Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

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One of the most divisive and feared figures in Pakistan was arrested in London on Tuesday, his party said, sparking fears of a violent backlash in Pakistan and sending the country’s biggest city into lockdown.Altaf Hussain, who is wanted at home in relation to a murder case, has lived in London in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s.Known for his fiery addresses to his supporters in Karachi though a loudspeaker connected to a telephone, Hussain effectively controls the violent port city of Karachi from his headquarters in a north London suburb.British police said a 60-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during an early morning raid on a house in northwest London but declined to confirm his identity. Special operations officers were searching the property.

For full report read …… http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/us-pakistan-britain-arrests-idUSKBN0EE0W320140603

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