Sayyid Yousuf Raza Gillani

(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Addressing a ceremony to mark the birthday of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in February 2007, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Sayyid Yousuf Raza Gillani said, "Allah Almighty has created Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri for service of Pakistan and the Muslim Umma. Such personalities are not born every day. None can promote interfaith harmony better than Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. His services for promotion of international brotherhood and peace are praiseworthy. I felicitate Dr sahib on his birthday on behalf of my party. He is a principled personality who never compromised on principles for sake of power. I salute him for his courage with which he resigned from the National Assembly. Our party Chairperson, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto respects him very much and holds him in high esteem for his scholarly stature. I have seen books of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. No doubt he is an international personality. I also felicitate MQI. Here women are given respect and honour according to Islamic principles and values."