ISLAMABAD – It seems as if Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lead federal government has decided to go to any for providing relief to troubled MQM supremo in London as on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s directives UK allowed access to Altaf Hussain but only after Pakistani authorities issued him identity card and passport.
Federal Minster of Information, Perzaiz Rashid, maintained in an off-camera talk with some media personnel on Thursday that National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistani (NICOP) and Pakistani Passport have been issued to Altaf Hussain.
Earlier, correspondent reports from London revealed that Pakistani High Commission have been granted permission to meet Altaf Hussain in hospital. Correspondent also maintained that Pakistani officials have already arrived in hospital to meet Mutahidda supremo.
It was believed that UK authorities granted permission on the direct intervention of Nawaz Sharif. However, keeping UK’s police apolitical integrity it was hard to digest. Thus a more reliable speculation in London is that Pakistani High Commission released NICOP and Pakistani Passport to Altaf Hussain for gaining the permission.