ISLAMABAD - Legal experts of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have increased their homework to challenge the allegations of having links with Indian spy agency, RAW, if a case is registered against the party on the basis of BBC report.

MQM, the third largest opposition party, is currently working on money laundering and Dr. Imran Farooq murder cases setting aside other matters, sources in MQM have shared this with this scribe.

“Although Muttahida is currently facing much hardship due to the ongoing Karachi operation but its all focus is on these two cases,” said an MQM leader while criticizing that the Karachi operation is against MQM workers as everyday their party members are being arrested from different areas of the port city.

However, the party is still not giving any particular date to challenge the allegation but dropping different hints to file the case in both Pakistan and UK.

The source said that the party members are in regular contact with their chief Altaf Hussain in this regard. “MQM’s legal pundits are looking into the matter but still have not reached consensus to challenge the BBC report, which levelled the allegations of disloyalty with the state,” said a party member.

Talking to The Nation, MQM’s lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi said legal experts are examining the matter thoroughly. “Still, it has not been decided to register a case. If a case is registered on the basis of the report, it it will be challenged,” he said adding that MQM is confident to deal with this case.

When contacted, MQM parliamentary leader Abdul Godil termed it mere a victimization of MQM and nothing else. “Party’s legal experts are working on these matters. Soon, MQM will successfully get rid of all these allegations...These types of allegations are not new for party as we have already faced these challenges in past,” he said, avoiding to share much details and progress about these cases.

It may be mentioned here that over 70 cases have also been registered against Altaf Hussain for using derogatory language against armed forces security agencies of the country.

“Nobody raises voice when Asif Ali Zardari speaks against army officials. I don’t know from where these patriots have emerged all of a sudden and started registering FIRs,” he said.