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Nisar meets British HC, demands action against MQM chief

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday met British High Commissioner Thomas Drew  in Islamabad and urged him to take strict action against MQM chief Altaf Hussain over his anti-Pakistan statements and hate speech, ARY News reported.

According to ARY News Islamabad correspondent, the reference against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief came under discussion in the meeting and the British HC assured Chaudhry Nisar that the laws in UK are strict against such hate speech and due action will be taken if Scotland Yard finds MQM chief’s speech as violating any laws.

Federal Interior Ministry on Tuesday sent a formal reference against MQM chief Altaf Hussain over his August 22 speech.

According to Interior Ministry spokesman, the ministry had provided British authorities with proofs regarding Altaf Hussain’s speech in which the MQM chief incited party workers to violence.

The reference sent to UK states that Altaf Hussain violated local and international laws in his August 22 speech and the British government must take action against him according to its laws.

Altaf’s August 22 speech and the resultant violence

MQM chief Altaf Hussain reportedly issued anti-Pakistan statements and urged his followers to raise “Pakistan Murdabad” (death to Pakistan) slogans in his August 22 speech outside Karachi Press Club.

The speech also incited MQM workers to attack media houses which resulted in attack on ARY News office.

Though Altaf rendered a formal apology after the speech, a party leader who resigned after the speech, claimed that Altaf defended his speech in a telephone call even after the apology.

Related: MQM workers attack ARY News office in Karachi

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