Zulfiqar Mirza to provide evidence against Altaf Hussain in House of Lords

Published: November 16, 2011
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'I will tell authorities here that Britain is becoming reason for terror in Pakistan by giving shelter to accused.' PHOTO: INP/ FILE

'I will tell authorities here that Britain is becoming reason for terror in Pakistan by giving shelter to accused.' PHOTO: INP/ FILE

LONDON: Former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza will speak in the House of Lords in London 11pm PST on Wednesday where he is expected to provide evidence to the House against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain.

Mirza contacted the Scotland Yard in London after arriving on Wednesday from Karachi via Dubai.

Talking to newsmen on arrival at Heathrow airport, Mirza said that during his address in British House of Lords, he will provide evidence to the House against Altaf Hussain regarding the murder of MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq.

“I will tell the authorities here that Britain is becoming a reason for terror in Pakistan by giving shelter to the accused,” he claimed.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon has also arrived here on the same flight with Mirza on Wednesday.

At the Karachi airport before departure, Mirza told the media that he was going away for a week and the people of Pakistan were going to hear good news regarding a breakthrough in the Imran Farooq murder case. “I have two briefcases filled with proof which will help the Scotland Yard police,” he said.

Despite warnings from President Asif Ali Zardari telling his party workers to avoid associating with Mirza, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, along with PPP MPAs Imdad Pitafi and Fayyaz Bhutt, accompanied him to the airport.

MQM expresses reservations at Mirza’s presence in London

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) expressed serious reservations over ‘official protocol’ being given to Zulfiqar Mirza besides questioning Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon’s presence with Mirza in London, reported Express 24/7.

MQM leader Babar Ghauri told the media outside the Parliament House on Wednesday that Mirza was seen off at Karachi airport by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) supporters.

He said that MQM wants an explanation from the PPP leadership on presence of Memon with Mirza in London on the allegations he is putting against the MQM.

Ghauri added that the MQM met Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for a detailed discussion and the prime minister assured that an investigation will be done on the issue. A meeting with the president is also expected.

The prime minister ordered Interior Minister Rehman Malik to take action according to the law on the people who have been arrested and on display of arms, the MQM leader said.

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  • hedgefunder
    Nov 16, 2011 - 6:50PM

    Why do these guy act so absurd???
    Which evidence is he going to present to House of lords??
    Does he even know the actual role of House of Lords???Recommend

  • Farooq
    Nov 16, 2011 - 6:50PM

    Good job Mirza saab

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  • mentelisco
    Nov 16, 2011 - 6:52PM

    this is like amazing.

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  • Elyas Kakar
    Nov 16, 2011 - 6:52PM

    Best Of Luck Dr Sahab Inshallah you will succeed in your mission Jeay Bhutto Recommend

  • Ali Hasan
    Nov 16, 2011 - 6:53PM

    two briefcases full of proof. Indian film chal rahi hai.

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  • Khurram Mansoor
    Nov 16, 2011 - 6:54PM

    This man is barve and if he proves for what he is saying it will be a great break through and it seems end game has started for the eventual halt of tyranny in the city of Lights, Karachi.

    I am happy one one hand that Mirza will be pleading the case in House of Lords in London, but on the other hand It reminds me we are still unable to stand walk or decide on our own, its been 62 years since we got independence but still our case needs to be pleaded in the House of Lords at London.

    This news brougth me mixed feelings.

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  • Nov 16, 2011 - 6:57PM

    puppets dancing under the strings controlled by “aliens”

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  • Aamer Khawaja
    Nov 16, 2011 - 7:00PM

    Mirza bhai, loads of love from Lahore! We are with you, save Karachi

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  • Mariam Khan
    Nov 16, 2011 - 7:02PM

    our very own local James Bond on his mission( which seems to be impossible) anyhow at least he have the courage to do so unlike our very own baby politician Imran who talks emtionally…if Imran khan seriously wanted to do something for the country then he shlould back Mirza on his mission exposing Altaf hussain.

