Founder of MQM Altaf Hussain arrested in London

Founder of MQM Altaf Hussain arrested in London

Founder of MQM Altaf Hussain arrested in London

Fugitive head of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, who was arrested from his residence by a team of Scotland Yard, is also wanted in Pakistan in murder, terrorism, hate-speech and many other cases.

He was arrested at an "address in north-west London. on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007". On August 22, 2016, Hussain had delivered a fiery speech after which party workers had vandalized a media office in Karachi and chanted anti-Pakistan slogans.

"The man, who is aged in his 60s, was arrested at an address in north west London".

(1) A person commits an offence if - - (a) he does an act capable of encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence; and - (b) he intends to encourage or assist its commission. The PACE codes of practice regulate police powers and protect public rights, according to the British laws. Throughout the investigation, the police said, officers have been liaising with Pakistani authorities in relation to the ongoing inquiries.

From his self-imposed exile in London, Mr Hussain would address crowds of supporters of his MQM party in Pakistan via telephone. However, the officers could not make it to Islamabad.

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The MQM said its founder Altaf Hussain had been "taken for an interview at a London police station".

While giving his reaction on the arrest of Altaf Hussain, the chairman of Pak Sarzameen Party (PPP) said on Tuesday that whatever was happening to the MQM founder was a repercussion of his past actions.

MQM, which dominated Karachi in the 1980s and still enjoys a strong following in Pakistan's largest and wealthiest city, was splintered in two factions in 2016 after a series of anti-Pakistan and anti-military speeches made by Hussain.

In the days that followed, Dawn reported that the Karachi wing of the party led by Farooq Sattar had distanced itself from Hussain and the London wing.

Hussain has lived in self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom for decades, having sought political asylum in 1992 and later taken British citizenship, but he has continued to play a long-distance role in Pakistani politics. The Pakistani authorities have repeatedly demanded action be taken against him for inciting people in Pakistan.

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