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FIA seeks MQM founder’s arrest, extradition through Interpol

The Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) on Friday requested the Interior Ministry to issue red warrants of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain to bring him back to the country through Interpol in connection with the Imran Farooq murder case.

According to sources, if the ministry approves this request, Pakistan would contact Interpol to bring Altaf Hussain back to the country. However, a final call in this regard would be made by Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar.

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

Farooq was a close confidant of MQM founder Altaf Hussain and a senior party leader when he fled the country in 1992.

He was living in North London after claiming political asylum and had reportedly later become an inactive member of the party, which has also recently been the focus of a money laundering investigation in the UK.

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One Comment;

  1. S.R.H. Hashmi said:

    Doesn't the govt have anything better to do than to waste time and money chasing Altaf Hussain who has become irrelevant to Pakistani politics, for a crime committed on British soil years back, and which case the British authorities – with a better reputation – are handling already. However, it could provide some fun and entertainment and perhaps an opportunity to try to finish off MQM Pakistan or at least prove very useful in further media-trial of the party.

    Come to think of it, Uzair Baloch, who was brought back after hectic activity, has just been sitting pretty in the prison and according to some reports, running his operations from inside the 'facility'. Maybe he is not being taken to court because he may have threatened to name names. After all, a Peoples Party interior minister – with a proud boast of issuing 300,000 arms licences, and not just for celebratory firing at weddings – and some top party officials and members were seen to be associating closely with Uzair Baloch, which is putting it mildly.


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