Karachi

Govt directs Pakistan HC to provide consular assistance to Altaf Hussain

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has directed the Pakistan High Commission (HC) in London to provide consular assistance to the Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain – ARY News reports.

According to Government spokesperson, Pakistan High Commission (HC) in London was directed to provide legal and moral assistance to the MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain, who was arrested by the London Metropolitan Police earlier today, on suspicion of money laundering.

Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif asked the Government of Sindh and the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to insure the safety of life and possessions of the people in Karachi.

He also expressed his grief over the torching of vehicles and firing incidents in the metropolis.

MQM leaders had earlier advised the workers and supporters to remain peaceful and not to let miscreants exploit the situation.

In a statement issued in the evening, MQM spokesperson had clarified that those spreading violence in Karachi have nothing to do with the party and none of the  MQM workers can be involved in such activities.

Earlier some 12 vehicles were reportedly torched in different areas of the city, while 7 people were injured due to firing.

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