Military, ISI do not back Qadri
Waqar Ahmed


Authoritative sources in the federal capital have clarified once again that the military does not support Tehrik Minhajul Quran or its chief Tahirul Qadri.

“We had nothing to do with Qadri’s long march, his sit-in or its manifesto,” an official here declared. “While we have indicated this earlier also, unfounded speculations on our alleged role are still continuing.”

The official said the military, under General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, was not at all involved in politics of the country. “The track record of the military and intelligence agencies during the tenure of General Kayani suggests otherwise.”

The official said he believed that Tahirul Qadri, as his track record and history indicated, was fully capable of coming up with controversial statements and springing up surprises in the political arena.

He said that those blaming the military for the Qadri’s grand show should closely look at the global empire of Minhajul Quran, its supporters, operations and finances.He said, “A scrutiny in this regard could perhaps answer the questions and doubts of skeptics. “But blaming the military in talk shows and columns for Qadri’s show is not fair.”