The way we roll

This refers to the editorial, ‘The Altaf story’ (June 5). Can you really blame MQM party workers for not believing that the UK police are totally independent and that even the British prime minister cannot order the transfer or dismissal of a lowly police constable? 

They probably think the Pakistan government has great influence on the British government and can persuade it to withdraw the case against their leader. They have seen such things happening in this country, so it’s only natural for them to believe that pressure of ‘dharnas’ (sit-ins) will have the desired effect. 

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in The News, June 8, 2014