London police ask for names of three to visit Altaf

KARACHI: London police has asked for names of three people for meeting with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.

The names can be of people who are either related to Hussain or are his friends.

The development came hours after MQM leader Wasay Jalil said that although the London police wanted to question Hussain in relation to money laundering, he had been moved to a hospital on account of ill health.

Doctors will carry out a number of tests on Hussain, Jalil said adding that after those, the police was likely to decide on how to proceed.

Jalil further said that the MQM was in cooperation with the British police over its investigations in matters relating to alleged money laundering and the murder of Imran Farooq.

Hussain’s residence was sealed after the search of his London home was concluded by the British police.

The search was carried out by 40 personnel of the police, including members of the forensic team.

DawnNews quoted London police as saying that six personnel of the police were still present at Hussain’s residence.

Police moreover said that the residence will be handed over to the MQM chief after he gets bail.

PM assures Governor Sindh of cooperation

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan spoke to Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad on telephone today and inquired after the health of the MQM chief.

The two assured Ebad of the federal government’s full cooperation on the matter relating to Hussain’s arrest and his ill health.

The premier said Hussain was a Pakistani citizen, adding that the government would do everything in its power to safeguard the MQM chief’s ineterests.