Karachi Ruling Party Disowns London-Based Chief After Violence

  • Security forces detain MQM leaders, seal offices in the city
  • One killed after party supporters attacked television station

To go with Pakistan-Britain-Politics-MQM-Hussain,FOCUS by Ashraf KHAN Kashif Ahmed Shaikh , a supporter of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), gestures with a photograph of MQM party leader Altaf Hussain.

Photographer: Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images

The Pakistan political party that runs Karachi said it would operate independently of its London-based chief after he made a speech that sparked deadly clashes in the financial capital and a security clampdown on the group’s offices.

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