Karachi: After being released by the London Metropolitan Police, the leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain addressed his party workers who were participating in a sit-in protest at Numaish Chowrangi against their chief’s arrest in London.
Altaf Hussain was arrested by the London Metropolitan Police four days ago on the basis of money laundering case against him. A chaotic situation in all over the country especially in Karachi was observed soon afterwards. A great number of his party workers came out from their dwellings to protest against this act.
However, Hussain advised his followers to keep their composure and pray for his release. He congratulated them and appreciated the devotion and emotions they had shown for him.
The exiled leader of MQM also paid a gratitude to all those political leaders who condemned his arrest including PM Nawaz Shareef, former president Asif Ali Zardari, Tahirul Qadri, Chaudhry Shujaat and Pervez Musharaf.
He said: ” I salute those who participated in the sit-in protest against my arrest. I will continue to fight for the truth until my last breath. I respect the British law and have complete trust in the British judicial system. I am prepared to go to jail for a refresher course.”
He also showed his generosity by forgiving all those former colleagues who were annoyed, besides, he thanked the traders, transporters, scholars and artists who supported the party in this critical phase.
On a telephonic address, he ordered his supporters to end their protest and finished his speech by praying for Pakistan’s salvation from all internal and external dangers.
Earlier, he was investigated in Southwark Police station after being discharged from the hospital.
However, the 60-year-old accused was release later on a personal bail without any allegations formulated with the condition to be appearing before the authorities whenever he is called.
The eminent members of his party including Rauf Siddiqui, Babar Ghauri, Farogh Naseem and MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan welcomed him outside the police station after his bail was accepted.