08:15 GMT26 February 2021
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    Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged UK government on Monday to bring charges against the self-exiled leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) after TV channel attack in Pakistan.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The RSF also notes that the Pakistani government reacted rapidly by dispersing and arresting the activists, and called for a full media protection.

    "In the wake of an attack by armed members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on a TV channel’s offices in Karachi four days ago, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the British authorities to bring charges against the MQM’s London-based leader Altaf Hussain, who openly urged his followers to carry out the attack," the RSF said in a press release.

    The MQM is a secular political party, representing the Urdu-Speaking Muslims, also called the Mohajir community, who migrated from India to Pakistan in 1947.

    The movement was founded by Altar Hussain, coming from a mujahir family, who obtained the UK citizenship after fleeing his home country more than 20 years ago. The MQM have reportedly received allegations of criminal activities and violence.

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Pakistan
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