June 3, 2014 / 10:47 AM / in 4 years

Pakistan's exiled MQM leader Hussain arrested in London: party spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - 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

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