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Altaf Hussain

Politician
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Net worth 2018: $55.6 Million
Residence: Karachi
Country: Pakistani
BirthDay: 17 September 1953
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.66 m
Education: University of Karachi, Islamia Science College
BIOGRAPHY

Altaf Hussain was bornon 17 September 1953 in Karachi, Pakistani, is Politician. Altaf Hussain is a famous exiled Pakistani politician who currently lives in Britain. Hussain's large and extended family was amongst the millionsof Indian citizens who emigrated to the newly formed Pakistan, collectively referred to as Muhajir. After he finished his university degrees and spent a year working as a trainee, he entered politics, determined to advocate for his fellow Muhajirs, who felt cheated and left out from important roles in the government. Following the creation of his own Muhajir political party, Hussain soon fell afoul of the divisive and often violent political situation in his homeland, and hundreds of his fellow party members died in clashes with government forces. Eventually forced to flee to Great Britain, he has retained political control of his party and home city, back in Pakistan. Despite being exiled for more than 20 years, he continues to play a dominant role in his home nation's politics via telephonic addresses to large rallies. Following serious criminal accusations and allegations of connections to terrorism, he has been arrested numerous times. As his home country of Pakistan struggles to find its democratic footing, Hussain remains a divisive figure, the beloved hero of the Muhajir community and the avowed enemy of much of the ruling elite

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$55.6 Million

TIMELINE
2014

On June 3, 2014 Hussain was arrested by British police on a second charge of money laundering

2013

On July 3, 2013, he was arrested by British police and charged with money laundering and hate speech

2011

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, he contacted British PM Tony Blair and offered his help in defeating the Taliban

2009

In 2009, 72 criminal cases against himin Pakistan, including 31 allegations of murder, were dropped following legislation to promote national reconciliation

2000

On September 17, 2000, this famous politician stated that the partition of India and Pakistan was the "biggest blunder in the history of mankind

1997

This was later renamed the ‘MuttahidaQaumi Movement’ in 1997

1995

In 1995, politically-motivated fighting led to the death of his brother Nasir and his nephew Arif and their deaths were blamed on the government

1992

In 1992, the government began 'Operation Clean-Up' and sent the military into Karachi, arresting or killing hundreds of members of the MQM

1988

In 1988, MQM and Hussain participated in the national elections and the party won enough seats to be included in the ruling coalition

1987

In 1987, Hussain and other MQM members were arrested and he was not released until 1988

1986

Hussain was arrested following a political demonstration but the charges were later dropped, in 1986

1984

Hussain founded and has led the MQM political party since March 18, 1984

1979

In 1979, he graduated from the ‘University of Karachi’ with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree

1978

During his final year at the ‘University of Karachi’, in 1978, Hussain was arrested after protesting for the return of Pakistanis and was sentenced to nine months imprisonment and five strokes of the whip

1974

He then attended the ‘Islamia Science College’, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor in Science

1960

In the late 1960s, his family relocated from Karachi to Azizabad, where he attended the ‘Government Boys Secondary School’

1953

Altaf Hussain was born on September 17, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan

1947

His family was originally from India but emigrated to Pakistan following independence from Great Britain in 1947

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