MQM-P disassociates from cases against Altaf Hussain in London

Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: The Muttahida Quami Movement – Pakistan on Tuesday disassociated itself from pursuing cases against founder Altaf Hussain in London and barred its legal team from further representing the cases.
The MQM Pakistan after detailed consultation decided to disassociate itself from cases against the MQM founder in London.
The MQM founder still faces several cases in London, including the murder of Dr. Imran Farooq who was killed in London in 2010.
In this regard several lawyers pursuing the cases were in constant contact with the Dr. Farooq Sattar-led MQM in Karachi.
However, MQM Pakistan has now contacted the lawyer’s firm in London and stopped it from pursuing the cases further on their behalf stating that its has no connection with him.
The MQM has requested the lawyer’s firm to refund the fees amounting to several hundred thousands pounds, which had been submitted to fight the cases in British courts.
The MQM Pakistan has already disassociated itself from the MQM founder after his controversial statements on August 22, and altered its constitution to scrap discretionary powers given to him
It has repeatedly denied that it is in any contact with him, and has claimed to the sole and legitimate party. Dr. Farooq Sattar was subsequently appointed the convener of the party.
Another faction called the MQM London had emerged causing further splits in the party.

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