tahirul Qadri’s Long March.   The […]

President Zardari will be responsible for any mishap during long march: Qadri

Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Tahirul Qadri on Tuesday said President Asif Ali Zardari, Punjab government and federal government will be responsible if a crisis emerges during the January 14 long march.   Qadri was speaking to media in Lahore after a meeting with the leaders of Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM). The MWM has announced to take […]

Petition filed in Supreme Court against Tahirul Qadri’s long march

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court asking it to stop Minhajul Quran Interntaional (MQI) chief Tahirul Qadri’s million-man march scheduled for January 14.   The petitioner, Advocate Asad Mahmood, maintained that if Qadri has any reservations regarding the current democratic system, then he should take up constitutional methods to protest against it. He […]

Long march call is final; Tahirul Qadri tells Rehman Malik

Tehreek Minhaj-ul-Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that he would hold talks only with Prime Minister and his senior cabinet members, making it clear that his planned long march would not be postponed.   Speaking to newsmen after meeting with Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Qadri reiterated that he had no plan to derail […]


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