‘Efforts afoot to bring ailing Altaf back home’

‘MQM chief not formally arrested under any offence or charge’

LONDON/KARACHI – Nadeem Nusrat – one of the members of the Coordination Committee of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – has said that Altaf Hussain is ailing and efforts are being made to bring him back home.

It should be mentioned here that following the arrest of Altaf Hussain by Britain's Scotland Yard Police, protest demonstrations are in progress in different parts of Sindh province including Karachi. The MQM's supporters hit the streets to express solidarity with Altaf Hussain.

But, Nusrat urged the masses to maintain their calm, adding there was no charge at all under which Altaf Hussain was confined. “We have, thus far, told as much that British police seeks to interrogate Altaf Hussain; but, he was not formally arrested under any offence or charge,” he asserted.

The Rabta Committee member remarked Altaf Hussain was ailing and under the circumstances, it was the foremost priority to bring him back home, saying, “We want to cooperate with the British police and are doing so; hence, I hope that Altaf Hussain will be back with us.”

According to Nusrat, Altaf Hussain is suffering from cardiac problem, high blood pressure and sugar- the diseases posing serious troubles to him in walking for some days now. Doctors also had earlier advised him to be admitted to a hospital so that all his necessary tests could be conducted as soon as possible.

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