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British police investigating Altaf Hussain speech

ISLAMABAD, May 15 (KUNA) -- British High Commissioner (HC), Adam Thomson on Wednesday said that United Kingdom (UK) police has received countless complaints against Muatahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Husaain's statement about detaching Karachi from Pakistan.
MQM chief, Altaf Hussain, gave a statement about detaching southern Pakistani city Karachi from Pakistan. He gave these remarks when political parties alleged that MQM was involved in rigging on May 11 polls in Karachi city. Considering these remarks hurting, a large number of overseas Pakistanis filed complaints against Altaf Hussain who has taken political asylum in UK.
In a statement, the British HC said Pakistan should take serious notice of Altaf Hussain's statement. Strict laws are followed in Britain against hate speech and spreading violence, adding the UK police is currently investigating Altaf's speech, Thomson further added. British HC also said that London police is independent to investigating the complaints and is under no pressure from the UK government.
He added that if anyone is found guilty, the accused could face imprisonment. Commenting on the extradition of Altaf, the British HC said that Altaf's extradition was possible but there were legal complications associated with the process. (end) sbk.mt KUNA 152008 May 13NNNN