KARACHI: All media reports regarding the Scotland Yard probe against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and its chief Altaf Hussain were mere speculations and lies, Rabita Committee member Wasay Jalil told the media, Express News reported on Saturday.
Jalil said that media reports on whether the Scotland Yard police had called upon Altaf Hussain for an inquiry on July 23 were speculations.
He said that local and international media did not act professionally, and stated that contrary to media reports, Altaf Hussain and other MQM members were completely comfortable in London.
All activities of the MQM Secretariat were being carried out according to norm, said Jalil.
Jalil said that the Scotland Yard had so far charged or accused no one in any of the cases that the media has reported, and no MQM member had been arrested.
He went on to clarify rumours regarding the arrest of senior MQM member Raza Haroon and his wife, and the arrest of Imran Farooq’s widow Shumaila, were both lies.
The Rabita Committee member said that the recent visit of William Hague to Pakistan had nothing to do with the Scotland Yard case, and that there was no interference by the Pakistani establishment in the case contrary to what is being shown in the media.
Jalil also added that no restrictions had been placed on Altaf Hussain for telephonic addresses.
The money laundering case against Altaf Hussain was a legal matter, and only the legal authorities should deal with the matter, he said.
On June 2, the London police raided Altaf Hussain’s house in the city and seized many items, including millions of pounds according to media reports, in relation to their investigations of former MQM member Imran Farooq’s murder.
Recently, the BBC also ran a documentary about the investigations carried out in London. MQM leaders lashed out at the report, calling it a propaganda and defamation campaign.