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Case against MQM Chief: Govt hands 'evidences' to British High Commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry of Pakistan on Wednesday handed over evidences against Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain to British High Commissioner, ARY News reported.

According to Sabir Shakir, ARY News’ Bureau Chief Islamabad,  Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan met British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Philip Barton at Punjab House in Islamabad today.

During the meeting the Minister provided the British envoy evidences against Altaf Hussain that include copy of FIR, the report compiled by Rangers on criminal activities of MQM and other evidences obtained during the raid at MQM Headquarter Nine-Zero, he added.

Last year, Pakistan and United Kingdom (UK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreeing to increase the bilateral cooperation level to curb terrorism, organized crimes, matters regarding immigration and in other fields.

Read: Rangers file case against MQM chief Altaf Hussain

On Tuesday, a top Ranger official registered a case against Altaf Hussain at Civil Lines Police Station in Karachi for threatening Rangers after they raided MQM Headquarter Nine-Zero.

Altaf Hussain in an interview with the private channel condemned the raid and made what the paramilitary Rangers force said were veiled threats against them.

“The officers that raided my house, they belonged to the Rangers. They were, and they are now, the past,” he said according to an official complaint registered by the paramilitary force.

According to sources in the law department of Sindh, there were 72 cases against Hussain including 31 of murder and a total of 3,800 cases against MQM before 2007. These cases were withdrawn by the government of former president Gen. Rtd. Pervez Musharraf under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in 2007.

However, the party claims that all the cases against Hussain were disposed off by the courts of law after due legal course.

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