ISLAMABAD:(APS) Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Monday lashed out at Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain for his “derogatory speech from a day ago,” saying that no country will allow an expatriate to pass provocative remarks against its security forces and integrity.
Nisar said the government of Pakistan will contact British authorities in this regard.
According to a statement issued by the federal interior ministry on Monday, Nisar said Altaf’s speeches “incite hate and and provoke violence,” and labeled his remarks “unacceptable” and “intolerable.”
“No country can tolerate a person, especially if he is based outside the country, passing derogatory remarks against the state and its security forces,” maintained Nisar.
Nisar said British authorities’ investigation into “Altaf’s illegal activities” had made him resort to “baseless allegations whereby he was spitting venom against the security agencies of the country.”
“Altaf is himself responsible for all that is happening to him, not the army or Rangers,” said the federal minister.
“The language used by Altaf in relation to the 1971 war is identical to India’s rhetoric.”
The interior minister said the Urdu-speaking community was educated and well behaved, and Altaf’s language was not a true representation of the community; “it is in fact causing them disrespect,” said Nisar.