ISLAMABAD

Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday asked Dr Tahirul Qadri that he should first disfigure the Canadian currency notes by writing slogans and get them encashed.

The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, he said, would not do so as he knew that the Canadian banks would not accept such notes.

The minister, in a statement, said writing anything on currency notes rendered them valueless as per law.  Thus the scribbled currency notes, he added, were not legal tender and could not be deposited in banks for transactions. He said PTI Chairman Imran Khan was making false statements in his speeches at the sit-in and then driving to his residence at Bani Gala leaving his supporters at the mercy of weather. He made claims in his speeches that he would make big disclosures the next day, but failed to do so, he added.

He said Imran Khan was not giving so-called deadlines with the presence of only 2,000 supporters at the sit-in. “Neither independence nor revolution has occurred,” he added. Pervaiz Rashid said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid workers were attending sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and PAT as paid protestors.

He said Imran Khan got mandate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but the chief minister of that province had been made hostage in the container. The minister said the KPK government had failed to spend its allocated budget properly and in such case, how could the PTI dream of making progress.

He advised the PTI chief to first take care of funds being spent on the education sector in the KPK and criticize the federal government after identifying tax-evaders in his party. The Punjab government was spending more funds on the education sector than the KPK, while Imran Khan had also left the internally displaced persons in the lurch, the minister said.

The PTI chief should better pay heed to the poor condition of schools and hospitals in KPK, he added.

Central Secretary Information of Pakistan Muslim League-N Mushahid Ullah Khan said the nation would reject the call of PAT chief regarding scribbling slogans on currency notes like his other demands.

The people wanted the development of the country and had nothing to do with what the PTI and PAT chiefs were aspiring, he said talking to APP.

“Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri were pursuing the agenda of anti-state elements in a bid to destabilize the country and elected government,” he added.

Mushahid Ullah said that both the leaders had committed many crimes, including attack on Prime Minister’s House, Parliament, Pakistan Television and call for civil disobedience in addition to Sunday’s call for scribbling slogans on currency notes.

Senior leader of Awami National Party (ANP) Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, talking to APP, said that nobody would accept the PAT chief’s call for scribbling on the currency notes.

“No illegal demand of the protestors of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and PAT will be accepted by the people,” he added.

He said the Parliament was the best forum to resolve all the issues and urged both leaders to adopt constitutional ways for the redressal of their grievances.

He said writing on the currency notes would not serve their baseless desire of seeking resignation from the elected Prime Minister of the country.

He said unconstitutional demands of the protestors would not be accepted whether they staged sit-ins for one month or one year.

Jan Achakzai, spokesman of Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F), said Dr Tahir Ul Qadri, being a Canadian national, could not bring a revolution in Pakistan because he had taken oath to the Queen Elizabeth.

He said the nation wanted to know when Qadri would become a ‘legitimate’ loyal citizen of Pakistan.

“He can prove his love and commitment for the motherland by renouncing his Canadian nationality,” he told APP.

Jan Achakzai said that the nation also wanted to know as to where from Dr Qadri had got funds being spent on the sit-in.

Whether the funds pertaining to the Minhajul Quran Foundation were being used and if not, then Dr Qadri should allow a forensic audit of the funds being used for his rallies, he asked.

He said Dr Qadri was facing money laundering charges in Canada and Pakistan, and the forensic audit of funds would also help him clear his position in that regard.

Pervaiz asks Qadri to disfigure Canadian currency first

APP

ISLAMABAD

Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday asked Dr Tahirul Qadri that he should first disfigure the Canadian currency notes by writing slogans and get them encashed.

The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, he said, would not do so as he knew that the Canadian banks would not accept such notes.

The minister, in a statement, said writing anything on currency notes rendered them valueless as per law.  Thus the scribbled currency notes, he added, were not legal tender and could not be deposited in banks for transactions.

He said PTI Chairman Imran Khan was making false statements in his speeches at the sit-in and then driving to his residence at Bani Gala leaving his supporters at the mercy of weather. He made claims in his speeches that he would make big disclosures the next day, but failed to do so, he added.

He said Imran Khan was not giving so-called deadlines with the presence of only 2,000 supporters at the sit-in. “Neither independence nor revolution has occurred,” he added.

Pervaiz Rashid said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid workers were attending sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and PAT as paid protestors.

He said Imran Khan got mandate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but the chief minister of that province had been made hostage in the container.

The minister said the KPK government had failed to spend its allocated budget properly and in such case, how could the PTI dream of making progress.

He advised the PTI chief to first take care of funds being

spent on the education sector in the KPK and criticize the federal government after identifying tax-evaders in his party.

The Punjab government was spending more funds on the education sector than the KPK, while Imran Khan had also left the internally displaced persons in the lurch, the minister said.

The PTI chief should better pay heed to the poor condition of schools and hospitals in KPK, he added.

Central Secretary Information of Pakistan Muslim League-N Mushahid Ullah Khan said the nation would reject the call of PAT chief regarding scribbling slogans on currency notes like his other demands.

The people wanted the development of the country and had nothing to do with what the PTI and PAT chiefs were aspiring, he said talking to APP.

“Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri were pursuing the agenda of anti-state elements in a bid to destabilize the country and elected government,” he added.

Mushahid Ullah said that both the leaders had committed many crimes, including attack on Prime Minister’s House, Parliament, Pakistan Television and call for civil disobedience in addition to Sunday’s call for scribbling slogans on currency notes.

Senior leader of Awami National Party (ANP) Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, talking to APP, said that nobody would accept the PAT chief’s call for scribbling on the currency notes.

“No illegal demand of the protestors of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and PAT will be accepted by the people,” he added.

He said the Parliament was the best forum to resolve all the issues and urged both leaders to adopt constitutional ways for the redressal of their grievances.

He said writing on the currency notes would not serve their baseless desire of seeking resignation from the elected Prime Minister of the country.

He said unconstitutional demands of the protestors would not be accepted whether they staged sit-ins for one month or one year.

Jan Achakzai, spokesman of Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F), said Dr Tahir Ul Qadri, being a Canadian national, could not bring a revolution in Pakistan because he had taken oath to the Queen Elizabeth.

He said the nation wanted to know when Qadri would become a ‘legitimate’ loyal citizen of Pakistan.

“He can prove his love and commitment for the motherland by renouncing his Canadian nationality,” he told APP.

Jan Achakzai said that the nation also wanted to know as to where from Dr Qadri had got funds being spent on the sit-in.

Whether the funds pertaining to the Minhajul Quran Foundation were being used and if not, then Dr Qadri should allow a forensic audit of the funds being used for his rallies, he asked.

He said Dr Qadri was facing money laundering charges in Canada and Pakistan, and the forensic audit of funds would also help him clear his position in that regard.