JournalismPakistan.com June 24, 2015
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) termed a BBC report alleging the party received funds from India as ‘another table story’ and vowed to consider legal option against the news organization.
BBC’s veteran reporter Owen Bennett-Jones filed the story, “Pakistan’s MQM ‘received Indian funding’,” Wednesday wherein he claimed the party has been receiving funds from India to run its operations in Karachi.
Addressing a press conference, MQM member Wasay Jalil denied accusations in the report and criticized the reporter for filing ‘table stories’ against his party.
He said the party’s legal wizards have been considering suing the media house for publishing this baseless story.
Jalil said that Owen Bennett-Jones is like another reporter of Daily Ummat that has been publishing stories only against MQM.
MQM Senator Nasreen Jalil said Owen Bennett-Jones prejudice against the MQM is not hidden from anyone; therefore people should not pay heed to the baseless report.
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