ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has written a letter to the British government over a BBC report that claimed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was receiving Indian funding.

Earlier, a senior official of the Interior Ministry had said that the ministries of law and justice, and foreign affairs were helping with the content of the letter.

The letter that was written by the Foreign Office with the approval of Pakistan’s Interior Ministry sought details of alleged confessions made by some MQM leaders about Indian funding.

The letter noted that BBC’s revelations were a cause of great concern for Pakistan. On Thursday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has invited UK High Commissioner to discuss the BBC report.

“The high commissioner has recommended that I write an official letter from the government of Pakistan to the British government, requesting access to details relating to the disclosures made in the BBC report,” said Nisar at the time.

MQM also writes to BBC

On the other hand, MQM’s legal team has prepared a strong rebuttal in response to BBC’s report and is all set to dispatch a letter to its
headquarter by today or tomorrow, a party leader told The Express

The letter seeks an unconditional apology, asking the BBC administration to pay damages. However, if it fails to do so, it must air the apology publicly, she added.


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