LONDON: London police found money worth at least 400,000 pounds from the office of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the residence of its chief Altaf Hussain in raids conducted on December 06, 2012 and June 18, 2013, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has claimed in a program aired on BBC Two.
Meanwhile, MQM’s deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar while speaking to Jeremy Paxman at BBC’s program New Night admitted that the London police had seized some amount of money during the raids. However, he said that “whatever was found, let’s not make it a media trial, I won’t answer about it, only investigations can reveal.”
The BBC’s program spotlighted allegations of Imran Farooq murder and money laundering against MQM chief Altaf Hussain in a 19-mintue documentary.
“By making such a documentary the BBC seems to be influenced by pro-Taliban forces,” said MQM’s deputy convener who appeared defensive against Paxman’s relentless scrutiny.
“It’s just because of a malicious propaganda and a media trail going on against a secular and working class party.”
Sattar denied Altaf Hussain’s words of packing people in a Bori (body bag) after the host showed recordings of the MQM chief’s past speeches.
Sattar admits that ‘some money was seized’ in police raid on MQM chief’s home in London.