'Chaudhry Nisar in London to discuss MQM, Baloch insurgents'

Published: August 26, 2015
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Chaudhry Nisar. PHOTO: FILE

Chaudhry Nisar. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar arrived in London on Wednesday to discuss with British authorities Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s inflammatory speeches and Baloch insurgents.

“The interior minister will discuss matters pertaining to the MQM chief and Baloch insurgents seeking asylum in the United Kingdom while they trigger violence in Karachi and Balochistan,” sources told The Express Tribune.

Further, during his ten-day official visit to London, Nisar will also discuss matters related to MQM convener Dr Imran Farooq’s murder, the source added.

Read: Nisar-Altaf meeting in London ruled out

However, Information Minister Pervez Rashid ruled out a meeting between Nisar and the MQM chief. “Chaudhry Nisar is unlikely to meet Altaf Hussain during his visit,” Rashid told The Express Tribune.

Earlier a senior interior ministry official had said, the interior minister, who will go to Italy after concluding his London visit, will call for an action against Altaf under the UK laws. The MQM chief has been seeking help of hostile spy agency operating from India to interfere in Pakistan’s affairs.

The government has been claiming that Altaf’s ‘foul speeches’ worsen Karachi’s situation. The head of Balochistan Liberation Army, Hyrbyair Marri, who is currently residing in the UK, often issues statements about the unrest in Balochistan.

Earlier on Friday, the security czar met Britain’s top diplomat in the country presumably to discuss issues related to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), officials said.

Read: Altaf’s foul speeches worsen Karachi’s situation: Nisar

“Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan met British High Commissioner Philip Barton in Islamabad and discussed issues pertaining to the murder of Imran Farooq and MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s  controversial speeches against Pakistan,” a senior interior ministry official said.

The official added that Nisar and Barton also discussed ties between Pakistan and the UK, the regional situation and other important matters concerning both countries.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Pakistan
    Aug 26, 2015 - 1:40PM

    This is it. Every one is out to secure post PML N dispensation. Nawaz Sharif and his brother are already outside the country. Interior Minister has left for ten days stay abroad and Minister of Defence and power has gone underground. Perv Rashid is visible but totally flaberghasted. So now it is abundantly clear to the people who is minding the store and they want those abroad to stay abroad.Recommend

  • z
    Aug 26, 2015 - 4:07PM

    @Pakistan, please don’t worry IK and RK is there. Recommend

  • Azmat Ali
    Aug 26, 2015 - 6:37PM

    @Pakistan: Those that are not guilty and do have popular mandate and public support are not afraid to stay in the country and fight for it. Those who run away are not better, in any way, than Altaf Hussain or the Baloch Insurgents. If. according to them, democracy is the only solution for the betterment of the masses, they should remain on ground and fight for it, rather than fleeing to their lavish homes abroad. Shameful people, all of them. Recommend

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