PTI urges action against Altaf Hussain in open letter to British high commissioner

Party alleges Altaf Hussain of running an armed mafia wing, which indulges in extortion, blackmail and murder

Our Correspondent February 10, 2015
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain. PHOTO: MQM FACEBOOK PAGE

ISLAMABAD: A day after an escalating war of words between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the former has urged the British government to take action against Altaf Hussain for “using British territory to incite people to violence in Pakistan".

“We request you to realise the urgency of your government moving against Altaf Hussain by removing the protection of citizenship under which he is hiding and evading multiple criminal charges in Pakistan including murder,” states a letter  by PTI Information Secretary Shireen Mazari addressed to Phillip Barton, the British High Commissioner in Pakistan.

The letter further adds that “Altaf Hussain went into a mad rage abusing PTI women activists in gutter language from his home in London,” after the PTI demanded action be taken against the MQM for its involvement in the Baldia factory fire, which led to 258 deaths including of women and children – as stated by a joint investigation team report.

The letter also alleges Altaf Hussain of running an armed mafia wing, which indulges in extortion, blackmail and murder. “The MQM has terrorised the citizens of Karachi for decades as well as indulging in murders of journalists and political rivals....”

Imran on Monday had requested members of the MQM to disassociate themselves from their party leader, while repeatedly referring to him as a ‘psychopath’ and a ‘coward’.

He also accused Altaf Hussain for being behind the murders of former PTI Sindh women’s wing president of Zahra Shahid and journalist Wali Babar Khan.

However, the MQM Rabita Committee termed the PTI chief’s statements as “baseless and condemnable”, and part of a pre-planned scheme against the party.


sidra | 6 years ago | Reply true:we want Naseer Ullah Babar,! for karachi peace process.
Uza Syed | 6 years ago | Reply Attention: PTI SUBJECT: YOUR REQUEST Your recent request is rejected again on the basis of its frivolity and an attempt at cheap political scoring and populism. You are advised to refrain from such illicit pursuits in future. You are further advised to seek clinical help of some good shrink to cope and manage egomaniac behavior of your leader. Of course, you are free not to follow our advice and continue on your chosen path to your self-destruction. Yours faithfully.
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