- Party workers are accused of depositing significant amounts of funds for the MQM’s charity wing, the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF)
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday issued notices to 726 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers over money-laundering investigations, according to reports.
The Counter-Terrorism Wing of the FIA sent the notices detailing instructions to contact the Islamabad head office of the agency over the matter, reports further suggest.
The party workers who have been sent notices work at different positions within the party.
They are accused of depositing significant amounts of funds for the party’s charity wing, the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF).
On Friday, the agency obtained non-bailable arrest warrants for Babar Ghauri, Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, Ahmed Ali and Arshad Vohra in relation to a money laundering case.
The arrest warrants were issued by an anti-terrorism court in Karachi.
According to FIA, the four individuals, all of whom are currently or were previously associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were issued notices repeatedly but had failed to appear for investigation.
Reports suggest the four individuals in question have been ordered to appear before the agency on November 12.
A money laundering case was registered against the MQM leader and the party’s charity wing Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) in Karachi in 2017 but the case was then transferred to the Counter-Terrorism Wing of the FIA in Islamabad.