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18 August,


Pakistani politician arrested in London amid probe of speeches

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British police arrested Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain in London on Tuesday (June 11) as part of an investigation into speeches he gave as founder of a political party that ruled the megacity of Karachi for decades, media in Pakistan reported.

London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement a man in his sixties had been arrested after a joint investigation with Pakistani authorities.

It did not identify the person, but said the arrest was "in connection with an investigation into a number of speeches made by an individual associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan".

Hussain's representatives could not be reached for comment.

 

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