‘Altaf in high spirit, feels satisfaction’

LONDON – Pakistan High Commission’s Charge D’ Affaires Imran Mirza has said that Mutahida Qaumi Movement leader Altaf Hussain is in high spirit and is satisfied over assistance provided by the government of Pakistan to him.

A three-member High Commission delegation paid a courtesy call on the MQM leader. Meeting lasted over 20 minutes. Briefing media outside the hospital about recent development, Imran Mirza said that Altaf Hussain has expressed gratitude to President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the nation for supporting him in this testing time.

He refused newsmen to comment over legal aspects of the situation being faced by the MQM leader. Earlier, Scotland Yard has confirmed that the search operation in Altaf Hussain’s residence is over and the MQM chief is under arrest in hospital. He will be inquired about cases against him after doctors’ advice.

On the other hand, medics have termed Altaf Hussain’s blood pressure and blood glucose level as ‘normal’ while for angiography, he is being advised a full bed rest. It must be noted that according to the British law, police can only formally investigate Altaf Hussain eight to 10 hours after his angiography.

London police on Thursday also extended 36 hours detention of Altaf Hussain. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad talked to MQM chief on telephone and conveyed best wished for his health.

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