PTI to move police against Altaf Hussain

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KARACHI: Muttahida To add to Muttahida Movement (MQM) chief problems besieged party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which has been long in finding some old scores to settle, it has decided to file a complaint against the police Altaf Hussain ,

“Let’s go to the police station in Darakhshan Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase VIII Karachi and ask the police to register a First Information (FIR) against MQM chief,” the PTI leader Faisal Samaa Wada said.

Moreover, the PTI will also move a resolution condemning against Hussain in Sindh Assembly.

“And to push the envelope further, a sentencing memorandum shall be filed with the British Consulate in Karachi by 12:00 am. Tomorrow (Wednesday),” said Khurram Sherzaman, another leader PTI ,.

Earlier, the police registered a case under terrorism laws against Hussain, who lives in exile in London during a speech criticizing the country’s powerful military establishment.

The charges were filed late on Monday against the head of the MQM, which dominates Karachi and other major cities in southern Pakistan.

Hussain gave a speech on Sunday, transmitted by telephone link from London to Karachi, where he accused the government paramilitary forces of torturing and murdering his party workers.

“Cases have been registered against MQM leader Altaf Hussain under article six of the Anti-Terrorism Act and other provisions of the Pakistan Penal Code,” he said a spokesman for the Sindh provincial police told AFP.

Pakistan has broad anti-terrorism laws that can cover a wide range of crimes that have no obvious relation to all violence.

Paramilitary Rangers have been conducting an operation to stem the tide of political, religious, ethnic and criminal violence that has flooded the city in recent years.

The MQM, often accused by critics of using extortion and murder to consolidate his power, has complained of its workers have been victimized by security forces in a bid to curb its power.

In his speech Hussain accused of torturing Rangers MQM workers and dumping their mutilated bodies on the roads and bad elements said the army had brought into disrepute.

The speech also infuriated the government, with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan promised to file a complaint with the British government.

The Metropolitan Police is investigating the MQM on money laundering after a lot of cash would have been in the party offices and the house of Hussain in London.

As the money laundering case, British police are also investigating the murder of MQM politician Imran Farooq in London in 2010.

Hussain controls the match in London, where he has lived in self-imposed exile since leaving Pakistan in the 1990s, and now has British citizenship.

A BBC report last month said that MQM members had British police said the party had received money and military training from Pakistan’s archrival India.

The party vehemently denied the accusations.

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