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  • Ashar
    Nov 16, 2011 - 7:16PM

    haha..what a joke…If I remember correctly someone else also made big claims in past that he will do what not against Altaf Hussain….4 years have past, no result!

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  • sharifL
    Nov 16, 2011 - 7:27PM

    If MQM is interested in finding the truth about Dr. farooq’s murder, it should support Mirza and not start a row with PPP or anybody else. Strange logic to accuse somebody who wants to pass evidence to Scotland Yard. After all, if the evidence is not flimsy, Scotland Yard cannot be accused of being partial.

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  • Farheen Rizvi
    Nov 16, 2011 - 7:31PM

    He thinks he is superior than everyone. He has comapred himself with Imam hussain AS, Rasoll-e-Khuda SAWW and his investigation is better than any national or international investigative team. I can only request him to stay at home and stop making “Pakistan” embarrassed in front of International community. Recommend

  • Iqbal Malik
    Nov 16, 2011 - 7:38PM

    My humble request to ZM that please remove your galsses and then try to see this world. It will change your perception about human being

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  • Acorn Guts
    Nov 16, 2011 - 7:50PM

    Doubt if Lords will pay heed to any ramblings of a common foreign man against a British Citizen. Mirza is not a government official nor does he represent any kind of establishment within Pakistan. He might get something out of Scotland Yard but that’s about it as far as I think.

    Having said that I sincerely wish Mirza all the best and I hope he will deliver us from this menace of terrorism.

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  • Saleem
    Nov 16, 2011 - 7:53PM

    If the evidence that Zulfiqar Mirza is planning to show Scottland Yard against Altaf Hussain is bogus then why MQM is so upset and asking Prime Minster to intervene? I think Zulfiqar Mirza does have something that MQM does not want Scotland Yard to see and that is why it is running to Islamabad to stop Mirza from sharing it with others.

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  • Fahad
    Nov 16, 2011 - 8:08PM

    @ Khurram Mansoor 64 Years not 62. We got independence in 1947.

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  • Khurram Mansoor
    Nov 16, 2011 - 8:13PM

    @Aamer Khawaja:
    Loads of love from Lahore, it smeels bad

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  • gp65
    Nov 16, 2011 - 8:18PM

    @Khurram Mansoor:
    ” I am happy one one hand that Mirza will be pleading the case in House of Lords in London”

    The House of Lords is like Senate in Pakistan. It is not hudiciary that they can decide on cases.

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  • Lobster
    Nov 16, 2011 - 8:52PM

    So now a rally for Zardari? I mean against Zardari..wait…. for or against, I am confused, Altaf bhai please guide me!!

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  • SAS
    Nov 16, 2011 - 9:13PM

    Great … Finally the much awaited proof arrives in UK to be presented to the lords in two suit cases … Btw Why didnt zulfiqar mirza provided those to supreme court ??

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  • Burner
    Nov 16, 2011 - 9:13PM

    Good job Mirza Sahib
    But do you know that if someone from the MQM would do exactly what you are doing right now, your UK visa might get revoked. Your hands are not clean. Evidences against you are also available.Recommend

  • Tariq Jameel
    Nov 16, 2011 - 9:26PM

    ok then..let’s see what zulfiqar james mirza bond can achieve. agreed that he has taken a lot of ‘evidence’ to london with himself and will pursue his case before london police and scotland yard.
    With one thing certain that britain is not pakistan where investigations can be influenced or biased, the result will determine the exact value of mirza’s claims.
    IF he is successful, i agree that he will become a hero and the MQM will almost be wiped off.
    BUT if he fails in his efforts, WILL HE BE GHAIRATMAND ENOUGH TO EITHER COMMIT SUICIDE FOR IMPLICATING OTHERS OR NEVER RETURN TO THE COUNTRY?

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  • Sindhvoice
    Nov 16, 2011 - 9:27PM

    Justice should be done.If Dr.Mirza has proofs, he should present to courts to bring real culprits to justice.Well done Dr.Mirza…Whole Nation is WITH YOU!!

