ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided, in principle, to seriously probe allegations of money laundering and misuse of charity funds for political activities involving billions of rupees against the Canada-based religious scholar Dr Tahirul Qadri who heads the Minhajul Quran International (MQI)…
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid confirmed that the federal government had made some decisions regarding allegations of money laundering and misuse of charity funds by the MQI chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.
“I am saying without any hesitation that he (Dr Tahirul Qadri) is the enemy of Pakistan who wants to derail the democratic system to serve his mentors with the use of donation money given for his religious centres,” he said.
He said they had checked the relevant record and had come to the conclusion that Dr Tahirul Qadri never submitted his tax returns and he also avoided showing any source of income while registering his political party with the ECP.
“There is also no mention of source from where he got Rs1.3 billion ($13.2 million USD) that was used for his media campaign from December 2012 to January 2013. We would probe whether there was any proper source of that income or it was black money provided for any specific political purpose,” he said.
The minister said, “We’ve also decided to send an official letter to the Canadian government saying it should take legal steps to prevent his citizen from threatening elected government of any foreign country or creating law and order situation in any other country”…
“Millions of dollars, euros and pounds regularly land in Tahirul Qadri’s (bank) accounts,” he alleged, ‘wondering from which sources he is getting these millions’.
The Information Minister said on the one hand Tahirul Qadri claims to have begun his struggle to wage a revolution and on the other he appears to be unwilling to renounce his Canadian nationality.
Of course he unwilling to renounce his Canadian passport. He knows a good thing when he sees it.