Pakistan

Nisar denies giving any dossier to UK against Altaf

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said he did not hand over any dossier to UK envoy regarding Altaf Hussain, ARY News reported.

“But, I talked about threats given by Altaf to Rangers and his threatning speeches with the British ambassador,” he told a press conference here Tuesday.

Nisar said he asked British ambassador about UK laws whether it allow any person to deliver hate speeches from their soil in Pakistan.

To a question about whispers of death of top TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah, he said there is no confirmation about death of Fazlullah.

Regarding a death row convict Saulat Mirza, the interior minister said Mirza was to be executed on March 19. However, Interior Ministry sent proposal to Prime Minister and President to postpone his hanging for 72 hours following request from the Balochistan government.

Mentioning about the execution issue of Shafqat Hussain, Nisar said postponing Hussain’s hanging had no pressure involved. He rejected media reports that Hussain’s execution was postponed following international pressure.

He said government delayed the hanging until the issue of his age was resolved.

Earlier, he said UK govt wrote to him last year, informing that a murder convict was brought to Pakistan under a pact.

He added that after probe it was revealed that four prisoners were transferred to Pakistan and later set free in 2011. “All of the four convicts were subsequently arrested, sent to jail and now facing fraud charges. Two of them who escaped the country have now been arrested. One is in Dubai and the other in Ecuador, said the minister.

he added that the government are also in contact with the respective countries to bring convicts here and punish them.

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