ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that allegations against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the BBC report about funding of the party by India are very serious and the federal government should not stay mum on it.

 “We ask the government, what have you done? The people of Pakistan want to know what the reality is,” Qureshi said while talking to journalists in Islamabad.

The BBC, citing an "authoritative Pakistani source", said members of Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party, which has its power base in the southern city of Karachi, had received funding and military training at camps in northern and north-eastern India over the past 10 years.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi asked a question from the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leadership that recently invited MQM to join the Sindh government on whether their offer was still valid after these serious allegations.

"Will the MQM filed a defamation suit against BBC News they claim these allegations are baseless," he asked.

He said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi openly admitted that they assisted Mukti Bahini against Pakistan but our Foreign Office remained tight lipped on this issue which is highly disappointing.

Commenting on deaths due to heat wave in Sindh, the PTI leader said that people of Sindh are feeling neglected. More than 1000 people of Sindh died in the heat wave and neither PPP nor federal minister visited them.

“Instead of going to people they are flying to Dubai and Federal Govt is also focusing on Punjab and neglected people of Sindh,” Qureshi said.