Foreign help: PTI, MQM leaders approach British high commission

In response to PTI's letter against Altaf Hussain, MQM also submitted a counter response against Imran Khan

Our Correspondent July 15, 2015
PHOTO: PTI leader Arif Alvi speaks to media outside the British High Commission in Karachi on July 15, 2015. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/EXPRESS


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Karachi president Ali Zaidi submitted a letter to the British High Commission on Wednesday morning, condemning Altaf Hussain’s ‘hate speech’ against the Pakistan Army and the Rangers. Zaidi stated that he wants to condemn hate speeches made from British soil by one of their nationals.

“We strongly demand that the British government take immediate action to stop these hate speeches by Hussain, and initiate criminal proceedings against him.”

In response to this letter, the MQM also submitted a counter response against PTI’s Imran Khan at the British High Commission on Tuesday. Party leader Dr Farooq Sattar told The Express Tribune that they have challenged Khan on moral grounds. “We have asked the British authorities how Khan can demand legal action against Hussain when he himself never appeared in courts in the US when he faced the paternity case filed against him,” he said. They have also spoken against Khan’s remarks about the army generals, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2015.