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  • antiCapitalist
    Nov 16, 2011 - 9:43PM

    I hope he can provide evidence on the hedge funds and the other financial institutions taking advantage of tax payers money. These financiers are parasites!

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  • Khawaja Izhar
    Nov 16, 2011 - 9:47PM

    He is against all the world. MQM never allow land grabbing in karachi, However hard he may try. Karachi can not be at his mercy. Recommend

  • Muhammad Taj
    Nov 16, 2011 - 9:59PM

    Zulfiqar Mirza has been a close friend of Asif Ali Zardar, President of Pakistan. He has confessed many time that he got a lot of benefits from Asif Ali Zardari. In my opinion, what Mirza is doing is only a drama. If he is serious, he should ask his wife, Dr Famida Mirza to resign from the post of Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan. Recommend

  • Nov 16, 2011 - 10:07PM

    long live Zulfiqar mirza

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  • SAS
    Nov 16, 2011 - 10:23PM

    To Those who are condemning Mirza , one day he might be celebrated as a national hero a liberator to be in coming years ! you guys want to know WHY ??

    -The guy is living in karachi whilst his entire constituency is Badin .. Why ever thought .. its to save karachi

    -The good and great hearted man’s entire constituency is under water but he is thinking about Karachi

    -This messiah’s voters in his contituency have nothing to eat or drink but he is on his mission to eliminate altaf

    – now he is carrying 2 suit cases , travelling thousands of miles across several oceans to Angrez sahab to liberate Karachi walays

    I dont know any one who has sacrificed so much yet we have such un grateful people condemning the Mirza of Pakistan .. huh

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  • Ikramuddin Akbar
    Nov 16, 2011 - 10:31PM

    Can any anti MQM element ask him that after taking oath on head , involving the real Lord of the universe, (Allah) ,and after that nothing is left for a Muslim( if he or she is a real muslim) to prove his or her case., why he is heading to his other lords, for help, it clearly indicates his oath taking was a fake,.a drama.Its a matter of embarrasing for Pakistan.

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  • Khadim Husain
    Nov 16, 2011 - 10:41PM

    Please don’t be personal and think with another angle, Mirza has taken right path to represent any evidence, if he might has. So wait and see whether he is right or wrong uptill any authority may reject his claim.
    We must choose right path if we may like social change, appreciate if someone is taking stance, everything at Karachi is not well and someone has to stand up for stopping vicious cycle.
    I don’t see anything wrong if Mirza is trying to produce any evidence to authorities, who Mirza is and who is behind him does not matter because now we have to see what practically is he doing.
    We must understand that it is time to break status quo and politics of stucking to power, moreover eliminating different pressure groups peacefully.
    Do not throw courage of Mirza, Imran or any other person in dust bin.

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  • THE
    Nov 16, 2011 - 10:42PM

    @Ikramuddin Akbar: You make me laugh all day! LOL
    Mirza is going to London so he can present the evidence against your party to the scotland yard in Imran Farooq’s murder case. Now you can cry all you want but he’s gona have Altaf Bhai in lots of trouble, I bet you that!

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  • Jeremy
    Nov 16, 2011 - 10:56PM

    well lets see how it works out we all can pray for peace in our country and cities.
    what else can one ask for?

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  • SB
    Nov 16, 2011 - 11:02PM

    If was it was some policy we were discussing out it would be interesting. This seems to be settling scores and vendetta unlimited.It won’t help the country even if it helps some individuals.

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  • bahraini
    Nov 16, 2011 - 11:03PM

    Show the so called evidence to your own Govt. Memon is holding your hand there so the Govt is right by your side cradling you.

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  • Ris
    Nov 16, 2011 - 11:03PM

    Mirza should join PTI.

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  • SB
    Nov 16, 2011 - 11:10PM

    @Crazy Prince: And long live hatred, vendetta, racism, regionalism and nepotism. Shabash!Recommend

  • Ikramuddin Akbar
    Nov 16, 2011 - 11:11PM

    @THE:
    I can only laugh on a parrot of fortune teller that picks up an envelope of “faal” .

