London: Altaf Hussain self exiled leader of MQM-A caught escaping to South Africa by the authorities. According to sources, ‘Altaf Hussain was hiding in the Wrexham area close to Slough in Berkshire for the past few days. He was stopped when was going to Heathrow Airport in a private taxi. Interestingly the taxi driver was a Pakistani whom Mr Hussain thought as an English man due to his appearance.
According to sources Altaf Hussain told the authorities that, ‘he is leaving UK and going to South Africa for security reasons and personal protection’. According to sources he was told that, ‘security can be provided to him in the UK’. It is not yet clear if Mr Hussain detained or taken in protective custody. Mr Altaf Hussain is a British Citizen and living in self imposed exile since 1992. He is never been to Pakistan since 1992, not a registered voter now and never voted in any elections ever since.
Earlier yesterday it was reported that British police raided two addresses including an office of MQM-A in London in connection with the on going murder investigation of Dr Imran Farooq. It is reported that police took the crucial evidence in custody including the carpets for forensic investigation. According to reports 35 well trained officers of the Scotland Yard took part in the operation on Thursday 24th August 2011”.
It is reported that those MQM-A terrorists arrested in Karachi were actually coming from Colombo Sri Lanka and had connections with the murder of Dr Imran Farooq. The arrests took place as result of tip off from British authorities.
According to reports both Khalid Shamim and another MQM-A terrorists who were arrested in Karachi while arriving from Colombo actually called in to be eliminated in Karachi by their own party MQM-A. They had crucial information related to Dr Imran Farooq’s murder as well as target killing cells in various countries including South Africa. They knew too much about the MQM-A illegal and terrorist activities and needed to be eliminated that is why they were called in Karachi. They are lucky to be alive in the custody of Pakistani authorities than killed by their own death squad
Altaf Hussain’s demand of international intervention as well as invitation to India now and 48 hours ultimatum issued earlier is clear indication that heavily armed MQM-Altaf is looking for an armed conflict with the state institutions. Approximately 6000 people have been killed in Karachi since this democratic government took over in the name ‘reconciliation with the killers and cons’ in February 2008.
MQM-Altaf terrorist and high value asset Ajmal Pharee confessed to the JIT that: “he has received terrorist training in New Delhifrom five Indian Army officers. During this training he was informed about Altaf Hussain’s desire to separate Karachi from Pakistan.” Altaf Hussain has been calling ‘ Pakistan a blunder, asking India to give political asylum to him and his workers and recent wall chalking ‘separate Mohajir Province ’ is part of his designs. He is more than welcome to back to India and may as well do some work and claim his father’s a job at Agra Railway Station on the basis of kinship.
Altaf Hussain is following the Indian policy of ‘keep Karachi bleeding’ in response to the indigenous struggle in Indian occupiedKashmir . Altaf Hussain’s MQM and his mafia have caused more economic and human losses to Pakistan by strikes and terrorist activities than three wars with India and war on terror. If MQM only allowed peace to prevail in Karachi Pakistan would have been far richer in economically and militarily.
The impression that Altaf Hussain a British Citizen long distance leader of MQM is one of many illegitimate children created by Pakistani intelligence agencies can not be disputed under any circumstances? Can we say that those agencies which created him have no control over him anymore?
If any one in GHQ and Pakistani establishment thinks he is a friend of Pakistan than they should update their notes. There is possibility that he might be blackmailing some people in the establishment with his secret recordings. What he probably does not know that how much his recordings are going to crop on the internet soon. This illegitimate child created is now become a ‘Frankenstein Monster’. He told MJ Akbar of Asian Age that, ‘I was not offered commission in the Pakistan Army because I was a Mohajir’. More recently General Musharaf aka YK2 was a Mohajirs and no different than Altaf Hussain in harming Pakistan ’s national interests? They both live in London and cowardly enough can’t or won’t go to Pakistan .
