ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI: A day after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain launched his diatribe against military establishment and allegedly raised anti-Pakistan slogans, a treason case was registered against him in Karachi.
According to reports, Sindh police chief AD Khawaja on Tuesday confirmed that a treason case had been registered against the MQM supremo for his inflammatory and anti-Pakistan speech to party workers outside the Karachi Press Club.
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“Two cases have been registered against the MQM,” Khawaja told media men. “One case pertains to treason for his anti-state speech to the participants of the hunger strike campaign setup by the party outside KPC and the other case pertains to the incident following his remarks which saw some media houses being attacked by MQM activists,” the IG explained.
A number of party leaders who were present at the hunger strike camp, including senior leader Farooq Sattar, have also been nominated in the cases. Khawaja said the decision to register cases against the MQM was taken during a high-level meeting of police officials in the metropolis. The cases have been registered at Artillery Maidan Police Station.
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Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called DG Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar and lauded the efforts of the paramilitary force and police in keeping Karachi’s law and order situation under control.
Nisar directed the paramilitary force to ensure close cooperation with police for provding a foolproof security to all the media houses in the city. The minister also expressed complete satisfaction on law and order situation of Sindh in general and Karachi in particular.
Nisar had contacted senior British officials late on Monday night and discussed Altaf’s inflammatory and anti-Pakistan speech which caused unrest in Karachi.
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The interior minister strongly condemned the fact that the MQM leader was using British soil to incite violence in Pakistan. Nisar also urged the British government to help initiate legal action against the MQM chief.