Pak Court Awards MQM Chief 81-Year Jail Term


Karachi: Altaf Hussain, the chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has been awarded a jail term of 81 years by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) for his involvement in anti-national activities.

Along with the sentence the court also imposed a fine of Rs.2.4 million on Hussain.

ATC Judge Raja Shahbaz Khan also directed the Sindh Inspector General of Police to produce self-exiled Hussain the court, The Express Tribune reports.

Hussain, who is living in Londo, faced nation-wide criticism for accusing Pakistani Rangers personnel of treating the people of Karachi in the same way as Indian troops were allegedly treating Kashmiris.

He later pleaded with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the United Nations (UN) to send peacekeeping troops to Karachi to neutralise the Pakistani Rangers.

Lawmakers in Pakistan have passed resolutions condemning Hussain for his remark.

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