Tahir Ul Qadri can’t go back to Canada now

A high level meeting was chaired by PM Khaqan Abbasi with Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal in Islamabad. The agenda of the meeting was to put Dr.Tahir Ul Qadri on ECL (Exit Control List).

During the course of meeting Interior minister told the PM that Interior ministry recommend Tahir Ul Qadri name to be put on ECL due to his criminal cases during D-Chowk Dharna.

Qadri who visits Pakistan in winter is destabilizing the country situation every year.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Minister of State Miftah Ismail were also present during the meeting and they also briefly expressed their views about the negative impacts of the sit-ins on the the national economy and global image of Pakistan.

As far as the media reports are concerned, PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has currently no plan to take part in upcoming general elections as he is not ready to withdraw his Canadian nationality that bars him from contesting for the seat in parliament or the provincial assemblies.

Qadri has already maintained before his senior party members that he has Canadian citizenship but also holds the nationality of Pakistan but this ‘legal argument’ cannot overturn the ban on the dual nationals to contest in the general elections. Dr Tahirul Qadri also cannot hold any office in his own political party because the Election Commission of Pakistan has declared that the holders of dual nationality cannot hold any office in the political party.