Lawsuit against donation of bullet-proof vehicle to Qadri

February 27, 2013 - 12:00:00 am

ISLAMABAD:  The Association of Pakistani Lawyers in United Kingdom has filed a case against the charities, which paid $69,000 for a bullet-proof Land Cruiser for Dr Tahirul Qadri (pictured).

 The Charity Commission of the UK has accepted the petition.

Barrister Amjad Malik, Chairman, Association of Pakistani Lawyers (APL), has filed the petition against Minhajul Quran International (charity number 1102801) and Minhajul Quran Welfare Foundation (charity number 1084057) registered with the commission.

He complained that the money collected in the name of charity had been misused by the charity for purchasing a bullet-proof vehicle and other political events.

Malik said that his association takes human interest cases very seriously and a recent example was of one charity which was misusing the name of late Pakistani child prodigy Arfa Karim to mint money.

Asked about his recent petition against charities which paid for the bullet-proof vehicle, Malik said that the commission will announce its verdict in three to six months.

If the allegations turn out to be true, then the charity would be blacklisted forever, he added. 

Malik said that it cannot be allowed that charities collect money in the name of welfare and spend it as per their wishes.