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.