MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London
LONDON (92 News) – Scotland Yard arrested Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain from his house in London on Tuesday.
The FIA had already submitted an application to Interpol for the arrest of Altaf Hussain. He has been shifted to a local police station.
The law enforcement agencies had submitted concrete evidence to Interpol against the MQM founder. The key proofs about target killing and extortion were presented to Interpol. All the proofs were presented several months ago.
Pakistan to again contact UK for decisive action against MQM founder
On Jan 9, Pakistan had decided to again contact the United Kingdom to take a decisive action against the MQM founder. The Interior Ministry made the decision after involvement of the MQM founder in the recent incidents during a meeting.
The FIA and police officers participated in the meeting. It has been decided to all record of the cases will be sent to the UK.
It is being suspected that the MQM founder is also involved in the murder of Ali Raza Abidi. The UK will be asked to either hand over the MQM founder to Pakistan or take action against him.
The MQM founder, who has dual nationality, is involved in over 200 cases. He has been convicted in two cases.
Earlier, the federal government had decided to contact the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), asking it to issue a red warrant against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain in connection with the murder of senior party leader Imran Farooq, in a bid to bring him back to Pakistan.
The FIA had registered a case against the MQM founder and other leaders in connection with the Imran Farooq murder case in 2015.
Imran Farooq had lived in London in self-imposed exile from 1999 till his murder in 2010. Three were arrested by police in connection with the Imran Farooq murder and they have been charged with the murder, abetment and hatching a conspiracy to kill.