Pakistan seeks UK’s govt help on BBC report about MQM

Pakistan seeks UK’s govt help on BBC report about MQM


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As the recent BBC documentary about the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has triggered a new controversy in South Asia particularly in Pakistan, the government has decided to approach the British government to seek information in this regard.

In a new conference in Islamabad, the Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that Pakistan will soon write a letter to the British government to get access to information provided in a BBC documentary about MQM.

In a report published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday, the Karachi-based 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.

The interior minister said that during his meeting with the British High Commissioner Philip Barton Islamabad on Thursday, he told him that the facts mentioned in the BBC report are a matter of concern for the people and the government of Pakistan.

Nisar said that this was an important report that relates the security of Pakistan and needed a fair and transparent inquiry.

The minister said that the facts in the report corroborated the information provided by Pakistani security agencies and foreign sources about the negative activities of a neighbouring country against Pakistan.

The MQM has rejected the allegations level in the BBC report and terms the documentary as a part of media trial and conspiracy against the party.

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