LONDON Exiled Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain, leader of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), was arrested in London on Tuesday, a spokesman for the party said.
Police have said a 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during an early morning raid on a house in northwest London but have declined to confirm his identity.
A police spokesman said special operations officers were continuing to search the property and that no further details were available.
A spokesman at the MQM headquarters in north London confirmed Hussain had been arrested and said the party would release more details at a news conference in Karachi shortly.
(Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Stephen Addison)