Mustafa Kamal demands ban on MQM over RAW links


Former mayor of Karachi and Pak Sar Zameen Party (PSP) leader Mustafa Kamal demanded on Thursday that the government should ban the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for allegedly having links with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Speaking at a press conference, he said Britain’s former deputy head of Mission in Karachi, Shaharyar Khan Niazi, has also claimed that MQM Chief Altaf Hussain had links with the Indian spy agency – RAW.

Niazi had claimed that Altaf Hussain had himself told the British government that he worked for the RAW, Kamal quoted him as having said.

Shaharyar Khan Niazi worked for the British High Commission in Karachi for over a decade but importantly he remained at the heart of the policymaking as far Britain’s dealing with the MQM was concerned during the most crucial period – from 2010 until 2013 – after he was promoted to the position of deputy head of Mission.

In his first ever exclusive interview for a private TV channel last week after quitting his post in the middle of 2013, Shahryar Khan Niazi revealed that Altaf Hussain confessed to his links with RAW during a high-profile diplomatic meeting in late 2011/early 2012. Niazi claimed that the British government and Scotland Yard had evidence that a written agreement existed between the MQM and the Indian premier spy agency RAW.

“It’s about time that the state should adopt a clear stance (on the issue)… the government of Pakistan should ban such parties if it has evidences,” he added.

The PSP leader further said that the government should either take a stand on it or come forward and term it all lies. He said the state institutions must take a solid stance on the matter. Referring to MQM stalwart Dr Farooq Sattar, Kamal said he (Sattar) should listen to the tone of his party chief instead of blaming the PSP leaders for using foul language. “Respecting others and getting respected is someone’s own choice. Do not make the mistake by taking us lightly,” he said.

The former Karachi mayor said that ‘Farooq bhai’ knew everything but could not be fully blamed as being an innocent man he was only doing his job.


  1. Mustafa Kamal was a renowned leader of MQM, I am in dilemma why he did not spoke earlier when he knew the foul play occurring.

    • A valid question Fiyaz. But you know sometimes, the Zamir of a person wakes-up. Allah jab chahta hai Hidayat de deta hai. Let things go their way. All will be fine Insh allah. Der ayyad, durast ayad.

  2. Not defending the biggest terrorist political party of Pakistan who has received funds from a foreign Intelligence Agency but sucking the blood of millions of people and siphone their money out of the country illegally and in trillions, is a bigger crime.

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