According to a report by Naveed Miraj published in The Frontier Post states: Altaf Hussain’s MQM issued a memo to his workers saying, “If there was war between India and Pakistan , MQM workers will be remain neutral”. Why? The memo was issued during the 2002 tension between India and Pakistan . Though Altaf Hussain is not the only ‘dirty egg’ in the Indian basket but his affiliations and actions are more open and crude. Following the arrest and video confession of MQM-A terrorist Ajmal Pharee strengthened the notion that Altaf Hussian is following separatist agenda.
MQM and Altaf Hussain have close links with the Indian secret agency RAW as well as other players. MQM- Altaf terrorist and Indian agent Ajmal Pharee confessed to the Joint Investigation Team of (ISI, IB, Military Intelligence, CID, Special Branch etc) that, “MQM-Altaf was behind the ‘Asura Bombings of 2009’ in Karachi. He confessed to the team that he and other MQM city workers were ordered to wear black Shia mourning clothes on the day in a meeting called three days before the Ashura bombings. The orders were to burn the shops and businesses in and around Light House as well as kill the people. The shop owners of that area refused to give extortion money to the MQM-Altaf. These burnings caused losses of billions to the poor Pakistanis and shop owners in Karachi ”.
Mustafa Kamal billionaire – poor former mayor of Karachi become abusive when London Post report published on 31st December 2009, was quoted that, ‘MQM was involved in Karachi bombings with black water’, in a live program by famous anchor Talat Hussain. Faces of the looters were visible on CCTVs footages still available on youtube.
This brave son of London “Edgware” sleeps in a multi million pound bunker with 24 hours CCTV cameras security and star trek type control room. He was preaching people of Karachi to sell their valuables and buy weapons and now he has asked them to do house shopping for a month’. Why is he allowed to do these kinds of provocative speeches and live broadcasts from London ? He has harmed Pakistan ’s economy and caused losses worth billions of dollars. Those who allowed him to do the harms are equal partners in his crimes whoever they are.
Ajmal Pharee also confessed murdering hundreds of innocent people as well as receiving training in India by Indian security agencies. In a video statement he said, “I joined MQM in 1988 arrested in 1989 for fire arms offences imprisoned for one year. He was arrested and sentenced for five years again in 2000 for murdering Iqbal Raad, lawyer of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He told the JIT that his handler Nadeem Nusrat is based in MQM – Altaf’s London Secretariat and is inner circle man of Altaf Hussain. Ajmal Pharee told the JIT that, ‘Nadeem Nusrat told him to escape from Pakistan to Singapore in 1996 with Zeshan a MQM worker’. He stayed in the Mustafa Market Hotel on his instructions in Singapore , where he was given Singapore Airline tickets and Indian visas by Jamil aka Jimi who lives in South Africa . They travelled to Delhi, stayed there for 15 days and later received terrorist training for one month in a near by jungle by five Indian army officers. He also met other MQM-Altaf workers Noora of Shah Faiasl Colony, Zafar Tension of Buffer Zone, Raju of Nazim-a-Bad, Shakir Chota of Orangi Town . He received terrorist training of AK-47, RPG, MP-5 LMG, hand grenades. He was transported to India-Pakistan border inserted in from Chawanda area of Shakr Gurh ( Sialkot ) in Pakistan . They later went to Lahore and than Karachi ”, said Ajmal Pharee in his confessions
See attached videos confessions of India trained MQM-A terrorist Ajmal Pharee
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On December 28, 2009, three thousand shops were burnt; one thousand were burnt after looting which caused loss of Rs. 60 billion to Pakistani economy. The question is why is he allowed to do this?
MQM is systematically using violence to pressurize PPPP, which had tried to prop up MQM’s rival Mohajir Qaumi Movement as counter weight in the political scenario but in vain. The weak and compromised PPPP government headed by Asif Zardari is probably now considering ending commissionary system in MQM dominated Karachi and Hyderabad .
Security agencies have informed the government that MQM had instructed it sector level organization to target ethnic Pashtuns in the city and Pashtun businesses are specially being hit, said the sources. According to a communication sent to the federal government inIslamabad on 24th July 2011, MQM- Altaf was stirring ethnic violence in Karachi and had planned to continue bloodbath until its demands are met.
