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Chairman of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan.—File Photo
Chairman of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan.—File Photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has urged the British High Commissioner Adam Thompson to take notice of comments made by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, DawnNews reported.

The British High Commissioner had arrived at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital to visit the PTI chief, who is recovering from an injury suffered during his election campaign.

Imran Khan reportedly told Thompson that Altaf Hussain's statements were against British law and that action should be taken against it.

He also told the British High Commissioner that the UK government should issue a warning to the MQM chief.

The London Metropolitan police has already launched an investigation against MQM chief Altaf Hussain after complaints by hundreds of British and Pakistani citizens.

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ram May 17, 2013 11:52pm

dont open Pandoras box

There is Shariat court too

El Cid May 19, 2013 08:45am
A British citizen threatens him, his workers, and his pary. A British leader is visiting him at his bed side...and you think Imran Khan is the one internationalizing it?
Kalimullah May 19, 2013 10:14am
PTI will win Karachi seat as per the setup.
AK May 18, 2013 08:24am
What's internal about it. A British citizen is threatening to break Pakistan. This makes it an international issue!
Ash Mirza (USA) May 19, 2013 04:46am
Zahra....I agree 100% .. I never understood why even educated people listen to AH hate speech. If AH love Pakistan.!!!! then why he he is in United Kingdom????? Sincerely, Ash Mirza (USA)
Syed Imam May 19, 2013 07:33am
While IK is going after Altaf Hussain calling him a murderer and asking the UK government to open cases against him, but he is making a call to sit down with a murderer and criminal organization of Taliban to discuss peace in KP. Double standard.
Naved May 18, 2013 08:46am
Since PTI has lost the election, now they don't need MQM for any possible political alliance to form govt. so they have taken an aggressive stance on this matter. Now PTI wants to cash anti MQM sentiments in some quarter of the society by making an issue out of Altaf Hussain's statement. Although that statement was not a clear cut demand of detaching Karachi from Pakistan. It was a political statement, just to safe guard the mandate of Karachi. PTI is just doing politics on this matter.
Yasir May 18, 2013 06:42am
In another news: "No enmity with the Taliban, says PTI CM-designate
ZF May 18, 2013 07:31am
Yes they should...they also take notice of excluding women from electoral process..
Zahrah May 18, 2013 12:23pm
How is this an internal issue? AH is a British national, broadcasting his political and hate speeches from Britain .. that makes it 100% an international issue!
Zahrah May 18, 2013 12:29pm
MQM must be banned .. if Bhutto could ban National Awami Party, someone should show the courage to take it MQM too!
Ali May 18, 2013 11:23am
Altaf must be punished for sedition charges.
Fida Sayani May 18, 2013 02:14am
Altaf Hussain should be deported to Pakistan by the British Government on the basis that his speeches are inflammatory and create division betwen the Pakistani masses.
El Cid May 17, 2013 11:59pm
The Great Khan demonstrates his international status for the natives to see for themselves. You have seen nothing yet. Loss for Islamabad.
Afsar Ali Abbasi May 17, 2013 11:57pm
i have question why not pakistani govt take action against Altaf hussain for the statment of teen talwaar people ko kill if he order to his supporters its open threat , due to this threat govt can warn if any PTI dharna or supporter get some loss he would be responsible, as bhutto threat only one people and he was hanged
Peace May 17, 2013 11:47pm
I called London police to find more information about this case. They won't give much information but the person who took my call told me that the case has been very serious and an investigation is going on and they will take an action based on investigation. I also listened to Mr. Altaf's speech on Youtube, I was shocked to hear the clear threats emanating specially against demonstrator at 3 Talwars. Knowing British law I know he is in serious hot water. It is shame that Pakistan is not able to take an action against a foreigner who is threatening its citizen.
ram May 17, 2013 10:44pm
why not urge God instead of a foreigner who may bargain Suggest HIM return ticket
El Cid May 19, 2013 11:20am
That return 'Ticket' is reserved for all. It is waiting for when their flight is scheduled. Even for those who believe not yet ridicule on the sly.
Babar Khan May 17, 2013 08:37pm
The MQM is more threatening than the Taliban to Imran Khan. Amazing! If Imran had come out clearly and forcefully against the Taliban who have mordered tens of thousands of Pakistanis, I could accept his comments on the MQM. Instead, PTI is full of brotherly love for the Taliban and seems to be more threatened by th MQM leaders statement of implied threats. I guess implied threats from the MQM trumps real murders by the Taliban brothers. Its mind boggling that this comes from one of the more allegedly pricipled politicians.
aziahmed63 May 17, 2013 06:44pm
It seems the British themselves are supporting and protecting Altaf hussain....
Imtiaz May 17, 2013 07:42pm
Altaf Hussain should not be given asylum in Britain. He should be made to return to Pakistan and made accountable for all the mayhem he has created here.
Ali May 17, 2013 07:43pm
If it were some poor guy, he would have been in jail by now and here they are launching investigations. it is all over on the news and videos. Please - do not make yourself look bad for this one person.
AK May 17, 2013 05:35pm
So do not push anyone to wall........ Also what about the " we will beat shair with the bat"?
Agha Ata (USA) May 17, 2013 05:29pm
Altaf Husain should retire from politics. He loves to shock his listeners. If this freedom is taken away form him, he would prefer to retire himself.
harsh May 17, 2013 08:17pm
what wrong he is just supporter of two nation theory,,seprate karachi from pak
Raja May 18, 2013 01:54pm
Why Zardari did not make any statement against Altaf? he is still the President, this is his responsibility. No wonder he and his party have been thrown out, they are both losers anyway.
Amir May 17, 2013 04:09pm
IK has always showed candidness when expressing his opinions. I have yet to see any condemnation from the PML-N leaders.
Nasr May 17, 2013 05:55pm
His name Altaf Hussain worth a lot. It means "Kindness of Hussain" but in his actions and words he is very low.
marc May 17, 2013 07:21pm
should bring altaf back for his crime.. sittin outside and saying he is man...
Zack May 17, 2013 06:58pm
Good job Imran.
Baikhof May 17, 2013 06:07pm
Bhai durta warta nahi.
Citizen May 17, 2013 06:24pm
Imran Khan should not be internationalizing internal issues. With every passing day, the veneer of a Brave New World warrior is peeling away.
raj kumar May 17, 2013 03:52pm
This is good statement , We request media lobby should take action against him.