KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain is not under any governmental restrictions in the United Kingdom, the MQM leader Wasay Jalil said.
The MQM has recently been under the spotlight not only on account of allegations of money laundering and some recent speeches made by its chief but also over expected developments in the investigation of Dr Imran Farooq’s assassination.
“The party was all for rule of law and that no restrictions had been imposed by the British government upon Altaf Hussain or any of the other MQM leaders,” Jalil told media representatives at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
Jalil said a drive of negative propaganda had been launched against the MQM which was part of a global conspiracy against the party.
“An international conspiracy was underway against the MQM,” he said.
The MQM leader said that Altaf Hussain, Raza Haroon, other party colleagues and their family members were faring well and that no leader of the MQM had been charged for any crime.
Talking about a recent episode of BBC Two’s program ‘Newsnight’ that discussed allegations of money laundering against the party as well as the murder of its leader Imran Farooq, he said the program was prepared and shown out of context.
Jalil said the media was behaving in what may be classified as an erratic manner, adding that the MQM’s legal team was reviewing the situation.