Both political and military leadership have to make a decision either to protect their personal interests’ i.e. foreign bank accounts, properties abroad, green cards or Pakistan ’s national interests before it is too late for both of them.
Altaf Hussain exaggerates things beyond imagination. For example, he claimed his supporters in Karachi increased by 10 million in just two years because he claimed to have 20 million supporters in an interview with Edgware Times in November 1998. But in 2001 MQM claimed to have 30 million supporters when MQM send a fax to Reuters on 22 September 2001. “(MQM leader) Altaf Hussain has offered the unconditional support of over 30 million MQM supporters to the U.S. president and the international community,” its London-based international secretariat said in a statement faxed to Reuters on September 22, 2001”.
Impression is growing fast in Pakistan that British Government has been quite lenient to the activities of Altaf Husasain and harbouring a terrorist who is responsible for the death and destruction of thousands and caused losses to the Pakistani economy. He is a British citizen and living in London tax free and should not be allowed to play with the British values, democracy and freedom.
Probably for that very reason Alistair Burt British Foreign Office Minister telephoned Governor of Sindh province of Pakistan on 3rdAugust 2011. Foreign Office Minister for South Asia, said: “This morning I spoke to the Governor of Sindh Dr. Khan to expressed my concern at the continuing violence and loss of life that Karachi has faced in recent weeks. I encouraged the Governor in his ongoing strong personal engagement to restore law and order. I warned that inflammatory statements from any political party risked making the situation worse and that all political leaders and their parties have a duty to refrain from inciting violence and to reduce tensions and restore calm. I reiterated the view of Her Majesty’s Government that the stability of Karachi is in the interests of all in Pakistan and the wider international community. I said that peace and prosperity in Karachi was necessary to encourage further foreign direct investment which would be vital to Pakistan ’s future economic growth and stability.
“Our Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi , Francis Campbell, has met with representative of all main political parties in Karachi to encourage them to work towards stability in Karachi and the wider region. I have asked my officials to reiterate these points directly with the leadership of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and to discuss our concerns.”
Straggly enough until November 1998 Government of Pakistan was reportedly seeking extradition of Altaf Hussain who was said to be wanted in 50 murders and 150 cases of kidnapping and arson. The question is how come Altaf Hussain got the British Citizenship when HM Government refused UK Citizenship to billionaire Mohammad Al-Fayed on the grounds that he does not have ‘good moral character’ required to be British?
It is time to say enough is enough to this psychopath sitting in London who is suffering from Histrionic Personality Disorder according to a British mental health specialist. Following definition match his personality.
“Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disordercharacterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriately seductive behavior, usually beginning in early adulthood. These individuals are lively, dramatic, vivacious, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. They may be inappropriately sexually provocative, express strong emotions with an impressionistic style, and be easily influenced by others. Associated features may include egocentrism, self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent manipulative behavior to achieve their own needs …. HPD may affect a person’s social or romanticrelationships or their ability to cope with losses or failures.”
As far as dealing with the MQM terrorism is concerned an intelligence lead police operation is enough and there is no need to drag armed force into it. Surely Altaf Hussain wants to drag the army so he could go to UN and ask for peace keeping force in Karachi . He is exporting terrorism to Pakistan by making long provocative speeches from London it is the responsibility of British Government to issue gagging orders against him to save lives.
If Altaf Hussain is brave enough and wishes to do Pakistani politics he may as well go to Pakistan and do whatever he likes. British soil should be allowed to be use for harboring terrorists and exporting of terrorism to Pakistan ?
After a daylong visit President Asif Ali Zardari returned to Karachi from Iran and held meetings with officials on violence in Karachi and deteriorating law and order situation.
He expressed concern over the continuation of violence in the city and directed the Sindh home minister to take effective steps to quell violence.
According to official sources, the president asked the minister, Mr Manzoor Wasan, to take all possible measures to restore peace.
