Thursday, 14 February 2013

Qadri refuses to give up Canadian nationality

ISLAMABAD (Online) - Minhajul Quran International chief Tahirul Qadri has said that he cannot fall prey to emotions and give up his Canadian nationality.

I respect the Supreme Court’s decision but if I travel with a Pakistani passport then I will have to wait for months to get any visa,” Qadri was quoted as telling the media while referring to the apex court’s objection over his dual nationality.

He further said, “Dual nationality doesn’t stop one from casting a vote.” He also complained that the Supreme Court did not allow him to present arguments on his right to file a petition.

He said, “There is a difference between ‘elector and elected’.

The constitution allows dual nationals to vote, hence, I can cast my vote. It bans people with dual nationality from contesting elections.”

Qadri complained that the court did not allow him to speak on his petition and instead continued to grill him on his dual nationality.

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