UK gives Pakistan access to Altaf Hussain

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LONDON: The British government has allowed the Pakistani High Commission in London access to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.

Imran Mirza, the Pakistani high commissioner to the UK, is on his way to meet Hussain at the hospital where the latter was admitted for treatment.

Earlier, Hussain was issued the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (Nicop) as well as a Pakistani passport, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid told reporters in Islamabad.

Also previously, had quoted British officials as saying that Pakistani government representatives would not be given access to Hussain as he was a British citizen.

Meanwhile, the procedure for Hussain’s angiography was under way at a hospital in London.

The Scotland Yard had also said that Hussain was being treated at a hospital under police custody.

Moreover, police had concluded the search of Hussain’s house which had been going on since Tuesday 5:30 am.

The MQM Rabita Committee had said on June 3 that Hussain had been taken by the police for questioning and was later moved to a local hospital.