KARACHI: MQM chief Altaf Hussain was released from the custody of British police and would be returning to his North London home, said a party press release on Saturday.
“We are grateful that while in custody, Altaaf had been provided the highest standard of medical care”, it added.
The release said as the leader of a democratically elected party, Altaf understood that this on-going investigation was part of due process and completely normal in a democratic country.
Altaf Hussain asked his party members and supporters in Pakistan and abroad to remain calm.
The MQM also thanked all political and religious parties, their leaders, people from all walks of life and party members for expressing support to its leader.
“Our party is committed to a genuinely democratic Pakistan in which the rights of all ethnic and religious groups are fully respected. We look forward to continuing cooperation with the British authorities when this matter is resolved”, the statement concluded.