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Nisar rebuffs giving any dossier against Altaf Hussain to UK envoy

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has rebuffed the reports regarding handing over any dossier against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, Altaf Hussain to UK envoy.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Chuahdry Nisar said that he only talked about the threats given by Altaf Hussain to Rangers and his threatening speeches with the British ambassador.

The Interior Minister said that he asked British ambassador about UK laws whether it allow any person to deliver speeches containing hatred contents from their soil in Pakistan.

Responding a question about rumours regarding death of top TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah, he said there is no confirmation about death of Fazlullah.

Nisar said that death row convict Saulat Mirza was to be executed on March 19 but the Interior Ministry sent proposal to Prime Minister and President to postpone his hanging for 72 hours following request from the Balochistan government.

Mentioning about the execution issue of Shafqat Hussain, the Interior Minister said postponing Hussain’s hanging had no pressure involved. He rejected media reports that Hussain’s execution was postponed following international pressure.

Nisar emphasized the need and the desire of the government to provide justice to the aggrieved party in the case, and said Hussain’s hanging had been delayed so that investigations into the matter of his age could be undertaken. He said government delayed the hanging until the issue of his age was resolved.

Earlier, he said UK government wrote to him last year, informing that a murder convict was brought to Pakistan under a pact.

He added that after probe it was revealed that four prisoners were transferred to Pakistan and later set free in 2011. “All of the four convicts were subsequently arrested, sent to jail and now facing fraud charges. Two of them who escaped the country have now been arrested. One is in Dubai and the other in Ecuador, said the minister.

The government is also in contact with the respective countries to bring convicts here and punish them, he added.


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