At a meeting at the Bilawal House, the home minister briefed the president on the security situation since the deployment of Rangers to clear the Kati Pahari area of gunmen and to evacuate the families trapped in that area.
Mr Wasan also informed the president about the killing of Amir Shah, President of the PIA Union, who was gunned down in Karachi on Saturday, the ensuing protests and weekend clashes between estranged communities in Mauripur area.
He said that Amir Shah appeared to be a victim of target killing and a report would soon be available to the government and the culprits would be traced.
About the violence on Mauripur Road, the president asked the home minister to resolve the issue by Monday and persuade the communities to bury the hatchet and live together peacefully.
Mr Wasan told reporters that law and order was the prime concern of the president and he had assured him that he would establish the writ of the government in cooperation with all stakeholders.
The home minister said he would try to take on board all the forces but needed some time to deal with the problem.
Mr Wasan said the president stressed the need for capacity building of law-enforcement agencies and assured him that better equipment would be acquired to deal with the menace of terrorism and meet the challenge of law and order.
Sources in the presidency said the president condemned the assassination of Amir Shah and urged workers to show restraint.
He termed the murder as shocking and asked the provincial authorities to use all resources to arrest the assailants. He
conveyed his deep grief and sorrow to the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik gave a new twist to the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi as he said Israel-made weapons had been recovered from trouble-makers in the city.
He told reporters before his departure for Karachi from Islamabad that some external hands were involved in the unrest.
“Weapons are being brought to Karachi from abroad,” he said.
Not only weapons, the minister said, even target killers also were coming from outside. “Steps are being taken to tackle the situation,” he said without elaborating.
He claimed that the law and order situation in Karachi would be brought under control soon despite the fact that incidents of target killings are still being reported from different areas.
“President Zardari has ordered that peace should be restored in Karachi at any cost,” he said.
The minister also indicated that there was a breakthrough in PPP-MQM relations, saying: “The MQM is still with us because the separation is temporary.”
Commenting on the role played by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the minister said the PML-Q chief was continuing his talks with the MQM on behalf of the PPP.
Mr Malik said the PPP-MQM coalition was necessary for peace in Karachi, adding that he hoped the MQM would revise its decision and rejoin the government soon.
“Doors of our party will always remain open. The president has welcomed the statement of Altaf Hussain and tension between PPP and MQM will end soon,” he said.
Responding to a question about PML-N workers who forcibly freed MNA Anjum Aqeel from police custody on Friday, the minister said: “PML-N workers consider Islamabad as Faisalabad and use weapons.”
He said the government would never forgive those who violate laws of the land. “We will make public the inquiry report being prepared on his escape from police custody,” he said.
Replying to a question about Zafar Qureshi, the former Additional Director of Federal Investigation Agency, he said the action taken by the government against him was legal.
Provide information on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Altaf (MQM-A) in Pakistan.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Altaf (MQM-A) has been widely accused of human rights abuses since its founding two decades ago. It claims to represent Mohajirs— Urdu-speaking Muslims who fled to Pakistan from India after the 1947 partition of the subcontinent, and their descendants.
In the mid-1990s, the MQM-A was heavily involved in the widespread political violence that wracked Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, particularly Karachi, the port city that is the country’s commercial capital. MQM-A militants fought government forces, breakaway MQM factions, and militants from other ethnic-based movements. In the mid-1990s, the U.S. State Department, Amnesty International, and others accused the MQM-A and a rival faction of summary killings, torture, and other abuses (see, e.g., AI 1 Feb 1996; U.S. DOS Feb 1996). The MQM-A routinely denied involvement in violence.
The current MQM-A is the successor to a group called the Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) that was founded by Altaf Hussein in 1984 as a student movement to defend the rights of Mohajirs, who by some estimates make up 60 percent of Karachi’s population of twelve million. At the time, Mohajirs were advancing in business, the professions, and the bureaucracy, but many resented the quotas that helped ethnic Sindhis win university slots and civil service jobs. Known in English as the National Movement for Refugees, the MQM soon turned to extortion and other types of racketeering to raise cash. Using both violence and efficient organizing, the MQM became the dominant political party in Karachi and Hyderabad, another major city in Sindh. Just three years after its founding, the MQM came to power in these and other Sindh cities in local elections in 1987 (AI 1 Feb 1996; U.S. DOS Feb 1997, Feb 1999; HRW Dec 1997).
