Altaf Hussain under probe for live 'sex talk'
The self-exiled chief had been filmed explaining intercourse to the male and female workers in Karachi via phone from London, according to police.
A woman who saw the footage online of the alleged talk alerted police, who have now filed a case against Hussain.
"We have registered a case against Altaf Hussain and 20 of his party colleagues under the charges of publicly uttering immodest words after a woman named as Nasreen filed an application against them," Rao Muhammad Anwar, senior superintendent of police in the Malir area of Karachi, told AFP.
"She had been browsing the internet when she came across the clip of Hussain, addressing a mixed group of staff," Nasreen, an applicant, wrote in a statement to police.
"Altaf was publicly telling the women about the sexual contact between male and female and his party workers were also repeating his words. It seems that he was intoxicated,” she said.
SSP Anwar said other MQM leaders, including members of parliament and the party’s candidate for Karachi mayor, were facing investigation over allegations such as organising the meeting and repeating Hussain’s words.
But a spokesperson for MQM hit back, saying the investigation was unconstitutional.
“Our party is a law abiding party which believes in peaceful struggle and these kind of cases against party leadership is against the constitution of the country. We will face it in the court,” said Amin ul Haq, who is also named in the case.
The party refused to comment on the accusations. Talking publicly about sex is taboo in Pakistan.
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