Pakistan News : The London Metropolitan police is investigating complaints by hundreds of British and Pakistani citizens against MQM chief Altaf Hussain, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson said Wednesday.
Adam Thomson told newsmen that London Metropolitan police had received hundreds of complaints from British and Pakistan citizens against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s recent statements.
In an ominous sounding speech on Sunday night, Altaf Hussain told ‘the establishment’ to separate Karachi from the rest of Pakistan if the public mandate of his party was unacceptable, and ‘warned to make an example’ out of protesters at Karachi’s Teen Talwar (three swords).
“Under British laws promoting hatred and violence is liable to punishment and Altaf Hussain’s statements must be taken seriously.” Thomson said adding that London police was independent to investigate the complaints and was under no pressure from the UK government.
He, however, observed that Altaf had later denied making such statements.