Pakistan: Regime charges exiled political leader with treason

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August 23, 2016
Channel News Asia [Singapore]    
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"Pakistani police charged the exiled leader of an influential political party with treason and inciting terrorism Tuesday (Aug 23), accusing him of provoking violence at a protest a day earlier in Karachi. Altaf Hussain, leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) which rules Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, was accused with a dozen other party leaders of raising anti-Pakistan slogans at the demonstration Monday. MQM activists clashed with police and ransacked a private television station in the southern port city leaving at least one man dead and seven others injured. The violence erupted soon after Hussain gave a telephone address to supporters from London in which he castigated the media for not giving due coverage of his workers." (08/23/16)  

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