KARACHI: Pakistani government representatives will not be given access to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain as he is a British citizen.
Meanwhile, the procedure for Hussain’s angiography had begun at a hospital in London.
The Scotland Yard had also said that Hussain was being treated at a hospital under police custody.
Moreover, police had concluded the search of Hussain’s house which had been going on since Tuesday 5:30 am.
The MQM Rabita Committee had said on June 3 that Hussain had been taken by the police for questioning and was later moved to a local hospital.
Protests to continue until assurances given on Altaf Hussain’s health: Sattar
Speaking to media representatives on Thursday, MQM leader Farooq Sattar said the party would continue its protests until chief Hussain’s health was assured.
He, however, said the situation in the metropolis had returned to normal and that they had appealed to the business community to resume operations.
Sattar said Hussain had been admitted to a hospital in London.
He also said lawyers representing the MQM chief would first review the situation before filing a bail application, adding that they were in contact with police and Hussain.
He said people in various cities of Pakistan had shown solidarity with the MQM chief and added that the protest had proved Karachi was a peaceful city.
“We are worried for our leader’s health and safety,” Sattar added.