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  • Wisal Muhammad Khan
    Nov 16, 2011 - 11:22PM

    Well Done Mirza. The murderer of so many civivlians and Pakistani officials must be brought to justice finally. But most probably the British intelligence ( MI 6 ) is going to sabotage Mirza’s efforts due to the basic reason of a compulsory support to a very classical Agent of its organisation

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  • nasheeb
    Nov 16, 2011 - 11:50PM

    in the House of Lord Mirza is not pleading a case rather he will try to convince the members that for decades UK soil is sheltering Altaf bhai whose criminal mafia like “Political” party is sucking blood of Karachi and its helpless population… that is why they should raise their concern in their respective democratic institutions besides opening and proceeding cases against Altaf bhai in British courts… we people of Pakistan support any one who challenge those so called “gods” of Karachi…if some one say its “Third largest party” of country, with mandate of 5 million people??? he is probably ignorant of how “Haq-parast” of unit no 122 drag poor masses to attend and bear the antics of Unseen Joker… and how they are forcefully pulled out from their home on election day while their NICs are collected by respective UNIT activists 24 hours before polling… some may disagree but this is what I felt, observed and seen… so jeey Mirza!Recommend

  • Jan e Alam
    Nov 16, 2011 - 11:55PM

    @THE:
    HaaHaaHa ! Dont let the whole world laugh at you .Wait, what if he comes back empty hand, than you will cry whole night, dont be so excited man.Your man is a political swindler.Dont believe in him.His own constituency is drowning and he is ON LONDON YATRA.

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  • SB
    Nov 17, 2011 - 12:04AM

    @Khurram Mansoor:
    The first job of a government is to provide law and order. And for a Home Minister there is no other job. Zulfiqar Mirza was home Minister for over three years. What have you done except enjoying the trappings of power? Every person in Karachi has a story of woe. Almost all have been looted at gun point. Where is the police? Why couldn’t they stop it? Why couldn’t they pre-empt it? Why? Was it not your job?

    You recruited 10,000 policeman and you don’t hire any from Karachi who happen to speak Urdu – as per your own confession. Were you hiring domestic servants? Why did you flout the rules? Where was merit? Why was employment denied to people of Karachi just because they speak the national language?

    You are not exactly clean nor are you efficient nor you have any vision. May be others are the same but God gave you an opportunity to etch your name in gold. But what have you done? Nothing. Just polarised people more. Instead of uniting them on Muslim faith you divided them on ethnic lines by your openly racist statements. Is this your achievement Mr. Zulfiqar Mirza?

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  • Adeel759
    Nov 17, 2011 - 12:11AM

    @Ikram Akbar. I hope lord nazir ahmed facilitates his endeavor in the house of lords, since lord saab has close tires to PMLN, if MQM discredited, every party in pakistan get a piece of pie from karachi with these goons banned and behind the bars.

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  • Kaleem Ullah
    Nov 17, 2011 - 12:22AM

    All Drama by PPP they know in next elections they will face humiliation so trying to weak MQM so that next CM sindh will not be from MQM it is all due to ethnic prejudice but they will fail soon UK is not Pakistan A court will decide that the proofs Mirza have are enough to implement Altaf Hussain or not, not house of Lords. Mirza have tap telephonic conversations which are unacceptable as proof in court of law. The first question Scott land yard would ask WHO are and How you have these so called proofs?

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  • Aamer Khawaja
    Nov 17, 2011 - 12:42AM

    @Khurram Mansoor:
    Why does it smell bad to you? Is Lahore part of India or Israel?

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  • Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq
    Nov 17, 2011 - 2:16AM

    @Ashar:
    For your kind information, that some body who you are referring to was IMRAN KHAN. He did lodge a case against Altaf Hussain but the issue was that the Scotland Yard wanted the Government of Pakistan to step in. However, 4 yrs back the Government was in support of MQM and didn’t show any interest in it what so ever. Now, Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza must be talking on the basis of the solid proofs which he might have obtained while he was in the government. So, think first and then comment!

