Dr Imran Farooq's Murder Facilitator Arrested - Chaudhry Nisar
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar confirmed arrest of the facilitator in Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq from Karachi.
The interior minister addressing the media in Islamabad said, “The man responsible for arranging visas, tickets and stay in England of the two suspected killers of Dr Imran Farooq has been arrested.”
Nisar added the suspect will be presented to a court in Karachi on Tuesday. However, the interior minister refrained from divulging in any further details and identity of the arrested.
Sources, though, revealed that the suspect is identified as Karachi-based businessman Muazzam Ali Khan, of Comnet Enterprises arrested late Saturday Night from the vicinity of Nine Zero. The suspect was identified and have been on the wanted list for a long time, par documents received by the government from Scotland Yard investigating into the case. The suspect was arrested by Rangers late saturday night in a raid near the vicinity of Nine Zero.
Muazzam Ali is believed to have endorsed the suspects’ UK visa applications and was in regular contact with Iftikhar Hussain, arrested by UK authorities, throughout 2010.
The interior minister once again clarified the investigation in the MQM leader’s case are “not politically motivated.”
“The investigations are being carried out because those responsible need to be brought to justice,” he added.
Claiming that progress is increasingly being made in the leader’s murder case, Nisar said the government will form a joint investigation team to probe the killing in the next two days.
“There are international repercussions of this case so they will be a part of the JIT as well.”
Nisar further said, “For the past year, Imran Farooq murder case was not only a test for UK but also a test for Pakistan.”
“We shared information with British government and Scotland Yard,” the interior minister said, adding the exchange of information led to progress in investigations.
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