Pakistan

LONDON – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain on Thursday met with United States (US) Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and self-exiled Baloch leader, the Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Dawood Jan, at the MQM’s London Secretariat, according to a press release issued through the party’s website.

The Khan of Kalat joined the latter half of the meeting, which included lunch and lasted over four hours.

Hussain briefed Rohrabacher on what he claimed were “unlawful arrests, torture, abductions, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings” of MQM workers and members of the mohajir community in Karachi and other parts of Sindh by security forces.

He also apprised Rohrabacher of alleged “arrests, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and acts of mistreatment” of Baloch people by security forces.

Congressman Rohrabacher pledged to raise these issues in the US Congress and at other appropriate forums, the press release said.

The Khan of Kalat and Hussain also agreed to “work together” for the rights of the mohajir community and Baloch people.

All three agreed to continue holding such meetings in the near future.

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has a history of making anti-Pakistan moves in the US Congress, but has not always been successful in achieving his objectives.