Dr Tahir ul Qadri : Does the family owns offshore companies worth billions

Dr Tahir ul Qadri : Does the family owns offshore companies worth billions

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Friday said that Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahirul Qadri and his family own nine offshore companies and properties of billions of rupees abroad.

Speaking in a private news channel programme, the Law Minister said, "we have been informed by a media person in London about these offshore companies and the properties and has also provided required evidence. I think Pakistani media is also aware of this fact."

He named Dr. Qadri's sons Hassan Mohiyuddin, Hussain Mohiyuddin, his daughter in law and wife for owning these companies as well as properties in Denmark, France, London and other countries whose details he said, had been provided by the reporter.

"Now the question is as to where from Dr Qadri gathered wealth to have these companies and properties. Furthermore, what answer to this report PTI Chief Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid Ahmed have," he said.

He rejected the claim of Dr Qadri that his party workers were not being provided justice in the two years old Model Town incident and said, the fact is that an FIR was registered against nine police personnel and 14 PAT workers in light of court orders.

He also rejected the notion that the Punjab government was pressurizing judiciary and said, if this had been the case then why we were facing the cases.

He said a Commission was constituted under Justice Najfi but his appointment was challenged in the Lahore High Court and the matter is pending before the larger bench of the LHC.

Answering a question about making public the investigation report, the minister said, since the matter of the appointment of the concerned judge was being heard by the court, it is legal opinion of law department and the Advocate General Office not to make the report public till the decision of the court comes.

"But, this report is no more secret as it was provided to TV channels by the concerned. The government is not hiding anything," he added.

He said it is clear policy of the government not to use force against the protestors of PAT.

When asked about any deal with Dr Qadri and his party during the previous sit-in, Rana Sanaullah said, "in this regard what all I can say is that the negotiations continue on the sidelines. But, such negotiations are not made public. It would be against morality if I reveal the details of those meetings."