Islamabad: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said the Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek 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 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 the workers of Tahirul Qadri are resorting to lawlessness. He said we want to safely shift Tahirul Qadri to his residence by helicopter.
Reacting on the statement of Tahirul Qadri, Pervaiz Rashid said the army should not be dragged into the politics as their prime responsibility is defence and security of the country.
Earlier, Information Minister Pervez Rashid has rejected the reports of arresting Minhajul Quran Chief Tahir ul Qadri on his arrival from abroad.
He said Islamabad administration has blocked some routes due to security reason.