MQM founder pleads not guilty to encouraging terror in Skype hearing

2 LONDON: The founder and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has pleaded not guilty to encouraging terrorism in a speech to his supporters in 2016 in Karachi from his London home. Altaf Hussain, 66, has been accused by the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) of inciting terrorism and falling foul of British terror law over his speech to an MQM gathering in Karachi on August 22, 2016, from his Edgware base.