ISLAMABAD – Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid Monday said Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr.Tahirul Qadri has made hostage the plane of a foreign country along with the passengers by refusing to get off the plane.
In a statement, he said that the decision to divert plane from Islamabad to Lahore was taken for the security of Tahirul Qadri and the passengers. Any untoward incident could occur at the Islamabad airport in the presence of charged crowd there. He said that the workers of Tahirul Qadri are resorting to lawlessness.
He said that we want to safely shift Tahirul Qadri to his residence by helicopter. Reacting on the statement of Tahirul Qadri, Pervaiz Rashid said that the army should not be dragged into the politics as their prime responsibility is defence and security of the country.
Earlier, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid rejected the reports of arresting Minhajul Quran Chief Tahirul Qadri on his arrival from abroad. He said that Islamabad administration has blocked some routes due to security reason.
The minister said that PML-Q leader Ch. Pervez Elahi should not give sermons on morality as during their rule, they had denied entry to PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif into Pakistan.