MQM Money Laundering Case | Sarfaraz Merchant in Pakistan to Handover Docs to FIA
Sarfaraz Merchant arrived in Pakistan on Monday to testify before a committee investigating allegations of Indian funding to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
Merchant is expected to handover documents to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) related to the money laundering case against Altaf Hussain.
Merchant, one of the suspects in the case involving senior MQM leaders, said Scotland Yard in London had seized several lists of weapons during raids at Altaf’s residence.
On March 13, the FIA had contacted former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal and Merchant, seeking cooperation to probe allegations against the MQM leadership.
Subsequently, the FIA formed an investigation committee before formally approaching Merchant to record his statement.
Initially, the businessman was reluctant to arrive in the country because he had some reservations, including the ‘language’ used in the FIA summons, and the agency’s lack of experience to investigate the case.
At this, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had directed FIA to address the reservations.
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