Saturday Mar 05, 2016
LONDON: Former interior minister and PPP leader Rehman Malik on Saturday rejected Mustafa Kamal's allegations terming the use of his name a ploy to gain 'cheap publicity'.
Speaking to journalists, Maliks said Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan accompanied him during his meetings with Altaf Hussain and he always sought permission of Asif Ali Zardari before the meetings.
“My name was used for cheap publicity. British government didn’t send me any letter about Imran Farooq murder case,” he said.
He also denied dictating press statements for the MQM after his meetings with Altaf Hussain.
Rehman Malik said he never heard of MQM’s alleged links with Indian intelligence during his stint as interior minister of Pakistan.
He also rejected the impression that Asif Ali Zardari postponed his scheduled press conference in New York on Thursday due to Mustafa Kamal's media talk.
Rehman Malik said his name is used to exaggerate news and Mustafa Kamal also succeeded in doing so.
Note: An earlier version of this story was published with a typographical error in the headline, the error is regretted.