MQM again alleged to be funded and get its men trained from India, and this may cause serious problems for the party as Imran Farooq murder case is also under process.
One of the biggest political parties of Pakistan is again under discussion as yesterday an international media organization BBC published a story about MQM alleging of getting aid from Indi; which the party refused.
After this story whole Pakistani media got alert and start airing the criticism and comments about this story.
MQM’s senior leaders denied the allegations and termed the news story as fake. Next day Pakistan Tehreek I Insaf chairman Imran Khan said in a press conference that if this story is fake then MQM should sue BBC for defamation. While Shah Mehmood Qureshi of PTI said that government’s silence on this story is unbearable.
Qureshi said, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) had recently invited the MQM to join the Sindh government. He asked if the PPP's invitation still stands after the allegations levelled by the BBC.
Later on Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the Interior Ministry to thoroughly investigate the claims made in the BBC report pertaining to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) receiving funding from India, and sought an early report in this regard.
Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi met the premier at the Prime Minister House today.While in a press conference interior minister Chahdary Nisar said that the BBC story is not a valid source, but we will seek assistance from British authorities in this regard.
However, Nisar went on to say that these allegations should not be used to malign MQM as a political party. “There are plenty of respectable senior politicians and patriotic individuals in MQM who have done a lot for Pakistan. I request all of you not to link these allegations to MQM’s voters or supporters,” said the interior minister.
on the other hand, in an interview with one of the Pakistan media, British Journalist Owen Bannett Jones on Thursday said he stood by his BBC report that claimed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was receiving Indian funding.
The story became new and hottest trend on social media and people seek answers from Muttahida Qaumi Movement in a from way which is beyond just statements.
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