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Lord Nazir wants Scotland Yard to act against MQM chief

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: ‘A British citizen is disrupting law and order situation in Pakistan’, said a key member of the House of Lords, Lord Nazir Ahmed in a letter to Scotland Yard, asking them to begin fresh actions against the exiled Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Lord Nazir Ahmed asked the British authorities in his letter to take notice of Altaf Hussain’s activities who was instigating party leaders and workers to create a crisis-like situation in Karachi – the largest city and industrial hub of Pakistan.

He said the MQM chief, now disowned by MQM’s second-in-command Dr Farooq Sattar after a violent protest in Karachi, was using Britain as a base to provoke party workers for illegitimate acts in Pakistan.

On MQM chief’s provocation, hundreds of party workers on Monday attacked media houses in Karachi including ARY News and Samaa TV and harassed employees, said Lord Nazir Ahmed in his letter to Scotland Yard.

He was of the view that one of the major political parties in Karachi was operating with armed wings and requested the London police officials to painstakingly look into the cases against the MQM chief including ‘Imran Farooq Murder’ and ‘Money Laundering’ cases currently under investigation in both Britain and Pakistan.

MQM workers clashed with police and ransacked ARY News bureau in Karachi on Monday leaving at least one man dead and several others injured.

The violence erupted soon after Altaf Hussain gave a telephone address to his supporters from London in which he castigated the media for not giving due coverage of his workers.

For over almost two decades, MQM chief has addressed party workers and supporters in Pakistan through a loudspeaker linked to his London home telephone.

Later on Tuesday, Hussain’s second-in-command Farooq Sattar, who was also briefly arrested after Monday’s violence, said the MQM “completely disowns” Hussain’s statements.

 

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