KARACHI: Parliamentarians from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has written a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron calling for enhanced security for the party chief Altaf Hussain who has been living in London for the last 20 years, Samaa reported Wednesday.
The letter came two days after the party claimed that Taliban militants have been demanding extortion money from at least 11 key MQM members in Karachi.
MQM’s Farooq Sattar revealed on Monday that the party leaders received threatening letters through which the militants asked MQM lawmakers to pay up extortion money or face dire consequences.
MQM leadership claimed to have received the threats in Karachi as well as London where Altaf
Hussain, who is a vocal critic of Taliban militants, has been living in self-imposed exile for the past two decades.
In the letter to Britain PM, Interior Minister and high officials, the party has demanded that extra measures be taken for Altaf Hussain’s security in London.
“Altaf Hussain has always raised his voice against religious extremism and Talibanization; therefore, extremist elements are bent upon causing harm to him for his liberal and moderate thoughts. This is a matter of concern for thousands of his supporters across the world,” the letter said.