London, July 25 (ANI): In wake of on-going investigation against MQM Chief Altaf Hussain and other leaders, the British Government is likely to explain its policy towards the Karachi based Pakistan’s fourth largest party probably next week.
According to the London-based daily, The Nation, several questions have been raised with regard to the activities and policies of the MQM and its leadership in the House of Lords, and particularly by one of its most outspoken members, Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham, who has great interest in Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir affairs.
Lord Nazir is on record as blaming the MQM for the crisis in Karachi.
According to The Nation, the MQM is going through to most critical time of its history and especially the two cases connected to money laundering and murder of Dr. Imran Farooq have dragged the party in hot water.
The paper’s report says that both the cases against MQM and its leaders have turned into a very hot topic for electronic and print media in Pakistan and they bank on these two issues in efforts to making their rating up.
The UK Government has been asked a volley of questions related to facilities being rendered to MQM, Altaf Hussain and other leaders in terms of political asylum, perks, accommodation, criteria of granting British citizenship, indefinite stay, their contacts with certain foreign countries including India and their alleged anti-Pakistan activities.
According to parliamentary rule and regulations, name of mover and details of the motion and written questions can’t be public before their formal discussion at the floor.
The Nation quotes its informed sources, as saying that the government is busy in preparing comprehensive reply covering all queries which may be taken as its policy towards this political party facing a lot of criticism from opponents. (ANI)