LAHORE - Federal Information Pervaiz Rashid said yesterday the government was mulling legal action against PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

Talking to this scribe, the minister rubbished as ‘false and hollow’ all allegations leveled by Qadri.

“These averments have been made by a person who himself is a Canadian national and has sworn his allegiance to the Queen. The loyalty of such a person to Pakistan can be doubtful and not that of the Sharifs,” Rashid said.

He recalled the Sharifs’ exile in Saudi Arabia in the Musharraf era, saying: “Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistani passport was expired and many other countries offered him their passports but he refused.

He added: “Nawaz Sharif is daring enemy over the Kashmir and other issues. He forcefully pleaded the struggle of Kashmiris at the UN and he is again drawing the world attention over the matter.”

On the other, the minister added, when Qadri was on the Indian visit, he felt highly obliged and showered praises on Modi only on getting the service of a car from Modi for traveling in India.

“Qadri saab went to Gujarat of India but he uttered not a single word on the atrocities committed by the Modi sarkaar. When a person is of such a character what credence could be lent to his words”, questioned.

At to the allegations of issuing visas to the Indians, he said, it not the sugar mills of Sharifs but the Interior Ministry which visas to the Indian after verification as to who is a citizen and who is a spy. But Qadri sb has illegally dragged in the Sharifs concern without any reason, he added.

Meanwhile, Managing Director of Ramzan Sugar Mill of the Sharifs, Yousaf Abbas Sharif, also rejected the Qadri’s charges.

According to media reports, Yousaf Abbas, the nephew of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif, said that over 1100 employees were in the mills and none of them was Indian or foreigner. He termed the allegations of Dr Tahir a bundle of lies and said they were going to take legal action on his statement and would soon serve a legal notice on Dr Qadri in this behalf as first step.