Web Desk (24 News) — International police organization Interpol has refused to issue red warrants for self-exiled Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain on Friday.
According to sources, Interpol has refused to issue red warrants and comply with the request of Pakistani government to extradite Altaf Hussain. The MQM leader has been living in self-exile in England for the past 2 decades and is now a citizen of the United Kingdom.
Interpol has cited the case to be of ‘political nature’ and has said that it does not intervene in religious and political matters of a country.
It is pertinent to mention that Altaf Hussain is residing in London since 1991 when fled before Karachi operation. He applied for political asylum in Britain.
Hussain has been criticized for his controversial statements during telephonic speeches although on number of occasions he apologized later.
He was also interrogated in money laundering case in London last year but got the bail.