Playing the big gun in Karachi has always been associated with Altaf Hussain the leader of MQM. People and media would sit in silence and listen to all that he would say without raising an eyebrow. The practice had been going on for years until the recent statement that enraged the public beyond his (Altaf) belief. The statement to separate Karachi from Pakistan has not only enraged the people of Karachi, but the entire nation.
A short while after Altaf Hussain spoke of such venom in his speech the media and public had a frenzy. People living abroad took the initiative and started lodging complaints about him to the British Police who are now claiming to look into the matter deeply. A recent statement by the British High Commissioner in Pakistan Adam Thomson has confirmed that the UK police have received thousands of calls from people lodging complaints about the MQM leader, and he also stated that Pakistani government should take serious action against it.