MULTAN – The real brother of Shah Mehmood Qureshi has accused him for collecting Rs 5 million fund every month for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s rallies in the name of spiritual custodianship of the holy shrines.
Mureed Hussain Qureshi, the brother of Shah Mehmood Qureshi, had alleged on Saturday evening that his brother collects Rs 5 million every month using his powers as custodian of shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam and the shrine of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Multani.
“Every month he collects Rs 5 million from the Jamat-e-Ghaisia for PTI rallies,” he said in a press conference. Mureed Hussain also announced to remove Shah Mehmood Qureshi from the designation of custodianship of holy shrines.
Mureed also informed media that Shah Mehmood Qureshi was removed on the complaints of their followers from Sindh.
“It was me who made him the custodian of Shah Rukn-e-Alam’s mausoleum and it is me again who is removing him now”, said Mureed Hussain.
Mureed Hussain said that he was the one closer to his father Makhdoom Sajjad Hussain Qureshi and watched over the matters related to the shrine while Shah Mehmood was more interested in politics. “However, when former Governor Punjab Makhdoom Sajjad Qureshi died 17 years ago, I made Shah Mehmood the custodian of the shrine of Bahauddin Zakaria and Shah Shams’s shrine. I admit my mistake”, said Mureed Hussain.
He said that it was due to Shah Mehmood Qureshi that Zakaria Conference could not be held at Bahauddin Zakaria University this year.
“I have removed Shah Mehmood Qureshi from the ‘Gaddi’ and if he wants to move to any court or Shariah Court, he is allowed to do so. I will present the proofs before the court”, announced Mureed Hussain.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi or PTI spokesperson did not issue any response in this regard so far.