Having failed to oust government through parliamentary procedure, the disgruntled parties `pray’ courts or stage sit-ins will help in achieving their objective. As a citizen, I request Supreme Court to take suo moto notice of sit in by parliamentarians. Could they curse parliament on the Mall while continuing to receive their hefty remuneration for `participating’ in legislative business? Are the parliamentarians, who participated in 126-day sit in at D-Chowk Sadiq and Ameen? They promised to donate the sit-in period emoluments to relief funds. But they didn’t. This brings us to the question: how could Canadian Qadri participate or lead protests in Pakistan? 

Also Canadian government should explain: (a) Could a Pakistani passport-holder stage sit-ins in Canada? Why has Qadri has not been tried for violation of his asylum affidavit? He sought Canadian asylum under the name of Abdul Shakoor Qadri in 2008, ‘fearing’ threats to his life from Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-i-Jhangvi and Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan. He claimed that the threats were a sequel to his meeting with the Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Holy Prophet (PBUH). 

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police questioned Qadri (February 5, 2013) about the basis of his claim that he feared persecution in Pakistan; and, was not allowed to enter the country. Has there been any result? 


Rawalpindi, January 20.