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Imran Farooq murder: Scotland Yard team reaches Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The team of Scotland Yard has arrived in Pakistan to record statements of suspects in Imran Farooq murder case and broaden scope of the investigation in money laundering case against MQM chief Altaf Hussain, ARY News reported Friday.

According to ARY News bureau chief in Islamabad Sabir Shakir, the UK Police team has landed in Pakistan and expected to grill three suspects in Imran Farooq murder case – Moazzam Ali, Mohsin and Kashif.

Mohsin and Kashif – suspects in Imran Farooq murder case.

Read: Moazzam names ‘big fish’ in Imran Farooq murder case

Besides, the team will also record statement of Saulat Mirza who made startling revelations against MQM chief Altaf Hussain. Mirza had alleged that he used to get directions from London-based chief for different tasks.

Related read: Saulat Mirza makes startling revelations against MQM

The Scotland Yard team is being facilitated by the Ministry of Interior.

Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan is in contacts with British High commissioner as part of their joint strategy on counter terrorism.


Scotland Yard team reaches Pakistan

Background

Imran Farooq, 50, a founding member of the MQM, was stabbed and beaten to death in Edgware, northwest London, as he returned home from work on September 16, 2010.

The two men UK police want to trace are both Pakistani nationals who left Britain in the hours after the murder.

The two men police want to trace are both Pakistani nationals who left Britain in the hours after the murder. At that time in a statement, Scotland Yard police said they are looking for 29-year-old Mohsin Ali Syed, who was in Britain from February 2010.

They also want to speak to Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran, 34, who was in Britain from early September 2010.

Imran Farooq claimed asylum in Britain in 1999. He had twice been elected as a lawmaker in Pakistan but went into hiding in 1992 when the government ordered a military crackdown against MQM activists in Karachi.

 

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