ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Rehman Malik in his meeting with Canadian High Commissioner Greg Giokas on Monday told him that the government might seek the Canadian Government’s help to know the source of funds being spent by Tehreek-e-Minha-ul-Quran (TMQ) Chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri, in Pakistan.

He met Canadian High Commissioner and informed him about the security threat facing Dr Tahirul Qadri and apprised him about the security measures taken for his protection.

Interior Minister showed his apprehensions to the High Commissioner of Canada that people of Pakistan were questioning the funding of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri that was being spent by him lavishly in Pakistan, says an official handout issued by the Ministry of Interior.

“Hence an inquiry has been ordered against him under the law of the land and the Government of Pakistan may seek the help of the Canadian Government in this respect within the parameters of international law,” he added. The commissioner expressed his deep condolences on the sad demise of 86 people who became the prey of terrorists and also requested to convey his condolences to the family members of the victims.

XThe Government of Canada condemns all kind of terrorism and Pakistan is victim of terrorism. Canada will continue to support the efforts of Pakistan against the war on terror, he added.

He further reinforced that Canada would continue to support democratic Pakistan and support all developments to make the democracy stronger in Pakistan. Government of Canada is looking forward to see free and fair general elections in Pakistan consistent with the Constitution of Pakistan.

Canadian High Commissioner congratulated the Government of Pakistan on the growing friendship between Pakistan and India saying it is important for economic development and of paramount importance for the development of economic growth and economic development between the two countries. “As the Canadian people think that it is an important precondition for peace in the region,” he further said.