MQM linked to ‘dozens of UK bank accounts’
According to a British media report, latest Scotland Yard documents have listed more than 70 MQM-related bank accounts in London with at least 26 in the name of the party chief Altaf Hussain.
However, it is yet to ascertain how many of the listed bank accounts are still operational.
Waiting to hear if they face money-laundering charges, MQM officials have dismissed Scotland Yard’s claims about the bank accounts as unfounded.
As the British Crown Prosecution Service makes further inquiries into the matter; they have also been considering whether top MQM leadership should be charged with money-laundering offences.
“The investigation continues and any further relevant information would be discussed with the CPS,” said a Scotland Yard spokesperson.
Recently, a six-member team of the Scotland Yard was in Pakistan seeking cooperation in the alleged money-laundering case.
Police in Britain have been busy investigating the UK-based Pakistani political party for many years now.
The pace of their probe picked up noticeably after an April meeting between the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, and UK Home Secretary Theresa May in London.
The latest Scotland Yard documents have already been exchanged with Pakistan’s Federal Investigations Agency (FIA) as part of a UK’s request for help in the case from their Pakistani counterparts.
Scotland Yard has not made any comment on the revealed documents at the moment.