ISLAMABAD/LONDON: To pursue the money laundering case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London chief Altaf Hussain, Pakistan has hired services of a British lawyer, reported Geo News.
An official confirmed that an agreement was signed with British lawyer Toby Cadman weeks ago to pursue the money-laundering case against the MQM-London chief.
The London-based lawyer is expected to prove instrumental in gathering fresh evidence for Scotland Yard and the UK Crown Prosecution Service relating to money-laundering cases against Altaf.
The official further informed that the lawyer will represent Pakistan in three MQM-related cases in the UK including the money laundering, hate speech, and Imran Farooq murder cases.
British investigative agency Scotland Yard had dropped its investigations into the case in October 2016.
Back in 2012, Scotland Yard raided MQM-London’s Secretariat along with Altaf Hussain’s residence recovering money in cash after which the money laundering investigation against Altaf Hussain and MQM-London members began.
Due to lack of evidence, however, the police were forced bring their investigation to a close.
On the request of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) a money laundering case was lodged against Altaf. According to the case the crime has taken place in Britain and in Pakistan.