Posts tagged as: TMQ

PPP, allies to begin talks on caretaker setup: Info Minister Kaira

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Tuesday said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had completed internal consultations over the dissolution of assemblies and the installation of a caretaker setup and was scheduled to begin its talks with the allied parties.   Speaking at a ceremony in Islamabad, Kaira said the government […]

CEC Fakhruddin G Ibrahim agrees to meet govt delegation over Qadri agreement

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) agreed on Wednesday to meet the government delegation that had negotiated with Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.   The ECP held a meeting on Wednesday chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ibrahim to discuss arrangements for the upcoming general elections.   The government delegation, […]

PML-N holds key to dissolution of assemblies: Nisar

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, on Tuesday claimed that his party held the key to the dissolution of assemblies.   Speaking to media representatives outside the Parliament House in Islamabad, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said his party did not accept the agreement between the government with […]

Tahirul Qadri to appeal in Canadian court against summon

Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri, has decided to challenge in a Canadian court his summoning to that country on Feb 5 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to explain as to why he had violated the oath he took when seeking asylum there, says a news report.   However, Qadri’s counsel, Mendel Green, […]

Presidency assures of no action against Tahirul Qadri’s long marchers

The Presidency clarified that potential crackdown would be taken against the sit-in being staged by supporters of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad for the past three days.   It issued a clarification, making it clear that the issue would be settled through dialogue. Later, Interior Minister Rehman Malik also extended an offer […]

Tahirul Qadri demands unconstitutional; says Information Minister Kaira

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has asked Tahirul Qadri not to add to the multiple challenges facing the country and adopt constitutional course to achieve his objectives.   He was addressing a news conference in Islamabad tonight. The minister expressed his surprise that the chief of Tehrik Minhajul Quran is expressing no-confidence […]

Government to forbid Tahirul Qadri’s entry to Islamabad

The government has decided not to allow Dr Tahirul Qadri’s rally to enter the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) without permission from the city administration, citing security concerns.   Interior Minister Rehman Malik, following a high-level meeting at the Ministry of Interior on Thursday, announced that the government could not allow Dr Qadri’s march in Islamabad […]

Information Minister Kaira questions Tahirul Qadri’s standing as stakeholder

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has questioned the status of Tehrik Minhaj-ul-Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri as stakeholder, asking him to first clarify his position whether he would contest election or not.   Speaking to media representatives after offering condolence on demise of Information Secretary Rashid Ahmed’s mother at his […]

Tahirul Qadri ready to become caretaker Prime Minister if nation forces him

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran, Dr Tahirul Qadri, is not a candidate for the general election but will accept the challenge of becoming the caretaker prime minister in the nation force him to do so.   Addressing a marathon press conference in Model Town, he tried to dispel certain apprehensions about his movement. “My agenda […]


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