Ottawa: Minhajul Quran International (MQI) Chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, who got Canadian nationality after seeking asylum, is known as Abdul Shakoor Qadri in Canada.
According to The Express Tribune, Abdul Shakoor Qadri, otherwise known as Tahir Qadri, had sought asylum from Canada in 2008, fearing threats to his life after he met with the Danish cartoonist responsible for making blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Meanwhile, Canadian authorities on Friday also summoned Qadri on February 5, and sought explanation from him for violating the oath he took while seeking asylum.
The authorities said that Qadri violated the oath stating that he was not allowed to enter the country he had sought asylum from.
Qadri, through his lawyer Mendel Green, had requested that he was receiving death threats from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba.
On October 17, 2009, his asylum application was accepted, while he was issued the Canadian passport about six months back.
The MQI chief has also been receiving welfare funds from the Canadian government, citing health issues.