MQM chief booked for controversial speech against women

Karachi : Pakistan Police has registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, a London-based leader for giving a speech that was described as an insult to the modesty of women.

MQM chief had been filmed giving the controversial speech to workers in Karachi via phone from London, according to police.

The Sachal police registered the case on the complaint of Nasreen Asghar who said that on Friday night she listened to a recent speech of Hussain, in which he publicly spoke about the ‘reproduction process of human beings and private relations of married couples’ that made ‘families feeling ashamed’.

Nasreen claimed that the words uttered in the speech were ‘awkward’.

SHO Rana Haseeb Ahmed told that the FIR (107/2016) had been registered under Sections 509 (insulting modesty or causing sexual harassment) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and under the Telegraph Act, reports Dawn.

Rana said that besides Hussain, MQM leaders Amir Khan, Dr Farooq Sattar and Khawaja Izharul Hasan had also been nominated in the FIR.

The MQM, which is run by Hussain from London, is the main political party in Karachi, a city of 20 million. (ANI)