Imran Farooq

FIA registers case against Altaf Hussain for involvement in Dr Imran Farooq’s murder

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered on Saturday a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and other party leaders for alleged involvement in the murder of former party leader Dr Imran Farooq.

Among others nominated in the case are MQM senior leader Mohammad Anwar, Iftikhar Hussain, who is said to be a close aide of the MQM chief, and suspects Muazzam Ali Khan, Kashif Khan Kamran, Mohsin Ali Syed and Khalid Shamim.

The case was filed by Federal Investigation Authority’s (FIA) counter-terrorism wing in Islamabad under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

The development comes days after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced that the FIR of the Dr. Imran Farooq murder case would be registered in Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Nisar said MQM leader Imran Farooq was a Pakistani national and it was the responsibility of the state of Pakistan to bring his killers to court. He said all evidence and investigations concerning the high-profile murder case had been exchanged with Scotland Yard and that, after the registration of the FIR, it would be decided how to extend the investigation process to other facilitators.

Web Monitoring Desk


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