The following year, the MQM joined a coalition government at the national level headed by Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which took power in elections following the death of military leader General Zia ul-Haq. This marked the first of several times in the 1980s and 1990s that the MQM joined coalition governments in Islamabad or in Sindh province. Meanwhile, violence between the MQM and Sindhi groups routinely broke out in Karachi and other Sindh cities (AI 1 Feb 1996; Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).
In 1992, a breakway MQM faction, led by Afaq Ahmed and Aamir Khan, launched the MQM Haqiqi (MQM-H), literally the “real” MQM. Many Pakistani observers alleged that the MQM-H was supported by the government of Pakistan to weaken the main MQM led by Altaf Hussein, which became known as the MQM-A (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003). Several smaller MQM factions also emerged, although most of the subsequent intra-group violence involved the MQM-A and the MQM-H (AI 1 Feb 1996; U.S. DOS Feb 1999; Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).
Political violence in Sindh intensified in 1993 and 1994 (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003). In 1994, fighting among MQM factions and between the MQM and Sindhi nationalist groups brought almost daily killings in Karachi (U.S. DOS Feb 1995). By July 1995, the rate of political killings in the port city reached an average of ten per day, and by the end of that year more than 1,800 had been killed (U.S. DOS Feb 1996).
The violence in Karachi and other cities began abating in 1996 as soldiers and police intensified their crackdowns on the MQM-A and other groups (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003). Pakistani forces resorted to staged “encounter killings” in which they would shoot MQM activists and then allege that the killings took place during encounters with militants (U.S. DOS Feb 1996). Following a crackdown in 1997, the MQM-A adopted its present name, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or United National Movement, which also has the initials MQM (HRW Dec 1997).
MQM-A leader Hussein fled in 1992 to Britain, where he received asylum in 1999 (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003). The MQM-A is not on the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations (U.S. DOS 23 May 2003).
While the multifaceted nature of the violence in Sindh province in the 1980s and 1990s at times made it difficult to pinpoint specific abuses by the MQM-A, the group routinely was implicated in rights abuses. In 1992 after the Sindh government called in the army to crack down on armed groups in the province, facilities were discovered that allegedly were used by the MQM-A to torture and at times kill dissident members and activists from rival groups. In 1996, Amnesty International said that the PPP and other parties were reporting that some of their activists had been tortured and killed by the MQM-A (AI 1 Feb 1996).
The MQM-A and other factions also have been accused of trying to intimidate journalists. In one of the most flagrant cases, in 1990 MQM leader Hussein publicly threatened the editor of the monthly NEWSLINE magazine after he published an article on the MQM’s alleged use of torture against dissident members (U.S. DOS Feb 1991). The following year, a prominent journalist, Zafar Abbas, was severely beaten in Karachi in an attack that was widely blamed on MQM leaders angered over articles by Abbas describing the party’s factionalization. The same year, MQM activists assaulted scores of vendors selling DAWN, Pakistan’s largest English-language newspaper, and other periodicals owned by Herald Publications (U.S. DOS Feb 1992).
The MQM-A has also frequently called strikes in Karachi and other cities in Sindh province and used killings and other violence to keep shops closed and people off the streets. During strikes, MQM-A activists have ransacked businesses that remained open and attacked motorists and pedestrians who ventured outside (U.S. DOS Feb 1996; Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).
The MQM-A allegedly raises funds through extortion, narcotics smuggling, and other criminal activities. In addition, Mohajirs in Pakistan and overseas provide funds to the MQM-A through charitable foundations (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).
Since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States, the MQM-A has been increasingly critical of Islamic militant groups in Pakistan. The MQM-A, which generally has not targeted Western interests, says that it supports the global campaign against terrorism (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the RIC within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.