MQM denies BBC report over India funding


KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Wasay Jalil on Wednesday denied the latest report of BBC against MQM, NewsONE reported.


Jalil heavily criticized the report of BBC terming it another table story.

Jalil added that MQM has seen such confessions since 1992 and this report is nothing new for them.

A BBC report aired on Wednesday claimed that MQM leaders have told the UK authorities they received Indian government funds.

UK authorities investigating the MQM for alleged money laundering also found a list of weapons in an MQM property.

The report said that a Pakistani official has told the BBC that India has trained hundreds of MQM militants over the last 10 years.

The Indian authorities described the claims as “completely baseless”.

With 24 members in the National Assembly, the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has long been a dominant force in the politics of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi.

British authorities held formal recorded interviews with senior MQM officials who told them the party was receiving Indian funding, the BBC was told.