Nawaz Sharif orders thorough probe into BBC report on MQM

Nawaz Sharif orders thorough probe into BBC report on MQM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered a thorough probe into the allegations leveled in a BBC report against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) about its receiving funding from India.

In a meeting with the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and his Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi in Islamabad on Thursday, the prime minister directed the interior ministry to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter and submit a report as soon as possible.

During the meeting, the prime minister was apprised about the details of the BBC report.

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On Wednesday in a report published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the MQM was accused of being receiving funding from India. The report said that British officials also recovered a list of weapons from the party office when they conducted a raid there in June 2013 as part of their investigation into MQM’s alleged money laundering.

However, the MQM Coordination Committee Member Wasay Jalil rejected the BBC’s allegations, saying they had been facing such allegations since 1992.

Earlier while talking to news channel, the Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said that the government is examining BBC report regarding the MQM.

The minister said that the government would decide about any action only after thoroughly studying the report. He said that the Foreign Office was also examining the report.