Dr Tahir Ul Qadri

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Dr Tahir Ul Qadri

Dr Tahir ul Qadri is an ultimate fighter of human rights campaign and a fierce critic of over all corruption in Pakistan.  For the last forty days he is in a strong stand off show against the government until his vow to topple the Nawaz Government down is fulfilled.  He is a renowned Muslim scholar, a lawyer and above all a researcher par-excellance.

Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Urdu: محمد طاہر القادری‎) (born 19 February 1951) is a Pakistani politician and Islamic scholar of Sufism.[3][4] He was also a professor of international constitutional law at the University of the Punjab.[5] Qadri is also the founding chairman of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. He has written many books on Islam, hadith and spiritualism.[6]    Dsc08066-official-photo

Early years[edit]
Qadri studied law at the University of the Punjab in Lahore, where he graduated with an LLB in 1974, gaining a Gold Medal for his academic performances.[7] Following a period of legal practice as an advocate, he taught law at the University of the Punjab from 1978 to 1983 and then gained his PhD[8]

Political career[edit]
On 25 May 1989, Qadri founded a political party, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). This party aims to introduce the culture of democracy, promote economic stability, and improve the state of human rights, justice, and women’s roles in Pakistan. The PAT also aims to remove corruption from Pakistani politics. Its official website contains its formal manifesto.[9] In 1990, Qadri participated in the national election. In 1991, PAT and TNFJ (Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafria A shia political group), now known as Tehreek-e-Jafria,[10]

He was also elected as a Member of the National Assembly for his constituency. On 29 November 2004, Qadri announced his resignation as a Member of the National Assembly.[11] Qadri views an Islamic state as a Muslim-majority country which respects freedom, the rule of law, global human rights (including religious freedom), social welfare, women’s rights and the rights of minorities.[12] He also claims that the Constitution of Medina “declared the state of Madinah as a political unit”. He also mentions that the Constitution declared the “indivisible composition of the Muslim nation (Ummah)”.[13] He believes that “a constitution is a man-made law and by no means it can be declared superior to a Allah-made law.”[13]

He was also a professor of international constitutional law at the University of the Punjab.[5] Qadri is also the founding chairman of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. He has written many books on Islam, hadith and spiritualism.[6]
Political career[edit]
On 25 May 1989, Qadri founded a political party, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). This party aims to introduce the culture of democracy, promote economic stability, and improve the state of human rights, justice, and women’s roles in Pakistan. The PAT also aims to remove corruption from Pakistani politics. Its official website contains its formal manifesto.[9] In 1990, Qadri participated in the national election. In 1991, PAT and TNFJ (Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafria A shia political group), now known as Tehreek-e-Jafria,[10]

He was also elected as a Member of the National Assembly for his constituency. On 29 November 2004, Qadri announced his resignation as a Member of the National Assembly.[11] Qadri views an Islamic state as a Muslim-majority country which respects freedom, the rule of law, global human rights (including religious freedom), social welfare, women’s rights and the rights of minorities.[12] He also claims that the Constitution of Medina “declared the state of Madinah as a political unit”. He also mentions that the Constitution declared the “indivisible composition of the Muslim nation (Ummah)”.[13] He believes that “a constitution is a man-made law and by no means it can be declared superior to a Allah-made law.”

Long March[edit]
Main article: Long March (Pakistan)
In December 2012, after living for seven years in Toronto, Canada, Qadri returned to Pakistan and initiated a political campaign. Qadri called for a “million-men” march in Islamabad to protest against the government’s corruption.[14] On 14 January 2013, a crowd marched down the city’s main avenue. Thousands of people pledged to sit-in until their demands were met.[15] When he started the long march from Lahore about 25,000 people were with him.[16] He told the rally in front of parliament: “There is no Parliament; there is a group of looters, thieves and dacoits [bandits] … Our lawmakers are the lawbreakers.”.[17] After four days of sit-in, the Government and Qadri signed an agreement called the Islamabad Long March Declaration, which promised electoral reforms and increased political transparency.[18] Although Qadri called for a “million-men” march, the estimated total present for the sit-in in Islamabad was 50,000 according to the government.[16]

At the moment Dr Qadri is at the heart of his second long March and Stand offs against the Government in Islamabad.  He has vowed to topple down the unlawful government.   He is an ultimate fighter.

Extracts from Wikipedia.

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