ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Tuesday sought an action against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain in a letter dispatched to British High Commissioner (HC) Philip Barton.
In a letter, PTI spokesperson Dr. Shireen Mazari leveled a number of allegations against Altaf Hussain, who is the founder of the Karachi’s largest political party.
“I wish to bring to your notice the incitement to violence, use of abuse and antics spreading hate, of Altaf Hussain leader of the MQM.
He is not only a British citizen but is using British territory to incite people to violence in Pakistan,” Mazari wrote to British High Commissioner.
The spokesperson also apprised Barton about recent joint investigation team (JIT) report presented to the court in Baldia Town fire incident case.
“Recently, a Joint Investigation Team found MQM to be involved in a factory fire in Karachi that led to over 258 deaths including of women and children – which was set off because the owners did not pay the extortion money to MQM’s mafia wing,” she claimed.
The spokesperson said Altaf abused PTI women activists from his home in London after PTI demanded action against alleged mafias in the MQM over the JIT report.
“Altaf had hurled threats and abuse to PTI chairman ever since Imran Khan had approached Scotland Yard after the MQM killed unarmed protestors on May 12 2007, during the judicial movement,” She alleged
“Khan had presented a Report on the incident along with other documents to Scotland Yard, but for some inexplicable reason the British Government did not move against Altaf Hussain,” she deplored.
Leveling another allegation against Altaf, the PTI spokesperson said that the MQM chief exhorts his party to unleash violence and extortion in the urban centres of Sindh, especially Karachi.
Mazari requested the British High Commissioner to realize the urgency of his government moving against Altaf by “removing the protection of citizenship.