Nisar contacts Britain over Altaf Hussain's anti-Pakistan speech

11:22 AM | 23 Aug, 2016
Nisar contacts Britain over Altaf Hussain's anti-Pakistan speech
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Federal Interior Ministry Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has approached British officials urging action against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain for Monday's anti-Pakistan speech.

According to a statement issued to the media, Nisar informed the British authorities that Altaf Hussain, who is a British national, incited his followers in Pakistan to attack media houses which resulted in the death of a person and injured several others.

Nisar asked Britian to cooperate with Pakistani law enforcement agencies to hold Altaf Hussain accountable for his crimes.

The Interior Minister said that Altaf Hussain chanted anti-Pakistan slogans during his Monday's speech and hurt the millions of Pakistanis. The MQM chief directly ordered violence in Pakistan while he was in Britain, he added.

Earlier on Monday, hundreds of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) attacked the offices of different TV channels in Karachi, after MQM chief Altaf Hussain asked them to protest against the censorship of his speeches in the media.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that the Lahore High Court (LHC) had directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and other authorities to ensure that no statement or video of Altaf Hussain was aired on television or published in newspapers.