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Canada summons ‘Million March’ man Qadri for violating oath of never returning to Pak

Islamabad, Jan. 18 (ANI): The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has summoned Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on February 5, and sought explanation from him for violating the oath he took while seeking asylum.

RCMP said that Qadri violated the oath stating that he was not allowed to enter the country he had sought asylum from, reports The Express Tribune.

Tahir Qadri, who is also known as Abdul Shakoor Qadri, had sought asylum from Canada in 2008, fearing threats to his life after he met with the Danish cartoonist responsible for making blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

Qadri through his lawyer Mendel Green, had said that he was receiving death threats from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba.

On October 17, 2009, his asylum application was accepted, while he was issued the Canadian passport about six months ago.

Qadri has also been receiving welfare funds from the Canadian government, citing health issues.

Qadri, who led a 5-day long march in Islamabad which concluded Thursday evening, is currently present in Pakistan. He is scheduled to fly back to Canada on January 27 along with his family. (ANI)