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UK police team in Pakistan to investigate MQM founder

It will record witnesses’ statements on Monday

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April 7, 2019


Met police investigating death threats issued to Sadiq Khan

LONDON: Metropolitan Police stated on Wednesday that it was investigating death threats issued to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. London mayor Sadiq Khan had claimed a day earlier that he had received death threats on Twitter. Khan, a British-Pakistani Muslim, had revealed that the tweets had targeted his race and religion. During his talk at South…

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March 14, 2018


Two men on mopeds carried out five acid attacks across London in less than 90 minutes: police

NEWS DESK: Two men on mopeds carried out five acid attacks during a spree across London, which lasted less than 90 minutes, police said. According to The Independent, the Metropolitan Police said one victim had been left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after being doused Thursday night in the east of the capital. The assaults appeared to…

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July 14, 2017


UK police detain man with knives on terror charge near PM May’s office

LONDON: British police said on Thursday a man carrying knives had been arrested on Whitehall, the street home to numerous government ministries in central London, and was being detained under anti-terrorism laws. “A man has been arrested in Whitehall this afternoon, at approximately 14:22, following a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation,”…

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April 27, 2017


British police identify parliament attacker as Khalid Masood

LONDON: The man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman in an assault on the heart of British democracy was 52-year-old Khalid Masood, who was born in Kent in southeast England, police said on Thursday. London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement that Masood was known by “a number of aliases” and had been…

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March 23, 2017


UK drops money laundering charges against MQM founder Altaf Hussain

LONDON: Scotland Yard Thursday confirmed that police dropped money laundering charges involving Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, Muhammad Anwar, Sarfraz Merchant and others. According to Scotland Yard, the charges were dropped on the recommendation of Crown Prosecution Service over “insufficient evidences”. The case weakened as Pakistani interior ministry failed to assist in the…

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October 13, 2016


British government hands reference against Altaf Hussain to Metropolitan Police

LONDON: British government has forwarded to Metropolitan Police the reference sent by Pakistani government against Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain after he delivered an “anti-Pakistan speech” that led to violent protest in Karachi. The reference against Altaf was sent by interior ministry. British home ministry’s official condemned the events that occurred on August…

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September 10, 2016


Police Scotland approves hijab as official uniform to ‘encourage Muslim women’ to join force

Police Scotland has given approval to hijab as its official uniform in a bid to ‘encourage Muslim women’ to join the force. According to the Independent, The force said they hope the move will “encourage women from Muslim communities, who may previously not have seen policing as a career option, to reconsider”. In the past, Muslim police…

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August 25, 2016


MQM leader Mohammad Anwar’s bail extended

LONDON: Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, Mohammed Anwar’s, bail in a money-laundering case was extended on the ‘same terms’ until a date in February 2016, Samaa reported Wednesday. Earlier, Anwar appeared before the Metropolitan Police investigators at a Central London police station, where he was questioned for hours. Anwar was bailed to return to…

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October 7, 2015


Altaf to appear before Scotland Yard today

LONDON: Altaf Hussain, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, will appear before Scotland Yard in connection with an ongoing investigation into alleged money laundering on Monday. The Scotland Yard had reportedly recovered around 6 lac pounds from MQM’s London secretariat and Altaf Hussain’s residence in a raid during investigation in Imran Farooq murder case. The Scotland…

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October 5, 2015


Altaf Hussain summoned as UK starts money laundering trial

LONDON: The proceedings of a highly anticipated money laundering case kicked off here in London with a magistrate issuing summons for Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) boss Altaf Hussain along with other suspects, Samaa reported. Hussain, was arrested in April on suspicion of money laundering by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) as thousands of people in his…

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August 26, 2015


New MQM paper surfaces verified by Karachi trader

KARACHI: One of the suspects in money laundering case against Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leaders confessed that a statement attributed to him on the letterhead of London’s Metropolitan Police is genuine. Sarfaraz Merchant, an MQM sympathizer contacted SAMAA TV and laid bare the fact that he did not leak the paper regarding pre-interview briefing. Merchant revealed,…

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June 30, 2015


Decision on Altaf's bail or indictment likely today

LONDON: Metropolitan Police, who are interrogating Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain in a money laundering case, Tuesday hoped they might indict the political leader today, Samaa reported. Earlier, officers escorted Hussain to the police station after the expiration of his bail. Hussain was arrested in June last year on suspicion of concealing the…

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April 14, 2015