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Scotland Yard has made my life hell: Altaf Hussain

14 December, 2013

LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain said on Friday that the Scotland Yard has made life difficult for him, but he is prepared to face any situation that may arise.

"The British government can either seize my passport or kill me," he alleged at the launch of his book Falsafa-e-Mohabbat in Lahore. Speaking via telephone, the MQM chief said that he has never bowed down in front of the establishment, and would never bow down or surrender, even if they take his life.

Altaf said that the prime suspect in the Mehran-gate scandal, General Aslam Beg, was still alive. "General Hamid Gul is alive, Brigadier Imtiaz is alive, Aslam Beg is alive. You can ask any of them whether they sent briefcases full of money or not. And also ask them if Altaf Hussain accepted this money or refused it."

Altaf claimed that not accepting the money was his crime. "I swear there is no politician other than me who rejected the money. This is my crime." He added that he did not take money from army, agencies and that he was ready to give his life for Pakistan, "but do not say I did so for money.

Altaf Hussain is not one who takes money to love his country". Recounting his nine-month detention, Altaf said that he was punished for a crime that he did not commit. "I spent nine months in prison for a crime I did not commit and blamed for climbing a pole in front of Quaid-e-Azam's mausoleum and unfurling a black flag above the Pakistan flag."

"I don't know how to climb a pole. If you say I climbed via a ladder, the question here was of climbing with hands and feet. Nor do I know of any flag. We were standing outside the mausoleum fence."

At this point, the MQM chief exclaimed that the "Lahore's public should know today that I am not the product of the establishment."

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