Prominent cleric and head of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahirul Qadri was admitted to a hospital in Toronto after being diagnosed with intestinal obstruction, a press release issued by the party’s spokesperson said Monday.
The PAT chief’s condition has improved although he will be kept in the hospital for medical treatment for a few days, the statement said.
Qadri had already been undergoing treatment for heart and blood pressure.
The cleric’s medical tests have been conducted at the hospital and reports will be received within ten hours.
On Aug 14, 2014, Qadri, a religious scholar and founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran, an organisation which aims to promote peace by educating young minds about classical Islamic sciences joined Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in an anti-government protest that lasted for 126 days.
He also spearheaded a four-day anti-government protest that ended after he struck a deal with the government.
He has been living in Canada since 2005 where he also acquired Canadian citizenship. Dr Qadri has said he can more effectively manage his international network from the North American country.
Courtesy: Dawn News