George Galloway demands British govt to take action against Altaf Hussain

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LONDON: British member of Parliament George Galloway has demanded of the British government to take action against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, blaming him to be involved in the arson attack on a factory in Baldia Town area of Karachi which claimed over 259 labourers.

The Bradford West MP said that he had sent a written complaint against Altaf Hussain to the Home Secretary and to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan police over Hussain’s alleged involvement in an arson attack on a garment factory in Karachi.

It is to be mentioned here that a joint investigation team comprising police and secret agencies submitted a report to Sindh High Court recently that claimed MQM ordered the attack after the factory owner refused to pay extortion money.

“This man, Hussain, has been fingered in dozens of murders, as the alleged person who gave the orders. And now this horror,” Galloway said. “It’s inconceivable that this fire was ordered without his knowledge. Altaf Hussain’s house was raided last June on suspicion of money laundering but as far as I can see nothing further has happened. It’s now almost two years now since I called on the police to take action against him after he gave a series of filmed threats he made. He was given British citizenship for some unfathomable reason by the previous Labour government and to all intents and purposes he seems to be above the law. I am demanding answers as to why this despicable individual with blood on his hands is not facing justice,” Galloway said in his letter.

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