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  • Kashif
    Nov 17, 2011 - 2:22AM

    UK is the most sensible country in terms of political asylums. I am sure another foolish attempt against derailing MQM will be failed. Keep it up, though.Recommend

  • Arifq
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:05AM

    Lord Nazir invited ZM, presented in a room booked by the Queen appointed Lord who hails from Punjab, that is the House of Lords.

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  • M Bilal
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:16AM

    Why so much of panic in MQMs camp, if he they have nothing to hide or ZK has nothing to reveal?

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  • Nov 17, 2011 - 10:50AM

    According to Economist, it is MQM vs the rest.

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  • ahmed
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:57AM

    greattttttttttttttt…….

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  • SB
    Nov 17, 2011 - 3:53PM

    @Acorn Guts:
    That is rather funny. Scatland will take whatever information it wants although it will see through that this is personal vendetta. They will ignore it. But who can stop Mirza going to jail a) for taking state secret and official files with him which he is under oath not to divulge in any case and worst of all showing to foreign intelligence agencies. If the government is honest and strong they will punish Mirza for this. And they better for all to get a lesson from. State secrets are state secrets not to be divulged. He seems to be too keen to be arrested so that he becomes a hero among the likes of him Recommend

  • tamoor
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:25PM

    Tribute to Miraz Saab

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  • Ali S
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:18PM

    I’m no fan of ZM, but it’s good to see the thugs finally crapping their pants – he must be on to something.

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  • karachi citizen
    Nov 18, 2011 - 10:15AM

    Best of luck Dr.ZM…………………..

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  • H
    Nov 18, 2011 - 3:19PM

    Don’t know why the mqm is reacting so strongly to all of this. Zulfiqar Mirza is well with in his rights to file a case against anyone, and if the people of mqm feel that their leader is “innocent” as they always say he is, then let an independent and impartial court of law decide who is innocent and who is not.

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  • Tukerdum
    Nov 19, 2011 - 1:07AM

    Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza is doing good for people living in Pakistan specially for Karachi. I wish all the best God bless Dr.Zulfiqar Mirza..
    If MQM is clean than why they are rushing from point A Yousaf Raza jeelani to point B President Zardari. What for? I am sure Scott land police will soon nab the Dr. Imran Farooq real killer who is havig double chin. Astugfarullah Astugfarullah. Recommend

  • SB
    Nov 19, 2011 - 3:27PM

    @Mariam Khan:
    Imran Khan has better things to do. If there is s policy level thing he would do somehting. This is plain and simple vendetta. Zulfiqar Mirza’s was the worst possible tenure as Home Minister ever. Peaple are not rallying round him for any great cause but because of their intrinsic hatred. There is nothing to achieve. I pity those who rally round such hate, vendetta and counter productive activities.

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  • Imran Khan
    Nov 22, 2011 - 6:24PM

    After the denial of Pir Mazhar, Mirza chapter should be closed otherwise history will repeat itself and Pakistan will likely break up again.

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  • SB
    Nov 23, 2011 - 5:18PM

    After Pir Mazhar ul Haque and Manzoor Wassan’s exposure it should be clear to all that the guy was just trying to take revenge of the home ministership he lost due to his ignorance and arrogance. A racist like him should not have been there in the first place. Watch these links please: http://thinker-thinkingoutofthebox.blogspot.com/2011/11/pir-mazhar-ul-haq-nails-zulfiqar-mirza.html
    The world should not be enamoured with a liar like this and bury the hatchet and move on with life to do better things for the country and things we will all be proud of. Watch the full interview at ARY Iqrar ul Haq interview of Pir Mazhar ul Haque.

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  • Dec 12, 2011 - 9:43PM

    Why Zulfiqar mirza think only Altaf (MQM)
    If he is Pakistani than lot of person against Pakistan why not crying for that person.
    just he went for London behalf House of Lords Supported.because House of Lords is also dont like Altaf Hussan(MQM). Recommend

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