MQM denies Altaf’s arrest

KARACHI, Deputy Convener Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Nadeem Nusrat on Tuesday denied that Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain was arrested by Scotland Yard Police on the charges of money laundering.

Speaking from London during a press conference held at MQM Headquarter 90, Nusrat said that police did raided Hussain’s home and investigated, when he was leaving for medical checkup, but no arrest was made.

“He has been facing cardiac problem and is likely to be shifted to hospital soon; however, at the moment he is at home and not in any custody,” he said.

As soon as, the news of Altaf’s arrest spread through media the situation in Karachi and many other cities of Sindh got tense; businesses were closed and aerial firing was heard in some places. At least five buses and minibuses were burnt in different areas of Karachi.

The deputy convener said that MQM workers and sympathizers should remain calm as MQM is a responsible party, has shown responsibility in the past and would demonstrate in future as well. People should not take baseless rumours as serious.

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