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LONDON – Despite the fact that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has been fairly chastised over his controversial speeches in the last few days, his troubles are only just beginning as British authorities on Thursday held a meeting to decide how to handle the situation on their hands. If British media reports prove accurate, Altaf may be prosecuted by the UK government.

A joint meeting of British Home Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and London Metropolitan Police was held under Home Secretary Theresa May to review the allegations leveled against Altaf.

According to media reports, records of speeches delivered by Altaf Hussain in the last few days were presented in the meeting.

It was decided during the meeting that the file related to allegations against Altaf would be sent to Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) for initiation of proceedings against him.

Furthermore, London Metropolitan Police will decide to take action three days after allegations are reviewed by CPS.

Decision will also be taken to take police interview from Altaf Hussain.

The top officers agreed on not allowing British territory to be used against any other country.

Legal experts of Crown Prosecution Services have started reviewing the evidence against Altaf Hussain.

Source Link : Pakistan Today

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Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday claimed that the state had been involved in sponsoring conspiracies to stamp down MQM and its student wing, All Pakistan Muttahidda Students Organization (APMSO).

In a telephonic address on the occasion of APMSO’s founding day at MQM headquarters, Nine Zero, the party chief went ahead to say that those who caballed to close the chapter on Altaf Hussain ended up in a “cul-de-sac” themselves.

“By the grace of Almighty Allah I am still around for the holy blood of our martyrs guards me all the time, whereas the late former chief of the army staff General Asif Nawaz Janjua is not anymore”, said the MQM leader.

Altaf also said the ones who scoffed at us were now themselves being laughed at by the whole world.

“In the court of Almighty Allah the victims get justice, while the wicked His wrath, which is quite evident.”

Altaf also claimed that he was fully cognizant of the identities of those who were godfathering the terrorists as well as extortionists in Karachi.


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Image shows a young man, who is bleeding apparently due to gunshot wounds, runing for his life after unknown assailants opened fire at a rally in Karachi on May 22, 2012. The HRCP said last year a total of 1,715 people were killed in violent flare-ups in the city plagued by ethnic and politically-linked bloodshed.

KARACHI: Ethnic, sectarian and politically-linked violence in Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi has killed at least 740 people so far this year, a human rights organisation said Tuesday.

Parts of the port city have become battlegrounds, with authorities unable to prevent violence blamed on activists from political parties representing rival ethnic groups.

“About 740 people have been the victims of violent shootings in the last five months,” Zohra Yusuf, chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), told AFP.

The HRCP said last year a total of 1,715 people were killed in violent flare-ups in the city, which is Pakistan’s biggest with an estimated population of 17 million.

The attacks often lead to punishing financial losses for Pakistan’s economy as swathes of Karachi go into lockdown, with residents fleeing the violence and shops and markets closing.

“People are being killed with impunity by various ethnic groups while the government, it seems, has little control to put an end to it,” Yusuf said.

The figures include the assassination of 107 political activists, while the rest of the victims were people with no political affiliations, HRCP said.

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